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Full time Position - Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition - San Jose CA

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Job Announcement Project Director Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition Health and Environmental Justice Project Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) is a
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 21, 2004
      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 06/21/2004 08:58 AM -----

      Job Announcement

      Project Director
      Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
      Health and Environmental Justice Project
      Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) is a 22-year old non-profit
      organization committed to the practice of social justice and multi-racial
      democracy. SVTC envisions a sustainable world where a healthy environment
      is a right, rather than a privilege. To bring about this vision, SVTC
      works for the empowerment of people locally, nationally and globally.
      SVTC is seeking a Project Director for the Health and Environmental
      Justice Project to work with a team of staff and community leaders to
      empower residents of low-income and immigrant communities in Silicon
      Valley to achieve social and environmental justice. The Health and
      Environmental Justice Project envisions an empowered community where
      social, economic and environmental justice prevails, where everyone has an
      equal quality of life, and where everyone lives, works, plays, and learns
      in a healthy environment. We organize, educate, advocate, and conduct
      research with local communities to build grassroots leadership in Silicon
      Valley that will improve the health, well-being, and political strengths
      of our communities. The goals of the Project are to:

      1. Conduct culturally sensitive educational programs and community-based trainings
      2. Conduct community-based participatory research in health and environmental
      justice and increase access to data

      3. Develop partnerships with Public Health Department, health care providers,
      researchers, and community-based organizations
      4. Develop strategies to address environmental/occupational issues health
      problems of concern to improve public health and health policy.
      5. Build community capacity through organizing low-income communities of
      color to address environmental racism.

      The Project Director will be responsible for managing all aspects of the
      Health and Environmental Justice Project. These include:
      Working closely with the staff, board, and Community Advisory Group to
      develop program strategies and plans;
      Creating budgets and managing project finances;
      Overseeing and developing trainings and events;
      Mentoring and supervising staff;
      Working in partnership with health professionals and research scientists
      to implement project goals and objectives;
      Promoting new policies and institutional changes based on project outcomes
      and research findings;
      Working closely with the evaluators to evaluate project outcomes and
      Networking and collaborating with other environmental justice groups,
      community based organizations, public agencies, and universities;
      Working in collaboration with the Development Director to write grants and
      assist in fundraising; and
      Reporting to and communicating with funders.

      · Proven success at program planning and project management, with a minimum
      of 3-5 years experience designing and managing multi-level community
      programs, including supervision of other staff, budget development and
      · Proven ability to facilitate multi-disciplinary partnerships among diverse
      organizations, including public agencies, universities, and
      community-based organizations;
      Experience in community organizing, planning and facilitating workshops
      and trainings;
      Excellent written and oral communication skills;
      Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced
      Ability to work well with people from diverse economic, ethnic and
      educational backgrounds;
      Has a collaborative approach to decision making;
      · M.P.H. or background in community health education preferred;
      Understanding of and commitment to environmental justice issues; and
      Spanish, Vietnamese or other language skills are a plus.

      Reports to: Executive Director

      Compensation: Annual salary depends on experience.

      Application deadline: open until filled

      To Apply:
      Send a resume and cover letter highlighting your qualifications and
      interest in the project to
      Health and Environmental Justice Project Director Search Committee
      Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
      760 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95112

      People of color and women are encouraged to apply
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