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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.