Education Justice Merrimack Valley Regional Organizer

The Massachusetts Instruction Justice Alliance – Training Fund (MEJA), is searching for a Merrimack Valley Regional Organizer to co-acquire, guide approaches and methods with nearby communities in the Merrimack Valley and help strengthening the intersectionality in between the statewide get the job done and group precedence strategies in Lawrence and Lowell. MEJA is a coalition of member corporations led by youth, mother and father, educators and local community users and with each other we advocate for and safeguard significant-high quality public education for all students. We are an anti-racist corporation and heart BIPOC and folks most impacted at the heart of our function.

This place will collaborate intently with MEJA’s Area Group and Merrimack Valley group teams to a varied and local community centered instructional justice movement in. The Regional Organizer will keep area progress collective objectives such as ending receivership. The organizer will also collaborate with nearby teams operating on instructional justice and desk organizers all-around the condition. This situation will also involve teaching and assist. 

 

Qualifications

  • Private practical experience with Lawrence or Lowell general public faculties.
  • Experience in local community and grassroots arranging.
  • Potent and numerous network with capability to create associations with folks from a assortment of backgrounds and with neighborhood youth, corporations, leaders, and unions.
  • Sturdy dedication to MEJA’s rules of social, economic and racial justice and building an anti-racist training justice motion between folks who are most impacted.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Equipped to function independently (location one’s individual agenda, work schedule and many others.) and as aspect of a collaborative staff (ie. co-establish strategic work options with MEJA’s employees, volunteers, and regional table stakeholders).
  • Favourable, proactive and personable team player.
  • Awareness on problems associated to race and other forms of social inequities and understanding of community public instruction and special needs of community.
  • Sturdy meeting facilitation skills (digital and in-person).
  • Ease and comfort with social media and digital interaction.
  • Trusted transportation options expected.

 

Desired Criteria

  • Bilingual in Spanish, Portuguese, ASL, or other languages spoken in Lawrence and Lowell.
  • Web/Graphic Design and social media marketing practical experience, a as well as.

 

Obligations

  • Arranging
  • Set and co-produce perform strategies and goals with the MEJA field team and share stories with MEJA.
  • Construct relationships through 1:1 conferences, team workshops, and other neighborhood occasions.
  • Remain up to date on major educational equity campaigns in collaboration with community corporations, MEJA, and other folks in the instruction equity ecosystem.
  • Discover necessary sources like education, workshops, boards to carry to enhance capacity-setting up at the neighborhood desk and among tables.
  • Assist program and prepare for table conferences.
  • Collaborate with community associates and statewide associates on elementary grassroots arranging and capability-constructing coaching.
  • Cultivate a protected place for BIPOC and mum or dad and youth voices.
  • Develop and preserve relationships with local community leaders, youth and important folks at educational facilities.
  • Benefit from arranging equipment this sort of as electric power mapping, media, digital, and social media outreach, and direct action and modify solution to meet set typical targets.
  • Celebrate wins and evaluate function.

 

  • Administrative Perform 
  • Track and manage contact lists of people and organizations.
  • Accountable for having meeting notes and maintaining a journal on subject work and communications.
  • Reserve area for conferences and functions.
  • Communication
  • Meet up with with MEJA Government and Arranging workforce for test in’s and to carry out statewide and area initiatives.
  • Join with youth, mothers and fathers, and important local community leaders to hold them informed of activities and information.
  • Empower community members and desk members to share tales and narratives through social media and/or public gatherings/meetings.
  • On the web Events & Electronic Outreach
  • Put together social media posts and/or email publication by using Action Community on the internet tool.
  • Approach and host virtual things to do/functions.