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A Place Called Home

Civics & Community Engagement Coordinator

Employment type
3 months ago
Los Angeles

A Place Called Home is seeking a mission focused Civics and Community Engagement Coordinator to help empower our youth and parents in the South Central community.

Job Title: Civics and Community Engagement Coordinator
Department: Programs
Reports to: Associate Program Director – Teens & Young Adult Services
FLSA Status: 40 Hours, Non-exempt
Rate: 17.00-19.00 DOE

Under the direction of the Associate Program Director, the Civics and Community Engagement Coordinator (CCEC) implements programs and agency goals, REACH objectives, agency best practices and program efficiencies. The CCEC is responsible for co-visioning and implementing a program to expose, educate, and empower APCH teen and parent members in civic, social and economic issues, dynamics and opportunities in the community.


  • Work under the AD –Teens and Young Adult Services to successfully implement the goals as outlined in the organization’s Strategic Plan
  • Assist in developing/planning program that includes participation, advocacy and citizenship/stakeholder responsibilities in communities, county, state and federal government
  • Monitor and report on program progress, and create regular updates on program activities
  • Research and develop field trips and learning plans that include historical perspectives, community service projects, trips to seats of government, etc.; develop relevant collateral materials and secure related guest speakers
  • Facilitate and lead periodic classes and town hall meetings for members on campus
  • Facilitate and lead regular evening and weekend meetings with members’ parents
  • Explore current community issues to educate and empower capacity building for members and families
  • Develop relationships, access and internship opportunities with community leaders and public servants/elected officials
  • Assist members in developing understanding and values/intentions regarding civic life in the community
  • Compile archival information regarding community issues and the program members’ civic activity in the community; build a compact Community Resource library at APCH
  • Develop and foster relationships with external organizations and community partners in order to expand available resources and opportunities for members to engage with community issues and needs
  • Prepare, lead and host community gatherings to explore and educate regarding important matters, issues, elections, etc. affecting the community
  • Lead Voter Education and Voter Registration initiatives at APCH for members, families and the community
  • Involve members in maintaining APCH as a Polling Place for all elections
  • Plan and facilitate annual Stakeholders Circle meeting to engage APCH constituency in dialog regarding APCH and the community
  • Facilitate classes/meetings and actions for Teen Leadership group
  • Facilitate meetings/communications and structure for Parent Partners/Leadership Circle


Other Responsibilities

  • Overlap with and inform other APCH program departments as appropriate
  • Attend all required program meetings (Department, Check-in with Supervisor, etc.) and attend public events related to community issues
  • Prepare and submit all paperwork in a timely manner (Monthly reports, assessments, research, etc.)
  • Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times
  • Perform other tasks as assigned


To perform this important job successfully, the Civics and Community Engagement Coordinator must be able to fulfill all of the elements of the Job Description to the highest standard and be able to work well with colleagues and youth and adults in a high energy, collaborative environment with open communications. Given the community we work with, a bilingual, Spanish-speaker is required. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of the past, present, and future of South Los Angeles and an awareness of changing political and economic dynamics that impact this community. The candidate must also have a strong work ethic, be able to multi-task and have the ability to prioritize. Experience teaching youth and adults and organizing meetings and events is essential. A Place Called Home is a learning organization and there is an expectation of continual growth and learning as a community. All employees are expected to contribute to ongoing growth and improvement in their departments via excellent job performance. Additionally, you are expected to speak up if you become aware of deficiencies and needs; and to offer solutions and make suggestions for improvements in your purview areas. Likewise, because each employee and each department is integral to the entire APCH community, we expect that as you focus on your area, you will also consider the big picture and the overall mission of the agency, and communicate with the appropriate individuals if/when you become aware of problems and/or have suggestions for ways and opportunities to make APCH stronger and better.


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Two years’ experience working with teen and adult population in instructional, community organizing, and/or project-based environments
  • Familiarity with community organizing and outreach
  • Familiarity with civics; specifically structures of local governments
  • Demonstrates cultural-competence
  • Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred


Additional Information
Must work well with diverse populations of employees and clients
Must be available to work weekends and/or evening hours

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