job: NGO coordinator, Boston
colist at comm-org.utoledo.edu
colist at comm-org.utoledo.edu
Thu Jan 29 19:00:24 CST 2004
[ed: this job post includes salary info.]
From: Spencer Wells <Ohiotenants at earthlink.net>
Coordinator , groundWork USA
groundwork USA, an affiliate of groundWork, a South African-based
environmental justice NGO, is seeking a full-time US Coordinator to
work out of its Boston office beginning May 1, 2004.
The coordinator will work to provide our South African partners with the
technical assistance, solidarity, contacts and funding they need to
forward their campaigns. The coordinator is expected to acquire
knowledge about the environmental justice movements in South Africa
and the US to effectively connect and support both movements with a
primary focus on South Africa.
The coordinator will work closely with and report directly to the director
of groundWork USA and will work closely with the staff and
management team of groundWork in South Africa to forward
groundWork seeks to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people in
South Africa, and increasingly in Southern Africa, through assisting civil
society to have a greater impact on environmental governance.
groundWork places particular emphasis on assisting vulnerable and
previously disadvantaged people who are most affected by
DUTIES: Responsibilities for this position includes:
- coordinating communication with partners in the US and South
- proposal writing, grants management and reporting
- organizing and coordinating all programatic and operational
- working closely with the groundWork USA director and all of the
groundWork staff in South Africa on various projects and campaigns
- organizing exchanges and tours in the US and South Africa
- participating in strategic planning
- participating in panels, roundtables, conferences and lecture series on
South Africa and environmental justice
- 2-3 weeks annual travel to South Africa
QUALIFICATIONS: A demonstrated interest and at least 2-3 years
experience in social and environmental justice work is required.
Candidates should also possess strong interpersonal, writing and
communication skills, computer literacy (preferably Macs), effective
organizing skills, the ability to track multiple tasks, and experience in
fundraising, proposal writing and project implementation. A dedicated
activist who is also a motivated self-starter is preferred for this position.
TERMS: Full-time (40 plus hours a week) position starting at $26,000
to $32,000 based on experience and education. Benefits include full
health insurance. The position will begin May 1, 2004.
Please send a resume and a cover letter detailing how you feel
connected to social justice, environmental justice and / or South Africa
to Ravi Dixit, groundWork USA c/o The South Africa Development
Fund, 555 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, or by e-mail to
rdixit at mindspring.com. Deadline for applications: March 1, 2004. You
can also visit our website for further
details www.groundwork.org.za or www.groundwork-usa.org
People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
More information about the Colist