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Community Development Project Lead
The Black Child Legacy Campaign

Program Description:
The Black Child Legacy Campaign (BCLC) is a community-driven movement established by the Steering Committee on the Reduction of African American Child Deaths (RAACD) to reduce death rates among Black children by 10% to 20% by the year 2020 in Sacramento County. BCLC is made up of seven Community Incubator Leaders (CIL) that represent the neighborhoods that have been identified as having the highest numbers of Black child deaths in the County. These CIL’s have been charged with prevention and intervention efforts to reduce the disproportionate rates of Black child deaths. GSUL serves as the CIL for the Oak Park community. The CIL’s four areas for reducing Black child death rates include perinatal conditions, infant safe sleep,child abuse and neglect, and third-party homicide. These areas were identified as the primary causes of death that have the most disproportionate impact on Black child death rates.
Job Summary:
The Community Development Project Lead (PL) is responsible for coordinating strategic communications, engagement and outreach for OakPark-CIL including building and strengthening community relationships, OakPark-CIL partnerships, and liaison role with Sierra Health Foundation. PL will also serve as a primary neighborhood facilitator and convener. In addition, PL will accomplish CIL project objectives by planning, executing and evaluating Oak Park-CIL activities. The activities include but are not limited to the implementation plan, referral and first responder/crisis intervention programs,mini-grants administration, interagency Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT),managing volunteer programming through the Community Leadership  Roundtable, budgeting, and re-granting.
Essential Functions:

  • Participate in communications, education, outreach and engagement activities (including community events) in order to advance BCLC in Oak Park.
  • Develop and implement communications, outreach and engagement strategies for the BCLC in Oak Park to build awareness about disproportionate rate of Black deaths in Oak Park.
  • Create, develop and maintain partnerships as well as manage a portfolio of current and prospective partner organizations.
  • Work collaboratively with partner organizations
  • Facilitate community meetings, informational workshops, and seminars that address four BCLC focus areas.
  • Recruit, train and supervise interested volunteers to be adult and youth champions to 1) organize Oak Park residents to proactively identify, discuss,and improve issues around Black child deaths; and 2) facilitate CIL and CLR meetings.
  • Coordinate weekly Peace Walks
  • Monitor program expenditures and manage program budget
  • Stay abreast of services and programs being provided by the other partnerships and government agencies by fostering working relationships with them.
  • Facilitate the MDT process
  • Provide referrals and other case management services to clients and connect them to relevant services offered by partner organizations/agencies through MDT process.
  • Present and train on BCLC efforts to community partners and stakeholders.
  • Respond to all phone messages, client requests, staff requests, and emails as appropriate and in a timely manner.
  • Enter data and develop new systems for capturing data as needed
  • Oversee re-granting process
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting activities (monthly, quarterly and final reports) including quality assessment site visits
  • Support GSUL in the development of new funding proposals.
  • Attend trainings and various workshops for personal and professional development

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skilled at anticipating problems, creating contingency plans, managing multiple priorities, critical thinking, decision making, problem-solving andorganizing logistics.
  • Strong ability to communicate, write, be intuitively creative, and be able to tell our story to news outlets, magazines, and TV.
  • Ability to respond to odd and/or longer hours as needed and continuously re-prioritize duties.
  • Knowledgeable and skilled at Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,PowerPoint, Publisher, etc).

Desired Education and Experience:

  • BA or BS in social science and/or communications field preferred (i.e.Public Health, Women’s Studies, Sociology, Social Work, Ethnic Studies,Public Policy & Administration, etc).
  • Superior organizational Skills
  • Advocacy & Engagement Skills

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Stand and work, and sit at a desk for long periods of time.
  • Work in an office environment, lift and move objects up to 40 pounds such as large binders, books, boxes, and small office equipment.
  • React quickly under high pressure and stressful situations
  • Willingness to travel locally
  • Ability to maintain a polished professional appearance at all times

Job Type: Full-time


  • community or relevant: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • Drivers (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible — enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented — enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • High stress tolerance — thrives in a high-pressure environment


  • Monday to Friday

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