Mixteca Organization, Inc., (Mixteca) is a 501c3 community-based organization in Sunset Park, Brooklyn that was established in 2000 by a group of concerned community members to respond to the host of critical health, educational, and social needs facing the Mexican and Latin American immigrant community in South Brooklyn.
Mixteca’s mission is to support the growing Mexican and Latin American immigrant population of Brooklyn, New York and to empower the community and provide the knowledge, tools, and access to services needed to improve their health, advance their education, enhance their quality of life, and reach sustainable social and economic development.
We work towards the development of concrete programs that build strong cultural identities and eliminate barriers faced by Latino immigrants.
- Access to Health Care, Social and Legal Services
- HIV/AIDS Prevention, Counseling and Testing
- Domestic Violence (DV) Awareness, Prevention and Support
- Adult Basic Education, ESOL and Workforce Skills Development
- Immigrant Services
About the Community Organizer Position:
Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Community Organizer will develop and support day-to-day operations and long-term planning for Mixteca’s health promotion, volunteer, and community outreach programs. In collaboration with a wide array of organizations, institutions, and advocacy coalitions, and through on-the-ground culturally-targeted community outreach, the Community Organizer will serve as a liaison between Mexican and Latin-American immigrant families and critical health, DV, legal and other information, resources, services and advocacy opportunities. The Community Organizer will work a 40-hour workweek but will be required to work afternoons and evenings Tuesday – Friday and on Saturdays. The Community Organizer will be based at Mixteca, but the work will take her/him to nonstandard workplaces in South Brooklyn.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct community mapping to identify relevant stakeholders, organizations, meeting places and other resources that facilitate community outreach and develop an outreach strategy for sharing information and resources at community sites.
- Promote community health through coordination and implementation of events, workshops, health fairs and an annual women’s health conference.
- Establish and strengthen current linkages with culturally-sensitive healthcare, legal services, and social services providers to promote Mixteca’s programs and to facilitate effective referrals to legal support, social services, and healthcare.
- Create and maintain a database of outreach opportunities and referral resources.
- With the Mixteca team, develop workshops on Emergency Preparedness, Know Your Rights, Emotional Health, How to Talk with Children About Immigration, and other emerging issues.
- Facilitate workshops at Mixteca and at schools, churches, organizations, sports leagues, and other sites across the community.
- Create partnerships with businesses and institutions in South Brooklyn to distribute culturally-targeted health, DV, legal, Know Your Rights and other information.
- Work with the Director of Programs to identify organization’s volunteer needs; recruit and train volunteers; and assign responsibilities to, oversee and support the work of volunteers in the areas of health promotion and community outreach.
- Participate in weekly staff meetings and regular supervision with Director of Programs.
- Assist with preparation of reports and proposals to management and funders.
- Represent Mixteca at community meetings and serve on committees, networks or task forces that address issues affecting Mixteca’s constituents.
- Identify and work to engage the community and allies in pro-immigrant advocacy and organizing efforts, as safe and appropriate.
- BA or BS, or equivalent work experience at a non-profit community organization or in the human rights, community health, immigrant relief, legal services or community organizing fields.
- Written and spoken fluency in both English and Spanish.
- Commitment to social justice, knowledge of community organizations and New York City’s Mexican and Latin American immigrant community.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and public speaking skills.
- Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, personable, self-motivated, and able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, including databases.
- Ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
- Flexible to respond to the emerging needs of the Mexican/Latin American immigrant community.
- Experience recruiting, managing, and supervising volunteers, a plus.
How to Apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter to: “firstname.lastname@example.org“ and include “Community Organizer, Mixteca Organization Inc.” in the subject line.
Application deadline March 31, 2017
Mixteca is an Equal Opportunity Employer