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Overview:

Position Title: Community Outreach Coordinator

Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

About Blueprint Schools Network (“Blueprint”)

Founded in 2010, Blueprint Schools Network is a national nonprofit organization that promotes educational equity and improves life outcomes for students by partnering with states, districts, and schools to plan, implement, and monitor school improvement initiatives. Blueprint’s whole- school improvement approach to rapidly improving student achievement at low-performing public schools is grounded in a framework of five core strategies. These strategies emerged through analyses of the attributes that drive student achievement and represent common elements of schools capable of closing the achievement gap in the lowest performing schools.

One of the strategies that consistently demonstrated the most significant gains in student achievement is providing data-driven, small-group, differentiated instruction. Subsequently, we launched our small group differentiated instruction strategy “the Blueprint Math Fellows Program” as a standalone intervention service. Since that time, our Math Fellows have served students from grades 3-10 at more than 100 schools serving more than 20,000 students in The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), Boston Public Schools (MA), Holyoke Public Schools (MA), Salem Public Schools (MA), Denver Public Schools (CO), East Saint Louis School District 189 (IL), and Saint Louis Public Schools (MO).

The Opportunity

Blueprint School Network’s mission to promote educational equity to improve the life outcomes of students and the Blueprint Math Fellows Program vision of the future is one in which all students are on track to graduate from high school and are fully prepared for success in postsecondary options.

Blueprint is looking for a Community Outreach Coordinator to support and collaborate with the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development to achieve our mission. We aim to dramatically increase the depth and breadth of community partnerships to enrich the experience of our Math Fellows, recruit high quality candidates for the program and increase our local and national presence as an innovative leader in K-12 math education. Blueprint’s Community Outreach Coordinator will be asked to represent the company at community events and work closely with the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development on strategic planning and philanthropic initiatives.

We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic and community-driven person to take on this exciting role. This position requires someone equipped with a positive attitude and readiness to be a team player. Responsibilities:Relationship Building & Collaboration (45%):


  • Build and nurture new and current relationships with collaborative partners;

  • Build relationships with the community to identify and develop corporate, community-based, and individual donor prospects for the organization’s fundraising priorities;

  • Oversee the administration of a Math Fellows Alumni Network and donor mailing lists and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of stakeholders;

  • Work with Blueprint staff and volunteers to plan and execute events that generate brand awareness and revenue for the organization;

  • Maintain a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances and other communication opportunities; and

  • Prepare an annual budget for community outreach activities.

Marketing and Social Media (30%):


  • Implement social media best practices to grow Blueprint’s on-line following. This includes writing posts, posting pictures and video of the Blueprint Math Fellows Program, designing visuals and engaging with our on-line audience; and

  • Support the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development in the creation and distribution of newsletters throughout the year.

Recruitment Responsibilities (25%):


  • Represent Blueprint at local recruitment events (career fairs, information sessions, etc.) as needed;

  • Support Blueprint’s Human Capital Manager by assisting with job postings, scheduling Fellow interviews, reference checks and/or candidate outreach to promote the Fellows program. Qualifications: Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required,

  • Prior experience working with community groups, non-profits or community-based organizations

  • Ability to communicate directly, respectfully and effectively with diverse groups (Fellows, students, staff, parents, community, donors) in order to build relationships and trust;

  • Strong written, oral and verbal communication skills;

  • Proficiency with technology (Google Gmail/Docs/Sheets, and MS Office: PowerPoint/Word/Excel/Adobe); and social media platforms

  • Strong time management and organization skills

Core Values & Attributes

Blueprint’s Core Values are:


  • Place Students and Schools First

  • Act with Integrity

  • Achieve Results

  • Value Diversity

  • Collaborate

  • Act with Humility

In addition to looking for people who embody our core values, we believe that the following attributes are also essential for this position:





  • A flexible “can do” attitude and willingness to roll up your sleeves to get the job done

  • Facilitator and team builder

  • Highly organized

  • Analytical

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once, while meeting deadlines and demonstrating high attention to detail

Compensation:

The Community Outreach Coordinator will receive a market-driven salary based on the competitive external market segment and in recognition of the responsibilities. In addition, Blueprint Schools Network offers a very generous total compensation package including 100% paid medical and dental coverage for employees.

