job: NGO coordinator, Boston

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From: Spencer Wells <Ohiotenants at>

Coordinator , groundWork USA
Job Description

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 
groundWork1s mission:  

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 
environmental injustices.  

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 Deadline for applications: March 1, 2004. You 
can also visit our website for further  

details or

People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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