Recess is Seeking a Community Resource Organizer

Recess seeks an experienced, creative individual to serve as an interstitial liaison between programmatic areas and organizational development to execute collective campaigns and strategies that expand access to resources through a community organizing lens as connected to our values and mission. This is an experimental new position at Recess that takes elements from roles such as “Individual Giving Manager” and “Community Organizer.”

The Community Resource Organizer will serve as a key member of the Recess ecosystem, contributing to overall institutional development by leveraging different assets for the uplift of our community of artists and young people. The Community Resource Organizer will, therefore, actively strategize around individual support and sustaining memberships in order to artistically, financially, and/or technically benefit the wellbeing of our creative community.

About Recess: Recess partners with artists to build a more just and equitable creative community. By welcoming radical thinkers to imagine and shape networks of resilience and safety, Recess defines and advances the possibilities of contemporary art. For more information visit recessart.org.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Run & manage programmatic focused campaigns for the acquisition of resources
  • Collaborate with the Director of Advancement to cultivate and solicit opportunities for growth and engagement of individual donors and sustaining members
  • Cultivate a holistic culture of community asset building, both financial and non-financial, by mapping our existing capacity and expanding on it
  • Develop and disseminate Recess-related narratives for new audiences and ambassadors of the organization
  • Collaborate with the Communications Coordinator to creatively support campaign strategies via social media
  • Implement and promote community forum, social events, and town hall meetings
  • Act as Recess spokesperson in related public events and political education offerings
  • Engage local and state leaders on issues significant to Recess
  • Gather and disseminate information on issues significant to Recess
  • Participate in local and city level coalition meetings and campaigns on issues significant to Recess

Requirements:

  • Passion for art, social justice, arts administration, youth development, and innovative strategies ;
    Strong collaborative work ethic and relationship skills (working with staff colleagues, artists, youth participants, Board, funders, and partners)
  • At least 3 years arts administration and/or non-profit experience; plus 3-5 years experience in community organizing;
    Knowledge of current racial justice issues, and local, city and state organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility and strong ability to manage projects independently and with others
  • Ability to multitask, problem-solve, and prioritize well
  • Flexible schedule (Full time, Tuesday through Saturday and occasional evenings as related to events and programs);
    Grant writing and development experience a plus
  • Computer and online literacy and strong working skills in Microsoft Office, Google Drive; working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and CRM database systems a plus
  • Relevant lived experience a plus

Reports to Co-Directors
Salary: Recess universal salary: 65k with 5k annual increases toward 80k. Includes health, dental, vision benefits; 401K plan.
Position start date: April 2022
Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday 10-6 & Thursday 12-8; occasional events and programs outside regular hours
Application Instructions: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references as a combined pdf by email to employment@recessart.org with the subject line “Community Resource Organizer”

Recess is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of age, color, sex, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, veteran status, housing status, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or previous homelessness or legal system involvement.
Note of Encouragement: Statistics show that individuals coming from historically excluded or oppressed groups apply to jobs only if they meet every qualification. Recess invites you to skew that statistic. Applicants rarely meet 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to hearing from you.