The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) is an award-winning, nationally recognized community-based organization in South Minneapolis on the cutting edge of community development. LNA is currently seeking experienced community leaders to serve as LNA's Community Organizers. The position could be full-time or part-time, depending on candidates' skills, interest and availability. LNA Organizers are part of the staff team and are responsible for building and maintaining the web of relationships in the community that allow ideas, opportunities and resources from residents and businesses to emerge. Position includes supporting residents and community partners to initiate, implement and evaluate a wide variety of community initiatives in the areas of crime prevention, youth & family, the environment, arts & culture, and inclusive organizing in the Latino and Somali communities. Position includes extensive leadership development, active organizing, including regular doorknocking, project management (will include event coordination), facilitation and training. This position requires a great deal of self-motivation and initiative, and will be handled most effectively by someone who can creatively link issues with the resources needed to address them.
A competitive candidate will have:
2-4 years of community organizing experience
3+ years of professional experience in a community-based setting
Volunteer involvement in community/neighborhood-based organizations
Experience working with diverse populations; demonstrated experience with immigrant communities preferred
Good leadership and personal organizational skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills; computer proficiency a must
Ability to work flexible hours, including some evening and weekend hours
A passion and love for building a healthy community
Spanish language proficiency required
The salary is negotiated based on experience and prior salary history. The salary range is high 20s to mid-30s on a full-time basis, with benefits.
Please submit a resume, references, and cover letter explaining your interest in the position by 4:30 pm Thursday, October 30th to:
Community Organizer Search Committee
Lyndale Neighborhood Association
3537 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
For additional information, contact Cara Letofsky at 612.824.9402 x 14, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LNA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please note: this position has been filled as of November 21, 2003.
Updated Saturday, October 31st, 2015