job: senior program associate, Oakland

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From:           	"Jessica Pitt" <jessicap at>


Here's the first of two job announcements for positions at Urban
Strategies Council.  


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Senior 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 Senior Program Associate to
provide leadership for 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 Senior Program Associate will be engaged in a
range of activities including research and evaluation, program
development, advocacy, organizational development, capacity
building, strategic planning and resource development.  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.   


*	A Master's degree in public policy, planning, community
development, sociology, political science or other social science
discipline (A Bachelor's degree and an additional four (4) years
of relevant work experience may be substituted for the Master's

*         A minimum of 7 years work experience, including at
least 5 years in the areas of community  building, community
development, education,  economic development, organizational
development,  community organizing or related fields. 

*         Experience in supervision and management of program and
administrative staff 

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


*         Consulting, technical assistance and coaching support
to organizations engaged in community building or neighborhood

*         Written and oral communications.

*         Group facilitation, meeting management, and group

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

*         Implementing and monitoring multiple activities and

*         Research, data analysis and research writing.

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

*         Working with people in a one-on-one and team settings.

*         Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint,

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

*         Bilingual a plus


*         Salary of $50,000-$65,000 depending on qualifications

*         Benefit plan including employer-contributed health care


Please send resume with cover letter via email to Director of
Administration and Finance.  Candidates selected for interviews
will be asked to provide short writing sample.

Please refer to Senior 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:  Senior 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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