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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Job Title: Coordinator, Information and Technology Program Organization: Urban Strategies Council Location: Oakland, CA Salary: $40,000 - $55,000 per year
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 4, 2006
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 01/04/2006 10:36 AM -----


      Job Title: Coordinator, Information and Technology Program
      Organization: Urban Strategies Council
      Location: Oakland, CA
      Salary: $40,000 - $55,000 per year
      FT  Regular

      Job 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) and
      InfoAlamedaCounty (www.InfoAlamedaCounty.org)
      •                 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 including sociology,  public
      policy, planning  or other social sciences

      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

      How to Apply:
      Please submit cover letter highlighting your qualifications and a reusme via
      email to angiem@....  In subject line, enter the words
      "Coordinator, Information and Technology Program."  No telephone inquiries,
      please
      Organization Web Site: www.urbanstrategies.org
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