Mattapan United seeking Lead Organizer

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JOB TITLE: Community Organizer/Planner – Lead Organizer 
 
DEPARTMENT: Mattapan Family Service Center (MFSC)
 
REPORTS TO: Director of Mattapan Family Service Center
 
Boston Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC)'s Resilient Communities/Resilient Families 
 
(RC/RF) Initiative is an effort in three Boston neighborhoods (Mattapan, Roxbury, Dorchester), 
 
where community-based agencies collaborate with residents to address their community's 
 
challenges and improve quality of life through a community planning process. 
 
In collaboration with Mattapan United, manage a comprehensive community development 
 
project related to the new Resilient Communities/Resilient Families (RC/RF) initiative at 
 
Mattapan Family Service Center. The position will lead the final year of effort in the Mattapan 
 
community, bringing together a broad coalition of residents and stakeholders to finalize a 
 
comprehensive community development plan and wrap up implement of that plan. This position 
 
requires a combination of hands on grassroots community organizing and coalition building. 
 
This is a 1 year position ending in December 2014. 
 
1. Lead a grassroots community organizing effort. Outreach to residents using traditional 
 
strategies such as one on ones and door knocking to engage residents n Mattapan 
 
United activities (including committee membership and conducting one on one 
 
2. Faciliate processes that enable multiple community members and grassroots leaders to serve 
 
as community organizers for the process 
 
3. Design and facilitate a decision-making process engaging broad networks of community 
 
4. Facilitate the implementation of a comprehensive community plan and wrap up 
 
projects in its final stages 
 
5. Oversee and facilitate the subsequent implementation of that community plan over the 
 
6. Identify, develop, and manage partnerships with stakeholders (CDCs, CBOs, schools, 
 
grassroots groups, city and state agencies and elected officials) 
 
7. Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers and interns 
 
8. Outreach to residents and engage them in Mattapan United activities (including 
 
committee membership and conducting one on one conversation) 
 
9. Ensure that the project has high visibility among the community by developing marketing 
 
material, attending events, posting flyers in relevant areas, and working with the media 
 
10. Maintain open communication about project process with committee members and 
 
11. Work closely with ABCD management in the planning and implementation of all project 
 
12. Maintain all web based communication/databases up to date. i.e. Website, online 
 
newsletter, sharepoint database, and Facebook page 
 
13. Plan and coordinate meeting with advanced preparation. This includes clear goals, solid 
 
agenda and actions steps, meeting reminders, minutes, arrangements for food, and any 
 
other admin related tasks necessary 
 
14. Finalize last stages of implementation grants including budgets, reimbursements, site 
 
visits and final reports 
 
15. Supervision of two full time interns and one part time transit organizer 
 
16. Work on transitioning Mattapan United into its own entity/organization as a long term 
 
17. Perform other tasks as required 
 
Minimum of two years of related experience in community organizing, community development, 
 
and neighborhood-based organizations required. Five to ten years of related experience 
 
preferred. A candidate must demonstrate a successful track record in building coalitions and 
 
leading people to action and is able to work with a grassroots organizing approach. 
 
■ Comfort with grassroots community organizing, including door knocking, conducting one 
 
on one conversations, and following up on individual volunteers needs and interests. 
 
■ Knowledge of the economic, political and social environments of the Boston area, 
 
particularly Mattapan and/or other low income neighborhoods 
 
■ Self-directed, independent worker who takes initiative 
 
■ Ability to engage people of diverse backgrounds 
 
■ Ability to inspire and motivate steering community members and volunteers to get 
 
■ Excellent interpersonal skills 
 
■ Ability to manage conflicting points of view and bring about positive resolutions 
 
■ Ability to conduct web-based research and present information to the public 
 
■ Excellent oral and written communication skills(including web based skills); ability to 
 
represent the agency and Mattapan United at various public and private events 
 
■ Ability to develop projects and to leverage resources, as needs or opportunities emerge 
 
■ Knowledge of various community planning strategies and tools are a plus 
 
■ Great communicator and listener 
 
■ Passion for making a difference in the Mattapan community 
 
■ Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Sociology, Human 
 
Services or related field required. Master’s degree in Urban Planning. MBA, MPA, MPP 
 
or other related fields preferred. 
 
■ Preferred language skills, Spanish or Haitian Creole 
 
■ Mattapan resident strongly encouraged to apply 
 
Interested candidates please email Karleen Porcena karleen.porcena@bostonabcd.org with 
 
resume and cover letter.
 
