Gig: Youth and Education Organizer

west high manchester nh

The Granite State Organizing Project seeks a Manchester Youth and Education Organizer to work with students of color and their families to devise strategies and models to increase equity, the rate of high school graduation, college aspiration and attendance.

Y.O.U. members attend school board meetings, meet school board members to Y.O.U., and meet with the superintendent, parents and any other elected officials. We want to build leadership and capacity among traditionally disenfranchised and underserved students in Manchester, NH.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Knowledge of education system and current education policy.
  • 1 -3 years of experience and comfort working with racially and socioeconomically diverse individuals and communities, and multiple stakeholders, including youth, schools and district personnel, policymakers, community leaders and youth.
  • Deep understanding of community organizing.
  • Group facilitation training and skills a must.
  • Good written and verbal communication, time management, computer and analytical skills required.
  • Ability to work some evening and weekends is also required.
Responsibilities:

  • Organize twice weekly meetings of Y.O.U.
  • Organize parents and community members to support Y.O.U.’s efforts
  • Have one-to-ones with Y.O.U. members, parents and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate and facilitate group sessions to enhance leadership skills, facilitate group problem solving, plan community building projects, build relationships and assess community concerns
  • Build and sustain community partnerships with neighborhood residents, government officials, social service agencies, business owner and community stakeholders; attend community events
  • Communicate effectively with young people and their parents regarding education issues
  • Organize and facilitate meetings with school personnel and local officials, immigrant and refugee youth and their parents regarding education reform issues
  • Research and information gathering to provide technical assistance to develop and implement student centered learning and community empowerment strategies
  • Participate in various national and regional learning communities regarding student centered learning
  • Lead staff for the Manchester Chapter of GSOP and facilitate youth involvement in the broader GSOP
  • Facilitate all data collection required tracking of leadership skills developed, student and parent involvement outcomes attained
  • Preparation of written materials including agendas, flyers, meeting notes & memos
  • Assist in writing organizational newsletters
  • Assist in general operations of the organization
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
How to Apply:Apply immediately by sending email Executive Director, Sarah Jane Knoy at granitestateop@comcast.net
• A cover letter detailing your skill set & interest in the position
• A resume of your work history
The application process will remain open until the position is filled. Please use “Education and Youth Organizer” as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed. It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email. If emailing is not possible, please send materials to Granite State Organizing Project, 383 Beech St, Manchester NH 03103.About GSOPGranite State Organizing Project (GSOP) is a grassroots community organization. GSOP is a
racially diverse, mixed-income and intentionally intergenerational multi issue organization
bringing together faith communities, labor and non-profit groups. We are comprised of 30
member organizations-churches, unions and nonprofit organizations in Southern New
Hampshire. GSOP was formed by a group of clergy and faith leaders, who recognized that there
was no collective outlet for people to act on their faith values, and advance social, economic and
racial justice in New Hampshire. Through GSOP organizations can come together to build more
power. We have two chapters that meet monthly in Manchester and Nashua. It is through these
chapter meetings and neighborhood leadership trainings that we find and decide on what issues
to work on as an organization.

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