Search

Job

Community Activator

Posted by
Growing Home, Inc.
|
Westminster, CO

Growing Home, Inc.


New
|
Published 18 days ago

December 1, 2020
November 27, 2020
$37,440 - $41,600$18-20/hour

Position/Title: Community Activator

Position Type: Nonexempt / FTE

Reports To: Advocacy and Community Organizing Manager

 

Growing Home is dedicated to creating a thriving and equitable north metro Denver – one family at a time. Our participant-centered approach to strengthening families, nurturing children, and connecting community fills a critical gap for families and children who are experiencing immediate and long-term barriers to stability and success. Through evidenced-based programs, we improve outcomes for children, their parents, and their community. Our model makes us a leader in the two-generation approach to poverty alleviation and community equity.

 

Mission: To guide children and their families on the path to a brighter future.

 

Vision: We envision our community working together so that all children and their families have a place to call home, food on the table, and the opportunity to pursue their dreams. 

 

Core Values: Respect, Effectiveness, Learning, Collaborative Leadership, Professionalism, and Inclusiveness.

 

General Purpose: 

The Community Activator is a critical member of the Connecting Community team which focuses on engaging families, volunteers, and participant leaders from all walks of life to share in the responsibility of solving community problems, with a particular focus on housing justice, food justice, and education. The Community Activator will implement community organizing and community engagement efforts, engaging and growing a grassroots base of community members who are directly impacted by systemic inequities. He/she/they will work to build relationships and trust within the community, facilitate community engagement activities, and lead community organizing activities that build and mobilize community power, all with the intent to create a pipeline of leadership and engagement at Growing Home.

 

Responsibilities:

Community Engagement

·      Utilize an asset-based community development approach to support community projects, including but not limited to a community garden and Generation Wild, a collaborative project with the City of Westminster to supports student access to outdoor activities

·      Build and maintain trustworthy relationships with Growing Home participants

·      Train and support community leaders to create the structures and skills needed to operate effectively as a team (e.g., developing clear roles, decision making process, agenda setting, presentation skills)

·      Coordinate the participation of community leaders in trainings, meetings, and other activities

·      Facilitate access to information for community members to determine how they want to engage in upcoming projects

·      Identify and address barriers to community engagement at Growing Home

·      Collaborate with the City of Westminster in carrying out Generation Wild project activities

 

Community Organizing

·      Meet individually and in groups with Growing Home community members to develop relationships, understand their concerns, and provide coaching

·      Recruit, support, and retain a diverse community of people who are interested in growing their leadership skills and leveraging their collective power to improve conditions for themselves and their neighbors

·      Collaborate with Advocacy and Community Organizing Manager to mobilize community members towards collective action and civic engagement in community-led mission-focused projects and campaigns

·      Plan, facilitate, and coordinate logistics of meetings with community leaders

·      Stay apprised of and leverage external expertise and other community initiatives aligned with Growing Home’s community organizing work

 

Participant-Centered Approach

·      Support Growing Home’s efforts to integrate participant-centered approaches throughout the organization, working with staff across the agency to connect direct services to community organizing and advocacy

·      Actively participate in Growing Home’s Advocacy and Program Advisory Committees

 

Advocacy

·      Stay current on emerging policy issues impacting Growing Home’s community and work, particularly as they directly affect Growing Home participants

·      Stay appraised of advocacy opportunities that emerge from community members

·      Support community leaders to network with partner organizations in and beyond their community

 

Evaluation

·      Collaborate with appropriate staff to evaluate the effectiveness of community leadership, engagement, and organizing efforts

·      Ensure administrative tasks are carried out in a timely manner, including data and incentive tracking, record keeping, and timely communications

·      Use participatory methods to document learning and development of community leaders

·      Compile quantitative and qualitative reports for Growing Home, partners, and funders as needed

 

Job Qualifications:

·        Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and oral)

·        Intense passion for social justice and equity

·        Knowledge of the socioeconomic characteristics and needs of the north metro Denver community, including Adams County and Westminster

·        Strong communication, networking, and listening skills

·        Experience planning and facilitating meetings and community gatherings

·        Experience developing grassroots leadership, including a demonstrated commitment to recognizing community members’ knowledge/power and an ability to create cohesiveness and effectiveness among a multi-class, multi-generational, and multi-ethnic community

·        Experience in coalition building and community mobilization

·        Experience working in service provision or an interest in nonprofit organizational development

·        Work effectively in an environment with diverse cultures, multiple perspectives, and competing needs

·        Proficient with MS Office (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook)


Hours of Work & Location:

·      Hours of Work: This position is full-time, 40 hours a week. Work will generally be completed Monday-Friday, between 9am-5:30pm, with some evenings and weekends required

·      Location: Work will be performed out in the community and at Growing Home offices.  

Position/Title: Community Activator

Position Type: Nonexempt / FTE

Reports To: Advocacy and Community Organizing Manager

 

Growing Home is dedicated to creating a thriving and equitable north metro Denver – one family at a time. Our…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Salary and Benefits:

·      $18-20/hour

·      Health insurance

·      Company paid life insurance

·      Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays

·      Optional 403(b) plan with 5% match after 1 year

·      Professional growth and development opportunities

·      Employee wellness program

Salary and Benefits:

·      $18-20/hour

·      Health insurance

·      Company paid life insurance

·      Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays

·      Optional 403(b) plan with 5% match after 1 year

·      Professional…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and oral)

Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and oral)

Location

3489 West 72nd Avenue, Suite 112, Westminster, CO 80030

How to Apply

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with Community Activator in the subject line. No walk-ins please.

Growing Home is committed to an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@growinghome.org with Community Activator in the subject line. No walk-ins please.

Growing Home is committed to an inclusive…

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.