Mon 21 Dec 2015 6:27PM

Hiring a Lead Organizer

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Aaron proposed the job description and compensation for a part time project manager for the convergence. It was agreed by the organizers present, and a hiring sub-committee is formed to screen and interview applicants. The sub-committee members are: Aaron, YaVette and Chong Kee.


Chong Kee Tan Mon 21 Dec 2015 6:27PM

Hiring a Living the New Economy Oakland 2016 Organizer


• Dec. 19 – Dec. 31, 2015: Distribute job description among social networks
• Jan. 10, 2016: Deadline to apply
• Jan. 11-15, 2016: Assess candidates / schedule interviews
• Jan. 19-22, 2016: Interview candidates
• Jan. 25-29, 2016: Check references, conference call, make offer to start on Feb. 1, 2016


Base salary (contracted organizer) $13,050.00 30 hrs. / wk. over 8 mos. at $12.50/hr
Commissions (50% of advance tix + sponsorships/ads sold, assuming 60% sold by Lead Organizer) $10,500.00

Agreement to split proceeds of any advance tickets and sponsorships/ad sold by contracted organizers


Lead Organizer

Key Responsibilities:

• Schedule and draft agendas for regular meetings
• Take notes, co-facilitate, and track key decision made at regular meetings
• Prompt/assist collaborative members with completing tasks between meetings
• Ensure that convergence program, activities, and tracks
• Manage budget, pay vendors, solicit donations
• Maintain a strong online/social media presence
• Craft content for outreach/promotional messages and online media
• Fundraise: sell advance tickets and secure sponsorships/ads
• Secure promotional spots/ad placement for convergence
• Put in place convergence logistics plan with assigned persons for each task
• Prepare print materials for convergence: program, badges, other collateral
• Co-coordinate “day-of” activities with collaborative members and volunteers


• Prior community organizing experience, ideally for 3+ years
• Clear communicator, verbally and written
• Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred (though not required)
• Proficiency with online document sharing platforms (GoogleDocs, Loomio, etc.)
• Social media and/or popular communications experience
• Connections/networks with Oakland/Bay Area social justice and environmental advocates
• Facilitation/group coordination experience, ideally in a leadership capacity
• Commitment to working with diverse communities across race/ethnicity, class, gender identity/sexual orientation, with an ability to unify people toward common goals
• Logistics/event coordination experience, ideally for large groups of people


Desire Johnson-Forte Tue 22 Dec 2015 12:27AM

Has the job announcement been released? Would like to be able to share it on DowntownTAY.org Jobs+Opportunity page and with the Mills College community. Thanks


Chong Kee Tan Fri 8 Jan 2016 6:52PM

Hi Desire, not yet. The hiring sub com is meeting today to finalize the announcement.


Chong Kee Tan Fri 8 Jan 2016 7:58PM

This is the announcement file that we work on collectively: