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Part-Time Community Organizer

Carroll Gardens Association, Inc.

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.

Merchant Organizing: assist in organizing a merchants association. Tenant Organizing: meet with affordable housing tenants/residents. Plan, promote, and implement community programs and events. Some grant writing.

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 written and verbal communication skills;
•Good working knowledge and interest in economic development, housing, and community development;
•Computer skills - Microsoft Office;graphic software
•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;
•Grant writing skills;
•Southwest Brooklyn resident and/or familiarity with Southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods a plus.

Southwest Brooklyn resident and/or familiarity with Southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods a plus.

Please send an email with your cover letter and resume to: Please include 3 references and a writing sample.

Deadline: Jan. 20, 2013.

About Organization:
Carroll Gardens Association, Inc. started as a grassroots organization in the sixties and was incorporated in 1971. The organization was designated as a Neighborhood Preservation Company in 1979 by the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal (now known as NYS Homes and Community Renewal). The organization's mission is to foster a community where residents and families of all income levels in Southwest Brooklyn's neighborhoods 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. The organization's immediate service area includes the neighborhoods of Red Hook, the Columbia Waterfront District, and Carroll Gardens, while its greater service area includes the Borough of Brooklyn.



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