Neighborhoods Organizing for Change is hiring a full-time education organizer to lead our innovative and pro-community education advocacy work. The education organizer will be responsible for: 1) Building a leadership team of parents, students, teachers and community supporters; 2) Engaging and growing an education committee within NOC; and 3) Working with NOC members to identify core community priorities that could inform and strengthen public school outcomes.
The organizer will manage a full-time neighborhood canvass in both North and South Minneapolis, and will be tasked with reaching ambitious qualitative and quantitative goals towards a comprehensive Community Equity-Based Needs Assessment survey in Minneapolis neighborhoods that could most benefit from the Community Schools model. NOC will survey community members about issues that include but aren’t limited to the areas of adult education, pre-school, health access, housing access, transit needs, and workers’ issues.
This is a full-time position beginning immediately and continuing through 2016, with the option to extend through 2017. NOC offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package.
Significant experience with canvass management, data tracking, and effective supervision of field organizers.
Significant experience with field organizing, community organizing, leadership development, and issue advocacy.
Ability to manage and energize committed group of staff and volunteers.
Demonstrated accountability to low-income communities and communities of color.
Ability to work in multicultural and multi-racial settings.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Brings empathy, passion, and humor to the work.
Ability to deliver numbers-based results in a fast-paced and self-directed environment.
Highly organized and efficient, able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
Understanding of national and local education policy, and commitment to community-led education.
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change is a grassroots, member-led organization building power in under-resourced communities and communities of colors across the Twin Cities. NOC works at the intersectional framework of race, the economy and public policy. NOC is a collaborative, movement-building organization where decisions are made by people who are most affected by the inequities we seek to change.
NOC is widely regarded as a ‘movement hub’ as much as it is recognized as a traditional nonprofit. We believe that in order to work towards transformational change rooted in the liberation and sustainability of all communities, we need to build a POC-based organizational coalition based in a shared vision and aligned goals in order to move collective power. We are rooted in the geography, culture, history, and present-day experience of under-resourced communities and communities of color.
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NOC actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.