JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

Sherman Park Community Association (SPCA) is accepting applications for a full time community Organizer.

SPCA is membership-based neighborhood organization 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.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
Organize and empower residents within the Sherman Park neighborhood to work on common concerns and on issues. Assist residents in developing leadership skills. Develop strategies to increase resident engagement; to strengthen the community through the development of the tools it needs to create change and improve the well-being of Sherman Park; Continue to support the various neighborhood groups and community partners by attending meetings, supporting their activities and keeping them informed of major initiatives in Sherman Park.

1. Identify potential block watch groups and help neighbors organize themselves into single or multi-block clusters.

2. Meet with residents to learn their interests and concerns and help them identify ways to address or resolve those issues and concerns

3. Work with SPCA community partners like SPARC, Safe and Sound, Milwaukee Police Department and others to improve community relationships and quality of life in Sherman Park.

4. Serve as a resource for residents and businesses in Sherman Park.

5. Recruit and train volunteers as needed for SPCA events, fundraisers, issue campaigns and other projects.

6. Use various social media strategies to notify residents and the public of upcoming events involving Sherman Park.

7. Maintain required documentation and timely submit reports to governmental agencies and grantors.

QUALIFICATIONS
High School diploma; two years community organizing experience preferred but comparable experience considered; Good communication skills (both verbal and written); Cultural sensitivity; working knowledge of Microsoft office or similar applications and social media strategies, 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;. Must live within Sherman Park boundaries upon hire.

Salary range: $27,000 to $35,000; benefits include health, dental, life

TO APPLY: Send or email a cover letter and resume highlighting experience, training and skills to:

SPCA
Attn: Mabel Lamb, Executive Director
3526 W. Fond du Lac Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53216

Or

mabell@shermanpark.org

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

Sherman Park Community Association is an EEO employer