John H. Boner Community Center is hiring a Community Builder

John H. Boner Community Center is hiring a Community Builder.  The Community Builder is responsible for the implementation of objectives contained in the Near Eastside Quality of Life plan.  This includes maintaining and updating the plan, convening quarterly neighborhood summits, convening topical summits as needed and maintaining the QOL plan website and social media.  This position is also responsible for intentional and purposeful collaboration between agencies in the Near Eastside neighborhoods who take part in the Near Eastside Quality of Life Plan.  This includes neighborhood residents, groups, and other community organizations like Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School, Near East Area Renewal, Englewood CDC, Westminster Neighborhood Services and NESCO.  Critical to the success of this position is the ability to engage the broadest coalition of various Near Eastside stakeholders.

Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

College Degree preferred but not required. Individuals who have particular training and experience in community building may qualify as professionals in the field who may or may not have advanced degrees (M.A. or Ph.D.).

Demonstrated experience in community organizing, coalition building and working with diverse groups; Requires at least 3 – 5 years of work or volunteer experiences working for a community organization or a combination of volunteer, work, and educational experiences; Requires extensive knowledge of the near eastside and the various neighborhood organizations; Requires knowledge of the Near Eastside neighborhood resources and demographics; Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Melissa Benton at mbenton@jbncenters.org No phone calls, please.

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