Led by residents and the greater Central community, Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO) works to support and strengthen the Central neighborhood in the areas of community building, economic development, sustainability and housing through engaged and informed action, fostering a neighborhood where everyone can thrive. More information can be found at: www.thecentralneighborhood.com
CANDO is seeking an Community Economic Development Organizer to advance CANDO’s efforts to negotiate a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) with the Seward Community Co-op. CANDO is interested in supporting the new, “Friendship Store” be successful. However, we are also interested in assuring that our neighbors and community also benefit from the co-op moving into the neighborhood. We would like to see many of our neighbors working in the new co-op, as well as making the food more affordable to the large percentage of neighbors who wouldn’t be able to buy their groceries there.
The Community Economic Development Organizer would also have the task of connecting our neighbors to our partnering agencies that provide employment and job placement programming. This position will help connect neighbors to jobs at the new co-op and other sites in the community.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Qualifications: CANDO is seeking a candidate that is passionate about community economic development and who has some experience designing and implementing a social media strategy and community organizing. This is a contract position and as such, contractor is expected to fulfil the agreed upon outcomes within the time-frame identified.
This contract position will be a commitment of, 15- 25 hours per week for 6 – 9 months (and beyond, funding-dependent). The rate will be $17-20/hour, depending on qualifications. Hours are also negotiable. Contractor will report to the Executive Director.
Applicants should send a cover letter (maximum length of 1 page) describing why you would be a good fit for this position, as well as a resume (maximum length of two pages) to: firstname.lastname@example.org by July 28, 2015 for first consideration. Applicants will be reviewed as their materials are received, so you are encouraged to submit your application at your earliest convenience. Closing date: Open until filled.