InnerCity Struggle Seeks United Students Site Organizer

Responsible for effectively operating the United Students club at two East Los Angeles high schools

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: April 22, 2012

InnerCity Struggle Seeks United Students Site Organizer

InnerCity Struggle (ICS), is a social justice, community-building, and membership-driven organization based in the Eastside of Los Angeles. ICS works with youth and families to promote safe, healthy, and non-violent communities. Through campus-based clubs called United Students (US), we organize and engage high school youth and provide leadership development, cultural education, and academic services to empower young people to develop into agents for systemic social change. The purpose of US is to build student power to organize toward educational justice and create campaigns to challenge existing social and economic inequities in the current educational system.

Job Description: The US Site Organizer would be responsible for effectively operating the United Students club at 2 East Los Angeles high schools, which require advanced organizing skills to facilitate school-change campaigns. We are looking for someone with previous experience in developing popular education curriculum for youth, facilitating and coordinating youth leadership training and a track record of effective base building.

Key youth component responsibilities include:

Develop and implement outreach strategies to engage youth at 2 school sites (i.e. phone-banking, conducting classroom presentations, lunch-time outreach, etc.)

Coordinate student-led campaigns at 2 high school campuses

Manage and coordinate weekly reports, evaluations, and documentation of US activities
Develop and maintain relationships with school staff

Work with other US staff to coordinate cross-campus activities

Responsible for the development and training of core youth members

Travel for United Students related activities (retreats, conferences, networking)

Other duties as identified by the Director of Youth Organizing and Movement Building

InnerCity Struggle is seeking a person who meets the following qualifications:

College graduate who holds, at minimum, a Bachelor of Arts degree - or related experience

Minimum 2 years experience in community organizing or youth organizing in low-income communities of color

Track record of accomplishing goals and objectives individually and in a team atmosphere

Experience in developing program and communication materials

Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced, time sensitive environment

Effective and concise writing and communication skills

Ability to work effectively with school and district leaders

Ability to work in a team setting and provide/receive constructive feedback

Experience in grass-roots fundraising

Microsoft Office and Adobe Illustrator experience - emphasis on program material development, fliers and brochures

CA Drivers License and access to a reliable automobile (with at minimum, liability insurance)

Bilingual in Spanish is preferred

This is a full-time position. Salary to be negotiated based on qualifications and experience. Full medical benefits included. The position is open until filled.

Email Cover Letter and Resume to: Raquel Armenta,
Director of Youth Organizing and Movement Building

Position open until filled
Cover Letter must address why you are interested in the position and what you would bring to the organization

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