Mercer County Juvenile Advisory Council Community Specialist POST FILLED!

MCJAC A community organization has an opening for a half/time, leading to full-time, Community Specialist/Executive Director. MCJAC is a non-profit Community organization with offices in Hermitage Pennsylvania, serving the County of Mercer in Western Pennsylvania. Mercer County is located among the Interstates of US Route 80 and Us Route 79, and Route 60 (376) leading north from Pittsburgh PA.

The Community Specialist's primary responsibility is to continue to build this organization. Grassroots public influence will help to insure that "at risk children" are identified and the root causes of their distress will be also be identified. MCJAC will deal with the metro politics that help to continue the disparity of resources in Mercer County and the surrounding regional communities in Western Pennsylvania. This includes providing volunteers for the Mercer County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program with the Mercer County Court system. The Community Specialist will create, and rely on, a volunteer group of advocates, by recruiting, training and monitoring of individuals. This means not only identifying problems that exists for children in neighborhoods, but also addressing those problems by organizing meetings, forums and symposia that address the issues and concerns that those problems engender.

The community Specialist must have a deep desire to address local and regional societal issues, find leaders, and organize people, organizations, congregations and money to sustain the organization. The candidate must be a self-motivated, systemic thinker. While the position is not a social service or public relations position, these experiences may enhance the position. At least three years of community organization experience is desired for this position.

The candidates for this position must have rich experience and aptitude for community activities; working with key community leaders and have the ability to help manage the organization with financial and organizational development skills. Duties include day to day management of the community based organization, as well as assisting the leadership in defining organizational vision and goals, and insuring the financial stability and health of the organization. Training and training programs for community agencies are a part of MCJAC's work. www.mcjac.org

Skills: Knowledge of political process/agenda, political savvy, leadership training, strong communication/writing skills, ability to handle diversity, to build key relationships with the leadership of government and organizations, developing alliances with other community organizations, while remaining independent, and promoting a social justice agenda for children.

The candidate must have a degree that is complementary to the work described and/or equivalent life experiences. Candidates should have experience with computer software and hardware. Web site development, knowledge of Quick Books/Peachtree and language skills will enhance the position. Marketing experience and public relations are a part of the responsibility. Multicultural experiences and the ability to work with diverse groups are important and credentials will be reviewed in accordance with these related competencies and experiences. The community specialist will be further trained by the organization. There are, presently, two part-time staff people that compliment the duties of the Community Specialist.

(Please review the listed job description/General Standards for Community  Specialists/Organizers prior to a discussion about the position. Check out www.briarwoodgroup.com for other information regarding community organizing and  reference for applying for this position.

MCJAC's Community Specialist salary range, on a full time basis is $30,000 -$40,000 and is negotiable. This particular position will start as an one/half time position, with the possibility of full time in the near future. Salary is based on experience, and responsibility. Health benefits will be available for full time employment, and part time benefits can be negotiated. Please apply early, and no later than June15, 2007.

Contact...ONLY: www.briarwoodgroup.com with a cover letter of your self-interest in the position, and your resume. While resumes generated by Monster, Career Builder or other personnel job sites are acceptable, due to the formatting, your own personal resume sent to Briarwood will serve you better. Equal Employment Opportunity! (EEOE)All applications must be via e -mail. Click for an e mail    briarwoodgroup@verizon.net

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The position below has been filled!

 

MORE2 - Metro Organization for Racial And Economic Equity

 
MORE2 A faith-based community organization has an opening for a Lead Community Organizer. MORE2 is made up of congregations, faith communities and allied organizations inclusive of creed, ethnicity, culture and economic background focusing on changing policies to promote racial and economic equity in the surrounding metro area of Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri. 

 

The organizer's primary responsibility is to continue to build this organization.  Grassroots public influence will stamp out the root causes of poverty and deal with the metro politics that help to continue the disparity of resources in Kansas City and the surrounding regional communities.

 

An organizer must have a deep desire to address local and regional societal issues, find leaders, and organize people, congregations and money to sustain the organization. The organizer must be a self-motivated, systemic thinker. The position is not a social service or public relations position, although these experiences may enhance the position. At least three years of organizing experience is desired for this position.

 

The candidates for the Lead Organizer must have rich experience and aptitude for community activities; working with key community leaders, be a person of faith, and have the ability to help manage the MORE2 organization with financial and organizational development skills. Organizing People and Money.  Duties include day to day management of the community based organization, as well as assisting the leadership in defining organizational vision and goals, and insuring the financial stability and health of the organization.

 

MORE 2 's Issues: As a new organization many of the issues that currently face communities in the states of Missouri and Kansas will be addressed in Issue Assemblies. e.g. Transportation, Education, Jobs for the disenfranchised, Economic Development, Immigration, Youth, Congregational Outreach, and Leadership Team Development. See http://www.more2.org/

(Note: Please do not send your application directly to MORE2)

 

Skills: Knowledge of political process/agenda, political savvy, leadership training, strong communication/writing skills, ability to handle diversity, to build key relationships with the leadership of congregations, developing alliances with unions and other community organization, while remaining independent, promoting a social justice agenda.

 

Ability to speak, train, translate and write Spanish is a skill that will enhance the position, but is not required. The candidate must have a degree that is complementary to the work described or equivalent life experiences. Candidates should have experience in organizing or working with congregational/community or union organizations, electoral or GOTV activities and are computer literate. Multicultural experience and the ability to work with diverse groups are important.

 

Organizers will be trained by the organization, and will be reviewed in accordance with their related competencies and experiences. A special training is a complimentary part of the recruitment process for screening and/or orientation for finalists and is mandatory, Chicago IL, May 17,18, 19, 2007. Keep these dates clear on your calendar if you are seriously interested in this position and become a finalist.

 

More2s sister organization in Missouri is MCU- Metropolitan Congregations United and is affiliated with the Gamaliel Foundation http://www.gamaliel.org/ a national network that provides training and guidance on social justice issues.

 

(Please review the listed job description/ general standards for organizers)All candidates must review the job description prior to a discussion about the position. Check out www.briarwoodgroup.com for other information regarding community organizing and applying for this position.

 

MORE2 organizer salary $35,000 -$50,000 is negotiable and is a topic for discussion. Salary is based on experience, and responsibility. Health benefits will be available.  Please apply early, and no later than April 10, 2007.

 

Contact...ONLY: Briarwood Group Associates with a cover letter of your self interest in the position, and your resume. While resumes generated by Monster, Career Builder or other personnel job sites are acceptable, due to the formatting, your own personal resume sent to Briarwood may serve you better. Equal Employment Opportunity! (EEOE) All applications must be via e-mail.

 

Do not contact the Gamaliel Foundation in regard to this position...Briarwood will handle all inquiries and applications. Please, however, review the Gamaliel Foundation web site to increase your knowledge about community organizing. http://www.gamaliel.org

 

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