Proyecto Pastoral,

Early Learning Organizer

2 months ago
Employment type
Full-time, Non-Exempt
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Promesa Boyle Heights is a passionate collaborative of residents, youth, schools, local organizations and

public/private institutions working together to realize a vision where:

1. Every individual has access to a range of supports in the home, in our schools, and in the community

to foster school and life success;

2. Organizations are collaborating and closing the opportunity gap amongst the most marginalized and

underserved populations in our community, and;

3. A powerful, resident-led collaborative is winning system-level policy changes that create a safer,

healthier, and more stable Boyle Heights.

About this job

The Early Learning organizer is responsible for recruiting new supporters, engaging activists, and developing

volunteer leaders who identify with and support the PBH campaign priorities - specifically those connected to

Early Learning North star and strategic directions. The organizer also leads execution of grassroots outreach

plans to further the programmatic goals of the collaborative and lead facilitation of campaign strategy. Helps

advance the direction of the Early Learning Solution Team in collaboration with parents, resident leaders,

partners and other key stakeholders.

Promesa Boyle Heights (BH) is seeking a mission-driven leader who is passionate and committed to social and

racial justice. The organizer, along with Early Learning priorities, will also support leadership development,

recruitment and coordination of grassroots campaigns related to advocacy areas within the other Promesa’s

Community Transformation focus areas, including: immigrant rights, education justice, English language

learners, and wellness. The organizer will work with the Community Transformation team which includes the CoDirectors and Program Manager, and will participate in organizing, alignment and strategy meetings to advance

the mission and vision of Promesa

Compensation: (Coordinator 1 Level) $18.26 – $22.11 per hour, DOE

Roles & responsibilities

Organizer Model Implementation and Base Building

● Work with the team to identify, recruit and develop resident leaders and engage parents as

supporters of the collaborative and/or our core partner efforts.

● Coordinate across Promesa teams to expand our base, meet new potential supporters, and

generate new contacts through outreach efforts to add to our database.

● Recruit and train resident leaders, early care and education providers, and other

stakeholders for press conferences, hearings, and other events.

● Lead trainings on topics identified by resident leaders, early care and education providers,

and other stakeholders. May be asked to support in areas such as immigration, education

justice, English Learner and wellness.

● Engage Promesa’s base of supporters in grassroots campaign activities (ex. school district

meetings, community outreach, virtual convenings, etc.) connected to early learning and

other Promesa areas.

Campaign Support and Program Development

● Along with community education, base-building, resident leadership capacity-building, the

organizer will lead the development of establishing a Boyle Heights Early Learning

Network, organizing and connecting key early care and education centers and family child

care home providers.

● Collaborate with Comite de Lideres to create intergenerational advocacy with early learning care providers,

residents, youth and others on resident identified campaigns.

● In partnership with other Promesa’s teams and key partners actively develop a campaign aimed at

increasing support for Early Learning programs, funding and other investments as identified by the Early

Learning Solution Team.

● Support advocacy related to Promesa’s parks, open space and healthy environments advocacy campaign.

● Supporting the creation and launch of new organizing initiatives, including early learning components.

Grassroot Advocacy

● Build and maintain working relationships with a wide-range of partners, including residents,

youth, schools, local organizations and public/private institutional leaders

● Build and maintain regular communication with the General Assembly, Steering Committee, and

other Promesa committees.

● Build and maintain relationships with coalition partners and community schools in the Promesa


● Participate in key coalition and campaign-related meetings.

● Support the design and implementation of quantitative and qualitative evaluation and

reporting tools.


A bachelor’s degree is preferred; other comparable organizing work experience will be


● Strong adaptive leadership abilities including an encouraging, motivating presence to

help with conflict management, team building, goal-setting, prioritization and strategic


● Able to work independently and as a member of a team;

● A minimum of 2 year of grassroots experience organizing, supporting different phases of

a campaign, knowledge of organizing principles and coalition-building;

● Commitment to social justice and community empowerment;

● Able to communicate well (verbal/written) in both English and Spanish;

● Must be computer literate and have experience working with Microsoft Office, data

analysis software, and social media;

● Able to work flexible hours including evenings and some weekends;

● Able to exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions, and

to handle difficult or confrontational situations in a calm, consistent, and equitable


● Able to effectively represent Promesa BH interests in the community and maintain

effective working relationships among co-workers, public, private, and professional


● **Must be a licensed driver with reliable transportation and ability to meet organization’s

minimum auto insurance requirements;

● Interested in someone who can start immediately and can preferably remain in this position for the total

grant period of at least two years.

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit, talk,

hear, and type, at times for extended periods of time. The employee will also occasionally be required to

stand, walk, and drive. The employee will occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

To apply

These should be sent electronically to with the subject line: Promesa BH Early

Learning Organizer. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We encourage interested

applicants to submit as soon as possible.

Application Questions:

1) Why are you interested in working with the Promesa BH team, and in the Early Learning

Organizer role?

2) Please describe your organizing experience and any experience (if applicable) in supporting

different phases of a campaign.

3) How do you define a ‘leader’ and how do you develop leadership in others?

4) Describe an example of when you handled a difficult or confrontational situation. What did you

learn about yourself and others?