Monday
Nov032014

Organizer

The Providence Student Union (PSU), a youth organizing and leadership development organization that brings high school-aged youth together to build student power and fight for young people to have a fair say in the decisions impacting their education, is looking for a full-time organizer.

Responsibilities: Recruitment of youth members and base building at three chapter high schools; build relationships with youth leaders, school and district personnel, community members and elected officials; attend and facilitate weekly school-based meetings of youth members and leaders; design and use workshops to train youth in organizing and leadership skills, anti-oppression and political education in their chapters; share in weekly citywide youth leadership team meetings.

Qualifications: Sincere commitment to youth leadership, must be willing and eager to listen to and respect youth and to take direction from young people; experience with youth organizing, broad-based community organizing or labor organizing; experience with group facilitation; demonstrated commitment to social, economic and racial justice; willing to work evenings and weekends when needed; fluency in Spanish a plus.

Compensation: Starting salary is commensurate with experience; benefits package includes annual sick days and vacation days, and compensation for health care on Rhode Island’s health insurance exchange.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume and two references to the PSU Hiring Team at hiring@providencestudentunion.org with Youth Organizer in the subject line.

Friday
Oct312014

Woonasquatucket River Greenway Program Director

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council is seeking a full-time program director to manage and oversee the council’s Greenway maintenance and planting program The program director will work in the field and in the office, and will hire and train a staff of River Rangers and manage volunteer groups to preserve the parks and bike path along the 7-mile Woonasquatucket River Greenway.

Responsibilities: Oversee all aspects of the Greenway maintenance program, including staff supervision and program evaluation; develop a landscape management and planting plan for the 7-mile path; complete monthly progress reports for federal billing purposes; oversee 8-week job training program.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in landscape design or equivalent work experience; demonstrated management experience; proven organizational skills; experience with record keeping and reporting; experience managing projects and leading groups; some Spanish language skills preferred.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, and includes health benefits.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@wrwc.org or mail to 27 Sims Ave., Providence, RI 02909. Accepting applications until Nov. 21.