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Title Advocacy Research Coordinator
Employment Type Regular Part Time
City Detroit
State MI
Description General Statement of Duties: The newly created role of Community Advocacy & Research Coordinator will manage projects and external communications for Focus: HOPE’s Office of Advocacy, Equity & Community Empowerment. This includes but is not limited to activities related to the Urban Learning & Leadership Collaborative (ULLC), a place-based research-practice partnership uniting Detroit community members with university researchers to create innovative, inquiry-based solutions to challenges identified by residents. Research projects include but are not limited to a newly launched neighborhood-based investigation into dismantling the “school-to-prison pipeline” intruding into the lives of Detroit’s bright youth.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Strengthen ULLC coordination by maintaining a filing, scheduling, meeting, reporting and communication systems for members.
• Plan, coordinate and lead internal and external meetings and events.
• Manage external communications to keep the public updated about ULLC projects.
• Develop and maintain a database of potential community, ULLC partners.
• Coordinate meetings and communications with ULLC research collaborators.
• Recruit and engage community practitioner-researchers who are part of ULLC inquiry teams.
Requirements Minimum Requirements:
• Passionate about anti-racism, race equity and social justice with a specific interest in the issue of mass incarceration.
• Highly organized with extraordinary analytical abilities and attention to detail.
• Exceptional oral and written communication and facilitation skills.
• Self-directed, highly motivated with the ability to complete projects by deadlines.
• Ability to create and manage processes for making work seamless.
• Warm, supportive, thoughtful, approachable and generally regarded by others as trustworthy
• Ability to facilitate meetings, build consensus and manage conflict in group settings.
• Generally regarded by others as reliable with high value for being on time.
• Experience working with diverse communities, issues, and culture with demonstrated proficiency in addressing race equity issues in just and collaborative ways.
• Associates Degree (Bachelor’s preferred) or demonstrated competency in education, community development, social work, communications, criminal justice, or related field.
• Proficient writing and communication skills (Microsoft products).
• Experience planning, marketing, running, and evaluating events with 50 people or more.
Additional Comments Supervision Received By
This person reports directly to Focus: HOPE’s Director of Advocacy, Equity & Community Empowerment
This position is currently grant-funded by the Spencer Foundation through June 2022.
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