A Place Called Home is seeking a Civics and Community Engagement Coordinator
Reports to: Associate Program Director - Membership, Education & Wellness
FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-exempt
Hourly Rate: $14.00-$16.00/hour DOE
A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth and community center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, fitness and health and wellness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active community members capable of making positive change in the world in which they live.
At a critical moment in the community APCH serves, the Civics and Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for co-visioning and implementing a new program to educate, include and empower APCH teen and parent members in civic, social and economic issues and dynamics in the community; organize content, classes, workshops, trainings, field trips, gatherings, presentations and other functions to strengthen and inform our constituents’ awareness and engagement with/about the conditions and decisions in/for the community; establish and maintain partnerships with individuals and entities at local, city, state, and federal offices serving this community; organize community service projects and forums by and for our constituents. The Coordinator position is one of leadership and includes connecting with other departments at APCH to share resources and collaborate on projects and program elements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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. The ideal candidate will have past experience or a strong interest in youth development and arts education, and a strong work ethic and self-motivation. Current college students or recent college grads starting their careers in the non-profit sector are strongly encouraged to apply.
Technical and Performance Skills
Ability to speak, write and read Spanish is mandatory
Physical and Mental Demands
Must work well with diverse populations of employees and clients
Qualified candidates, please email resume, cover letter and references to Human Resources at [email protected]. Please include all documents as one pdf file and use “Civics and Community Engagement Coordinator” in the subject line. (E-mail submissions only/No phone inquiries) Responses will be sent only to individuals meeting the outlined requirements of the position.
Background screening required/Relevant skills assessment required during screening