Fwd: Youth Organizing Director Job Announcement
- PhD CandidateUniversity of CA at Santa Cruz1156 High StreetSanta Cruz, CA 95064
>Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 11:46:28 -0700>>Please announce/forward.>Thanks,>Kale>� Global Exchange>� Anthropology and American Studies UCSC>>JustAct: Youth Action for Global Justice>>Job Announcement: ORGANIZING PROGRAM DIRECTOR>>JustAct: Youth Action for Global Justice is a national non-profit>organization that works to develop in young people a life-long commitment to>social, environmental, and economic justice around the world. JustAct�s>education and movement-building efforts seek to promote the emergence of a>powerful and unified global youth movement led by young people from>marginalized and oppressed communities at home and abroad.>>The full-time position of Organizing Program Director offers a key role and>exciting opportunity in this dynamic organization. Reporting directly to>the Executive Director and working with other program staff, the Organizing>Program Director will have primary responsibility for JustAct�s Organizing>Program. The program is aimed at contributing to the development of a>strong and politically vibrant nationwide movement of youth organizations>dedicated to collectively challenging oppression and building a just,>equitable and sustainable society. The primary component of this program is>a focus on building a network of groups working predominantly with youth of>color and from working class communities, recognizing the importance in>creating a critical space for historically oppressed youth within the>current U.S. youth and student movements. The Organizing Program Director>will also be responsible for developing relationships with other>organizations, and with grassroots youth groups and movements around the>country and the world.>>Specific responsibilities include:>>Program Planning and Management>� planning and overseeing the implementation of program activities>� creating and maintaining the program budget and tracking expenses and>income>� active involvement with on-going organizational Strategic Planning process>� setting up systems for tracking network membership data, outreach efforts,>finances, etc. and synchronizing these with organizational systems>� with the Executive Director & Development Director, cultivating and>soliciting the program�s financial and in-kind resources from foundations,>individuals and other sources>>Education and Training>� with the Education Director & other staff/consultants, developing the>program�s educational curriculum>� with the Education Director & Communications Coordinator, overseeing the>research, compilation and production of related educational and materials as>needed>� with the Education Director, designing and leading the program�s>conferences and other educational programs and technical trainings>� facilitating workshops and trainings, and speaking at various public>events>>Outreach and Mobilization>� developing and implementing the program�s overall outreach strategy>� reaching out to, organizing and mobilizing youth organizations consisting>predominantly of youth of color and from working class and other>historically oppressed communities>>Network Development>� linking grassroots youth organizations with each other through the>coordinating of JustAct�s nationwide network, Movement Rising>� developing and maintaining relationships with network members through>on-going communication (ex. network newsletter) and various network building>efforts and activities (ex. national gatherings)>� developing and maintaining a network leadership structure consisting of>member representatives>>Movement Building>� developing and maintaining on-going relationships and collaborations with>other national youth and student organizations through national coalitions>and other alliances>� with other staff, developing and maintaining JustAct�s national &>international partnerships, alliances and collaborative relationships with>other organizations and youth movements around the world>>Supervision>� recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating performance of the>Program Coordinator(s)>� directly supervise all of program�s interns>>Evaluations and Reporting>� systematically evaluating all program activities and overall program>impact>� producing periodic and timely program and activity reports>>Other Tasks>� serving as member of JustAct management team in organizational planning>and management>� occasionally contributing to organizational newsletter (Global Links) and>other public education efforts>� working with JustAct staff on other initiatives and projects based on need>or interest>>>Qualifications>The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with youth organizing at>the local/community level, with a lot of coalition building and facilitation>skills, as well as a commitment to social and economic justice through>popular education and the development of global grassroots movements. The>qualified candidate must be very well-organized and a self-directed>individual, able to take active leadership and initiative, as well as>fulfill responsibilities without extensive supervision. A willingness to>travel nationally & internationally, working knowledge of global economic,>political and social issues, commitment to collective decision-making,>enthusiasm and passion, attention to detail, resourcefulness and willingness>to work as part of a team are essential. Proficiency in email and internet>use, Mac computer systems, and Microsoft Word are a plus.>>Compensation>$28,000-$32,000, depending on experience, along with full benefits (health,>dental, vision, chiropractic and vacation).>>To Apply>Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume (email>acceptable) as soon as possible to:>Hiring Committee, JustAct, 333 Valencia St., Suite 325, San Francisco, CA>94103.>Phone: 415-431-4204 x201; Email: info@...; Fax: (415) 431-5953.>>JustAct is an affirmative action employer and strongly recruits young people>of color, women, non-US citizens, and>lesbian/gay/bi/transgendered/queer/questioning individuals, from working>class communities.>>Yahoo! Groups Sponsor>ADVERTISEMENT>>To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:>firstname.lastname@example.org>>>>Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service> .>>------ End of Forwarded Message>>
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