Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Los Angeles County Children’s Planning Council Positions

Title: Community Organizer

Reports to: Director of Organizing, in partnership with SPA/AICC Convener

The Community Organizer is responsible for the implementation of the Children’s Planning Council’s relationship-based organizing and outreach strategies. The Organizer’s role is to develop and sustain relationship-based groups, which also includes designing, and implementing community participation and outreach to parents, schools, community-based organizations, public agencies, and businesses throughout the SPA.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Assess and evaluate community assets and strengths
• Design and develop community participation processes
• Develop and support relationship-based groups in the SPA
• Assist communities in the implementation of participation processes and leadership development
• Participate in community meetings, events, and conferences as needed
• Work closely with assigned personnel and other service providers
• Prepare required monthly reports, communications, and other documentation
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements
• Able to adapt to changing situations.
• Able to work collaboratively and respectfully with diverse groups of people and organizations
• Foster open communication within and among diverse groups
• Work well in a team environment
• Work with minimal supervision
• Able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
• Degree in related field or combination of equivalent work experience and education preferred

Skills & Qualifications
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Strong leadership skills
• Previous community organizing experience preferred
• Experience in volunteer management, meeting facilitation, and/or community relations
• Detail oriented with excellent communication, organizational, and writing skills
• Experience with public speaking and presentations
• Some knowledge of local child-related collaboratives and/or groups serving children
• Bilingual preferred
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2000 applications


Range: $35,000 - $42,000 per year plus health and dental benefits and a 403b deferred compensation plan.

Ernesto De Guzman, Operations Manager,
County of Los Angeles
Children's Planning Council
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration,
500 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: 213-893-0421
Fax: 213-680-1415

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