JOB OPENING: Collective Impact Lincoln Community Organizer

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the CIL Program Manager, the community organizer serves as a primary community contact for the residents of six neighborhoods identified by the Lincoln Vital Signs report. This position will require going door to door, attending community events, and building deep relationships in the neighborhoods identified by this initiative. This includes assisting members of traditionally disenfranchised communities and engaging citizens in grassroots leadership development, neighborhood revitalization and low-wage worker organizing. Duties also include organizing volunteers for NCR’s neighborhood revitalization projects, having authentic community engagement through deep canvassing at homes and community locations, asset mapping, and leadership development.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain and build relationships with community groups and advocacy organizations
  • Connect community members to resources to address individual and structural concerns
  • Foster leadership development in neighborhood groups
  • Facilitate asset mapping exercises to help communities identify potential improvement projects
  • Provide avenues for authentic community engagement
  • Develop and distribute communications on social media
  • Coordinate organizing activities within NCR’s Civic Health program and collaborate with NCR’s Voting Rights field team
  • Collaborate with Nebraska Appleseed and SDCDO organizers bi-weekly to ensure clear communication

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experienced relationship builder, community partnership oriented
  • Excellent listener, good communicator
  • Ability to work independently, and task oriented
  • Strong organizational and logistical skills
  • Understanding of neighborhood structures, community landscape
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Some experience with grassroots organizing or legislative policy
  • Bilingual language skills strongly preferred

Compensation
Competitive non-profit field organizer salary, along with full medical and dental benefits provided. This is a full time exempt position.
To Apply:
Email Kelsey Liddy, Human Resources and Finance Manager, at kelsey.liddy@nereform.org with a resume, cover letter, and references. Questions can be directed to Amanda Barker, Deputy Executive Director and Director of Civic Health programs, at 402.904.5191.

Applications due Friday, June 30th, 2017. Interviews will be schedule for the week of July 10th. Position begins on July 24th.

 

Organization Profile

Collective Impact Lincoln will use door-to-door conversations with residents of Lincoln’s most challenged neighborhoods to weave connections between diverse communities, and empower and engage community members in public decision-making processes. The project will develop leadership skills among neighbors and workers to ensure diverse voices are heard and community members’ needs are reflected in policy discussions. The project will also conduct broad legal and policy analysis and advocacy on community-identified issues that residents determine can improve quality of life in Lincoln.
NCR has a policy prohibiting discrimination against applicants, employees, directors or officers on account of race, color, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or national origin. In addition, NCR strictly prohibits retaliation/victimization against an employee for complaining about alleged discrimination and/or harassment.

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