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Community Organizer

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Public Justice Center
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Baltimore, MD
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Published 25 days ago

A community organizer is needed for a two-year project led by the Baltimore Black Worker Center

(BBWC) and Village of Love and Resistance (VOLAR). The goals of the project will be to: (1) engage

30 East Baltimore residents in three separate Financial Political Popular Education Trainings, (2) 

qualify participants to become investors in a community investment trust fund (CITF) in East

Baltimore, and (3) increase membership in the Baltimore Black Worker Center and Village of Love

and Resistance. The project will also evaluate whether and how participation in the FPPET increases

participants’ perceived health and wellbeing and access to social capital.

The Community Organizer will be supervised by a member of the BBWC and VOLAR partnership, and will be responsible for the following tasks:

1.   Engaging community members over the course of the project:

a.  Building and supporting relationships with a range of community groups to ensure broad

community engagement

2.  Recruiting participants for the three-part series of Financial Political Popular Education

Training (FPPET) trainings

a.  Design, plan and implement a recruitment strategy to reach target numbers

b.  Design, plan and implement a retention strategy. Build rapport and trust, maintain

relationships and active communication with each of the three cohorts of 30 FPPET participants

3.  Assisting with data collection activities

a.  Administer open-ended qualitative in-depth interviews and structured surveys that collect

self-reported information including demographics, health, and t social support. and participation

in community programs

b.  Assist with iterative revision of surveys and data collection procedures

4.  Coordinating data entry and cleaning

a.  Supporting analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data

b.  Develop and implement strategy for sharing preliminary findings with Community Advisory Board and training participants

c.  Elicit feedback from Community Advisory Board and training participants on initial results

5.  Support IRL team in developing and implementing dissemination strategies, including but not

limited to written reports and presentations for funders/local stakeholders and training

participants, newsletters, social media

Required skills and training:

●   Self-motivated

●   Skilled in working as part of a team

●   Experience in community organizing in low-income communities of color

●   Experience in basic data collection, input and analysis

●   Strong computer, internet, social media skills

●   Willingness to engage in honest, constructive, mindful, and compassionate reciprocal critique

of self and work of team members with teams and other staff.

●   Knowledge of Baltimore communities, history, issues and organizations. [Baltimore residents

are strongly encouraged to apply and given strong preference.]

●   Must be willing to commit to at least a 2-year involvement in VOLAR/BBWC Organizing and

Curriculum development project

●   Ability to build unity and motivate others to action.

●   Willingness and ability to work with diverse community residents, particularly low-income

residents, to overcome barriers to developing their strength as community leaders and

decision-makers

Preferred skills and training:

●   Experience working with low-income workers

●   Good public and interpersonal communication skills, written, verbal

●   Ability to see the broad picture and have an eye for detail

●   Creativity and sense of humor

●   Working knowledge of critical race theory/intersectionality as it pertains to diversity,

racial, class, and gender equity and inclusion principles and skilled at facilitating conversations

●   Experience in anti-racism/anti-oppression trainings

●   Experience/knowledge in public health and social determinants of health


A community organizer is needed for a two-year project led by the Baltimore Black Worker Center

(BBWC) and Village of Love and Resistance (VOLAR). The goals of the project will be to: (1) engage

30 East Baltimore residents in three separate…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
Salary
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Expected hours are 40 hrs a week. Competitive salary.

Benefits

Benefits package

Benefits package

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Baltimore, MD
Associated Location
Baltimore, MD, USA

How to Apply

Please send a Cover letter with potential start date and Resume to:

volar018@gmail.com

Please send a Cover letter with potential start date and Resume to:

volar018@gmail.com

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