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Black Teacher Organizer

We are seeking a part-time Black Teacher Organizer as a community organizer of Bay Area Black K-12 Teachers.

Position Overview
We are seeking a people-oriented, self-motivated Black Teacher Organizer (BTO) to support the Program Operations Manager, Evaluation Consultants, and Executive Director to achieve Black Teacher Project’s goals and ensure that Black teachers in the Bay Area know about our programs, get teachers to meetings, and to serve as a point of contact, as necessary, for our members. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of professional experience working as a teacher and demonstrated connections to Black teachers in the Bay Area.

Applicants should display strong communication skills, a passion for helping Black educators, and a strong customer service orientation. Ideal candidates should also possess a high attention to detail, an eagerness to learn quickly, and have the ability to work collaboratively and with minimal supervision. The BTO should have personal experience discussing issues of injustice and oppression within the education system and be aligned with the motivation for creating positive changes toward equity in education. The BTO will closely collaborate with both BTP staff and other staff with National Equity Project.

Responsibilities

  • Be a point person for Black teachers to get and share information about programs
  • Get people to events (initially focused on recruitment for year-long programming, then wellness and other teacher led spaces)
  • Set up for events, as needed
  • Support Facilitators
  • Share leadership opportunities with folks who are well matched (e.g. conference presentations)
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Develop and manage Member Directory
  • Manage membership communications
  • Manage membership incentives
  • Lead Membership Meetings (Conduit for Teacher Advisory Board)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong customer service orientation with a demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds, particularly Black teachers
  • Superb communication skills (oral and written) with a confident, concise, clear, and compelling style
  • Resourceful, strategic problem-solving ability with a positive “can do” attitude, and a sense of humor
  • Quick learner and hard worker; able to work independently, to thrive under pressure, and to produce on deadline
  • Excellent relationship builder; able to demonstrate a high level of tact, discretion, humility, and diplomacy with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Must also demonstrate ability to maintain confidential/sensitive information
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Proficient with Internet research, Microsoft Office Suite Software, specifically Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Ability to work occasional early mornings/evenings/weekends
  • Views differences between individuals (race, gender, age, cultural heritage, physical ability, education and lifestyle) as an asset and demonstrates an appreciation of the diversity within Black Teacher Project
  • A strong commitment to the mission, goals, and work of The Black Teacher Project

Salary & Benefits
The Black Teacher Project offers competitive salaries. Salary for this position is $35 per hour with an expectation of 5 to 8 hours per week from the present to December and 2 to 5 hours per week January to May.

To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume with the subject header, BTP Black Teacher Organizer, to hr@nationalequityproject.org. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you via email. No calls, please.

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