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    ... Job Title: Organizer Organization: Mission Economic Development Agency Location: San Francisco, California Salary: FT Temporary Job Description: SUMMARY:
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      Job Title: Organizer
      Organization: Mission Economic Development Agency
      Location: San Francisco, California
      Salary:
      FT  Temporary

      Job Description:
      SUMMARY: Since 1973, Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) has engaged
      individuals and small businesses in community
      strategies that lead to personal asset creation and equitable economic
      development in the Mission District. MEDA primarily serves low-income
      clients, focusing on the Latino and/or Spanish-speaking community. In
      accomplishing its mission, MEDA is involved in three distinct activities:
      small business assistance, homeownership education and counseling, and
      community planning.

      The Organizer will be responsible for fostering a greater degree of civic
      engagement in the Mission District and among MEDA’s client base. The
      Organizer will work to increase the community understanding and presence in
      various policy initiatives, including housing, business, and land use
      policies that support the mission and vision of the organization.
      Additionally, the Organizer will assess MEDA clients’ needs through
      outreach, surveys, focus groups, and leadership development. The Organizer
      will serve as the outreach arm for the Mission District’s commercial areas.
      These efforts will lead to the creation of policies that benefit MEDA’s
      small business and working class constituency.

      DUTIES AND
      RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Develop a written concept and work plan for organizing MEDA’s
      constituency.
      • Formalize and implement MEDA’s organizing model through focus groups,
      leadership development, and other activities as deemed necessary.
      • Engage MEDA’s business and homeownership clients in policy initiatives
      that support the mission and vision of the organization.
      • Contribute to Mission Anti-displacement Coalition (MAC) efforts on a
      regular basis.
      • Conduct regular merchant walks and outreach along the Mission District’s
      commercial corridors.
      • Remain knowledgeable of current events and issues that arise among Mission
      District merchants and commercial corridors.
      • Write and distribute MEDA’s quarterly merchant newsletter.
      • Develop tracking systems and perform regular evaluations of organizing
      activities.
      • Contribute to fundraising activities to support MEDA’s organizing
      component.
      • Strengthen referral and partnership relationships between MEDA and other
      community-based organizations.

      QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills, Spanish fluency
      required.
      • Experience in community organizing a plus.
      • Excellent writing and computer skills. Individual must be able to develop
      program materials and visuals, as well as reports and funding proposals.
      • Strong interpersonal skills required.
      • Familiarity with San Francisco’s political environment preferred.
      • Familiarity with asset building strategies preferred.
      • Must be available to work outside regular business hours.

      How to Apply:
      email hr@... or fax to 415 282 3320
      Organization Web Site: www.medasf.org

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      Job Title: Development Director/Grant writer
      Organization: Mission Economic Development Agency
      Location: San Francisco, California
      Salary:
      FT  Regular

      Job Description:
      Mission Economic Development Association (MEDA) is a community-based, local
      economic development organization, which, for over 30 years, has worked to
      improve economic and social conditions in the Mission District. It works
      primarily with economically disadvantaged clients, focusing on monolingual
      Spanish speakers. In accomplishing its mission, MEDA is involved in three
      distinct activities: small business assistance, homeownership counseling and
      community planning.

      Depending on the qualifications, MEDA will hire either a Development
      Director or a Grant Writer.

      The Development Director and/or Grant Writer will work closely with the
      Deputy Director and Executive Director in coordinating MEDA’s fundraising
      activities.  These positions will also have extensive interaction with
      program staff to prepare grant proposals and grant reports.  This position
      will be instrumental in maintaining, enhancing and building relationships
      with past, existing and future funders.  The Development Director Position
      is targeted for an individual with extensive fundraising experience.  The
      Grant Writer position is for an individual with the right set of skills,
      personality and willingness to learn.  Each of these jobs description is
      included below.

      A.  DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
      Duties and Responsibilities
      Manage and implement fund development strategy, including:
      •                 Update fund development plan
      •                 Maintain relationships with existing funders, including foundation,
      corporate and public
      •                 Develop grant proposals
      •                 Develop grant reports
      •                 Develop new funding prospects
      •                 Coordinate annual fundraising event

      Experience and Skills
      •                 B.A. or B.S. degree
      •                 Fund development experience, including:
      o                 Existing relationships with funders
      o                 Grant writing experience
      o                 Report preparation experience
      •                 Self starter
      •                 Excellent written, verbal, and communication skills
      •                 Ability to work independently and in a group setting
      •                 Ability to work in a multicultural environment

      B.  GRANT WRITER
      Duties and Responsibilities
      Under direct supervision, assist in the management and implementation of
      MEDA’s fund development strategy, including:
      •                 Assist with updating fund development plan
      •                 Assist with the interaction of existing funders, including foundation,
      corporate and public
      •                 Assist in writing grant proposals
      •                 Assist in the writing of grant reports
      •                 Assist in the develop new funding prospects
      •                 Assist in coordinating annual fundraising event

      Experience and Skills
      •                 B.A. or B.S. degree
      •                 Excellent writing skills
      •                 Excellent communication and people skills
      •                 Self starter and eagerness to learn
      •                 Ability to work independently and in a group setting
      •                 Ability to work in a multicultural environment

      How to Apply:
      email hr@... or fax to Hr 415 282 3320
      Organization Web Site: www.medasf.org
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      Job Title: Community Organizer and Policy Director
      Organization: Planning For Elders
      Location: San Francisco
      Salary: 35,000-42,000
      FT  Regular

      Job Description:
      Community Organizer and Public Policy Director

      About Planning for Elders in the Central City (PECC)

      Planning for Elders is a community-based organization that combines
      advocacy, education, and organizing to support seniors, people with
      disabilities and their hands-on care providers in the San Francisco Bay
      Area.   PECC is well respected throughout the community for its unique and
      innovative programming, and dedication to its constituency.

