job: organizer, Tennessee

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From:     Daria Gere <daria at>


Save Our Cumberland Mountains
224 S. Main Street, Suite 1 o P. O. Box 479
Lake City, TN  37769
865-426-9455 or 426-9307 (Fax) 865-426-9289
E-mail:  info at

Dec. 1, 2005

** Applications must be received by Mon. Dec. 12 ***

JOB OPENING:  Community Organizer

    Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM) is seeking applications for a
community organizer.  SOCM is a state-wide, multi-issue, multi-racial
member-run 33 year old community organization based primarily in rural
communities and small towns in Tennessee.  Current organization-wide
campaigns are around strip mining, forestry, aerial spraying of toxic
chemicals, voter rights, and state tax reform.  Local organizing in chapters
takes place around many issues of local impact.  SOCM is committed to
organizing that builds greater racial diversity.  Organizer will work with
members through state-wide issue committees and/or local chapters to help
set strategy, build leadership, carry out work plans, and move the campaigns
forward.  Positions require some internal fundraising and writing duties.

REQUIREMENTS:  Commitment to environmental, social, and economic justice
through community organizing;  ability to work with people of diverse
backgrounds;  self-motivated and self-starting;  ability to work
independently and cooperatively;  own a car;  willing to travel for field
time in different parts of the state;  previous organizing experience a

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Starting salary is $22,000+ depending on experience.
Group health insurance, paid vacation (4 weeks to start), sick leave,
personal growth leave (1 week/year), parental leave (1 month), pension,
sabbatical, and opportunity for trainings.

TO APPLY:  Applications are welcome right away.  Send resume and cover
letter to SOCM, P.O. Box 479, Lake City, Tennessee  37769, (865) 426-9455;
e-mail: info at   SOCM is committed to the active recruitment, hiring,
and advancement of people of color.

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