job: lead organizer, Tennessee, no salary info.
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From: vangunst at wisc.edu
JOB OPENING: Lead Organizer/Assistant Director
Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM) is seeking applications
for a 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
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
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.
On Aug 26, 2007, at 6:20 PM, Randy Stoecker wrote:
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