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Community Engagement Specialist (Organizer)

Community Organizer

The UA Vision 2020 Plan (UA2020) is a community driven plan to improve the community through residents developed strategies. The Plan has served as a catalyst for residents and stakeholders of multiple communities to implement a number of programs, initiatives, and events as a large coalition formed of several issue focused task forces developing on-going implementation tactics.

A UA Community Organizer will be responsible for supporting in the execution of key aspect of UA2020 as well as emergent campaigns that arise out of the task-forces.

This support will include broad-based community outreach and stakeholder engagement, administrative support for each respective task-force. The purpose of the role is to engage critical partners in the execution of the plan, and support the many initiatives, events and meetings as well as mobilizing residents around campaigns and projects of the task forces.

Responsibilities include:
  • Work closely with the UA2020 Project Manager to devise a course of action around management need for UA2020 task-force and related projects
  • Support UA2020 working groups and Task Forces
  • Work closely with current UA2020 Taskforce member to identify key partners
  • Create and implement engagement plan in collaboration with Project Manager to recruit and retain key stake-holders, residents and partner organizations to the UA2020 effort.
  • Coordinate and conduct ongoing base-building effort keep community residents and partners updated on the Plan’s progress and opportunities to collaborate
  • Work with UA staff to improve retention and engagement tracking
  • Collect engagement data / Data Entry for UA2020 events and meetings
  • Support the UA2020 manager on administrative and program support
  • Provide reporting on UA2020 to Manager and Executive Director

Qualifications:
  • A clear track record of successful community organizing experience or willingness to learn
  • A familiarity with the low income or a similar neighborhood and the issues residents’ face
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain strong relationships in the community
  • Ability to work flexible hours, many evenings and weekends
  • Data management knowledge
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Access to a vehicle a plus
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps, and other modern technology
  • A Bachelor’s degree in sociology, design, political science, urban studies, or related field preferred; however, 3+ years of direct organizing experience can supplement.

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. Compensation will be determined based on experience. The Community Organizer is expected to work evenings and weekends when necessary.

Experience:
  • community development: 1 year (Preferred)
Education:
  • Bachelor's (Preferred)
Work authorization:
  • United States (Required)
Work Location:
  • Multiple locations
Schedule:
  • Monday to Friday
Work Remotely:
  • Temporarily due to COVID-19