Part Time Transit Community Organizer: Mattapan United

POSITION: TRANSIT COMMUNITY ORGANIZER (Fairmount/Indigo Line CDC Collaborative)
LOCTATION: MATTAPAN UNITED /ABCD MATTAPAN FAMILY SERVICE CENTER
HOURS: PART-TIME (20 hours/week)

The Fairmount CDC Collaborative has a focus on undertaking transit oriented development (mixed use affordable housing with ground floor commercial), within a 1/2 mile radius of the proposed, new and existing Fairmount stops. With a focus on transit equity, which takes the form of advocating to the State and other entities for the installation of the new stops, and for "fare fairs" and more frequent (nights and weekend) service on the Fairmount line, the Transit Community Organizer will provide leadership and support to the main organizing campaigns of the Fairmount Indigo Line CDC Collaborative:
The Transit Community Organizer will work with the Mattapan United Steering Committee and Collaborative CDC

Fairmount organizers around support of these goals:
• The Transit Equity campaign seeks to secure affordable consistent fares and increased service in
Fairmount Indigo Line

• Organize the broader Mattapan Community around a "YES” vote in support of a new stop on the
Fairmount line at Blue Hill Ave/Cummings Hwy
– Getting the Mattapan Blue Hill Avenue/Cummins Highway station into construction.
– The long-term goal is making the line part of the MBTA's rapid transit system.

• Organize the support of elected officials in Mattapan (both City and State level) for leadership role in community
development plans for Mattapan

Responsibilities include:
• Engage community partners, related advocacy organizations and public officials in our efforts.
• Coordinate communication with appropriate Collaborative members and consultants
• Attend key meetings with the Fairmont CDC Collaborative and bring back all relative information
to the Mattapan United Steering Committee
• Outreach to get support for the line via door knocking, passing out fliers, social media, and attending
community meetings
• Attendance at key meetings with key players and residents in order to garnish support
• Document progress via minutes, emails, social media, etc.
• Other related duties as necessary
• Ability to work flexible schedule including nights and occasional weekends

Qualifications:
• 3-5+ years' experience as an Organizer
• Demonstrated success with at least 1-2 large scale organizing campaigns
• Proven ability to work with diverse groups and populations
• Ability to work with multiple constituencies and organizational partners
• Experience with collaborative, coalitions, and complex organizational structures and relationships
• Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Excellent diplomatic and communication skills (written and verbal)
• Excellent organizational skills, including being well-organized and attention to detail
• Capacity to work under timelines and deadlines
• Experience using social media (Facebook, Twitter) for organizing purposes preferred
• Experience organizing in Boston preferably Mattapan

This position will be based out of Mattapan Part time position for 20 hours a week, salary commensurate with experience Interested candidates please send cover letters and resumes to Cynthia Lewis at cynthia.lewis@bostonabcd .org or call for more information at 617-298-2045 ext. 203.

How to Apply/Contact: 
Send cover letter and resume to Cynthia Lewis at cynthia.lewis@bostonabcd.org.