National Education Coordinator
US Human Rights Network
The US Human Rights Network (USHRN), a national human rights network with a membership of more than 300 organizations and 3,000 individual members, seeks a National Education Coordinator (full time position). The USHRN’s core mission is to build a human rights movement in the United States that:
• Ensures US Government accountability to universal human rights standards;
• Builds a human rights culture that is informed by and responding to the needs, aspirations and perspective of the communities and groups directly impacted by domestic human rights violations; and
• Connects the domestic human rights movement with broader social justice movements in the United States and human rights movements around the world.
Our work is organized around the following Principles of Unity:
• Human rights are interdependent, inalienable and universal;
• Human rights movements must be led by those most directly affected by human rights violations;
• Human rights include civil, political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and sexual rights;
• Human rights are protected through building social movements; and
• Human rights advocacy and organizations must always respect and reflect the diversity within communities.
The National Education Coordinator will be responsible for the USHRN’s efforts to build and bolster the capacity of our membership in human rights education, organizing, and advocacy. The National Education Coordinator will work within the framework of a USHRN plan to coordinate, develop, implement, grow, and evaluate the USHRN’s human rights education and skills building programs. S/he will strengthen the USHRN’s membership base among directly-affected communities, grassroots and community based organizations, policy advocacy groups, civil rights organizations, and others by deepening understanding of human rights organizing, standards, laws and mechanisms, and building connections between members and different issue groups. The position will require travel. Key responsibilities of the National Education Coordinator include:
Human Rights Education
• Coordinate with partners to build, develop and sustain a cadre of human rights education providers
• Collaborate with and provide support to USHRN’s membership-based Training Committee
• Maintain a human rights education and skills building workshop calendar
• Produce and oversee the design and development of curricula, toolkits, and other essential educational resources and materials on human rights
• Keep abreast of new developments related to human rights including current events, campaigns, and news
• Work with USHRN Membership Coordinator to identify, develop and implement educational workshops for members
• Develop and provide regular workshops on human rights education, organizing and advocacy
• Support members, with emphasis on directly impacted groups, in leadership development related to human rights
• Facilitate national educational calls and/or convenings of members to promote cross issue, region and constituency learning and alliance building
• Plan and organize the educational activities of USHRN’s member convenings
The USHRN is looking for an individual with demonstrated commitment to human rights values – including participatory decision making, building multi-lingual spaces, anti-racism, anti-sexism and support of LGBTQ communities. We are also looking for someone who brings substantial experience in social change organizing and capacity building. Specific qualifications and required experience include:
• A bachelor’s degree (required) and a Master’s degree (strongly preferred), along with a minimum of five years of experience in the domestic human rights arena
• Familiarity with the human rights framework – standards, principles, laws and mechanisms
• Demonstrated success in leadership development, popular education, constituency outreach, and community organizing
• Demonstrated exposure and contacts with social justice groups on a national scale
• Ability to connect with diverse audiences both at the grassroots and national levels, and to negotiate and influence situations with diplomacy
• Experience in curriculum development, as well as agenda development for conferences and/or other convenings
• Excellent interpersonal, writing and verbal communication skills and computer skills
• Dynamic, creative and outgoing personality
• Detail oriented and professional
• Willingness to travel
• Preferences: Fluency in Spanish; Background in social and economic justice
• Women of color, members of the LGBT community, senior citizens, youths, and disabled individuals are encouraged to apply.
The USHRN’s Coordinating Office is located in Atlanta, GA. Position can be based in Atlanta or New York.
Salary depending on experience. Generous benefits package includes health and dental insurance, employer-supported pension plan and generous vacation, holiday, personal and sick days.
Send cover letter, resume and writing samples, including resource/curriculum/workshop agendas you have developed, to USHRN, Attn: Job Search Committee, 250 Georgia Ave, Suite 330, Atlanta, Georgia 30312. E-mail:
– No phone inquiries please.
June 30, 2012
Director, Fiscal Policy Center
Deadline for applications: Open until filled; applications will be reviewed upon submission.
The National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) leads and supports a movement of state and local juvenile justice coalitions and organizations to secure local, state and federal laws, policies and practices that are fair, equitable and developmentally appropriate for all children, youth and families involved in -- or at risk of becoming involved in -- the justice system.
NJJN’s Fiscal Policy Center provides juvenile justice change agents and their allies with simple, concrete tools to leverage fiscally-minded reforms. The center provides general and in-depth technical assistance and training to juvenile justice reformers in the areas of state budget structure and analysis, review of federal money flows, examination of state-county fiscal relationships, compilations of no-cost legislation, cost-benefit research, and examples of and lessons learned from fiscal realignment strategies. The center also develops and disseminates communications tools and technical assistance with messaging so that reformers can use their enhanced budget expertise wisely and effectively. NJJN is responsive to the needs of state reformers as they arise; the Fiscal Policy Center, therefore, helps address emerging threats, obstacles, and opportunities as state budgets and policy initiatives are developed and implemented.
To learn more about the Fiscal Policy Center, visit http://njjn.org/our-work/fiscal-policy-center.
The director of the Fiscal Policy Center will continue to develop the center and lead its growth. The director will be manage the budget-related components of the center and provide technical assistance to NJJN members. The director will provide tools and train NJJN members and other juvenile justice reformers on state budget structures and processes, how to access budgets, how to analyze them, and how to identify resources for additional state budget information.
Specifically, the director will:
1. Provide NJJN members and allies with general training in budget structure, content and process, with a focus on those elements that are common to most states.
2. Develop a comprehensive tool box for the larger reform community on how to read and unpack state budgets.
3. Help NJJN members understand how and where relevant federal funds are housed within state budgets.
4. Offer NJJN members state-specific technical assistance, as requested. Such assistance may include more detailed explanations of expenditures for youth in trouble with the law, related expenditures on youth and family services, and alternative revenue streams.
5. Develop a body of expertise in fiscal realignment strategies and provide state-based technical assistance to jurisdictions interested in utilizing this method of decreasing youth prison populations.
6. Create toolkits to provide advocates with information on how to independently get the information they need for a thorough fiscal analysis of a particular issue and/or how to engage in advocacy around a particular fiscal issue.
7. Respond to emerging budget analysis needs as NJJN members pursue legislative and administrative policy reforms.
8. Work with the NJJN Communications Specialist to plan and produce relevant, user-friendly materials and trainings (both live and via teleconference and webinar) for NJJN members and their allies.
This position requires excellent analytical, writing, communication, and relationship-building abilities. Flexibility, initiative, and excellent follow-through are essential.
Primary responsibilities include:
• Understand, interpret, and research public sector budgets (city, county, state, federal), policy, and practices affecting at-risk or court-involved youth.
• Research best practices and emerging policy, systems, and practices concerning fiscal policy, public budget formation and budget analysis and the funding of juvenile justice systems.
• Provide real-time technical assistance to juvenile justice advocates and stakeholders on issues related to budget formation, budget analysis, budget policy, fiscal notes, or other related issues.
• Develop and conduct regional trainings for juvenile justice advocates and stakeholders on fiscal policy issues.
• Draft issue briefs, short articles, policy proposals, and toolkits.
• Supervise the Fiscal Policy Center Program Associate.
The position is located in Washington, D.C. Some travel is required. The director of the Fiscal Policy Center will report to NJJN’s director and will work as part of a dynamic team. The salary will be commensurate with experience and comes with full benefits.
The candidate must have the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in a relevant field preferred (public policy, public administration, economics, finance, law, sociology, political science, etc.). A candidate with a degree in another field who demonstrates knowledge/competency in budget and policy analysis and systems change will be considered. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience with juvenile justice, at-risk youth, and/or court-involved youth.
Required Skills and Characteristics
• Three years’ experience working on state, county or city budgets in contexts such as a government budget office, a non-profit advocacy or policy organization, or as staff to a state-level appropriations committee
• Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for juvenile justice issues
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Self-starter, high level of initiative
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Proven analytical and quantitative skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to maintain relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds
• Skill in presentation of research issues and training curriculum to professional and non-professional audiences
• Detail-oriented and diligent in follow through
• Team player, well-organized, and collaborative
Preferred Skills and Characteristics
• An advanced degree in a relevant field (public policy, public administration, economics, finance, law, sociology, political science, etc.), ideally with a focus on state fiscal analysis
• Five years’ experience working on state, county or city budgets in contexts such as a government budget office, a non-profit advocacy or policy organization, or as staff to a state-level appropriations committee
• A thorough knowledge of at-risk and court-involved youth issues
• Substantial knowledge of state and local funding, as well as political and juvenile justice structures and functions
• Experience with public budget analysis
• Experience with legislative advocacy
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume with salary history, and individually composed writing sample to National Juvenile Justice Network, 1319 F Street, NW, Suite 402, Washington, D.C., 20004 or email the packet to
, put “FPC Director” in subject line. No calls or inquiries, please. Position is open until filled.
The National Juvenile Justice Network is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.
The Fiscal Policy Center is supported by generous grants from the Open Society, Public Welfare, Tow, and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundations.
POSITION: Site Organizer, 75% FTE (with potential to be 100% FTE)
STARTING DATE: June 16, 2012
SALARY: Starting salary is $36,400 pro-rated at 75% FTE, plus benefits
AYPAL is a community organizing and coalition building organization that aspires to create healthy, safe, and thriving communities. AYPAL’s mission is to empower Oakland’s low-income Asian and Pacific Islander families to be leaders for positive school and neighborhood change.
Duties and Responsibilities:
v Act as supervisor to a Leadership Team of 6 Youth Leaders.
v Work with Youth Leadership Team to recruit and retain 30-50 young people to form the Voices of Oakland Youth for Community Empowerment’s (VOYCE) general membership site.
v Act as an advisor and ensure positive group dynamics for the VOYCE membership site that meets weekly.
v Train VOYCE Youth Leaders and VOYCE members in leadership, community organizing and analytical skills.
v Work with VOYCE Leaders and adult staff to plan and implement AYPAL’s local Ethnic Studies campaign and statewide education equity initiatives.
v Work with VOYCE Youth Leaders and Members to implement VOYCE’s arts activism and service-based projects.
v Document and keep accurate records of participation for each individual member of the YLO.
v Work with adult staff to plan, implement and evaluate AYPAL’s political education curriculum and organization-wide social change initiatives.
v Represent AYPAL and play a key leadership role for AYPAL’s coalition and collaborative campaign activities.
