HELP WANTED: ROSC Administrator/Community Organizer
Calling all those interested in working for social justice in Maine (and getting paid for it)!
Who/what we are looking for:
Resources for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC) is statewide organization working to build and support a movement for nonviolent social change here in Maine. We are currently in the process of hiring someone to act as our organization's administrator/organizer. This position is available on either a full or a part-time basis (full-time preferred). We are seeking qualified applicants with a solid background in community organizing - either paid or unpaid - with at least one year's worth of experience organizing in Maine. Fundraising experience would be greatly preferred. We are looking for someone who is self-directed, with strong verbal and written communication skills, computer proficiency, and the ability to work well with others. Candidates should be comfortable in both leadership and shared leadership roles, and should demonstrate their commitment to the mission and principles of ROSC.
As we look ahead, our ideal candidate is someone who will support the growth of ROSC into the future. This person should be deeply committed to the philosophies of ROSC, including nonviolent social change and social justice. S/he must be comfortable working with a diversity of communities within Maine, as well as being willing to collaborate with and take suggestions from diverse groups and individuals. This person should be willing and able to continue to organize some of ROSC's preexisting core projects, while at the same time remaining open-minded and creative about new ideas that will continue to make ROSC a successful organization for social change. Additionally, we are looking for someone who is dedicated to and cares deeply about Maine, and who is familiar with current issues facing Mainers around the state.
Now accepting applications!
ROSC is currently accepting applications, with interviews to begin October 15, 2014. Interested applicants are highly encouraged to submit a brief resume outlining your experience in community organizing, highlighting any leadership roles you've had. Please include two or more references that can speak to your community organizing work. Additionally, applicants are asked to submit a written piece on the subject of social change (1-3 pages maximum), with a particular emphasis on why you are passionate about social change, and what you feel is most needed for communities and individuals to create social change in the state of Maine.
Questions? For more information, please call (207) 525-7776, or visit our website: http://resourcesforsocialchange.org
Resources for Organizing and Social Change is a state-wide organization with a mission of building and supporting a movement for nonviolent social change that will educate, activate, and empower all Maine people through grassroots community organizing. Founded in 1977, ROSC has been a strong positive force for organizing in Maine communities for nearly 4 decades.
Save the Date--11th annual
GROW (GrassRoots Organizing Workshops) New England Weekend
September 26-28, 2014
Bryant Pond 4-H Camp in Bryant Pond
(beautiful location on Christopher Lake in western Maine)
Learn and hone organizing skills, enjoy beautiful surroundings and healthy food, network with old friends and meet new ones with similar interests.
Cost on a sliding scale basis so all can attend. Child care provided and we can help to coordinate transportation.
We will be sending out a list of workshops and more info in the summer. This year's theme is "Tactics for Effective Organizing."
See the web site below (after late-July) to register or ask for a brochure to register by mail or email.
For more information, a brochure (coming soon), and transportation help, contact:
Other recent ROSC events:
14th annual Youth Activism Gathering (YAG), April 19-21, 2014 at Friends Camp, S. China
"Creating and Sustaining Vibrant Local Economies in Maine," March 22, 2014 at U/Maine, Augusta