Community Engagement Cordinator

  • Full Time
  • Spokane

Website Stand for Children

THE ROLE
Your role stands at the intersection of organizing and the fight to change the odds particularly for children. The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for working within in the community to recruit parents, educators, and other community members who are committed to working with Stand to reach its goals to increase the number of effective statewide advocates to focus on policies that directly impact youth and education in the state of Washington.

THE ORGANIZATION

Stand is a non-profit education advocacy organization focused on ensuring all students receive a high quality, relevant education, especially those whose boundless potential is overlooked and under-tapped because of their skin color, zip code, first language, or disability.

STATUS:

This is a part-time, temporary position. 20 hours/week. Spokane, WA preferred.

The position may last up to 8/31/22.

Compensation: $19/hour

RESPONSIBILITIES

Spokane Engagement

Engage parents and community members to participate and act in local and statewide advocacy activities;

Develop a pipeline, identify, and recruit parents and supporters in the Spokane community;

Identify opportunities for relational organizing to support community members through the engagement ladder;

Provide technical support and assistance for volunteer engagement events;

Provide regular communication and campaign updates to keep the Spokane area base informed and engaged in Stand’s work;

Statewide Engagement

Assist Washington affiliate staff to host community member engagement events – virtually and in person;

Be willing to phone bank, canvass, attend meetings, present information, table at key events, and other identified activities that support the work of Stand;

Support Policy & Government Affairs Manager to coordinate around identifying individuals to participate as advocates during legislative session

Support Marketing & Communications Director to coordinate opportunities for engaging community members across the state including monthly actions;

Participate in weekly check-ins with the Executive Director and National Organizing Director to strategize, plan, and discuss the ongoing work;

Additional projects as assigned;

Support Stand Fellows and Reporting

Check in twice monthly with each of the four Stand Fellows to identify needs, ensure activities and results are aligned with identified priorities, and bridge the Fellows’ work to the Washington State Impact Agenda;

Provide technical support to Fellows as needed; i.e., helping with Zoom meeting facilitation;

Submit weekly report detailing all activities and results;

Complete weekly data entry into Stand’s data platform;

Provide other Fellowship logistics support as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Highly organized and responsible self-starter;
Ability to inspire colleagues, volunteers, and community members;
Knowledge of the Spokane School system is a plus;
Respect for economic and cultural diversity, experience working with diverse groups of people, excited about working with diverse communities;
Prompt, responsive and timely in responsiveness;
Strong written communication skills;
Ability to work flexible hours, including mornings, evenings and possibly weekends.
Comfortable working with technology including data bases and virtual communications platforms;
A cell phone with the ability to receive calls and text messages;
Access to a computer and the ability to receive emails;
Spanish fluency is a plus;
Respect for economic and cultural diversity, experience working with diverse groups of people;
Ability to be in multiple locations in the course of a given day, the ability to transport items, and the ability to set up and take down meeting equipment (chairs, tables, projectors, screens, etc.); may require the ability to climb stairs.

Stand for Children has a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon receiving an offer of employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.

Stand for Children consists of two separate entities. Stand for Children, Inc., a grassroots membership organization is exempt under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, and Stand for Children Leadership Center, a leadership development organization is exempt under section 501(c)(3)

Stand for Children and Stand for Children Leadership Center provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or marital status. We are committed to a diverse and culturally inclusive workplace in which our differences broaden our awareness, enrich our daily experiences and contribute to our collective strength. We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other legally protected characteristics are never used to make final hiring decisions, we place a particular focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of the communities we serve.

To apply for this job please visit standforchildren.applytojob.com.