¨ Experience with youth development and community organizing practices and principles
¨ Experience (volunteer or paid) working with API communities and knowledge of their issues
¨ Commitment to the empowerment of historically underrepresented constituents, including young
people, people of color, poor people, immigrants and refugees, women and LGBTQI communities
¨ Good administrative skills
¨ Good oral and written communications skills with youth and adults
¨ Bilingual and bicultural in English and another API language/culture a plus, but not required
¨ Able to work flexible hours (some Saturdays and evenings)
Email cover letter and resume to
or mail to Jay Conui c/o AYPAL, 436 14th Street, Oakland, CA, Suite 500, Oakland, CA 94612. AYPAL is a fiscally sponsored organization of the Movement Strategy Center.
Center for Young Women's Development
Senior Case Manager
Position Title: Senior Case Manager
Work location: San Francisco (SOMA)
FLSA: Full time Exempt-40 hours per week
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Case Management Staff
Compensation and Benefits: D.O.E. 40 hour work week with paid sick and vacation leave
Health and Dental Insurance: 100% of premium for individual and dependents paid by CYWD
MISSION: The Center for Young Women’s Development mission is to empower and inspire young women who have been involved with the juvenile justice system and/or the underground street economy to create positive change in their lives and communities.
JOB OVERVIEW: The Senior Case Manager (SCM) is responsible for ensuring CYWD is providing gender specific and trauma informed case management services for young women ages 12-25. The Senior Case Manager will ensure CYWD’s case management processes are aligned with case management minimum program compliance standards. This position will directly oversee all activities associated with case management and will assure service quality provision by CYWD staff who are conducting intakes, screening, assessments and case management functions. The SCM will work with the staff they supervise to regularly evaluate CYWD’s case management services for participants; ensure expertise through comprehensive assessment, planning, implementation and overall evaluation of individual participant needs. The SCM will lead bi-weekly case management meetings and will ensure professional development, skills training and other career advancement opportunities for staff. The SCM will oversee the documentation of all participant services provided by case management staff and will track data required for program outcomes. The Senior Case Manager will supervise and manage the Case Manager Staff and serve as the principal contact for CYWD.
• Ensure that CYWD’s case management staff is trained in intake process and assessment and that they are experienced in screening, assessment, assignment, case management and reporting functions.
• Supervise the case management staff to conduct interviews and comprehensive assessments with participants and ensure service plans address the young women’s strengths, risks and needs.
• Ensure that staff is culturally competent and focus on building relationships based on youth development principles.
• Ensure that each participant enrolled in CYWD’s programs has a customized and up-to-date case plan
• Ensure CYWD has documented protocols for conducting intake and screening, assessments, and case plan development and monitoring.
• Perform initial intake and screening of participants.
• Lead CYWD’s weekly case review sessions.
• Identify and implement best practices to ensure effective program service delivery.
• Responsible for mentoring and guiding program team as well as providing input regarding performance and professional development needs.
• Coordinate, prepare and maintain weekly progress notes for each participant.
• Follow up with participants after program completion.
• Coordinate and follow up on referrals to other social service programs and agencies; Communicate with other case managers, probation officers, and social workers as needed.
• Ensure participants successful transition into employment, education, or further training upon completion of program.
• Adhere to all participants’ confidentiality requirements and standards.
• Maintain and update case notes and case files for each participant.
• Provide case management to young women needing intensive, restorative, and information referral services.
• Attend weekly staff meetings and program meetings.
• Attend weekly supervision meetings and trainings.
• Prepare monthly work plans for supervisor.
• Prepare monthly program reports to supervisor that indicates a summary of progress; documenting any issues or trends.
• Maintain consistent and accurate documentation of one-to-one case management sessions, activities, and relevant/required information in both paper files and an electronic version.
• Input data entry of required information into a centralized database.
• Effectively communicate information regarding CYWD daily functions, policy changes, and events to case management staff and to participants as appropriate.
• 3-5 years of case management experience and working with high-risk youth and young adults.
• Excellent writing, communication and facilitation skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
• Ability to facilitate the provision of individual and group services in a variety of settings and models.
• Ability to identify, assess and intervene effectively with mental health symptoms and behaviors.
• Ability to establish relationship with participants and caregivers.
• Must be a self-starter with excellent follow-through skills, work well under pressure, and work independently and in teams.
• Ability to multi-task and efficiently manage priority action items.
• Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
• Ability to interact with a wide variety of people.
• Able to inspire and motivate others, work with diverse groups of people and reserve judgment and to take the long view.
• Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, a professional demeanor and to represent the organization in a positive manner at all times.
• Able to work occasionally during evenings and weekends.
The Center for Young Women’s Development is an equal employment opportunity employer.
If interested in this position, please email your cover letter and resume to
or fax it to 415-703-8818 Attn: Shirlese Garrick. Resumes will not be considered without a cover letter. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
CENTRAL AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER COMPREHENSIVE JOB DESCRIPTION FOR THE CASE MANAGER
Job Title: Case Manager
Status: 50% Time (18.75 hours/week)
Starting Salary: Commensurate With Experience
Reports To: Director of Social Services
Program Address: 3101 Mission St. Ste. 101, San Francisco, CA 94110
CARECEN is a non-profit organization established in 1985. CARECEN seeks to empower and respond to the needs, rights, and aspirations of underserved communities by providing health, legal and educational services to the Latino and immigrant population of the Bay Area. CARECEN works for social and economic justice through grassroots immigrant community empowerment. CARECEN offers legal/immigration, tattoo removal/violence prevention, obesity prevention, promotoras de salud, parent leadership development, and family wellness case management/family advocacy services.
Case Manager Under the immediate supervision of the Director of Social Services and on-site collaborative partner, the Case manager is responsible for providing intensive client-centered case management to Latino immigrant youth 12-24 years of age living in the Tenderloin, who seek to abandon gang life-style or other high-risk lifestyles. The Case Manager will conduct outreach, initial intakes and risk assessments; and with the client, develop and implement an individualized service plan (ISP) designed to promote personal empowerment and self-sufficiency.
The duties of a case manager include, but are not limited to the following:
Develop detailed outreach work plan with supervising staff that targets at-risk and in-risk Latino immigrant youth between the ages of 14-24 years living in the Tenderloin (zip codes 94102, 94103, 94109)
Facilitate weekly evening group based out of collaborating agency, HOMEY, to engage 10-12 youth from target population
Perform comprehensive intake and assessments of the service needs of youth with a history of gang affiliation, intimate partner violence, and/or street violence
Provide direct assistance to youth, appropriate to their age and needs, including but not limited to:
Referrals and assistance in accessing direct social/health services
Enrollment in educational institutions, academic and afterschool support programs
Referrals to training and job placement centers
Recruitment and involvement of minor participants’ parents/guardians
Up-date participants’ files through regular progress notes and follow-up contact entries
Attend CARECEN staff meetings once a month and regular case consultations meetings
Meet with supervisor on a weekly basis to review progress and objectives of work plan
Write monthly report and enter CMS data weekly
Work with collaborative partner such as CRN for outreach, referrals, safe transportation and passage of youth participants
Provide culturally competent services (linguistically, cultural and generational)
Conduct community outreach and public education through presentations at high schools, Youth Guidance Center, etc.
Participate in public advocacy, civic involvement and organizing efforts
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Social Services
BA/BS in Social Work or related field or a minimum of five full years of experience in the social service field
Have a minimum of 2 years of case management experience
Extensive experience working with in-risk and/or at-risk system involved youth
Bicultural/Bilingual (fluent in both English and Spanish)
Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
Knowledge of the criminal justice system, specifically the Juvenile Probation Department, SFUSD, and other governmental service programs
Strong written and verbal communication skills Sensibility and empathy to youth and their emotional needs
Ability to work some evenings and weekends
Please send a resume and cover letter indicating why you would be a good fit for the position to Vanessa Bohm, Director of Social Services, CARECEN, at
. No phone calls please. CARECEN is an EEOC, equal opportunity employer
The Correctional Association of New York, Juvenile Justice Project
CampaignManager, Raise the Age Campaign, Full-Time
The Correctional Association’s Juvenile Justice Project (JJP) seeks to hire an experienced campaign manager to shape and lead the Association’s campaign to raise New York State’s age of criminal responsibility and ensure that children are not housed in adult jails and prisons. Under the supervision of JJP’s Director, the Campaign Manager will be responsible for the design and execution of a comprehensive multi-year statewide strategy with legislative, community engagement, public education, policy, and strategic communication goals. The position will be based in the Correctional Association’s Harlem office and will involve significant upstate travel.
Develop and implement a multi-year statewide campaign strategy including managing a statewide campaign plan.
Track and measure campaign impact, and adjust campaign targets and goals accordingly.
Work with allied organizations to develop shared campaign goals, plans and strategies.
Legislative and PolicyWork:
Engage in legislative, policy and fiscal analysis.
Potentially engage in legislative and policy drafting.
Create effective legislator education materials.
Engage in legislative outreach and meetings.
Community Engagement and CoalitionWork:
Actively engage in community outreach, building relationships with youth and adult community members and community-based organizations.
Work closely with impacted young people, families and community members to develop a shared agenda, goals, and a workplan, including creating space for the voices and experiences of impacted individuals and communities and ensuring that these voices help shape the campaign.
Work in close coalition with allies to develop shared materials and potentially develop a shared infrastructure to support joint work.
Coordinate efforts with local and national youth justice advocates and other stakeholders.
Design and supervise the deployment of a range of public engagement and advocacy strategies such as constituent letter writing, e-advocacy, toolkits, and online petitioning.
Strategic Communications and Development/Fiscal:
Collaborate with Communications Dept./staff to:
o develop the strategy and content for a campaign webpage.
o develop and execute a range of social media strategies.
o engage in extensive media outreach and respond to press requests.
o plan & execute press-generating events such as rallies and press conferences.
o prepare and deliver presentations on the issue of prosecuting youth as adults.
Work with Development Dept.. & JJP Director on development-related applications and reports.
Work with Development Dept. and JJP Director to ensure accountability to funders; attend funder meetings as needed.
Work with JJP Director, Director of Finance, and Director of Development on campaign budget. Track campaign expenses and ensure that campaign remains within budget allocations.
The ideal candidate will be strategic, self-motivated, and thoughtful, and will possess a strong commitment to youth and criminal justice reform. Additional qualifications include:
A minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in legislative campaigns, community organizing and/or other directly relevant fields, and a detailed knowledge of the legislative process.
Experience tracking and measuring program impact, and the ability to define, evaluate, and refine campaign goals, targets and tactics.
