job: community organizer, Tennessee, with salary info
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From: Andrea Van Gunst <andrea at socm.org>
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P.O. Box 479
Lake City, Tennessee 37769
JOB OPENING: Community Organizer, Position 1
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. Based
originally in the coalfields of east Tennessee and named Save Our
Cumberland Mountains, SOCM is in the process of changing its name to
reflect its state-wide scope, its work on many social justice issues,
and a more diverse constituency. SOCM is democratically run by its
members and invests in member leadership development as well as winning
issues that affect their lives.
SOCM organizers work with members in chapters on local issues and in
issue committees on state-wide campaigns to help set strategy, build
leadership, carry out work plans, and move campaigns forward. SOCM is
committed to anti-racism work and to organizing that builds greater
racial diversity. Positions require some internal fundraising and
writing duties. Applicants for this organizing position may be located
in a new west Tennessee office SOCM is opening in 2008.
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 1. 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.
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