Coordinator of Community Leadership

Coordinator of Community Leadership, GO Public Schools Bay Area

GO Public Schools is seeking a Coordinator of Community Leadership to join our team. We are a multi-city organization of local networks, working with families and their champions– educators, school leaders, community leaders, elected and appointed officials– to promote and advocate for equitable public education for underserved California communities. Together, we hold systems
and leaders accountable for the outcomes they create for students.
Currently, GO supports networks of leaders in the East Bay and Central Valley through both GO Public Schools (a 501c3) and GO Public Schools Advocates (a 501c4). GO envisions a day when schools prepare all children for success in our rapidly evolving world, creating an equitable path to opportunity in our communities. GO develops leadership at every level—families, educators,
school boards, district leaders and grasstops. These leaders inform and develop community visions for student success, and they shape, demand, and win system changes that improve student learning.

At GO, we believe that community stakeholders (parents, educators, and community members) are leaders before they come to us and will continue to build their leadership after engaging in our programs and campaigns. We aim to consistently build advocacy, leadership, and networking skills for the families, educators, and community we work with so that they are better able to be decision makers, leaders, and collaborators.

Our next Coordinator of Community Leadership will be a critical member of our Bay Area team, responsible for helping us broaden and deepen our network of informed and active education advocates. This person is responsible for ensuring that a strong base of family members, educators, and community leaders drive GO’s overall direction in our local communities and
organization-wide, and also provides leadership within the broader local education community and GO network. Our work environment is fast-paced and collaborative, and the ideal candidate must be a natural
self-starter who can manage multiple projects and work streams and be nimble to changing priorities. The Coordinator of Community leadership must be able to lead, coach, and help build the capacity of our families. They will conduct outreach and deliver programming for different stakeholders, including families, community members, and community-based organization leaders
and partners from diverse backgrounds. This is a full time, non-exempt position that reports directly to the East Bay Managing Director.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Leads Community Leadership programming
Build a Network of Engaged Stakeholders – Identifies and connects with local families andncommunity allies to share the work of GO, raise awareness of our community-led committee work, and surface areas where there is opportunity to rally a unified community voice. This work is done by online meetings, one-on-ones, and in-person visits to school sites and community partners.
Develop Local Community Leaders – Supports families and community allies by leading training sessions, sharing resources, building advocacy skills, and making connections.
Convene and Facilitate Group Discussions and Trainings – Leads groups of education stakeholders (ranging from 10 to 100 attendees) through sessions teaching advocacy strategies or exploring local education issues. Responsibilities include participant recruitment, material preparation, session facilitation, and follow-up.
Support Team Events– Supports team events by conducting volunteer recruitment and attendee outreach as well as day-of logistics support.
Participate in Community Engagements – Represents GO at education-related events and meetings initiated by local schools and district and community partners.

Data SupportEnsure GO is a data-driven organization where data is at the center of policy and advocacy efforts
Support the updating and entering of data in Salesforce and other organizational data systems
Other duties as assigned

Necessary Characteristics
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
1-3 years of related work experience required (organizing, education, advocacy, politics).
Strong verbal and written communications skills
A strong local connection to the region of interest
Energized by networking and building relationships
Ability to articulate thoughts about race, class, and privilege in a culturally sensitive and respectful manner
Ability to manage up, laterally, and down across our organization to move projects forward
Seeks to collect, use, and regularly update data to make decisions in shaping strategy and priorities for social media and other communications priorities
Self-starter and resourceful problem solver - gets things moving and keeps them on track with high attention to detail; strong project management skills; and exceptional organizational skills
This person has great judgment and the ability to make strategic decisions about what,
when, whether, and how to communicate challenges and opportunities to their manager
and/or organizational leadership
A record of achieving ambitious results in a support role

