harriet tubman community organizing position (multi-city)
January 11, 2008 § Leave a comment
The Harriet Tubman Center for the Recruitment and Training of Organizers
is offering its second summer of entry-level positions.
Full-time, paid field training last from June 1st to August 31st. Upon successful completion of the training, the Tubman Center works to secure a 6-month fellowship that will lead to a permanent position as an organizer.
Kalamazoo, Michigan Battle Creek, Michigan Detroit, Michigan Saginaw, Michigan
Upstate New York: Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, Niagara Falls
Washington , DC ]
Find out more!
Information Session on Wednesday 16th from 5-6pm, in 1427 Mason Hall.
Interviews on Thursday January 17th all day (8:30am – 4:30). Sign up online at the Career Center Website, or at the information session.
Please send resume and cover letters to R.Ann.Tanner@gmail.com. Application attached.
Harriet Tubman Center interns work in pairs to complete a total of four public actions in the course of three months. After a week of intensive classroom training, interns will build relationships with community members, find and develop leaders, and bring the community into the democratic process to make decisions regarding their community.
Qualities. He/she must demonstrate the ability to-
1. Build relationships in the public arena systematically and strategically.
2. Discover and articulate self-interest in potential leaders.
3. Cut issues, strategize and move groups of people into action.
4. Work with community leaders, including pastors, lay persons, government officials, and others to create plans.
5. Identify potential leaders, proposition and move them toward training.
6. Reflect on the process of organizing.
7. Develop and agitate within the context of a staff team.
8. Take training from mentors and supervisors.