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Job Opportunity - Part-Time Community Organizer

Posted: January 12, 2010

Karen Bergbower & Associates (KBA) is a prevention, assessment, counseling, and consulting group based in Brighton, MI. KBA is seeking an energetic part-time Community Organizer to mobilize the Ypsilanti community, including its residents and organizations, to reduce adult binge drinking. The primary objective of the organizer will be to work with existing structures to establish a self-sufficient coalition using environmental prevention strategies.

The deadline for applications is Monday, January 18th

For more information, please read on -

Job Responsibilities
The organizer's primary responsibilities will include:
- Gain awareness of the target community
- Increase community awareness of alcohol related problems
- Identify, recruit and train key community members
- Assist in the estabilshment of a community coalition
- Prepare and provide timely and accurate reports
- Additional duties will be outlined by the WARP Project Coordinator and the Program Director

- Must be a current graduate majoring in Community Organizing
- Strong community outreach, organizing and engagement skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Clean driving record and reliable transportation
- Solid computer skills

Application Process
Interested applicants must apply by Monday, January 18, 2010. Please email or fax cover letter, resume and references to:

Denise Geroux, President of Operations
Karen Bergbower & Associates
10291 Grand River, Suite B
Brighton, MI 48116
Fax: (810) 225-9579

Please put "Community Organizer" in the subject line when submitting an application.

Profile of the Ideal Candidate
- Dedication to hands-on, community-based prevention efforts
- Highly organized and adept at managing multiple demands based on priority and context
- Thrives in a grassroots, small team environment, and has an eye for creating and identifying solutions
- Must be able to take initiative on projects and handle constructive criticism
- Outcome-oriented and able to shift smoothly from working independently to collaborative efforts
- Maintains a high level of customer-focused professionalism
- Independently creates effective systems to achieve goals
- Possess a fearless approach to taking on new challenges
- Willing to work evenings and some weekends


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