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Full Time Position - Urban Habitat - Oakland

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Urban Habitat Job Announcement Title: Campaign Coordinator Status: Full-time, salary Urban Habitat?s Mission Urban Habitat (UH) builds power in low-income
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 13, 2006

      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 07/13/2006 01:05 PM -----


      Urban Habitat
      Job Announcement

      Title: Campaign Coordinator

      Status: Full-time, salary

      Urban Habitat’s Mission
      Urban Habitat (UH) builds power in low-income communities and communities
      of color by combining education, advocacy, research and coalition building
      to advance environmental, economic and social justice in the Bay Area.

      Position Description
      The Campaign Coordinator will play the lead role in the coordination and
      implementation of Urban Habitat’s Richmond General Plan Campaign. The
      Coordinator will work with Urban Habitat’s management team and Campaign
      partners to develop and implement an 18 month campaign workplan to promote
      policies that advance social equity in Richmond. The campaign’s priority
      issues include: transportation, housing, economic development, land-use,
      and health. The Coordinator will be responsible for implementing a range
      of strategies including policy and advocacy, research, coalition building
      and project management. The Coordinator must be able to lead a multi-issue
      campaign that involves players from multiple sectors including community
      groups, labor, government officials and academia. This position reports
      directly to UH’s Associate Director. At the end of the General Plan
      Campaign, the Campaign Coordinator will be reassigned to lead other
      priority campaigns for UH in the areas of transportation, land-use or
      equitable development.


      Duties include but are not limited to:

      •                 Project Management: Set agendas and facilitate Campaign meetings;
      maintain effective communication and conduct follow-up activities with UH
      staff, campaign partners and funders; create campaign plans, creative
      tactics and events.
      •                 Policy and Advocacy: Research and analyze local, regional, state, and
      national policies that are relevant to UH’s mission and campaign goals;
      develop and recommend strategies to help UH and our partners effectively
      navigate and impact Richmond’s policy-making arena; help UH staff conduct
      a scan of current policies related to housing, development,
      transportation, and health and assess the degree to which they address the
      community’s priority concerns; help UH staff identify concrete policy
      outcomes for the General Plan; organize and attend public hearings and
      meetings to advance the campaign’s goals;
      •                 Coalition Building:  Develop consistent communication with organizations
      in Richmond that are engaging in the General Plan revision process; define
      and cultivate strategic partnerships with labor unions who will support
      our jobs and workforce development policies; build and sustain intentional
      alliances with elected officials, city staff, and community leaders who
      will impact the General Plan revision process and our priority policy
      recommendations/campaigns Achieve agreed-upon campaign objectives and
      organizing strategies with key stakeholders.
      •                 Capacity Building: Work with UH staff to develop and implement
      curriculum and trainings on equitable development for Richmond’s elected
      officials and community leaders; assess and address priority capacity
      building needs of campaign partners; provide technical assistance to
      community organizations on an as-needed basis
      •                 Other Duties: Assist in writing press releases and in planning media
      strategies. Represent the organization at conferences, meetings, radio
      programs, and other media events, when necessary.

      Qualifications:
      •                 Minimum 3 years experience working on social and environmental justice
      issues and/or land-use and planning
      •                 Master’s degree in planning, environmental science, public health,
      community development or equivalent experience
      •                 Strong understanding and commitment to the environmental justice
      movement and clear analysis of race and class
      •                 Must be extremely detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to manage
      multiple tasks and meet deadlines
      •                 Strong skills and experience in key campaigning areas: public speaking,
      activist training, strategic planning, organizing people around an issue,
      oral and written communication and problem solving.
      •                 Willingness to spend time in the City of Richmond when needed.
      •                 Previous organizing experience is a plus
      •                 Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse
      backgrounds
      •                 A team player who works well with others as well as independently

      Salary range: $42,000-$45,000. This is a full-time position with generous
      benefits package of health, dental, and vision insurance, holidays,
      vacation, 401 K, and sick leave.

      Please send resume and cover letter to AJ Napolis at aj@...
      or by mail to 436 14th Street Suite 1205 Oakland, CA 94612 by July 27,
      2006.

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