Community Organizer


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

05/11/2018

Address

2770 Third Avenue
1st Floor
Bronx
New York
10455
United States

Description

About Masa

Masais a community-based organization dedicated to partnering with Mexican and Latino immigrant children, youth, and families to develop strong learners and leaders who fully contribute to the broader community. We offer a broad range of educational, leadership, and advocacy programs.


We are seeking a Community Organizer to partner with our parent organizing group, Masa Parents in Action, to advance our local campaign, build our base, develop parent leadership, and collaborate with partner organizations to build parent power. 


About the Parent Organizer

Masa seeks a Community Organizer to drive our parent organizing work in District 7. The right person for this job will be excited about cultivating leadership with a group of dedicated immigrant parent leaders, have deep knowledge of education (preferably in the Bronx), and proven organizing experience. Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting Masa Parents in Action, including building community among members, co-planning and co-facilitating meetings, supporting the development of campaign strategy, and providing ongoing training to this group of core parent leaders
  • Providing individualized support to parents to ensure their continued leadership development, with special attention to varied educational backgrounds, interests, and strengths
  • Implementing a base-building strategy to identify and cultivate prospective parent members, including conducting outreach events in the community, such as workshops and trainings
  • Designing and conducting parent leadership and political education trainings tailored to the interests of the parent community
  • Mobilizing members for demonstrations, rallies, and forums
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with educators, allies, community members, and coalition partners, including coordinating support for actions with other partner organizations citywide
  • Attending coalition meetings and providing strategic input for citywide campaigns that reflects the needs and interests of the Masa community
  • Facilitating and supporting the relationship between the Masa Parent in Action community and other partner organizations, community leaders, and government officials 
  • Implementing a media and social media strategy to support community organizing work
  • Supporting fundraising efforts depending on skills and experience 
  • Ongoing assessment of community interests and needs to inform local campaign development


The right candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Fully bilingual in Spanish and English
  • At least two years of parent organizing experience, including proven track record in base-building, leadership development, and campaign development; deeply committed to supporting parent-led work
  • Deep knowledge of and experience with immigrant communities
  • Knowledge of the NYC public school system, especially District 7
  • Skilled project manager comfortable working independently
  • Ability to manage multiple projects on differing timelines
  • Ability to effectively supervise organizing interns
  • Strong group facilitation skills
  • Good writing and public speaking skills in both English and Spanish
  • Comfortable using social media and media strategies to support campaign work


Work schedule will include evenings and weekends. Salary is commensurate with experience.


To apply

Send cover letter and résumé to jobs@masany.orgDO NOT APPLY FOR THIS JOB IF YOU ARE NOT FULLY BILINGUAL IN SPANISH.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Spanish/English oral/written critical

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

jobs@masany.org

Send cover letter and résumé to jobs@masany.orgDO NOT APPLY FOR THIS JOB IF YOU ARE NOT FULLY BILINGUAL IN SPANISH.


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