Details: Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
1055 Wilshire Blvd.
The Partnership is looking for a Manager of Organizing & Advocacy who will be responsible for leading our community organizing strategy in support of greater equity in our education system. As a member of the policy team reporting to the Director of Policy & Planning, this position will align with and support the Partnership’s policy and system change objectives through community organizing & advocacy. In practice, this will mean organizing, training and supporting parent leaders from Partnership schools to be advocates for their children’s education at the school, system and policy level. Working through the Partnership’s Parent College, Family Action Teams, school community representatives and community partners, the Manager of Organizing & Advocacy will organize parent leaders who will successfully advocate for positive change in the education system. In addition, the Manager will support the Partnership’s systems change objectives through research, policy analysis and strategy.
The Manager of Organizing & Advocacy’s key responsibilities include the following areas and may change based on the needs of the organization and schools we serve.
- Develop and implement our organizing strategy, including identifying and organizing opportunities and actions at the neighborhood, district and (occasionally) state level.
- Plan, develop, and deliver Parent College advocacy curriculum and other trainings for parents on topics including the public education system, leadership, organizing and policy.
- Build capacity and coach school community representatives and parent leaders to strengthen parent leadership and advocacy.
- Organize parent advisory board to advise the Partnership’s CEO.
- Build and maintain strategic partnerships with local officials and community partners.
- Oversee organizing team
- Conduct policy analysis, research external campaigns to support and participate in systems change steering team.
- Other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Strong belief in the Partnership’s mission, approach, and core values.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
- 3-4 years of professional experience in education, community organizing, advocacy and/or social service.
- Knowledge of public education systems and policies.
- Experience working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment; adaptable when managing multiple shifting priorities; ease at managing competing demands and determining priorities independently.
- Comfort and experience with developing and leading trainings and professional development for adult learners.
- Strong project management experience, adhering to deadlines/budgets and ensuring deliverables are met with excellence.
- A demonstrated ability and willingness to work in a dynamic and diverse team environment.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to clearly communicate complex ideas with a wide range of stakeholders (parents, teachers, staff, community leaders, and others).
- Experience using data and research to track work, frame issues, and drive future advocacy.
- Reflective, life-long learner.
- Hold a valid California driver’s license.
- Availability to work some evenings and Saturdays during program year.
- Bilingual in Spanish is strongly preferred.
- Experience working in one of the three communities we serve (Boyle Heights, South LA and Watts) strongly preferred.
The Partnership offers a competitive benefits package, including health, vision and dental insurance and a 403(b) retirement program.
Minimum Education Required