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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    ... From: Planning Jobs | Department of City and Regional Planning at Berkeley Date: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 9:12 PM Subject:
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      Date: Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 9:12 PM
      Subject: Planning Jobs - Department of City and Regional Planning at Berkeley

      Field Representative 50% FTE, One-year position

      Posted: 09 Oct 2012 04:17 PM PDT

      Greenbelt Alliance, the San Francisco Bay Area’s nonprofit champion
      of what makes the Bay Area great, seeks an experienced candidate for a
      part-time, one-year position based in Walnut Creek, Contra Costa
      County. Position Summary The Field Representative will lead Greenbelt
      Alliance’s priority campaign focused on creating a vibrant
      neighborhood along the Broadway/Valdez corridor in Oakland where
      people of all income levels can walk or bike from their homes to
      services, jobs and transit. In addition the field representative will
      contribute to related advocacy efforts to encourage smart growth and
      the protection of farmland and natural areas in Contra Costa, Alameda,
      and Solano Counties with a focus on working with decision makers and
      community leaders. To accomplish these goals, the Field Representative
      will be based in Greenbelt Alliance’s Walnut Creek office. The
      position reports to the East Bay Senior Field Representative and works
      closely with the entire Greenbelt Alliance team—including central
      staff in San Francisco, fellow field representatives in other
      counties, and volunteers across the East Bay—to support Greenbelt
      Alliance’s efforts to defend the Bay Area’s natural and
      agricultural landscape from development and create great cities and
      neighborhoods. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in
      grassroots organizing, political campaigns, and housing and/or
      land-use policy. Key Responsibilities Outreach, Education, and
      Community Engagement Organize and hold public meetings and events for
      community engagement, and public outreach and education Research and
      identify key stakeholders necessary to catalyze development of a
      vibrant neighborhood including landowners, city representatives, NGOs,
      urban developers and agency/jurisdictional representatives Develop
      education and outreach materials Persuasive Communication Manage
      campaign priorities, campaign planning, coalition building, and direct
      lobbying Build relationships with local press and city and community
      leaders Serve as key spokesperson on local land-use issues Campaign
      Management Create campaign materials: emails, blog posts, op-eds,
      press releases, etc. Work with partner organizations and consultants
      Work with communications staff to update campaign web page, coordinate
      email outreach, and use the web to promote campaign events Coordinate
      on-the-ground events, e.g., educational forums, walking tours
      Qualifications The ideal candidate is creative, entrepreneurial,
      detail-oriented, flexible, able to juggle multiple tasks, and thrives
      in a fast-paced environment. Most of all, they should have the knack
      for campaigning: the ability to spot a moment, the willingness to go
      after any target, and the determination to keep pushing, even in the
      face of long odds. Additional qualifications include experience with
      leadership development programs, facilitating meetings and trainings,
      developing educational materials, and organizing community events.
      Strong communication skills, both verbal and written are very
      important as are strong computer skills, including content management
      systems, databases, and, social media. Graphic design, especially
      knowledge of Wordpress, a plus. Bachelor\'s degree in Planning,
      Environmental Studies, Urban Studies, Public Policy or another
      appropriate field preferred. Two years of grassroots organizing,
      housing advocacy, public policy, urban planning and/or community
      development work experience preferred. Car and flexible schedule
      required. Most importantly, the successful applicant will be committed
      to promoting livable communities and protecting the Bay Area\'s
      greenbelt for this and future generations. Compensation: Salary DOE,
      part-time, based in Walnut Creek. To Apply Send a resume, including
      salary history, and cover letter to jobs@.... About
      Greenbelt Alliance Greenbelt Alliance is the champion of the places
      that make the Bay Area great. We bring people together to find
      innovative solutions to the region\'s growth challenges. We work both
      regionally and locally, blending expertise with on-the-ground action
      to make neighborhoods thrive and save treasured landscapes from
      sprawl. With a committed staff of 22, Greenbelt Alliance has a strong
      team spirit and sense of fun. We are headquartered in San Francisco,
      with offices in San Jose, Santa Rosa, and Walnut Creek. Greenbelt
      Alliance values a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity
      employer with a commitment to engaging the skills and leadership of
      people of color, LGBT persons, and other people from diverse
      backgrounds. People from these and other traditionally marginalized
      backgrounds and communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

      Firm Name: Greenbelt Alliance

      Location: Walnut Creek / Oakland

      Payment: Paid

      Contact: Alexis Amann
      Email: jobs@...

      Posted: Oct 9, 2012

      Category: Landuse
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