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Stand for Children Job Opening in Colorado--for Those With No Conscience

Stand for Children is two separate organizations: a 501(c)(4) grassroots advocacy organization, Stand for Children, and a 501(c)(3) leadership and training organization, Stand for Children Leadership Center. With national offices in Portland and Boston, the two entities are jointly led by CEO Jonah Edelman. Currently, Stand for Children has seven state affiliates: Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington, and has plans to expand.

Watch out! They may be moving in on your state soon.

In a mid-December article in Substance, Jim Vail documented the way Stand for Children dumped money into the Illinois elections in November 2010. Vail points to other actions by this group funded by the billionaires' club.

And now we see that although Waiting for Superman was shut out of Oscar nomination, the billionaires are reviving it as a way to influence parents in Denver. . . with an emphasis, it seems, on Latino parents.

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Title: Community Outreach Coordinator
Position Type: Part Time
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Location: Denver, CO
Date: 3/3/2011
Position ID: 104

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Stand for Children seeks a motivated individual to join our team to organize house parties in the Metro Denver Area in order to engage parents, educators, and community members in discussions centered around, and stemming from, the film Waiting for Superman.

The Organizations:

The Stand for Children family consists of two separate organizations テ「 Stand for Children, a grassroots membership lobby for children exempt under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, and Stand for Children Leadership Center, a leadership development organization exempt under section 501(c)(3).

Stand for Children is an independent political voice for students whose mission is to help all children get the excellent public education and strong support they need to thrive. To date, Stand for Childrenテ「冱 nine state affiliates (AZ, CO, IL, IN, MA, OR, TN, TX, WA) have won more than one hundred victories that have impacted the lives of more than two million children, including playing a key role in passing important education reform legislation in five states in 2010. Stand for Children organizes parents, educators, and other concerned community members, builds broad coalitions, utilizes a range of communications strategies, and utilizes staff and contract lobbying capacity in order to:

テつキEnact education reforms at the state and local level (including reforms that increase teacher and principal effectiveness, support school autonomy with accountability, and expand instructional time) that improve student achievement and close the achievement gap;

テつキHelp elect strong local school board members, state legislators, and statewide elected officials who champion public schools;[1]

テつキAchieve strategic statewide K-12 investments and ensures local school districts spend those dollars wisely;

テつキCampaign for referenda and needed school construction bonds and operating levies.

Stand for Children Leadership Centerテ「冱 mission is to develop leaders who use the power of grassroots action to help all children get the excellent public education and strong support they need to thrive. Stand Leadership Center engages parents, educators, and other concerned community members by:

テつキTraining them on how to join together to become more effective advocates for children;

テつキEducating them on issues that impact children and schools;

テつキProviding them with the tools to develop solutions for children in their local and statewide communities.

The Position:

Stand for Children seeks an outstanding individual to work with current members and other individuals motivated by the film Waiting for Superman to manage, promote, and facilitate house parties in Colorado. In doing so, they will engage the public in discussions surrounding public education and steps necessary to ensure improved results for all children.

Responsibilities will include:

テつキSeeking out and responding to individuals interested in holding house parties to discuss the state of public education and watch the film Waiting for Superman; this includes, but is not limited to: responding to individuals who sign up via online websites and networking with Standテ「冱 existing contacts to encourage as many house parties as possible;

テつキSetting up meetings with those individuals interested, recruiting volunteers to hold house parties; acting as point of contact for individuals who host house parties;

テつキFacilitating screenings and discussions for diverse groups across Colorado;

テつキReaching defined goals for number of individuals recruited, house parties held, and attendees, as well as other measurable outcomes to be jointly determined;

テつキParticipating in check-ins with the Communications Director to review actions, discuss and refine goals, provide a venue for questions, and plan for upcoming schedule.

Qualifications and Qualities:

* Strong commitment to and alignment with Stand for Children and Stand for Children Leadership Center's shared vision for improving public schools;

* Excellent communication skills required; must be comfortable speaking in public;

* Excellent writing skills required;

* Strong drive to get results; must be persistent and resilient in the face of challenges;

* Ability to work independently and be pro-active and self-motivated; strong project management and organizational skills necessary;

* A learning orientation and an ability to embrace and incorporate direct feedback required;

* Experience working in the public education system a plus;

* Experience working with diverse populations a plus;

* Fluency in Spanish (written and oral) a plus;

* Willingness to work flexible hours including 1-2 evenings per week and occasional weekends; full-time access to a car;

* This position will require occasional in-state travel.


Pay is highly competitive, commensurate with experience. The Community Outreach Coordinator is a part-time position. The Coordinator would commit to working through June 2011, with the potential to continue post-June, contingent on volume of demand for house parties in Colorado.

To Apply:

Stand for Children and Stand for Children Leadership Center are equal opportunity employers and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply for this temporary position, please go to http://stand.org/careers to fill out our online application, including uploading your resume and a thoughtful cover letter. Due to the high volume of applications, we regretfully are only able to contact those applicants who have been granted an interview. No calls please.

[1] These activities are conducted exclusively on behalf of Stand for Children, subject to applicable law.

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