Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Community Coalition Postings

COMMUNITY COALITION MISSION STATEMENT: To help transform the social and economic conditions in South Los Angeles that foster addiction, crime, violence and poverty by building a permanent community institution that involves residents in creating, influencing and changing public policy.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Community Coalition is a dynamic,
progressive organization that values teamwork and mutual support.
Applicants must be assertive, willing and able to learn quickly and
comfortable working both independently and collectively in a fastpaced

BENEFITS OF EMPLOYMENT: Community Coalition employees are
compensated at a competitive rate and receive a robust package of
medical and dental benefits. Employees have the privilege of working
with management and staff members who are passionate, energetic and
committed to social change. Leadership development is a core value
of the organization and employees are encouraged to seek and
participate in learning opportunities to broaden their skills and
knowledge base.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills (ability to
communicate the goals and strategies of Community Coalition to a
diverse audience).
• Organized and detail-oriented.
• Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet
frequent deadlines.
• Familiarity and understanding of the problems facing residents
in South Los Angeles.
• Ability to work with a diverse range of people.
• Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team.
• Must be computer literate.


Grant Writer: Will join Community Coalition’s Development
Department, which is responsible for raising revenue to support the
organization’s programs and operations. Main responsibilities will
be to craft and submit funding proposals; identify, research and
track potential funding opportunities from private foundations,
corporations and public agencies; and assist in the creation and
submission of narrative and financial reports required for the
maintenance of existing grant contracts.

Community Organizer: Seeking a community organizer to foster
activism in targeted South Los Angeles neighborhoods and working to
increase the participation of new and occasional voters from South
Los Angeles in elections. Main responsibilities include contacting
and mobilizing community residents to get involved in the
organization’s direct action campaigns, civic engagement efforts and
other volunteer opportunities.

Lead Organizer: Seeking a community organizer with at least four
years experience to supervise and lead a team of organizers and
outreach workers in neighborhood-level efforts to improve quality of
life. Main responsibilities include overseeing neighborhood direct
action campaigns, ensuring successful regular canvassing and
mobilization efforts, and managing grants and grant deliverables
related to project areas.

Mapper/Database Technician: Seeking a tech savvy individual with
experience in building and managing large databases to improve and
maintain Community Coalition’s database of members, supporters and
donors. Main responsibilities include ensuring database maintenance
and quality control, producing maps to aid in canvassing efforts, and
regular analysis of canvassing results and data.

Communications Associate: Seeking a creative and energetic
individual that will help develop and manage mass communication
strategies for the Coalition’s direct action campaigns including
social media, press strategy, website management, and on-line
communications. Interested individuals should feel compelled by
social justice work and gain enormous satisfaction from working on
campaigns that secure social and economic opportunities for

Youth Academic and Wellness Coordinator: Seeking an
experienced program coordinator who will promote a college-going
culture and help address youths' immediate needs and connect them to
social services. This position is responsible for implementing
academic and wellness service programs to ensure the individual and
collective success of 50-60 high school students. The coordinator
will also work with the staff to ensure that the emotional, social
and physical well being of youth members are met.

For more information contact Alberto Retana at 323-750-9087 or

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