Saturday, December 19, 2009

JOB: South Asia correspondent of Windpower Monthly

Windpower Monthly is looking for a South Asia correspondent.

The candidate's duties would include, but not necessarily be limited to:

* On a monthly basis, pitching stories about wind energy companies, government policy and market economics primarily in India (the world¹s fifth-largest wind power market and expanding) but also in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, etc. We are also interested in energy economics - in particular, wind¹s role in relation to gas and coal across the region. Depending on the importance of news developments, story lengths would range from 80 words to about 1,500 words. * One in-depth annual market status report on India, to be filed every January on India, and, depending on developments, possibly on neighbors as well. * A handful of Indian wind energy conference reports, yearly.

Stories will be published in print and online. The candidate would need to demonstrate journalistic experience and a professional attitude. Reliability, integrity and responsiveness to queries will be key. I am in discussion with my superiors about what per-word rate we will offer and should know that within the next week.

Kindly invite your contacts to review our newly redesigned Web site: We¹ve just done a soft launch so there may be some minor ³issues.² (We¹d love to hear of any, if encountered!) Keep in mind, though, that the magazine itself is a quarter century old, with a Web presence also of a decade or so.

Here is our bio:

About Windpower Monthly

Windpower Monthly is the leading news magazine of the international wind
energy business, publishing non-stop since 1985. Fiercely protective of its
independent status, the magazine provides balanced quality information on wind
power and only wind power.

Our focus is on business, policy and economics. Windpower Monthly's
authoritative articles from around the world provide a concise yet detailed
overview of the essential political, industrial, environmental and technical
developments in the global wind energy arena. National news updates are backed
by regular charting of market forces, thought-provoking editorials and
incisive analyses of business and economic trends.

No other publication offers the same depth and breadth of global news
reporting in this specialised field of power production. We provide a magazine
for as broad a readership as possible, which nonetheless remains an essential
tool for all involved in the job of clean power supply.

It is our aim to increase your awareness of the role being played by an important new technology in electricity generation - and of its potential to play a far greater role in meeting a fundamental need of tomorrow: the clean,
safe and economic supply of electricity to all.

Eric Prideaux
Deputy Editor
Windpower Monthly
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities job announcement - NYC




CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities (CAAAV) is seeking an experienced, creative, and

visionary individual to serve as CAAAV's next Executive Director.


About CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities

CAAAV is a membership-based, community organization that works to build grassroots

community power across diverse poor and working-class Asian immigrant and refugee

communities in New York City. CAAAV was first founded in 1986 as one of the first groups in

the country to organize against racially motivated violence against Asians. Over the past 23

years, as the only pan-Asian grassroots group in New York City, we have been building the

collective power of low-income Asian immigrant and refugee communities to fight for

institutional change towards racial, gender and economic justice. Through an organizing model

constituted by 5 core elements – base-building, leadership development, campaigns, alliances,

and organizational development – CAAAV organizes communities to exercise selfdetermination

and participates in a broader movement for racial and economic justice.


About the position

The Executive Director provides vision and leadership for CAAAV's political direction,

organizational and programmatic development, and ensures that the organization fulfills its

vision, mission and strategic goals. The Executive Director is also responsible for ensuring

CAAAV's fiscal viability and sustainability.


The Executive Director's specific responsibilities include:

• Work with staff and member leaders to oversee the development and implementation of

campaigns that win change, and prioritize base-building and leadership development.

• Oversee planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of organizational

programs, including organizing projects, communications and resource development.

• Responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the organization, including

administrative systems and coordinating maintenance of office spaces.

• Oversee and manage organizational development, including strategic and operational


• Ensure fiscal and operational viability of the organization, including maintaining sound

fiscal practices, overseeing the creation of annual organizational budget and monitor

fiscal spending, and maintaining legal operational requirements.

• Hire and manage staff and consultants, including supervision and of staff development.

• Coordinate the development and implementation of multi-pronged fundraising strategies

(foundation, major donor, and grassroots) to support organizational mission and growth.

• Coordinate the organization's participation in alliances in collaboration with staff and

members to advance the organization's mission and strategic goals.

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• Coordinate representation of CAAAV's mission and programs in public (as appropriate

on local, state, national and international levels) including with funders, media, elected

officials, networks and coalitions and other relevant organizations.

• Work with and report to the Board on the organization's fiscal, operational and

programmatic status, and participate in deliberations and decisions of the Board of




The ideal candidate will have:

• Strong commitment to CAAAV's mission and movement building.

• Strong working knowledge of issues affecting low-income, immigrant and communities

of color and relevant experience working in Asian immigrant and refugee communities.

• Preferred three to five years of supervisory and management experience within a

community-based organization using team-building, consensus and other participatory

decision-making models.

• Preferred five years experience in campaign and program development, implementation

and evaluation, including the development of base-building plans, leadership

development, and popular education trainings.

• Preferred three to five years experience in fundraising with a successful track record of

securing, expanding and managing multiple funding streams (foundations, individual

donors, membership dues, earned income).

• Strong fiscal management skills with budget management experience that includes

organizational and program budget development and oversight.

• Experience developing strategic alliances and coalition-building.

• Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills; strong public speaking skills.

• Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, and willingness

to travel.


Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. A generous fringe benefits package is



How to Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three professional

references via email or mail to:

CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities

2473 Valentine Avenue

Bronx, NY 10458

Attn: Executive Director Search Committee (include "ED Search" in subject line")

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.


CAAAV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color,

gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, sexual

orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, or marital status.