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  • Subject: [cg] job announcement
  • From: "Jack Hale" jackh@knoxparks.org
  • Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 12:33:44 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

Hi folks-
Here’s an opportunity for the right person.  Although it is not emphasized
in the job announcement, a major role of this position is to coordinate our
network of about a dozen community gardens in Hartford, CT.  Please pass
this around, and let me know if you need more information.

Jack N. Hale
Executive Director
Knox Parks Foundation
75 Laurel Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Job Announcement
Community Network Builder

The Community Network Builder brings the programs of the Knox Parks
Foundation to the Hartford area community. He or she is an integral part of
the program team, including the Green Crew Coordinator and the Program
Manager, which is responsible for all Knox programs.  The Community Network
Builder works with other staff to identify and define fundable program
components in preparation for grant proposals.  The Community Network
Builder reports to the Executive Director.

The primary role of this position is to develop and maintain the networks of
individuals and organizations necessary for the success of Knox programs.
These networks include teachers, community gardeners, community
organizations, City of Hartford staff, human services case managers,
potential employers for Knox trainees, community volunteers, and
neighborhood leaders. Special emphasis will be placed on building
self-reliant groups able to work in support of elements of the Knox mission.
This is not an entry-level position.

Applicants with any or all of the following attributes will be considered
most highly.

*       Understands how to empower people to work together for the good of
the community
*       Communicates effectively in person and in writing with a wide range
of people
*       Relishes opportunities to work with a wide range of people
collaborating to meet common goals
*       Works effectively as part of a team
*       Communicates community organizing values and practices to team
members and incorporates them into program efforts
*       Makes effective use of computers, especially elements of Microsoft
Office.  Can work effectively without significant clerical support
*       Communicates effectively in Spanish as well as English
*       Is sensitive to racial, ethnic and class differences as well as
other differences among people with whom he or she will work
*       Is interested/experienced in gardening

We especially seek people with the following experiences:
*       Community organizing experience
*       Knowledge of Hartford, its people, and the surrounding area
*       College degree not required but relevant college work will be noted

Compensation is competitive, including substantial benefits, and will be
based on skills and experience.
Knox expects to fill this position in January, 2004.

Interested parties should submit a resume and letter of interest to:
Personnel Committee
Knox Parks Foundation
75 Laurel Street
Hartford, CT 06106
e-mail info@knoxparks.org <mailto:info@knoxparks.org>
fax 860/951-7244
www.knoxparks.org <http://www.knoxparks.org/>

The Knox Parks Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All are
encouraged to apply.

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