Job Position:

Lead Community Organizer (Position)

Full time position flexible.


REPORTING STRUCTURE: Reports to T.E.J.A.S. Directors.


DESCRIPTION: The Community Organizer will utilize strategic community building and organizing
techniques to engage the following neighborhood stakeholders for purposes of neighborhood improvement,
and focus on environmental justice concerns: residents, property and business owners, police department,
city staff, elected officials, church leaders, service providers, nonprofit and for-profit developers, teachers,
principals, and students. Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to these duties:


Actively participate in a collaborative process for addressing issues of environmental justice, air and water
quality standards for the Houston/Harris County, and communities along the Houston Ship Channel. Assist
with volunteer recruitment, block club organizing and other resident leadership development.


Serve as liaison to stakeholders and neighborhood actors in community organizing activities.


Advocate for the best interests of fenceline communities on environmental justice issues.


Represent T.E.J.A.S. at appropriate meetings, presentations and community events, as needed.


Collaboratively develop and implement time specific plans to resolve environmental justice issues.

Work with the City of Houston and Harris County as well as other neighboring entities to ensure air and water
quality standards are met.

 

Help coordinate neighborhood improvement projects and volunteer service efforts.


Assist with the creation and distribution of communications on T.E.J.A.S. activities and issues, including
website and newsletters.


Build knowledge of appropriate community services and resources to make appropriate referrals for
residents.


Contribute to the maintenance of T.E.J.A.S. calendar of events, organizational databases, and all records
and reports for T.E.J.A.S., community stakeholders, and funders.


PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:


Bachelor’s degree completed or in progress in social science or community development field, or two years
of relevant professional experience in community development.


Group facilitation skills


Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal. Spanish language fluency a plus.
Good analytical, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.


Strong time and task management skills.


Genuine commitment and sensitivity to residents and community issues.


Respect for economic and cultural diversity, experience working with diverse groups of people.
Highly motivated and independent, yet team-oriented.


Must be able to work some week-ends and evenings and have reliable transportation.


Computer and other standard office equipment skills sufficient to prepare flyers and other communications,
maintain databases, email, and website posting.


SALARY: ($30,000 – $38, 400)


Pay: Depends on experience.


Contact: Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to tejascomms@gmail.com.
Title the subject line, “ Community Organizer”


Tejas is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of
color, women, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ communities.

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