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Date sent:              Thu, 14 Nov 2002 13:28:57 -0500
From:                   Lars Hasselblad Torres <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

Position Opening | November 11, 2002

To Apply, send cover letter and resume:
Attn: Search Committee

Application Deadline is December 1, 2002

The Steering Committee of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium seeks
qualified applicants for the position of Staff Director. This is a
(3 days/week), salaried position with benefits. Start date is
December 12,
2002. The position will be located in Washington, DC.

Position Description
The Deliberative Democracy Consortium is seeking an energetic
with leadership experience and an interest in the fields of democracy
building, public policy, and dialogue. The successful candidate will
work in
a highly autonomous environment to develop and implement new
initiatives, build partnerships and promote the nascent field of
deliberative democracy. In general, the Staff Director will lead the
ConsortiumÕs effort to build momentum within the movement and within
government. The Staff Director must be comfortable working with
professionals from a range of backgrounds-academics and
funders and government officials-in the areas of citizen engagement,
involvement, dialogue, and electronic democracy.

The Staff Director will report to the Chair of the Committee and
support the
work of Consortium Steering Committee. The Staff Director will be
responsible for working with the Chair of the Steering Committee to
the development of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, including
strategic planning, external communications, fundraising, and program

Existing initiatives of the Consortium include:

*    Creation of a network-of-networks among communities of practice,
including fields such as Conflict Resolution, Alternative Dispute
Resolution, Intergroup Dialogue and Civic Engagement.

*    Define and identify ways to strengthen the key elements of a
nation-wide infrastructure for deliberation

*    Knowledge building activities that connect fields of research

In addition to 3-5 years relevant professional experience, the
candidate will possess the following:

*    Excellent written and visual communication

*    Superior public speaking abilities

*    Program development and project management skills

*    Excellent organization and information management

*    Working knowledge of MS Office, database management, and desk-

*    Knowledge of Macromedia Dreamweaver or comparable WYSIWYG editor
email/internet applications

*    Strong knowledge of organizations and leaders in U.S. and
democratic reform

Consortium Profile
The Deliberative Democracy Consortium is a new initiative, funded for
years under a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
purpose of the Consortium is to further the growth and success of the
nascent movement to bring about a more deliberative American
through the development of relevant theory, research, and promotion
innovative practices of deliberative democracy at the national level

The work of the Consortium includes research, design and
dissemination of results; collaboration within the field;
fundraising; and
increasing the credibility and visibility of the deliberative
movement in the U.S. and around the world.

The Deliberative Democracy Consortium is overseen by a 16-member
Committee composed of practitioners and researchers working in the
States and around the world to promote deliberative citizen
participation in
democratic decision-making.

To Apply, send cover letter and resume:

Attn: Search Committee

Application Deadline is December 1, 2002

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