Community Organizer
Mastery Charter Schools - Philadelphia, PA

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Mastery seeks to partner with parents and families to turn around failing neighborhood schools and to start new Mastery schools that will provide a quality college-preparatory education. We are seeking an extraordinary leader to organize parents, families, and community leaders to advocate for neighborhood school turnarounds and new charters. The Community Organizer will mobilize parent, community and faith leaders to demand change and better options for their children. The ideal candidate is able to build strong relationships and successfully navigate through difficult situations and challenging interpersonal interactions. The Community Organizer reports to the Community Organizing Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Meet with parents and community groups to solicit information and concerns about their current schools
  • Attend community meetings and trainings as needed.
  • Build relationships with parents and community groups to promote school turnarounds and enrollment at Mastery Schools
  • Coordinate grassroots outreach in neighborhoods, including door-to-door home visits, phone calls, school visits, local businesses, and houses of worship.

Qualifications:
  • Strong administrative background that reflects strong management and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team and enhance cooperative working relationships
  • Strong leadership skills and a demonstrated capacity to work with urban families
  • Knowledge of public education and charter schools highly desirable but not required
  • Extraordinary problem solving abilities
  • Desire to provide the highest quality education for students

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in or experience in community organizing, political campaigns, community development, and/or education experience preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel)

Physical Requirements: Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required such as traveling and maneuvering in office space- filing, faxing, scanning, coping, typing, mailing, and making phone calls; Must be able to sit for up to two (2) hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard, mouse and typing; Able to travel for off-site outreach and meetings.

Other Requirements:
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Must have flexible schedule and be able to work day, weekend and/or evening hours as needed.

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Mastery is a growing non-profit charter school network recognized nationally for our work in school turnarounds and dramatic student...