Job Opportunities

**NEW** OPEN POSITIONS (as of 06/09/17)

Youth/Violence Prevention Organizer
Reports to: Executive Director

JOB SUMMARY: ASE is seeking a Youth Organizer to: organize and staff its Youth Leadership Council (YLC), working with youth to help them develop and implement their own youth-led campaign/s. ASE unites African American and Latino youth on the SE side to have a voice in the community. The Youth Organizer will provide trainings for youth to take action on issues they’ve identified- neighborhood safety, summer jobs & internships, and educational supports. Majority of work time will be spent organizing the YLC (80-90% of time).

Youth Organizer will also coordinate the GRACE (Groups Responding with Another Chance and Education) program (10-20% of time), working with at-risk youth to reduce neighborhood violence. Youth are placed with participating local organizations to serve community service hours, participate in restorative justice practices, and receive mentoring.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Staff Youth Leadership Council meetings and perform leadership trainings, as needed
  • Work one on one with youth leaders to build their leadership abilities
  • Perform outreach to schools, churches, after-school programs to expand YLC
  • Work with youth & local organizations to develop a local campaign around anti-violence initiatives
  • Coordinate the GRACE program
  • Receive and track referrals from Juvenile Probation and Diversion Departments, 4th District Chicago Police Department, and partners from beginning to end of placement as part of GRACE program
  • Follow up with the youth & organizations where placements have taken place through GRACE
  • Coordinate evaluation sessions amongst stakeholders
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to the job responsibilities
  • Prepare written reports, meeting summaries, related written materials as they pertain to the work

REQUIREMENTS:

  • HS Diploma. Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.
  • Minimum: 3 years experience in community/union organizing
  • Experience in developing and leading organizing campaigns as well as in identifying/training leaders (including 1on1s, outreach, etc.)
  • Experience in working with youth and/or students, preferred.
  • Ability to supervise peer-to-peer outreach/education activities.
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to be trained in restorative justice practices.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills, and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Track record of working with diverse populations, especially African Americans and Latinos.
  • A flexible schedule and ability to work evening and weekends (as needed). Currently, the Youth Leadership Council meets weekly during the evening.
  • Cell phone and automobile (with valid U.S. driver’s license and auto insurance)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word

This position is available immediately.

Salary & benefits: Full-time salary, commensurate with experience. Health benefits, vacation,travel reimbursement

How to apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Amalia, at amalia@asechicago.org, with “Youth/Violence Prevention Organizer” in the subject line of the email.

Alliance of the SouthEast (ASE) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other factor not specifically related to the ability to perform the job at hand.

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Community Organizer
Reports to: Executive Director

JOB SUMMARY: ASE is seeking a Community Organizer to expand our Coalition for a South Works CBA and to help win a Community Benefits Agreement (a written agreement between the developer and the community) for the southeast side.

ASE coordinates the Coalition for a South Works CBA, which is focused on making sure the former U.S. Steel site on the southeast side benefits local residents, by addressing the needs for training, jobs, affordable housing, environmental protections, and educational partnerships in southeast Chicago.

The South Works Development is one of the largest in the Midwest and covers an area more than twice the size of the Chicago Loop. The site will create an estimated 100,000 jobs and 12,000 units of housing. Southeast side residents have been advocating for a Community Benefits Agreement, which will ensure that development of the region does not lead to displacement of its current populations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform outreach to schools, churches, non-profits, block clubs, and other organizations to expand Coalition
  • Coordinate meetings with stakeholders and decision-makers
  • Discuss local issues regarding the development with community members
  • Strategize with community residents, local organizations, and lead organizer regarding campaign
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to the job responsibilities
  • Prepare written reports, meeting summaries, related written materials as they pertain to the work

REQUIREMENTS:

  • HS Diploma. Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.
  • Previous experience in community/union organizing or working on community issues, desirable
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish)
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to build relationships and engage community members.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Willingness to perform outreach, both to individuals and to groups, and speak in front of groups.
  • Share our commitment to social, racial, and economic justice, and increasing community leadership and involvement in local issues
  • Track record of working with diverse populations, especially African Americans and Latinos
  • A flexible schedule and ability to work evening and weekend hours.
  • Cell phone and automobile (with valid U.S. driver’s license and auto insurance)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word

This position is available immediately.

Salary and benefits: Full-time salary, commensurate with experience. Health benefits, vacation, travel reimbursement

How to apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Amalia, at amalia@asechicago.org, with “Community Organizer” in the subject line of the email.

Alliance of the SouthEast (ASE) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other factor not specifically related to the ability to perform the job at hand.

05/2017

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ASE is looking for volunteers!

  • Are you looking to get involved in the community or are you already involved in the community?
  • Would you like to make a difference in the community?

The Alliance of the SouthEast is looking for volunteers for neighborhood projects in South Chicago and the East Side. Volunteers should be passionate about working with other residents and institutions to make a difference in the community. We are looking for people who have good interpersonal skills and a positive attitude and spirit. We are looking for people who like working with diverse populations (African Americans and Latinos). We are also looking for volunteers to do some light office work and make phone calls 1-2 times per week. If you are looking to help longer term, we will try to match interests to one of our campaigns. Fluency in Spanish is not necessary, but preferred.

We are open to local residents looking to volunteer to fulfill service hours. Work may include: helping with an event, making phone calls, door knocking, updating databases. We will do our best to match interests.

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