1998 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Kevia Jeffrey <ejco@teleport.com>
Date: 07 Dec 1998 13:05:15
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: job announcement: EJAG Interim Director
 

Message in Text:
EJAG INTERIM DIRECTOR
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
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Organizational Background: The Environmental Justice Action Group (EJAG)
is a young, grassroots, membership-based organization committed to
education and activism around the issues of health, safety, and
environmental justice in North and Northeast Portland.  We are dedicated
to developing and supporting community-based leadership in people of
color and low-income communities.  EJAG's Board, members, and staff
reflect the diverse communities of people who live and work in North and
Northeast Portland.

We believe that a community that educates itself and speaks out for
itself can best protect itself.

Position:  Full-time, one year staff position responsible for
implementing EJAG's mission through overall program management,
development of grassroots leadership, education and outreach, and
oversight of organizational operations, staff, and volunteers.
Potential for permanent position.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

1. Membership Development:
 Identify and develop grassroots leadership;
 Build relationships with other organizations and leaders;
 Coordinate with Board and other staff to build EJAG membership.

2. Fundraising
 Assist Board in long-range fundraising planning;
 Coordinate grantwriting and develop relationships with funders;
 Work with Board on major donor, events, and other fundraising projects.

3. Community Outreach & Communication
 Coordinate newsletter distribution, creation of Web site, speakers
bureau, door-knocking campaign, and other communication/outreach
activities;
 Represent EJAG at community meetings and events;
 Provide educational presentations, materials, and resources to
community;
 Speak with media as representative of EJAG.

4.  Administration & Financial Management
 Staff Board and Board committees;
 General overall administration of offices;
 Supervise staff and volunteers;
 Assist Treasurer with financial management and reporting to Board;
 Coordinate with Treasurer to fulfill financial reporting requirements.


Qualifications:
(Required)
 Long-term commitment to multi-issue environmental justice perspective;
 Experience and ability to work with low-income and people of color
communities, particularly in N/NE Portland;
 Experience working in a grassroots, non-profit organization;
 Strong communication skills, both oral and written;
 Availability to work some evenings and weekends, as needed;
 Ability to supervise staff in a progressive, activist environment;
 Capacity to manage multiple projects at a time;
 Basic computer literacy;
 Experience in fundraising and/or financial management.

(Desired)
 Experience working with a Board of Directors in a nonprofit
organization;
 Experience using GIS or strong computer experience;
 Bilingual (Spanish or Asian Languages);
 Community organizing training experience;
 Grantwriting/fundraising experience.

Salary: $30,000-$32,000 with full benefits and two weeks vacation
annually.

Application Process:
Submit a resume and names and contact information of two references to
EJAG, P.O. Box 11635, Portland, OR  97211 by January 1, 1999.  Positions
starts mid February 1999.

People of color and women are strongly urged to apply.

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