Popular Education

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Job Title: Outreach Organizer
Reports to: Site manager and program manager
Program: Day Labor Program
Status: Full-Time 40 hours/week
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract Close Date: June 30, 2019 (with possible renewal)

The Institute of Popular Education of Southern California (IDEPSCA) is a nonprofit community based organization whose purpose is to promote self-determination in the low-wage working community in Southern California politically, culturally, and economically using popular education based organizing methods. We promote the development of collective solutions to community problems.
The Day Laborer Program is a 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, safe and 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 Center by conducting outreach to day laborers, current and potential employers, local merchants, community groups, among others. The Outreach Coordinator works as a member of a team with the Site Manager and the Program Manager.


● Acquire employment opportunities for day laborers and household workers
● Assist in ensuring that requirements of contract with the City of Los Angeles are met.
● Create marketing plan with Site Manager to obtain more jobs, employers, allies and new participants and implement it.
● Reach out to day laborers gathered at unaffiliated corners and invite them to use the day labor centers by promoting centers’ services and build solidarity among and with them.
● Increase the number of registered members.
● Maintain a database of employers, local businesses, and agencies for referral
● Assist Site Manager and Program Manager in nurturing leadership development at the job center by promoting and encouraging civic participation and democratic decision-making practices with the day laborers, and center’s committee
● Follow up with and implement agreements regarding outreach reached by the day laborers and staff in general assembly meetings
● Conduct outreach activities such as flyer distribution, phone banking, online job search, business visits and others that are needed.
● Document incidents, events, problems, and conflicts on site when the Site Manager is not present
● Submit weekly reports/narratives about events/outreach activities to Site Manager
● Support Site Manager in organizing and implementing cultural events and celebrations such as the site anniversary.
● Cover worker centers when site managers are on vacation or attending meetings/events and/or when is necessary. (This include all centers)
● Support Site Manager in assisting workers with wage claims, filling out wage claims and/or referring them to the proper place for support.
● Tabling at events to promote the center and do networking to find potential resources, allies and new members.
● Ensure that the center is posting updated information about resources/programs for workers and community members.
● Ensure that all outreach activities performed are properly documented.
● Do data entry of daily activities
● 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)
➢ Willingness to work at locations with limited resources and spend good amount of hours outdoors.
➢ Knowledge of popular education methodology preferred
➢ Strong teamwork and organizational skills
➢ Knowledge of computer operations (Windows, Word, Excel, Internet, Google Drive, Social Media -Facebook, Instagram, Yelp- 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, especially day laborers and homeless community.
➢ Ability to prioritize tasks and work well under pressure.
➢ valid driver’s license
➢ Insured, registered vehicle preferred (mileage reimbursement is offered).

Compensation & Benefits: $2,815.00 p/month. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance. Sick days, vacation days and holidays.

Women, LGBT 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.