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[greenyes] FW: CTBC National Campaign Coordinator Needed: Deadline Extended

Request For Proposals: 9/24/04
Please circulate widely.

CTBC National Campaign Coordinator
The Computer Take Back Campaign (CTBC) is a diverse coalition of
environmental and social justice activists. CTBC's goal is to protect
the health and well being of electronics users, workers, and the
communities where electronics are produced and discarded. The campaign
advocates requiring consumer electronics manufacturers and brand owners
to take full responsibility for the life cycle of their products. To
accomplish this goal, CTBC is working to establish extended producer
responsibility (EPR), or producer takeback, as the policy tool to
promote sustainable production and consumption of consumer electronics
(all products with a circuit board). Our growing network currently
consists of dozens of grassroots organizations dedicated to the
environment, health, labor, and social justice.
CTBC operates in North America without an in-house staff and instead
operates with the support of individuals from many organizations. The
internal CTBC organizing structure is comprised of 4 working groups, an
Executive Committee that coordinates the working groups and facilitates
the execution of campaign strategies and projects, and a Steering
Committee that oversees the financial decisions and sets the larger
agenda for the campaign.
The Computer Take Back Campaign seeks an energetic and experienced
leader to work in a leadership team to take significant responsibility
for our campaign's coherence and efficiency, and to help us capitalize
on rapidly emerging opportunities to dramatically increase the
effectiveness of our network.
A. Coordinator reports to the Steering Committee

B. Campaign Management & Coordination
*Participate with the Steering Committee in establishing the direction
and strategy of the campaign;
*Monitoring the overall health and functioning of the campaign, and
participating in problem solving, mid-course steering and conflict
*Coordinating and circulating Steering Committee and Executive Committee
agendas and notices in a timely fashion;
*Facilitation of Steering Committee, and participation in Executive
Committee and Working Group conference calls;
*Monitoring progress of campaign objectives, and ensuring that long and
short-term deadlines and objectives are met;
*Actively advancing policies addressing social equity and the promotion
of diversity within the campaign;
*Coordinating strategic planning by developing our campaign strategy and
analyzing it for effectiveness, while overseeing its execution within
the campaign Working Groups;
*Convene quick response and conference calls;
*Supporting the operations of the Working Groups and operationalizing
the Working Group structure;
*Serving as a liaison between the different working groups and facets of
the campaign;
*Identifying needs and challenges in workgroups and campaign-wide;
*Work with campaign leaders to strengthen the linkages to international
*Working with staff/leaders to facilitate effective responses to
opportunities and challenges;
*Manage consultants with the support from campaign leadership;
*Actively participate in grant-writing and fundraising as required;
*Developing indicators of programmatic and fundraising success and
tracking progress; setting fundraising goals.

C. Campaign Communication and Outreach (internal and external)
*Oversee development of website to improve functionality as an
organizing tool;
*Coordinate coverage of media opportunities and develop a media plan for
events, media releases, etc; act as a "spokesperson" for CTBC;
*Expanding the network of CTBC;
*Oversee laying plans for state and/or national (if needed) legislative
*Seeking out and engaging coalition partners to build the coalition;
*Maintain "quality control" of all formal communications, statements,
reports, messages, etc. that CTBC releases to the public.

Required Qualifications(must be met before consideration is made)
*At least 5-10 years experience in the environmental, social justice or
public interest arena, with at least 3 years service as a senior manager
(ie: President, Vice President, Operations Director, Executive Director
or Program Director), or equivalent;
*At least 5 years experience in state and/or national policy work
(including a hands-on understanding of state and national legislative
procedures) or equivalent.

Supplementary Qualifications
*Experience in fundraising, managing balanced budgets, and grant writing
*Experience working on a corporate campaign preferred or equivalent;
*Demonstrated knowledge of campaign development with a variety of
non-profit campaigns preferred;
*Solid understanding of and experience with non-profit operations and
finances, with experience in managing an annual operating budget of
$500,000 or more;
*Collaborative leadership style, willing to share information and
decision making process with Steering Committee and Working Groups;
*Demonstrated ability to assess campaign and professional development
*Experience with program development and management desired;
*Experience with progressive advocacy non-profits desired;
*Knowledge of the electronic waste problem and the Producer Take Back
policy solution preferred, with the capacity to be brought up-to-speed
*Background in environmental advocacy in general, and more specifically
in corporate/producer responsibility issues, preferred;
*Ability to connect with a broad network of interests (ranging from
corporate environmental Vice Presidents to low-scale "e-scrap"
recyclers) represented within the electronics, recycling, and Producer
Take Back arena preferred.

* Demonstrated ability to work creatively and effectively with diverse
*Excellent communication skills, including the ability to articulate
campaign messages to the media (should be able to craft intelligent
messages to the media through press releases, and also be able to
field spontaneous press calls);
*Experience working in a multicultural/international team setting;
*An understanding of the politics of progressive non-profits;
*An understanding of non-profit management;
*Excellent writing skills, including drafting media releases;
*Ability to prioritize, multi-task and problem-solve in fast paced,
dynamic work environment.

Location and Staffing

This position is open to people located throughout the U.S. (no specific

Competitive non-profit rate, including benefits package.

Please include three (3) references, each of which should include the
name, affiliation (company or organization name), phone number, e-mail,
and mailing address of the contact person.

To apply:
Send a resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Kara Reeve, CTBC Interim Coordinator

No calls, please.
Application deadline: November 15, 2004
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