Community Engagement Organizer

Community Engagement Organizer

Do you thrive when building strong relationships? Are you passionate about parent leadership, advocacy, and community engagement? Do you believe every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop his or her unique potential regardless of demographics or zip code? Do you want to lift up parent voice to improve the educational experience of children in East San Jose?As the  Community Engagement Organizer you will be responsible for supporting the vision of parent leadership and driving parent organizing and community mobilizing efforts in the San Jose community. This role serves as a partner with school leaders in support of parent engagement outcomes both in the schools and community. This position is critical to support parent engagement across the East San Jose community by partnering effectively with school leaders, families, community organizations, faith-based institutions, private sector institutions, and civic leaders as key collaborators and stakeholders in advocacy in educational equity. This hands-on role is part of a dynamic community organizing team based in San Jose.This position requires daily local travel within San Jose, a flexible schedule, and a willingness to work on weekends and evening hours as events demand.What you’ll do…Promote Alpha’s vision, mission, and values through community relationship building Organize, recruit and mobilize a network of teachers, parents, and community stakeholders that build advocacy and engagement Work closely with with the Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement to co-create Alpha’s organizing strategy and campaigns that support regional goals Complete one-on-one relational meetings every week with current and potential parent leaders and other important stakeholders that build organizing capacity and engagement Support charter renewal through advocacy efforts Build the capacity of parents to understand the San Jose educational landscape, key decision makers, and power of community Actively engage current and future Alpha parents in further investing in their leadership skills by building their capacity through training and coaching Foster community relationships and develop champions with community-based organizations, faith leaders, elected officials, civic and community leaders that lead to positive engagement of the community and neighborhoods where Alpha has a presence Serve as an ambassador for Alpha’s mission and advocacy You possess…2+ years in community organizing, education reform, or engagement in grassroots movements A results-oriented, goal-driven, team approach to work Demonstrated ability to interact and cultivate support among diverse constituencies, including public officials, key external agencies, and stakeholders Verbal and written fluency in English and Spanish and excellent communication skills A valid driver’s license and access to a car for transportation Experience using Google Apps and a willingness to learn and implement new technology You stand out by being…The ideal candidate will also possess a combination of a couple of the following:In-depth experience managing and/or leading community organizing campaigns and mobilizing support Experience working with organizations or schools in an urban community Familiar with local and/or state politics Strong public speaking, writing, and analytical skills Capacity to think strategically and critically about social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting a community A bachelor’s degree preferred Experiences training or coaching others A sense of urgency and passion for social justice and equity in education Join our team…To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter online.Alpha Public Schools is a network of four high-performing public charter schools founded by a group of East San José mothers dedicated to helping transform their community. We have a strong growth mindset – as individuals, as an organization, and on behalf of our students and families. We want to be better tomorrow than we are today.As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.Salary is competitive and compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package.