Part-Time Community Organizer – Parent Student Resident Organization

SAY San Diego, Inc
October 20, 2021
San Diego, CA, California
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Contact Name
Krystle Llanto
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Seeking creative and dynamic Community Organizer to work with SAY’s Parent Student Resident Organization (PSRO), a grass roots advocacy group.  The Community Organizer will support the implementation of the health equity advocacy goals with a particular focus on working with student members.  The position will operate out of Crawford Community Connection (CCC), a school-based family resource center serving City Heights students and families. As many youth in this area are refugee and immigrants, the Community Organizer will have experience in a cross-cultural environment, working in youth development and community organizing. The Community Organizer will work closely with PSRO’s lead organizer to determine equity, advocacy priorities within the educational and community systems they seek to impact.


  • Recruit and train City Heights students in advocacy and organizing strategies (particularly students from Crawford and Hoover High Schools) to participate with PSRO
  • Plan and implement weekly afterschool meetings for students
  • Assist in coordination of PSRO community events for students and families, including the annual Community Dialogue on Education, as well as other student and parent trainings and events
  • Relationship building with schools in City Heights area, meet with parents and school staff
  • Link youth and families to school/community information and services
  • Attend PSRO meetings and events, Crawford Collaborative, Crawford Cluster, and other relevant community meetings
  • Accurately represent the agency to maintain positive working relationships with the general public, clients, funding sources, government bodies, etc.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Program Director

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

  • Experience in Advocacy, Human Services, International Studies, or related field preferred
  • Experience working with immigrant and/or refugee families
  • Experience working with schools’ systems is highly desirable
  • Experience in direct client service, particularly experience with at-risk youth and families, and community development
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with high school age youth
  • Access to reliable transportation and willingness to use for job-related tasks
  • Bilingual in common immigrant/refugee language of City Heights may be helpful (includes but not be limited to Somali, Kizigua, Swahili, Arabic, Karen, Burmese, Haitian Créole, Spanish, Vietnamese)


  • Ability to work within a flexible schedule that includes some nights and weekends
  • Knowledge of socio-economic problems and multi-cultural issues in the community
  • Knowledge of immigrant and/or refugee families is highly desirable
  • Ability to take initiative, be self-directed, and work independently
  • Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

How to Apply:

Visit which is our SAY Career Center to create a profile and submit your application online. Please apply to Requisition ID# 1322. (NO PHONE CALLS AND EMAILED RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)

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