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South Santa Barbara County

Full Time Lead Organizer

Job Description

BRIEF HISTORY

Future Leaders of America (FLA) began as a grassroots response to the lack of Latino/a role models in Oxnard, California. For 35 years now, has provided over 8,500 low-income Latino youth, and their families, with personal development, leadership development, educational experiences and advocacy training in Ventura and Santa Barbara County. FLA has worked tirelessly to develop strong communities through youth leadership, advocacy and by creating positive role models. The organization is seeking positive role models who can continue the legacy of FLA leadership in the community.

POSITION OVERVIEW

FLA is seeking an experienced Full Time Youth Organizer in South Santa Barbara County to train, develop and empower Latino youth to mobilize and create a positive change in the city of Santa Barbara. The Youth Organizer will work with youth on improving social conditions for Latino/a community members; specially, the youth organizer will co-lead campaigns to reduce alcohol and drug consumption among low-income Latino youth and to increase educational access for Latino/a youth. The Youth Organizer is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of organizing projects in the aforementioned areas. The Youth Organizer will also support the ongoing leadership development of youth leaders; graduates of the summer leadership camp. The organizer will work to engage community members, FLA youth and parents, to respond to and improve economic and social conditions. The Youth Organizers responsibilities include:

  1. Youth Organizer
  • Develop and strengthen leadership abilities of Future Leaders of America Master Achievers (FLAMA) youth council by conducting biweekly youth council meetings. The Youth Organizer will also build strong working relationships with all FLAMA youth council students;
  • Conduct leadership building activities with FLAMA members. Activities include but not limited to: organizing and conducting listening campaigns and developing relationship with community leaders;
  • Advice and train FLAMA youth council on advocacy and strategic planning for local campaigns on alcohol/drug consumption and education. The Youth Organizer will work closely with Lead Organizer to implement strategies and campaigns. Develop and maintain collaborations with local, regional, state and national partner organizations;
  • Develop and maintain leadership regional groups to increase activities and participation throughout the geographic areas between Goleta/IV and Carpinteria.
  1. Program Oureach
  • Work with the Program Manager to plan, recruit and execute annual programming, which includes but not limited to: Youth Leadership Camp, University Seminars, Family Camp, Facilitator Training supplemental activities
  • Track student participation through internal database; collect evaluations from all students
  • Provide logistical support to FLA youth-led events through meeting logistics, preparation and facilitation
  1. General and Other
  • Maintain contact with other SB South youth programs and services
  • Promote FLA’s mission and goals, including articulating the mission and taking opportunities to advance its goals when appropriate
  • Other assigned duties

JOB REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 2 years’ experience in Community Organizing and/or 2 years of experience working in the field of community development or other relevant community work
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent level of experience is preferred
  • Prior employment or intern experience with transferable skills to that of a Youth Organizer
  • Demonstrated commitment and passion for working with youth to provide access to education, and social justice
  • Experience with and desire to work with diverse cultures and the ability to engage people from a variety of backgrounds on a one-on-one basis or group format
  • Strategic and analytical political thinking skills to think through a variety of community issues and strategies
  • Strong written and verbal skills including large group presentations and public speaking
  • Tech savvy – has skills beyond basic computer literacy
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to set own work priorities, manage responsibilities and time
  • Ability to work with youth leaders to identify and develop issue campaigns that builds leadership
  • Ability to develop and carry out effective strategies for actions
  • Be a strategic thinker and consistently exhibit the ability to think through a variety of approaches to an issue and forecast possible and realistic results
  • Ability to link neighborhood-based issues with regional, state and national issues
  • Setting and achieving an annual grassroots fundraising goal
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred
  • Sense of humor and creative thinker

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Staff are expected to participate in fundraising events including annual Reencuentro, house parties and Santa to the Sea. Staff should also have a valid driver’s license with insurance and dependable access to a car to drive for work. Background check is required along with a TB test prior to employment

REPORTS TO: Program Manager

STATUS: FULL TIME, NON-EXEMPT

SALARY: $17.00/HR - $19.00/HR, DOE

To apply, please email cover letter and resume by Wednesday September 6th, 2017 to Eder Gaona-Macedo, Executive Director at: [email protected] subject: SB South Youth Organizer

Future Leaders of America, Inc. has a deep commitment to fostering equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and representing all genders, ages, beliefs, and identities


Oxnard Full Time Youth Organizer

Job Description

BRIEF HISTORY

Future Leaders of America (FLA) began as a grassroots response to the lack of Latino/a role models in Oxnard, California. For 35 years now, has provided over 8,500 low-income Latino youth, and their families, with personal development, leadership development, educational experiences and advocacy training in Ventura and Santa Barbara County. FLA has worked tirelessly to develop strong communities through youth leadership, advocacy and by creating positive role models. The organization is seeking positive role models who can continue the legacy of FLA leadership in the community.

