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Education Organizer

African Immigrant Services (AIS)


Organization Summary:

AIS envisions a just, inclusive and thriving community where opportunities to succeed and prosper are shared equitably among all people. AIS inspires civic engagement and works to address racial disparities and systemic barriers affecting immigrant communities and communities of color. AIS is a 501 C 3 community-based grassroots organization with a 4-person staff, a 100-person volunteer team, a 13-member board of directors, and a 25-member community advisory council. Inspired by both the struggles and aspirations of more than over 200,000 recent immigrants of African heritage in Minnesota, AIS was established to inspire and strengthen grassroots leadership and community-driven solutions to produce transformational racial equity outcomes. AIS has a proven record of bringing people together to organize and co-create a community-built agenda in which people who are most impacted by disparities and systemic barriers are at the center of driving new possibilities and solutions. 


Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Education Related
Category: Program Management Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Full Time Salary: 35K--40K

Primary Duties:

AIS seeks a full-time education organizer to coordinate and support AIS’s Osseo Education Equity project. The organizer’s roles will include facilitating and leading community participation, increased parental engagement, leadership development, and systems change.
The AIS Education Organizer will:
Build community support for parental leadership, engagement, and systems change towards equitable outcomes for immigrants and families of color;
Develop and manage a system to support a cohort of parent leaders to drive and sustain existing educational equity change campaign in Osseo Area Schools (ISD-279);
Strengthen AIS parent leadership model to ensure that parents are effective change agents for education reform throughout the district;
Engage the leadership of Osseo Area Schools (ISD-279) to deliver on policy change commitments, including the creation of a more culturally responsive environment for immigrant students and students of color;
Foster and cultivate relationships and support among community-based organizations, diverse constituencies, including public officials, key institutions and stakeholders;
Design and supervise volunteer recruitment, management and retention for the project;
Lead and facilitate AIS’s general education equity campaign, including engagement with other school systems to help create possibilities for systems change;
Coordinate and complete special projects as assigned, including general administrative support



 The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following commitment, qualifications, skills and experience: 
A bachelor’s degree preferred; graduate degree is a plus. Preferred degrees in public administration/policy, communication, human services or other related social sciences;
Commitment to inspiring civic engagement, and working to address racial disparities and systemic barriers affecting immigrant communities and communities of color;
Two or more years experience working in grassroots issue-based campaigns or community-driven initiatives; and some knowledge of school systems and education policy issues; 
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write reports, make presentations, facilitate meetings, and conduct trainings;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, as well as willingness to learn database systems (prior working knowledge of database systems is a plus);
Ability to take initiative, to work with a team, and to handle a fast-paced setting, multiple projects and tight deadlines;
Willingness to occasionally work long hours, including evenings and weekends, and traveling within and outside the state;
Basic to intermediate level proficiency in using social media as an organizing tool;
Bring warmth, optimism, patience, and good humor to the work


Additional Info:

Physical Demands and Working environment
Work is performed in a standard office environment, occasionally requiring lifting such articles as boxes and/or lifting and carrying light objects. This work may also require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.
Salary: AIS offers a competitive salary, commensurate with education, experience and skills. First year salary ranges from $38,000.00 (38K) to $40,000.00 (40K).  
Start Date: Immediately or until filled
Deadline for Application: Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.
AIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter and two professional references to Please include AIS Organizer in subject line.  




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