Now Hiring! EPNI Community Organizer

Elliot Park Neighborhood, Inc. Seeks Community Organizer


Elliot Park Neighborhood, Inc. (EPNI) builds community vitality by connecting and empowering neighbors.  Since 1976, EPNI has served the community through a number of resident-led projects and initiatives.  Our most recent work includes supporting renters in fighting displacement, advocating for safe pedestrian crossings, and seeking a solution to the lack of healthy, fresh, and affordable food in the neighborhood.  As a rapidly changing community, a big part of our work continues to be ensuring community voice in proposed development.  We seek a self-motivated, compassionate, and energized individual to join our small team in working with the vibrant Elliot Park community.  Learn more at


Position Details

Location:             Minneapolis

Job Type:            20-25 hours per week, flexible schedule with 2-3 evenings per week and 1 Saturday per month

Salary:                $16 - $18 per hour, depending on candidate qualifications and experience

Duration:             This position is short-term through December 31, 2020, with potential for extension if additional funding is secured.


Community Outreach (40%)

  • Share information about EPNI’s programs, projects, and initiatives with the community through a variety of direct outreach techniques: door-knocking, flyering, in-building meetings, etc.

  • Build relationships with underrepresented populations (renters, East African community, etc.) and learn how EPNI can better serve the community

  • Recruit volunteers and cultivate leaders for projects, and committees


Project Support (30%)

  • Support committees with administrative tasks and outreach

  • Assist with internal initiatives (marketing, fundraising, database development, etc.)

  • Support EPNI events (annual meeting, fundraisers, Art POP!, etc.)


Communications & Administration (30%)

  • Manage website and database updates

  • Coordinate annual update and mailing of Neighborhood Guide

  • Assist in developing external communications (monthly e-news, social media, flyers, postcards, etc.)

  • Respond to phone and mail inquiries

  • Provide meeting support (room reservations, scheduling, note taking, reminders)

  • Support a clean and organized office


Required Qualifications

  • Commitment to engaging underserved communities

  • Strong people skills and comfort with door-knocking

  • Excellent personal accountability, self-motivation, and follow through skills

  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office and ability to learn Canva and Nation Builder)

  • Able to work 2-3 evenings per week and one Saturday a month

  • Able to balance a variety of priorities and workload

  • Able to lift 40 lbs, use stairs, and walk/work in a variety of weather conditions

  • Access to transportation to attend meetings and events outside of the neighborhood


Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluent in Somali

  • Previous experience in community engagement, door-knocking, and event planning


How to Apply
Applications packets should include cover letter, resume, and three references. Complete applications should be emailed as PDFs to [email protected] no later than 5 pm on March 4, 2020. No phone calls please.


EPNI is an equal opportunity employer.  EPNI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, disability, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, affectional preference or sexual orientation, citizenship, age, veteran status, marital status or status with regard to public assistance.