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Statewide Youth Organizer (CFILC) Posted on September 3, 2021

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC)
Sacramento, CA
Position Summary for Statewide Youth Organizer (CFILC)

Status: This is a regular non-exempt full-time position with outstanding non-profit benefits.
Hours: Full-Time
Salary: $18.00 - $22.00 hourly rate, based on experience.
Location: Sacramento, CA

Description: Under the direction of the Statewide Community Organizer, the Statewide Youth Organizer assists in managing the Youth Organizing (YO!) Disabled & Proud program and coordinates with the Disability Organizing Network (DOnetwork). The Youth Organizer leads members, volunteers, and the advisory committee of YO! Disabled and Proud. The position works across CFILC programs and represents the youth voice on services and policy issues. The position requires a candidate that is passionate about disability culture, is enthusiastic and has the skills needed to engage disabled youth in community organizing activities. In addition, the individual hired for this position should have leadership skills, an understanding of disability social justice and intersectionality. CFILC is looking for a candidate that is creative, can multitask, follow through, and work both in a team and independently to complete tasks, meet timelines and accomplish program goals.

Must be able to work remotely and in office when necessary.

Occasional travel within the state of California and outside of the state is required.

This is a grant funding position contingent upon continued funding

About California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC)

CFILC is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. CFILC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.

Job Responsibilities/Duties

Community Organizing:
• Lead Community Organizing and volunteerism meetings and activities with disabled youth (16 – 28 years of age) who want to be a part of positive systems change;
• Assist in coordinating volunteer opportunities for youth at Independent Living Centers as well as other disability led organizations across the state;
• Coordinate and develop community organizing tools and resources;
• Facilitate in-person and online YO! Disabled & Proud & DOnetwork campaign activities;
• Participate in public policy discussions, hearings and strategies that impact youth with disabilities;
• Recruit and build disabled youth members of YO! Disabled & Proud;
• Develop relationships with 28 Independent Living Centers, statewide and local disability rights organizations and coalitions that work to increase disability justice;
• Organize regional and statewide community organizing event for or inclusive of disabled youth;
• Assist in developing social media communications from a youth perspective;
• Recruit trainers, presenters, and speakers to advance the YO! Disabled & Proud program;
• Provide assistance to the Disability Action Coalition and coordinate staff and volunteers for the Disability Capitol Action Day event; and
• Assist in building and carrying out the Virtual Community Organizing strategy with the Statewide Community Organizer.

Training & Technical Assistance:
• Provide peer-to-peer training to disabled youth on topics of interest;
• Work in collaboration with CFILC staff and partners to provide technical assistance from a personal experience and youth perspective; and
• Conduct and coordinate community organizing training sessions and workshops for the IL Network and externally partners.

Reporting:
• Coordinate with Statewide Community Organizer to develop and track monthly, quarterly, and annual reports; and
• Present reports and program goals to funders and stakeholders.

Required Education and Experience

Associates Degree and/or experience working with disabled youth. One - three years of experience in providing direct services, leading a community organizing campaign or coalition.

Qualification Requirements

The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skills, and ability desired. Reasonable accommodations are available to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

• Effectively work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines;
• Organize and lead online meetings and activities for disabled youth;
• Facilitate discussions, be a leader for youth with a variety of different disabilities;
• Experience in working with diverse and intersectional communities;
• Comfortable giving presentations and public speaking;
• High-level computer, software and application skills;
• Use and assist in developing social media communications that reaches youth with disabilities;
• Communicate effectively with a wide range of people and communities;
• Work independently and with a team to meet deadlines and complete projects;
• Professionalism and understanding of diverse audiences and situations that require flexibility;
• Knowledge of independent living philosophy, history of disability rights, disability culture and consumer empowerment;
• Track and record Statewide Youth Organizer tasks and projects;
• Experience in using a variety of social media platforms; and
• Arrange necessary transportation must be maintained throughout employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Bilingual English/Spanish/Cantonese/American Sign Language;

Identify as a person with a disability;

Experience working with disabled people;

Familiar with disability rights and social justice;

Trained in Community Organizing or Campaigning; and

Knowledge of California political processes.

Other Information

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The noise level of the office working condition is low to medium and work is mostly indoors.

STRESS LEVEL:
Moderate – High

How to Apply

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources
Email Address: jobs@cfilc.org
Subject Line Title: Statewide Youth Organizer
No phone calls or faxes will be accepted.

CFILC is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. CFILC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.

This job posting was added on September 3, 2021