An ability to organize, manage and supervise complex tasks with attention to both vision & detail.
Demonstrated ability to work in coalition, including work with individuals and communities impacted by the youth and criminal justice systems.
Social media and web fluency, including experience with web-based campaign strategies.
Strong public speaking skills, including the ability to speak to a wide range and size of audiences.
Powerful writing skills, with proficiency in writing for both the press and the public.
Fluency with numbers, budget analysis, and fiscal-based policy arguments.
Familiarity with organizing tools such as the Midwest Academy Strategy chart or similar tools.
Experience supervising staff, interns, or volunteers.
A developed creative sense ranging from the ability to design creative campaign materials to the ability to find creative approaches to challenges.
A willingness to learn, grow and laugh.
Knowledge of the New York State (NYS) youth justice landscape, including issues related to conditions of confinement, community-based programming, and relevant budget provisions.
Knowledge of NYS’ legislative landscape, including knowledge of individual legislators and the legislative process.
Experience drafting statutes and/or policies.
The ability to communicate in Spanish.
Founded in 1844, the Correctional Association of New York is an independent non-profit organization that advocates for a more humane and effective criminal justice system and a more just and equitable society. One of the leading criminal justice reform organizations in the country, the CA is unique in its mission, vision and impact. In 1846, the CA was granted authority by New York State Legislature to inspect prisons and to report its findings and recommendations to the public.We are the only such organization in New York—one of only two in the country—and we are the only one that advocates for systemic change. Utilizing a strategic model of research, policy analysis, prison-monitoring, coalition-building, leadership-development and advocacy, the CA is an innovative and effective force for progressive change. Our three projects—Juvenile Justice, Prison Visiting, andWomen in Prison—work to stop the ineffective use of incarceration to address social problems; advocate for humane prison conditions; empower people directly affected by incarceration to become leaders; and promote transparency and accountability in our justice systems.
Compensation includes a starting salary commensurate with experience plus an exceptional benefits package. In addition, we provide a collegial, supportive working environment where creativity and input are encouraged; an organizational commitment to professional development and growth; and the opportunity to utilize your skills for the cause of social justice. Applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter and one writing sample demonstrating the applicant’s writing and analytical skills by email only to Gabrielle Prisco, Director of the Juvenile Justice Project at
. Applications will be reviewed and interviews requested on a rolling basis, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will not be accepted after April 24, 2012. Résumés without cover letters and a writing sample will not be accepted. No phone calls please.
Consistent with its goals and mission, the Correctional Association of New York affirms its moral and legal commitment to diversity and equality of participation among board and staff for all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, age, national origin, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, socio-economic status, prior arrest or conviction history, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.We are committed to actively working to ensure that marginalized and protected groups are afforded equal employment opportunity and opportunities for advancement without bias.
Drug Policy Alliance
Title: State Director, California
Type: Full Time
Supervisor: Deputy Executive Director, Programs
Last Day to Apply: Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Drug Policy Alliance has an immediate opening for a State Director, California.
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization of people who believe the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. In its vision of the future, individuals will not be punished simply for what they put into their bodies, only for harm done to others. DPA fights for drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights and seeks to promote dialogue on cutting-edge drug policy issues around the country. Its work spans issues from ending marijuana prohibition and promoting more honest and effective drug education to reducing the many harms of drug use and drug laws. DPA works to ensure that our nation’s drug policies no longer arrest, incarcerate, disenfranchise and otherwise harm millions of nonviolent people, especially people of color.
DPA’s work encompasses a wide array of policy issues, including:
Sentencing reform and alternatives to incarceration
Harm reduction (HIV, hepatitis C and overdose prevention)
Ending marijuana prohibition, marijuana decriminalization, medical marijuana
Drug education, youth and drugs
Race and the drug war
Effective drug treatment
Civil liberties and rights
International drug control
Alternatives to prohibition and pragmatic steps for ending the drug war
In the last 14 years, DPA has expanded from its New York headquarters to include eight offices, 45 staff, an annual operating budget of approximately $10 million, 26,000 dues-paying members and more than 200,000 online subscribers. It has a solid track record of success at the local, state, and federal levels and consistent visibility in prominent media and policy circles. (For more information, see www.drugpolicy.org)
The State Director reports to the Deputy Executive Director, Programs and serves as DPA’s primary strategist, manager and public representative in California. Based in Los Angeles, Sacramento or San Francisco, the California director oversees the work of 5 employees in two offices as well as DPA’s Sacramento-based lobbyists and they may develop supervisory responsibilities outside of California. A member of DPA’s Policy Team, the California director oversees DPA’s statewide legislative agenda, ballot initiative campaigns, “model city” initiative in San Francisco, advocacy in the Hollywood community, and local projects in Los Angeles and other California cities. In addition, the California director participates in the organization’s national policy efforts and works closely with the agency’s Berkeley-based national Office of Legal Affairs.
Primary responsibilities include:
Developing and articulating a vision for DPA in California that is consistent with the organization’s overall mission, philosophy, and strategic approach;
Identifying opportunities to promote DPA’s core priorities in both the political and cultural arenas in California; implement strategies to achieve DPA’s goals and objectives throughout the state;
Supervising DPA’s advocacy and program efforts in California, both statewide and in local jurisdictions;
Contributing to DPA fundraising activities, both locally and nationally;
Serving as DPA spokesperson in the media and at community events, conferences, and other forums; publishing opinion and other written pieces in mainstream outlets;
Participating in organization-wide activities such as policy issues teams, DPA’s bi-annual conference, national reform advocacy, and strategic planning;
Supervising and mentoring professional staff, interns, and volunteers; potentially supervising DPA staff outside of California;
Contributing to DPA management, oversight, quality control and internal communications.
The ideal candidate will have:
Demonstrated leadership skills, including 7-10 years progressively senior management experience in public policy, legislative and/or governmental affairs, political campaigns or ballot initiatives; criminal justice and/or public health experience preferred.
Familiarity with drug policy desirable; commitment to harm reduction philosophy essential.
Understanding of California politics a plus.
Demonstrated fundraising success, including cultivation and solicitation of major donors and foundations, particularly in California.
Strong analytic ability and superior communication skills, including writing and public speaking.
Spanish fluency a plus.
Advanced degree in public policy/administration, public health, law or related field preferred but not required.
Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends and to travel periodically throughout the state and nationally.
DPA offers a competitive salary, based on experience, and a benefits package including health, dental, long-term disability and life insurance; a generous 403(b) plan; and 25 days paid time off.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please submit a cover letter with your resume and salary requirements by email to
. Reference (State Director, California) in the subject line – or by mail to:
Human Resources Manager
Re: (State Director, California)
Drug Policy Alliance
70 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
Drug Policy Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in hiring those who have been adversely affected by the war on drugs.
Note: Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
Job Title: Academic and Career Mentor
Department: Latino Men and Boys Program
Reports to: Latino Men and Boys Program Manager
The Latino Men and Boys program (LMB) seeks to improve the well-being of Latino males in Oakland. LMB is focused on improving high school graduation rates and well-being for Latinos age 6-25 years old by providing a comprehensive approach to academic achievement. The four major categories of the program include 1) providing educational and academic support to Latino male students and their families; 2) job readiness, employment, and internship opportunities through various work force development programs; 3) access to health services, referrals and wellness programs through school based health clinics; 4) cultivating positive activities to promote leadership and civic participation.
The Academic and Career Mentor (ACM) will advise, guide, and mentor Latino students in Oakland middle and high schools. ACM works in collaboration with school based health center staff to bring health outreach, education and needed health services to students and their families. ACM regularly interact with students during and after school, as well as on and off campus and facilitates college readiness workshops, including tutoring in math, English, science, and test preparation, and facilitate a wellness and health education curriculum and tracks student progress. ACM also assists when academic and social problems begin to arise. Assist older youth with job preparation and job placement, as well as health referrals and health services.
• Assesses student's stage of development (academic, career, and personal) and promotes student growth by implementing a student achievement plan toward high school graduation and college readiness. Assist student in establishing attainable academic, personal and career goals.
• Engages parents in the achievement plan process. Advises students on academic, career and personal issues.
• Monitors academic and behavioral progress of students; analyzes progress reports from instructors and provide support services as necessary; identify current and potential needs or challenges (e.g., study skills, tutoring, social activities, nutritional, etc.) and informs students of appropriate campus and community resources for assistance; communicate findings to parents, teachers, and administrators.
• Administers student intake forms and evaluations; Maintains student files and records; documents all pertinent student information, including attendance and community service participation; update data and information system regarding changes to student status. Tracks student, regardless of change of school, grade or address.
• Explains school policies and procedures to students and parents; participates in preparation of orientations and present academic information to students and parents.
• Checks various forms for accountability such as grade, attendance records, and curriculum changes; assists students in their completion.
• Prepares students for standardized tests, including CAHSEE, and SAT/ACT.
• Gathers and/or calculate necessary information such as GPA's or enrollment statistics; prepare various reports as requested.
• Assists students and parents with college and financial aid applications; provides guidance in course selection in keeping with the student's interests, values and abilities.
• Provides job readiness workshops, including strengthening interview skills, resume and cover letter.
• Helps connect youth to job, internship and volunteer opportunities.
Health and Wellness
• Identifies support network for student and maintains contact between teachers, parents, and health clinician/educator; facilitates information to and enrollment in a wellness program through school based health center. If necessary makes service referrals.
• Collaborates with school based health center staff to bring health outreach, education and needed health services to students and their families.
• Meets with students daily.
• Provides regular status reports on student caseload to Program Manager.
• Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Skill in advising, counseling or mentoring.
• Literate in youth culture.
• Expertise in multi-cultural environments; including racial diversity.
• Previous youth development job experience.
• Verbal and written communication in Spanish and English.
• Passion for youth and community development and must possess advising, communication, and academic skills required to interact continually with students, teachers, parents and school administration.
• Have culturally competent understanding of Latino culture, impact of immigration and acculturation experience, education process and familiarity with the Latino community of the Bay Area.
• Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, public health, education, or any field related to area of assignment.
• Two years work in youth development
• Preferred one year academic advising, tutoring, or mentoring experience; or
• Equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities to positively impact of youth.
• Two years experience in a FTE position.
Apply to The Unity Council
1900 Fruitvale Ave, Suite 2A, Oakland, CA 94601
Tel: 510-535-6900 Fax: 510-534-7771 www.unitycouncil.org
Juvenile Court Administrator/Chief Juvenile Probation Officer (Pima, AZ)
Department: Juvenile Court Administration
Opened Date: November 29, 2011
Close Date: Open until filled
Salary Type: Annual
Min Hiring Salary: $85,246
Max Hiring Salary: $127,869
Contact Name: Tony Nuismer
Notes: This position is open until filled. First screening of applications to begin Tuesday, December 27, 2011.
