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Real Change is looking for responsible, committed people to help us fulfill our mission of organizing, educating, and building alliances to create solutions to homelessness and poverty. We exist to provide a voice to poor people in our community, and rely on volunteers and interns to keep the paper and our other programs operational.

Current Positions

Field Organizer – Satellite Locations

The Outreach Specialist is a part–time (20 hours per week), non-exempt position at Real Change reporting to the Program Manager. This position is responsible for supporting our expansion efforts in Kitsap and East King County by supporting vendors, our Satellite partner agencies, and the local communities.
Primary roles and responsibilities:

1. Vendor Support and Community Outreach (50%)
• Recruit potential vendors by working with social service agencies, providing direct outreach, and distributing marketing materials
• Support vendors to be successful in meeting their selling goals
• Assist vendors in identifying selling locations
• Conduct field visits to offer coaching and help vendors resolve turf conflicts
• Develop positive relationships with retailers and the public
• Make presentations to social service agencies, potential customers and vendors, (e.g. churches, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, political groups, feed centers, etc)
• Represent Real Change in the community as needed

2. Satellite Agency Support (30%)
• Support and train satellite volunteers and employees (including use of database)
• Assist in upholding Code of Conduct at satellite locations
• Coordinate and support satellite vendor orientations and gatherings
• Coordinate weekly paper and cash exchanges

3. Administrative and Documentation (20%)
• Serve as point person for communities agencies seeking information about the Real Change Vendor Program in Kitsap and East King Counties
• Track and report monthly encounters with vendors and community members
• Participate in monthly Program Committee meetings with the goal of sharing information, determining progress and identifying next steps to ensure successful expansion
• Participate in weekly vendor staff meetings with the goal of sharing information, creating policy and resolving vendor issues
• Participate in bi-weekly Real Change staff meetings

• Strong knowledge and commitment to Real Change
• Experience in community advocacy or sales
• Experience working with homeless and low income population
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Demonstrate an aptitude for project management
• Good attention to detail
• Ability to take direction and work independently
• Demonstrated commitment to economic justice

Compensation: $12.67—$14.91 per hour

To apply send cover letter, resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 11th, 2014. Priority consideration for the position will be given to current or past Real Change vendors in good standing. Real Change is a diverse and inclusive workplace and women, people of color and people with direct experience with poverty and/or homelessness are encouraged to apply. NO PHONE CALLS.

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