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Coalition Organizer

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Urban Peace Institute
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Los Angeles County, CA
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Published 23 days ago

Urban Peace Institute (UPI) develops and implements policy, practice and systems solutions to reduce violence, achieve safety and improve community health so that families can thrive. Our goal is that all members of all communities have the safety, opportunity and health they need to thrive. We use innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change.

Position Description:

This is a high responsibility, fast-paced position that requires skilled organizing, policy analysis, and writing ability. UPI has developed the Placed-Based Initiatives as a platform to train and organize community leaders and local stakeholders throughout Los Angeles County on the implementation of violence reduction strategies. We desire a motivated person that is committed to social justice and has the keen ability to organize and cultivate leadership among a myriad of stakeholder groups, facilitate group meetings, coordinate and conduct trainings, provide policy analysis, and work as a member of the UPI team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Coordinate and facilitate stakeholder tables and collaboratives focused on violence reduction, campaign/strategic development, and leadership cultivation.

• Facilitate and manage collaborative relationships with a broad array of stakeholders including community-based organizations, gang intervention leaders, law enforcement, academics, and other subject matter experts.

• Engage community residents and stakeholders proactively in building community-based infrastructure and coordination

• Coordinate a range of training programs for community leaders and other stakeholders to advance a comprehensive violence reduction strategy.

• Train on issues of violence reduction that may include community organizing and engagement, cultural competence and humility, multi-sector collaboration, etc.

• Actively participate in forums, meetings, and strategy sessions with community members, public officials, law enforcement, and other subject matter experts.

• Prepare materials and reports for meetings with collaborative partners.

• Develop program and grant reports and policy briefs to support Urban Peace work.

Policy/research duties include but not limited to:

• Literature reviews, analysis, and online research on various policy topics.

• Tracking national, state and local developments in policy forums including legislative activity.

• Provide research support for Urban Peace projects which include violence reduction strategies, curriculum development, public safety plans, gang intervention, violence prevention, prison re-entry, criminal and juvenile justice.

• Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:

• A Bachelor’s degree is required in relevant field of study including public policy, criminology, sociology, political science, public health and others;

• Bilingual Spanish preferred

• Ability to work effectively with diverse people across the spectrum of socio-economic status, race, ethnicity and gender orientation;

• Demonstrated commitment to social justice and a disposition to work in an organization focused on civil rights and equity;

• Background in coalition-building or community organizing and policy advocacy is highly desired;

• General background in community-based non-profit work, social work, or other related field;

• Experience in group facilitation, program coordination and service delivery is highly desired;

• Experience in coordinating and training/teaching adult learners in traditional and non-traditional settings is highly desired;

• Experience in research and policy development is desired;

• Ability to multi-task under high pressure while remaining highly organized;

• Excellent written and oral communication skills, i.e. grant and report writing, outreach, facilitation and message delivery

• Strong analytical abilities, self-starter, organized, and detail oriented;

• Ability to take on responsibilities independently and work as a team with only general supervision;

• Strong internet research skills and very high computer proficiency;

• Excellent interpersonal skills;

• Familiarity with various forms of social media.

Urban Peace Institute (UPI) develops and implements policy, practice and systems solutions to reduce violence, achieve safety and improve community health so that families can thrive. Our goal is that all members of all communities have the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

USD 48,000 - USD 55,000

Benefits

Includes health, dental, and vision benefits. Parking also included.

Includes health, dental, and vision benefits. Parking also included.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Spanish preferred.

Bilingual Spanish preferred.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles County, CA
Associated Location
Los Angeles County, CA, USA

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter stating interest in the position specifically detailing: 1) experience with community engagement and/or coalition organizing, 2) teaching/training experience, and 3) commitment to urban peace issues and/or social justice to:

ATTN: Eric Lam, Director of Programs

1910 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Or e‐mail to: careers@urbanpeaceinstitute.org

Application deadline: Open Until Filled

Please send resume and cover letter stating interest in the position specifically detailing: 1) experience with community engagement and/or coalition organizing, 2) teaching…

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