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Critical Resistance is hiring for two national staff positions! We are looking for a National Campaign and Director and a National Communications Director. Both job descriptions are pasted below and attached to this email.

Please help us find great, experienced people to add to our national staff. Applicants who are a good fit for both jobs should apply for each job separately.

The deadline for applications is MAY 1, 2009. Please direct any questions to: hiring@criticalresistance.org


-Ari


JOB OPENING:

National Campaign Director

Application Deadline: 5pm (Pacific Time), May 1, 2009

Critical Resistance (CR), a national grassroots organization working to end the prison industrial complex (PIC), seeks a National Campaign Director to increase CR’s organizational impact and profile by working with CR members and allies to develop and implement campaigns and projects designed to end the PIC. This position will include a 12-month training period in our National Office in Oakland, CA, and regular travel will be required.

Responsibilities and Duties:

· Represent CR in local, statewide, and national coalition work.

· Contribute to the development and growth of PIC abolition campaigns throughout Critical Resistance.

· Review and update CR Training and Toolkit on Campaign Development and Progress as needed.

· Conduct training workshops on campaign development and strategy sessions with CR members and allies.

· Develop CR literature, reports, organizing tools to support campaigns and projects.

· Work with chapters to evaluate the progress and outcomes of campaigns and projects.

· Train chapters on effective coalition-building strategies and tactics.

· Visit chapters regularly to assist with networking and campaign resources in their area.

· Participate in organizational programming as needed such as: fundraising, attending rallies or protests; participating in planning for CR conferences; working with CR chapters on local organizing.

· Represent and promote CR at meetings, conferences, and other public settings.

· Participate in national and local working groups and decision-making.

· Serve as a staff liaison to 2 to 3 chapters.

· Support volunteers and interns.

· Provide some organizational administrative support.

· Additional duties, as needed.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate experience in:

· Developing and coordinating successful campaigns and projects

· Understanding of and commitment to prison industrial complex abolition

· Excellent written and oral communication skills

· Training and group facilitation

· Ability to balance multiple responsibilities well, to set priorities, and follow work plans

· Willingness and ability to seek out relevant work and allies for building partnerships and coalitions

· Being accountable to multiple organizers in a non-hierarchical organization

· Supporting interns and volunteers

· Basic computer skills (word processing, database, and some financial software a plus)

· Willingness to travel

· Public Speaking

· Spanish language skills a plus

· Former prisoners are especially encouraged to apply

This position is full time (40 hours per week equivalent).

Salary is $40,000 per year, plus good benefits and vacation.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample (5 pages maximum) via email (Word documents or PDF files, please) to: hiring@criticalresistance.org.

Or send hard copy applications to:

Critical Resistance Hiring Committee

1904 Franklin St., Suite 504

Oakland, CA, 94612

(applications will not be accepted by fax)

Please send any questions regarding the position to hiring@criticalresistance.org



JOB OPENING:

National Communications Director

Application Deadline: 5pm (Pacific Time), May 1, 2009

Critical Resistance (CR), a national grassroots organization working to end the prison industrial complex (PIC), seeks a National Communications Director to increase CR’s national impact and profile by working with CR members and allies to develop and implement communications plans and projects designed to end the PIC and promote the idea of PIC abolition nationally. This position will include a 12-month training period in our National Office in Oakland, CA, and regular travel will be required.

Position Description:

The Communications Director will work with Critical Resistance members, staffers, and allies, to create, plan and implement communications and media activities to gain national and local coverage for Critical Resistance and its activities. The Communications Director will also facilitate communication among CR members organization-wide and within CR’s coalitions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and support creation of press releases, statements, fact sheets, PSAs, and other press materials.
  • Serve as point-of-contact for media inquiries and connect reporters to pertinent people. Call reporters to pitch stories and field calls from the media.
  • Develop and maintain a national media contacts database.
  • Train CR members to develop and implement media strategies, and identify media resources in their areas.
  • Conduct research to develop fact sheets, talking points, media relations, and programmatic materials as needed.
  • Facilitate CR members’ coordination, implementation, and publicity for press events and other chapter activities.
  • Assist in developing and circulating organizational media including newspapers and newsletters, websites, books, and radio programming.
  • Facilitate internal organizational communication at local and national levels.
  • Represent and promote CR at meetings, conferences, and other public settings
  • Participate in organizational programming as needed including: fundraising, attending rallies or protests; participating in planning CR conferences; working with CR chapters on local organizing projects.
  • Participate in national and local working groups and decision-making.
  • Serve as a staff liaison to 2 to 3 chapters.
  • Support volunteers and interns.
  • Provide some organizational administrative support
  • Additional duties, as needed

Applicants must be able to demonstrate experience in:

· Developing and coordinating successful media campaigns and communications strategies

· Understanding of and commitment to prison industrial complex abolition

· Excellent written and oral communication skills

· Training and group facilitation

· Ability to balance multiple responsibilities well, to set priorities, and follow work plans

· Willingness and ability to seek out relevant work and allies for building partnerships and coalitions

· Being accountable to multiple organizers in a non-hierarchical organization

· Supporting interns and volunteers

· Working with computers including updating websites, email groups and listservs, word processing, and database management (some financial software a plus)

· Willingness to travel

· Public Speaking

· Spanish language skills a plus

Former prisoners are especially encouraged to apply

This position is full time (40 hours per week equivalent).

Salary is $40,000 per year, plus good benefits and vacation.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample (5 pages maximum) via email (Word documents or PDF files, please) to: hiring@criticalresistance.org.

Or send hard copy applications to:

Critical Resistance Hiring Committee

1904 Franklin St., Suite 504

Oakland, CA, 94612

(applications will not be accepted by fax)

Please send any questions regarding the position to hiring@criticalresistance.org

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