job: youth organizer trainer, New York City
colist at comm-org.wisc.edu
colist at comm-org.wisc.edu
Fri Jan 12 19:00:47 CST 2007
From: Anna Reeve <cipyouthorganizing at yahoo.com>
youth organizing trainer
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
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
· 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
· 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
Building and maintaining contact list database of youth leaders and
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.
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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