Civics & Community Engagement Coordinator
Job Details
APCH The Bridge - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$17.00 - $19.00 Hourly
The Opportunity

APCH has an exciting opportunity for an individual with a high degree of energy with a passion to make a difference in the community.  We are seeking those looking to take their next step in their career path while serving the community.

Our Mission

A Place Called Home provides a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education and wellness for the young people in South Central Los Angeles to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives.

About Us

A Place Called Home is expanding at a steady pace and there are exciting plans and opportunities ahead. Are you interested in working and contributing someplace where your colleagues are friendly, respectful and supportive? Where every day you learn something new, contribute to the workplace culture, and develop yourself personally and professionally? Are you passionate about social justice and balancing inequities in the world? Do you like the idea of making a difference in the lives of hundreds of young people every day? Do you bring and expect integrity, humanity and meaning in your work? Please read on to see what this important position will accomplish at A Place Called Home.

 

Job Title:         Civics and Community Engagement Coordinator

Department:    Programs                                                                   

Reports to:      Associate Director - Teens & Young Adult Services

FLSA Status:  40 Hours, Non-exempt

 

SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Associate Director of TYAS, the Civics and Community Engagement Coordinator (CCEC) implements programs and agency goals, REACH objectives, agency best practices and program efficiencies. The CCEC is responsible for co-visioning and implementing a program to expose, educate, and empower APCH teen and parent members in civic, social and economic issues, dynamics and opportunities in the community.        

           

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in developing/planning a program that includes participation, advocacy and citizenship/stakeholder responsibilities in communities, county, state and federal government
  • Assist members in developing understanding and values/intentions regarding civic life in the community
  • Compile archival information regarding community issues and the program members’ civic activity in the community; build a compact Community Resource library at APCH
  • Develop and foster relationships with external organizations and community partners in order to expand available resources and opportunities for members to engage with community issues and needs
  • Develop and leverage connections to the South Central LA Community to develop opportunities for members to engage and address issues facing their community.
  • Develop curriculum and experiential learning opportunities to develop an understanding of social justice issues, government processes, and the role of the engaged citizen.
  • Develop relationships, access and internship opportunities with community leaders and public servants/elected officials
  • Explore current community issues to educate and empower capacity building for members and families
  • Expose members to careers and educational paths related to civics and community engagement.
  • Facilitate and lead periodic classes and town hall meetings for members on campus
  • Facilitate and lead regular evening and weekend meetings with members’ parents
  • Facilitate classes/meetings and actions for Teen Leadership group
  • Facilitate meetings/communications and structure for Parent Partners/Leadership Circle
  • Involve members in maintaining APCH as a Polling Place for all elections
  • Lead Voter Education and Voter Registration initiatives at APCH for members, families and the community
  • Monitor and report on program progress, and create regular updates on program activities
  • Plan and facilitate annual Stakeholders Circle meeting to engage APCH constituency in dialog regarding APCH and the community
  • Prepare, lead and host community gatherings to explore and educate regarding important matters, issues, elections, etc. affecting the community
  • Research and develop field trips and learning plans that include historical perspectives, community service projects, trips to seats of government, etc.; develop relevant collateral materials and secure related guest speakers
  • Work under the Associate Director –Teens and Young Adult Services to successfully implement the goals as outlined in the organization’s Strategic Plan

 

Other Responsibilities

  • Overlap with and inform other APCH program departments as appropriate
  • Attend all required program meetings (Department, Check-in with Supervisor, etc.) and attend public events related to community issues
  • Prepare and submit all paperwork in a timely manner (Monthly reports, assessments, research, etc.)
  • Adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards and values at all times
  • Perform other tasks as assigned
APCH Requirements

To perform this important job successfully, the Civics and Community Engagement Coordinator must be able to fulfill all of the elements of the Job Description to the highest standard and be able to work well with colleagues and youth and adults in a high energy, collaborative environment with open communications. Given the community we work with, a bilingual, Spanish-speaker is required. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of the past, present, and future of South Los Angeles and an awareness of changing political and economic dynamics that impact this community. The candidate must also have a strong work ethic, be able to multi-task and have the ability to prioritize. Experience teaching youth and adults and organizing meetings and events is essential. A Place Called Home is a learning organization and there is an expectation of continual growth and learning as a community. All employees are expected to contribute to ongoing growth and improvement in their departments via excellent job performance. Additionally, you are expected to speak up if you become aware of deficiencies and needs; and to offer solutions and make suggestions for improvements in your purview areas. Likewise, because each employee and each department is integral to the entire APCH community, we expect that as you focus on your area, you will also consider the big picture and the overall mission of the agency, and communicate with the appropriate individuals if/when you become aware of problems and/or have suggestions for ways and opportunities to make APCH stronger and better.   

 

Technical and Performance Skills

  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Customer Service
  • Time Management
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Flexibility
  • Mission-Driven
  • Dedicated to excellence
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Resourceful
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Microsoft Office Skills

 

Education/Training/Experience

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Two years’ experience working with teen and adult population in instructional, community organizing, and/or project-based environments
  • Familiarity with community organizing and outreach
  • Familiarity with civics; specifically structures of local governments
  • Demonstrates cultural-competence
  • Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred

Additional Information

Must work well with diverse populations of employees and clients

Must be available to work weekends and/or evening hours

 

A Place Called Home provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including but not limited to pregnancy), gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation, military and veteran status, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, citizenship national origin, age, physical and/or mental disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, A Place Called Home complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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