We’re looking for one high quality candidate to work with us in a one-year AmeriCorps position through Public Allies from September through June 2016. Please send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying. A position description is listed below and an FAQ regarding the Public Allies program is located here.
We are seeking an energetic and qualified member to work with us this year to build on our organizations ability to help neighbors move from being simply a resident of their neighborhood into an active community leader. We’ll work on a gatherings and workshops, curriculum and tools for engagement, and strategies for residents to be empowered and have the tools to make change in their communities. Your role will involve building relationships with current residents, recruiting volunteers, leading outreach through regular doorknocking and phone banking, planning trainings and workshops, inviting residents and hosting events, and helping residents move toward more active leadership roles in their community. You will work directly alongside the Executive Director and other staff in your work. Trainings will include topics such as community organizing, event hosting, city structure, neighborhood history, lessons in power, relationship and block building and more. You should be able to work flexible hours, including some Saturdays and evenings. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Ability to stand on your feet for more than 1 hour is necessary for doorknocking and outreach activities. Ability to work with and engage a diverse population is essential as well as a willingness to knock on doors and interact with strangers. Strong communication skills are desired.
Position will pay $1500/month stipend and an education reward at the end of the year.