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Manager, Community Leadership & Mobilization

JOB SUMMARY:

Growing Together’s Specialist of Community Leadership & Mobilization is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, monitoring, and support of activities focused on mobilizing community, families and partners in working toward each child who attends a Growing Together school receiving a high-quality education and opportunities for quality affordable housing. These responsibilities can be broken up into three (3) general categories: community leadership development, broad community organizing, and school-based parent-engagement and mobilization. Additionally, this position plays a key role in organizing and mobilizing families in support of our target schools and for our housing partners.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Community Leadership Development

  • Recruit and select community members to participate in Community Leadership Institute (CLI)
  • Manage and continuously improve/modify the CLI curriculum and program to adequately serve our communities and GT mission
  • Develop and lead workshops, trainings, experiential learning opportunities for the CLI for community leaders to develop their personal capacity to engage and lead within our community and collective goals through skill-building activities
  • Provide coaching, feedback and mentorship to the CLI and community leaders that continues to build their voice, leadership, confidence and presence through yourself, partnerships or peer support

Broad Community Organizing

  • Collaborate with GT team and collaborative partners related to the education, housing, and community vibrancy pillars to ensure community voice, leadership and interest is reflected and represented in our outcomes, products, and initiatives
  • Work alongside GT team and collaborative partners related to the education, housing, and community vibrancy pillars to share their resources, services, information with community
  • Ensure professional, timely and relevant communication between community, community leaders, GT team, and collaborative partners
  • Lead or participate in outreach events or initiatives to connect with community members to assure a growing network/community

School-Based Parent Engagement & Mobilization

  • Support the school leadership in target schools and parents in ensuring collective goal setting process for each target school
  • Support mutual accountability to create positive climate/culture between parent leaders and target schools
  • Work closely with our education partners working in target neighborhood to develop a unified approach to parent engagement and support
  • Directly support school Parent Captains and their Site-Based teams in planning and organizing initiatives that are relevant to their goals
  • Develop collaborative and trusting relationships with education partners, parents, and Partners in Ed
  • Mobilize resources, partners, and community to assure strong community advocacy and support in our target schools

General Team Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, monitor and support the progress on metrics that measure the short-term and long-term impact of Growing Together’s parent mobilization initiatives
  • Support GT team members in accomplishing collective goals and/or individual projects
  • Lead projects or portions of projects in accordance to internal project management processes
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested

 

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate’s Degree in Education, Management, Human Relations, Political Science, or related field from an accredited college or university is highly required. A Bachelor’s Degree is highly preferred
  • 3 years minimum related work experience
  • Experience working for or with Tulsa Public Schools is preferred
  • Must have experience working with vulnerable populations.
  • Current or former resident of a Growing Together target neighborhood preferred

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish required. Biliterate is highly preferred
  • Facilitation experience is highly preferred
  • Understanding of public school structures and functions, especially in Tulsa or Oklahoma
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to professionally manage interpersonal conflict
  • Good project management skills, including managing several projects at once
  • Strategic thinker, who can anticipate future consequences and trends, understand connections between strategic focus areas and projects, and incorporate them into organizational plans and processes
  • Analytical, data-driven decision maker, while navigating relationships needed for success
  • Proven successful organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Mission-driven, outcome-oriented leader
  • Takes an action-oriented, entrepreneurial, flexible, innovative approach to operational management
  • Committed to creating and supporting a learning-oriented, joyful organizational culture
  • Proficient office productivity skills (Microsoft Office/ GSuite)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

 

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Employee is subject to standing, stooping, walking, lifting, and carrying objects throughout daily job performance.  Work is a normal office environment. Intermittent effort involving lifting of amounts between 5 and 25 pounds required.  Work requires moderate attention to detail and deadlines between 20% and 50% of the time. Driving is required intermittent.