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  • Rob Dolin
    ... From: Jason Bennett [mailto:jason@democraticfuture.org] Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 10:53 AM To: jobs@argostrategies.com; alumni@democraticfuture.org;
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      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jason Bennett [mailto:jason@...]
      Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 10:53 AM
      To: jobs@...; alumni@...;
      Subject: FW: WSA is hiring!

      Another job - this one in state. :)

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jennifer Estroff [mailto:jenniferestroff@...]
      Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2009 7:54 PM
      To: IDF Listserv
      Subject: WSA is hiring!

      Hi, IDF Friends!

      I wanted to send this out to all you talented folks. If you're looking to
      get involved in higher education advocacy, or just play a part in this
      year's legislative session, this is the gig for you!

      Sent by Jennifer Estroff via BlackBerry by Jenniferestroff@...

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Mike Bogatay <ed@...>
      Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 23:21:55
      Subject: WSA is hiring!

      WSA is excited to announce the we are now taking applications for an
      Organizing Director. Please forward this on to any potential candidates in
      your network. Details are as follows:
      The Washington Student Association (WSA) is seeking a full-time Organizing
      Director to lead our statewide campaign against continued reductions in
      state support for public colleges and universities. The ideal candidate has
      experience in grassroots organizing campaigns and knowledge of state
      budgeting processes. He or she will be committed to developing the skills of
      student organizers on WSA member campuses to effectively carryout
      coordinated mobilization efforts statewide. This position requires a highly
      motivated and well-organized individual capable of getting results with
      minimal resources.
      This is an excellent opportunity to engage with energetic student leaders,
      travel throughout Washington, and create positive change in the lives of
      students and their families. The position will report to the Executive
      Director and be based in Olympia with travel requirements across the state.
      The employment period for this position is the 2010 Washington State
      Legislative Session with the possibility of transitioning into a permanent
      position upon completion responsibilities and a satisfactory performance
      About the Washington Student Association
      The WSA is a student lead non-profit organization that represents the voice
      of over 120,000 students through 13 student governments at colleges and
      universities within Washington State. Our mission is to involve students in
      higher education issues, influence decision-making, and participate in the
      implementation of higher education policy. As the recognized student voice
      of Washington State we strive to represent the collective interests of
      students and maintain an affordable, accessible, and world class higher
      education system.
      Job Responsibilities
      The Organizing Director will be responsible for the following:
      ·      Directing the implementation of WSA's Action Plan at on campuses
      across the state
      ·      Providing supervision and training for student campus organizers and
      volunteers in the implementation of Action Plan
      ·      Track statewide numbers for volunteer hours/activities and student
      ·      Maintain WSA's online constituent relations database, Democracy in
      ·      Work with the Executive Director and current membership to implement
      WSA's new-membership recruitment plan
      ·      Lead efforts in planning of next steps for the Action Plan
      The Washington Student Association seeks an outgoing, high-energy, and
      results-oriented person who excels in building relationships and motivating
      others to action. The Organizing Director will have:
      ·      A relevant bachelors degree
      ·      A demonstrated commitment to working on issues of social justice and
      civic engagement
      ·      Proven abilities to recruit, train, and manage teams of volunteers to
      carry out grassroots campaigns
      ·      Comprehension of and ability to educate others on legislative
      budgeting processes
      ·      Experience in management of multiple projects with mandatory
      ·      Proficient skills in use of Microsoft Office Suite and ability to
      quickly learn new software
      The following are a plus, but not requirements:
      ·      Prior experience with Apple computers (Mac OS X)
      ·      Knowledge of governance structures within public higher education
      ·      Previous work experience with a statewide student association
      ·      Background in communications with media
      Salary & Employment Period
      $7,000 for 3-month contract, January 1st through March 31st, 2010.
      How to Apply
      Please send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to
      WSA.OD.search@... <mailto:WSA.OD.search@...> by December 14,
      2009. Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be considered. 
      WSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
      Mike Bogatay
      Executive Director
      Washington Student Association
      Office: (360) 786-1139
      Cell:    (253) 678-7349
      www.WAstudents.org <http://www.WAstudents.org>

      "There are no ordinary moments." - Dan Millman
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