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    ... Job Title: EAST BAY FIELD REPRESENTATIVE Organization: Greenbelt Alliance Location: Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, office in Walnut Creek Salary:
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      Job Title: EAST BAY FIELD REPRESENTATIVE
      Organization: Greenbelt Alliance
      Location: Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, office in Walnut
      Creek
      Salary: $34,000 to $38,000 depending on experience
      FT  Regular

      Job Description:
      EAST BAY FIELD REPRESENTATIVE
      Full-time position

      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.

      JOB DESCRIPTION
      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.

      KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
      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
      lobbying.

      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
      public presentations.

      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
      policy positions.

      Management:  Manage the East Bay Field Office; including
      supervision of volunteers and interns.

      QUALIFICATIONS
      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
      bodies
      •                 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
      required.

      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
      professional growth.

      Greenbelt Alliance values a diverse workplace and is an equal
      opportunity employer.


      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
      Fairfield.

      Posted 6/7/06



      How to Apply:
      Send a resume, cover letter and short writing sample to
      info@....

      Applications can also be sent via regular mail to:

      Greenbelt Alliance
      631 Howard Street, Suite 510
      San Francisco, CA 94105
      Attn:  EBFR Search

      Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 28, 2006.



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