JOB TITLE: Community Organizer/Planner – Lead Organizer 
 
DEPARTMENT: Mattapan Family Service Center (MFSC)
 
REPORTS TO: Director of Mattapan Family Service Center
 
Boston Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC)'s Resilient Communities/Resilient Families 
 
(RC/RF) Initiative is an effort in three Boston neighborhoods (Mattapan, Roxbury, Dorchester), 
 
where community-based agencies collaborate with residents to address their community's 
 
challenges and improve quality of life through a community planning process. 
 
In collaboration with Mattapan United, manage a comprehensive community development 
 
project related to the new Resilient Communities/Resilient Families (RC/RF) initiative at 
 
Mattapan Family Service Center. The position will lead the final year of effort in the Mattapan 
 
community, bringing together a broad coalition of residents and stakeholders to finalize a 
 
comprehensive community development plan and wrap up implement of that plan. This position 
 
requires a combination of hands on grassroots community organizing and coalition building. 
 
This is a 1 year position ending in December 2014. 
 
1. Lead a grassroots community organizing effort. Outreach to residents using traditional 
 
strategies such as one on ones and door knocking to engage residents n Mattapan 
 
United activities (including committee membership and conducting one on one 
 
2. Faciliate processes that enable multiple community members and grassroots leaders to serve 
 
as community organizers for the process 
 
3. Design and facilitate a decision-making process engaging broad networks of community 
 
4. Facilitate the implementation of a comprehensive community plan and wrap up 
 
projects in its final stages 
 
5. Oversee and facilitate the subsequent implementation of that community plan over the 
 
6. Identify, develop, and manage partnerships with stakeholders (CDCs, CBOs, schools, 
 
grassroots groups, city and state agencies and elected officials) 
 
7. Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers and interns 
 
8. Outreach to residents and engage them in Mattapan United activities (including 
 
committee membership and conducting one on one conversation) 
 
9. Ensure that the project has high visibility among the community by developing marketing 
 
material, attending events, posting flyers in relevant areas, and working with the media 
 
10. Maintain open communication about project process with committee members and 
 
11. Work closely with ABCD management in the planning and implementation of all project 
 
12. Maintain all web based communication/databases up to date. i.e. Website, online 
 
newsletter, sharepoint database, and Facebook page 
 
13. Plan and coordinate meeting with advanced preparation. This includes clear goals, solid 
 
agenda and actions steps, meeting reminders, minutes, arrangements for food, and any 
 
other admin related tasks necessary 
 
14. Finalize last stages of implementation grants including budgets, reimbursements, site 
 
visits and final reports 
 
15. Supervision of two full time interns and one part time transit organizer 
 
16. Work on transitioning Mattapan United into its own entity/organization as a long term 
 
17. Perform other tasks as required 
 
Minimum of two years of related experience in community organizing, community development, 
 
and neighborhood-based organizations required. Five to ten years of related experience 
 
preferred. A candidate must demonstrate a successful track record in building coalitions and 
 
leading people to action and is able to work with a grassroots organizing approach. 
 
■ Comfort with grassroots community organizing, including door knocking, conducting one 
 
on one conversations, and following up on individual volunteers needs and interests. 
 
■ Knowledge of the economic, political and social environments of the Boston area, 
 
particularly Mattapan and/or other low income neighborhoods 
 
■ Self-directed, independent worker who takes initiative 
 
■ Ability to engage people of diverse backgrounds 
 
■ Ability to inspire and motivate steering community members and volunteers to get 
 
■ Excellent interpersonal skills 
 
■ Ability to manage conflicting points of view and bring about positive resolutions 
 
■ Ability to conduct web-based research and present information to the public 
 
■ Excellent oral and written communication skills(including web based skills); ability to 
 
represent the agency and Mattapan United at various public and private events 
 
■ Ability to develop projects and to leverage resources, as needs or opportunities emerge 
 
■ Knowledge of various community planning strategies and tools are a plus 
 
■ Great communicator and listener 
 
■ Passion for making a difference in the Mattapan community 
 
■ Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Sociology, Human 
 
Services or related field required. Master’s degree in Urban Planning. MBA, MPA, MPP 
 
or other related fields preferred. 
 
■ Preferred language skills, Spanish or Haitian Creole 
 
■ Mattapan resident strongly encouraged to apply 
 
Interested candidates please email Karleen Porcena karleen.porcena@bostonabcd.org with 
 
resume and cover letter.
 
