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One Open Position

Community Organizer

Reports to:   Project Manager, Nellie Mae Foundation Initiative
Terms:  Part-time

To Apply: Email your resume to jobs@everyday-democracy.org

Position Summary:

Everyday Democracy seeks an individual to work as a part-time community organizer to work in New England communities to support school and community stakeholders, coaches, school leaders, parents, and other community members to build strong and sustainable structures that lead to positive outcomes for children and their families.

Essential Duties:

  • Support district coaches in partnership-building between school and community
  • Support community efforts to identify and convene organizations (community-based, publicly funded, philanthropic, civic, etc.) within New England school district communities, with missions and interests in youth, family, education, community development, etc.
  • Support community efforts to identify and convene community leaders and community members within social, activist, faith, environmental, artistic, historical, etc. networks in New England school district communities with interests in youth, family, education, community development, etc.
  • Research and collect data on educational and social conditions and outcomes for children in New England school district communities.
  • Collect evaluation data from program activities and events.
  • Work with and report to the Nellie Mae Phase V project manager and site leaders.

Knowledge, skills and abilities: 

  • 3 years of experience working in community settings
  • Good understanding in basic principles of community organizing and community engagement
  • Knowledge and understanding of equity principles and applications
  • Knowledge and understanding for building sustainable structures and practices
  • Good facilitation skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus

Required Experience:

  • High school diploma or college degree
  • Related field experience

Work Environment:

  • Travel is required, and reliable transportation is needed
  • Flexible work hours, may include weekends
Connecticut Civic Ambassadors are everyday people who care about and engage others in their communities by creating opportunities for civic participation that strengthens our state’s "civic health."

Dialogue to Change

Our ultimate goal is to create positive community change that includes everyone, and our tools, advice, and resources foster that kind of change. Whether you’re grappling with a divisive community issue, or simply want to include residents’ voices in city government, Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, using a racial equity lens, can help.