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Summary: The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust’s (“Neighborhood Land Trust”) Community Organizers provide integral connections between the Neighborhood Land Trust and community residents. Each Community Organizer (CO) is expected to develop and maintain a wide-range of relationships within their assigned project/community, including relationships with community members, Neighborhood Councils, homeowners and neighborhood organizations, business leaders, elected officials, City and County of Los Angeles departments, and other project/community stakeholders.
CO responsibilities include developing resident leadership, building support and membership, performing outreach and education, overseeing a neighborhood campaign, and involving resident leaders in organization-wide campaigns. The successful candidate will be expected to implement the following goals:
CO must represent the organization with a high level of professionalism, organization, and friendliness. The Community Organizer reports to the Director of Organizing.
Background: The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust creates change by supporting low-income communities of color to more effectively realize their power and influence over the use of land. We work with residents to increase communities’ access to parks and gardens, while organizing to change local policies to develop more equitable park and food systems for generations to come. We believe that this work is necessary to overcome decades of disinvestment, racism, and environmental injustice in low-income communities of color and that no person in LA County should live without a safe park or access to fresh, healthy food. As a community-based non-profit land owner, developer, and steward for safe public space, we work with residents from design to stewardship. We meet our goals by:
Since 2002, we’ve helped create 27 parks and community gardens. We currently steward 12 parks and community gardens and we’ve got another eight in our active development pipeline. We take pride in innovative and challenging work which makes change a part of our regular work day life.
Annual Salary: Salary is based on qualifications and experience. Neighborhood Land Trust provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, vision, dental, supplemental insurance, 401k, vacation time, sick time, holidays, flexible schedules, an annual professional development budget, staff events and the support of a healthy work-life balance.
Key Responsibilities: The CO is primarily responsible for growing Neighborhood Land Trust’s visibility in communities, cultivating community residents as leaders, advocates, and organizing residents in low-income communities of color to improve their neighborhood and park equity. CO will maintain direct and strategic communication with partner organizations, residents and leaders, elected officials, and more. The CO will cultivate relationships in communities to promote park equity, food justice, community development, and policy changes. The essential functions or duties listed are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Project Strategy and Leadership Development
Neighborhood Land Trust Organizational Team Work
Apply here: https://landtrust.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=18
The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust is an equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. People with multiple marginalized identities are strongly encouraged to apply, including queer, trans, people with disabilities and/or people of color. The Land Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
We will begin reviewing applications on April 9, 2018.