      PECC’s programs and activities include the following:
      •                 Senior Survival School- A multilingual city-wide program that educates
      elders  about accessing community-based services and
      exercising their rights
      •                 Healthcare Action Team (HAT)- A grass-roots coalition that utilizes
      creative methods to organize for healthcare rights
      •                 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and Health Task Force- Brings together
      consumers, workers, service-providers, and government officials to improve
      IHSS and Long Term Care services
      •                 Issue and Budget Advocacy within the City of San Francisco and
      occasionally at the state and federal level.

      Job Responsibilities:
      Planning for Elders is looking for an individual to develop and integrate
      PECC’s organizing, advocacy, and public policy activities.

      Specific responsibilities of this position include:
      * Coordinating Healthcare Action Team (HAT) activities, including meetings,
      events, coalition and campaign work;
      * Actively recruiting, organizing, and training seniors, persons with
      disabilities, caregivers, and consumer advocates
      * Conducting leadership development and skills training sessions;
      * Developing strategic budget campaigns
      * Coordinating and planning events including rallies, hearings, press
      conferences, and legislative meetings;
      * Working with the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services to
      coordinate activities for the San Francisco Partnership for Community-Based
      Long-term Care;
      * Coordinating outreach and education activities related to healthcare
      rights;
      * Organizing creative and media-worthy actions;
      * Writing legislative briefing materials and preparing public testimony to
      policy-makers
      * Supervising  volunteers and interns;
      * Updating the website and other technical duties as necessary;
      * Assisting the Executive Director in writing grants and seeking funding
      when necessary;
      * Sharing administrative tasks, including general office tasks, maintenance
      of program records, and reporting.

      Qualifications:  The qualified applicant must have at least a Bachelor’s
      Degree in a relevant field and two years of experience working with a
      community-based organization engaged in organizing, advocacy, education, or
      social service work.  Experience may be substituted for formal education on
      a year-for-year basis.

      Skill and Knowledge:
      * Proven track record of working effectively with persons of various ages,
      abilities, ethnicities, education and income levels
      * Demonstrated skill in community organizing, outreach and campaign work
      * Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice issues
      * Experience in program planning and development
      * Experience in planning and facilitating trainings, and in creating
      educational materials
      * Familiarity with the social service system in San Francisco;
      * Computer skills, including word processing, web development, and layout
      and design skills
      * Demonstrated verbal and written communications skills-
      * Ability to work independently and in collaborations
      * Fluency in a language other than English is preferred, but not required

      Salary and Benefits:  This is a professional level position reporting to the
      Executive Director of PECC.  Salary is negotiable, with a range of $35,000
      to $42,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include comprehensive
      health, dental, vision, and pension plans, and generous vacation and sick
      leave benefits.  PECC employees are members of Office and Professional
      Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 3.

      How to Apply:
      Interested applicants should submit a resume with cover letter,
      references, and salary requirements to:

      Personnel Committee
      Planning for Elders
      1370 Mission Street, 3rd Floor
      San Francisco, Ca. 94103

      or by email to meg@...

      Planning for Elders will accept applications until the position is filled.

      Organization Web Site: www.planningforelders.org


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      Job Title: Small Business Legal Consultant
      Organization: Mission Economic Development Agency
      Location: San Francisco, California
      Salary:
      FT  Regular

      Job Description:
      The Mission Economic Development Association (MEDA) is a community-based,
      local economic development organization, which, for over 31 years, has
      worked to improve economic and social conditions in San Francisco’s Mission
      & Excelsior Districts.  It works primarily with low-income clients, focusing
      on small business owners that serve the monolingual Spanish-speaking
      immigrant community.

      The Legal Consultant will have the appropriate legal knowledge, to provide
      assistance to small businesses primarily located in the Mission & Excelsior
      Districts. This position is part of a team of individuals whose main
      responsibility is to work individually with merchants to help them improve
      their business operations by improving their business systems.  In
      particular, this position is responsible for helping merchants stabilize
      their business by helping them secure fair, long-term leases, develop a plan
      for purchasing their place of business, and when feasible, assist in the
      real estate acquisition process.

      DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
      •                 Assist businesses in lease negotiations
      •                 Assist businesses in exploring commercial ownership opportunities by
      helping them develop real estate feasibility studies
      •                 Assist businesses through the real estate acquisition processes, securing
      financing, etc.
      •                 Deliver lease negotiation and commercial acquisition workshops

      EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
      •                 Law degree
      •                 Legal expertise in contract negotiation regarding commercial real estate
      leases
      •                 Proven commitment to small businesses and low-income community work
      •                 Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
      •                 Fluency in Spanish preferred

      Competitive salary to be negotiated depending on experience.
      Full benefits available.  For more information please see our website at
      www.medasf.org

      How to Apply:
      To apply:  Email resume to hr@...  with Small Business Legal
      Consultant in subject line, or fax your resume to 415.282.3320

      Organization Web Site: www.medasf.org
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