Nonprofit

Popular Education Fellow: Housing Justice and Equitable Development (temporary, July to September/October)

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Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
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Details at a Glance

Job Type
Part Time
Temporary
Start Date
July 1, 2024
End Date
September 30, 2024
Application Deadline
June 21, 2024
Experience Level
Intermediate
Compensation
USD $30 - $35 / hour
paid as a stipend

Description

Background 

Right to the City Boston (RTCB) is a coalition of grassroots organizations working together to fight the displacement crisis and advocate for the needs of working-class communities of color in our city. Our work focuses on housing justice as well as the connections between housing & land, transit, environmental justice, labor justice, and economic democracy. We believe that housing should be decommodified, guaranteed to all, and removed from the speculative market. 

Project Overview 

RTCB is seeking a paid fellow to develop popular education content and workshop facilitation plans focused on advancing our vision for housing justice, with a focus on urban development & development without displacement. The fellow will work closely with RTCB’s Executive Director. The project will run from late June/early July to late September/early October.

The curriculum will include a combination of:

  • Historical context: History of displacement and housing justice movements in Boston
  • Key principles/concepts, covering areas such as:
  • Principles of equitable development
  • Community-owned and controlled housing models
  • Power structures in government (e.g., power of Boston mayor, state vs. city control, industry influence) 
  • Explainers of key policies at city and state level (e.g., inclusionary zoning and rent control)
  • Current events such as:
  • Boston zoning and development initiatives
  • Development reform

The fellow should have a strong knowledge of housing justice movements, principles of equitable development, and some knowledge of key housing policies. The ideal fellow will also have experience with workshop facilitation and design.  This is an ideal project for a student, but affiliation with a college or university is NOT required. Please apply if you think you're a good fit!

Target Audience 

The goal of this project is to translate our history, key principles, and current policy priorities into easily accessible materials that help us build an organized and informed base. The key audiences for these materials will be members of our organizations as well as the general public. Additionally, we hope that allied groups with similar values will be able to use these materials to educate their member bases as well. 

Project Scope

In collaboration with RTCB’s director, the fellow will develop a curriculum outline that covers the key areas listed above. In addition to a list of topics, the fellow will develop outlines for videos, presentations/workshops, and other informational materials. Videos and illustrations will be done by a separate fellow based on the content developed in this project. 

Desired Experience and Evaluation Criteria

  • Experience designing participatory lesson plans and/or workshop facilitation plans, in a classroom or community organizing setting.
  • Some knowledge of housing justice movements and Boston housing/development politics
  • Past work samples, including any previous experience you might have with similar projects 
  • Connection to social, economic, environmental justice movement spaces 
  • Lived experience with housing instability
  • Commitment to racial, social, economic, and environmental justice

Proposal Submissions

Please send an application to boston@righttothecity.org by JUNE 20, 2024 including:

  • A letter of interest describing:
  • Your experience and qualifications for completing the project
  • Your knowledge of and connection to social, economic, and/or environmental justice movement spaces 
  • Your resume

Background 

Right to the City Boston (RTCB) is a coalition of grassroots organizations working together to fight the displacement crisis and advocate for the needs of working-class communities of color in our city. Our work focuses on…

Benefits

This is a temporary, non-benefited position.

This is a temporary, non-benefited position.

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Boston, MA, USA

How to Apply

Please email a resume, letter of interest, and a work sample to boston@righttothecity.org.

Please email a resume, letter of interest, and a work sample to boston@righttothecity.org.

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