We're Hiring : Day Labor Program Outreach Organizer

Job Title: Outreach Organizer
Reports to: Site managers and program manager
Program: Day Labor Program
Status: Full-Time (40 hours/week)
Start Date: ASAP
Contract Close Date: June 30, 2018

The Institute of Popular Education of Southern California (IDEPSCA) is a nonprofit community based organization whose purpose is to promote self-determination in the Latino community in Southern California politically, culturally, and economically using popular education methodology. We promote the development of collective solutions to community problems.

The Day Laborer Program is a public safety and workforce development program supported by the City of Los Angeles and run by IDEPSCA. Day Laborer hiring centers provide a community-supported alternative for day laborers who previously looked for work on street corners to find work in a more humane, organized environment.

Position Summary: The Day Laborer Outreach Coordinator plans and carries out the outreach responsibilities at IDEPSCA’s Community Job Centers located at Cypress Park, Downtown – Fashion District, Harbor City and Hollywood. The Outreach Coordinator builds support for the Centers by conducting outreach to day laborers, current and potential employers, local merchants, community groups, and law enforcement agencies, among others. The Outreach Coordinator works as a member of a team with the Site Managers and the Program Manager.

I. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Acquire employment opportunities for day laborers and household workers
identify and obtain resources and classes for workers on and off site
Motivate day laborers gathered at unorganized sites to use the day labor center
Implement marketing plan for day labor centers.

Evaluate the effectiveness of outreach/marketing materials and provide input
Maintain a database of employers, local businesses, and contractors
Coordinate the participation of day laborers in larger community activities
follow up with and implement agreements regarding outreach reached by the day laborers in general assembly meetings.

Document incidents, events, problems, and conflicts on site when the Site Manager is not present.

Assist in the preparation of daily/weekly activity reports
Work with the Site Manager to organize day laborer committees that will assist in the operation, promotion, and mediation within the site and the surrounding areas.

Support Site Manager in organizing and implement cultural events and celebrations such as the site anniversary and other celebrations.
Assist in ensuring that responsibilities for the day laborer contract with the City of Los Angeles are fulfilled.

Perform other duties as assigned

II. JOB REQUIREMENTS: (Skills and Qualifications)
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of and commitment to immigrant rights and social justice
Bilingual (English and Spanish).
Ability to work flexible hours and weekends when is necessary (work early, afternoon and/or evening)
Knowledge of popular education methodology preferred
Strong teamwork and organizational skills
Knowledge of computer operations (Windows, Word, Excel, Internet, Google Drive. Social Media) and equipment operation such as copiers, fax machines, and telephones required.
Patience and courtesy a must.
Ability to work well with diverse groups and populations.
Ability to prioritize tasks and work well under pressure.
Insured, registered vehicle and valid driver’s license.

Compensation & Benefits: $2,730.00 p/month. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance. Sick days, vacation day and holidays.

Women, LGBTQ, People of Color urged to apply.
IDEPSCA is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three references with name, address and telephone number to IDEPSCA, Attention: Guadalupe Garcia at 1565 W. 14th Street, Los Angeles, California, 90015. Please include a daytime phone number where you can be contacted. You can also send information by email to jobs@idepsca.org or by fax to (213) 252-2953. For more information, please call (213) 252-2952.