FW: CVAQ/CRPE Seeking Resumes for Community Organizer!!
- 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!
Central Valley Air Quality (CVAQ) Coalition
Title: CVAQ Community Organizer
Reports to: CVAQ Project Coordinator
Posted: June 5, 2006
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
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
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
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.
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.
Send cover letter, resum�, and writing sample to:
Y. Armando Nieto
Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment
450 Geary Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-346-4179, ext. 1
CVAQ Coalition Home Page
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
CRPE is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are
encouraged to apply.