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    ... URBAN STRATEGIES COUNCIL POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Senior Program Associate For Neighborhood Initiatives and Field Building February, 2004 Urban Strategies
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      URBAN STRATEGIES COUNCIL

      POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
      Senior Program Associate
      For Neighborhood Initiatives and Field Building
      February, 2004

      Urban Strategies Council (the Council) is a community building support and
      advocacy organization located in Oakland, California. Founded as a
      non-profit organization in 1987, the Council's mission is to reduce
      persistent poverty by helping to transform low-income neighborhoods into
      vibrant, healthy communities. The Council works locally and nationally to
      provide research, data and policy analysis, strategic planning, program
      development, capacity building and advocacy in service of low-income
      communities. The Council works with stakeholders in low-income
      communities,
      community-based organizations, and major public systems to expand services
      for children and families, improve health, educational and other outcomes,
      and increase employment and economic opportunities. For more information
      on
      the Council, see our website at www.urbanstrategies.org.

      POSITION DESCRIPTION
      Urban Strategies Council seeks a Senior Program Associate to provide
      leadership for two of its program areas including Neighborhood Initiatives
      and Field Building. The Council's Neighborhood Initiatives Program
      provides
      support to CBOs, resident organizations and other stakeholders engaged in
      comprehensive neighborhood change efforts. The Council's Field Building
      Program works with organizational partners around the country to build
      organizational capacity among community building organizations and to
      develop tools for use by community building practitioners. The Senior
      Program Associate will be engaged in a range of activities including
      research and evaluation, program development, advocacy, organizational
      development, capacity building, strategic planning and resource
      development.
      The position requires a person with the range of skills necessary to
      undertake the activities identified above. The person should also have
      broad knowledge of the community building and community development
      fields.

      QUALIFICATIONS:
      · A Master's degree in public policy, planning, community
      development,
      sociology, political science or other social science discipline (A
      Bachelor'
      s degree and an additional four (4) years of relevant work experience may
      be
      substituted for the Master's Degree.)
      · A minimum of 7 years work experience, including at least
      5 years in the
      areas of community building, community development, education, economic
      development, organizational development, community organizing or related
      fields.
      · Experience in supervision and management of program and
      administrative
      staff
      · Ability to travel out of state and over weekends
      (frequency varies)

      REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE IN:
      · Consulting, technical assistance and coaching support to
      organizations
      engaged in community building or neighborhood revitalization.
      · Written and oral communications.
      · Group facilitation, meeting management, and group
      process.
      · Conceiving, planning and managing a project area or
      series of tasks from
      conception through implementation
      · Implementing and monitoring multiple activities and
      budgets.
      · Research, data analysis and research writing.
      · Establishing and overseeing systems for organizing and
      managing
      information and documents.
      · Working with people in a one-on-one and team settings.
      · Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint,
      Access.
      · Working with diverse communities and a demonstrated
      commitment to social
      justice issues
      · Bilingual a plus

      COMPENSATION:
      · Salary of $50,000-$65,000 depending on qualifications
      · Benefit plan including employer-contributed health care
      plan

      APPLICATION PROCESS:
      Please send resume with cover letter via email to Director of
      Administration
      and Finance. Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to provide
      short writing sample.

      Please refer to Senior Program Associate position in subject field of
      email.
      No telephone inquiries, fax or USPS please. The review process will begin
      on February 27, 2004. The position is open until filled.

      Attn: Senior Program Associate Position
      Urban Strategies Council
      672 ? 13th Street
      Oakland, California 94612
      FAX (510) 893-6657
      admindir@...

      The Urban Strategies Council is an equal opportunity employer
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