Community Organizer, Tobacco Policy Advocacy

 Date : 01/07/2019
Agency : AADAP, Inc. (Prevention Unit)
Job Title : Community Organizer, Tobacco Policy Advocacy

Role: Non-Exempt Employee
Salary : Commensurate Upon Experience
Opening Date : Immediately
Closing Date : Until Filled
Opening Position : One (1) Temporary Full-Time
Submit Resumes to : 
Jon Fukuda Administrative Assistant II
2900 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
Fax (323) 295-4075

A. SUMMARY STATEMENT:

The Community Organizer mobilizes the assigned community to impact change around youth tobacco access and use issues through policy advocacy based campaigns. The Community Organizer implements a strategic plan under the supervision of the Prevention Coordinator.

B. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. TARGET AREA ORGANIZING (70%):
    1. Conducts comprehensive community assessments of assigned target area.
    2. Mobilize community stakeholders and residents around tobacco prevention policy actions.
    3. Navigate, cultivate, and negotiate policy awareness and support with City decision makers and City staff.
    4. Recruit, train, and guide youth and adult volunteer base through community based tobacco prevention campaigns.
    5. Conduct mobilization through issue awareness, leadership development, skills building, and coalition building efforts.
    6. Implement strategic action plan involving youth and adult volunteer base based on the Policy Adoption Model and the Midwest Academy Strategy Chart.
    7. Conduct public opinion surveys and other related assessment surveys in identified cities.
    8. Conduct tobacco policy campaign efforts with community stakeholders and decision makers.
    9. Provide recommendations to strategy plans according to the emerging community needs, issues, and problems.
  2. COUNTY-WIDE ORGANIZING (15%):
    1. Provide technical assistance to other organizing bodies as assigned.
    2. Participate in County based provider and other coalition based meetings.
    3. Conduct advocacy around local, state, and federal policy decisions as determined.
  3. ADMINISTRATIVE (10%):
    1. Comply with City, County, State and Federal contractual agreements.
    2. Submit billing reports and other reporting requirements as assigned.
    3. Maintain accurate files on organizing activities and evaluations.
  4. UNIT AND AGENCY (5%):
    1. Attend Unit and Agency sponsored meetings and functions.
    2. Represent AADAP at local, state and federal forums, conferences, and other activities.
    3. Perform other duties as assigned.

C. QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES):

  1. REQUIRED:
    1. Four-years of college education related to field or equivalent work experience related to field.
    2. Permanent resident or U.S. Citizen; proof of work eligibility upon hiring.
    3. Valid California Drivers License, current minimum automobile insurance, and an appropriate motor    vehicle.
    4. Must have at least three (3) years of recovery or a drug free lifestyle as of the date of application.
    5. Must be able to work with people of diverse cultural, educational, social, and economic backgrounds.
    6. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in computer operations.
    7. Demonstrated community organizing experience and background.
    8. Ability to pass criminal background check to work with children and adolescents.
  2. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    1. Experience in community organizing and policy advocacy efforts.
    2. Knowledge of substance abuse (particularly tobacco) related issues.
    3. Knowledge and understanding of South Bay cities and communities.
    4. Passenger Endorsement License
    5. Fluent in Spanish (verbal and written)