Description: The Juvenile Court Administrator directs all non-judicial functions of the Pima County Juvenile Court Center, including Probation, Detention, Child Welfare Services, Finance, Information Technology, Collections, Human Resources, Calendaring Services, Physical Plant Operations, Research and Evaluation, Grants Administration and Public Information.
Duties: Provide strong leadership for all court staff to fully implement the Vision, Mission and Core Values of the juvenile court.
Provide expert leadership in instituting effective juvenile justice and child welfare reform policies and practices. This includes, but is not limited to, detention and probation evidence-based best practices, child welfare innovation and integration of all juvenile justice and child welfare programs to eliminate any roadblocks to seamless and effective service delivery.
Provide leadership and direction regarding juvenile justice and child welfare issues including disproportionate minority contact, local and statewide Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiatives (JDAI), Juvenile Justice Model Court and Child Welfare Model Court.
Establish and maintain effective professional relationships with county and state officials and key community leaders and stakeholders.
Serve as the Chief Probation Officer and oversee probation services at the Juvenile Court.
Oversee and coordinate detention services in a detention facility.
Oversee and coordinate services provided by the Juvenile Courts’ Child Welfare division.
Assist and coordinate in the development of all Juvenile Court policies and procedures.
Provide leadership and supervision to all members of the management team.
Ensure compliance with all laws, regulations, and Administrative Orders of the Supreme Court of the State of Arizona.
Manage and direct the preparation, presentation, expenditure, and accounting of all Juvenile Court budgets, including appropriations from Pima County, the State of Arizona, and all federal, state, and private grant resources.
Manage the space and facilities utilized for operations of the Juvenile Court, including equipment purchases and capital construction projects.
Build and maintain relationships with the various constituents served by Juvenile Court.
Represent the Juvenile Court on numerous committees at the state level, including, but not limited to, the Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC); Juvenile Court Administrator’s Meeting (JAM); the Committee on Probation (COP): the Committee on Juvenile Court (COJC); the Chief Probation Officer’s Association; and others as necessary and appropriate. Maintain working relationships with representatives of the various funding sources utilized by the Juvenile Court.
Serve as a member of the joint Court Management Team, comprised of the Presiding Judges of the Superior and Juvenile Courts, the Clerk of the Court, the Superior Court Administrator, and other management members.
Assist members of the bench at the direction of the Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court.
Maintain and oversee all Juvenile Court records and data.
Perform all other duties and projects as directed by the Juvenile Court Presiding Judge.
A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public administration, business, organizational development or behavioral sciences and ten years experience in the field of corrections or probation, or working with offenders or delinquents in some equivalent capacity. Must have knowledge of complex issues facing juvenile court children and families including substance abuse, mental/emotional disorders, and domestic violence with at least five years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience.
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PROBATION DIVISION DIRECTOR, Probation Department (Santa Cruz, CA)
THE JOB: Under general direction, plan, organize and direct the operation of a functional division of the Probation Department; serve as a member of the management team to develop and implement policies, procedures, programs and the departmental budget; act for the Chief Probation Officer as assigned and do other work as required. Assignments may include administrative oversight of the juvenile hall, adult probation, and/or juvenile probation services. The ideal candidate will have special subject matter knowledge (i.e., juvenile hall, grants, etc.); college or graduate degree in humanities, social sciences or a closely related field; up to date knowledge of research based justice practices, including the juvenile detention alternative initiative, evidence based practices and restorative justice; and ability to lead and participate in grant writing responsibilities.
THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
Two years of experience equivalent to a Deputy Probation Officer III in the County of Santa Cruz which included one year of supervisory responsibility.
Two years of experience equivalent to an Assistant Superintendent Juvenile Hall in the County of Santa Cruz and one year of probation casework.
Special Requirements, Conditions: License, Certificate Requirements: Possession of a valid California class C driver license, or the ability to provide suitable transportation, which is approved by the appointing authority; completion of mandated Standards and Training for Corrections. Background Investigation: Ability to pass a full background investigation and meet the provisions of Government Codes 1029, 1029.1 and 1031. Special Working Conditions: May be exposed to infections which might cause chronic disease or death; physically and/or verbally abusive client behavior. Other Special Requirements: Availability to respond to emergencies as needed on a 24-hour basis, which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of principles of adult and juvenile probation and rehabilitation; operations and interrelationships of the adult and juvenile criminal justice systems; and Federal and State laws, regulations and procedures affecting probation detention and rehabilitation programs. Working knowledge of principles and practices of personnel management, supervision and training; and public and private community resources. Some knowledge of budget preparation and administration; and application of data processing to probation operations.
Ability to: Plan, organize, direct and coordinate complex work programs; supervise and evaluate the work of subordinates; exercise initiative, ingenuity and sound judgment in analyzing and solving difficult administrative and personnel problems; evaluate departmental policies and programs, define problem areas, and develop and implement improvements; interpret, explain and apply laws, rules and regulations; understand and interpret the aims, concepts, principles and practices of the County's program of adult and juvenile probation programs; coordinate division activities with other divisions, departments and agencies; effectively represent the Department to the courts, and other agencies and community groups; prepare and monitor division budget; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of persons; present ideas, facts and recommendations effectively, orally and in writing; deal effectively with clients who are potentially verbally and/or physically abusive; prepare clear and concise administrative and technical reports; speak effectively before groups; and input, access and analyze data using a computer; and physically able to apply a reasonable degree of physical exertion to control client behavior in emergency situations.
VACATION – 16 days 1st year, increasing to 31 days per year after 15 years service. Available after 1 year service.– 16 days 1year, increasing to 31 days per year after 15 years service. Available after 1 year service. ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE – One week advanced upon appointment; two weeks accrued each year; can be taken in cash or time off.
HOLIDAYS – 12.5 paid holidays per year.
SICK LEAVE – Six days per year; after 6 months.
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE – 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state.
MEDICAL PLAN – The County contracts with PERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and dependents.
DENTAL PLAN – County pays for employee and dependent coverage.
VISION PLAN – County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase dependent coverage. RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY – PERS 2% at age 50 retirement plan. County pays a portion of retirement contribution and participates in Social Security.
LIFE INSURANCE – County paid $50,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance. LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN – Plan pays 66 2/3% of the first $13,500, up to $9,000 per month maximum. DEPENDANT-CARE PLAN – Employees who make contributions for child or dependent care may elect to have their contributions made utilizing “pre-tax dollars.”
H-CARE PLAN – Employees who pay a County medical premium share of cost may elect this pre-tax program.
HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOWANCE (HCFSA) – Employees may elect this pre-tax program to cover qualifying health care expenses.
FLEXIBLE HEALTH ALLOWANCE (FHA) – A portion of the County’s contribution to employee health insurance that allows employees to have health plan purchase options. Employees who are enrolled in a County medical plan can participate in this program.
EMPLOYEE CREDIT UNION – Offers systematic savings and low interest loans.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION – A deferred compensation plan is available to employees.
AUTOMATIC CHECK DEPOSIT – Required for all employees in this bargaining unit.
THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental application will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental application. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental application. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 310, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD# (831) 454-2123. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) In the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date.
Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.
To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.
Development Director of PolicyLink (Oakland, CA)
This professional-level position—available immediately—is an exciting opportunity to join the leadership of PolicyLink. PolicyLink seeks a Development Director to oversee and manage all development and fund-raising activities.
PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works. PolicyLink collaborates with a broad range of partners to implement strategies to ensure that everyone—including low-income people and communities of color—can contribute to and benefit from economic growth and prosperity. Please visit our website at www.policylink.org for more details about our work.
Overview of Position:
Successful candidates will be values driven, self-motivated, resourceful, and have experience in running a successful development department for an organization with an annual budget of more than $10 million. The candidate must be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment that requires adaptability to shifting priorities, a keen sense of urgency, and a commitment to excellence. Candidates will need to demonstrate an aptitude for private philanthropy, individual donors, and government grant-making programs.
Key responsibilities include:
• Lead and manage a development department of 2-3 staff
• Develop and implement, in collaboration with the Executive Team and senior staff, a customized, broad-based resource development strategy to achieve and maintain long-term financial stability that includes foundation, individual, corporate giving, and government support
• Write and edit proposals, reports, and funder correspondence
• Oversee the submission of narrative and financial reports in accordance with funder guidelines with assistance from program and financial staff
• Identify and secure new funding opportunities
• Direct prospect research on new national, regional, and local sources of public/private support
• Expand the PolicyLink base of individual donors
• Maintain and grow current funder relationships
• Provide reports to the Executive Team and board committees regarding overall resource development activities, as required
Experience and Qualifications:
• Minimum 8-10 years of professional development experience and a successful track record
• Minimum 5 years of experience in running a development department
• Ability to shape and implement the development strategy for PolicyLink
• Understanding and experience with finance/fund-raising integration issues
• Working knowledge of grants management database Raiser’s Edge
• Commitment to the goal of advancing equity and inclusion in America
• Innovative and confident in their ability to make decisions and manage multiple ongoing priorities
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proven track record of meeting financial goals
• Ability to share information in a way that attracts, connects, and motivates
• Gains energy from a challenge
• Organized and flexible
• Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work as a self-starting member of a team
• Ability to multi-task while maintaining attention to detail
• Cultural competency—ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
Send cover letter and resume to:
PolicyLink--Development Director Search Committee
1438 Webster Street, Suite 303
Oakland, CA 94612
or Fax: (510)663-4358 (Include subject line: Your Name, Development Director). Position open until filled.
Please note: No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Excellent benefits including paid vacation, health, vision and dental insurance and 401(k)
PolicyLink is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and a welcoming
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of JUVENILE REGIONAL SERVICES
Juvenile Regional Services (JRS) is a nonprofit law office dedicated to providing high-quality, zealous, holistic, and team-based legal representation to youth in the juvenile justice system in New Orleans and throughout the state of Louisiana. JRS, the only freestanding juvenile defender’s office in the country, strives to reduce the number of youth in confinement; to empower youths and their families; and to assist in the development and expansion of rehabilitation and alternative programs for youth. The office’s vision is to be a model and a resource for extraordinary juvenile defense practice in Louisiana.
