Mayfair Coordinator

San Jose, California
$60,000 per year plus benefits
Jul 19, 2021
Aug 18, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level

The Mayfair Coordinator develops strong organizing campaigns and leadership in the predominantly immigrant/Chicano and Asian Mayfair community amongst neighborhood residents and school parents. The Coordinator facilitates solution-based discussions around multi-generational challenges and supports the development of community strategies to support a thriving and vibrant Mayfair. The Mayfair Coordinator works in the Community Organizing Department to end injustice and shift power and funds back towards visionary and alternative Si Se Puede Community Platform solutions and establish community control. Our current focus areas are Housing/Anti-Displacement and Educational Justice.

The Mayfair Coordinator reports directly to SOMOS Mayfair’s Community Organizing & Policy Manager and works alongside a team to develop strategies for authentic community decision-making, craft immediate and long term solutions/programs and foster a spirit of hope and change amongst residents. The Coordinator prioritizes working with the community to develop their leadership, educate community members, and mobilize the community towards action to successfully complete campaign goals. The Coordinator is in charge of recruitment and retention of community leaders and provides training, skill building and opportunities for action to implement solutions/priorities. The Coordinator will work with the Program Manager to support organizing strategies that result in immediate impact, community leadership and Platform policy change across Mayfair and East San Jose. The Coordinator will be responsible with building regional alliances/partnerships to increase community voice and decision making in the organizing process.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications and Qualities

  • Deep passion and commitment to advancing racial, economic and social justice in immigrant, working class and multi-generational communities
  • Experience in community organizing, community leadership development or peer-to-peer service delivery models (ie. Promotor) in working poor, immigrant communities
  • Passion and experience in outreach, turn out, public presentations and group facilitation
  • Oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate with a broad audience
  • Ability to interact well with young children and adults

Key Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bilingual/biliterate Spanish-English required
  • Highly motivated, problem solver, time management skills, team player, and eager to learn
  • Computer proficient in MS Word, Excel, Zoom or web meeting platforms, internet and e-mail
  • Valid California driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required
  • Fingerprint and background check may be required

Duties and Responsibilities (approximate % of time)

Grows Community Leadership and Effectively Coordinates Campaigns (60%)

  • Actively develops leadership of Mayfair community residents within the Alum Rock Union School District enrollment zones, by conducting workshops, Campaign development, direct actions, 1:1’s and community building activities
  • Develop and execute a strong action-based Campaign/Project programming that include outreach, curriculum development, policy and advocacy training, evaluation, children assessments and continued family engagement
  • Conduct workshops/political education sessions to increase community knowledge, skills, campaign solutions and a deeper understanding of the root cause problems impacting our community
  • Recruit and retain at least 20-25 community leaders to lead campaigns and maintain a list of 100 core participants
  • Develop campaign messaging, community testimonial, and media presence via op-eds, social media post, and media coverage
  • Meet individually and in groups with community leaders to provide constructive feedback and observation, as well as to assist with conflict resolution and problem solving as needed
  • Coordinate work with all Mayfair coordinators to align organizing strategies, platform, outreach, and strategic direction across all community leaders and schools
  • Work with Program Manager and Director to develop campaigns and projects
  • Supervise external contracts to support the delivery of organizing and leadership development, as needed
  • Support and supervise Program Assistants, as needed

Coalitions/External Relationships and Regional Advocacy (20%)

  • Along with community leaders, represent SOMOS Mayfair at meetings with external stakeholders and allies
  • Ensure partnerships are involving community members in the process and decision making;
  • Participate or lead regional and statewide efforts to advance the efforts to promote the short and long term mission, goals, and campaigns of SOMOS Mayfair
  • Organize community and stakeholder analysis to uphold and reconcile different interests impacted by ongoing organizing activities, tactics, and goals
  • Support with external and regional campaign endorsements, as needed

Impact Evaluation (10%)

  • Ensure program evaluation tools are correctly utilized to measure impact with group participants
  • Conduct strategic evaluation of program area with support Program Manager biannually
  • Conduct strategic planning with leaders to ensure program effectiveness, deep and sustainable impact and continuous growth

Administrative (10%)

  • Create and execute an annual work plan, that includes organizational strategies and milestone deadlines
  • Execute a professional development plan to develop or strengthen essential skills and seek opportunities for greater and on-going learning, including community organizing models and the practice of popular education pedagogy
  • Participate in agency wide decision-making arenas and in regular internal political education as needed
  • Contribute to the development of organizational world-view and development of strategic plan
  • Participate in SOMOS Mayfair staff meetings and training and support major organizational campaigns and projects

Location & Response to COVID-19

The Mayfair Coordinator position normally operates out of SOMOS office located in the Mayfair neighborhood of East San Jose. Due to circumstances caused by the novel coronavirus, the team at SOMOS is currently working remotely. Recognizing that this is a highly unusual and rapidly evolving situation, questions or concerns around location and work logistics will be openly addressed during the hiring process. Candidates should, however, expect to work on site at SOMOS office whenever it has been deemed safe to return to work by local/state governments.

SOMOS Mayfair is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, actual or perceived gender identity and gender expression, disability, genetic information, familial status or veteran status.

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