job: youth organizer trainer, New York City

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Fri Jan 12 19:00:47 CST 2007


From: Anna Reeve <cipyouthorganizing at yahoo.com>

youth organizing trainer

Job Announcement

Description:
The Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University is a 
standards-based and practice-centered policy-research and 
technical-assistance organization that works nationally to promote 
equity and quality in public school reform. Through its Community 
Involvement Program, AISR works to support grassroots organizing for 
school im­prove­­ment in New York City schools. CIP’s youth organizing 
support program aims to build the capacity of youth-led organizations to 
lead effective campaigns for high school improvement. We are currently 
supporting the work of the Urban Youth Collaborative and the Urban Youth 
Collaborative Student Union through policy and data analysis, research 
and training.

We are looking for an experienced organizer to provide training support 
to youth-led organizations in campaign development and implementation, 
and to create and manage a communications infrastructure through which 
youth leaders and organizers are able to dialog with each other on 
critical strategic questions. The Youth Organizing Trainer will be 
expected to significant time in the field working with youth organizations.

Specific training and local capacity-building responsibilities will include:
· Meet regularly with Urban Youth Collaborative member organizations to 
assist in developing campaign plans and defining specific actions and 
events;
· Coordinate and assist in facilitating training sessions on school 
reform and community organizing for youth members and staff organizers 
involved in the Urban Youth Collaborative Student Union;
· Support organizer development by facilitating sharing across different 
youth organizations;
· Assist in planning and implementing annual Youth Organizing Institute 
for high school students.

In addition, the youth organizing trainer will also work to develop 
opportunities to support greater dialogue among New York City youth 
organizations:

Building and maintaining contact list database of youth leaders and 
organizers;
Drafting content for web-based communication about the activities of New 
York City-based youth organizing groups;
Assisting in the creation of web-based tools for organizers and leaders 
to use in developing school reform campaigns; and
Creating and managing a blog and other forms of interactive web-based 
communication for high school students, as well as for staff organizers.

Qualifications:
1) A minimum of 2 years of organizing experience, preferably with youth 
in diverse urban communities.
2) Experience in web-based communications.
3) Fluency in Spanish is preferred, though not required.

Please send cover letter and resume ASAP to Kavitha Mediratta at 
cipyouthorganizing at yahoo.com.

Job start date is Feb. 15th.




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