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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Job Title: South Bay Field Representative Organization: Greenbelt Alliance Location: San Jose Salary: 31-35,000 FT Regular Job Description: The South Bay
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 23, 2004
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      Job Title: South Bay Field Representative
      Organization: Greenbelt Alliance
      Location: San Jose
      Salary: 31-35,000
      FT Regular

      Job Description:
      The South Bay Field Representative will lead advocacy efforts to stop
      sprawl
      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
      our
      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
      policy.

      Key Responsibilities
      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
      to
      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
      enhancement
      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
      presentations.

      Management: Run the South Bay Field Office; manage volunteers and
      interns.

      Qualifications
      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
      policy preferred)

      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
      future
      generations.

      Salary and Benefits
      Greenbelt Alliance is committed to a rewarding work environment. We offer
      a
      starting salary of $31,000 to $35,000 depending on experience; a good
      medical, dental, vacation, and comp time benefits package; and
      opportunities
      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
      big
      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
      open
      space, opposing sprawl, and promoting smart growth. Greenbelt Alliance
      has
      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
      employer.

      Updated August 13, 2004

      How to Apply:
      To Apply
      Send a resume and cover letter to info@...
      <http://by18fd.bay18.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/compose?curmbox=F000000001&a=bf
      cbdff4d9726210a94a4e5ea64298c9&mailto=1&to=info@...&msg=MSG1092437
      205.77&start=6941965&len=8610&src=&type=x> .

      Applications can also be sent via regular mail to:
      Greenbelt Alliance
      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
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