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Economic and Racial Justice Community Coordinator – AmeriCorps Member

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Job Summary

The Economic and Racial Justice Community Coordinator (Coordinatorparticipates in a yearlong term of AmeriCorps service (1,700 hours) supporting Workers’ Dignity/Dignidad Obrera’s mission to support worker-led organizing for economic justice and dignity for all. The Coordinator’s role will focus on expanding Workers’ Dignity’s outreach program and helping develop education and skills-training curricula for workers’ rights and other program areas. 

The ideal candidate can navigate fast-paced and changing environments and is able to adapt based on the needs of Workers’ Dignity’s clients and program areas. The candidate must be able to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with diverse audiences through social media, for organizational reports, and with clients. Although not required, bilingual or conversational English/Spanish is a plus. 

The Coordinator serves as part of a 23-person cohort of civic-minded individuals who receive skills training, professional development, and networking opportunities as part of the HON AmeriCorps Program. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform outreach through tabling events, canvassing, or speaking at special events/meetings 
  • Complete client intake and follow up as needed 
  • Assist in developing and facilitating “Know Your Rights” and other educational workshops  
  • Develop and maintain client database  
  • Develop systems for regularly collecting data to track metrics and benchmarks for our program areas     
  • Develop volunteer management system, including orientation and onboarding materials, data management, and volunteer development   

About HON 

HON builds capacity for individuals and agencies to meet needs through volunteerism. The HON AmeriCorps Program is made possible through support from the Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund, Volunteer Tennessee, and participating AmeriCorps host organizations.   

About Workers’ Dignity 

Workers’ Dignity is a worker-led center organizing for economic justice and dignity for all. We believe people directly impacted by injustice, especially low-wage workers facing abuse by employers, bus riders confronting transit racism, and immigrants facing increased ICE raids and detention, are ideally situated to have the knowledge and capacity to create sustaining and equitable change. 

About AmeriCorps 

AmeriCorps is a voluntary public service program where members commit their time to address critical community needs. Learn more about AmeriCorps here. 

Qualifications

Preferred Knowledge & Skills:

  • Able to carry out tasks independently as well as thrive as part of a team 
  • Social media and external communication experience 
  • Energized by learning and problem solving 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Commitment to fulfill a one-year term of service (August 17, 2020-August 8, 2021) 
  • Bachelor’s Degree  
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable access to transportation (Members will be reimbursed for service-related mileage.)  
  • U.S. Citizenship  
  • National Service Criminal History Check clearance   

HON does not discriminate based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or other factors which deny the essential humanity of all people.  

Additional Information

Benefits

  • Living allowance of $17,000, paid bi-weekly throughout the term of service   
  • Education award of $6,095, applicable to student loans and/or future education expenses at an accredited institution, upon fulfillment of service obligations  
  • Healthcare coverage, if elected  
  • Childcare benefits, if eligible  
  • Professional development training and ample networking opportunities 

How to Apply

Apply online at my.americorps.gov by July 30th. For more information, please contact: 

Nicki Avila  nicki@hon.org 

www.hon.org/americorps 

Details

  • Date Posted: June 16, 2020
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 08/17/2020
  • Working Hours: 35-40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm