Friday, August 20, 2004

Good news down in Texas!

The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, one of NCADP's affiliates, has long been an all-volunteer organization. But Scott Cobb, a member of TCADP's executive committee, informs me that the group is now in the process of hiring their first-ever staff member! This is going to strengthen both TCADP and the anti-death penalty movement in Texas. It is also a sign that the abolition movement in this country continues to attract greater levels of funding, although we still lag far, far behind other social justice movements.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good news that TCADP is getting a full-time staff member - that will be a great asset in their work. Texas is one place that needs as many people working against their state custom of killing people as possible.

Anonymous said...

Actually, it is only a half-time position, 20 hours a week, but it is a start. TCADP is also going to be moving into office space in central Austin that they will share with the Texas Criminal Justice Reform Coalition and Texas Moratorium Network.

Please encourage anyone you know who might be interested to apply to the TCADP position.

JOB POSTING
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Program Coordinator

The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) is a grassroots, citizen-based, non-profit , membership organization affiliated with the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. The primary purpose of the TCADP is to abolish the death penalty in the state. TCADP seeks a half-time Program Coordinator to play a critical role in the organization's work.

Position Summary: The Program Coordinator will report to the TCADP Board and be responsible for carrying out the administrative duties of the TCADP. The Coordinator will be responsible for managing a TCADP office to be opened in Austin and to recruit and train volunteers to work at the office. In addition, the Coordinator will work with the board to achieve TCADP's goals with regard to membership recruitment, developing and implementing educational programs and material for the public and policy makers, working with the news media, and fundraising.

Position Qualifications: Qualified candidates will have a commitment to the mission of the TCADP and possess strong administrative, organizational, communication, computer, and interpersonal skills. A bachelor's degree from an accredited university is required. Bilingual ability would be a plus.

Salary and Benefits: The position is half-time, twenty hours per week, at a rate of $15-18 per hour, negotiable depending on experience. Benefits include paid vacation and reimbursement for health insurance.

Application Procedure: Interested persons should submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information for two references. Application materials should be sent by e-mail to:

Dr. Richard Woodward
Recruiting Committee Chair
r-woodward@tcadp-bv.org

Application deadline: September 17.

Website: A detailed announcement is available at www.tcadp.org

The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that encourages all people who meet the above qualifications to apply.

Anonymous said...

The cover story in 8/20/04 issue of The Austin Chronicle on the case of James Allridge raises familiar questions about the Texas justice system.

http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2004-08-20/pols_feature.html

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