jobs: organizers, New Jersey, with salary info

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From: "Dennis Brunn" <pdbrunn at comcast.net>


First Position: COMMUNITY ORGANIZER – Monmouth County, NJ to organize 
public school parents in ASBURY PARK for better schools



The NJ Statewide Education Organizing Committee, Inc. (SEOC, Inc.) seeks 
a full-time organizer – beginning June 16, 2008 - to assist public 
school parents in New Jersey’s low-income school districts to organize a 
strong, independent parent organization at the district and statewide 
levels. SEOC’s mission is to bring organized parents to the decision 
making table regarding all aspects of school reform and educational 
equity in the state’s 31 low-income or “Abbott” districts. SEOC’s Asbury 
Park Organizer would report to the SEOC statewide director and operate 
as part of the SEOC’s Organizing Team, which currently provides 
organizing assistance to parents in Newark, Jersey City, and Asbury Park 
For background on SEOC, go to www.seocnj.org



Major Responsibilities:

1. Outreach to and recruitment of parent leaders, members, and potential 
members on a daily basis, mostly in afternoons and evenings and often 
weekends.



2. Building a strong city-wide SEOC Asbury Park Chapter (called the 
Parent Listening Project), which includes parents from each of the 
city's public schools as well as concerned family and community members.



3. Assisting parents in developing and executing an organizing campaign 
by doing the following: helping the group to identify the issue they 
want to address, choose strategies and tactics, and implement and 
evaluate their course of action.



4. Leadership development – provide informal training to the group 
leaders and members in organizing strategy and tactics and in 
educational policy issues.



5. Assist in laying the groundwork for future organizing in nearby 
districts.



Qualifications: The ideal candidate will demonstrate dedication to 
public school reform and equity, have experience as an activist, leader, 
or organizer in neighborhoods, unions, or other grassroots arenas. In 
addition, he/she will be a highly organized and responsible team player.



Required: At least 2 years of experience as a staff organizer or core 
leader in a community organizing group, union, or electoral organizing 
project. Strong writing, computer, and communications skills. 
Availability in evenings and some weekends.



Preferred: A resident of Asbury Park or Neptune with knowledge of 
community networks and institutions and/or is fluently bilingual 
(Spanish and English)



Candidates must send a cover letter, resume and 3 references (with full 
contact information) to: Dennis Brunn, Director, SEOC at d.brunn at seocnj.org.

Salary Range: $30,000 and up depending on education and experience. 
Deadline for resume is May 1, 2008 – but early responses are encouraged. 
(Mailing address: 601 N. Clinton Ave., Trenton, NJ 08638).







Second Position: EXPERIENCED, Bi-LINGUAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZER – Paterson, 
NJ - to organize public school parents for better schools





The NJ Statewide Education Organizing Committee, SEOC, seeks an 
experienced bi-lingual (Spanish/Englilsh) Community Organizer to lead 
our work in Paterson, NJ. SEOC’s mission is to bring organized parents 
to the decision making table regarding all aspects of school reform and 
educational equity in the state’s 31 low-income or “Abbott” districts. 
We are an independent voice using direct action and other tactics to 
work for educational justice. SEOC’s Paterson Organizer operates as part 
of the SEOC’s Organizing Team, which provides organizing assistance to 
SEOC Chapters in Newark, Jersey City, and Asbury Park For background on 
SEOC, see www.seocnj.org



Major Responsibilities:

1. Outreach to and recruitment of parent leaders, members, and potential 
members on a daily basis, mostly in afternoons, evenings and often weekends.



2. Creating a strong city-wide SEOC Paterson Chapter which includes 
parents from the city's public schools in at least two neighborhoods as 
well as concerned family and community members. Linking the Paterson 
Chapter with SEOC’s work on state level educational policies.



3. Assisting parents to carry out direct action organizing campaigns.



4. Leadership development – provide informal training to the group 
leaders and members in organizing strategy and tactics and in 
educational policy issues.



5. Coalition work – maintain strong partnership with the Paterson 
Education Fund and other partners within the NJ Education Organizing 
Collaborative.



6. Supervise one organizer and potentially interns.



Qualifications: Demonstrated dedication to public school reform and/or 
economic justice issues. Must have training and experience as an 
organizer in neighborhoods, unions, or other grassroots arenas. Must be 
highly organized and team player.



Required: Four or more years of experience as a staff organizer in a 
community organizing group, union, or electoral organizing project. 
Strong writing, computer, and communications skills. Availability in 
evenings and some weekends. Bi-lingual skills in Spanish and English are 
required.



Preferred: Knowledge of educational reform issues and knowledge of 
Paterson community networks and institutions.



Candidates must send a cover letter, resume and 3 references (with full 
contact information) to: Dennis Brunn, Director, SEOC at d.brunn at seocnj.org.

Salary Range: $40,000 and up depending on education and experience. 
Deadline for resume is April 15, 2008 – but early responses are 
encouraged. (Mailing address: 601 N. Clinton, Trenton, NJ 08638).





Thank you!



Dennis Brunn, Director

NJ Statewide Education Organizing Committee, Inc. (SEOC)



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