Community Engagement Coordinator

Living Streets Alliance

About the organization

Living Streets Alliance (LSA), is a nonprofit organization that advocates for a thriving Tucson by creating great streets for every one of us. Working at the intersection of social justice, climate change, public health, and community development, we utilize streets to foster a just, sustainable and vibrant city. We envision streets as living public spaces that connect people to places and to each other, and work to bring this vision to life through programs like Cyclovia Tucson and Safe Routes to School, advocating for policies like Complete Streets, partnering with neighborhoods and communities to transform streets and intersections into colorful, inviting, and traffic-calmed spaces for all ages to enjoy, and more.

Duties

The Community Engagement Coordinator will work on multiple initiatives focused on multi-modal
transportation, climate action planning, and community-centered, place-based street transformations. The right candidate will have experience in and a deep understanding of collaborative community engagement practices through a social justice lens. A key role of the Community Engagement Coordinator will be to cultivate relationships with community partners and help identify and implement activities that meaningfully engage community members particularly in communities impacted by systemic inequities.

Qualifications

● Deep connection to the mission of Living Streets Alliance and the values of the organization
(innovation, equity, inclusivity, integrity, collaboration)
● Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in community engagement, organizing, planning,
project management, communications, environmental/social justice, or related field
● Bilingual, with oral and written fluency in English and Spanish and/or local Indigenous languages
● Experience with building trust and relationships with community members
● Personal connection with and/or previous experience working with Tucson’s
Hispanic/Latino/Latinx communities and/or Indigenous communities
● Understanding of and commitment to antiracism, transportation equity, mobility justice,
environmental justice principles, social justice-minded
● Sensitivity to cultural differences, ability to lead meetings of culturally diverse people, create
culturally relevant spaces, develop culturally relevant materials, and meet the unique cultural
needs of various communities, organizations, and individuals
● Comfort with and experience in working in/with communities of color and low-income
communities
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
● Excellent attention to detail and organizing ability
● Ability to self-start and lead projects with minimal supervision; strong desire and ability to learn
quickly and grow with the organization

Salary

45,000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Deadline rolling until position is filled.

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