JRS’ work is structured around the Ten Core Principles of Juvenile Indigent Defense, developed by the National Juvenile Defender Center, and reflects nationally-accepted best practices for juvenile defense. At the core of JRS’ practice is the belief that the representation of youth is a specialized field requiring unique expertise and distinct skills. JRS’ practice is zealous, holistic, continuous over the life of a case, and team-based. The office is client-centered, community-oriented, and encouraging of long-term, sustainable careers in this specialized field. JRS’ values intensive and ongoing training, close supervision, accountability of staff and management alike, and, at a minimum, resource parity with criminal defense.
The Executive Director is the chief executive office for Juvenile Regional Services. In consultation with JRS’ Board of Directors, and with staff input, the Executive Director is charged with the management of the office; with securing funding for JRS programs; with articulating and ensuring fidelity to JRS’ mission and values; and with developing and realizing JRS’ vision.
The Executive Director’s responsibilities include:
· Office Vision and Strategic Planning:
o Develop and implement JRS’ structure, policies and procedures;
o Plan long-term and short-term office strategies and regularly evaluate project effectiveness.
· Personnel Management:
o Ensure that JRS’ staff provides zealous, high-quality representation to JRS’ clients;
o Develop job descriptions and office organizational chart;
o Recruit, hire and terminate JRS staff;
o Oversee the training, supervision, professional development and evaluation of all employees;
o Convene and lead JRS staff meetings.
· Fundraising and Budgeting:
o Develop and implement fundraising strategy;
o Obtain funding for JRS programs through soliciting government contracts, foundation grants, and individual donations;
o Oversee the fulfillment of funding obligations, compile grant reports, and build and maintain relationships with funders;
o Oversee the production of annual reports, fundraising letters, and program brochures;
o Draft and obtain approval from the Board of Directors for annual budgets;
o Manage JRS’ budget and finances, allocating office assets, controlling office expenditures, and making day-to-day budgetary decisions;
o Ensure organizational compliance with all applicable budgeting laws and rules;
o Supervise and oversee audits.
· Public and Community Relations:
o Build productive relationships with juvenile system stakeholders, community members and organizations, and other partners and collaborators;
o Represent JRS in public forums, serve .
· Systemic Reform and Litigation
o Lead JRS’ effort to stimulate systemic reform throughout the juvenile justice system, in New Orleans and statewide, through developing and implementing strategic reform plans;
o Identify, pursue and direct litigation strategies that advance the vision and mission of JRS.
· Board Development and Relations:
o Communicate and coordinate with the JRS Board of Directors;
o Recruit new Board members.
· Significant experience in public defense or a related field;
· Demonstrated commitment to JRS’ mission, vision and values, including demonstrated commitment to serving indigent populations;
· Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write persuasively and clearly and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations;
· Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage staff;
· Demonstrated ability to raise funds;
· Current good standing to practice law in Louisiana, or admission to the practice of law in Louisiana achieved within one year of hire.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) a resume or C.V., including an e-mail address and daytime and evening telephone numbers; (3) a writing sample; and (4) a list of three professional references, including the name, address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address of each.
The position will remain open until filled with a qualified applicant. The position offers a competitive nonprofit salary, commensurate with experience.
Applications should be mailed or emailed to:
1820 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 205
New Orleans, LA 70130
Social Justice Educator/ Communications Specialist (Wisconsin)
Official title: ASSOC STU SERV COORD(T25FN)
Position Vacancy Listing PVL# 70214
Degree and area of specialization: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university plus 2 years applicable professional experience OR a Masters degree from an accredited college or university plus up to 1 year applicable professional experience. Master's degree preferred. Acceptable academic disciplines include: Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Social Justice, or a related academic field.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their experience, skills and abilities in the following areas:
-A minimum of 2 years experience working effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of ethnicities, identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies as well as personal and social orientations in a compassionate, culturally competent manner
-Ability to manage concurrent projects
-Extensive writing and/or editing experience for a variety of audiences.
-Ability to facilitate educational/skill building workshops
-Ability to work independently and as part of a team and meet deadlines
-Multi-issue social justice education
-Digital photography (preferred)
-Media justice, analysis, criticism, or social documentation
-Mac and PC operating systems
-Familiarity with institutions of higher education similar to the University of Wisconsin-Madison
-Willingness to serve as a contributing, active and positive member of the MSC staff and be committed to its organizational success
-A record of commitment to social justice principals and multicultural Student support
-A willingness and ability to work some evening and weekend hours
-A flexible working style and strong work ethic
-Practice ethical boundary-setting with students as befits a student affairs professional
-Ability to honor and demonstrate a strong sense of accountability and advocacy to the students whom they serve
50% Active Programming -
-Provide quality programs and services designed to increase cross-cultural competencies, elevate awareness of power and privilege , foster social justice, and improve campus climate for all students.
-Enhance the involvement and academic/personal success of students of color and their allies.
-Create programs which appropriately apply cultural, student, and identity development theories.
-Lead the Institute for Social Justice and Transformative Leadership (ISJTL) education team in the area of educational/training opportunities for students on the use of social justice media strategies (messaging, analysis, social documentation, cultural production, etc.).
-Collaborate with other staff members in implementing key outreach activities and coordinate communications/outreach with campus- and community-based organizations;
-Forge working relationships with other campus units that have Multicultural or Social Justice programming/support services,
-Represent the MSC on relevant campus communications committees
40 % Passive Programming
-Utilize knowledge of the Department's organizational philosophy, operational model, and educational/advocacy/support activities to create and implement effective communications strategies designed to support both the MSC's
strategic priorities and mission.
-Develop strategic communications plans, objectives, and guidelines for the MSC and advise the Director/Asst. Dean and center staff on all
-Serve as the primary editor for all Departmental publications and other forms of messaging, including the e-newsletter, annual report, brochures, and web content;
-Serve as a liaison between the MSC and University Communications
10% The Social Justice Educator/Communications Specialist will:
-perform other duties as assigned/requested by the Director/Asst. Dean or the Central Leadership Team of the Division of Student
-Advance the mission, vision and strategic priorities of the Division through day-to-day responsibilities and special projects.
-Demonstrate a commitment to fostering an inclusive living-learning-working community Represent Multicultural Student Center on divisional committees
-Represent the Division via campus committees, initiatives and events as requested
-Other duties as assigned
Founded in 1848 the University of Wisconsin-Madison has grown to become one of the nation's largest and most productive institutions of higher learning. The university enrolls more than 42,000 students in 135 undergraduate majors and 151 master's and 107 doctoral degree programs and has 374,000 living alumni. Award-winning research spanning the academic disciplines has earned UW-Madison a place among the world's elite institutions of higher education. More information on UW-Madison can be found at http://www.wisc.edu/about/ .
The Division of Student Life is comprised of eight departments including: the Associated Students of Madison,Center for First Year Experience, Center for Leadership and Involvement, International Student Services, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Campus Center, McBurney Disability Resource Center, Multicultural Student Center, Student Assistance and Judicial Affairs. Its mission is to cultivate, advance and interconnect the academic, professional, personal, and social development of students, and to champion a respectful, globally engaged and diverse university community. More information about the division and its departments can be found at http://www.students.wisc.edu/.
The Multicultural Student Center at UW-Madison leads the campus in providing A complex variety of educational and support services to enrolled UW students From diverse ethnic backgrounds. The MSC is seeking a social justice educator/communications specialist to develop and implement a sophisticated education-based communications strategy that embodies the spirit of its mission,vision and values. Reporting to the MSC's Assistant Director, this position facilitates a holistic approach to media based Social Justice Education. More information about the department can be found at http://msc.wisc.edu/msc/ .
In keeping with the MSC's historic legacy, its primary mission is: To collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically under-served students, are engaged and can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience. This is accomplished by:
-Cultivating and modeling a safe, inclusive and socially just environment for all members of the UW-Madison community
-Centering our work in a social justice framework
-Promoting personal, social and academic development, integrative learning, and professional success
-Providing support and creating a sense of belonging for students of color and other historically under-served students
-Organizing and facilitating a variety of diversity and social justice programs and discussions for the entire campus community
-Collaborating with academic departments and other campus partners to address emerging and lingering racial inequalities on the UW-Madison campus
The MSC advances Social Justice Education, multicultural student support, Collaborative programs and initiatives, development activities, cross-cultural experiences, and outreach.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring
A period of evaluation will be required
Appointment type: Academic Staff
Full time salary rate: Minimum $38,526 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term:This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: JULY 01, 2011
Number of positions: 1
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION Application must be received by: MAY 20, 2011
HOW TO APPLY: Submit applications by application deadline date to ensure consideration. Applications submitted after the posted deadline may be considered. Applicants should include a current resume or vita and a cover letter that addresses how their strengths and experience match the requirements of the position. Finalists will be asked to provide a list of professional references. Please note that under Wisconsin statutes the names of nominees and applicants who explicitly request confidentiality will not be made public; however the university is required to release the names of finalists.
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #70214 to
500 Lincoln Dr
75 Bascom Hall
Madison, WI 53706-1314
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE(http://www.wisconsinrelay.com/) for further information. )
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
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Project What Youth Advocate
Project WHAT! is looking for youth between the ages of 15-24, who have had an incarcerated parent and are willing to share their experience. We are looking for youth who share our desire to increase awareness of what it’s like to have a parent in prison or jail, and to improve services for youth with incarcerated parents. As a member of Project WHAT!, you will work with a writing instructor to write a true story based on your personal experience of having parent(s) incarcerated; speak publicly at conferences and workshops (including sharing the story you wrote); and facilitate trainings for adults and youth. You will receive support and training to achieve these goals. For more information about Project WHAT!, visit: www.communityworkswest.org, find us on Facebook.com/CWProjectWHAT or Text (510) 914-8164.
Pay & Other Opportunities
· $8/hour for summer training sessions (about 45 hours total) + $100 bonus at end of summer for great attendance
· $10-12/hour for attending mandatory weekly meetings during the year (start at $10/hour & work your way up)
· $25-$100 to present at each conference or training (depending on time commitment)
· You will gain skills in writing, public speaking, facilitation, and other employment experience
· Depending on your performance and opportunities that arise, there may be opportunities for free travel
· We provide transportation stipends and snacks at most meetings
· Attend all training and weekly meetings. Meetings will be held convenient to BART or public transportation in Oakland or San Francisco. (Past locations have been in downtown Oakland)
· Be able to work approximately 6 hours/week in the summer starting in mid June (about 40 hours total)
· Be able to attend a 2 hour meeting once/week during the school year (evenings)
· Be available to present/facilitate at conferences and trainings
· Make a minimum commitment of one year to the project
1. Write your story: You will work with a writing instructor. You must be willing to do writing assignments at home in preparation for group meetings and accept constructive criticism.
