Community Organizer for School Justice

Website Settlement Housing Fund, Inc./New Settlement

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION A pioneering not-for-profit affordable housing developer and community programs initiator in New York City, Settlement Housing Fund, Inc. has worked since 1969 to create more than 8,700 apartments through 64 affordable rental and homeownership development projects. Settlement Housing Fund presently owns and maintains 36 buildings containing 1,979 apartments in various locations, with concentrations of housing and programs in the Mt. Eden section of the Bronx, Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the Two Bridges neighborhood on the Lower East Side, as well as at other sites throughout Manhattan. We expect that our portfolio will continue to grow. Settlement Housing Fund is equally committed to bringing amenities, programs and services to communities we serve through the development and operation of affordable housing. Settlement Housing Fund is the parent organization of The Crenulated Company, LTD dba New Settlement which was created in 1989 with the acquisition of 14 abandoned buildings from the City of New York. New Settlement has evolved into a robust social service organization offering a range of community-based services in education, college access, youth development, arts, workforce development, community organizing, wellness and other key services that provide important resources to the neighborhood’s youth and families. New Settlement’s success has been achieved through close collaboration with a wide range of educational institutions, housing and community development organizations, businesses, youth development and social service agencies – in the neighborhood, Bronx-wide, across New York and nationally. The programs at New Settlement are supported by local, state and federal government agencies, as well as foundations, corporations, organizations and individuals.
DESCRIPTION JOB SUMMARY:

The Parent Action Committee seeks a bold, creative and committed community organizer to strengthen and expand our school equity and school justice campaigns. Guided by the Director of Education Organizing, the Community Organizer for School Justice will work with parents, school staff and community organizations to organize campaigns to improve schools in District 9, the Bronx and throughout New York City.

Job Duties include but not limited to:

  • Base-building and leadership development to engage parents in our campaign work.
  • Cultivating relationships with educators and allies, coordinating PAC’s involvement in local and Citywide coalitions.
  • Leading campaign development to expand the resources for positive discipline and restorative justice in Bronx schools and Citywide.
  • Supports and enhances a culture that respects and honors diversity, invests in professional development and encourages self-care.
  • Work schedule includes some evenings and weekends.
  • Perform other duties as reasonably requested.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The ability to sit, stand, walk and use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone to talk and hear.
  • The ability to frequently sit and reach with hands and arms.
  • The ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Must be able to travel to school locations, city buildings, and residential apartment building to participate in outreach, hold meetings, or press events.
  • Must be able to utilize office equipment such as desktop/notebook computers, copiers, printers, scanners, telephones, and calculators.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

NOTICE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the environment and level of work being performed by this job. This job description in no way states or implies that the duties and responsibilities listed are the only tasks to be performed by the employee in this job. The employee will be required to follow other instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description supersedes prior job descriptions. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.

SALARY $40,000- $50,000
EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Full-Time
POSITION Community Organizer for School Justice
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT Non-Exempt
HIRING MANAGER(S) Chauncy Young
LOCATION New Settlement

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