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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.
To Register, Fill out form below or go to: http://resourcesforsocialchange.org/index.php/projects
GROW New England's
GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING WORKSHOPS
Sept. 26-28, 2014
Bryant Pond 4-H Camp,
Bryant Pond, Maine (near Bethel and Paris/Norway)
For New and Experienced Grassroots Organizers in Maine, NH, and Vermont to
Learn More about Creating Grassroots Social Change
Why GROW New England? (GrassRoots Organizing Workshops)
We believe in a better world where there is:
●Respect for civil rights and liberties;
●Commitment to nonviolent conflict resolution;
●Economic justice and rights for all;
●Affordable health care, housing and education;
●A healthy environment & sustainable lifestyles;
●Celebration of diversity in age, race, gender, etc.
In order to create a world that provides for the well-being of everyone, we have to ORGANIZE!
In order to take back our power we have to ORGANIZE!
In order to ORGANIZE we need to gather, learn, share and plan with each other!
Join new and experienced activists from northern New England as we:
● Learn and teach about the “big picture” of social change.
● Gain new organizational skills and strategies.
● Learn about successful models throughout the region.
● Celebrate successes.
GROW Weekend Schedule
Introductory Friday Workshop
Friday, September 26th, 1:00-4:30 PM
Making a Difference: Skills for the Effective Organizer
This workshop provides basic skills and background for anyone who is new or relatively new to organizing. Good summary and refresher for more experienced organizers as well.
5:00 PM Friday, September 26th to 2:30 PM Sunday, September 28th
Cost $10-$80 (actual cost is about $70-80/person, but pay what you can/all welcome) includes lodging (bring bedding), meals, all workshops, and use of outdoor facilities. In addition to workshops (see list), GROW will use interactive methods to help attendees develop skills in planning actions/events, creating groups, and becoming better organizers. For a complete schedule (available in September) and updated workshop offerings, please contact those below. Information will be added when confirmed, especially in last few weeks:
This year's GROW Theme is: “Tactics for Organizers”
●From Oppression to Liberation
●Media Tactics for Organizers
●Canvassing: 1 to 1 Organizing
●Direct Action for Social Change
●Using Art in Your Campaigns
●Organizing with Faith Communities
Accessibility: Facilities are wheelchair accessible.
Child Care: Childcare will be available at no cost, during workshop times only. Those requesting childcare must register by September 20th.
Food: Meals will emphasize local foods and will offer meat, vegetarian and vegan options. We can make individual adjustments as needed. Meals (and housing) are included in registration costs. Attendees will be asked to help with meal preparation or cleanup.
Travel arrangements: Call/email a contact person for ride sharing options.
Registration: We encourage you to register by September 24th to help with meal and travel planning, though on-the-spot registrations will be accepted. Registration details and directions will be (e-)mailed after you register.
State & Zip: ____________________
Phone #: _(_____)________________
*Please Complete All That Apply:
___Number of people registering for the Sept. 26-28 Weekend
Enclosed is $___________________
Partial Payment is OK; remainder due on arrival. Checks payable to: ROSC: Address is below. Paying the entire amount when you arrive is also an option, but paying some before the weekend is helpful.
*Childcare register by Sept. 20th
___I need childcare: Please list ages of children. _____________________
___I need a ride from _____________
___I can offer a ride from__________
*Please note special accommodations required (diet, health, sleeping, etc.) ________________________________________________________________
*For questions & more info:
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