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Title

Community Engagement Organizer - Lompoc 

Category Program Management  
Description

Why join our countywide agency?

*Because each day we are making a difference in our community, and because we have a positive, employee- and client-centered work culture.

*We pay competitive rates and offer a strong benefits package that includes generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday pay, employer-paid medical insurance, a free subscription to the meditation/sleep app Calm, and much more!

*We offer continuous employee education and development and paid clinical supervision.

*We work with our staff to offer flexibility whenever possible.

 

We look forward to you joining our team at FSA of Santa Barbara County!

 

The Position

The Community Engagement Organizer will work collaboratively with parents, school personnel, and public and private agencies to promote parent and community engagement by providing leadership development opportunities, co-facilitating and coordinating community projects and discussions, building relationships with volunteers, local community partners, service providers, and the Lompoc Unified School District. The Community Engagement Organizer will work alongside the Leadership Development and Community Organizing Manager to increase community representation in key leadership roles using equitable practices that promote race equity, diversity, inclusion, and strengths-based practices. This position is overseen by the Chief Strategy and North County Programs Officer.

 

FSA strives to be a trauma-informed and resilience-oriented organization. Because working with those impacted by trauma can affect staff in various ways, FSA actively identifies and employs methods to support staff to embody a healthy and sustainable balance of care for both themselves and others.

 

Sample Job Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide input, information, and material, as requested, that support internal and external communication efforts regarding engagement opportunities and community projects via social media, e-blasts, community calendar, Lompoc Union School District, Website, and other promotional campaigns.
  2. Cultivate relationships across diverse communities, partner organizations, and leaders who support cross-collaboration in providing parent and community engagement opportunities.
  3. Co-facilitate regular community meetings to foster relationship building, collaboration, and promote equitable participation to strengthen relationships, support leadership development among community members in order for them to identify and address barriers.
  4. Identify and address improvements to working together to authentically support community members including implementation of equitable and best practices and continued communication strategies.
  5. Recruit and mobilize volunteers to carry out grassroots advocacy and engagement.
  6. Meet regularly with the Leadership Development and Community Organizing Manager to ensure fidelity of community organizing implementation.
  7. Work collaboratively in organizing and support with logistics of community projects or events, discussions, fundraisers, and leadership development workshops and trainings.
  8. Stay current with research in the field, including in racial and social justice studies, inequality, leadership development, and community organizing.
 
Position Requirements

Employment Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Social Work, Community Advocacy, Social Justice or related field is preferred.
  2. Must speak, read, write, and understand English and Spanish fluently.
  3. Ability to have an empathetic interpersonal style to establish trusting relationships with community members, community organizations, collaborative partners, and with people from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, lived experiences, and gender backgrounds.
  4. Enthusiasm and commitment to equity and inclusion
  5. Strong written and verbal skills, including one-on-one communication and in group format.
  6. Flexibility and willingness to work evenings and select weekends.
  7. Ability to successfully navigate challenging conversations among diverse groups and build consensus.
  8. Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  9. Background check required. Valid California Driver’s License and proof of insurance required. Reliable transportation is necessary.

Classification, Hours, and Pay Rate:

  • This position is full-time (40 hours/week), non-exempt, with benefits, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts and 403(b) retirement plan. Generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave also offered.
  • Pay range is $22.00-$26.00/hour.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Community Engagement Organizer - Lompoc  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number PRO-23-00001  
Location Lompoc Office (B Street)  
About the Organization Family Service Agency (FSA) has long been regarded as one of Santa Barbara County's most reliable and effective nonprofit human service organizations. Our mission is to strengthen and advocate for families and individuals of all ages and diversities, helping to create and preserve a healthy community. We are committed to providing services where they are needed most: in the community. Eighty percent of our services are delivered on school campuses, at community centers and in clients' homes. Our programs, which serve more than 25,000 people annually, combine clinical expertise, bilingual and bicultural staff, and close collaboration with other agencies. At FSA, all services are provided free or on a sliding fee/donation scale and no one is denied assistance because of an inability to pay.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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