Community Organizer, Community Pride

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Company: Harlem Children's Zone
Location New York, NY
Date Posted: July 28, 2015
Source: Harlem Children's Zone

Community Pride is a resident driven, neighborhood revitalization program which has led to the creation of community coalitions and the transfer of city-owned buildings to resident management and ownership. We work with community residents to develop their leadership skills, advocate for services, enhance the physical environment of their neighborhood, and improve overall economic stability.

We are seeking a Community Organizer to work with community members and empower them through the strengthening of their communities.  They will assist community leaders in reaching neighbors in order to create and sustain positive change in their communities.  The ideal candidate will be a team player who can interact well with wide-range of individuals from a variety of social, ethnic, and organizational backgrounds and is very organized and detail oriented.  The Community Organizer will report directly to the Program Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and build a network of community members to encourage and support residents participation in activities and events
  • Identify and collaborate with grassroots leadership to build and develop strategies to advocate for Harlem residents
  • Assist with creating and strengthening Block, Tenant and Resident Associations throughout the Zone
  • Bridge and foster partnerships with the community, relevant organizations and elected officials that support community goals
  • Develop and maintain effective communication between Harlem Children’s Zone and the community
  • Assist in development of strategic and tactical advocacy plans
  • Plan cultural events, field trips, and other social networking activities
  • Develop and manage sub-committees with community members to ensure that individuals interested in a greater quality of life get the necessary assistance
  • Conduct monthly telephone campaigns to assess how Community Pride can offer support
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • A commitment to the mission and programs of HCZ
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 1 year of experience in community organizing and/or advocacy; event planning and coordination
  • Extensive experience performing community outreach and mobilization
  • Experience advising and training community leaders
  • Passionate about improving the lives of Harlem residents and their families
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to take the initiative
  • Great organization skills and have a keen sense of detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook
  • Must have a flexible schedule, including working evenings and occasional weekends
  • Spanish preferred

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.  To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please.  Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants.  HCZ is an EOE.

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