To Apply:

To be considered for the Community Outreach Coordinator position, please apply online. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Blueprint Schools Network and all applicable school districts are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status.


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Are you passionate about building a movement to make sure every student in the Bay Area has a world-class public school? Join us as a community organizer in San Jose, CA  to find, train and coach parents leaders so they can advocate effectively for more high-quality public schools in the Bay Area. Reports to VP, Organizing.

About Innovate Public Schools:

Innovate Public Schools is a nonprofit organization focused on ensuring that all Bay Area students, including low-income students and students of color, receive an excellent education. We're building a movement of families, educators, and business and elected leaders who together will make this vision a reality. We build the capacity of parents and educators to innovate and act together to create world-class public schools, and we publish easy-to-understand school quality data and research that highlights both problems and solutions.

Innovate Public Schools supports parents across the region to build powerful community organizations in their local communities that can successfully push for better schools and hold the system accountable to the needs of families and children. Innovate leads a network of grassroots community organizations led by passionate parent leaders from across the Bay Area in Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties.

http://innovateschools.org/parent-action-network/

 

About the Position:

As an Innovate community organizer, you will work alongside of the most veteran community organizing staff in the country, including professional organizers who have built successful low-income, volunteer-driven education reform efforts throughout California. This is a full-time / exempt position located in San Jose, CA.

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Annual salary range begins at $63,000 and is dependent on the candidate's experience.

In this role, you will:

-Identify, train and develop community leaders in the principles and practices of community organizing in order to build powerful parent-driven organizations affiliated with Innovate Public Schools

-Develop and manage relationships with a broad base of constituents from targeted neighborhoods (including faith-based institutions, public officials, local government agencies, social service agencies, teachers and school leaders), and build their support for the reform efforts of Innovate's affiliated parent organizations.

-Conduct at least 15 one-to-one visits with parents and community members every week

-Over time, build and manage multiple parent organizations that drive local school reform work and bring new community leadership to communities in San Francisco or Santa Clara / San Mateo Counties

-Plan and coordinate large public forums and meetings, led by parent leaders

-Participate in local, regional and national staff development sessions with organization partners

-Participate in fundraising and administrative activities as required

Your Resources:

-Extensive formal training in community organizing through participation in Innovate's national, year-long Community Organizer Training Program (COTP)

-Membership in a national cohort community of organizers through the COTP, with the opportunity to learn from and share with others in your field

-Weekly coaching and development from veteran organizing team members and national experts in the field

-Learning about latest changes in education policies and cutting edge practices in designing new, world-class schools through collaboration with experts on Innovate's other teams

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Annual salary range begins at $63,000 and is dependent on the candidate's experience.

Sample "Week in the Life" of a Community Organizer:

-Meet 1-1 with one of your parent leaders to strategize about the next steps in your campaign to expand educational options in the district

-Prepare and then support your team of 15 parent leaders as they hold their first meeting with the local superintendent about the district's plans to improve outcomes for low-income students

-Meet with Innovate's Research and Policy Team to plan a powerful presentation on achievement gap data for a local congregation

-Role-play your upcoming training on power and leadership for the organizing team and receive feedback from your colleagues

-Train a parent to chair a meeting with her local school board president, and coach her to think through the appropriate tone and level of challenge the group should bring to the board member about their issue

-Make calls to invite parents to attend an upcoming meeting and schedule 1-1 visits with them for the next week

-Meet with your supervisor to evaluate your previous parent leader team meeting

-Schedule a 1-1 with a local nonprofit leader to learn more about their work with families and the changing political environment in local cities

-Read and reflect on a classic organizing text, like Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

Qualifications (Required):

-Baccalaureate degree or equivalent work experience

-Proficiency in Spanish

-Work experience in low-income communities

-Demonstrated experience in community organizing or advocacy work (paid or voluntary)

-Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders and communities

-Ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively, including speaking in small and large group settings

-Strong strategic thinking skills and an ability to analyze policies and institutions

-Experience with and sensitivity to multicultural work environments

-Willingness to work as member of and contribute to a team in a dynamic, learning environment

-Passion for creating more high-quality school options for working families

-Eagerness to learn and apply Innovate's approach to community organizing

-A valid driver's license and reliable, insured vehicle (needed to fulfill job requirements)