Proficiency in Google suite and Microsoft suite
Bilingual: fluent speaker and writer of English and Spanish.
Desirable Characteristics, But Not Required
Experience in outreach, recruitment and community organizing
Experience in the education field
Experience in adult learning program development and facilitation
Knowledge of and passion for education reform
Mindsets and Skills
Values champion. Motivated by the overall vision and values of the organization, and a champion of diversity, equity and inclusiveness. Committed to executing strategies and systems that live out these values.
Culturally competent. Thinks and speaks about issues of race, class, gender, and other forms of identity thoughtfully and with compassion. Actively supports GO’s efforts to undo institutional racism, build cultural compassion, and serve an increasingly diverse population.
Compelling public speaker. Excels at speaking to groups to support our community priorities and tell the story of the people, role, and impact of GO. This includes representing GO at school and community events.
Team Player. Excels in an environment that requires team members to wear many hats and support each other’s work (e.g., have “all hands on deck” for a particular project).
Action-oriented, and passionate about the details. Exceptional personal organization skills -- and quickly moves from plan to action, following through on commitments across different functional areas with an appropriate sense of urgency. However, also has a strong attention to detail, and knows that executing with quality and precision is the highest priority.
Effective problem solver. Exercises initiative and proactively anticipates potential challenges to identify sound and creative solutions, especially when facing ambiguity.
Systems thinker. Enjoys creating, implementing and streamlining processes and systems into a seamless operation. When facing a complex issue, instinct is to break it down into manageable pieces to determine the most efficient and effective solution -- and then prioritize against competing project needs in order to execute effectively.
Relationship Builder & Influencer. Can use a combination of active listening and questioning to understand motivations and barriers, and engage others to ensure that all voices are heard in the decision-making process. Able to convey complex and difficult concepts to a wide variety of audiences, and can motivate and influence effectively without having direct managerial control.

Location, Compensation, and Benefits
Employees must reside in the state of California and within close proximity to the East Bay region. This role is community facing and requires frequent in person meetings and events. Regular travel to support GO’s partnerships and to work in the cities that our teams and individual GO employees call home is required for program delivery, collaboration, and community building.

Note: outside of required in person programming and meetings, our staff work remotely from home offices that
meet the requirement of being within California and within close proximity to their assigned region. This position is non-exempt, with an hourly rate of $22 - $25 depending on experience and geographic location. GO leverages an equity based compensation structure that benchmarks salary by staff location into three tiers: Low, Medium, and High cost of labor geographies within our state. We are publishing our high cost tier for this role given the need for this person to be in close proximity to the East Bay. Should the selected candidate live in a commutable lower cost geography, the band will be adjusted based on location.

In addition, an above-market comprehensive benefits package is offered, including:

Healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) provided at 100% for employees and 75% for
Healthcare plan options - choose between Sutter PPO, Anthem PPO, or Kaiser HMO
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Account (DCA)
10+ Weeks Paid Time Off Annually
2 weeks of observed holidays annually; 5 team floating holidays
12 days of accrued sick time per year
13 - 18 days of paid time off (grows with years of experience at GO)
2 additional weeks of paid time off during the winter break
Summer and fall breaks aligned with 4th of July and Thanksgiving
40% pay for all new parents to match and supplement State of California Paid Family

Leave and/or Disability benefits
Additional Benefits
Simple IRA retirement plan with up to 3% annual salary match
Paid life and long-term-disability policy (no cost to employee)
Up to $75/month in cell phone reimbursement
Paid professional development opportunities
Support for new parents that are required to travel with partial reimbursement for accompanying caregiver travel expenses or reimbursement for nursing mothers to ship breast milk home.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
GO Public Schools seeks individuals of all backgrounds without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy,
disability, marital status, genetics, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination to apply for this position. We are committed to ensuring diversity within our organization and network, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.

About GO Public Schools
GO Public Schools is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that undertakes policy advocacy and
public education efforts. Donations to GO Public Schools are tax-deductible to the extent allowed
by law.

GO Public Schools is related to GO Public Schools Advocates, a separate 501(c)(4) nonprofit
organization that engages in lobbying, ballot measure, and partisan elections work. Donations to GO Public Schools Advocates are never tax deductible. GO Public Schools and GO Public Schools Advocates - sometimes jointly referred to by the name “GO” - have the same overall missions and share office space and employees. They maintain separate boards of directors. The person filling
this position will be hired by GO Public Schools, but on occasion will perform some or all of the duties described for GO Public Schools Advocates.


Apply Today!

Application Process
Send a resume addressed to Mark Heringer at [email protected] with the Subject
Line “Bay Area Coordinator of Community Leadership Application”

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  • Nadira Fant
    published this page in Job Board 2024-05-09 09:00:48 -0400