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834EBHO Job Announcement - Full Time Position (- Oakland CA)

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    Mar 27, 2004
      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 03/26/2004 11:08 PM -----

      Job Announcement
      Faith Program Director
      East Bay Housing Organizations is the leading affordable housing advocacy
      organization serving the East Bay through its mission to preserve, protect
      and expand the supply of decent, affordable housing. This dynamic
      coalition includes more than 130 organizations and community leaders
      advocating for favorable housing policies and affordable housing
      development at the local and regional level. EBHO's members include
      non-profit housing developers, homeless advocates and service providers,
      fair housing agencies, tenant advocates, housing counseling agencies,
      architects, development consultants, banks, municipal housing staff and
      elected officials. EBHO has strong allies within the business, labor,
      environmental and faith-based communities.

      Job Summary: The Faith Program Director is responsible for coordinating a
      new initiative at EBHO to expand the number of faith-based organizations
      working on affordable housing issues. Faith-based organizations have made
      significant contributions to address the affordable housing crisis in the
      East Bay. As allies in addressing the affordable housing crisis, these
      organizations bring a wealth of resources, including: a commitment to
      social justice, a community base of support, local leadership and
      resources such as people and land.

      The specific goals of the Faith Program are to:
      1) Provide education and technical assistance specifically tailored to
      faith groups;
      2) Organize strong local, regional and interfaith networks;
      3) Organize faith-based organizations in affordable housing advocacy
      4) Foster potential partnerships between faith-based organizations and
      non-profit housing providers; and
      5) Build effective leadership and lasting commitments to affordable housing
      within faith-based communities. This is an excellent opportunity for a
      creative organizer with experience working with faith-based communities
      and a commitment to affordable housing.

      The Faith Program Director reports directly to the Executive Director.
      Duties and responsibilities include: * Develop Program goals and
      strategies based on EBHO's work to date and best practices * Work with an
      advisory committee * Expand number of faith-based organizations and groups
      working on affordable housing * Engage faith-based organizations in
      affordable housing advocacy campaigns * Identify and develop leadership
      within a variety of faith-based organizations * Foster cross-sector
      partnerships between faith-based organizations and others in the
      affordable housing arena * Providing technical assistance and trainings,
      lead workshops and serve as a resource * Perform administrative tasks
      necessary to the Project, including maintaining list of contacts and
      preparing newsletter articles and reports for funders * Provide support to
      EBHO's other activities as needed

      Qualifications: Minimum of five years experience working in community or
      faith based organizing, community development or a related field. BA
      degree desirable but will substitute for additional experience.
      Familiarity with faith-based organizations. Strong verbal and writing
      skills to communicate diplomatically and effectively. Experience working
      with coalitions of diverse groups and demonstrated sensitivity to racial,
      ethnic and economic diversity. Self-motivated, with the ability to work in
      a fast-paced collaborative and professional environment.

      Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. EBHO
      offers a competitive benefits package including full medical and dental
      insurance and paid vacation.

      Application Process: Send cover letter and resume to EBHO, Attention:
      Faith Project Search Committee, 538 - 9th Street, Suite 200, Oakland, CA
      94607. Application process is open until position is filled.

      EBHO is an equal opportunity employer Women and people of color are
      especially encouraged to apply