Full Time Position - San Jose CA - Greenbelt Alliance
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Job Title: South Bay Field Representative
Organization: Greenbelt Alliance
Location: San Jose
The South Bay Field Representative will lead advocacy efforts to stop
and encourage smart growth in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. To
accomplish these goals, the South Bay Field Representative will run
Greenbelt Alliance's San Jose office as the local center for land use
advocacy. The South Bay Field Representative will provide leadership on
critical efforts to protect farmland and open space, encourage affordable
infill development, and invest in effective transportation solutions in
Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
The South Bay Field Representative will report to the Field Director and
work closely with the entire Greenbelt Alliance team, including central
staff in San Francisco, volunteers and allies in Santa Clara and San Mateo
counties, and other field representatives throughout the Bay Area. See
www.greenbelt.org <http://www.greenbelt.org/> to learn more about our work.
The ideal candidate will have proven experience in grassroots campaign
organizing, policy advocacy, persuasive communication, and land use
Organizing and Outreach: Recruit and coordinate activists for specific
campaigns and to build long term political effectiveness in local
communities. Reach out to community organizations and the general public
increase awareness about Greenbelt Alliance issues.
Advocacy: Lead local campaign efforts to secure permanent protection of
open space, creation of smart growth housing opportunities, and
of the quality of life in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
Responsibilities include helping to identify campaign priorities, campaign
planning, coalition building and direct lobbying.
Persuasive Communication: Build relationships with local press, serve as
key spokesperson on local land use issues, develop media campaigns with
Greenbelt Alliance's Communications
Director, write opinion pieces, organize media events, make public
Management: Run the South Bay Field Office; manage volunteers and
The South Bay Field Representative will be enthusiastic and self-motivated
with some combination of experience in the following areas:
? Grassroots organizing
? Volunteer recruitment and management
? Campaign planning
? Building coalitions among diverse stakeholder groups
? Public speaking before citizen organizations and elected bodies
? Interacting with the media and serving as a spokesperson
? Writing persuasively on tight deadlines
? Analyzing, developing and/or implementing public policy (experience on
land use, land conservation, urban planning and/or community development
Bachelor's degree in Planning, Environmental Studies, Urban Studies,
Political Science or another appropriate field required.
Two years of grassroots organizing, public policy, urban planning and/or
community development work experience preferred.
Car and flexible schedule also required.
Most importantly, the South Bay Field Representative will be committed to
protecting the Bay Area's greenbelt and quality of life for this and
Salary and Benefits
Greenbelt Alliance is committed to a rewarding work environment. We offer
starting salary of $31,000 to $35,000 depending on experience; a good
medical, dental, vacation, and comp time benefits package; and
for skills development and professional growth.
About Greenbelt Alliance
Greenbelt Alliance mission is to protect open space and promote livable
communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. For 46 years, we've played a
part in making the Bay Area a great place to live, work, and play.
Since 1958, we've been active across the nine county region protecting
space, opposing sprawl, and promoting smart growth. Greenbelt Alliance
helped save over one million acres of farms, watersheds, and recreational
greenbelt lands. We are a leader in promoting regional solutions to the
problems of sprawl and were one of the first environmental groups in the
nation to endorse compact infill development.
We will build on this legacy of success in the years to come by bringing
people together to ensure that the Bay Area remains a great place to live
a thriving metropolitan region with a healthy economy surrounded by
protected Greenbelt. You can be part of our success.
Greenbelt Alliance values a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity
Updated August 13, 2004
How to Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter to info@...
Applications can also be sent via regular mail to:
631 Howard Street, Suite 510
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attn: SBFR Search
Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 10, 2004.
Organization Web Site: www.greenbelt.org