LA2050
Green Dot Public Schools

Community Organizer

Employment type
Part Time
Posted
4 days ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

ABOUT GREEN DOT

Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit charter management organization driven by the mission to transform public education so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Green Dot operates 30 public schools in historically disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles, Tennessee and Washington. As one of the three largest charter management organizations in the nation, Green Dot schools consistently achieve outstanding academic outcomes through innovative college-preparatory curriculums, collaborative and personalized teaching methods, and strong support systems for both students and staff.

Outside of the classroom, Green Dot schools provide a rich array of after-school programs and services for students so that they have safe, educational and enjoyable opportunities after the bell rings. Additionally, Green Dot strongly believes in community empowerment. Schools regularly organize events that bring together students, parents, educators and political leaders to advocate for active civic engagement and unity. Since 1999, Green Dot has been a celebrated leader in closing discrepancies in access, to high-quality educational opportunities regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.

OPPORTUNITY

Community Engagement Department has a part-time opening for our Community Organizing and Recruitment team. We are looking to expand our community with a new school in the city of Compton, as well as help with community outreach in and around the current areas served by Green Dot (including but not limited to those of both South LA and East LA, and in zip code 90001). All organizers will be responsible for increasing outreach and engagement within the African-American community. The position is part-time and involves social interaction and walking. All outreach is done in teams.

This position will be approximately 20 hours per week, on the following schedule:

Monday to Thursday: 3:30 - 7:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Sundays (some): 5 or 6 a year

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organizers will be assisting with outreach activities, including but not limited to, phone banking, community canvassing, attending meetings
  • Organizers should be able to complete assigned tasks and projects in a timely and effective manner, able to handle a variety of tasks, and should be able to provide clean, accurate reporting of information for managers
  • Must be able to provide own transportation (mileage for canvassing/door-knocking will be reimbursed)


 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 18 years old
  • Outgoing, approachable, and social
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal)
  • Knowledge of community organizing, outreach and advocacy, grassroots marketing and/or political campaigns is a plus
  • Dependability, humility, sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve
  • Must be able to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer

 

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

 

COMPENSATION

The rate for this part-time position is $15 per hour.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

We require all candidates to complete an online application athttp://careers.greendot.org/.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

 

Green Dot Public Schools is a fair chance and equal opportunity employer. As such, Green Dot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that 

BENEFITS

No benefits included.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

None specified

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

No requirement

To apply

We require all candidates to complete an online application at http://careers.greendot.org/.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.