Community Outreach Coordinator : Massachusetts
The Labor Guild
Community Outreach Coordinator
A one-year Fr. Edward F. Boyle, S.J. Fellowship
Based in Braintree, MA
Community Outreach Coordinator
(A one-year Fr. Edward F. Boyle, S.J. Fellowship)
Start date: Late Sept-early October, 2018
What does the Community Outreach Coordinator do?
The Community Outreach Coordinator works to strengthen and build the Guild’s community by developing and deepening relationships between our students, board members, community organizations, and the Guild. The COC promotes the Guild’s educational programs, events, and mission of serving our Labor-Management community by: running social media, working on the Guild WordPress website, and creating promotional materials as needed. The COC conducts active community outreach, interaction and organizing among our key audiences and allies. The COC also assists our small staff with administration, planning, and logistics for organizational projects, educational programs and events.
Organizing is key to just about everything the Guild does. We are looking for an individual prepared to contribute, eager to learn and grow, and make a positive impact. Someone who is bright, thoughtful, curious, personable, high energy with a sensible, action-orientation. What’s most helpful is someone who listens for understanding and subtext, who treats people with kindness and courtesy, and is a clear, responsive communicator. Ultimately, someone who shares the Guild’s values; can happily understand, support and convey our mission, and who enjoys this type of work for advancing economic and social change. This fellowship offers a broad and unique introduction to Greater Boston’s labor-management community and organizing.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
- Develop sense of community and leadership among students, attendees of programs, etc. and the Guild by building relationships and coordinating involvement of these individuals.
- Grow the external presence, understanding, and relationships of the Guild, especially as relates to reaching out to and assisting key groups: young union workers, activists, low wage workers, immigrant workers, Guild students and alums, etc.
- Provide communications and administrative support for the Executive Director, events and activities related to the Guild’s heightened focus on fundraising/development.
- Represent Guild and participate in designated committees and coalitions. This entails attending regular meetings with a variety of coalitions, unions, and community groups, as well as managing relationships with key contacts from partner organizations.
- Contribute content for Guild communications and marketing materials (for newsletters, blog and social media posts, talking points, email blasts), and work with students, Board Members, and others to explore the possibilities for and reach of this content
- Collaborate with Board Members and key supporters to strengthen the connections between the organizations they represent and the Guild.
- Coordinate and engage our Student Advisory Group and our new Labor Guild Youth Caucus in evaluating, suggesting and developing our evening and daytime educational programming and training needs.
- Update and manage distribution and database lists. Conduct research projects as assigned.
- Assist Executive Director and staff as needed with fundraising and development activities.
- Prepare support materials and meeting agendas. Draft campaign plans for specific projects.
- Solicit and report feedback on Guild community’s unmet training or labor education needs. Work with Education Subcommittee on education programming topics, design and formats.
Specific job requirements
- Values match: A core belief in the Guild’s social and economic justice mission and in empowering people through active engagement and collective action in the workplace and community.
- Must be a good writer and storyteller, with solid copy editing skills.
- Confident public speaking, presentation, listening and group facilitation skills.
- Resourceful team player, with a sense of humor, solid work ethic and interpersonal skills showing discretion and flexibility depending on staff, customer or operational needs.
- Strong time and task management skills. Works well under pressure.
- Solid computer/office equipment skills sufficient to prepare relevant communications, maintain databases, email and post on the Guild website/social media sites.
- Good analytical, negotiation, and problem-solving skills. Asks questions.
- Outstanding “customer service” skills. Responsive, efficient, welcoming and kind.
- Demonstrate accountability and initiative with work assignment and work relationships.
- During peak activity periods, work may be in excess of 8 hours per day. Job will involve some evening hours and possibly weekend hours, early morning meetings, and frequent interruptions.
- Ability and willingness to travel to meet Guild stakeholders and allies, coordinate Guild programs and events. Mileage, public transit and parking are reimbursed.
A valid driver’s license, auto insurance and a reliable vehicle is required.
Salary range for this non-bargaining unit position is $33,280 with health insurance or $35,320 without insurance. Annual vacation (3 weeks, including a Christmas week office closure) and paid holidays. Funding for this Fellowship is supported by a grant from The Father Edward Boyle, S.J. Fund.
Requirements: We would like a résumé, a written statement explaining why this position interests you, and a writing sample.
What Does the Guild do?
The Labor Guild is social and economic justice nonprofit that works closely with labor unions and community organizations in the Greater Boston area and throughout New England. We have a special focus on labor education, running workshops, panels, and two semesters per year of “Labor School,” a nine-week labor night school program. Our students are rank-and-file union members, labor leaders, and activists. Our courses cover labor organizing, labor history, negotiation and arbitration in the workplace, and social justice. We also work in coalition with community organizations and labor unions to advocate for policies that advance dignity and justice in the workplace. The Labor Guild is an agency historically affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston.
Since 1945, the Guild has provided over 50,000 students and working practitioners with top-notch, practitioner-led labor education, professional training and personal development through our School of Labor-Management Relations, workshops, forums and conferences. All are welcome.
- comfortable, neutral space to conduct bargaining, training, meetings between parties
- valuable peer networking and excellent leadership opportunities
- books we’ve published: Your Rights on the Job by Robert M. Schwartz, Esq, and New Employment Laws in Massachusetts 2016, 200-page compendium of resources from a Guild Labor Forum.
- our Cushing-Gavin Awards (CGA) and Dinner that’s honored four exceptional professionals from our regional labor relations community in four categories — labor, management, attorneys, and auxiliary — each year since 1967.
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