Fw: East Bay Representative - Greenbelt Alliance
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Job Title: EAST BAY FIELD REPRESENTATIVE
Organization: Greenbelt Alliance
Location: Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, office in Walnut
Salary: $34,000 to $38,000 depending on experience
EAST BAY FIELD REPRESENTATIVE
Greenbelt Alliance, the Bay Area's land conservation and urban
planning non-profit organization, is seeking an organized,
energetic, self-motivated, personable individual as the East Bay
Field Representative. We offer a supportive and enriching work
environment, competitive salary, good benefits, and a unique
opportunity to protect the Bay Area's beautiful landscape and
build more people-friendly communities. See www.greenbelt.org
for more about our activities.
The East Bay Field Representative will lead advocacy efforts to
stop sprawl and encourage smart growth in Contra Costa and
Alameda counties. To accomplish these goals, the East Bay Field
Representative will manage Greenbelt Alliance’s Walnut Creek
office as the local center for land use advocacy. The East Bay
Field Representative will provide leadership on our critical
efforts to protect farmland and open space, encourage affordable
infill development, and invest in effective transportation
solutions in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
The East Bay Field Representative will report to the Field
Director and work closely with the entire Greenbelt Alliance
team, including central staff in San Francisco, field
representatives throughout the Bay Area, and volunteers in
Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
The ideal candidate will have proven experience in grassroots
organizing, political campaigns, volunteer coordination, and
land use policy.
Organizing and Outreach: Recruit and coordinate activists for
specific campaigns and to build long term political
effectiveness in local communities. Reach out to community
organizations and the general public to increase awareness about
Greenbelt Alliance issues.
Advocacy: Lead local campaign efforts to secure permanent
protection of open space, promote smart growth, and enhance the
quality of life in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Responsibilities include helping to identify campaign
priorities, campaign planning, coalition building and direct
Persuasive Communication: Build relationships with local press,
serve as key spokesperson on local land use issues, develop
media campaigns with Greenbelt Alliance’s Communications
Director, write opinion pieces, organize media events and make
Policy Analysis: Analyze public policy alternatives that will
impact open space conservation and urban planning in Alameda and
Contra Costa counties and, in collaboration with others at
Greenbelt Alliance and allies, develop Greenbelt Alliance’s
Management: Manage the East Bay Field Office; including
supervision of volunteers and interns.
The East Bay Field Representative will be enthusiastic and
self-motivated with some combination of the following skills:
• Grassroots organizing
• Volunteer recruitment and management
• Campaign planning
• Building coalitions among diverse stakeholder groups
• Public speaking before citizen organizations and elected
• Interacting with the media and serving as a spokesperson
• Writing persuasively on tight deadlines
• Analyzing, developing and/or implementing public policy
(experience on land use, land conservation, urban planning
and/or community development policy preferred)
Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Environmental Studies, Urban
Studies, Political Science or another appropriate field
Two years of grassroots organizing, public policy, urban
planning and/or community development work experience preferred.
Car and flexible schedule also required.
Most importantly, the East Bay Field Representative will be
committed to protecting the Bay Area’s greenbelt and quality of
life for this and future generations.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Greenbelt Alliance is committed to a rewarding work environment.
We offer a starting salary of $34,000 to $38,000 depending on
experience; a good medical, dental, and vacation benefits
package; and opportunities for skills development and
Greenbelt Alliance values a diverse workplace and is an equal
ABOUT GREENBELT ALLIANCE
Greenbelt Alliance is the San Francisco Bay Area’s land
conservation and urban planning non-profit organization.
Founded in 1958, we work to make the Bay Area a better place to
live by protecting the region’s greenbelt and improving our
cities and towns. In recent years, we have helped protect over
1.1 million acres of farmlands, parks, watersheds and other open
space. We have also been a leading advocate for the creation
of livable communities through pedestrian-oriented, affordable
infill development in the region’s cities and towns. With a
committed staff of 20, Greenbelt Alliance has a strong team
spirit and sense of fun. We are headquartered in San Francisco
with offices in San Jose, Santa Rosa, Walnut Creek, and
How to Apply:
Send a resume, cover letter and short writing sample to
Applications can also be sent via regular mail to:
631 Howard Street, Suite 510
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attn: EBFR Search
Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 28, 2006.