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Comm. Org. Jobs in Ohio - please forward

  • Subject: [cg] Comm. Org. Jobs in Ohio - please forward
  • From: "Tom Dietrich" tdietrich@metroparks.org
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 09:11:08 -0500

I received this posting for community organizer training in Ohio.  But this
is a national program, so it may be relevant in your area too.  Looks like a
great program.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ben MacConnell [mailto:ben@thedartcenter.org]
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2004 12:29 PM
Subject: Comm. Org. Jobs in Ohio - please forward

I am a community organizer with a national network of grassroots community
groups entitled the Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center. The
Center has been conducting a paid training program for those seeking to
a career in community organizing for the last two years, and has enabled
of people to launch permanent salaried positions in the field. It's an
opportunity for people interested in systemic change and civic participation
to get hands on training experience under the supervision of a veteran
organizer. We are looking for candidates to fill positions in several Ohio
including Dayton, Springfield, Columbus, and Toledo.

Please pass along the brief description below and attached to fellow
listserves, volunteers, interns, or to anyone you  know that might be
in pursuing this line of work. Thank you.


Ben MacConnell
Recruitment Director
Direct Action & Research Training Center
Ph: (785) 841-2680

The Direct Action & Research Training Center is currently accepting
among folks interested in social and economic justice issues for their paid,
four-month community organizing training program.

The DART Organizers Institute is a combined classroom and field training
such topics as:

 Identifying and training local leaders
 Strategic planning and issue cutting
 Researching and targeting decision makers
 One-on-One relationship building
 Developing and training leaders to take successful Direct Action on issues
 Fund Raising for the long-haul

The DART Center, has built coalitions throughout the country that have won
victories on a broad set of justice issues including:

 Education reform in low-performing public schools
 Fair immigration policies
 Police misconduct
 Living Wage campaigns & job training
 Affordable housing, etc.

The DART Organizers Institute combines a 7-day classroom orientation with 15
weeks of infield training at a DART host organization. This is a paid
program that includes: a $6,500 living stipend, all transportation costs to
classroom orientation and host city, and mileage reimbursement during the
training. Room, board, and tuition will also be paid by DART during the
classroom training. After successful completion of the program, DART will
to place graduates into fulltime salaried positions.

Graduates from the four month DART Organizers Institute have gone onto
Executive Director and Associate Community Organizing positions throughout
country making between 27 - 34,000 in starting salaries. We continue to
the best of those working to build the power of low-moderate income
to win victories on important issues in their community.

The program starts June 14, 2004 and runs through the end of September. Host
organizations are located in several cities throughout Florida, Ohio,
Virginia, Kentucky, and Indiana. Applications are being accepted now. No
necessary, only life experience, willingness to learn, and commitment to a
in organizing. People of color and Spanish speaking applicants are
to apply.

Applications from Ohio area candidates are being accepted now before March
2004 deadline. To apply, applicants must send materials (resume and
application form) to: Ben MacConnell, the Recruitment Director at:
You can also call him with questions: (785) 841-2680. To download our
or find out more about the DART center, check out our website:

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