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ASE IS HIRING!

3 Job Openings (Updated 10-2022)

Vaccine Outreach Team Member (October-November, 3 positions open)
Reports to: Executive Director

JOB SUMMARY: ASE is seeking Vaccine Outreach Team Members to perform community outreach to and help plan & participate in vaccine events. We are looking for people committed to increasing vaccine access, especially amongst children, and ensuring southeast residents are informed and have access to Covid-19 vaccines on Chicago’s southeast side (in zip codes 60617 & 60633).

ASE has been working with community partners to increase vaccination rates Chicago southeast side. Both 60617 & 60633 have between 50-64% vaccinated (compared to 80+% in other parts of the city). Schools in 60617 & 60633 have only 10-30% of their students vaccinated, compared to northside schools that have 56% to 79% vaccinated. 60633 is the 3rd highest in unvaccinated people in Chicago and 60617 is currently in the top 10 zip codes for weekly case counts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform community outreach, including door-to-door, meetings with partners (schools, churches, community meeting spaces), and outreach for/at events.
  • Inform local residents about new Covid-variants, vaccines, and overcoming hesitancy. (Training and vaccine info. will be provided.)
  • Participate in and help staff, at least 2 community vaccine events.
  • May also help strategize on outreach plan/s, develop informational materials for community distribution, and work with local organizations to help with outreach efforts.
  • Support other community vaccine events, when possible.
  • Support ASE community efforts around social justice and racial equity, when possible.
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to the job responsibilities.
  • Prepare written materials as they pertain to the work

REQUIREMENTS:

  • HS Diploma or GED.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to build relationships with and engage a variety of community members.
  • Willingness to perform outreach, both to individuals (including door-to-door) and to groups.
  • Ability to maintain a positive and upbeat attitude when dealing with members of the community.
  • Experience working with diverse populations, especially African Americans and Latinos.
  • Strong problem-solving, decision-making, and organizational skills.
  • Team player.
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) desirable.
  • A flexible schedule and ability to work evening and weekend hours, esp. to attend community events, as needed.
  • Cell phone
  • Automobile or means to travel to events, and participate in outreach efforts.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Docs

This position is available immediately, and will be from hiring date for 8 weeks through November 30, 2022.

Wages and benefits: Part-time- 20 hours per week, at $20-22/hour

How to apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Sylvia, at sylvia@asechicago.org, with “Vaccine Outreach Team Member” in the subject line of the email.

Alliance of the SouthEast (ASE) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other factor not specifically related to the ability to perform the job at hand.       09/2022

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Community Organizer
Reports to: Executive Director

JOB SUMMARY: ASE is seeking to hire 2 Community Organizers to help expand our Coalition for a South Works CBA, and work with residents to win Community Benefits Agreements (written agreements between developers and the community) for the southeast side. Organizer may also help with health equity and access to vaccines, as necessary. ASE unites diverse communities on Chicago’s southeast side, majority African American and Latino, to have a voice in the community on social justice issues, including equitable development.

There have been 15 developments in the last 2 years on the southeast side. ASE coordinates the Coalition for a South Works CBA on: 1) making sure southeast side developments benefits local residents, and 2) combating environmental racism, and the concentration of toxic developments on the southeast side. Residents have prioritized jobs and training, affordable housing, green infrastructure, and quality of life.

The Community Organizer would be part of a team working on equitable development, and ensuring the community is part of the decision-making process in local developments.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform outreach to organizations (e.g. schools, churches, non-profits, block clubs) and networks to expand Coalition.
  • Coordinate meetings with stakeholders and decision-makers
  • Discuss local issues regarding equitable developments with community members
  • Strategize with community residents, local organizations, and fellow ASE campaign staff
  • Work with community residents on racial equity issues, as they arise and as capacity allows.
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to the job responsibilities
  • Prepare written reports, meeting summaries, related written materials as they pertain to the work

REQUIREMENTS:

  • HS Diploma. Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.
  • Previous experience in community/union organizing or working on community issues, desirable
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to build relationships with and engage a variety of community members, community groups, and potential allies.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Willingness to perform outreach, both to individuals and to groups, and speak in front of groups.
  • Share our commitment to social, racial, and economic justice, and increasing community leadership and involvement in local issues
  • Track record of working with diverse populations, especially African Americans and Latinos.
  • Strong problem-solving, decision-making, and organizational skills.
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) desirable.
  • A flexible schedule and ability to work some evening and weekend hours, when needed.
  • Cell phone and automobile (with valid U.S. driver’s license and auto insurance)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Docs

This position is available immediately.

