jobs: various, Tennessee, one with salary info

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Sun Dec 23 23:28:05 CST 2007


From: Andrea Van Gunst <vangunst at wisc.edu>


Hi all,

Please pass these 2 positions on to any qualified applicants that you 
might know.


JOB OPENING: Lead Organizer/Assistant Director

THE ORGANIZATION: SOCM is a state-wide, multi-issue, multi-racial 
member-run 35 year old community organization based primarily in rural 
communities and small towns in Tennessee. Current organization-wide 
campaigns are around strip mining including mountaintop removal, 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 and 
leadership development of members.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervision of organizing staff including check-ins 
about work plans and consulting as needed; coordination of training and 
development opportunities for staff and members; coordination assistance 
in some state-wide campaigns. Assist Director in proposal writing and 
foundation contacts, responding to coalition and administrative 
requests, strategic planning, and other identified administrative needs.

REQUIREMENTS: Commitment to environmental, social, and economic justice 
through community organizing; a minimum of four years of community 
organizing experience; significant experience in facilitating and 
designing grassroots organizing trainings; good writing skills; ability 
to work with people of diverse backgrounds; ability to do necessary 
travel. Any additional experience with supervision or proposal writing a 
plus, but not required. Minimum three year commitment required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Starting salary dependent on level of experience. 
Excellent benefits: regular raises, group health insurance, paid 
vacation (4 weeks to start), sick leave, personal growth leave (1 
week/year), parental leave (1 month), pension, and sabbatical.

TO APPLY: Applications are welcome right away. Send resume, cover 
letter, writing sample, and at least three references with contact 
information to SOCM, P.O. Box 479, Lake City, Tennessee 37769, (865) 
426-9455; e-mail: info at socm.org SOCM is an equal opportunity employer.

_________________________

JOB OPENING: Community Organizer, Position 2

THE ORGANIZATION: SOCM, a state-wide, multi-issue, multi-racial 
community organization working for social, economic, and environmental 
justice in Tennessee, is seeking applications for a community organizer 
position. At this time this organizing position will focus on SOCM’s 
environmental justice work around coal including mountaintop strip 
mining and mining in toxic coal seams.

RESPONSIBILITIES: SOCM’s coal work includes local organizing, state 
policy work, and collaboration in a regional Alliance. This organizer 
may be needed for other parts of SOCM’s multi-issue social justice work 
in the future. SOCM is democratically run by its members and invests in 
member leadership development as well as winning issues that affect 
their lives. SOCM is committed to anti-racism work and to organizing 
that builds greater racial diversity. Positions require some internal 
fundraising and writing duties.

REQUIREMENTS: Commitment to social, economic, and environmental 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.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Starting salary is $27,000+ 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 training.

TO APPLY: Applications are welcome right away. Please state you are 
applying for the Community Organizer position 2. Send resume and cover 
letter and at least three references with contact information to SOCM, 
P.O. Box 479, Lake City, Tennessee 37769, (865) 426-9455; e-mail: 
info at socm.org SOCM is an equal opportunity employer and encourages 
people of color to apply.



Andrea Van Gunst
SOCM Community Organizer: http://www.socm.org
(C) 540-219-1305 / (O) 865-426-9455
andrea at socm.org / vangunst at wisc.edu
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther 
King




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