Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC) is a community based, nonprofit organization serving a working class neighborhood on Chicago's Southwest side. BPNC's mission is to create a safer community, improve the learning environment at public schools, preserve affordable housing, provide a voice for youth, protect immigrant rights, promote gender equality, and end all forms of violence.
The full-time youth and immigrant rights organizer will help support the organizing team’s work and campaigns.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work with youth organizing team to organize and facilitate school-based youth leadership teams at local middle and high schools. Groups will include students from multiple grades and will work on a variety of issues, including: immigration, violence prevention, education, and racial justice issues.
- Work with Organizing Director to implement BPNC’s immigration services programs, including: recruiting volunteers for immigration workshops, coordinating trainings, and workshops for the volunteers, promoting the immigration services program at local schools and other community institutions, and work with BPNC’s immigration services partners to engage as many community residents as possible in these programs.
- Recruit and engage youth leaders in BPNC’s issue campaigns, actions, and public events.
- Work with youth organizing team and BPNC’s youth leadership teams to organize annual youth summit.
- Participate in program and campaign planning with BPNC’s Organizing Team and track progress on program goals and objectives.
- Design and facilitate trainings that support youth leadership development and civic engagement.
To apply for this job, please send your resume to Patrick Brosnan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council does not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination, on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, or handicap or disability as those terms are defined under applicable law, in the administration of any of its educational programs, activities, or with respect to admissions and employment.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Must have experience working with youth, organizing grassroots policy change campaigns, and participating in volunteer recruitment activities.
- Must be bilingual (writing and speaking) in Spanish and English.
- Must have a valid driver’s license, car insurance and access to a car.
- Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media.
- Must have basic experience in immigration-related issues and work.
- Ability to clearly articulate issues and strategies to address the issue in public speaking settings.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience
Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC) is a community-based, nonprofit organization serving a low-income working class neighborhood on Chicago’s southwest side. BPNC’s mission is to create a safer community, improve the learning environment at public schools, preserve affordable housing, provide a voice for youth, protect immigrants’ rights, promote gender equity, and fight all forms of violenc...e. Founded in 1997, BPNC unites individuals and neighborhood institutions to organize campaigns to win essential resources for one of Chicago’s most under served communities, improve public policy and address the root causes of poverty and inequality.
BPNC organizes campaigns to address the following issues: Education Justice, Housing and Economic Justice, Community Safety, Youth Development, and Immigrant Rights. In each of these core issue areas, BPNC assists community leaders in organizing their own resources and capacity to affect substantial and meaningful change. BPNC also provides a series of social services to affect positive change in the same issue areas, and maintains Full-Service Community School (FSCS) partnerships with five local schools (Burroughs Elementary, Davis Elementary, Shields Elementary, 'Shields Middle, and Kelly High School). These partnerships have increased our ability to not only sustain and increase our impact in the community, but has also assisted us in obtaining successful outcomes for all of our initiatives and services.