Crime Prevention & Community Organizer

Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association (RPNA) is seeking a bilingual individual for the position of Crime Prevention & Community Organizer for the RPNA. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing neighborhood improvement plans, providing neighborhood-based leadership and developing initiatives for improving housing conditions.

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Plan and implement community events
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local organizations, businesses and community members
  • Work with the police department on public safety and crime prevention issues
  • Work with various City departments on community code compliance
  • Develop public awareness of community issues and concerns
  • Help neighbors develop and maintain block clubs
  • Recruit community members into activity involvement
  • Support adult and youth residents in project/campaign execution
  • Administer general office activities.
  • Advocate for the community on public safety issues
  • Create and distribute information on RPNA activities and community issues
  • Assist Spanish speaking residents by directing them to appropriate community services and resources
  • Translate for RPNA at meetings, presentations and public events as needed

Qualifications and Skills

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess the following experience and education:

  • Fluent in oral and written English and Spanish
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer and standard office equipment skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • A genuine commitment and compassion to residents and community issues
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and/or at least 1-2 years experience in community organizing
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

Position is 30 hours per week, typically from 10am-4pm Monday-Friday, but may fluctuate depending on community events and meetings.

Job Type: Part-time

Required experience:

  • community organizing: 1 year

Required language:

  • Spanish

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