FLA is seeking an experienced Full-Time CTCP Senior Organizer in Santa Barbara to train, develop and empower Latinx youth to mobilize and create a positive change in Santa Barbara/Carpinteria. The CTCP Senior Organizer will work with youth on improving social conditions for Latinx community members; especially, the CTCP Senior Organizer will co-lead campaigns to address education inequities, health equity, and immigration issues through youth-led advocacy and media campaigns.
Santa Maria | Santa Barbara | Oxnard
Carpinteria - CTCP Senior Organizer, FT
California Tabacco Control Program, (CTCP)
Future Leaders of America (FLA) began as a grassroots response to the lack of Latinx role models in Oxnard, California. For 40 years now, FLA has provided over 9,400+ low-income Latinx youth, and their families, with personal development, leadership development, educational experiences, and advocacy training in Ventura and Santa Barbara County. FLA has worked tirelessly to develop strong communities through youth leadership, advocacy, and creating positive role models. The organization is seeking positive role models who can continue the legacy of FLA leadership in the community.
FLA develops youth resiliency and leadership to create long-lasting systemic change by empowering and mobilizing youth leaders to advocate for policies that improve their lives and the lives of their peers and their communities.
FLA’s TARGET POPULATION
Future Leaders of America (FLA) is a community and critical resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of Latinx youth on the Central Coast. We believe that when the voices, experiences, and histories of Latinx youth are recognized, the opportunity for self-development emerges and the foundation for critical thinking in leadership forms. FLA actively serves and welcomes all youth through a peer-to-peer leadership curriculum that is responsive to the diverse Latinx experience on the Central Coast.
FLA is seeking an experienced Full-Time CTCP Senior Organizer in Santa Barbara to train, develop and empower Latinx youth to mobilize and create a positive change in Santa Barbara/Carpinteria. The CTCP Senior Organizer will work with youth on improving social conditions for Latinx community members; especially, the CTCP Senior Organizer will co-lead campaigns to address education inequities, health equity, and immigration issues through youth-led advocacy and media campaigns. The CTCP Senior Organizer is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of organizing projects in the aforementioned areas. The CTCP Senior Organizer will support the ongoing leadership development of youth leaders. They will also work to engage community members, FLA youth, and parents, to respond to and improve social conditions. Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Youth Organizer
Develop and strengthen the leadership abilities of Future Leaders of America Master Achievers (FLAMA) youth council by conducting biweekly youth council meetings. The CTCP Senior Organizer will also build strong working relationships with all FLAMA youth council students. Conduct leadership-building activities with FLAMA members. Activities include but are not limited to: organizing and conducting listening campaigns and developing relationships with community leaders. Advise and train FLAMA youth council on advocacy and strategic planning for local campaigns on health disparities among the Latinx community. The CTCP Senior Organizer will work closely with the Director of Organizing & Advocacy to implement strategies and campaigns. Develop and maintain collaborations with local, regional, state, and national partner organizations.
2. Program Outreach
Work with the Associate Programs Director and Director of Annual Programs, to plan, recruit and execute annual programming, which includes but is not limited to: Youth Leadership Camp, University Seminars, Family Camp, Facilitator Trainings, and supplemental activities. Track student participation through the internal database; collect evaluations from all students. Provide logistical support to FLA youth-led events through meeting logistics, preparation, and facilitation.
3. California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) Duties & Responsibilities
The CTCP Senior Organizer will provide direct administration and supervision of the tobacco education program. Directly supervise and support FLA’s PH Youth Organizer, providing coaching, feedback, and accountability to their supervisee. Facilitate weekly team meetings and create space for strategizing, coordination, and budget managing between the organizer, other FLA staff, evaluation consultants, and other community-based organizations. Lead the completion of progress reports, and evaluations, and coordinate the project’s required activities. Work closely with the Executive Director, Director of Organizing & Advocacy, and Director of Annual Programs to act as the program contact person for administrative and fiscal matters. Conduct day-to-day planning, development, and implementation of CTCP’s Scope of Work. Supervise the specific CTCP work plans, such as day-to-day planning, implementation, and tracking of activities and objectives.
4. General and Other
Work with partner organizations on civic engagement and nonpartisan electoral work. Promote FLA’s mission and goals, including articulating the mission and taking opportunities to advance its goals when appropriate. Other assigned duties.
• At least 2 years experience in community organizing and/or 2 years of experience working in the field of community development or other relevant community work
• 1+ years of supervision experience can include temporary/part-time staff, interns
• Prior experience in leading grassroots campaigns for social change
• A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent level of experience is preferred
• Outdoor leadership skills (first aid certification, competence in camping best practices, awareness of risk factors/management in the outdoors, tolerant of nature’s challenges)
• Demonstrated commitment and passion for working with youth to provide access to education, and social justice
• Cultural awareness competency (first generation, Indigenous/Latinx, Immigrant)
• Proven commitment to social justice (i.e. immigration, environmental, anti-blackness, LGBTQ+)
• Experience with and desire to work with diverse cultures and the ability to engage people from a variety of backgrounds on a one-on-one basis or group format
• Strategic and analytical political thinking skills to think through a variety of community issues and strategies
• Strong written and verbal skills including large group presentations and public speaking
• Tech-savvy – has skills beyond basic computer literacy
• Able to work independently and as part of a team • Able to set own work priorities, manage responsibilities and time
• Ability to work with youth leaders to identify and develop issue campaigns that build leadership
• Ability to develop and carry out effective strategies for actions
• Be a strategic thinker and consistently exhibit the ability to think through a variety of approaches to an issue and forecast possible and realistic results
• Ability to link neighborhood-based issues with regional, state, and national issues
• Setting and achieving an annual grassroots fundraising goal
• Bilingual (English and Mixteco/Spanish) is preferred
• Sense of humor and creative thinker
SCHEDULES Our work schedules vary, primarily according to our programming schedule. You and your supervisor typically plan weekly work schedules up to a week in advance. Because we are a youth services organization, most of our programming occurs after school hours. It is important that you understand and anticipate that your schedules will vary.
AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT It is important to note that employment with FLA is based on mutual consent, is for an unspecified term, and is considered employment-at-will. Accordingly, either you or FLA - with or without cause or advance notice - can terminate the employment relationship, at any time. Future Leaders of America, Inc. also has the right to change the terms and conditions of your employment with or without notice including but not limited to termination, demotion, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, duties, and location of work.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS Staff is expected to participate in FLA fundraising events including Latino Legacy Awards, Alumni Reencuentro, house parties, and Santa to the Sea. Staff should also have a valid driver’s license with insurance and dependable access to a car to drive for work. A background check is required prior to employment.
REPORTS TO: Director of Annual Programs
STATUS: FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT COMPENSATION RANGE: $25-$28 /HR DOE
● FLA offers a benefits package for our full-time employees including:
● Full medical, dental, and vision insurance (75% of insurance coverage for spouse or child)
● 11 paid holidays
● Paid vacation and sick time
● Ongoing professional training in major gifts solicitation
● A commitment to work-life balance and a fun, self-driven, working environment
PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME & COVER LETTER
Future Leaders of America, Inc. has a deep commitment to fostering equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, and represents all genders, ages, beliefs, and identities.
$25 - $25 per hour