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    URBAN STRATEGIES COUNCIL POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Coordinator Information and Technology Program April 2005 Urban Strategies Council (the Council) is a community
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 8, 2005
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      URBAN STRATEGIES COUNCIL

      POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

      Coordinator

      Information and Technology Program
      April 2005

      Urban Strategies Council (the Council) is a community building support and
      advocacy organization located in Oakland, California.  Founded as a
      non-profit organization in 1987, the Council’s mission is to eliminate
      persistent poverty by helping to transform low-income neighborhoods into
      vibrant, healthy communities.  The Council works locally and nationally to
      provide research, data and policy analysis, strategic planning, program
      development, capacity building and advocacy in service of low-income
      communities.  The Council works with stakeholders in low-income communities,
      community-based organizations, and major public systems to expand services
      for children and families, improve health, educational and other outcomes,
      and increase employment and economic opportunities.  For more information on
      the Council, see our website at www.urbanstrategies.org
      <http://www.urbanstrategies.org/> .


      POSITION DESCRIPTION

      The Council seeks a full-time Program Coordinator who can manage and
      coordinate a wide range of research, technology development, and community
      capacity building activities associated with the Council’s Information and
      Technology Program Area.  (See
      http://www.urbanstrategies.org/programs/infotech/index.html).

      The duties of the Information and Technology Program Coordinator are varied,
      challenging, and integral to the work of the Council.  Intellectual
      curiosity, solution-driven orientation, commitment to the organization’s
      mission, flexibility, and creativity within the specifications of the
      position are assets, as is knowledge of the Oakland community.

      This position requires someone with a combination of training, skills and
      experience in research, data analysis, Web-based information systems,
      facilitation and training, and program management.  The ideal candidate will
      be a highly proficient research analyst with leadership skills and a
      demonstrated commitment to capacity building and advocacy on behalf of
      residents of low-income communities.

      SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:
      *        Design and implement research studies, data analysis, and reports
      *        Form partnerships with public, private, and non-profit data
      custodians
      *        Collect, analyze and interpret  administrative, survey and other
      data
      *        Supervise and coordinate the work of staff research analysts and
      assistants
      *        Maintain and expand the online data warehouse and mapping service
      associated with InfoOakland ( www.InfoOakland.org
      <http://www.infooakland.org/> ) and InfoAlamedaCounty
      *        Manage primary and secondary research in such areas as
      demographics, housing, health, education, employment and economic
      development
      *                    Interpret data and prepare narrative descriptions of
      analyses to inform strategic discussions
      *        Respond to organizational and community requests for data,
      analyses, maps and other information
      *        Work with community-based organizations and neighborhood residents
      in building their capacities to collect, analyze, interpret and use data and
      information for planning and implementation activities
      *                    Participate in policy analysis on local, regional and
      national issues impacting low-income families and communities
      *        Provide research assistance to support projects of Council staff
      and partner organizations
      *        Manage the ongoing development and updating of the Council’s
      Website and Web-based information systems including InfoOakland and
      InfoAlamedaCounty
      *        Represent the Council, InfoOakland, and InfoAlamedaCounty in
      partnerships with other agencies and organizations and with the general
      public
      *        Conduct and/or supervise trainings on the use information for
      change
      *        Perform other duties as required

      QUALIFICATIONS:

      Education:
      *        Master’s Degree (3 years of relevant experience may be substituted
      for the Master’s degree) in relevant field of study

      Experience:
      *        Four to five years of relevant experience in urban planning,
      economic development, social science research, public policy analysis and/or
      advocacy, public health, community organizing or related field
      *        3+ years experience in research, data analysis and interpretation
      and report preparation

      Training and Proficiency in:
      *        Excellent written and oral communications
      *        Research project design and management
      *        Creating and maintaining databases (Excel and  Access required)
      *        Research methods and quantitative analysis using statistical
      packages  (SPSS)
      *        Data analysis, interpretation, report preparation and presentation
      *        Group facilitation, meeting management, and multi-stakeholder
      partnerships
      *        Supervising staff
      *        Experience leading workshops, making public presentations, or
      designing and implementing community-based participatory research
      *        Designing and Managing the development of web-based information
      systems
      *        Oral and written communication
      *        Training and research support for people without backgrounds in
      research (preferably in support of community planning and action)
      *        Working with people from diverse ethnic, linguistic economic and
      professional backgrounds
      Additional qualifications
      *                    Bi-lingual a plus
      *                    Experience with GIS software
      *                    Skills in Website design and maintenance

      SALARY:

      This is a full-time position with benefits.  Salary:  $40,000-$55,000,
      depending on qualifications and experience.

      APPLICATION PROCESS:

      Please submit cover letter highlighting your specific qualifications and a
      resume via email to AdminDir@...
      <mailto:AdminDir@...> .  In subject line, enter the words
      “I&T Program Coordinator”.
      No telephone inquiries, please.

      The Urban Strategies Council is an equal opportunity employer.
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