[permaculture] Going Local- Jobs in MD

Katherine Steele kat at steelemoon.com
Mon Apr 19 14:16:40 EDT 2004


ORGANIZATION: Michael Shuman - community development projects.
POSITION: Associate Director
LOCATION: Takoma Park, MD
WEBSITE: www.igc.org
Michael Shuman, author of Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant 
Communities in a Global Age (Routledge, 2000), is looking to hire an
associate to help lead, develop, and administer a variety of community 
development projects. These projects include
launching a community-friendly poultry company on the eastern shore of 
Maryland called Bay Friendly Chicken (BFC),
creating a small-business venture-capital fund in New Mexico, building 
buy-local enterprises in Maine and upstate New York,
and preparing newsletters, articles, studies, and books on innovations 
about local living economies and small business.
Roughly half the job will be to carry out a U.S. Department of 
Agriculture grant to Bay Friendly Chicken – specifically to
finalize the business plan, create a web site, prepare weekly “e-zines” 
on the poultry industry, and sell the firm’s stock to small
investors in Maryland. A quarter of the job will be to undertake 
research and writing for the other projects. The remaining
quarter will be administrative – updating databases, answering calls 
and e-mails, corresponding, reporting, bookkeeping, and
filing. A one-year commitment is required, though the job could last 
longer.
Applicants should have at least a bachelors degree (preferably a 
masters, or higher), with a specialization and experience in
some aspect of community development, finance, or business start-up. 
Strong writing skills (preferably demonstrated through
prior publications) are required, along with a strong interest (and 
preferably experience) in social ventures and other
entrepreneurial initiatives. Also a plus are skills in MS-Office, 
electronic communication, and web site building. (Salary $35-40k)
To Apply: Send cover note, resume, and published writing samples to 
Michael Shuman by e-mail (shuman at igc.org) or land
mail (7006 Carroll Ave, Suite 204, Takoma Park, MD 20912).

ORGANIZATION: Community Ventures
POSITION: Smart Growth Project Director
LOCATION: Takoma Park, MD
WEBSITE: www.igc.org
Community Ventures, a nonprofit project of the Tides Center based in 
downtown Takoma Park, is looking to hire a project
director to coordinate a national effort to bring together the 
educational-equity and smart-growth movements. Under a grant
from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the project seeks to foster 
cutting-edge policy ideas, and to forge a powerful new
coalition. It will help smart-growth advocates appreciate the 
importance of strong public schools, and help educational-equity
advocates appreciate the importance of new smart growth and community 
development strategies. The Project Director will
prepare papers, coordinate national events and conferences, and 
undertake outreach with leading smart growth and
educational organizations. The position will entail research, writing, 
organizing, political strategizing, administration, and
supervising interns. While funding for the position is for only one 
year, the Project Director will be encouraged to conceive,
fundraise for, and lead follow -on initiatives. Community Ventures 
engages in innovative projects across the country to
promote strong community economies rooted in locally owned business and 
economic self-reliance. Other ongoing projects
include creating a community-friendly poultry business in Eastern 
Maryland, forming a small-business venture-capital fund in
New Mexico, and coordinating grassroots economic visioning projects in 
Maine and upstate New York.
Applicants should have at least BA (though preferably an MA, or 
higher), with a specialization in education policy, urban
planning, or community development. Strong writing and communication 
skills, with published policy or press pieces, are
required, along with a proven track record of building diverse 
coalitions. (Salary $35-40k)
To Apply: Send cover note, resume, and published writing samples to 
Michael Shuman, director of Community Ventures, by
e-mail (shuman at igc.org) or land mail (7006 Carroll Ave, Suite 204, 
Takoma Park, MD 20912).




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