Jul 28, 2010

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Familias Unidas Coordinator

Familias Unidas Coordinator

InnerCity Struggle (ICS) is a social justice, community-building, and membership led organization in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles. ICS promotes safe, healthy and non-violent communities by organizing youth and families in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles to work toward social justice. ICS was founded in 1994 as an independent center that would build community leadership to improve the quality of life in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles.

Recent Accomplishments:
ICS won student, parent, teacher and community support to bring autonomy and additional resources into Roosevelt HS, its two feeder middle schools and one feeder elementary school through the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (PLAS).
ICS secured $200 million from the QEIA (SB 1133) funds for Eastside schools to support class size reduction and increase A-G availability.
ICS was one of the lead organizations of Communities for Educational Equity that won A-G life prep curriculum as part of the new high school graduation requirements to ensure all students graduate college eligible.
ICS won the building of a new elementary, a high school, and an adult school for East Los Angeles
InnerCity Struggle is seeking an experienced Community Organizer to coordinate our Familias Unidas/United Families (FaU) component. FaU builds a powerful base of parents and community members who are organized to work towards educational justice in public education. FaU builds community and parent leadership that advocates for a progressive voice on issues and policies impacting the Eastside.

The FaU Coordinator responsibilities include:
Coordinate monthly FaU chapter meetings for East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights general members
Coordinate monthly FaU Coordinating Committee meetings with the parent leaders of the component
Develop outreach strategies and recruit new FaU members
Train FaU members on organizing, outreach, advocacy, and research
Conduct political education with FaU members
Facilitate meetings, coordinate events, and assist in organizing FaU and youth actions
Build alliances with school representatives and parent organizations
Participate in campaign development and strategy
And other duties as identified by the Associate Director

Qualifications Include:

Experience in working with parents and residents
Two years experience in community/labor organizing
Commitment to systemic social change and strong desire to build a social movement in Los Angeles
Knowledge of computer programs preferred (Microsoft Office, Graphics/Layout programs)
Car is required(with liability insurance)
Understanding of urban educational and school issues
Independent worker, initiative-taker, good problem-solver, and detail oriented
Ability to work in a team setting and provide/receive constructive feedback
Excellent writing and communication skills
Ability to work effectively with school and district officials
College Graduate preferred
Bilingual in Spanish

This is a full-time position. Salary to be negotiated depending on qualifications and experience. Full medical benefits. The position is open until filled.

Send cover letter and resume to: Henry Perez, Associate Director.
Email: ics@innercitystruggle.org


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