Community Campaign Coordinator


Job Type

Part Time

Salary

Details: $30/hr

Published:

04/13/2018

Address

3219 Pierce Street
Richmond
California
94804
United States

Description

 

ORGANIZATION

Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976 with the mission to “promote the healthy development of individuals and families, encourage service and volunteerism, and help build community.”


Engaging Community in Advocacy and Policy (ECAP) is a division of BACR that facilitates community-based public health policy advocacy throughout the Bay Area. Campaigns include: increasing awareness and educating decision-makers on policies to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, reducing youth access to tobacco, reducing youth alcohol and other drug access, and increasing access to and availability of healthy foods through policies, systems and environmental change work. 


INITIATIVE

Today’s food landscape — composed predominantly of retail options and media marketing — plays a large role in determining what people purchase and eat. In-store marketing and favorable product placements heavily promote salty snacks and sugar sweetened beverages. The rise of cheap, ready to eat products high in fat, sugar, salt, and calories contribute to health issues including cavities, heart disease, and diabetes. Research in neighboring communities suggests opportunities for promoting healthy items where consumers shop, beginning with the checkout aisles. Supporting healthy food environments is an essential to public health.


DESCRIPTION

The Community Campaign Coordinator is responsible for developing grassroots capacity and empowerment of a diverse group of transitional aged youth to advocate for a healthy retail ordinance to improve the health and quality of life of Berkeley residents.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement an outreach plan to recruit six Berkeley youth and young adults
  • Develop and manage a schedule to complete weekly trainings to increase youth advocates’ specific skills for implementation of scope of work
  • Implement all activities in the scope of work including conducting community assessments, analyzing findings, conducing a strategy chart session, choosing an action and developing, implementing, and maintaining the action plan.
  • Participate in county coalition meetings and other stakeholder meetings
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders, including other service providers, community leaders, client groups, government and civic organizations and coalitions.
  • Maintain project documentation


QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will have a mix of the following experiences and background:

·        Demonstrated experience working with policy-makers and community stakeholders and/or transition aged youth to promote policy change; experience in public health and/or nutrition education or policy is highly desirable.

·        Experience engaging and mobilizing community members, with demonstrated experience using an asset-based approach

·        Cultural competency and substantial experience working with diverse communities; ability to be flexible and positive in working with people and organizations with different backgrounds and viewpoints

·        Excellent communication and organizational skills, confidence in public speaking, and ability to balance competing demands.

·        Ability to acquire deep substantive understanding of subject areas including grassroots campaigning, direct action organizing, and relevant issues affecting public health in diverse communities

·        Spanish – English Bi-lingual preferred

·        Knowledge of PowerPoint and social media platforms helpful

·        Ability to start immediately is a plus


COMPENSATION AND HOURS

·        Start date: May 1, 2018

·        This is a 30% time paid position (10-14 hours per week) with flexible hours

·        Compensation is $30/hr


JOIN OUR TEAM!

·        Send cover letter and resume to Ali Wohlgemuth, alison.wohlgemuth@bacr.org

·        No phone calls please

Level of Language Proficiency

·        Spanish – English Bi-lingual preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

alison.wohlgemuth@bacr.org

Email resume and cover letter. No phone calls please!


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