If you disagree with the elimination of Wake County's socioeconomic diversity policy, here's your chance to get paid to be on the front lines of the fight.
Several groups, including the Great Schools in Wake Coalition and the YWCA of the Greater Triangle, have joined together to form Wake Education Advocates. WEA is looking to hire a coordinator for its new Great Schools Initiative.
"The goal of GSI is to empower those most impacted by school assignment changes — low-income students and students of color and their families — to advocate for diversity and equity in education," according to the job description for the position of GSI coordinator.
Yevonne Brannon, chairwoman of the Great Schools in Wake Coalition, said they have received more than 30 applications so far for the job. The deadline to apply is Thursday.
Among the qualifications for the job are "experience with anti-oppression work and concepts (a power analysis related to race, age, gender, class and other significant social themes) and a demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice."
Other qualifications include experience in community advocacy and knowledge of Wake County community and education issues.
The salary for the position, which would run from July 1 to Dec. 31, would be $26,000 with up to $1,000 for travel and expenses.
The YWCA is serving as the fiscal agent for the Great Schools Initiative.