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Position: West Side Food Justice Project Coordinator
Part time (20 hrs/week) – 2 year grant funded position
Hourly pay range: $16-$17 per hour DOQ
Benefits: monthly stipend for health insurance
Position close date: Open until filled.
The West Side Community Organization (WSCO) is an action oriented, neighborhood-based organization empowering our residents to participate in and advocate for solutions to West Side community issues. WSCO is the formal District 3 Planning Council for the West Side neighborhood of Saint Paul, MN.
Using a proactive, asset-based model for community economic development, the organization works to increase the civic participation of residents by initiating community driven projects, providing leadership development opportunities for youth and adults and by organizing residents to address civic issues. The organization works to promote a healthy natural and social environment by promoting urban agriculture, responsible energy and sustainable living. Finally, WSCO acts as a vehicle to inform issues concerning the “built” environment by convening partners around community development planning, engaging residents around equitable development.
The West Side Food Justice Project, which works to create systems change and strengthen the infrastructure for local, healthy food, is seeking a Project Coordinator. The position is responsible for providing overall coordination for the Project, including working with the Growing West Side Coalition to bring the West Side Farmers Market to capacity, supporting public policy efforts and pursuing land permanence for agriculture on the West Side. Primary duties include:
Three years related project management experience.
Demonstrate experience working in communities of color.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of issues relating to food justice and/or urban agriculture.
Bi-lingual in Spanish, Hmong, or Somali preferred.
Experience working with Farmers Markets preferred.
Other information: This is a two year grant funded position. The position reports to the Executive Director. Evening and weekend work required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until a qualified candidate is selected.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Elena Gaarder at email@example.com
On February 6 the St. Paul City Council unanimously adopted the 10 year West Side Community Plan as an amendment to the Saint Paul Comprehensive Plan. The culmination of a year and a half long neighborhood process, the West Side Community Plan provides a common vision for the next decade.
*Hosted by Neighborhood Development Alliance and West Side Community Organization*
Come to NeDA’s offices to:
• Learn about the ongoing Robert Street Transitway Alternatives study
• Discuss the project and your vision for transportation on the West Side
• Organize with your neighbors to influence the study outcomes
By gathering community input our neighborhood organizations can better influence the direction and outcomes of this project moving forward through 2013.
To RSVP or find out more, please call 651-293-1708
The West Side Initiative is a coordinated effort among community and institutional leaders to bring to life the objectives and strategies outlined in the West Side plan. To go to the the West Side Initiative home page, please follow this link.
The Robert Street Alternatives Analysis Study began this year and will run all the way through the end of 2013. The study aims to evaluate transit modes (light rail, street cars, bus rapid transit, etc.) and alignments (Robert St, Hwy 52, etc.) that will cost-effectively address the transportation needs for the study area.