About the Position
826LA is seeking a Civic Engagement Coordinator to support our civic and community engagement programming and initiatives throughout Los Angeles (East, West, & South LA) through creative civic and community organizing, volunteer recruitment and stewarding of partnerships through high schools, colleges and community organizations. This position reports in-person with travel to our different sites and offices requested as needed.
Supports outreach, ongoing recruitment, onboarding of volunteers from communities surrounding our Writing Centers and Labs
Lead volunteer orientations, info sessions, and trainings at 826LA centers, Writers’ Rooms, and in surrounding communities
Identifies opportunities to maximize the capacity of the Senior Community Engagement Manager, including taking on time sensitive/reactive projects and requests, suggesting different systems and/or procedures to increase efficiency
Schedule and attend tabling opportunities at community fairs and events on behalf of 826LA and the Time Travel Mart.
Build, manage, and steward relationships with high schools, colleges and universities, and community organizations to bolster our programs and serve our mission
Conduct community outreach at local churches, businesses, community centers, schools, and other stakeholder organizations to broaden 826LA’s reach
Supports coordination and implementation of volunteer appreciation and retention campaigns
Supports all civic and community engagement team-led initiatives, including best practices, training materials, DEI goals and practices, and is responsible for the implementation of these practices for our community engagement programs
Updates and maintains partnership and civic engagement database and tracking systems
Flexibility to work occasionally on evenings and weekends as necessary
Reports to the Senior Community Engagement Manager
Ideal candidates for this role will have the following qualities:
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, or 2-3 years experience in civic and community organizing
Experience with Google Workspace, Zoom, and Salesforce
Ability to converse and write in Spanish fluently
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
A commitment to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our volunteer outreach, recognition, and management efforts;
Strong ability to multitask, be flexible, and solve problems creatively in a fast-paced environment;
Exceptional communication skills, both written and interpersonal;
Excellent organizational skills;
A results-oriented spirit, and a willingness to grow and build toward the success of programs;
A passion for writing, education, and especially 826LA’s mission.
Salary and Benefits:
This is a non-exempt, full-time position. Workdays are Monday through Friday, and the flexibility to work occasionally on evenings and weekends is necessary. Benefits include 15 days of vacation for the first 2 years, 20 days after that, time off for most school and federal holidays, participation in 826LA’s health care plan at 100% coverage as well as 50% coverage for family members, a full coverage dental plan, 401K plan with employer match after one year of service, and life insurance plan. The salary range for a Coordinator is $40K – $45K, commensurate with experience.
Diversity, Equity, Access, & Inclusion
826LA prioritizes and incorporates Equity, Diversity, Access, and Inclusion in all facets of the organization. 826LA’s staff reflects the diverse student population the organization serves in terms of race and ethnicity. Applicants of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 826LA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and highly encourages persons of color, LGBTQIA persons, gender non-conforming persons, persons with disabilities, and any other protected groups per local, state, and federal law are encouraged to apply for this position.
How to Apply:
In order to be considered for the Civic Engagement Coordinator position, you must thoroughly complete this online application (https://forms.gle/R5a3xPe7Vk7YDYNj8) and send the following to jobs@826LA.org:
1. A detailed resume;
2. A cover letter that addresses your specific experiences in civic engagement programs and interest in working at 826LA;
3. A list of three references.
Please note that only complete applications – with cover letter, resume, and references will be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
At 826LA, we are committed to considering a broad range of applicants, including and especially those with diverse work experience. Research shows that men, on the one hand, apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Women and other systematically marginalized people, on the other hand, tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. Whether you’re new to educational nonprofits, returning to work after a gap in employment, looking for a career change, or to take the next step in your career path, we would be happy to consider your application. Your cover letter is the perfect place to tell us about your interest in our work and what you could bring to this role.