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Community Organizer

Job Description
Organization: 
Making Olathe Better
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Western Slope
Type of Job: 
Part-time
Job Category: 
Programs/Services
Job Description: 

Overview

The Making Olathe Better Resident Team, known as “The MOB,” under the fiscal sponsorship of Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC), seeks an individual who is committed to the Olathe area and will help implement the community’s Health Equity Plan for improving Olathe’s social and economic conditions. The Community Organizer will work with the Resident Team, the Community Coordinator, the Leadership Team and the Community Partner in order to be successful in this work. The Community Organizer will balance the diverse needs and opinions of the Resident Team and community members. This individual will report directly to the Community Coordinator and will be an employee of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center and will adhere to CNDC’s policies and procedures.

CNDC is dedicated to equal employment opportunities in any term, condition or privilege of employment. CNDC prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age 40 and over, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by state or local law. This policy applies to all employees.  
 

Areas of Responsibility

The Community Organizer will maintain a positive relationship with Resident Team members.  This will include:

  • Assist with meeting facilitation and group decision-making. 
  • Assist in identifying capacity building needs of the Resident Team and Leadership Team. 
  • Participate in identification, recruitment, and placement of Resident Team candidates who reflect the diversity of Olathe and the needs of the Team. 

The Community Organizer will maintain and build positive relationships with the broader Olathe community.  This will include:

  • Building ongoing, meaningful relationships with Olathe’s priority populations:
    • monolingual Spanish speakers
    • low-income families
    • middle and high school youth
  • Help build relationships with existing English and Spanish speaking entities, such as non-profits, businesses, city government and schools.
  • Keep community members and leaders informed of the MOB’s mission, programs, services, and successes.
  • Help organize community conversations around specific issues 
  • Assist as needed with event planning. 
Requirements/Qualifications
  • Able to plan, set up and help coordinate meetings
  • Strong facilitation and conflict resolution skills
  • Passionate about the community of Olathe
  • Interested in and able to form trusting relationships with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Good listener
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Strong understanding of Hispanic culture
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize activities
  • Organized and reliable
  • Basic computer skills (Word, email, presentation software)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent work experience
  • Preferred: Experience with communication technologies as appropriate to the community.
  • Preferred: Open to differing perspectives than your own
  • Preferred: Works well on a team
  • Preferred: Creative thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Preferred: Ability to participate in conversations around race, class, gender and social justice
  • Preferred: Commitment to the goals and approach of The Colorado Trust
Compensation/Benefits

Logistics

  • POSITION: Position is part-time, non-exempt and is funded by a grant from The Colorado Trust. The grant is currently funded through January 2021 but may be extended based on meeting deliverables.
  • SCHEDULE: Up to 24 hours per week; flexible schedule (potential to work around your current work schedule); some evening and weekend hours will be required
  • PAY AND BENEFITS: $17-$20 per hour, depending on experience, and eligible for prorated time-off benefits.
  • TRAVEL:  Work-related travel is required, and the employee will be reimbursed according to the current IRS mileage guidelines.
  • LICENSES: Employee is required to have reliable access to a vehicle and possess a valid Colorado driver’s license
  • EQUIPMENT:  The employee will be furnished with a reliable laptop and will have access to printer and office supplies
  • LOCATION:  The employee will work out of the Making Olathe Better office, and will consider the Olathe area as his/her work environment
  • REPORTS TO: Community Coordinator
How To Apply

Interested individuals should email a letter of interest and resume to:

 Making Olathe Better at olathemob@gmail.com

Please reference Community Organizer in subject line.  

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