job: organizer

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Sun Nov 10 10:42:00 CST 2002


From: "Francis X. Tobin" <fxtobin at juno.com>

Rogers Park Community Action Network is re-opening its search 
process. Job opening -- Please circulate  


Executive Director // Lead Organizer  


The Rogers Park Community Action Network (RPCAN) is a 
dynamic action-oriented grassroots membership organization made 
up of low and moderate-income households, as well as community 
institutions of Rogers Park.  RPCAN fights for social justice and 
community empowerment on issues such as gentrification, 
economic justice, affordable housing, worker rights and school 
reform. Rogers Park is one of the most economically and ethnically 
diverse neighborhoods in Illinois, with over fifty languages spoken 
and a vast income disparity among the residents. As a 
membership-based organization, RPCAN’s small staff supports 
dues-paying members in identifying issues, developing strategies 
and implementing action steps.  

The Executive Director works with a hands-on Board of Directors to 
provide overall direction, administration and fundraising for 
RPCAN. A chief responsibility of the Director is the execution of 
direct-organizing efforts in the context of housing, gentrification and 
other issues identified by the board and membership.  This position 
entails both organizing and administration, requiring flexible hours 
including evenings and weekends.  

Qualifications:

*       4 + years direct organizing and/or policy advocate         
experience;
*      strong commitment to social and economic justice; 
*       excellent speaking, writing and analytical skills;
*       solid fundraising, grantwriting and administrative skills;
*       ability to take initiative, work independently and practice
        creative problem solving;
*   demonstrated ability to juggle multiple responsibilities in a
    fast-paced environment and work effectively with diverse     
populations;
*       sense of humor.
 
Compensation:
*            negotiable, depending on qualifications
*            excellent comprehensive health insurance
 

Position is available immediately and resumes accepted until 
position filled. Equal Opportunity Employer To apply, send resume 
and cover letter describing approach to social action organizing to:  

Search Committee
RPCAN
1545 W. Morse
Chicago, IL 60626              Email:  morseoffice at juno.com



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