job: project coordinator
colist at comm-org.utoledo.edu
colist at comm-org.utoledo.edu
Tue Jun 10 15:36:20 CDT 2003
[ed: this job post includes salary info.]
I'm really excited to share with you a job notice for a new position
at United for a Fair Economy in Boston, Massachusetts. The notice
is printed below. I would appreciate it if you would spread the word
among your colleagues and encourage excellent candidates to
apply. (Sorry for cross-posting!)
43 Peter Parley Road
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
leslie.belay at verizon.net
Racial Wealth Gap Education Project Coordinator
for a Dynamic Economic Justice Organization!
United for a Fair Economy (UFE) is starting an educational project
that will address the growing wealth gap between whites and
peoples of color in the United States. Our workshops will address
the historic roots and continuing causes of the racial wealth gap,
and point the way to government sponsored policy initiatives that
will enable peoples of color to build wealth as individuals, families,
and communities. The Racial Wealth Gap Education Project
provides an opportunity for a seasoned organizer/educator to
bolster the work of community organizations working on economic
justice issues through participatory workshops and media work.
UFE is producing a book entitled The Color of Wealth that will
provide the basis for the workshops. Our overall mission is to raise
awareness that concentrated wealth and power undermine the
economy, corrupt democracy, deepen the racial divide, and tear
communities apart. We support and help build social movements
for greater equality throughout the country. UFE is a national non-
profit organization based in Boston, MA.
a.. Develop a racial wealth gap workshop and a trainers' guide;
coordinate other UFE staff in developing modules for different
racial groups. b.. Identify and conduct outreach to organizations
across the country who are interested in an economic and policy
approach to racial inequality. a.. Work with the Education Team to
conduct workshops in different parts of the country and to organize
Training(s) of Trainers. b.. Work with the Communications Team to
publicize the roots of the racial wealth gap in government
action/inaction and possible policy solutions in the mass media,
and to help local grassroots organizations develop media strategies
and spokespeople. c.. Works closely with and under the
supervision of the Executive Director in the Racial Wealth Gap
Qualifications and Required Skills:
a.. First hand knowledge and experience working in communities of
color and substantial experience working in cross racial or cross
ethnic contexts. b.. 5 years experience in community organizing,
popular education and/or community economic development. c..
Enthusiasm for outreach, organizing, and the use of popular
education as an organizing tool. d.. Understanding of the role of
government policy in creating and addressing economic and racial
inequality. e.. Excellent verbal communication skills and good
writing skills. f.. Good interpersonal skills and able to work
cooperatively. g.. Valid driver's license and willingness to travel. h..
Strong commitment to building a multicultural organization.
a.. Background in community economic development b..
Knowledgeable about "the lay of the land" as it relates to activism
in communities of color and within national activist organizations.
c.. Bi and/or multi-lingual ability. d.. Supervisory or management
experience e.. Experience with MS Word, PowerPoint, FileMaker
Pro a plus.
Compensation: $36,000 - $42,000, depending on experience. Full
health insurance, T-pass, 4 weeks vacation.
People of color urged to apply.
For more information about United for a Fair Economy, go to
www.FairEconomy.org Email cover letter, resume, and questions to
leslie.belay at verizon.net or write to: Leslie Belay, Search
Peter Parley Road, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, ATTN: UFE
Application deadline is July 12, 2003.
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