Community Connections Manager

Posted: August 30, 2016 Location: Rubicon Richmond

Overview

We are seeking a culturally aware community organizer who is passionate about social justice and believes that people caught in poverty are in the best position to lead their community to prosperity, with the right support and resources. Community Connections is a pilot project that equips and empowers Rubicon participants living in Richmond to be change agents who build and mobilize community networks, and engage in advocacy toward more equitable systems and policies for themselves and their families. As Community Connections Manager, you will lead a restorative-based collaborative design process involving Rubicon participants, staff, and community partners, to create the Community Connections program. You will then pilot Community Connections for one year with Rubicon participants, and will also serve as a resource to other Rubicon staff and community partners to support the use of restorative practices in their work (intensive training in restorative practices will be provided). We believe resources, support, and systems change are all critical to breaking poverty. If you share this vision, we want you in the Rubicon family. 

Requirements

Essential Responsibilities

1. Oversee the collaborative design process for Community Connections; includes meeting planning, facilitation and logistics, outreach and engagement, and progress tracking and reporting. 

2. Implement program designed through collaborative process; solicit feedback from participants to learn what works and what needs to be changed, and adapt the program design to respond to feedback; ensure program goals are achieved, and successes/challenges are documented and reported to Rubicon staff, partners, participants and funders.

3. Lead workshops and training sessions for Rubicon participants, partner staff and community members.  

To perform successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these skills. 

 

Competencies

1. Demonstrated skills in cultural awareness and cultural humility, particularly in the areas of race and racism. Comprehensive knowledge of the intersection of racial justice with other justice issues (i.e. human rights, environmental justice, public education, criminal justice, etc.). Comprehensive understanding of systemic oppression, and how it impacts disenfranchised communities. In-depth understanding of, and connections to, Richmond/West Contra Costa County community

2. Comprehensive experience and expertise in grassroots organizing, working in coalitions and systems change advocacy.

3. Strong teamwork, relationship building, communication and problem solving abilities. 

4. Working knowledge of restorative and trauma informed practices highly desirable. 

 

Competitive Benefits Include: Kaiser HMO/HSA and MetLife dental health plans, paid vacation, paid sick leave, vision service plan, ten company holidays, and an employer sponsored 403(b) plan

Notice: This description is to be used as a guide only. It does not constitute a contract, commitment or promise of any kind. Rubicon reserves the right to change, add, delete, upgrade or downgrade the position as dictated by business necessity at any time with or without notice. 

Rubicon is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values diversity of culture and thought. We seek talented, qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, convection history, uniform service membership/veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical conditions, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression regardless of physical gender, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. 

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