2. Attend public speaking & facilitation training: You must be willing to take risks, speak in front of other people, and accept feedback from the trainers.
3. Present/facilitate conferences and trainings: Trainings and conferences will mainly be in the Bay Area but may involve some out-of-town travel. Training service providers and speaking to youth is the heart of the project. It will be necessary for each team member to participate in at least 3 conferences or trainings.
4. Attend regular meetings: Meetings will be held approximately once/week between September 2011-May 2012 for ongoing training, team building and program planning. Attendance is required. Exceptions can be granted with permission (i.e., if you have an important schedule conflict like a Doctor’s appointment or other work).
5. Join a youth committee: Work with other youth on outreach and publicity or planning meetings and skill building activities for the whole team.
Skills and Experience We are Looking For
You MUST be willing to speak publicly, write and talk about your experience of having a parent incarcerated. We are looking for youth who: share our mission, will attend meetings regularly, are team players, and like to have fun.
APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 22, 2011
Application for Youth Advocate Position
How we will use the information you provide
The purpose of these questions is to inform Community Works staff about your background, experience and skills. With the exception of contacting your reference, any information that we share with anyone outside of our organization will be used anonymously (without your name or identifying information attached). By filling out this form you are not committing to accepting a position or taking the next step in the application process.
If we feel you are a good fit for the team, the next step would be for us to invite you to an in-person interview. By early May, you will receive a written response informing you whether or not you are invited to participate in the next step of the application process. We are aiming to schedule in-person interviews in May, and make job offers soon after that.
Mail, fax, or email the Application Cover Sheet and your answers to the short-response questions by April 22, 2011.
Submit your application to:
c/o Project WHAT!
1649 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone (510) 647-8899
Text (510) 914-8164
Fax (510) 647-8560
If you have questions as you are filling out the application, please feel free to email or call Mailee C. Wang, Program and Policy Director of Project WHAT! at the contact information above.
For more information, visit our website www.communityworkswest.org or find us on facebook.com/CWProjectWHAT.
Thank you. We look forward to reading your responses.
Case Manager-Neighborhood Recovery Initiative (Chicago, IL)
Under the direction of the Program Manager, the primary duty of the Case Manager of the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative (NRI) – Re-Entry Program is to provide assessment, support, linkage and referral services to youth who are exiting the juvenile justice system (and their families) within the Albany Park Community to help them successfully reintegrate back into the community.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university required. Experience working with youth and families preferred. Knowledgeable of DCFS regulations preferred. CERAP and DCFS licensure preferred. Other requirements are being able to follow up aggressively with linkages and families. Multi task orientated, work as a team player, able to communicate appropriately. Ownership of or ready access to an insured vehicle and maintain a clear driving record required. Valid Illinois driver’s license required.
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Government Affairs Fellow (Washington DC)
The Campaign for Youth Justice (www.campaignforyouthjustice.org) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the practice of trying, sentencing and incarcerating youth under the age of 18 in the adult criminal justice system. The Campaign is looking to hire for a short-term Government Affairs Fellow.
Fellowship Dates: March 15 through August 15 (flexible)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Description: Under the supervision of the President & CEO of the Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ), the Government Affairs Fellow is responsible for implementing CFYJ’s federal agenda, coordinating and strategizing with other national juvenile justice organizations and monitoring federal juvenile justice legislation
1. Promote CFYJ’s federal policy agenda with Congress to advance CFYJ’s mission.
2. Prepare time-sensitive advocacy documents to support CFYJ’s federal policy agenda, such as fact sheets, sign-on letters and action alerts for CFYJ and its networks.
3. Organize site visits for members of congress and key staff in DC and the states and prepare materials on juvenile justice/criminal justice programs.
4. Manage CFYJ’s field outreach and education on federal juvenile justice issues.
5. Prepare materials on juvenile justice as needed.
6. Organize congressional briefings on juvenile justice issues.
Experience: Required: Hill experience a must: Desirable: at least 1 year of congressional experience.
Core Knowledge and Skills:
Willingness to be a team player both within CFYJ and with allies in the juvenile justice field;
Ability to complete multiple tasks and high volume of work on deadline;
Attention to detail and strong writing and editing skills;
Excellent time management and organizational skills;
A proactive, creative and flexible attitude;
Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to the selection committee at
. No phone calls please. The deadline for applications is cob 5pm March 18th.
Functional Family Therapist for The Children's Aid Society (NY,NY)
The Children’s Aid Society is seeking qualified social service professionals to fill positions in three distinct time limited treatment programs in our new Family and Youth Intervention programs (formerly PINS Services) in the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx. These programs will provide short term, intensive, home/community-based therap eutic preventive services to adolescents and their families who have sought FAP/PINS intervention to address the youth’s problematic behaviors. The three program models include Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT), Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and Crisis Intervention (CI). MDFT is an intensive, short term (4 months) clinical, family based model of service delivery that can be tailored to the needs of adolescents between the ages of 11 and 18 and their families. Therapeutic interventions are provided in the home, office and can involve the school or other community partners. This model is most effective in the treatment of adolescents who are experimenting with or abusing substances, and/or may evidence co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. FFT is an intensive, short term (4 months) exclusively home-based family treatment approach that focuses on the multiple domains of client experiences (cognitive, emotional and behavioral) and their impact on the relationship between the adolescent and the family. It is comprised of three distinct phases of service delivery, thereby allowing the therapist to maintain fidelity to the model by focusing on the relational context of the family disruption. This model serves adolescents between the ages of 11 and 18 and their families by targeting the factors in the family interactions that are contributing to the negative behaviors. CI is also an intensive short term (2 months) model which occurs in the home and the office. It utilizes four key components (family crisis intervention, family mediation/conflict resolution, safety and risk assessment and case management) to deescalate the crisis, stabilize the family, help them problem solve and restore the family to their most adaptive level of functioning. Some families may require referrals to community-based services as indicated by the needs of each family.
•Carry a caseload of up to ten families
•Meet assigned families in their homes
•Comply with FFT model and its policies, procedures and accountability as well as those of the
•Administration of Children’s Services (ACS)
Training and ongoing clinical supervision in the FFT model will be provided by an FFT consultant, while administrative supervision will be provided by an on-site CAS FFT Administrative Supervisor. Candidates must also be flexible to work early mornings and on evenings as needed to meet clients’ availability.
•Minimum requirements are an LMSW or MA in a related field
•Experience working with adolescents and families in a child welfare, mental health or juvenile justice setting
•Flexible to work early mornings and/or evenings to meet clients' availability
•Bilingual therapists who are fluent in Spanish are preferred
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
DMC Project Coordinator- Bi-lingual (Spanish)(Rockaway, NJ)
Morris County Prevention Is Key (MCPIK) is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides science-based educational programs, youth mentoring programs, advocacy campaigns, professional development training, and information and referral services on substance abuse prevention, addiction, recovery support, violence prevention, and other emerging issues of concern to the community.
MCPIK seeks a dynamic Bi-Lingual Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Project Coordinator to manage and lead this newest grant funded initiative aimed at reducing the disproportionate number of minority youth in the Juvenile Justice System within Morris County. The Project Coordinator will be a fluent Spanish speaker and have experience in the social services field, manage services and program activities, including training, recruitment, program marketing, program facilitation, data collection and will be responsible for managing In-Kind funds and developing a diverse network of new in-kind funds.
-Provide research support for grant writing efforts
-Provide administrative assistance and project support to other staff and programs
-Contribute to the general operations and management of the office
-Must handle multiple tasks with competing priorities at one time
-Must meet deadlines and work efficiently and independently in a flexible work environment
-Travel and work on evenings and weekends as necessary
-Bachelor’s Degree in a social science or relevant field
-Fluent Spanish speaker
-Commitment to social justice and community issues
-Experience developing and planning community events and educational programs
-Must have excellent written communication, verbal communication and research skills
-Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs
-Basic professional, leadership, and public speaking skills
-Highly detail-oriented with the ability to keep track of long-term vision and goals at the same time
-Strategic and analytic thinker
-Outgoing, positive, and energetic personality
-Experience working with diverse populations
-Criminal background check required
Email resume, cover letter and references to:
Executive Director of Austin Clubhouse (Austin, TX)
The Board of Directors, current Executive Director, members and staff of Austin Clubhouse, located in Austin, Texas, are seeking a full-time Executive Director. The Executive Director will work in partnership with Clubhouse members and staff, community partners, and a strong Board of Directors to manage the operations of Austin Clubhouse.
Summary: The Executive Director is responsible for managing the operations of the Clubhouse, including program administration and development, day-to-day fiscal management, personnel, public relations, marketing, fundraising, and quality assurance. The Executive Director must be able to exert strong leadership in mobilizing members, staff and the board of directors to create a program that boosts member’s confidence and purposefulness, guarantees quality paid employment in the community, creates educational opportunities, accesses housings and develops recreational and cultural opportunities.
Reporting Structure: This position is supervised by the Board of Directors and will oversee staff (program generalists), volunteers, and interns.
Board and Community Relations
• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with Austin Clubhouse Board of Directors, Grantors, and stakeholders in the Austin community
• Along with the Board of Directors, develop a diversified fundraising strategy, write grants, solicit individual donors, and investigate contracts with local, state, and federal agencies
• Sit on Board of Director Committees
• Organize and facilitate orientation for new Board Directors. Evaluate Austin Clubhouse’s programs on an ongoing basis, convey this information in regular meetings with the Board of Directors.
• In concert with the Board, develop the budget. Implement, administer, and monitor the budget.
• Responsible for overall fiscal accountability, stay within annual budget restraints; maintain fiscal records.
• Maintain financials in Quickbooks and give monthly financial reports to the board.
• Implement and monitor the Austin Clubhouse’s Strategic Plan.
• Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate all staff.
• Work with staff and membership to develop plans for program coordination and enhancement.
• Attend training provided by the International Center for Clubhouse Development.
• Create innovative strategies to promote new membership.
• Implement annual development plan, which identifies new funding sources. Provide leadership and support in maintaining current donor base.
• Ensure appropriate donor stewardship.
Education: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in human services (social work, psychology, or similar), and/or relevant experience as determined by the Board of Directors; Master’s degree preferred.
