Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Craigslist 2007 Posting for Job with Smoke-Free St. Louis City

David Kuneman sent me this craigslist Smoke-Free St. Louis job posting from December 2007.
Keep St. Louis Free is definitely up against hired guns! Are the leaders of Smoke-Free St. Louis City even from St. Louis?

Job Summary:

Provide direction and coordination to a newly formed coalition in the City of St. Louis. Smoke-Free St. Louis City is a coalition of concerned citizens and organizations working to educate the community and local decision makers on the dangers of secondhand smoke and the ill health effects smoking in bars, restaurants and the workplace brings; with the long term goal of a smoke-free policy in St. Louis City that protects the health of all our city's citizens. Position is full-time and includes competitive salary and benefits.


• build relationships with key leaders in the community on behalf of the Coalition

• plan and facilitate Coalition meetings, grassroots/media events and trainings

• create and execute a plan to recruit, engage and retain supporters and coalition members

• conduct and coordinate one-on-one meetings with community organizations and individuals

• arrange and manage paid and earned media efforts

• assist with and maintain a fundraising plan and infrastructure that includes individual donor solicitation, grants and fundraising events

• implement individualized media training for spokespeople

• oversee and manage the overall cohesiveness of the Coalition and its efforts

Knowledge, Skills, Requirements:

• Approachable, organized, self-starter, and task-oriented.

• Bachelor's degree in related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of 2-3 years of related experience.

• Working knowledge of how to implement an aggressive grassroots plan, including grassroots advocacy and media advocacy.

• Knowledge of, and experience with volunteer recruitment.

• Understand and be effective in the city's diverse environment- St. Louis City resident preferred.

• Media advocacy and/or electoral campaign experience are helpful.

• Prior fundraising experience/knowledge helpful.

• Ability to analyze and integrate information from relevant sources and make appropriate decisions.

• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and the demonstrated ability to work with diverse individuals and groups and in a team.

• Handles self in a professional manner at all times and takes responsibility for delivering on personal and organizational commitments.

• Ability to respond to changing circumstances and priorities in a positive and focused manner. • Proficient knowledge in Microsoft office and other software applications, Internet based applications and computer equipment.

• In-depth knowledge of how to use and maximize the potential of MySpace, Facebook and the Internet with the ability to create, maintain and effectively utilize the capabilities of these sites.

• Non-smoker.

Location: St. Louis, MO

Compensation: competitive

Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.