Community Engagement Specialist – Member Service Opportunity

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AmeriCorps VISTA

Member Service Opportunity
Community Engagement Specialist


The Community Engagement Specialist will play a key role in increasing CRCD’s capacity to create and implement meaningful community engagement activities to advance our work in the South Los Angeles region. The Community Engagement Specialist will plan and facilitate community engagement and capacity building strategies throughout the South LA region, including around CRCD’s affordable and permanent supportive housing developments. The Community Engagement Specialist will be supported and supervised by CRCD’s Community Engagement Manager.

Position roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Support the implementation of a regional community plan in partnership with all relevant stakeholders.

  2. Attend relevant city, county, and government agencies, community, and neighborhood group meetings to engage community at multiple levels and build consensus for capacity building strategy.

  3. Collaborate with research team to support the implementation of a comprehensive, community level resource and asset mapping analysis for the South Los Angeles region.

  4. Collaborate with research team to support the design and implementation of a comprehensive, community resource database.

  5. Support the development of public education and information materials, presentations and displays in partnership with Marketing & Communications Team for public education purposes.

  6. Support with response to public and community inquiries as needed.

  7. Support the coordination and planning of strategic learning events to promote and advance regional initiative.

  8. Attend any required and/or relevant meetings (both internal and external). Required to attend department and organization meetings and complete assigned training.


  • Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods.
  • Comfortability working in South LA, engaging with a diverse range of community members, organizations, public officials and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • 1-2 years relevant experience
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources and familiarity of South Los Angeles
  • Reliable, flexible team player who works well with minimal supervision, who has a good work ethic, and an ability to set and maintain personal boundaries
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to meet deadlines
  • Reliable transportation; valid driver’s license, and car insurance as required by law, as appropriate
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Etc.)


  • Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)
  • Hold one of the following citizenship or legal residency statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card status), and persons legally residing within a state. Examples of persons legally residing within a state may include those holding the following classifications: refugee, asylee, temporary protected status throughout VISTA service, and holding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.
  • Clear a National Service Criminal History background check


Salary: $2,055.76 per month


  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Los Angeles, CA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location: One location


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