• 5 years experience working with individuals who have chronic mental illness and/or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders; understanding and belief in the recovery process and the Clubhouse model
• Experience in nonprofit or human services management, preferably in developing and managing a start-up nonprofit organization, including ability to develop and execute strategies for fundraising, public relations, and advocacy
• Experience working with a Board of Directors
• Familiarity with community support systems, health care and human service resources; familiarity with the Austin community
• Have a clear understanding of, ability to articulate, and a commitment to the values and beliefs of a Clubhouse program for people living with mental illness
• Highly organized and focused, self-motivated, with excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to handle multiple tasks
• Strong work ethic and ability to work flexible hours with a diverse group of people
• Willingness to attend 3-week, paid, out-of-town, intensive ICCD training
• Currently live in Austin, or willing and able to relocate to the Austin area
Compensation: TBD based on qualifications and experience.
Application Instructions: Send resume, letter of interest, and a list of 3 references to
. Be sure to put “CLUBHOUSE ED APPLICATION” in the subject line of your email. In your letter of interest, please describe your understanding of the Clubhouse model and the factors that prompted you to apply for this position, as well as details about your track record of performance, desire to learn, and thoughts on recovery. No phone calls, please.
Afterschool Instructor at City of Dreams (SF, CA)
City of Dreams is seeking an energetic youth instructor for its fun and exciting afterschool program! The After School Instructor will co-create educational curriculum and materials, will assist facilitate classes consisting of 7-12 youth, take attendance, tutor youth ages 9-13, and evaluate outcomes. Emphasis is placed on holding the context of the day: keeping the focus on the lessons, creating lesson materials, diffusing problems, and maintaining order and safety.
When: Every Monday & Tuesday from 3:30-6:00pm. Initial training period will take place on Wed & Thurs 3:30-6:00pm
Where: Bayview, San Francisco 94124
Core Competencies (Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following competencies. Core competencies with an asterisk* represent the minimum requirement for the position):
• Ensures for the health and safety of participants*
• Follows safety and emergency procedures*
• Maintains accurate program records and follows reporting procedures*
• Deliberately designs and conducts activities that are focused on program goals*
• Supports a program environment that is learner‐centered*
• Ability to connect and relate to youth*
• Promotes a sense of physical and emotional safety*
• Supports between staff and participants*
• Supports positive relationships between participants*
• Conducts activities that expand the participants’ knowledge and understanding of their immediate community and larger global community
• Promotes the meaningful engagement and leadership of the participants
• Incorporates activities to promote physical health
• Incorporates academic content and skill development that contributes to participants’ school success and helps address the achievement gap
• Ability to implement project-based learning
• Demonstrates positive work and team ethic*
• Adequately informs, shares information, and collaborates with important adults*
• Advocates for the participants’ needs, providing referral information when appropriate*
• Respects and honors cultural and human diversity*
• Strives for self-improvement
• Communicates effectively with other staff, stakeholders, and parents
• Ability to effectively support English learners
• Must pass a Department of Justice background check
To apply for this position, review our website: www.cityofdreams.org and the Core Competencies of the position listed above. Then send cover letter & resume to
. Please specify “After School Instructor” in the subject line.
Juvenile Justice Policy/Advocacy Internship (Washington DC)
The Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) is accepting applications for its 10 week internship program. We accept full-time interns during the summer.
We seek interns interested in being introduced to the “nuts and bolts” of juvenile and criminal justice reform and issue campaign organization and management. This may include everything from poring through government reports, statistics, records, and data to working on the communications strategy associated with a state-based campaign/ initiative or analyzing legislation with clear policy implications.
We are committed to creating a fulfilling and rewarding internship experience and view this as a partnership between our organization, students, and educators. Interns are fully integrated into the office and can be expected to perform basic administrative tasks. Interns are included in regular staff meetings, as well as strategy meetings to learn about Campaign strategy.
Projects interns can expect to work on include:
o 50-State Analysis – Analyze state statutes; conduct literature reviews; write fact sheets; research potential new states for advocacy;
o Policy Brief Series – Write summaries of research on hot topics, including youth in adult jails, blended sentencing, and consequences of adult convictions;
o Youth & Parent Support –Conduct focus groups with parents of court-involved youth; assist with youth and parent outreach efforts; assist in developing materials for the Campaign’s website; assist in developing a curriculum on organizing and advocacy for youth, parents, and their families;
o Direct Advocacy Assistance – Develop materials for attorneys to use in transfer cases, such as expert listings and research summaries;
o Congress Project – Prepare advocacy materials for the reauthorization of the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) currently underway; work with national advocates; organize legislative briefings for Members of Congress and their staff;
o National Outreach – Contact national and state organizations to join the campaign and endorse the national resolution to reduce transfer of youth to the adult criminal justice system;
o Fundraising Outreach – Assist with researching funders; writing and editing introductory letters, review and proofread grant reports;
Youth Justice Policy Interns have the chance to witness first-hand the development and implementation of issue campaign strategy and gain an insiders view on how legislative reforms at both state and federal levels occur. Youth Justice Policy Interns/Fellows will:
1) Learn issue campaign organization and skills (e.g., grassroots organizing tactics, media and communications strategies, lobbying);
2) Gain experience in presenting quantitative and qualitative analysis in a variety of formats (e.g., fact sheets, PowerPoint presentations, policy briefs) for multiple audiences with no knowledge of data analysis; and
3) Improve their research and writing skills by contributing to a variety of CFYJ publications.
Send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample (2-5 pages) to:
The Internship Selection Committee at
The selection process begins Monday February 28th. No phone calls please.
Parenting Education Coordinator at First 5 Fresno
DURATION: through 6/30/2012
PROGRAM ACCOUNTABLILITY: Program Oversight provided by Children’s Institute at CSUF
EMPLOYMENT ACCOUNTABILITY: Employment Oversight by CSN’s Executive Director
PURPOSE OF THE JOB: Conduct an in-depth, county-wide study of the resources and needs of parents with young children as they relate to their ability to support their child’s development. Responsible for using the data and research to develop a plan that will link current services, as well as provide a wide range of new support services ranging from education for the most basic parenting skills to intense intervention services for our highest risk families.
1. Identify key stake holders and develop relationships to support data collection.
2. Conduct initial phase of parent education data collection and inventory research.
3. Support the Children’s Institute in the production of draft findings from data collection and inventory research to include, but not limit ed to: Models, staffing, funding, frequency/duration, incentives, support services (i.e. transportation, childcare, etc.).
4. Networking, collaborating and communicating with public and private community agencies and service providers;
5. Maintain visibility in the community, representing CSN, Children’s Institute and First 5 Fresno County;
6. Create systems and procedures as needed.
1. Ensures balanced budget for function; and
2. Ensure timely payments to contractor(s) and fiscal reporting to Executive Director.
1. Create and maintain positive agency/project image; and
2. Develop collaborative relationships with other community agencies for information exchange, joint projects when appropriate, and advocacy efforts.
The staff member will:
1. Work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines. The staff member shall, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors
2. Be able to build good working relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and bring in new leaders;
3. Like and respect people; ability to create positive energy in individuals and groups; ability to organize people or tasks, to develop realistic action plans realizing time constraints and resource availability; ability to work with people in such a manner as to build high morale and group commitment to goals and objectives;
4. Be able to conceptualize and communicate well;
5. Be dependable, fulfill commitment, follow through;
6. Be professional, willing to separate personal from organizational interests;
7. Display maturity: have a strong self‑identity; able to challenge people to act on their values and self‑interests;
8. Takes responsibility for their own actions and decisions;
9. Have imagination and curiosity ‑ does not take things for granted and is willing to ask questions and learn;
10. Be able to make decisions on available information and take actions in accordance with agency policy and procedures and Funding Terms and Conditions specifications;
11. Utilize clear written and verbal communication and sound documentation techniques;
12. Be able to accurately and professionally express an opinion or feeling to others, regardless of their position;
13. Be able to use a systematic approach in problem solving;
14. Be able to modify own behavior style to respond to the needs of others while maintaining own objectives and sense of dignity; and
15. Be able to be sensitive to special needs while maintaining a sense of urgency.
BASIC SALARY & BENEFITS WILL INCLUDE:
Salary: $ 50,000 annual.
Full health & dental coverage (after 3 month introductory period)
Paid vacation and holidays
Education: Masters in Social Services, Child Development or related field.
Experience: Experience working with community agencies and service providers. Be knowledgeable about parenting training and support models in use around the county.
§ Reliable transportation and valid California Driver’s License;
§ Proof of automobile insurance with minimum limits of $100,000/$300,000/$100,000 (bodily injury & property damage);
§ strong communication skills;
§ customer/community service commitment;
§ respect for self, team members and clients;
§ multi-task oriented;
§ detail oriented;
§ computer literate
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION:
§ be drug-free;
§ have the stamina, strength and alertness to work a minimum of 40 hours per week plus attend night and weekend meetings/events as required;
§ Daily work could include: sitting at a desk and/or computer for periods of time; telephone work; walking to other areas of the building: for meetings, to make copies, to get mail or forms; filing; lifting/organizing supplies; use of equipment such as copy machines, fax machine, electric stapler, calculator/adding machine, coffee pot; assist in loading and/or unloading vehicles with equipment/supplies; securing and driving rental vehicle; purchase items; attend events/meetings away from office during the day and/or evening hours; and professional in attire, composure, attitude and interactions with others.
Associate Director at Center for Media Justice
The Center for Media Justice (CMJ) is seeking a dynamic organizational leader to plan and evaluate our innovative communications and media organizing programs, and nurture our skilled program team of media organizers, field builders, and communications trainers. As a cutting edge communications strategy and media policy intermediary for grassroots organizations serving communities of color and America’s poor, we are looking for a unique leader who can take our work to the next level. We seek a leader who is experienced in program and strategic planning and evaluation, and who is familiar with popular-education training methods, community organizing, and strategic communications for social change. If you are qualified and visionary, with a deep and demonstrated commitment to social change, come join a diverse team whose commitment to media change as a political and healing art is transforming media conditions all over this country.
With an office in Oakland, California, and staff in Chicago and New York, CMJ’s mission is to create media and cultural conditions that strengthen movements for racial justice, economic equity, and human rights. We work at the intersection of media and social change to remove institutional barriers to media equity and ensure that movements for justice have a public voice—so communities of color and America’s poor have a fighting chance.
The Associate Director provides visionary leadership and strategic direction to all Center for Media Justice programs, with primary responsibility for Program Team coordination and oversight, program planning and evaluation, the development of organizational systems that support program work, and management of special projects including our earned-income training program. As a partner to the Executive Director, the Associate Director is a visionary program director who is also a detail-oriented manager, experienced strategic communicator, and skilled trainer.
