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FW: CVAQ/CRPE Seeking Resumes for Community Organizer!!

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  • irvin dawid
    In addition to looking to fill the Central Valley Air Quality Project Coordinator position, we are now looking to fill the Community Organizer job. Please see
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 6, 2006
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      In addition to looking to fill the Central Valley Air Quality Project
      Coordinator position, we
      are now looking to fill the Community Organizer job. Please see the
      attached, forward to your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors -
      and encourage them to apply!



      Susan Frank

      Kirsch Foundation
      -----------------------------
      Central Valley Air Quality (CVAQ) Coalition


      Title: CVAQ Community Organizer
      Reports to: CVAQ Project Coordinator

      Posted: June 5, 2006


      POSITION OVERVIEW
      The CVAQ Community Organizer is an employee of the Center on Race, Poverty &
      the Environment (CRPE) and as such, receives mentoring and organizational
      support from the CRPE Director of Organizing. The position is located at the
      Madera Coalition for Community Justice (MCCJ) in Madera, and the CVAQ
      Community Organizer receives direct supervision and support from the CVAQ
      Coordinator located in Fresno. Work plans for the Organizer will be
      developed with the Organizer by the CVAQ Coordinator in conjunction with the
      MCCJ, CVAQ Steering Committee, and CRPE Staff. Duties of the organizer
      include working with local governmental, agency and educational
      institutions, as well as grassroots organizing for air quality issues.

      CVAQ COALITION OVERVIEW
      The Central Valley Air Quality (CVAQ) Coalition (www.calcleanair.org)
      envisions a healthy, safe, and economically prosperous San Joaquin Valley
      where chronic air pollution and epidemic sickness due to poor air quality
      are eliminated. Its mission is to work toward awareness, act as a watchdog,
      advocate for policy, and mobilize communities to create clean air in the San
      Joaquin Valley. In those efforts CVAQ will ensure that all communities, of
      all races, cultures, classes or creeds, have the opportunity to be involved
      in the policy development and regulatory processes improving regional
      health.

      CVAQ is comprised of more than 120 organizational and individual partners.
      One of those partners, the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment (CRPE),
      acts as CVAQ�s fiscal agent. As such, CRPE manages the day-to-day activities
      and finances of the Coalition, including overall supervision of CVAQ staff
      activities.

      CVAQ COMMUNITY ORGANIZER RESPONSIBILITIES
      KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
       Conduct personal visits and house meetings.
       Identify and leverage community environmental justice issues
      related to air quality.
       Identify and train leadership.
       Participate in and direct planning with leaders.
       Work with community leaders to conduct winning campaigns on air
      quality and related community environmental justice issues.

      QUALIFICATIONS FOR POSITION:
       1-5 years of organizing experience preferred.
       Ability and willingness to work long and irregular hours.
       Travel within Central Valley required.
       Basic computer skills preferred (Microsoft Office, Internet).
       Ability to work well with diverse groups, under challenging
      deadlines.
       Strong commitment to CVAQ mission and vision
       Ability to speak English and Spanish required; ability to write in
      English and Spanish is strongly preferred.
       Experience working with the media and with coalitions a plus.
       Knowledge of air quality issues a plus.

      COMPENSATION
      Salary range is $33,000 to $40,000, depending on qualifications and
      experience. Benefits include: paid personal time off; paid holidays;
      medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance.


      APPLICATION PROCESS
      Send cover letter, resum�, and writing sample to:

      Y. Armando Nieto
      Managing Director
      Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment
      450 Geary Street, Suite 500
      San Francisco, CA 94102
      www.crpe-ej.org
      yanieto@...
      415-346-4179, ext. 1
      805-452-6108 cell

      CVAQ Coalition Home Page
      www.calcleanair.org


      OPEN UNTIL FILLED

      CRPE is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are
      encouraged to apply.
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