POSITION OVERVIEW

FLA is seeking an experienced Full Time Youth Organizer in Oxnard, CA to train, develop and empower Latino youth to mobilize and create a positive change in the city of Oxnard. The Youth Organizer will work with youth on improving social conditions for Latino/a community members; specially, the youth organizer will co-lead campaigns to increase educational access for Latino/a youth. The Youth Organizer is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of organizing projects in the aforementioned areas. The Youth Organizer will support the ongoing leadership development of youth leaders. The organizer will also work to engage community members, FLA youth and parents, to respond to and improve economic and social conditions. The Youth Organizers responsibilities include:

  1. Youth Organizer
  • Develop and strengthen leadership abilities of Future Leaders of America Master Achievers (FLAMA) youth council by conducting biweekly youth council meetings. The Youth Organizer will also build strong working relationships with all FLAMA youth council students;
  • Conduct leadership building activities with FLAMA members. Activities include but not limited to: organizing and conducting listening campaigns and developing relationship with community leaders;
  • Advice and train FLAMA youth council on advocacy and strategic planning for local campaigns on education equity. The Youth Organizer will work closely with Lead Organizer to implement strategies and campaigns. Develop and maintain collaborations with local, regional, state and national partner organizations;
  • Develop and maintain leadership regional groups to increase activities and participation throughout the City of Oxnard
  1. Program Outreach
  • Work with the Program Manager to plan, recruit and execute annual programming, which includes but not limited to: Youth Leadership Camp, University Seminars, Family Camp, Facilitator Training supplemental activities
  • Track student participation through internal database; collect evaluations from all students
  • Provide logistical support to FLA youth-led events through meeting logistics, preparation and facilitation
  1. General and Other
  • Maintain contact with other Oxnard programs and services
  • Promote FLA’s mission and goals, including articulating the mission and taking opportunities to advance its goals when appropriate
  • Other assigned duties

JOB REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 2 years’ experience in Community Organizing and/or 2 years of experience working in the field of community development or other relevant community work
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent level of experience is preferred
  • Prior employment or intern experience with transferable skills to that of a Youth Organizer
  • Demonstrated commitment and passion for working with youth to provide access to education, and social justice
  • Experience with and desire to work with diverse cultures and the ability to engage people from a variety of backgrounds on a one-on-one basis or group format
  • Strategic and analytical political thinking skills to think through a variety of community issues and strategies
  • Strong written and verbal skills including large group presentations and public speaking
  • Tech savvy – has skills beyond basic computer literacy
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to set own work priorities, manage responsibilities and time
  • Ability to work with youth leaders to identify and develop issue campaigns that builds leadership
  • Ability to develop and carry out effective strategies for actions
  • Be a strategic thinker and consistently exhibit the ability to think through a variety of approaches to an issue and forecast possible and realistic results
  • Ability to link neighborhood-based issues with regional, state and national issues
  • Setting and achieving an annual grassroots fundraising goal
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) is preferred
  • Sense of humor and creative thinker

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Staff are expected to participate in fundraising events including annual Reencuentro, house parties and Santa to the Sea. Staff should also have a valid driver’s license with insurance and dependable access to a car to drive for work. Background check is required along with a TB test prior to employment

REPORTS TO: Program Manager

STATUS: FULL TIME, NON-EXEMPT

SALARY: $17.00/HR - $19.00/HR, DOE

To apply, please email cover letter and resume by Wednesday September 6th, 2017 to Eder Gaona-Macedo, Executive Director at: [email protected] subject: Oxnard Youth Organizer

Future Leaders of America, Inc. has a deep commitment to fostering equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and representing all genders, ages, beliefs, and identities

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