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Anti-Racism Organizing in the Suburbs (AROS) Project Coordinator

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Community Change, Inc.


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Published 29 days ago

March 15, 2021
March 4, 2021
$37,000 - $41,000

Community Change Inc (CCI) is a 52 year old Boston based anti-racism organization. CCI was founded in 1968 after the release of the Kerner Commisson report that explicitly named the racial unrest of that time as a “white problem.” 

Community Change Inc. promotes racial justice and equity by challenging systemic racism and acting as a catalyst for anti-racist learning and action. We do this through our two signature programs, the Anti Racism Organizing in the Suburbs (AROS) project. This project is rooted in the critical mass of suburban and rural people who want to take collective action to dismantle white supremacy. The project’s goal is to help white people in Boston and Northern New England take action to dismantle white supremacy and participate in the larger struggle for collective liberation. We do this through twice yearly symposiums gatherings, community organizing and beloved community and support. 

The Racial Healing Project (RHP) is CCI’s newest program, it builds off of CCI’s long tradition of organizing White folx in support of progressive, community-based BIPOC organizations. Specifically, this new iteration in CCI’s work integrates lessons learned from Relational Uprising’s approach to developing relational organizing cultures, Leftroots’ approach to political education, and Wealth Reclamation Academy of Practitioner’s (WRAP) resource mobilization, and our own storied history of anti-racist political education.

In addition to our two core programs, CCI is a program partner and fiscal sponsor to the following grassroots groups: Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)- Boston, White People Challenging Racism: Moving From Talk to Action, and the Boston Knapsack Anti Racism Group. 

CCI is seeking an experienced organizer to coordinate the AROS project in Maine and in MA. Due to the global pandemic, we are working remotely at this time, and do not plan to return to our Boston based office unil it is safe to do so. 

The AROS Project Coordinator will be responsible for managing two regional AROS events per year, as well as bimonthly Zoom gatherings.   Regional events are planned with a team of volunteers. Your primary role is to inspire their leadership and sustain their commitment during the planning process, and provide follow up support after each symposium. The Project Coordinator integrates community building and anti-racist activities into the planning process to ensure the team increases their own anti-racist skills and minimize race and class privilege. The Project Coordinator also works with the Executive Director and Program Director to ensure integration between the AROS project and other CCI programming. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Recruitment, staffing and coordinating of volunteer and institutional partners for regional conferences
  • Creation of all AROS outreach materials 
  • Development of outreach strategies for volunteer team conferences and events
  • Liaison between CCI support staff for registration
  • Development of agendas for volunteer planning team 
  • Staffing and scheduling of all planning team meetings 
  • Creation of subcommittee team’s role and responsibilities 
  • Staffing all subcommittee meetings (program, outreach, fundraising logistics)  
  • Draft the direct fundraising appeals to individual, business, and foundation donors
  • Create draft budgets, seek ED approval, monitor the budget and provide updates to team and ED
  • Managing the overall logistics and volunteers on day of event 
  • Creates all correspondence related to AROS events
  • Liaison between CCI and partner organizations
  • Plan and manage biweekly planning meetings with facilitators 
  • Document attendance and each sessions agenda 
  • Maintains communication between sessions with participants
  • Provide follow up support to community participants  

Candiates must have a demonstrated track record in community organizing, and partnering with BIPOC communities, as well as working with rural and suburban communities.  A solid race and class analysis is a must. Candidates must be knowledgeable in using Google Docs and other related Google products, Constant Contact, Saleforce, Network for Good (to set up event ticket sales) Zoom and social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for promoting events. 


The position is 25-32 hours a week and the salary range is $37,000-41,000.00 with paid time off.


Community Change Inc (CCI) is a 52 year old Boston based anti-racism organization. CCI was founded in 1968 after the release of the Kerner Commisson report that explicitly named the racial unrest of that time as a “white problem.” 

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Benefits

4 weeks paid time off, no health insurance at this time.

4 weeks paid time off, no health insurance at this time.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
2 Oliver Street, #802, Boston, MA 02109

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