job: program associate, Oakland

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From:           	"Jessica Pitt" <jessicap at>



Program Associate

For Neighborhood Initiatives and Field Building

February, 2004

Urban Strategies Council (the Council) is a community building
support and advocacy organization located in Oakland, California.
 Founded as a non-profit organization in 1987, the Council's
mission is to reduce persistent poverty by helping to transform
low-income neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities.  The
Council works locally and nationally to provide research, data
and policy analysis, strategic planning, program development,
capacity building and advocacy in service of low-income
communities.  The Council works with stakeholders in low-income
communities, community-based organizations, and major public
systems to expand services for children and families, improve
health, educational and other outcomes, and increase employment
and economic opportunities.  For more information on the Council,
see our website at
<> .


Urban Strategies Council seeks a Program Associate to work in two
of its program areas including Neighborhood Initiatives and Field
Building. The Council's Neighborhood Initiatives Program provides
support to CBOs, resident organizations and other stakeholders
engaged in comprehensive neighborhood change efforts.  The
Council's Field Building Program works with organizational
partners around the country to build organizational capacity
among community building organizations and to develop tools for
use by community building practitioners. The Program Associate
works under the supervision a Senior Program Associate. Her/His
primary assignments will include working on program design;
provision of technical assistance and coaching support; research
on policies and programs; synthesis of information and
dissemination to staff and partners to inform their work.  The
position requires a person with the range of skills necessary to
undertake the activities identified above. The person should also
have broad knowledge of the community building and community
development fields.   


*	Bachelor's degree (Three additional years of experience may 
substituted for the  Bachelor's  degree)

*         A minimum of 3 years work experience in the areas of
community building, community development, education,  economic
development, organizational development,  community organizing or
related fields. 

*         Experience working with diverse communities and a
demonstrated commitment to social justice issues

*         Ability to travel out of state and over weekends
(frequency varies)


*         Providing technical assistance and coaching support.

*         Written and oral communication skills.

*         Excellent ability to work with people in a one-on-one
and team setting. 

*         Conceiving, planning and managing a project area or
series of tasks from conception through implementation

*         Group facilitation, meeting management, and group

*         Program design and implementation.

*         Implementing and monitoring multiple activities.

*         Research, analysis and writing.

*         Establishing and overseeing systems for organizing and
managing information and documents.

*         Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint,

*         Working with diverse communities and a demonstrated
commitment to social justice issues

*         Bilingual a plus


*         Salary of $30,000-$42,500 depending on qualifications

*         Benefit plan including employer-contributed health care


Please send resume with cover letter to Director of
Administration and Finance, via email.   Refer to Program
Associate position in subject field of email.  No telephone
inquiries, fax or USPS please.  The review process will begin on
February 27, 2004.  The position is open until filled.   

Attn:  Program Associate Position

Urban Strategies Council

672 - 13th Street

Oakland, California 94612

FAX (510) 893-6657

admindir at

The Urban Strategies Council is an equal opportunity employer


Jessica Pitt

Senior Associate

Urban Strategies Council

672 Thirteenth Street

Oakland, CA  94612

(510) 893-1373   direct line

(510) 893-2404   receptionist

(510) 893-6657   fax

jessicap at <> 

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