Tuesday, August 10, 2010

LA City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl's Office

Field Representative
Office of Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl

Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl is looking for two field representatives to join his staff, serving the Westside of Los Angeles.

A City Council field representative represents the councilmember in various communities in the district, providing direct assistance to constituents, businesses, homeowners and tenant associations, and neighborhood councils. The Field Deputy also serves as liaisonbetween constituents and city departments for various policies and projects.

The ideal candidates will have: a passion for the community; a background in community organizing or working with community groups;demonstrated problem-solving and consensus-building skills; excellent communication and community-relations skills; a talent for multi-tasking; and an ability to work well as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of or background in government, especially Los Angeles City government, is a plus. Fluency in Spanish is required for one of the positions.

The positions will be based in the councilman’s field office on the Westside, and will report directly to the district director.

Responsibilities will include:

Attending meetings of local government and community groups, speaking on behalf of the Councilman, and reporting back with recommendations for action on issues of importance to the district.

Tracking district priorities as identified by the Councilman, recommending strategies for achieving those priorities, and executing
a plan. Identifying, planning, and coordinating community events for the Councilman, including advancing the event site and writing event memorandums, talking points, and preparing background information.

Maintaining an awareness and involvement in district affairs and issues, reporting to the Councilman and other staff as appropriate.
Interacting productively with people of diverse backgrounds and situations. Community organizing, specifically in the 11th District’s Latino neighborhoods.

The selected candidates must be willing to work non-standard hours, including evenings and weekends, and perform tasks outside of their primary work assignments as needed to accomplish the Councilmember’s goals.

The positions are full-time and exempt from civil service. One position is available immediately; the other begins in the fall.
Salary: $40-50K, depending on experience. Excellent benefit package.

Please FAX or EMAIL a cover letter and a resume to:

Mike Bonin, Chief of Staff
Office of Councilman Bill Rosendahl
Attn: Dela Jimenez
Fax: (213) 473-6926

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