Friday, August 27, 2010

ICS Position

ABOUT US: InnerCity Struggle (ICS) is a social justice, community-building, and membership driven organization based in Eastside of Los Angeles. ICS works with youth and families to promote safe, healthy and non-violent communities. We organize youth and families in Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights to work together for social and educational justice. Through high school established campus clubs called, United Students, we organize and engage high school youth and provide leadership development, cultural education, and academic services to, ultimately, empower young people as agents for systemic social change. The purpose for United Students is to build a student union of young people to work towards building power, ensure educational justice, up hold a student’s right to a quality education and creating campaigns to challenge the existing social and economic inequities in the current educational system.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The organizer would be responsible for effectively running and operating our youth clubs at (2) East Los Angeles high schools, which require advanced organizing skills to facilitate school-change campaigns. The ideal candidate would have previous experience developing popular education curriculum for youth, facilitating and coordinating youth leadership trainings and a track record of effective base building.
Key youth component responsibilities include:

Implement effective and efficient outreach strategies to engage youth and meet weekly goals at 2 school sites (i.e. Phone-Banking 6-8 hrs a week, conducting classroom presentation, coordinating lunch time outreach)

Coordinate student led high school-site campaigns at (2) high school campus’

Manage and coordinate weekly reports, evaluations and documentation of US activities

Develop and maintain relationship with school staff and other key allies

Develop relationships and maintain communication with parents/guardians of US members

Work with other US staff to coordinate US activities

Responsible for the development and training of core youth members to recruit, engage, and sustain the involvement of an active base of youth members in educational justice campaigns at their school

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

And other duties as identified by Youth Organizing Director

ICS 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 or youth organizing in communities of color

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

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

Experience in developing program and communication materials

Effective and concise writing and communication skills

Ability to work effectively with school and district staff and officials Experience in grass-roots fundraising

Bilingual in Spanish- preferred

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

CA drivers license and access to an automobile helpful

Salary will be determined based on experience.

Benefits Package includes dental and medical insurance

United Students Site Organizer (Full time position)
Send resume and cover letter to: Youth Organizing Department
2811 Whittier Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90023
Fax: 323-780-7608. Email:

Deadline for accepting applications is September 3rd, 2010
Cover letter must address why you are interested in this position and what you would bring to the organization.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Positions at CPAF

Center for Pacific Asian Families have a couple of positions open:

Emergency Shelter Program Associate

Grant Writer

You can access more information on their web site.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

LA City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl's Office

Field Representative
Office of Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl

Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl is looking for two field representatives to join his staff, serving the Westside of Los Angeles.

A City Council field representative represents the councilmember in various communities in the district, providing direct assistance to constituents, businesses, homeowners and tenant associations, and neighborhood councils. The Field Deputy also serves as liaisonbetween constituents and city departments for various policies and projects.

The ideal candidates will have: a passion for the community; a background in community organizing or working with community groups;demonstrated problem-solving and consensus-building skills; excellent communication and community-relations skills; a talent for multi-tasking; and an ability to work well as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of or background in government, especially Los Angeles City government, is a plus. Fluency in Spanish is required for one of the positions.

The positions will be based in the councilman’s field office on the Westside, and will report directly to the district director.

Responsibilities will include:

Attending meetings of local government and community groups, speaking on behalf of the Councilman, and reporting back with recommendations for action on issues of importance to the district.

Tracking district priorities as identified by the Councilman, recommending strategies for achieving those priorities, and executing
a plan. Identifying, planning, and coordinating community events for the Councilman, including advancing the event site and writing event memorandums, talking points, and preparing background information.

Maintaining an awareness and involvement in district affairs and issues, reporting to the Councilman and other staff as appropriate.
Interacting productively with people of diverse backgrounds and situations. Community organizing, specifically in the 11th District’s Latino neighborhoods.

The selected candidates must be willing to work non-standard hours, including evenings and weekends, and perform tasks outside of their primary work assignments as needed to accomplish the Councilmember’s goals.

The positions are full-time and exempt from civil service. One position is available immediately; the other begins in the fall.
Salary: $40-50K, depending on experience. Excellent benefit package.

Please FAX or EMAIL a cover letter and a resume to:

Mike Bonin, Chief of Staff
Office of Councilman Bill Rosendahl
Attn: Dela Jimenez
Fax: (213) 473-6926