Thursday, July 13, 2017

Job Posting: GRIA is hiring a Community Organizer

Community Organizer
Greater Remington Improvement Association - Baltimore, MD 21211
$35,000 - $40,000 a year

Start date: by October 2nd, 2017, This position is grant-funded for one year, with the expectation of raising additional funds to continue.

GRIA is an independent, resident-based neighborhood association that provides an open forum for discussion of Remington community issues, facilitates resident-led initiatives, connects residents to local resources, conducts advocacy on neighborhood issues, organizes and provides neighborhood cleaning and greening initiatives, and directly supports our neighbors in need through housing services. Through these efforts, GRIA hopes to retain Remington’s diversity, vibrancy, and community connectedness.
The successful candidate for this position will be required to collaborate well with internal resources and employees, and external resources including board members, funders, partners, and community members. Daily interaction with stakeholders in the community is expected. The Community Organizer will spearhead many existing projects and programs and explore areas of growth outlined in the Remington Neighborhood Master Plan and GRIA Strategic Plan.
Responsibilities:
  • Further the community objectives set forth in the Remington Neighborhood Master Plan and GRIA Three Year Strategic Plan.
  • Conduct door-to-door outreach throughout Remington to connect with residents regarding GRIA community initiatives, events, job opportunities with neighborhood businesses, and opportunities for involvement.
  • Represent GRIA at City meetings to advocate for neighborhood priorities (City Council hearings, Planning Commission, Liquor Board, BMZA, etc.).
  • Serves as organization’s main point of contact for all community-based organization partners, including attending meetings when appropriate. 2-5 evening meetings per month may be required.
  • Write copy for press releases, newsletters, website content, e-mail blasts, and social networking websites.
  • Assist Board in day-to-day operations of the organization including but not limited to; fundraising for staff positions and activities, coordinate/fulfill tasks associated with awarded grants, general accounting, document and record maintenance, responding to communications from neighbors, and reporting to Board, funders, and government entities.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board President.
Qualifications:
  • Experience in community-based not-for-profit work; passion for community work.
  • Professional presentation and speaking skills.
  • Grant administration experience.
  • Collaborative experience with multiple partners.
  • Basic computer proficiency.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a flexible, low-supervision environment.
  • Strong cross-cultural and interpersonal awareness.
  • Understanding of Baltimore’s history and City agencies is crucial; experience with Remington community preferred. Strong preference given to current residents of Remington.
Benefits:
Stipend provided for health insurance. Holidays and two weeks paid time off per year.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $35,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year

Contact jobs@griaonline.org for more information.

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