1998 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Torri Estrada <tje@igc.org>
Date: 24 Aug 1998 08:49:42
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: UHP Land Use and Social Justice Project Dir
 

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The Urban Habitat Program requests your assistance in our search for a
REGIONAL LAND USE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE PROJECT DIRECTOR. This is a key
position at UHP and we are broadly searching for the best candidate. We hope
to fill the position no later than the end of October.

Please post and distribute the attached job announcement as widely as you
are able. Also we would greatly appreciate any leads that come to mind.
Please call Viveka at (415) 561-3335 if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you for your help!

THE URBAN HABITAT PROGRAM

REGIONAL LAND USE & SOCIAL JUSTICE
PROJECT DIRECTOR

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Background:

Founded in 1989, the Urban Habitat Program (UHP) is dedicated to building
multicultural urban environmental leadership for socially just, ecologically
sustainable communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. UHP fosters and
supports initiatives for social and ecological justice taken by historically
disenfranchised communities - African, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander,
Native Americans, working and poor people.

Since our founding, UHP has sought to build bridges between
environmentalists and advocates of social justice, and has played a key role
in the evolving national environmental justice movement. UHP helped to
broaden the agenda of this movement from its important focus on toxic
pollution to include many other issues such as military base conversion,
transportation policies, brownfield development, food security, immigrant
rights, inner city abandonment and suburban sprawl.

As a result of a recent strategic planning process, UHP's strategic focus is
to: "Put people first to empower the multi-cultural majority to rebuild
urban communities and end suburban sprawl." Our overarching goals are:

 To build social equity leadership in the metropolitan regional arena. UHP
will organize such leadership into a metropolitan assembly to give voice and
power to people of color as an equity caucus in established land use,
transportation and environmental forums. We are interested in changing the
balance of power regionally by bringing social equity and urban advocates to
the regional table and developing and sustaining their leadership on issues
of concern to their constituents;

 To convene a broad alliance of partners - advocates for environmental
justice, community development, social services and civil rights - who can
convince policy makers that to direct investment away from suburban sprawl
and toward central cities and older suburbs will revitalize the economic and
social life of poor people and communities of color while it preserves
wildlife habitat and agricultural lands of California;
 
 To provide research, analysis and educational materials on transportation
and land use which speak to both environmentalists and civil rights
advocates and talks honestly to their specific interests;
 
 To turn this broad, long-term alliance, backed by strong and defensible
information and policy proposals, into a force that can lead winning
campaigns for socially just land use and transportation reform at the local,
regional and state levels.

Summary of Position:

The Project Director will be the lead staff in realizing UHP's strategic
vision. This is a 100% time position to begin in September or October of
1998. The Project Director will report to the Executive Director, Carl
Anthony. The salary is up to $45,000, depending on experience, with
excellent benefits. People of color are strongly urged to apply.
         The Project Director will:
 Provide strategic guidance throughout the implementation of the strategy
 Develop and manage workplans to implement the strategy
 Provide oversight and coordination to all UHP projects and project staff
as they link to the central strategy
 Manage the Transportation Coordinator and Project Associate
 Represent and speak on behalf of UHP in public forums
 Write policy statements and analyses and articles for publication
 Assist the Community Organizer to design and conduct workshops and
meetings and to convene the Metropolitan Assembly for Social and
Environmental Justice
 Develop and advocate for socially just land use and transportation policies
 Develop relationships with key allies and collaborators
 Identify and plan winning campaigns for socially just land use and
transportation reform at the local, regional and state levels
 Fundraise and write grant proposals

Qualifications:
 Understanding of and experience with environmental justice,
sustainability, and community organizing
 Advanced degree and/or extensive working experience demonstrating
substantive knowledge in land use and transportation planning and economic
development theory and practical application
 Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively in a
multicultural environment
 Established relationships with land use and transportation planning
organizations and professionals
 Experience with advocacy, campaigns, and community organizing
 Project management experience including work plan and budget management
 Strategic thinker
 Excellent speaking and writing skills
 Success at fundraising especially with writing grant proposals for
foundation funding
 Ability to take initiative and provide and develop leadership in a team
based environment

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume with three professional references to:

Project Director Search
Urban Habitat Program
PO Box 29908
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129-9908
Fax: (415) 561-3334

Position open until filled. For more information please call Viveka, UHP
Associate Director at (415) 561-3335.

People of color are strongly urged to apply.

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Torri Estrada, Project Coordinator
Brownfields Community Leadership Project
Urban Habitat Program, Building 97
P.O. Box 29908, Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA  94129-9908
Tel: (415) 561-3336
Fax: (415) 561-3334

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