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Secular Student Alliance Hiring Northern California Campus Organizer

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The Secular Student Alliance is seeking applicants for a part-time Regional Campus Organizer (RCO). This is an hourly position with a high degree of independence and responsibility.

While approximately half of the work for this position can be done from any location of the Regional Campus Organizer's choosing, the other half will involve working directly on campuses in northern California.

Strong candidates will have direct experience with campus activism. Someone with experience leading or helping to lead a student group would be an especially strong candidate. An ideal candidate will have experience with atheist, freethought or humanist activism, but any experience with campus activism will be helpful. She or he will have excellent speaking and writing skills. The candidate will enjoy collaborating with people of different ages, ethnic groups, sexual orientations, and philosophical or political beliefs.

The RCO will help organize and support students who do not see theism as the source of morality--this includes atheists, agnostics, humanists, brights, rationalists and other non-theists. Duties will include working in person and remotely with student groups on campuses in the northern California area to improve their operations, provide them with resources and network them with each other and the broader secular movement. The RCO will also work to start groups on campuses without groups via flyering, tabling and networking. The position will involve some traveling, public speaking, record keeping, lots of phone and email communication, and some possible resource development.

The RCO will be willing to work 15 to 20 hours each week, often on evenings and sometimes weekends, and will set this position as a high priority. Accommodations can be made for exam weeks and other busy times, as long as ample advanced notice is given. The position pays $10 an hour. Candidates must be willing and able to travel to campuses located in northern California on a regular basis. All travel costs will be covered by the Secular Student Alliance. Candidates should be able to provide strong work and activism references. The RCO will need to answer phone calls and e-mails promptly, unless on pre-arranged leave.

The RCO will work very closely with our full-time Field Director who is based at our headquarters in Albany, NY. The RCO will work in the northern California area. Most communication with the SSA will be via telephone, instant messenger and e-mail. However, the RCO will need to travel to Albany for training. We will work to ensure that this travel does not interrupt the RCO's academic schedule. As with all travel, all expenses will be covered by the Secular Student Alliance.

There are many intangible benefits to this position. You will have the option to do at least some of the work in the comfort of your own home. You will have the opportunity to make enormous progress in furthering freethought and humanist goals. You will gain job experience involving more responsibility and independence than most jobs for college students offer. Finally, the RCO position is a potential springboard to an ongoing career in the freethought and humanist movement.

The Secular Student Alliance hopes to select a Regional Campus Organizer in mid February 2008 and have him or her start shortly thereafter. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so apply soon.

Our mission is to organize, unite, educate and serve students and student communities that promote the ideals of scientific and critical inquiry, democracy, secularism, and human-based ethics. The best candidates will have a passionate, personal desire to see the realization of this mission. This position is being funded by the Humanist Community, the Vital Spark Foundation, and the American Humanist Association.

The SSA was founded in 2000 and is a registered 501(c)(3) educational non-profit. You can learn more about the Secular Student Alliance at http://www.secularstudents.org.

If you would like to apply for this position, please e-mail Campus Organizer at [email protected] with your name, address, phone number, best times to call, and the text of your resume in the body of your email. Please keep the formatting (e.g. bold, italics, off sets) to a minimum. Please do not send attachments. We will send a list of screening questions to help us learn more about you.

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