Sacred Heart Community Service is hiring an
Economic Justice Network: Organizing Coordinator
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT & DESCRIPTION
Sacred Heart Community Service, located in San José, CA, is looking for a dynamic, multifaceted Economic Justice Network (EJN): Organizing Coordinator. The person in this position must be highly organized and possess exceptional oral and written communication skills, demonstrated record in implementing diverse, high quality direct service options to the community, and the ability to work flexibly and creatively. In addition, the ideal candidate must be equally committed to our vision of a community united to ensure every child and adult is free from poverty, an approach of driving policy change through transformational leadership development, and teaching and living an anti-racism and anti-oppression worldview.
The coordinator in this position will provide leadership in SHCS’ efforts to develop and evaluate Sacred Heart’s Economic Justice Network program portfolio. Activities associated with this function include but are not limited to; completing program outreach and recruitment, managing direct service referrals to partner organizations, fulfilling case management activities, and engaging community members with lived experience in the work of EJN program through leadership development and empowerment. The EJN Organizing Coordinator will be an active thought partner in the program's continued goal of leadership engagement and development within the program. The EJN Organizing Coordinator will contribute to fulfilling the agency's vision and mission agency-wide, in the Self-Sufficiency Department and Economic Justice Networks. Programming might require some evenings and weekends.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Program Management (50-60%)
● Co-lead Logrando Juntos (financial literacy classes) and VITA (free tax) program coordination, overseeing logistics development, program evaluation and work plans.
● Lead outreach and organizing plans, including training and strategic/tactical outcomes.
● Effective data input and tracking in data systems, such as Salesforce and others.
● Supports and is trained on all EJN programs such as employment, public benefits, digital inclusion, financial literacy and guarantee income project.
● Attract, train, and encourage leadership with volunteers, county interns, and promotores through the development of program opportunities.
● Assist with curriculum development and improvement.
Leadership Development (30-40%)
● Co-lead training and professional development for EJN/SS program staff in community organizing and mobilization.
● Fosters strong relationships with SHCS members and community partners through one-on-one meetings, coalition participation and committee development.
● Promote awareness of economic justice & systems, power building and leadership development by facilitating training and research meetings.
● Coordinate advocacy goals and metrics that includes committee and leadership development.
● Supports analysis of program data/outcomes to identify success trends and areas for improvement.
● Ongoing collaboration to meet all EJN program outcomes.
● Aids in planning and executing agency-wide programs, training and outreach efforts.
● Facilitates conflict resolution and employs restorative conversations.
● Performs assigned duties as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR EXPERIENCE EQUIVALENT:
● Strong commitment to our vision of a community united to ensure that every child and adult is free from poverty.
● Demonstrated commitment to strength-based, social justice and anti-oppression framework.
● Attention to detail and strong follow-through.
● Two years’ experience working in a community based organization.
● Two years’ experience with curriculum training and development.
● Passion for social and economic justice, community engagement, and organizing are ideal.
● Excellent community organizing skills and minimum 2 years’ experience.
● Bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish or English and Vietnamese
● Demonstrated success in organizing, strategizing, implementing, and identifying victories on organizing campaigns.
● Inspirational presence, reliable leadership, and enthusiasm for SHCS mission and vision.
● Excellent individual and group rapport-building and communication skills (written and verbal) in a range of relationships and environments, including with co-workers, colleagues in the field, youth, program participants, parents, elderly, immigrants, people of and other key stakeholders.
● Skills and tools for facilitating economic justice led initiatives and participatory planning.
● Excellent time management, project management, and delegation skills.
● Flexible, compassionate, and supportive attitude.
● Experience with providing culturally competent support and leadership development.
● Available to work some evenings and weekends.
● Must have a valid California driver's license and qualify to be insured under SHCS driving policy.
● Must have access to reliable transportation and be able to drive to various locations.
● Computer literate with proficiency in Google Apps, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
● Must complete a DMV and complete a background check.
The EJN Organizing Coordinator in the Economic Justice Networks reports to the Economic Justice Program Manager.
To consider the application, applicants must submit a resume & Cover Letter outlining their experience in economic justice, volunteer leadership development, and community work.
This position is full-time and exempt. Pay is commensurate with experience, from $66,500. Excellent benefits include fully paid medical insurance for employees and majority paid medical insurance for qualified dependents, dental insurance, vision insurance, 12 paid holidays, 10 paid sick days per year, paid vacation starting at 10 days per year, additional wellness benefits, basic life and long-term disability insurance, professional development and more.
Sacred Heart Community Service is proud to be an Equal Opportunity workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. SHCS is committed to building a team of people of diverse ethnic, cultural, and experiential backgrounds. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented and marginalized communities, people of color, women, people living with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ people to apply. It is the policy of Sacred Heart Community Service to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, medical condition or genetic information, veteran status, national origin, disability, marital or other protected status. SHCS will conform to the spirit, as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.
This position is represented by SEIU Local 521.
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