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[cg] Fwd: CALIFORNIA SAWG JOB ANNOUNCEMENT


>Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 12:27:35 -0700
>To: community_garden@ag.arizona.edu
>From: ASFisher@aol.com (by way of Lucy Bradley <bradleyl@ag.arizona.edu>)
>Subject: CALIFORNIA SAWG JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
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>JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: CALIFORNIA SAWG COORDINATOR
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>------------------------------------------------
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>PLEASE POST OR CIRCULATE - DEADLINE MAY 7
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>The California Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SAWG)
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>is seeking a full-time Coordinator to lead a variety of policy
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>advocacy, movement-building, and educational activities, in
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>collaboration with the SAWG Steering Committee and member
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>groups.
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>Organizational Information:
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>Founded in January 1994,
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>California SAWG is an umbrella organization dedicated to
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>promoting a sustainable and socially just food system. The 28
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>member groups include family farm, sustainable agriculture,
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>environmental, consumer, and farmworker organizations.
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>California SAWG has successfully promoted collaboration
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>between diverse organizations and shaped public policy. Recent
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>accomplishments include publishing an action guide for local
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>food policy advocates; organizing a "Sustainable Agriculture
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>Leadership Summit; " and helping mobilize a massive
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>grassroots response to draft national organic standards.
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>SAWG's 1999 work plan focuses on promoting strong organic
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>standards; increasing resources for sustainable agriculture
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>research and education; addressing farmworker issues as a
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>component of sustainable agriculture; and stimulating local
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>food policy advocacy.
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>
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>Responsibilities:
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>* Assume primary responsibility for planning and
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>coordinating SAWG's programs and activities.
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>* Monitor relevant state and national policy developments
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>and coordinate policy advocacy efforts.
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>* Encourage broad participation in SAWG activities; build
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>membership.
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>* Facilitate information sharing and collaboration among
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>diverse organizations.
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>* Work with the Steering Committee to determine policies
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>and programs; organize Steering Committee and other
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>working meetings.
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>* Produce action alerts, member updates, and other
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>materials.
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>* Coordinate California's participation in the National
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>Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture.
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>* Hire and supervise part-time staff.
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>* Raise funds.
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>* Develop budgets and manage funds, in cooperation with
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>SAWG's fiscal sponsor.
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>
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>Desired Qualifications:
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>* Commitment to promoting a sustainable and socially just
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>food system.
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>* Proven organizational and project management skills;
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>ability to plan and coordinate a variety of activities.
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>* Strong written and verbal communication skills; strong
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>interpersonal skills.
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>* Policy advocacy experience (preferably in California and on
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>related issues); good political instincts.
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>* Ability to recruit, motivate, and coordinate members and
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>activists, and to build and work effectively in a diverse
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>coalition.
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>* Knowledge of California organizations working on food and
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>agricultural issues, especially sustainable agriculture.
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>Understanding of sustainable agriculture issues in
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>California.
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>* Meeting organization and facilitation skills.
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>* Grantwriting and other fundraising experience; budgeting
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>skills.
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>* Proficiency with word processing, e-mail communications,
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>and database management.
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>* Ability to travel, within California and occasionally out-
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>of-state.
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>Location: The position is currently located in Santa Cruz. The
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>location is negotiable.
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>Start Date: mid- or late June, 1999 (can start less than full
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>time)
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>Compensation: starting salary $30,000-$35,000 (DOE);
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>benefits package includes three weeks' paid vacation per
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>year, personal leave, holidays, health insurance, and flexible
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>scheduling.
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>The Coordinator will be an employee of the Community
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>Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), which is
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>SAWG's fiscal sponsor. CAFF's policy is that all persons are
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>entitled to equal employment opportunity regardless of race,
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>color, religion, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation.
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>
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>To Apply: Send cover letter, resumé, writing samples, and
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>references to: California SAWG, P.O. Box 1599, Santa
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>Cruz, CA 95061 (phone 831-457-2815; fax 457-1003; e-mail
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>casawg@igc.org).
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>
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>Application Deadline: postmarked by May 7.
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>(posted 3/3/99)


Lucy K. Bradley
Extension Agent, Urban Horticulture
Maricopa County
The University of Arizona
Cooperative Extension
4341 E Broadway Rd.
Phoenix, AZ  85040-8807

Phone:  (602) 470-8086 ext 323
Fax:  (602) 470-8092
email:  BradleyL@ag.arizona.edu
http://ag.arizona.edu/maricopa/garden/

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