job: associate director, Atlanta

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Mon May 22 08:38:21 CDT 2006

From: "Douglas Taylor" <d.taylor at>

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Douglas Taylor,
Executive Director

The Southeast Community Research Center

Building Democracy Through Research

P.O. Box 5731  Atlanta, GA   31107

PH: 404.373.6688; FAX: 404.373.9080; MOBILE: 404.394.3263

website:  <>


Position Announcement: Associate Director.


The Southeast Community Research Center (SCRC), an Innovative research and
action institution based in Atlanta, GA, seeks applications for the position
of Associate Director (See: <> ). The
Associate Director will divide her/his time between two primary task sets:
Onsite management (65% FTE) and program coordination (35% FTE). Working with
the Director, the successful applicant will combine effective organizational
leadership with collaborative decision-making approaches and a commitment to
community-centered practices to achieve social justice.



1. Onsite management: oversee day-to-day activities of the SCRC. Working
with the staff, the AD will lead the effort to enhance organizational
effectiveness and sustainability. The AD is responsible for day-to-day
personnel, budgetary and physical plant operations.


2. Program Coordination: working in a collaborative environment, provide
leadership in planning, project oversight, and evaluation of SCRC projects.
The AD will work with project staff to develop quarterly objectives, to
assess and facilitate project implementation, and to lead program



The SCRC is a community-based research center that promotes, facilitates,
and implements participatory action and research to improve quality of life
and to promote social and economic justice in the Southeast and across the

We employ popular education and participatory methods to enhance community
expertise and to create community-researcher partnerships on health,
environmental and social/economic justice projects.



The Successful applicant will possess:

1.    Strong management skills in personnel and budget matters.
2.    A creative and aggressive problem-solving approach on social justice
3.    Excellent writing skills (academic, popular) on one or more of the
following topics: research methods, science and popular education, social
and cultural movements of the south/US, community/university partnerships.
4.    Experience and desire to present information in public forums.
5.    Strong computer skills-MS Office, Web-tools, and databases.
6.    A proven record of commitment in one or more movement areas: social
justice, popular education, community development, democracy building,
public health, or environmental justice.
7.    Commitment to working for social and economic justice for all




Additional, but not required, skills or experiences will include:

1.    Participatory or collaborative approaches to research, e.g., CBPR,
action research, popular education, international development.  

2.    Research methods-web-based and field-based

3.    Working with communities of color and/or low income communities in the



Salary range, health benefits, and employer contribution to retirement
account competitive in the field of social justice. Generous leave and


To apply:

Applications reviewed will include: (1) Resume or CV; (2) Two-page writing
sample; (3) Three references with contact information; (4) Cover letter
summarizing experience, stating salary requirements, and preferred starting


Please send application packet to:

Douglas Taylor, Executive Director, SCRC.

*       E-applications to:  D.Taylor at All documents should be
attached in MS Word format.

*       Print applications to: P.O. Box 5731, Atlanta, GA 31107


We will accept applications to COB on June 22, 2006.

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