Family Organizer

Job Type

Full Time

Published

08/06/2018

Start Date

09/17/2018

Application Deadline

09/07/2018

Address

Bronx
New York
United States

Description

Family Organizer


South Bronx Rising Together is a cradle to career pipeline partnership to improve local schools, engage parents, bring resources to the community, and ensure children are on a pathway to college and career success. To be successful, the initiative will mobilize any and all actors in the South Bronx with a stake in student success to help achieve large-scale social change through shared goals and accountability. This will include residents, schools, community based organizations, health providers, colleges, housing developers, employers, and others.


Phipps Neighborhoods helps children, youth, and families in low-income communities rise above poverty. We work in South Bronx neighborhoods where we can address the greatest barriers to lasting success through education and career programs, and access to community resources. We’re dedicated to our neighborhoods for the long term, supporting individuals and families as they establish self-sufficiency. Our services create opportunities for people to thrive in every aspect of their lives.

 

Position Description: Family Organizer


South Bronx Rising Together is seeking a Family Organizer to lead the development of a “South Bronx Playgroup.” The Organizer will engage dozens of CD3 parents of young children in a network that would boost social support, expose parents and their young children to high quality educational experiences across the city, and create a trusted influence pathway to share information about early childhood development. The Organizer also will manage the Family Reading Room at Phipps Neighborhood’s Crotona Park West (CPW) site. The Family Organizer will report to the Crotona Park West Community Life Manager, with duties also assigned by the South Bronx Rising Together (SBRT) Early Learning System Manager. This will be a full-time role, based at Phipps Neighborhoods.


Responsibilities


As a member of CPW & SBRT, the Full-time Family Organizer will have the following responsibilities:


  •    Planning and presenting weekly events including story times, parent workshops, trips and summer reading programs for the Family Reading Room (FRR) at Phipps Neighborhood’s Crotona Park West (CPW) location (some evening and weekend events required)
  • Ceating partnerships with local daycares to provide them with weekly story time visits
  • Creating daily activities for families that attend the FRR
  • Maintaining a culturally diverse inventory of books in FRR, through purchasing, donations, and other sources
  • Creating displays, outreach materials, and social media presence for the Reading Room
  •     Extensive outreach to CPW residents to encourage participation in workshops, community events, and other programming (some evening and weekend events required)
  •      Completing monthly book orders and close outs via Yardi
  •      Working with the CPW Resident Service office to assist parents (as needed)
  •      Helping to develop fundraisers and find grant opportunities to purchase children’s materials
  •      Maintaining our Reach Out & Read Program
  •     Develop and cultivate relationships with community stakeholders, including leaders in education, business, faith, nonprofit, philanthropic and civic sectors
  •      Lead the strategy for outreach and engagement to families of young children (0-5) in Community District 3 (CD3), to encourage participation in workshops, community events and other programming throughout the community (Some evening and weekend events required
  •      Develop a robust monthly calendar of activities to promote, health, school and career success and civic engagement in CD3
  •     Collaborate with the SBRT Early Learning System Manager to design and implement playgroups in CD3

 

Qualifications/Experience: 


  •  Experience with community-based and neighborhood-based initiatives
  • Positive experience working with young children and/or parents and caregivers of young children
  •   Flexibility to respond to emerging needs
  •  Ability to cultivate productive partnerships and organize events
  • Associates Degree or some college
  • 3+ years of experience in early childhood education, parenting education or related subject
  • The candidate must have strong administrative and communication skills
  • Positive experience working with young children and/or parents and caregivers of young children
  • Familiarity with schools and social services in NYC, Bronx experience preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)


Salary: Commensurate with experience.


To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter with “SBRT Family Organizer” in the subject line to: sgordon@phippsny.org No phone calls, please.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in English/Spanish

Professional Level

Managerial

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

sgordon@phippsny.org
http://www.risingtogether.org

To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter with “SBRT Family Organizer” in the subject line to: sgordon@phippsny.org No phone calls, please.


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