Senior Community Organizer

Job Type
Senior Level Positions
Organization
JPNDC
Contact Name
Virginia Hampton
Contact Email
jobs@jpndc.org
Job Description

Responsibilities:

 

  1. Work with the Director of Community Organizing on developing and carrying out community organizing initiatives that build resident power and result in improved quality of life.
  2. Support the implementation of Children Hospital’s "Children’s Health Equity Initiative”  (CHEQ), for

The Living Safely in Jackson Square Coalition, including activities such as:

    • Leading an awareness and recruitment campaign for residents who will shape the focus of priorities including economic security, safety, and community asset building.
    • Support the Mildred Hailey Apartments Tenant Task Force and other community leaders in the Jackson Square area.
    • Provide trainings to residents on leadership development, advocacy and related topics.
    • Establish a Neighborhood Leaders’ Network, empowering residents to take on leadership roles in addressing their community concerns.
    • Help coordinate the Leadership Development, Advocacy and Safety working group, in coordination with other coalition members.
  1. Coordinate JPNDC!s information and outreach efforts around economic prosperity programs, workshops, and other partnership opportunities.
  2. Work with the Organizing team to provide organizing support to residents of JPNDC’s housing portfolio and to residents of public housing developments, including:

 

  • Promote leadership development and resident engagement through one-on-one, strategy

meetings, leadership trainings, coaching and resident engagement activities.

  • Support residents’ participation in their buildings, resident associations and neighborhood activities.
  • Support community building projects and initiatives identified by the residents and the larger

community.

  1. Support the Director of Community Organizing to recruit a diverse group of residents from Boston neighborhoods to participate on JPNDC Organizing and other leadership Committees.
  2. Support other activities of the department and JPNDC overall. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bilingual Spanish/English is required.
  • 3-5 years! experience in community organizing, capacity building, leadership development and

personal resident engagement.

  • Excellent organizational, communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working as part of coalitions and multidisciplinary teams, and ability to work in a complex environment requiring significant collaboration and coordination.
  • Strong planning, facilitation, and organizational skills, with the ability to think strategically in the planning and implementation of project work plans.
  • Experience in providing training, technical assistance and organizational development to a diverse population.
  • Knowledge of community and housing development issues, affordable housing development, economic prosperity and/or early education issues.
  • Ability and willingness to work with people of various ethnic, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal, decision-making, problem solving and crisis management skills.
  • Familiarity with the Jackson Square neighborhood and understanding of the local community preferred.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.
  • Proficient in computer word processing, Excel, database management, graphic design, virtual meetings, and PowerPoint programs preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team within the agency and with collaborating organizations.

 

Application Instruction

Employment Terms/Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried position with full benefit package. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

 

Email cover letter and resume to: jobs@jpndc.org. Applications without cover letter will not be considered.

 

No phone calls please. Position open until filled.

                     

 

JPNDC is an Affirma:ve Ac:on/Equal Opportunity Employer