job: organizers, NY

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From: "Clay Smith" <clay.smith at nwbccc.net>


The Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition currently has two
organizing positions open - for a Community Organizer and for an Education
Organizer.  Descriptions are attached and included below.

The NWBCCC is a people power organization that unites the residents and
congregations of the NW Bronx to fight for better neighborhoods and for
social, economic, environmental, and racial justice.  It is a
membership-based organization that uses direct action community organizing
to address local housing, education, public safety, and environmental issues
and to fight for broader policy change in these and other areas.

Position Available:  Community Organizer

Responsibilities:
- The main responsibilities of the Community Organizer are to bring together
neighborhood residents to fight for neighborhood improvements, tie these
local fights to broader campaigns for policy change, and develop a
leadership base that is both broad and strong.  Day-to-day responsibilities
include coordinating neighborhood organizing campaigns with existing tenant
associations and quality of life committees, building new groups to build
the neighborhood base, and contributing to broader campaigns on issues of
housing, school improvement, immigration, crime and safety, neighborhood
services, etc.  All work has a focus on leadership development to build the
capacity of neighborhood leaders and institutions.

- The Organizer will work with the Executive Director and Development
Coordinator to write reports to current funders and assist with grant
development to current and potential funders.

- The Organizer will work with a team of organizers, and will attend weekly
staff meetings and participate in a staff peer accountability team.

- On-going community organizing training will be provided to new organizers.

Requirements:
- Minimum one year experience in organizing, activism, or related field.
- Commitment to social justice and understanding of community organizing
approach to social change.
- Flexibility and strong interest in working as part of a team with other
staff and neighborhood leadership.
- Spanish language skills.

Compensation:
- $25 to 32 K based on experience
- Health and dental insurance
- 403b and life insurance
- 2 weeks progressing to 5 weeks vacation
- Three month probation for benefits



Position Available:  NWBCCC / CC9 Education Organizer

Responsibilities:

- The main responsibilities of the Education Organizer are to bring together
parents and youth to fight for improvements in local schools, tie these
local fights to broader campaigns for policy change, and develop a strong,
broad leadership base.  Day-to-day responsibilities include building local
school campaigns, developing parent and youth leadership and a strong NWBCCC
Education Committee, working to develop relationships with teachers and
administrators, and developing broader campaigns to reduce school
overcrowding, improve teaching and learning, and develop and win educational
policy changes.

- Work with the six community groups that make up the Community
Collaborative to Improve District 9 Schools (CC9) to develop local
parent-teacher partnerships, implement an innovative lead teacher program,
and develop other school improvement campaigns.

- The Organizer will work with the Executive Director and Development
Coordinator to write reports to current funders and assist with grant
development to current and potential funders.

- The Organizer will work with a team of organizers, and will attend weekly
staff meetings and participate in a staff peer accountability team.

- On-going community organizing training will be provided to new organizers.

Requirements:
- Minimum two years experience in organizing, activism, or public school
education.
- Commitment to social justice and understanding of community organizing as
an approach to social change.
- Knowledge of school reform strategies, and/or experience working with
urban public schools.
- Flexibility and strong interest in working as part of a team with other
staff and neighborhood leadership.
- Spanish language skills.

Compensation:
- $25 to 34 K based on experience
- Good benefits including health and dental insurance, 403b and life
insurance
- 2 weeks progressing to 5 weeks vacation, three month probation for
benefits



For either position, send resume and cover letter to:
Clay Smith
NWBCCC, 103 E 196 Street, Bronx, New York   10468
Fax: (718)733-6922
Email clay.smith at nwbccc.net




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