Job Vacancy – Wake Education Advocates Network Coordinator of “Great Schools Initiative”


1. JOB VACANCY

Wake Education Advocates Network

Coordinator of “Great Schools Initiative”

July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010

Contract Position

Wake Education Advocates (WEA), a network of organizations and individuals working for

educational equity in Wake County, seeks a six-month contract-based coordinator of the Great

Schools Initiative (GSI). This is an initiative to promote civic engagement and community

advocacy related to issues of diversity, equity and adequacy in education in Wake County

public schools. The goal of GSI is to empower those most impacted by school assignment

changes—low-income students and students of color and their families—to advocate for diversity

and equity in education. We expect the coordinating activities for GIS to be time intensive and

require an average of 40 hours a week. Compensation is $26,000 plus no more than $1,000 in

travel and expenses.

The YWCA of the Greater Triangle serves as the fiscal agent for GSI and will manage the

contracting process, fiscal management and grants administration. The Coordinator will work

closely with and be supervised by the YWCA. The Coordinator will be expected to work from

the YWCA 3-4 days a week.

Job responsibilities of the Coordinator:

1. Responsible for coordination, planning, communication, oversight and evaluation of all

activities and services relating to GSI from July 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.

2. Make weekly reports to GSI steering committee.

3. Work closely with the YWCA Director of Advocacy and Community Initiatives to manage

and implement grant requirements.

4. Work with GSI work groups and steering committee to develop short-term work plans,

benchmarks and budgets.

5. Regularly communicate with GSI workgroups and ensure workgroup tasks are completed.

6. Write and maintain all meeting minutes, grant reports, project reports and other relevant

documentation related to the project.

7. Manage the day-to-day operations involved in WEA efforts.

8. Participate in staff development meetings, and other appropriate training as designated.

9. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Minimum of two years relevant professional experience in community advocacy and

organizing

2. Strong facilitation, diplomacy and organizational skills

3. Well-organized, extremely detail oriented, able to meet deadlines and work independently

4. Strong written, verbal, and computer skills

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5. Experience with anti-oppression work and concepts (a power analysis related to race,

age, gender, class and other significant social themes) and a demonstrated commitment

to social and economic justice

6. Knowledge of Wake County community and education issues

Please submit cover letter, resume or CV and two references via email to

bburge@ywcatriangle.org.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. People of color are encouraged to apply.

2. Request for Proposals

NORTH CAROLINA ENERGY OFFICE

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

TRAINING FOR N.C. ENERGY CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS (RECOVERY FUNDS)

The North Carolina Energy Office issues this request for proposals from contractors to develop, implement, and execute a program to train North Carolina Code Enforcement Officers on the North Carolina Energy Conservation Code. Funds for this program come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and are intended to result in significant and sustained job creation and energy efficiency. The selected contractor will work with the Energy Office and the N.C. Department of Insurance to approve training materials and instructors. Proposals should include the following: 1) develop training content and material for the 2009 N.C. Energy Conservation Code; 2) delivery of training to code enforcement officers in all jurisdictions of the state; 3) develop an online training program; 4) create, develop and write a tutorial on the 2012 N.C. Energy Conservation Code; 5) develop a method to verify code enforcement compliance with the 2009 North Carolina Energy Conservation Code. The focus of these efforts shall be to build long-term understanding of the code requirements and lasting capabilities to meet or exceed all required Energy Code standards and promote energy conservation.  Sealed proposals subject to the conditions of this RFP will be received until 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010.  A copy of the RFP can be found online at: https://www.ips.state.nc.us/IPS/AGENCY/PDF/07521900.pdf.  Questions must be submitted in writing or by e-mail to: Allison Tart, Purchasing & Contracts Officer, N.C. Dept. of Commerce, 30` N. Wilmington St., Room 586; Raleigh, N.C. 27601 or atart@nccommerce.com no later than Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. 

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