Salary and benefits: Full-time salary, commensurate with experience. Health benefits, vacation & paid time off (29 days / year), travel reimbursement.

How to apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Amalia, at amalia@asechicago.org, with “Community Organizer” in the subject line of the email.

Alliance of the SouthEast (ASE) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other factor not specifically related to the ability to perform the job at hand.

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Youth/ Violence Prevention Organizer
Reports to: Director of Youth and Restorative Justice Programming

JOB SUMMARY: ASE is seeking a Youth Organizer to: organize and staff its Youth Leadership Council (YLC), working with youth to help them develop and implement their own youth-led campaign/s. ASE unites African American and Latino youth on the SE side to have a voice in the community.

The Youth Organizer will provide trainings for youth to take action on issues they’ve identified, including alternatives to police in schools, environmental justice (like the Stop General Iron campaign), utilizing restorative justice practices, and community building through events to engage students and adults. The Youth Organizer is part of a team working to ensure youth have a voice in the community on issues that are important to them and affect the southeast side of Chicago.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Staff weekly Youth Leadership Council meetings and perform leadership trainings, as needed
  • Work one on one with youth leaders to build their leadership abilities
  • Help youth utilize restorative justice practices, including in their meetings
  • Perform outreach to schools, churches, and after-school programs to expand YLC
  • Work with youth & local organizations to develop local campaign/s, inc. around anti-violence initiatives
  • Connect YLC members with youth groups doing similar work and provide opportunities for youth participation in community events
  • Able to communicate effectively with youth using positive reinforcement and consistency
  • Creating a healthy, welcoming environment that supports creativity and sharing different perspectives
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to the job responsibilities
  • Prepare written reports, meeting summaries, related written materials as they pertain to the work

REQUIREMENTS:

  • HS Diploma. Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.
  • Minimum: 2 years experience in community/union organizing
  • Experience in developing and leading organizing campaigns as well as in identifying/training leaders (including 1on1s, outreach, etc.)
  • Experience in working with youth and/or students, preferred.
  • Ability to supervise peer-to-peer outreach/education activities.
  • Share our commitment to social, racial, and economic justice, and increasing community leadership and involvement in local issues
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to be trained in restorative justice practices.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team. Ability to problem-solve and make decisions.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills, and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Track record of working with diverse populations, especially African Americans and Latinos.
  • A flexible schedule and ability to work evening and weekends (as needed). Currently, the Youth Leadership Council meets weekly during the evening.
  • Cell phone and automobile (with valid U.S. driver’s license and auto insurance)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word

Salary & benefits: Full-time salary, commensurate with experience. Health benefits, vacation & paid time off (29 days / year), travel reimbursement.

How to apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Sara Galvan, at Sara@asechicago.org, with “Youth Organizer” in the subject line of the email.

Alliance of the SouthEast (ASE) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other factor not specifically related to the ability to perform the job at hand.

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ASE is looking for volunteers!

  • Are you looking to get involved in the community or are you already involved in the community?
  • Would you like to make a difference in the community?
  • Do you need community service hours?
  • Would you like to gain some work experience?

The Alliance of the SouthEast is looking for volunteers for neighborhood projects in South Chicago and the East Side. Volunteers should be passionate about working with other residents and institutions to make a difference in the community. We are looking for people who have good interpersonal skills and a positive attitude and spirit. We are looking for people who like working with diverse populations (African Americans and Latinos). We are also looking for volunteers to do some light office work and make phone calls 1-2 times per week. If you are looking to help longer term, we will try to match interests to one of our campaigns. Fluency in Spanish is not necessary, but preferred.

We are open to local residents looking to volunteer to fulfill service hours. Work may include: helping with an event, making phone calls, door knocking, updating databases. We will do our best to match interests.

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