Community Organizer

job - full time, paid

United Methodist Children's Services Of Wisconsin, Inc
Milwaukee, WI
Closed
Posted 39 Days ago
United Methodist Children's Services Of Wisconsin, Inc
Milwaukee, WI
job - full time, paid
Posted 39 Days ago
Closed

Description

Community Organizer United Methodist Children's Services of Wisconsin, Inc Milwaukee, WI Community Organizer Deadline to apply July 31, 2019 Community Organizer Location: Milwaukee, WI Position Type: Full-time Compensation: $40,000-44,000, depending upon experience and qualifications Type of Employment: Direct Hire Agency: United Methodist Childrens Services of WI Inc. Job Description: Overview: The NSP (Neighborhood Stabilization Program) Community Organizer will; * Interact with residents in the NSP Area 11 by conducting door to door outreach on a monthly basis * Follow the Sustainable Community Initiative and be able to inform residents about it * Follow-up with new and existing resident contacts in the neighborhood * Keep accurate records by managing and updating the current resident database * Connect residents to neighborhood resources, events, and public safety initiatives * Organize and facilitate community meetings and events throughout the year * Provide leadership training and development opportunities to residents * Assist residents in forming block clubs/block watches, help arrange a Washington Park resident block club council * Review applications for city licensing and notify residents of pending applications * Appear and speak, as well as encouraging residents to appear and speak at City Licensing Hearings Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions: 1. Conduct door to door outreach, talking with residents, connecting them to neighborhood resources, and listening to residents about their neighborhood perspective. The Community Organizer is expected to strengthen existing relationships and to identify and engage new neighborhood contacts each calendar year. 2. Establish and maintain block clubs/watches to address criminal and nuisance complaints in coordination with the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD). The Community Organizer is expected to assist residents and the police in the formation of block club/watches and to refer criminal and civil nuisance complaints to MPD. 3. Assist with coordinated neighborhood clean-ups between residents, community organizations, and the City's Department of Neighborhood Services. The Community Organizer will manage an inventory of supplies and encourage residents to utilize the neighborhood clean-up program. 4. Collaborate with City of Milwaukee Departments, law enforcement and other community-based organizations and business groups on crime prevention, neighborhood improvement projects, neighborhood improvement efforts, community events and other collaborative projects throughout the calendar year. 5. Distribute diverse resource materials to individuals and families via door to door outreach, community events, schools, churches, nonprofit organizations and social media. 6. Conduct and attend neighborhood meetings involving residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations to further implement Sustainable Community Initiative and to gather input on Community priorities for the City's 5- Year Consolidated Strategy & Plan. 7. Attend monthly Milwaukee Police Department District 3 Crime Analysis Meetings. 8.Attend all Community Development Grants Administration (CDGA) required trainings and workshops on community organizing strategies and techniques and as well as any other training mandated by CDGA. 9. Record keeping, data entry, evaluation of organizer outcomes, and reporting/writing summaries will be done on a weekly to monthly basis. 9. Develop contacts with other community organizing agencies in adjacent neighborhoods and around the city to share experiences, lessons learned and good practices. 10. All other duties assigned Qualifications: /Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * Knowledge of and ability to collaborate with community residents, organizations, & public officials. * Skill in using computers and Microsoft Office software; particularly Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word and Publisher. * Ability to work weekday evenings and weekends is required to attend community meetings and events. * Ability to write and speak clearly, must be comfortable with public speaking. * Ability and comfort to communicate effectively with diverse populations. * Ability to present information in an organized manner. * Ability to maintain boundaries and confidentiality. Education and Experience: * Bachelor's Degree or two-year associate degree from an accredited school; other combinations of education and experience may be considered. * At least 3 years in working with community-based organizations preferably with community organizing or community education experience. Basic Requirements: * Must have a valid driver's license, a vehicle and automobile insurance. * Requires City of Milwaukee residence at time of hire. Benefits and other compensation: Paid time off vacation/holidays; Discounted childcare available within the agency and onsite via the Growing Tree Childrens Center; Short-Term Disability. To Apply: Email cover letter and resume including three professional references with contact name/title/company/phone number mail to: Human Resources: CONFIDENTIAL United Methodist Children's Services of WI, Inc. 3940 W. Lisbon Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53208 Incomplete submissions will be automatically dismissed. Deadline to apply July 31, 2019 Job Type: Full-time Salary: $40,000.00 to $44,000.00 /year Experience: * Relevant: 3 years (Preferred)

Skills

public speaking, social media, community organizing, community development, event management, grants, writing, non-profit organizations, coordination, community education, workshops, microsoft office, microsoft excel, microsoft word, strategy

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