JOB TITLE: Community Organizer/Planner – Lead Organizer 
 
DEPARTMENT: Mattapan Family Service Center (MFSC)
 
REPORTS TO: Director of Mattapan Family Service Center
 
Boston Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC)'s Resilient Communities/Resilient Families 
 
(RC/RF) Initiative is an effort in three Boston neighborhoods (Mattapan, Roxbury, Dorchester), 
 
where community-based agencies collaborate with residents to address their community's 
 
challenges and improve quality of life through a community planning process. 
 
In collaboration with Mattapan United, manage a comprehensive community development 
 
project related to the new Resilient Communities/Resilient Families (RC/RF) initiative at 
 
Mattapan Family Service Center. The position will lead the final year of effort in the Mattapan 
 
community, bringing together a broad coalition of residents and stakeholders to finalize a 
 
comprehensive community development plan and wrap up implement of that plan. This position 
 
requires a combination of hands on grassroots community organizing and coalition building. 
 
This is a 1 year position ending in December 2014. 
 
1. Lead a grassroots community organizing effort. Outreach to residents using traditional 
 
strategies such as one on ones and door knocking to engage residents n Mattapan 
 
United activities (including committee membership and conducting one on one 
 
2. Faciliate processes that enable multiple community members and grassroots leaders to serve 
 
as community organizers for the process 
 
3. Design and facilitate a decision-making process engaging broad networks of community 
 
4. Facilitate the implementation of a comprehensive community plan and wrap up 
 
projects in its final stages 
 
5. Oversee and facilitate the subsequent implementation of that community plan over the 
 
6. Identify, develop, and manage partnerships with stakeholders (CDCs, CBOs, schools, 
 
grassroots groups, city and state agencies and elected officials) 
 
7. Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers and interns 
 
8. Outreach to residents and engage them in Mattapan United activities (including 
 
committee membership and conducting one on one conversation) 
 
9. Ensure that the project has high visibility among the community by developing marketing 
 
material, attending events, posting flyers in relevant areas, and working with the media 
 
10. Maintain open communication about project process with committee members and 
 
11. Work closely with ABCD management in the planning and implementation of all project 
 
12. Maintain all web based communication/databases up to date. i.e. Website, online 
 
newsletter, sharepoint database, and Facebook page 
 
13. Plan and coordinate meeting with advanced preparation. This includes clear goals, solid 
 
agenda and actions steps, meeting reminders, minutes, arrangements for food, and any 
 
other admin related tasks necessary 
 
14. Finalize last stages of implementation grants including budgets, reimbursements, site 
 
visits and final reports 
 
15. Supervision of two full time interns and one part time transit organizer 
 
16. Work on transitioning Mattapan United into its own entity/organization as a long term 
 
17. Perform other tasks as required 
 
Minimum of two years of related experience in community organizing, community development, 
 
and neighborhood-based organizations required. Five to ten years of related experience 
 
preferred. A candidate must demonstrate a successful track record in building coalitions and 
 
leading people to action and is able to work with a grassroots organizing approach. 
 
■ Comfort with grassroots community organizing, including door knocking, conducting one 
 
on one conversations, and following up on individual volunteers needs and interests. 
 
■ Knowledge of the economic, political and social environments of the Boston area, 
 
particularly Mattapan and/or other low income neighborhoods 
 
■ Self-directed, independent worker who takes initiative 
 
■ Ability to engage people of diverse backgrounds 
 
■ Ability to inspire and motivate steering community members and volunteers to get 
 
■ Excellent interpersonal skills 
 
■ Ability to manage conflicting points of view and bring about positive resolutions 
 
■ Ability to conduct web-based research and present information to the public 
 
■ Excellent oral and written communication skills(including web based skills); ability to 
 
represent the agency and Mattapan United at various public and private events 
 
■ Ability to develop projects and to leverage resources, as needs or opportunities emerge 
 
■ Knowledge of various community planning strategies and tools are a plus 
 
■ Great communicator and listener 
 
■ Passion for making a difference in the Mattapan community 
 
■ Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Sociology, Human 
 
Services or related field required. Master’s degree in Urban Planning. MBA, MPA, MPP 
 
or other related fields preferred. 
 
■ Preferred language skills, Spanish or Haitian Creole 
 
■ Mattapan resident strongly encouraged to apply 
 
Interested candidates please email Karleen Porcena karleen.porcena@bostonabcd.org with 
 
resume and cover letter.
How to Apply/Contact: 
Please email Karleen Porcena at karleen.porcena@bostonabcd.org with resume and cover letter.