A Community Organizer Job Description:

 

Job Purpose:

Develops community action by identifying issues; developing and leading action plans; promoting participation and support.

Duties:


* Identifies community issues by forming focus groups of community residents; analyzing statistics; conferring with community agencies and people in contact with the community;

* Develops community issues campaigns by setting goals; evaluating influences, obstacles, and options; identifying resources; charting a course of action; organizing activities; preparing media plans; writing and distributing media releases.

* Recruits community activists by meeting with residents where they congregate; presenting and explaining issues; stimulating and enlisting support; organizing activities; providing instruction; identifying, coaching, and training leaders.

* Obtains resources by writing grants and proposals; presenting the case for support to funding groups; making personal solicitations.

* Implements community programs by developing program content; assembling resources; supervising activities; promoting participation; coordinating efforts among related service agencies.

* Evaluates community programs by measuring and analyzing results; comparing results to plans.

* Manages funds by receiving and disbursing funds; tracking and monitoring expenses; implementing cost-saving actions.

* Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks.

* Enhances community reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

 

Skills/Qualifications:


Verbal Communication, Informing Others, Community Outreach, Building Relationships, Supports Diversity, People Skills, Teamwork, Initiative, Motivating Others, Vision, Decision Making