Community Organizer

Date:  7/1/19
Agency:  AADAP, Inc.- Prevention Unit
Job Title:  Community Organizer- Tobacco Policy Advocacy
Role:  Non-Exempt Employee
Salary:  Commensurate Upon Experience
Opening Date:  Immediately
Closing Date:  Until Filled
Open Positions:  One (1) Full-time
Submit Resumes to:  hr@aadapinc.org

SUMMARY STATEMENT:

  • The Community Organizer mobilizes the assigned community to impact change around youth tobacco access and use issues through policy advocacy based campaigns. The Community Organizer implements a strategic plan under the supervision of the Prevention Coordinator.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. TARGET AREA ORGANIZING (70%):
  • Conducts comprehensive community assessments of assigned target area.
  • Mobilize community stakeholders and residents around tobacco prevention policy actions.
  • Navigate, cultivate, and negotiate policy awareness and support with City decision makers and City staff.
  • Recruit, train, and guide youth and adult volunteer base through community based tobacco prevention campaigns.
  • Conduct mobilization through issue awareness, leadership development, skills building, and coalition building efforts.
  • Implement strategic action plan involving youth and adult volunteer base based on the Policy Adoption Model and the Midwest Academy Strategy Chart.
  • Conduct public opinion surveys and other related assessment surveys in identified cities.
  • Conduct tobacco policy campaign efforts with community stakeholders and decision makers.
  • Provide recommendations to strategy plans according to the emerging community needs, issues, and problems.
  1. COUNTY-WIDE ORGANIZING (15%):
  • Provide technical assistance to other organizing bodies as assigned.
  • Participate in County based provider and other coalition based meetings.
  • Conduct advocacy around local, state, and federal policy decisions as determined.
  1. ADMINISTRATIVE (10%):
  • Comply with City, County, State and Federal contractual agreements.
  • Submit billing reports and other reporting requirements as assigned.
  • Maintain accurate files on organizing activities and evaluations.
  1. UNIT AND AGENCY (5%):
  • Attend Unit and Agency sponsored meetings and functions.
  • Represent AADAP at local, state and federal forums, conferences, and other activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES):

  1. REQUIRED:
  • Four-years of college education related to field or equivalent work experience related to field.
  • Permanent resident or U.S. Citizen; proof of work eligibility upon hiring.
  • Valid California Drivers License, current minimum automobile insurance, and an appropriate motor   vehicle.
  • Must have at least three (3) years of recovery or a drug free lifestyle as of the date of application.
  • Must be able to work with people of diverse cultural, educational, social, and economic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in computer operations.
  • Demonstrated community organizing experience and background.
  • Ability to pass criminal background check to work with children and adolescents.
  1. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience in community organizing and policy advocacy efforts.
  • Knowledge of substance abuse (particularly tobacco) related issues.
  • Knowledge and understanding of South Bay cities and communities.
  • Passenger Endorsement License
  • Fluent in Spanish (verbal and written)

 

  • Revised 12/11/18 js