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Part-Time Community Organizer

Carroll Gardens Association, Inc.


Description
A small not-for-profit organization in Southwest Brooklyn is searching for a part-time Community Organizer who will work 20 hours per week. Hours are flexible and may require weekend or evening meetings. The Community Organizer will work with local merchants to help set-up a merchants association, plan a restaurant week, assist in planning the Annual Street Fair, a Toy Drive, Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, and other seasonal events to attract shoppers and customers to the commercial corridor and maintain a vibrant community. The Community Organizer will also assist in organizing and promoting workshops for the organization to include a Free Computer Training Class, Entrepreneur Assistance Workshops, Job Readiness Workshop, as well as Homeownership and Education Workshops. The Community Organizer will also organize tenants in forming a Tenants' Association and assist in planning health fairs for the community. Tasks could involve assistance in securing City permits for community events, as well as representing the organization in public meetings.

Compensation: $14.00 to $16.00, depending on experience; no benefits

Deadline: Oct. 22, 2012 Hiring Date: Nov. 1, 2012

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must possess:
•Bachelor’s degree minimum; background in urban planning, urban studies, political science, public administration, business or related field preferable.
•Strong communication skills;
•Good working knowledge and interest in economic development, housing, and community development;
•Computer skills - Microsoft Office proficiency;
•Ability to prepare flyers and hand-outs;
•Ability to prepare written reports and meeting minutes;
•Ability to work with a variety of people - interns, volunteers, merchants, tenants, community residents, and elected officials;
•Ability to conduct Social Media marketing, including Facebook and Twitter;
•Some related non-profit, political, or volunteer experience or college training.
•Familiarity with the Southwest Brooklyn area a plus.

How TO APPLY:
Please send an email with your cover letter and resume to: personnelsearch201@gmail.com. Please include references and a writing sample.

About Organization:
Carroll Gardens Association, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that was incorporated in 1971 and designated by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal as a Neighborhood Preservation Company in 1979. Our mission is to foster a community where residents and families of all income levels can live, work, and thrive. Carroll Gardens Association, Inc. fulfills this mission by preserving and developing affordable housing, enforcing quality housing management practices, promoting small business economic development, and providing and linking residents to social services and resources to improve the quality of their lives.


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