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- Community Engagement Coordinator, NC, USA

Community Engagement Coordinator



The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP)




Location: Greensboro, NC




About the Organisation:

The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is a non-profit organization that empowers people to decide together how to spend public money, primarily in the US and Canada. We create and support participatory budgeting processes that deepen democracy, build stronger communities, and make public budgets more equitable and effective.

Job Description:

PBP is seeking a Community Engagement Coordinator to support implementation of participatory budgeting (PB) in the City of Greensboro and advocate for adoption of PB in cities throughout the South. This is a one year, full time position, starting in September 2016, with strong potential for extension.

Responsibilities:

  • Liaise among PBP staff, City of Greensboro staff, local partners, and community members
  • Support advocacy efforts with elected officials, grassroots organizers and other community leaders throughout the South
  • Plan and coordinate community meetings, meetings with city staff, and public events, including the Greensboro PB vote
  • Lead community outreach efforts in low-income, immigrant, and other historically underrepresented communities
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers
  • Facilitate group discussions and deliver presentations
  • Document the Greensboro PB process and regional advocacy efforts through reports, stories, data and pictures
  • Support and supervise one to three part-time canvassers or interns

Qualifications:

You are energized by working in the community and are comfortable navigating a range of environments. We're looking for an organized, empathetic spokesperson and consensus-builder with a commitment to equity and at least two years work experience with community organizations and/or local government, ideally in the Greensboro area, including demonstration of the following skills:

  • Ability to prioritize, and effectively delegate large volumes of work
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Google apps, Microsoft Office
  • Excellent facilitation and public speaking skills
  • Experience conducting community outreach with Latino, Black/African-American, LGBTQ, and/or Asian-American communities
  • Familiarity with local political dynamics and principles of community organizing preferred
  • Proficiency in English and an additional relevant language strongly preferred
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed for community meetings
  • Access to reliable local transportation, adequate to accommodate presence at meetings all across Greensboro at varied hours.

How to apply:

Please email applications to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , with Greensboro Coordinator in the subject line. Applications should include the following, if possible compiled in a single pdf:

1) cover letter explaining your relevant experience and interest in the position;
2) resume; and
3) list of three professional references with contact information. No calls, please.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received before August 8th. PBP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, strongly committed to building a staff that represents the diversity of communities they work in.

Job posted on 25  July 2016.

Please mention Political Jobs when applying for this position.

 
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