POSITION OVERVIEW

CLIMB (Community Leaders Igniting Mobility) is a non-profit coalition between Generation USA, United Way of Northeast Florida, and LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) which aims at connecting leaders across our downtown Jacksonville neighborhoods: students and parents; educators and service providers; employers and civic leaders. CLIMB aims to bring the whole community of leaders together to identify, understand, and disrupt the roadblocks to mobility for citizens of Jacksonville. Together, as a community, we will climb to prosperity.

The CLIMB (Community Leads Igniting Mobility) Community Coordinator will report directly to the Generation USA Place-Based Program Lead. They will also work directly with the United Way’s Community Impact Manager and the LISC’s Economic Development Officer. The Community Coordinator will be the primary point of contact for CLIMB community organizing of Work Teams and the development of CLIMB priority projects. Additionally, they will participate in CLIMB/NSEM Meetings, and drive employer and other stakeholder outreach. The Community Coordinator’s primary function is to support the CLIMB initiative to ensure the non-profit coalition continues to develop priorities and initiatives to increase economic mobility for the Jacksonville community.

This is a temporary full-time employee with 8 months of guaranteed funding and possibility for extension.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recruit, organize, support and oversee CLIMB community work teams by:
    • Coordinating community forum in the Arlington neighborhood in January 2019 in collaboration with various community stakeholders in order to create an Arlington CLIMB work team.
    • Coordinating ongoing (every 4-6 weeks) work team meetings in New Town and Eastside neighborhoods.
    • Creating a schedule for upcoming work team meetings in 2019
    • Coordinating recruitment outreach in the New Town, Eastside and Arlington neighborhoods to continue to grow the number of CLIMB work team volunteers.
    • Collaborating with the US Place-Based Program Lead and US Communication Manager in recruiting program participants using appropriate promotional and marketing methods (e.g. promotional materials, etc.).
    • Staying in regular contact with work team members by scheduling regular meetings and providing regular email and text updates about the work to the team members.
    • Coordinating the logistics (location, materials, foods, etc.) for all CLIMB work team meetings.
    • Creating a system to track and organize communication with CLIMB work team members
    • Maintaining and improving work team recruitment by developing a tracking system to track participation and making adjustments as needed.
  • Prepare for CLIMB community work team priorities by:
    • Working with the CLIMB staff to create the content for the work team meetings
    • Recording and communicating outcomes of all CLIMB work team meetings to all CLIMB stakeholders.
    • Developing a work plan (including timeline, ownership, and goals) in collaboration with CLIMB staff and work team members for CLIMB work team 2019 priorities   
  • Ensure high-quality and timely communication and collaboration with CLIMB stakeholder groups by:
    • Facilitating weekly check-ins with CLIMB affiliated staff members to measure progress toward goals
    • Creating outreach plans targeted at specific neighborhoods, employer partners, community-based organizations, and education institutions  
    • Providing updates at bi-weekly CLIMB/NSEM meetings
    • Collaborating with CLIMB staff to plan, recruit, and facilitate employer stakeholder events
    • Facilitating announcement (potentially an event) of work team goals to broader stakeholder groups
  • Plan for long-term success of the CLIMB coalition:
    • Building and maintaining relationships with program partners throughout Jacksonville, including, but not limited to, employers and community partners.
    • Acting as liaison to CLIMB team, contributing insights and experiences as we continue improving the CLIMB coalition and codify best practices

DESIRED RESULTS

  • Outputs, by August 2019:
    • Meetings occurring every 4-6 weeks in each priority neighborhood
    • 15 active members in each work team
    • Teams are also meeting by priority area (transportation, childcare, and housing)
    • Active work teams in New Town, Eastside and Arlington neighborhoods
    • CLIMB work team major priority areas have been defined (by April 2019)
    • Create a CLIMB work plan around priority areas for 2019 in collaboration with CLIMB team

ABOUT YOU

You have strong leadership skills and are energized at the thought of creating something new, building relationships with prospective participants, and making a lasting impact on your community. You have a knack for ‘getting things done’ and don’t mind rolling up your sleeves to get your hands dirty. You’ve considered doing a startup and welcome roles with high levels of ownership.

Specific requirements include, but not limited to:

  • A growth mindset; self-reflective and open to frequent feedback from students and program team
  • A positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence, and ability to be a team player
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, embracing the opportunity for creativity and hard work inherent in a start-up
  • A strong sense of ownership (takes personal responsibility for meeting objectives) and timeliness
  • Ability to comfortably navigate new technologies
  • Data-driven approach in presenting/influencing and informing decisions
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with high level of attention to detail in tasks and interactions
  • A passion for working with and for communities, and an interest in leading a community-based coalition across multiple local organizations

BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 2 years of supervisory/management experience preferred

ABOUT GENERATION

Generation is a global youth employment organization that helps provide young adults with the opportunity to launch successful careers and change their life trajectories. Generation is a non-profit founded by McKinsey & Company, aimed at training and employing youth across 6 countries – USA, Kenya, Spain, Mexico, India, and Hong Kong – and is actively launching additional sites.

In the USA, 6.7 million young adults are out of school and out of work. At the same time, 44% of employers say a skills shortage is leaving them with entry-level vacancies. By bridging the skills gap, we can create impact for both employers and young adults Generation USA has launched programs in four sectors: healthcare (CNA), customer service (retail sales associate, front desk agent, call center), IT (help desk, network support), and skilled trades (construction helper – NCCER certified). Additional programs can be built out based on employer demand (e.g. medical billing, medical assistant, programming).

Thus far, Generation USA has graduated 2000 young people across 10 cities in just over two and a half years. 95% of supervisors say they would hire a Generation graduate again, and 87% of graduates were ranked above average relative to peers. Students also recognize the impact of the program, evaluating their life almost a rung and a half higher on a ten rung “life quality and well-being index ladder between the start and end of the program. We currently operate in 12 cities—Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Birmingham, AL; Charlotte, NC;  Cleveland, Ohio; Dallas, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Las Vegas, NV; Miami, FL; San Juan, PR; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE.

Generation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. “In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.”

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