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Community Organizer

Company: Maiker Housing Partners
Location: Westminster
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Maiker Housing Partners (MHP), the Public Housing Authority of Adams County Colorado, disrupts poverty through the execution of socially conscious community development. Maiker develops and manages 17 affordable housing communities, as well as managing the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Maiker strives to be a member-centered organization, honoring the gifts, talents and interests of those who receive services from Maiker. The Community Organizer position is part of Maiker Housing Partners' Family and Community Vitality (FCV) department. In addition to Community Organizing and Engagement, FCV provides members with Community Resource Navigation to access basic needs resources (such as food assistance, mental health programs, two-generation family development programs, etc.) and brings community partners on-site to Maiker Housing Communities to support community members. This position works collaboratively with the Community Engagement Manager, Maiker residents (called members), Maiker staff, and community partners to develop and support opportunities to ensure strong and resilient community member connection, creating a sense of belonging that will lead to strong community contribution and leadership development of community members toward collective action that address the interests of Maiker's community members. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. The following will be performed with strict adherence to Maiker policies and procedures. Community Member Engagement and Organizing

  • In collaboration with the Community Engagement Manager and key community partners, implement the Maiker community organizing model with clarity and fidelity.
  • Conduct community outreach and recruitment using a variety of methods including on-site interactions, email, flyers and group meetings
  • Drive community member turnout and mobilization for specific initiatives.
  • Create opportunities to highlight member success stories.
  • Develop new member engagement opportunities and connect members to existing opportunities.
  • With community member leaders, implement and support campaigns to change policy and community conditions that improve their lives.
  • Provide training and information on key community issues, advocacy skills, facilitation and group leadership skills.
  • In collaboration with Community Resource Navigation Team connect members to community resources as requested from members
  • Project Budget management.
  • Assist with other duties assigned as necessary. Reporting and Data Tracking
    • Use data collections systems and other methods to maintain clear, organized, and accurate records of Maiker's community membership activities and involvement and achieved outcomes.
    • Track overall progress of organizing work plan goals.
    • Complete reports for partners and funders as required.
    • Provide analysis and reporting of community project progress and outcomes.
    • Provide progress reports of program participants and community organizing activities.

      Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education/Experience
      • 3-5 years of lived experience of systemic marginalization and/or 5+ years working with systemically marginalized populations.
      • At least 2 years of experience executing community engagement projects or programs.
      • Experience in neighborhood organizing focused on community development issues such as housing and economic development is a plus.
      • Working knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
      • Bilingual in Spanish/English required Qualities and Characteristics
        • Have deep understanding and commitment to gender equity and racial justice
        • Deep understanding and demonstrated skills in managing vicarious and other forms of mental and emotional traumas
        • Excellent oral and written communication skills- in English (Bilingual Spanish strongly preferred)
        • Versatile team member: strong self-starter and collaborator
        • Has strong understanding of interpersonal boundaries
        • Ability to listen to and see the strengths and skills of people and to utilize them to bring about collaborative community change.
        • Strong public speaking and facilitation skills
        • Strong cultural humility with the ability to work effectively in an environment with diverse cultures, multiple perspectives.
        • Ability to balance competing needs of individuals and organizations
        • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions and decisions in a timely manner
        • The ability to read, comprehend, and implement rules, regulations, and procedures
        • Fluent skills in mobile, social media and computer communications
        • Passion for positive community change through community empowerment and collaboration.
        • Great organizational skills
        • Ability to work nights and weekends Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
          • Regular computer use throughout the day, ability to sit for lengthy periods of time
          • Ability to stand and walk on hard surfaces, and go up and down stairs
          • Ability to lift/push/pull/carry various objects of 1 - 10 pounds frequently and 10 - 25 pounds occasionally
          • Ability to reach to shoulder level and above
          • Ability to bend at the hips and knees
          • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions
          • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate PM22 PI190068093

Keywords: Maiker Housing Partners, Denver , Community Organizer, Other , Westminster, Colorado

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