Magnolia Community Initiative Representative
Children's Bureau - Los Angeles, CA

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TITLE: Magnolia Community Initiative Representative

II. PREFERRED PREREQUISITIES:
  • High School Diploma and/or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Degree in related field or combination of equivalent work experience and education
  • 1 – 2 years of previous community organizing experience preferred
  • Proficient computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Word, Internet)
  • 1 – 2 years of experience with public speaking and presentations
  • Experience in volunteer management, meeting facilitation, and/or community relations
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Bilingual English/Korean preferred
III. REPORTS TO: Director of Community Services, Los Angeles and/or

Director of Magnolia Community Initiative

IV. POSITION DESCRIPTION:
  • To promote, support, and advance Magnolia Community Initiative (MCI)
  • Responsible for learning, understanding and promoting the Protective Factors with community members, public /private organizations, faith-based institutions and groups.
  • Implement and Support Magnolia Community Initiative strategies and create links between existing resources and the community neighborhoods.
  • Support existing neighborhood or organizational groups in the Magnolia Community Catchment area to promote, support and spread MCI
  • Vehicle and appropriate auto insurance coverage and a valid California Driver’s license
  • To promote, support, and advance Magnolia Community Initiative MICRO Community
  • Promote, recruit, support and oversee the Neighborhood Ambassador Movement
  • To support community outreach for Children’s Bureau, Magnolia Place Family Center, and Magnolia Place Network
V. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Support, promote and implement key strategies of the Magnolia Community Initiative
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing situations and exercise independent judgment in relationship-based organizing situations
  • Proficient in the use of the computer knowledge of MS Office tools, able to navigate the internet and contribute to the Magnolia Place Network Groupsite
  • Identify, assess and evaluate community assets and strengths
  • Learn and practice It Takes a Community Philosophy in all MCI strategies
  • Understand the Magnolia Community Initiative Theory of Change
  • Build relationships with community members, faith-based organizations, community based organizations, schools, parent groups, neighborhood associations, and local community leaders located throughout the Magnolia Community Initiative catchment area
  • Offer support, technical assistance, and information to collaborating agencies, community based organizations, schools, parent groups, business organizations, and other stakeholders groups as it relates to the strategies of the MCI
  • Participate in community meetings, events, and conferences as needed
  • Support research and evaluation efforts of the Magnolia Community Initiative
  • Support on-going meetings of the MPCI by attendance and participation
  • Support existing community groups with the integration of It Takes a Community (ITC) and Protective Factors
  • Conduct surveys
  • Prepare required monthly reports, communications, and other documentation
  • Data entry and maintenance of database
  • Assist with administrative tasks, such as meeting set up, photocopying, answering phones, etc.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Other assignments as needed
VI. GENERAL:
  • Maintains confidentiality in matters of agency operations, personnel, and clients
  • Good organizational skills and follow-through
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills and problem solving skills
  • Ability to relate to people of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Work with diverse set of community based organizations, residents, and stakeholders
Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. They are meant to be accurate reflections of the principal job elements. This description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her Manager and/or Supervisor.

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