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LNA Looking for Lead Organizer
The Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) is an award-winning, nationally recognized community-based organization in South Minneapolis on the cutting edge of community development. LNA is currently seeking an experienced community leader to serve as LNA’s Lead Community Organizer.
This is a new full-time position with benefits. The Lead Organizer will be responsible for leading LNA’s Organizing Team. LNA’s Organizing Team is responsible for leading the neighborhood’s efforts to build and maintain the web of relationships in the community that allow ideas, opportunities, and resources from residents and businesses to emerge and become reality.
The primary responsibilities for this position will be to lead LNA’s inclusive organizing efforts, direct LNA’s Women’s Leadership Program, and manage LNA’s Organizing Team. LNA’s inclusive organizing efforts are the neighborhood’s comprehensive effort to regularly connect with and to build connections between Lyndale’s community members. The Lead Organizer will be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating an inclusive organizing plan designed to build one of the most connected communities in Minneapolis.
The Lead Organizer will also be responsible for leading LNA’s Women’s Leadership Program, which is an innovative leadership development program designed around a self-directed, action-learning model that helps cohorts of Latina and Somali women increase their individual skills and learn how to work together as a group as they apply these skills in addressing a community issue of their choice.
The Lead Organizer will manage LNA’s Organizing Team which currently consists of two part-time Community Organizers. As a part of LNA’s Organizing Team, the Lead Organizer’s responsibilities will include supporting residents and community partners to initiate, implement, and evaluate a wide variety of community initiatives in the areas of youth & family, the environment, arts & culture, and inclusive organizing in the Latino and Somali communities.
Additional responsibilities include extensive leadership development, active organizing, including regular doorknocking, project management, event coordination, facilitation, and training. This position requires a great deal of self-motivation and initiative, and will be handled most effectively by someone who can creatively link people issues with the resources needed to address them.
Read the full job posting. To apply, send cover letter and resume to:
Lyndale Neighborhood Association, 3537 Nicollet Ave. S, Mpls, MN 55408 or e-mail to email@example.com. Resume review will begin on Friday, December 7th and will continue to the job is filled.
Tue, 2012-11-13 13:41
ESL Assistants: Lyndale’s ESL program is looking for volunteers to help us with both the day time and night classes. Daytime classes are every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon. Teaching Assistants help in the classroom as directed by the teacher and provide one-on-one assistance to students. Can’t help in the day? Night classes are still looking for assistants, same days but at 5:30 pm. Contact Lynne@lyndale.org or 612-824-9402 ext. 13 to start honing your ESL skills!