LNA Looking for Lead Organizer
LNA

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 mark@lyndale.org.  Resume review will begin on Friday, December 7th and will continue to the job is filled.

 

Published on:

Tue, 2012-11-13 13:41

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 26
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Neighborhood cleanup!

Monday, April 28
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

At the April General Membership meeting we will hear from Hennepin County Commissioner Candidate Ben Schweigert, learn about upcoming improvements at Painter Park, get to meet the Park's new Director Mike Fox, and find out how to get involved in the Lyndale Food Share.

Saturday, May 3
10:30 am to 11:30 am

The Lyndale Social Club would like to invite you to join a docent led tour of the Art in Bloom Event at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This yearly event features thousands of fresh flowers in arrangements inspired by art from the museum's collection.

Tuesday, May 6
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Monthly Committee Meeting for the LNA Environment Committee. The Environment Committee meets on the first Tuesday of the Month.

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Party People:
Help us carry out our Dia del Niño for 2014!  This child-centric favorite features everything that you need for a great afternoon of family fun.  Meet new neighbors, say hello to old ones, and perhaps even win a dance off sponsored by clowns.  That sounds like a good day.  A shift for every talent, a task for everyone.  We need help in set up, food service, activity associates, tear down, and general merry making.  Contact aryca@lyndale.org to join the fun!