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MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge Community Engagement Grant Peer Navigator Training Program/Community Engagement Initiative

Job Description: Community Coordinator

We are excited to announce the hiring for a Community Coordinator to help launch a new initiative as part of the MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge for the Spokane regional justice system.  The Safety & Justice Challenge is supporting Spokane area governments to safely reduce the jail population, increase community engagement, and reduce racial and ethnic disparities across the criminal justice system.  Spokane received a $200,000 grant award for which the Peer Navigator Training Program/Community Engagement Initiative was designed. The program is the creation of a community led initiative to center the voices of the most impacted, developed by formerly incarcerated individuals, community advocates and system professionals this program seeks to create a just and thriving community for all.   

The Community Coordinator will work with a Steering Committee made up of system professionals, community members and nonprofit representatives.  The Community Coordinator will be an independent contractor engaged by the fiscal sponsor of this program on behalf of the Steering Committee and the community.

If you are looking for meaningful work in a supportive environment, we encourage you to apply.

Summary/Project Overview

l. The Community Coordinator will promote community integration, resiliency and quality of life objectives with participants of the Peer Navigator Training Programs. The Community Coordinator, in collaboration with the Steering Committee, is primarily responsible to implement the monthly community engagement meetings and the Pilot Peer Navigator Training Program (PPNTP), utilizing a trauma informed approach.

They are also responsible for cultivating employment opportunities, internship opportunities and connecting the participants to job opportunities.  This will require networking and developing relationships with the broader community, including but not limited to professionals in the criminal justice system, businesses, individuals, and other relevant organizations.

ll. The Community Coordinator will facilitate and support the facilitation by participants, monthly community engagement meetings that will bring together justice system professionals and community members for “listen and learn sessions” designed to cultivate conversation, collaboration and restoration. 

The Community Coordinator will:

Community Coordinator Reports to: PNTP/Community Engagement Initiative Steering Committee. 

Anticipated $25/hour, up to 30 hours a week.  Ten hours must follow a set schedule of classes (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, required Thursday meetings).

Compensation: $3000 monthly.

The position does not provide benefits.

Desired start date: March

Duration: 2 years

RESPONSIBILITIES Include:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EXPERIENCE WITH THE FOLLOWING IS HELPFUL:

● Knowledge of service-learning leadership training.

● Experience with program development and assessment.

● Conference and event management.

● Familiarity with social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, others).

TO APPLY:  Submit resume and cover letter to communitycoordinatorspokane@outlook.com [1] no later than February 14th, 2020

Please cc: carmen.pachecojones@yahoo.com [2] and myates@spokanecounty.org [3]