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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: November 3, 2021
RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUESTED BY: 11/24/21 POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: CET American-born Black Outreach Worker, Community Learning Center (CLC)
Job Code: M144-001
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours per week

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Community Engagement Team (CET) is a multi-agency collaborative funded by the City of Cambridge, Department of Human Services Programs. CET reaches out to and engages underserved Cambridge families from different cultural, racial, and linguistic backgrounds to promote their engagement in City and community resources and develop community leadership. CET also provides technical assistance and training to local agencies and community-based organizations on best outreach and engagement practices. The vision of CET is to embrace all families, provide the support they need to thrive, and encourage families to participate in shaping community life.

The CET American-born Black Outreach Team (ABBOT) Outreach Worker is responsible for the outreach to and engagement of American-born Black communities in Cambridge and assists with CET's technical assistance and training programs. The Outreach Worker reports to the CET Co-Leader.

This position is based at the Community Learning Center (CLC), a school for adult learners that annually serves more than 800 adult immigrants and other residents of Cambridge who need educational support in a variety of areas.

OUTREACH RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reach out to and engage American-born Black families in school and community events and services, taking into account the historical context of racism in the U.S. and how it plays out in Cambridge
  • Refer families to early learning services and events that benefit families
  • Organize a series of culturally appropriate parenting workshops
  • Participate on advisory boards and/or in round table discussions, which address issues in reaching American-born Black families
  • Participate in discussions and educate the CET about outreach strategies for building relationships with American-born Black families
  • Document outreach activities and participate as needed in the evaluation of the program
  • Amplify American-born Black voices in Cambridge

PROGRAM ASSISTANT RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend all CET/CLC meetings including the Leadership Team
  • Serve on CET committees/subcommittees as assigned (CET Full-time staff team, Birth to 3rd Grade partnership, College Success Initiative (CSI))
  • Co-Chair Networking Event Planning Team (NEPT) and help organize 3-6 Networking Events each year
  • Co-chair ABBOT
  • Supervise part-time outreach worker(s)
  • Supporting CET Co-team Leaders with developing and implementation of CET workplan
  • Provide technical assistance to city agencies/programs and community-based organizations through a lens of cultural and racial awareness
  • Setting up systems to manage program service data

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the historical and structural racism and its impact on the American-born Black community, particularly in Cambridge
  • Familiarity with Cambridge American-born Black families preferred
  • Familiarity with available Cambridge resources that support families with young children
  • Experience with parenting
  • Sincere desire to reach American-born Black Cambridge families with young children
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and digital skills
  • Ability to work in team settings
  • Administrative background or experience
  • Commitment to promoting racial justice and equity
  • BA or equivalent experience
  • Cambridge residency preferred
  • The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.  Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

General office and classroom environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting. Must have sufficient mobility to travel between sites and to local meetings.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

Job requires day and evening work.  There is extensive computer use.  General office environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting.

 

RATE: $42,999-$57,610 annually plus excellent benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and cover letter; external applicants submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested by 11/24/21. Position will remain open until filled.

 

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES, WRITTEN MATERIALS IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS, AND REASONABLE MODIFICATIONS IN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE PROVIDED TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES FREE OF CHARGE, UPON REQUEST. The City is committed to advancing a workforce culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

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