WEST OAKLAND COMMUNITY ORGANIZER AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING COORDINATOR JOB OPENING
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WEST OAKLAND JOB OPENING STARTING JULY 2007
COMMUNITY ORGANIZER AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING COORDINATOR
The West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP) is a grassroots environmental justice group hiring a Community Outreach and Leadership Training (COLT) Coordinator responsible for direct outreach to residents of West Oakland who are impacted by air and soil pollution from decades of industrial abuses.
The COLT Coordinator works with community residents, through door-knocking, house meetings and community training sessions to build community capacity for leadership and to aid residents in becoming informed advocates for positive change. The outreach method will include development and leadership of neighborhood teams including adults and high school students.
Additional primary responsibilities include developing curriculum for formal training programs, which teach community members the basics of Environmental Justice, the character of the WOEIP, and specific understanding of issues related to brownfields, redevelopment and diesel air emissions exposure. Once hired the coordinator will be oriented to the WOEIP organizing and collaborative methodology and be expected to build public training programs around those methods.
A successful candidate will have a Bachelor? degree or better, coupled with experience in the areas of community organizing and public education. Applicants should have a clear understanding of issues relating to environmental justice. Strong communications skills, including development of written reports and live presentations in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, are required. An understanding of the processes of local government and the ability to work collaboratively with representatives from diverse and possibly antagonistic perspectives is very important in this position. The COLT Coordinator must be a patient, compassionate, strategic and psychologically flexible.
Position requires a personal vehicle with proof of insurance, valid California Drivers License and the ability to lift at least 25 pounds. Fluency in Spanish is a strong plus. This is a full time position.
Compensation up to $48,000 per year depending on experience.
To apply send cover letter (maximum one page) and resume by regular mail to:
West Oakland Indicators Project
1747 - 14 TH St .
by e-mail to: eipcolt@earthlink. net
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