Job: organizer, Chicago

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Sat Mar 6 13:00:49 CST 2004

From:           	"Francis Tobin" <fxtobin at>

Rogers Park Community Action Network (RPCAN) is looking for an
experienced organizer.

RPCAN is an independent, dynamic multi-racial, multi-issue
membership-based organization with a long track record of
accomplishment in affordable housing, economic justice, community
development and school reform issues. RPCAN has a very involved
Board and strong active member base.  Current priorities include
establishing affordable cooperative housing, tenant organizing,
affordable housing set-asides, anti-gentrification, worker rights
and union organizing support, sustainable development.  RPCAN has
been involved in anti-war organizing, voter registration,
lakefront protection and other community issues.

The Lead Organizer will report to the Board of Directors.
Day-to-day organizing, administrative and fundraising duties
include: * Work with Board of Directors on strategic planning and
organizational development, * Recruit new members through 1-on-1
visits, house meetings, door-knocking, etc., * Facilitate
grant-writing and grassroots fundraising, * Staff issue and
administrative committees, and organize action campaigns, * other
duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Commitment to social, economic justice and civil rights
* Five years of organizing experience
* Strong Spanish/English communication skills
* Flexibility and sense of humor

Salary depends on Qualifications.
Position is available immediately; open until filled.

Send cover letter describing approach to social change, along
with resume to:

Search Committee
1545 W. Morse
Chicago, IL 60626
rpcanoffice at 

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