[COMM-ORG] job: community organizer, Petersburg, VA, no salary info

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Tue Feb 10 13:33:18 CST 2009

From: Andrew Schoeneman <andrew at justice4all.org>

Great opportunity to grow and shape organizing efforts on local and 
statewide education issues!


The Legal Aid Justice Center’s JustChildren program seeks a full-time 
community organizer

in Petersburg, Virginia. Responsibilities for this position include 
working closely with a group of

grassroots children’s advocates to identify issues, expand membership, 
and conduct campaigns to

improve educational opportunities for children in Petersburg. Future 
responsibilities may involve

expanding these efforts to include other community issues affecting 
Petersburg’s low-income

residents. This individual will work closely with other community 
organizers and policy advocates

on the JustChildren team to tie local campaigns with regional and 
statewide efforts.

The Legal Aid Justice Center is a nationally recognized, non-profit 
civil legal program with four

offices in Virginia. Our dynamic staff of attorneys and community 
organizers pursue systemic legal

advocacy for all low-income Virginians using a wide array of strategies 
including community

organizing, legal representation and statewide advocacy. JustChildren, 
our award winning child

advocacy program, has organizers and attorneys in Charlottesville, 
Richmond and Petersburg and

employs various strategies to help improve and expand opportunities for 
Virginia’s most vulnerable

children. We encourage diversity, value unique voices, pursue our goals 
with passion, and enjoy

having fun while working for the public interest. Please visit 
www.justice4all.org to read more about

our work.

The ideal candidate has considerable community organizing experience; 
has worked effectively with

low-income people and diverse communities; can work both independently 
and as part of a team;

and communicates well verbally and in writing. An understanding of 
education policy is desirable

though not required. Because the position requires evening and weekend 
work and an intensive

relationship-building process within the community, current residency in 
Petersburg or a willingness

to relocate is strongly preferred. The Legal Aid Justice Center is an 
equal opportunity employer and

strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for 
this position.

Salary depends on experience. Excellent benefits include a great work 
environment with dedicated

people, health insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan, and generous leave. 
Interested applicants should

e-mail a cover letter, resume and writing sample to alex at justice4all.org 
and emily at justice4all.org,

followed by a hard copy to:

Alex Gulotta, Executive Director

Legal Aid Justice Center

1000 Preston Avenue, Suite A

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Electronic submissions will be considered only if followed by a hard copy.

Andrew Schoeneman

Community Organizer

Legal Aid Justice Center


123 East Broad St.

Richmond, VA 23219

(804) 643-1086

41 Bollingbrook St.

Petersburg, VA 23803

(804) 862-2205

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