Second RCNV JOB now open for Applications: PROGRAM STAFF: Project ReGeneration/ Nonviolence Education & Training. Apply by February 12

The Resource Center for Nonviolence is HIRING! Yes, we have a Second  JOB  opening. Apply by February 12, 2016. Irene O’Connell has decided to depart from RCNV after 5 years of involvement, effective February 16. We are now seeking a person to replace her….

SEE PDF job announcement:  1.23.16 RCNV PROGRAM STAFF- ProjectReGeneration: Nonviolence Education & Training

Position: Program Staff: Project ReGeneration / Nonviolence Education & Training

Overview: The Resource Center for Nonviolence seeks a new staff person to work in a collaborative team of 4 half-time staff members. Emphasis: Project ReGeneration coordination– inspiring the next generation of activists, and Nonviolence Education & Training. The position is half time, 23 hours per week, paying $15 per hour. The person hired for this position will use a variety of interpersonal and communication skills to further the mission of the Resource Center for Nonviolence with youth and young adults. The Center has an egalitarian structure; work hours are flexible and coordinated with co-workers.

TO APPLY: Send a PDF of your resume and cover letter. In addition, respond to these questions: 1.What is your philosophy and practice of nonviolence? 2. Outline the skills and experience you would bring to this position. 3. How did you hear about this position?  SEND TO: rcnvhire  ( a t ) gmail ( d o t ) com   The deadline for applications is Friday, February 12, 2016

JOB DESCRIPTION:  PROGRAM STAFF: Project ReGeneration / Nonviolence Education & Training

EMPLOYER: Resource Center for Nonviolence,  612 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA  95060   831- 423-1626     rcnv.org

PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES: (16-18 hours per week)

1. Project ReGeneration Coordination: Work with diverse groups that involve young people in social issues, activism and empowerment throughout Santa Cruz County; Organize and support community building and nonviolence education activities that prioritize youth and young adult participation; Build alliances among diverse youth activists and groups; Maintain and expand ReGeneration contact lists and integrate these with other RCNV lists; With other staff, maintain a webpage and Facebook page; Invite and encourage young adult participation in other RCNV programs; Seek and involve interns and volunteers in Project ReGeneration activities.

2.  Nonviolence Education: Speak in public forums and classrooms and youth groups about nonviolent social change; Support public programs organized by other RCNV staff; Learn nonviolence training methods such as Kingian Nonviolence, Engage, or similar methods; Develop and implement collaborative, participatory, and action-oriented nonviolence/social justice trainings and workshops for youth and all ages.

3.  Community Engagement: Participate in community efforts that prevent violence and develop community and nonviolence among youth, such as the Youth Violence Prevention Task Force; Connect with groups engaged in political struggle and nonviolent direct action in Santa Cruz County and local region.

4.  Fundraising: Take primary responsibility to write the annual grant that funds this position, and seek other grant sources to augment and complement that funding; Organize other fundraising activities to support Project ReGeneration; Coordinate one major RCNV fundraising project each year.

ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (5-7 hours per week)

All staff will:

  • Commit to nonviolence and the mission of the Resource Center for Nonviolence.
  • Maintain regular office hours.
  • Actively participate in staff and Steering Committee meetings and retreats, RCNV programs, and special projects. Representation on sub-committees will be divided among staff.
  • Actively participate in fundraising for RCNV’s budget and operations.
  • Coordinate one major fundraising event and letter per year.
  • Update and maintain relevant areas of RCNV website
  • Commit to a mutually supportive and collegial working relationship with other staff and volunteers.
  • Maintain clear and regular communication with all staff.

NOTE: The first 3 months will include orientation to RCNV and training in Kingian Nonviolence or other nonviolence methods.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Commitment to nonviolence and core values of the Resource Center for Nonviolence
  • Familiarity with nonviolence and compatible methods of community organizing
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus
  • Team member who is committed to consensus decision-making and shared responsibilities
  • Demonstrated follow-through with responsibilities
  • Experience with nonviolence training methods a plus
  • Experience with non-profit or other organization a plus
  • Experience working or living with diverse persons or communities
  • Excellent social media and web skills, including WordPress,YouTube, Fb, Forums, Instagram, etc.
  • Excellent writing, editing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Flexible availability
  • Some college experience
  • One year’s work experience
  • At least one year commitment

TO APPLY:  Send a PDF of your resume and cover letter. In addition, respond to these questions: 1.What is your philosophy and practice of nonviolence? 2. Outline the skills and experience you would bring to this position. 3. How did you hear about this position?

SEND TO: rcnvhire  ( a t ) gmail   (  d o t ) com        The deadline for applications is Friday, February 12, 2016

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