ERASE Racism is seeking a part-time Organizer to educate and mobilize parents as a component of the Education Equity Initiative (the Initiative). The Organizer will work with groups of parents in person and online in selected Long Island districts. S/He may also bring parents together across districts for joint educational sessions and/or policy campaigns. The focus of the work with parents will mostly reflect the programmatic focus of the Initiative and will be coordinated with staff undertaking similar work with educators and high school students. The Organizer will spend some time in the office collaborating with staff during the day (perhaps 1/3 of the time) and some time in evenings and on the weekend with parent meetings and events (approx. 2/3) . This is a one-year, grant-funded position. Salary is $25 per hour for 20 hours per week. Efforts are underway to extend and expand this position; however, no commitment beyond the existing grant can be made at this time.
Working with other ERASE Racism staff, the Parent Organizer will identify key components of a plan (a) to educate parents and determine mechanisms and resources to deliver the content, and (b) to mobilize parents and mechanisms for ongoing coordination of parent groups.
Examples of specific duties.
Facilitate dialogues among and between diverse parents concerning the history and structures underlying segregation on Long Island, the benefits and challenges of realizing integration, and interventions to advance integrative learning environments.
Provide leadership training that equips parents with the knowledge and skills to be effective advocates for quality, integrative learning environments.
Help parents form alliances with other parents within and across district lines, as well as with students, educators, and others participating in the Education Equity Initiative.
Incorporate parent voices in our ongoing awareness and mobilization campaigns, including social and digital media.
Facilitate opportunities for parents to advocate directly with district and state officials.
Arrange for meeting supplies and food as warranted.
Develop referral materials and contacts for parents on a variety of issues.
Administer and compile evaluations, track parent participation and program outcomes. Maintain office files documenting the project and assist with compiling information for program reporting and fundraising.
Demonstrated relevant work experience and familiarity with Long Island. Some relevant volunteer experience may be substituted for paid work experience. Passion for racial and socioeconomic equity.
This position requires travel within Nassau and Suffolk counties, some travel to New York City and occasionally Albany. Car in good working order, driver’s license, and valid vehicle insurance required.
Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite. Other communication and social networking platforms are a strong plus.
Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com and include Parent Organizer in the Subject line of your email.
ABOUT ERASE RACISM:
Since its founding in 2001, ERASE Racism has been successfully challenging racial discrimination, particularly in housing and public school education on Long Island. In addition to community organizing and awareness, policy and legislative advocacy, and legal action, we produce in-depth research that has been used by the media, public officials, academics, organizational partners, and community members. Our activities have mobilized a cross section of Long Island leaders, students, teachers, tenants, homeowners, and other partners, who have formulated and pursued remedies to persistent regional inequities rooted in imbedded institutional and structural racism.
ERASE Racism does have a robust set of benefits for full time staff. Regrettably, this part-time position does not access additional benefits. Therefore, you would not have access to such benefits as health insurance, and vacation and sick time.
Our vision: Transformed, integrated communities in which no person’s access to opportunity is limited by race or ethnicity.
Our mission: To expose forms of racial discrimination, advocate for laws and policies that eliminate racial disparities, increase understanding of how structural racism and segregation affect our communities and region, and engage the public in fostering equity and inclusion.