[COMM-ORG] job: union community outreach, with salary info

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Sat Apr 30 11:06:09 CDT 2011

 AFT Community Outreach Director
From: "McAlister, Sara" <sara_mcalister at brown.edu>

Given the attacks on public sector unions and on public services for
poor and working-class communities, the building of alliances between
unions and community groups is more critical than ever.

That is why I am writing to enlist your help in finding strong
candidates for the new and exciting position of Community Outreach
Director with the American Federation of Teachers. The creation of
this position reflects the AFT’s recognition that it needs to reach
out to and build new kinds of relationships with community
organizations around a shared vision for educational justice.

I have offered to help the AFT advertise this position within the
community organizing field. Please take a look at the attached job
description, think about possible candidates, and distribute it far
and wide.



Eric Zachary

Community Organizing and Engagement

Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University



eric_zachary at brown.edu

Job Title:

Assistant Director



Job Number:



Director, Human Rights & Community Relations


Human Rights & Community Relations



Position Summary:

Under the direction of the human rights and community relations
department director, the assistant director will have primary
responsibility for developing and overseeing the department’s
community outreach efforts by identifying leaders, activists,
community groups, grassroots organizations and other stakeholders
whose issues and concerns are common to those of the AFT. The
incumbent will oversee the creation and cultivation of meaningful
relationships and partnerships with these groups.

Position Responsibilities:

Identify key community leaders, organizations, parent groups,
faith-based groups, and other potential allies and stakeholders whose
issues and concerns are common to those of the AFT and who share the
same values and goals.
Assess community sentiment to identify issues and concerns of mutual
importance that can be jointly addressed and resolved in order to
benefit the community and promote AFT’s message.
Develop and oversee the implementation of short- and long-term
community engagement programs and projects that address interests in
the community including, but not limited to, a strategic engagement
plan for state and local affiliates.
Oversee the development and maintenance of community relationships for
the purpose of building coalitions to advance shared goals.
Work collaboratively with affiliates to assist in developing necessary
Represent AFT at meetings and in dealings with outside organizations.
Coordinate with other AFT departments on joint projects.
Other duties as assigned.

Primary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· At least five years’ combined experience working with unions
and as a community grassroots organizer.

· Significant experience in strategic planning and project
management and oversight.

· Ability to identify like-minded community groups and
establish relationships with these groups at the local and national

· Excellent organizational, analytical, written and verbal
communication skills, along with the ability to prioritize and manage
a range of activities.

· Successful candidate must be passionate about social justice
issues, be energetic, flexible

and patient.

· Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to demonstrate
diplomacy, tact and a

professional demeanor.

· Travel is required.

Secondary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Familiarity with AFT issues and/or its affiliates is a plus.

Application requirements:

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the director of
human resources or via email to adminjobs at aft.org. Please reference
posting # AOF-44-20-0610-N

Internal Posting Period:

External applicants may be considered as they apply.

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