Monday, June 18, 2007

 

Position Announcement

KATRINA WARRIORS/V-DAY
PROGRAM AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR


Katrina Warriors, an expanding feminist network that seeks to end violence against women and girls in New Orleans, and V-Day (
vday.org) seek an experienced community organizer and special events coordinator. This is a one-time, 10-month, full-time position in New Orleans starting on or around August 1, 2007.

The mission of the Katrina Warrior Program and Outreach Coordinator is to assist V-Day and the Katrina Warriors Council with coordination of local communities and events around the 10th Anniversary of V-Day taking place in New Orleans during Spring 2008. V To The 10th Fest will culminate during the weekend of April 12, 2008 at the New Orleans Arena and other sites around the Greater New Orleans area to celebrate ten years of V-Day and to launch the next ten years. The Saturday evening event will feature multilingual performances of "The Vagina Monologues"; a celebration of the victories of women from around the globe (Kenya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, Congo, Pakistan, Iceland, Bosnia, etc.); video testimonials from young activists; up-to-date reports from women on the ground in areas of conflict; inspiration from world leaders. Throughout the weekend, thousands of women and men will rally together and take the movement to the next level, expanding the V-Day model of empowerment for women and girls everywhere. The event will cut across movements gathering peace, environmental/ sustainability, racial justice, and sexual violence activists at one event. A highlight of the festival: Led by Nobel prize winner Wangari Maathai, participants will plant thousands of trees. The event will showcase the work of Katrina Warrior Network members and reflect to a global audience the knowledge, experiences, and needs of women and girls of New Orleans.

Women and men in the Greater New Orleans area are invited to organize festive cultural, educational, and transformative happenings of all sizes and varieties during the two weeks leading up to April 12, 2008 and submit them to the Festival calendar. "V to the 10th" events will help facilitate appropriate conversations among self-defined communities throughout Greater New Orleans about stopping violence against our women and girls. The Katrina Warrior Council also strongly wishes for many "V to the 10th" events that celebrate and critically engage the global movement to end violence against women and girls.

Duties of the Katrina Warriors Program and Outreach Coordinator will include frequent communication with the V-Day Worldwide Campaign Director and the Katrina Warriors Council, frequent communication with the people and organizations who form local nodes of the Katrina Warrior Network, coordination and distribution of the V to the 10th Festival calendar, working with a designer on development the Katrina Warriors web space and daily operations of web space, local press relations, budget oversight, and training and coordination of outreach volunteers and supervision of outreach interns.

Duties *do not*involve oversight of the April 12, 2008 gala production of "The Vagina Monologues" at the New Orleans Arena.

The Katrina Warrior Program and Outreach Coordinator must possess the following skills and attributes:

Salary is competitive.

Application Process: Review of applications will begin July 1 and remain open until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed by members of the Katrina Warrior Council and by V-Day. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume (including contact information for three references) to: katrinawarriors@cox.net.


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