The Sherman Park Community Association (SPCA) is seeking a contract community organizer to coordinate and implement a series of neighborhood-based initiatives around COVID-19 vaccine information distribution. This is a part-time contract position, grant funded, which will run from May 2021 thru August 31, 2021.

About SPCA

SPCA is a 501(c)(3) membership-based neighborhood association comprised of residents, businesses, religious and community organizations in the Sherman Park neighborhood. Our purpose is to promote the many advantages of living in a diverse neighborhood, to connect neighbors and residents, to support the community in the areas of housing, public safety, economic viability, and other issues that affect our neighborhood.

Project Background

SPCA recently was the recipient of a grant support community outreach efforts to provide timely and accurate information to promote COVID-19 vaccination underserved populations including racial and ethnic minority populations and to reduce barriers for individuals facing racial, economic, or geographic inequities related to COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

Responsibilities

Key activities include:

  • Creating opportunities to engage residents in discussions around vaccination; scheduling and supporting town hall meetings
  • Coordinating efforts using print and social media strategies to inform residents about COVID-19 vaccines
  • Working with various community groups, including block watch groups, faith-based communities, and community-based groups providing resources in a COVID-19 environment to help provide residents with accurate information around COVID-19 vaccines and the availability of vaccine clinics
  • Oversee door to door efforts to inform residents about the vaccines as well as the availability of vaccine shots
  • Participate in radio and television outreach efforts
  • Identify opportunities for collaborative relationships with other organizations or entities engaged in similar outreach efforts (where possible)
  • Document activities for the purpose of grant reporting

Timeframe

The term of the contract is May 1, 2021 thru August 31, 2021 and an expected average work week between 20-25 hours per week. The individual will report to the Project Manager.

Qualifications

  • Two years community organizing experience preferred but comparable experience considered
  • Good communications skills (both verbal and written)
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Ability, desire, and experience working with diverse individuals from different backgrounds and developing trusted partnerships
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar applications, social media apps and virtual meeting tools
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Available to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Automobile ownership with proof of a valid Wisconsin driver’s license and proof of liability insurance

Hiring Process

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Mabel Lamb, Executive Director, via Indeed no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 27th, 2021.

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SPCA is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.