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Full Time Position - Economic Development - Oakland

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      National Economic Development and Law Center,
      Program Specialist II - Jobs, Income and Assets Division

      Organization's Mission:
      The National Economic Development and Law Center (the NEDLC) is a
      multi-disciplinary technical assistance intermediary whose mission is to
      contribute to the abilities of low-income persons and communities to
      realize
      their fullest potential. For over 30 years, we have collaborated with
      community organizations to build their local capacity as change agents in
      the area of economic, social, cultural, and human development.

      Jobs, Income and Assets Division:
      The Jobs, Income and Assets (JIA) Division spearheads innovative
      strategies
      that promote low-income community residents' access to employment and
      achieving economic security. The JIA Division has four areas of focus: a)
      continuous development of the sector/industry-specific field; b)
      developing
      policy and program supports for the working poor; c) revising the
      definition
      of poverty through the application of the self-sufficiency standard; and
      d)
      leveraging labor unions to be engaged in community economic development
      through Project Labor Agreements. JIA currently works with diverse local
      partners such as policymakers nonprofits, public agencies, and private
      sector businesses in 15 rural and urban communities across the country.

      Position Description
      The Program Specialist II works within the Jobs, Income and Assets
      Division
      and reports directly to the Program Managers and/or and Division Director.
      In a team environment, the Program Specialist II will work on multiple
      projects that include communications with our partners on policy areas and
      the provision of program capacity-building assistance. The Program
      Specialist II will have the opportunity to work on projects that are in
      various stages of development such as: research and planning, project
      implementation, and evaluation/ troubleshooting. One project the Program
      Specialist will work on is the continuing development of a statewide
      coalition, Californians for Economic Self-Sufficiency (CFESS).

      Job Duties
      > > Research and data analysis for a variety of workforce and economic
      development research projects (e.g., labor market research, demographic
      research, focus groups and interviews).
      > > Work with and brief nonprofit partners interested in policy issues
      > > Support the CFESS Coordinator and members in developing and staffing
      statewide and local coalition work (planning meetings and conference
      calls,
      organizing public events and briefings on CFESS issues, etc)
      > > Draft articles, alerts, summaries, handouts, and other materials
      useful
      in the policy process
      > > Identify, research and analyze legislative proposals that promote the
      goals related to CFESS work
      > > Support CFESS' media and public education work by drafting press
      releases, making press calls, and maintaining and improving CFESS' web
      presence and outreach materials
      > > Participate in facilitation, technical assistance, and strategic
      planning assistance for our local project partners.

      Qualifications
      > > Three to five years of demonstrated expertise and experience in the
      area
      of workforce development, community building, and/or community economic
      development.
      > > Experience in working with policymakers, nonprofits, public agencies,
      and diverse communities, particularly with low-income populations.
      > > Capacity to communicate about public policy to grassroots
      practitioners
      as well as to policymakers, employers, WIB directors, and others.
      > > Excellent research, writing and analytical skills.
      > > Demonstrated work experience working with datasets such as census
      data,
      labor market projections, NAICS, OES, and/or County Business Patterns.
      > > Excellent command of contemporary office hardware and software
      including
      manipulating Excel and Access databases.
      > > Possess good interpersonal skills.
      > > Must be willing to travel.

      Compensation:
      Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including 3
      weeks
      of paid vacation, 403(b), medical, vision and dental.

      Application Process
      NO CALLS PLEASE. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and
      resume to: The National Economic Development and Law Center (Attn: Susie
      Suafai) 2201 Broadway, Suite 815 Oakland, CA 94612 Fax: 510.251.0600
      E-mail:
      susie@...

      NEDLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workplace.
      People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
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