-Proof of eligibility to work in the United States

-Ability to work frequent evening meetings (average 3-4 per week) and some weekends

Qualifications (Preferred):

-Two to five years of professional community organizing or community development experience

-Understanding of the education reform landscape

-Academic or experiential knowledge related to building social capital and political power in low-income and multilingual communities

-Skills as a trainer with specialized knowledge in grassroots leadership development, political context, public policy development, and/or public education

-Experience developing and supporting public policy solutions to local or regional problems

-Experience working with African American and/or Latino communities

Work Environment / Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics and the physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while successfully performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

TO APPLY: Submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to Innovate Public Schools here: https://jobs.lever.co/innovateschools/6aac6d53-13f5-4f93-8656-cda0aa5cc829?lever-origin=applied&lever-source%5B%5D=LocalWise

Start date: ASAP

Application deadline: open until filled.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the person in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.

Innovate Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer, and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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Clean Water Action is looking for full time, long-term activists to help protect our environment. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates!

DESCRIPTION As a Clean Water Action Community Organizer, you will work on grassroots environmental and public health campaigns. This position involves environmental education, petitioning, fundraising, and political organizing. 

You will learn strategic communication and analysis skills and gain experience in grassroots lobbying, nonprofit management, political organizing, and fundraising. Our staff consists of committed, professional, highly skilled activists. New employees receive extensive training and continuing support on issue knowledge and campaign skills. All staff members receive regular updates given by political staffers within our organization. 

You will gain a strong sense of pride in knowing you are making a difference, knowledge of effective grassroots organizing and campaign strategies, and strengthened communication skills.

Requirements include an ability to thrive in and support a team dynamic, a positive attitude, strong verbal communication skills, interest in environmental and public health issues, motivation, and energy.  Campaign experience is helpful but not required. 

Daily responsibilities include: 

▪ Mobilizing communities by political district. Speaking with community members at their homes and getting them involved in CWA campaigns. 

▪ Educating community members and raising awareness of environmental and public health issues. 

▪ Raising funds to keep Clean Water Action independent and self-sustaining. 

▪ Generating letters to government representatives. 

▪ Working to elect clean water advocates to public office. 


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Job Description


General Description : Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), a non-profit organization, is looking to hire full & part-time employees to provide support services for children, teens, or adults with Autism or other developmental disabilities so that they may live, work, & play as independently as possible in their homes & in their communities. The support services provided are customized to the person being supported individual needs.


If you would like to make a difference in a person's life, then we would like to speak with you. Experience can be personal, as a volunteer or work related .


Seeking Support staff for all shift part-time, full time, mornings, swing-shift and roommate positions available


Join our Team!!


Full time


*Tuition Reimbursement


*Paid Sick & Vacation


*Medical, Dental, Vision & Aflac


*Paid Allowance for cell phone use


*Paid CPR & First aid training


*403b


*On job training/ongoing training *On job training/ongoing training


*Mileage Reimbursement


Part time


*Tuition Reimbursement


*Paid Sick


*Vision & Aflac


*Paid Allowance for cell phone use


*Paid CPR & First aid training


*403b


*On job training/ongoing training


*Mileage Reimbursement


Job Duties:


* Provide positive encouragement to promote skill development in the


home and community with everyday needs.


* Portray a good role model


* Assist the individual with socialization, communication and safety awareness skills


* Promote independence, health, wellness, and quality of life


* Ensure a safe and clean living environment


* You will have a willingness to be hands on in assisting the person being supported with


household tasks, such as, laundry, meal preparation, cleaning, & grocery shopping.


* You will promote & guide towards independence, health, wellness & quality of life.


Qualifications: Prior knowledge & experience supporting individuals with autism or other developmental disability.


* Must pass a background check.


* Respectful and patient.


* Have a high school diploma or GED


* Outgoing, function well in a team environment, & possess good communication skills.


* A valid driver's license, reliable car, current auto insurance & smart phone are required.


* Ability to handle physical aspects of job


Company Description

Jay Nolan Community Services, a non-profit organization, founded in 1975, provides support for adults, teens, and children with Autism and other developmental disabilities so that they may live, work, and play as independently as possible in their homes and in their communities. Support services provided are customized to the person being supported individual needs. It is a belief of inclusion, rather than exclusion & segregation.


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