PARENT VOICES OAKLAND – COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
Parent Voices Oakland (PVO), a chapter of Parent Voices of California, is a parent-led, grassroots organization fighting for affordable, accessible, quality child care and other family-centered policies to build power for parents, children and childcare providers across Alameda County. PVO achieves this by building effective campaigns toward economic, racial, gender, and educational justice. 2020 will be the year of Children & Families with a number of very exciting local and statewide opportunities to increase funding for childcare, K-12 ed and community services! For more information, please visit organize.pvoakland.org.
JOB DESCRIPTION PVO is seeking a detail-oriented, energetic person committed to social, economic, and racial justice to recruit and develop parent leaders and implement strategic, local campaigns. The Community Organizer will be responsible for working with PVO members to grow our base of parents & providers by coordinating organizing campaigns to expand affordable child care in Oakland, Alameda County, and throughout the State of California in collaboration with our Statewide network. This position is temporary with the possibility of a long-term position. The temporary position will end March 6, 2020 after the primary election
RESPONSIBILITIES Recruitment & Outreach
● Maintain relationships with existing parents involved with PVO through one on one outreach, regular phone banking and follow up calls to parents who have taken part in PVO events, one to one visits
● Utilizing social media and online to offline organizing to increase participating in PVO campaigns and events
● Outreaching to parents in Oakland and targeted areas of Alameda County
● Recruit parents and providers as participants in PVO campaigns, events and efforts to build parent power throughout the county and across the state
● Coordinate turnout to meetings, events, actions and parent workshops
● Participate in developing leadership skills of existing and newly recruited parents
● Identify important concerns and issues facing PVO’s existing and incoming parent base and develop/implement campaigns to advance solutions and build power Leadership Development
● Develop leadership skills of PVO’s base of parents in base building efforts through community outreach, community presentations, meeting facilitation, phone banking, 1-1 recruitment.
● Facilitate a series of periodic (weekly and/or bi-monthly) leadership meetings with parent members and/or parent leaders
● Build a sense of community with parent members through social, cultural, or celebratory event(s)
● Participate in developing and/or partnering with providers, agencies and childcare centers to provide a series of parent power workshops
● Participate in creating bi-lingual forms (when possible), flyers, and informational documents needed for events, trainings and actions
● Manage and ensure leadership development tracking using administrative systems and one-on-one leader development and check-ins.
Civic Engagement and Movement Building:
● Participate in outreach to parents and voters about policies and campaigns related to parents, kids and early childhood education
● Mobilize parents to take part in implementation of PVO priorities at the county and statewide level
● Take part in advancing PVO priority issues through the county and state budget process including turnout to county and statewide budget hearings
● Attend weekly staff meetings
● Provide referrals to parents/providers and connect them to relevant services offered by CBOs and government agencies.
● Respond to all phone messages, parent requests, staff requests, and emails as appropriate and in a timely manner.
● Attend all meetings as scheduled and participate in meetings as requested.
● Logging applicable info and data into PVO “salesforce” database
• 2+ years of relevant experience in grassroots community organizing and supporting grassroots, leadership development
• Significant campaign leadership, organizing and base building, and coalition building experience.
• Experience with recruitment and retention of community leaders.
• Demonstrated success and comfort facilitating community meetings and group discussions.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and stay accountable to individual team work plans and goals.
• Ability to balance irregular schedules with evening, weekend, and holiday work.
• Exceptional organizational and time-management skills with extreme attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, and thrive under pressure.
• Proficiency with PC & Mac operating systems, Google Docs, Canva, Keynote, and MS Office Suite (especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint). • Highly collaborative, creative and demonstrated commitment to open, direct communication.
• Ability and desire to work well and connect with people of diverse ages and backgrounds, including those who have experienced various forms of trauma
• Passion for child care, early education, young children and families.
• Valid California driver’s license and satisfactory driving record and regular access to your own transportation
• Must be able and willing to travel occasionally, primarily in state and occasionally to other states.
• Flexibility to work on evenings and weekends as necessary
• Frequently required to lift, push, pull up to 30 pounds; daily work will include sitting, standing, and walking for prolonged periods of time Preferred:
• Bi-lingual/multi-lingual strongly preferred.
• 4-year college degree
• Policy advocacy experience
Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt, TEMPORARY position
Starting at $20.75/hr depending on experience
Please Email Cover Letter and Resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a grassroots parent run, parent led organization that advocates for affordable, quality child care and other family friendly policies.
Parent Leadership is a foundational and ongoing practice that ensures the sustainability of our organization, is grounded in human development, and drives our campaign work.
Looking to transform your community? PVO organizes parents and caretakers to build political power to increase child care subsidies, so that parents are able to work and provide for their families.
1-10 team members
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