Mershadow (radicalphoenix) wrote in archaic_systems,
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CRITICAL RESISTANCE IS HIRING!

While we are so sad to see our Development Director, Sitara Nieves, and
our Southern Regional Coordinator, Tamika Middleton, leave their paid
positions with Critical Resistance; we are thrilled for them and their
new opportunities in graduate school. Both Tamika and Sitara will continue
to organize with Critical Resistance as members, and we are looking forward to their continued involvement with CR and the opportunity CR has to hire two new staffers. Please circulate this announcement far and wide. Much thanks!



TWO JOB OPENINGS WITH CRITICAL RESISTANCE:


* National Development and Communications Director

* Chapter Campaign and Projects Director



______________________________________________________________________







JOB OPENING: National Development and Communications
Director



Critical Resistance, a national, member-based, grassroots organization
working to end the prison industrial complex (PIC), seeks a Development
and Communications Director to work out of its National Office in Oakland.
The successful candidate will build the organization's capacity through
(a) diversifying funding sources; (b) providing fundraising training and
planning assistance to local chapters; and (c) providing leadership in
national fundraising activities.



CR is a member-based, non-hierarchical organization: the candidate will
be accountable to multiple organizers, including chapter organizers, other
national and local staff members, and supporters across the country. This
position involves travel to Critical Resistance chapters and events across
the country.




Responsibilities:



Development:




Coordinate and develop the organization's Grassroots Fundraising Project
through: direct mail solicitations, increasing number of monthly sustainers,
identifying and cultivating major donors, training members on raising
money for chapters, and coordinating events, among others.

Write grants, develop and send completed proposals on time, write
grant reports, build relationships with foundation Program Officers;

Work with CR's 10 local chapters to assess chapters' individual fundraising
plans and help members develop more sustainable long term strategies
for the chapters;

Work with the national fundraising work group to assess CR's current
fundraising plan and develop a more sustainable long term strategy for
the organization;

Help develop a Fundraising Advisory Board/Major Gifts Group.

Travel to visit with chapters, donors and/or foundations as needed.

Participate in weekly staff meetings and monthly fundraising working
group conference calls and retreats as needed;



Communications and Media




Coordinate preparation of annual internal and external communications.
Coordinate production and distribution of organizational newsletters,
brochures, and other printed materials, including the website.

Provide training and support for chapter members related to mediawork.

Serve as media contact, when needed



National Staff Responsibilities:




Participate in organizational programming as needed such as: attending
rallies or protests; participating in planning and fundraising for CR
conferences and retreats; strategic planning for the organization.

Work with local chapter on local organizing.

Represent and promote CR at meetings, conferences, media, and other
public settings.

Serve as a chapter liaison to 2 to 3 chapters.

Some administrative work, as needed.



Qualifications:




Commitment to CR's mission;

Experience in foundation and grassroots fundraising;

Experience in grassroots organizing against the PIC or related social
justice issues;

Excellent written and oral communication skills;

Willingness to travel;

Ability to balance multiple responsibilities well;

Be accountable to multiple organizers in a non-hierarchical organization;

Public speaking and training skills;

Basic computer skills (particularly fundraising databases, word processing,
excel)

Former prisoners and people of color are especially encouraged to
apply



Salary is $35,000 for the first year, $38,000 for the second year, and
$40,000 for the third year, plus excellent benefits and vacation. CR requests
a 2 year commitment. This job is based in Oakland.



Please note that this position is open until filled. Our first cycle
of application review will end May 8. If you are reading this job announcement
after the May 8 cycle, please check the Critical Resistance website (www.criticalresistance.org)
to see if we are still accepting applications for this position.



Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample (no more than
2 pages, please) by May 8, 2006 to:



Critical Resistance
1904 Franklin St., Suite 504
Oakland, CA 94612
FAX: 510-444-2177
PHONE: 510-444-0484
EMAIL:crnational@criticalresistance.org



______________________________________________________________________






JOB OPENING: Chapter Campaign and Projects Director






Critical Resistance, a national, member-based, grassroots organization
working to end the prison industrial complex (PIC), seeks a Chapter Campaign
and Projects Director to work out of its Southern Regional Office in New
Orleans. The successful candidate will increase the capacity of local
Critical Resistance chapters to develop and carry out chapter-specific
campaigns and/or projects aimed at ending the Prison Industrial Complex
(PIC).






CR is a member-based, non-hierarchical organization: the candidate will
be accountable to multiple organizers, including chapter organizers, other
national and local staff members, and supporters across the country. This
position involves frequent travel to Critical Resistance chapters and
events across the country.






Responsibilities:





Work with Critical Resistance's chapters to develop, carry out and
evaluate local campaigns and projects.

Update, revise, and as needed, develop training and resource materials
to support campaign development.

Work with chapters to develop CR literature, reports, and organizing
tools to support a campaign.

Train chapters on campaign development and planning including effective
coalition-building strategies and tactics.

Participate in weekly staff meetings, chapter conference calls, national
organizing calls, chapter meetings, and retreats as needed, strategic
planning for the organization.



National Staff Responsibilities





Participate in organizational programming as needed such as: fundraising,
attending events, rallies and protests; participating in planning and
fundraising for CR conferences; strategic planning for the organization.


Work with local chapter in local organizing.

Represent and promote CR at meetings, conferences, media, and other
public settings.

Serve as a chapter liaison to 2 to 3 chapters.

Some administrative work, as needed.



Qualifications:





Commitment to CR's mission

Must be a self-starter and work productively in an office as sole
staff person

Ability (and inclination) to manage an office

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public
speaking and training experience

Willingness to travel

Willingness and ability to seek out relevant work and allies for building
partnerships and coalitions

Ability to balance multiple responsibilities well

Be accountable to multiple organizers in a non-hierarchical organization

Experience in coordinating interns and volunteers

Basic computer skills

Experience in grassroots organizing

Spanish language skills a plus

Former prisoners, family members of prisoners, and people of color
are especially encouraged to apply



Salary is $35,000 for the first year, $38,000 for the second year, and
$40,000 for the third year, plus excellent benefits and vacation. CR requests
a 2 year commitment. This job is based in New Orleans.



Please note that this position is open until filled. Our first cycle
of application review will end May 8. If you are reading this job announcement
after the May 8 cycle, please check the Critical Resistance website (www.criticalresistance.org)
to see if we are still accepting applications for this position.



Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample (no more than 2
pages, please) by May 8, 2006 to:



Critical Resistance
1904 Franklin St., Suite 504
Oakland, CA 94612
FAX: 510-444-2177
PHONE: 510-444-0484
EMAIL:crnational@criticalresistance.org

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