Community Playground Organizer

$43,000 - $48,000 yearly
  • KaBOOM!
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Dec 04, 2019
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Title:  Community Playground Organizer

Department:  Project Management

Salary: $43,000 - $48,000

KaBOOM! is looking for a playful, self-motivated and equity-minded Community Playground Organizer to join our Project Management team in Washington, D.C. As a Community Playground Organizer, working in historically overlooked communities and often in communities of color, you will play a key role in working with these communities through the coordination and execution of KaBOOM! community-built playground projects across the country. Through an equity lens, you will guide communities through the design and planning process, culminating in a one-day volunteer event that acts as a springboard for further community change. 

What you’ll do:

  • Plan KaBOOM! community-built playground projects by leading about 8 weeks of preparation by volunteer committees securing local resources needed for their one-day playground Build, including volunteers, food and tools
  • Facilitate a high-energy, playful Design Day to kick off projects by asking the kids and adults to design their dream playground
  • Manage 30+ volunteers for two days to prepare and organize construction materials for the playground Build Day
  • Manage and motivate 200+ volunteers to work together to build a safe new playground in just 6 hours
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community, corporate and foundation project partners
  • Participate in a team-based work environment and work together with other departments at KaBOOM! for general mission support as needed
  • Significant amount of travel (up to 60%), including weekends, is required for execution of the KaBOOM! Design Day and KaBOOM! Build Day events
  • Actively contribute to our inclusive work environment by valuing other people regardless of differences and take an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural competence

What you have:

  • 1-3 years of project/event management experience and bachelor's degree preferred
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds, and with a diverse, high-performing and inclusive team
  • Ability to travel up to 60% of the time during certain months, including weekends
  • Strong coordination, prioritization, organization, interpersonal, and communication skills, as well as a strong sense of personal responsibility for your work
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills (listening, oral, written and presentation)
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and good driving record
  • Prior construction related experience is helpful but not required
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish is a plus

KaBOOM! is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that is dedicated to giving all kids – regardless of color or zip code  – the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play. We prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion as an integral part of our culture. We strongly encourage people of color (including bilingual and bicultural), all genders, including expressions and identities, people of all abilities, LGBTQ individuals, veterans and national service alumni to apply.