RE: Seattle Job Opening
I don't know what the current job market is like in the Seattle area, but I
think it is probably even tighter than here in NYC. They're paying US
census takers 16-20 dollars an hour here. You can get a literate gardener
for $13.04 part-time plus benefits?
Good luck to you in filling this job.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nancy Allen [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2000 10:23 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [cg] Seattle Job Opening
> JOB OPENING AT FREMONT PUBLIC ASSOCIATION
> JOB TITLE: South Park Marra Farm Project Coordinator
> REPORTS TO: Lettuce Link Coordinator
> Overall Responsibility: Responsible for overall site coordination and
> maintenance of the South Park Marra Farm, including coordinating the
> activities of the South Park Marra Farm Coalition; assist in recruiting,
> training, and supervising volunteers; represent the Coalition at community
> meetings and conferences; procure materials for the site; coordinate
> outreach efforts. The Project Coordinator will attend Coalition meetings,
> prepare agendas and write meeting minutes; will promote and publicize
> activities of the Coalition; assist in preparing grant fundraising
> and reports to support the project.
> SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
> Facilitate communication with the South Park Marra Farm Coalition members,
> the community, the City Of Seattle, and King County. Serve as Coalition
> liaison to the community at large.
> Organize and attend Coalition meetings, including preparing agendas,
> minutes and monthly reports. Represent the Coalition at regional meetings
> and conferences.
> Assist Coalition members with coordination of žall siteÓ workparties,
> projects, educational activities and fundraising events.
> Launch outreach and publicity effort throughout Seattle with special
> attention to South end communities. Produce quarterly newsletter of
> Coalition activities.
> Coordinate the development and implementation of a site design for SPMF.
> Recruit, train, schedule and supervise up to 25 volunteers for site
> workparties and other Coalition events.
> Oversee maintenance of the site common areas, be responsible for
> coordinating the maintenance work with coalition members and King County
> Assist with preparation of grants and funding requests to cover costs of
> project and staff time. Solicit material donations and maintain donation
> records to support the project.
> Develop annual work plan with goals and objectives for Coalition review.
> Other duties as assigned.
> Excellent written and oral communication skills.
> Two years demonstrated experience in project coordination, preferably in
> areas of community development, urban agriculture, or environmental
> restoration AND minimum one year hands on experience in farming or urban
> gardening. May substitute 2 years education for one year experience.
> Strong creative problem-solving skills.
> Experience with volunteer recruitment, training, outreach and supervision.
> Experience with word processing and desktop publishing.
> Familiar with use of both print and electronic media.
> Ability to work outside with garden tools and operate mechanized garden
> Ability to perform with limited supervision.
> Physical strength to lift 40 pounds and do garden work. (25% of time)
> Willingness to work some evenings and weekend hours.
> Valid Washington State Drivers License and required vehicle insurance and
> access to a vehicle.
> Experience working with diverse populations.
> Fluency in Spanish preferred.
> HOURS & COMPENSATION: This is a part-time ( 20 hours per week) union
> position paying $13.04 per hour. Benefits include medical, dental,
> short-term disability, paid vacation and holiday pay, sick leave and
> plan. The position is currently funded through June, 2001.
> TO APPLY: Applicants must complete a standard FPA application form which
> can be obtained at : 1501 N. 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103 or by calling our
> jobline at (206) 694-6840 or on the internet at www.fremontpublic.org.
> Completed applications may be mailed to: Fremont Public Association, PO
> 31151, Seattle, WA 98103
> CLOSING DATE: Applications must be received by 5:00 on February 15th,
> THE FREMONT PUBLIC ASSOCIATION IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
> EMPLOYER. PEOPLE OF COLOR, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE
> ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
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