Stockbridge Munsee and Oneida Organizer Position – Obesity Prevention Initiative (OPI)

Stockbridge Munsee and Oneida Organizer Position

 Obesity Prevention Initiative (OPI)

October, 2017


OPI, through the WISDOM network of community organizing initiatives, announces the availability of two new positions. Each of these positions will be half-time. One will be on the Stockbridge Munsee Reservation; one will be on the Oneida reservation.

The work of the Organizer is to empower ordinary people of Stockbridge Munsee and Oneida to build a powerful network of relationships capable of acting together to build stronger, healthier communities. Using grassroots community organizing principles and disciplines the Organizer will identify and understand the self-interest of individuals, local agencies and institutions, and work cooperatively and supportively with them to identify, develop and support primary leadership, engage the broader community, identify actionable issues and themes consistent with the obesity prevention initiative, and conduct one or more community-wide action.

The Organizer must also be aware of the social, political, economic and cultural perspectives that influence a community and develop positive relationships with key community leaders and stakeholders. For this project, it is essential that the Organizer has a deep understanding and appreciation for the indigenous culture.

The Organizer will perform a range of organizing activities using community organizing tools and concepts but not limited to:

  • Relationship Building (1:1’s)
  • Team-building
  • Power/Engagement Analysis
  • Effective Meetings
  • Leadership Development
  • Issues & Actions

The Organizer will work closely with the Menominee WISDOM Organizer, local health stakeholders, and others.

The OPI Organizer will be a half-time position. Salary will be $22K annually plus a travel allowance. Funding has been secured through June, 2019



Performance Goals and Indicators

These are intended to better understand the scope of the OPI Organizer’s duties and responsibilities.

  1. Relationship Building – 10-12 1:1’s per week
  2. Leadership Development – Develops and implements a plan and strategies to identify, recruit, organize, train, and develop 12-15 primary leaders.
  1. Continually identifies current and potential leaders.
  1. Power/Engagement Analysis – Creates a power map and identifies key stakeholders and decision makers for OPI
  2. Issues Development – Builds a Team to select and define issues leading to actions that have a positive impact on overall community health, well-being and equity.
  3. Finances – is fiscally responsible – keeps records as appropriate for mileage office and other expenses
  4. Accountability – submits regular reports

The Organizer is accountable to the local Team, to the Organizer on the Menominee reservation, to the WISDOM state director and the table of WISDOM Organizers. The Organizer will attend regional meetings, and monthly WISDOM organizer meetings, both for accountability and professional development

  1. Professional Development
  1. Sets reasonable boundaries between work as an organizer and personal life/time.
  2. Participates in periodic evaluation based upon the agreed short and long term goals.
  3. Writes weekly reports on progress
  4. Participates in a Gamaliel Weeklong Leadership Development training, and takes advantages of other professional development opportunities.



Send a cover letter and resume, by November 11, to

2821 N. 4th St., #217
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Attn: David Liners

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