The Associate Director is full-time and is responsible for supervision of the Media Justice Field Director, the Communications Strategist, the National Organizer, the Program Assistant, and related program associates. CMJ’s Executive Director supervises this position. Some travel required. Salary is between $57,000 and $63,000 annually, with full medical, dental and vision benefits, substantial vacation package, optional 401(k), and quarterly wellness stipend. Position is in Oakland, CA.
Primary Areas of Work
• Program team coordination and oversight
• Program planning, operations, and evaluation
• Special projects leadership
• Organizational leadership and activities
• Over three years’ nonprofit management experience as an Executive, Associate, or Program Director
• Direct supervision of staff of three or more
• At least two years’ teaching or training experience, with knowledge of curriculum development for social change
• Some experience in budget development and management
• Familiarity and some experience with community organizing and strategic communications methods
• Familiarity with database software and online platforms including Salsa, Salesforce, etc.
• Ability to travel via airplane, 20% of time
To Apply: Please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing why your experience, skills, commitment, and vision makes you the next valuable member of our team! Resumes can be sent to
. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and progressive visionaries are encouraged to apply.
Administrative Assistant at Center for Media Justice
The Center for Media Justice (CMJ) seeks an Administrative Assistant to join our staff. The position is part-time, non-exempt and is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated individual committed to social justice. There is a possibility for increased hours and pay in July 2011. Target start date is February 7.
Pay rate is $32,000 at 50% FTE ($16,000). Full (not pro-rated!) medical, dental and vision benefits, generous vacation package, optional 401(k), and quarterly personal growth stipend provided. Position is in Oakland, CA.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
The Center for Media Justice is looking for an smart, competent, proactive individual who is passionate about building strong organizations and a strong movement for justice. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for general office and administrative tasks, supporting the Executive Director, and assisting with program support as needed. Duties include:
- Administrative office management and support such as maintaining office supplies, taking deposits to the bank, and taking mail to the post office
- Scheduling meetings and maintaining an up-to-date calendar for the Executive Director
- Booking travel for ED
- Documenting ED’s phone messages and return calls
- Maintaining ED’s timesheets
- Providing basic office upkeep of shared office areas
- Taking notes at events and meetings
- Providing logistical support to CMJ events and activities, such as board meetings, staff retreats, and program convenings
- Attending and participating in staff meetings, with rotating facilitation and note taking
- Participating in organizational retreats and other activities as required
Qualified applicants should have:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to plan and manage multiple projects, solve problems, work well in a diverse team
- Ability to work well in fast-paced environment and balance self-sufficiency with collaborative decision-making
- At least two years’ experience in an administrative position
- Experience with Macintosh computers, MS Word and MS Excel, email, calendar programs
- Commitment to racial and economic justice and media transformation
- Experience with Salesforce or other online CRM is a plus
People of color, members of the queer/transgender community, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please email a resume and cover letter to
, with the subject line “Administrative Assistant Application.” Please include all materials in the body of your email; do not send attachments.
Advocacy Intern at Human Rights Watch
The Children’s Rights Division of HRW is seeking an intern to assist the California Advocate in our Los Angeles office, where our efforts are focused on juvenile delinquency and foster care abuses. The intern will help with a variety of projects, which may include creating a database of investigations; researching and writing profiles of juveniles who have been sentenced to life in prison in California; researching, summarizing, and analyzing laws and social science reports on various issues pertaining to juvenile justice and foster care; organizing information and communications; following up with field contacts; working with family members of incarcerated; legislative work; other administrative duties such as filing, writing letters, working with spreadsheets, data entry from inmate surveys; and translating, depending on the intern’s specific language skills.
Internships are unpaid. Students are often able to arrange academic credit, as HRW internships offer direct exposure to the workings of an international human rights organization, close supervision by the HRW staff, interaction with other U.S. and international organizations and foreign and domestic government officials, and opportunities to attend lectures, trainings, and special events relating to human rights.
Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated and reliable, with a strong interest in human rights, juvenile justice, and/or dependency issues. Personal or professional experience in the areas of juvenile delinquency or foster care is highly desirable. Relevant coursework is helpful, and knowledge of foreign languages is a plus. Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, Internet applications) are required. The candidate should be based in Los Angeles or its surrounding areas, and must be available a minimum of 15 hours a week for three months. A higher number of hours is desirable. Strong preference will be given to individuals in graduate school, law school students or individuals with research experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply immediately by emailing a letter of interest, resume, three names or letters of reference, and a brief, unedited writing sample (no calls or email inquiries, please) to
. Please use “CRD Internship Application” as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed. It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email. If emailing is not possible, send materials (please do not split a submission between email and regular post) to:
Human Rights Watch
Attn: Internship Coordinator
11500 W. Olympic Blvd. #441
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Fax: (310) 477-4622
More information on the LA internship program can be found at: http://www.hrw.org/en/cities/la/internships
Human Rights Watch is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.
Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.
TCJC Policy Analyst and Advocate
(January -June 2011)
The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TCJC) is a non-profit, non-partisan policy reform and advocacy organization. We provide research and educational materials to policy makers, stakeholders, key organizations, and community members to promote responsible and fair criminal justice policies in Texas.
TCJC is seeking an Austin-based Policy Analyst and Advocate during the upcoming 82nd Legislative Session. This position will be a temporary position, ending in June 2011. The Policy Researcher and Advocate will support our criminal justice policy reform efforts through issue-specific research, bill tracking and analysis, and written materials production.
Qualifications: Applicant must work well in a collaborative environment and have a commitment to justice that is consistent with the mission of TCJC. Applicants with a range of education and experience may be considered; however, individuals with prior Texas legislative staff experience and/or criminal justice policy experience will be preferred. The most qualified applicants will have the following characteristics:
Broad understanding of the Texas criminal justice system, including areas such as indigent defense, probation, sentencing, collateral consequences, parole, and re-entry.
Critical thinking skills with an ability to identify, collect, and interpret relevant data to be incorporated into educational materials, with emphasis on the fiscal and social impact of policies.
Excellent writing skills with a strong attention to content accuracy and formatting detail; written materials may include bill analysis, fact sheets, and testimony.
Strong verbal communication skills with a high level of comfort presenting information to policy makers and stakeholders.
Ability to complete tasks thoroughly, both independently and collaboratively, under a deadline.
Ability to work flexible hours and carry a heavy time commitment.
TCJC will provide a base salary paid bi-weekly during the 6-month position term.
Application: Interested persons should send a cover letter, résumé, and a writing sample by email to Leah Pinney at
, please note "Policy Researcher and Advocate" in the subject line.
Youth Justice Institute (YJI) Job Announcement
POSITION SUMMARY: The Youth Advocate works to fulfill the program goals and objectives of the Advocacy Program operated by Youth Justice Institute through assessment, court representation, and case management services for youth involved in San Francisco County’s delinquency system. This position works between 20 to 30 hours per week. Download the listing here.
Project WHAT! Program Director Job Description
About Community Works: Community Works (CW) engages youth and adults in arts, education and restorative justice programs that interrupt and heal the far-reaching impact of incarceration and violence by empowering individuals, families and communities.
About Project WHAT! Project WHAT! (PW) raises awareness about the effects of parental incarceration on children, with the long-term goal of improving services and policies that affect children of incarcerated parents. The program engages Bay Area youth ages 15-20 who currently have, or have had, parents in prison or jail. PW was launched in 2006 and uses a variety of strategies to draw attention to the issue of parental incarceration and its effects on children, including public presentations, traditional and alternative media, public art exhibits, and special events. PW heavily promotes youth leadership and youth-adult partnerships within the program.
About the Position: The Project WHAT! Program Director will be responsible for working with 10-15 youth each year and a growing alumni network; shaping the future direction of Project WHAT!; successful program implementation; evaluation; and working with the grant writer to ensure adequate and sustainable funding. The Program Director may be asked to represent the program and organization in various partnerships.
1) Provide direct support to 10-15 PW youth: • Facilitate regular meetings with youth: summer intensive training and weekly meetings after-school during the academic year • Provide support to youth to facilitate trainings and make public presentations • Develop new curriculum • Communicate with youth on regular basis about a variety of things (upcoming meetings, events, other opportunities, check-ins, evaluations) • Coordinate and supervise summer training and support youth in writing their stories • Recruit and train new youth each year
2) Perform administrative, evaluation and fundraising functions as required: • Write grants and draft reports to funders • Administer and analyze evaluation data • Develop and oversee program and special event budgets • Maintain attendance records, youth time sheets, youth paychecks • Book rental space and ensure payment • Update PW portion of the website using a basic content management program
3) Correspond/communicate with partners: • Speak with interested parties to coordinate PW presentations • Develop new partnerships and seek out opportunities for presentations • Coordinate training for PW youth with guest presenters as needed
4) Work with youth to develop ideas for special projects and then provide support and guidance for successful implementation.
5) Represent PW and CW at meetings with funders, partners and allies.
Minimum Qualifications: • Possession of a BA or higher • At least 4 years of experience in direct service with youth (teaching, running after-school or community-based programs, etc.) • Experience in program design and management • A solid understanding of the criminal justice system and its impact on communities of color and poor communities • Demonstrated commitment to achieving social justice and/or criminal justice reform. • An understanding of positive youth development principles • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint • Clean driving record and ability to drive youth to events and presentations • Able to work some nights and weekends, including chaperoning overnight trips • Able to attend conferences or events in which PW youth participate (in- and out-of-state) • Solid judgment and professionalism are critical
Desired Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have some experience in grant writing and reporting, administering and analyzing evaluation data, involvement in organizing or activism (volunteer or professional), and substantive knowledge of the criminal justice system and legislative process in California. A Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Policy, or Public Administration is preferred. People of color and those with personal experience of parental or familial incarceration are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary range: $42,000-$52,000, depending on experience and qualifications
Benefits: Health care (Kaiser), paid vacation and holidays and limited dental reimbursement
How to Apply
Apply immediately by emailing your resume, cover letter, 3 references, and a 1-3 page writing sample to
. Use your full name as the subject line. Only full applications will be considered. Applications must be received by midnight on Thursday, June 3, 2010.
Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Final applicants may be invited for a second interview and/or demonstration teaching session before a staff and youth panel.
Youth Rights Media
Youth Rights Media, a New Haven based nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth, seeks an Executive Director.
Youth Rights Media (YRM) builds youth power and leadership by engaging young people in video
production and community organizing, equipping youth with the tools, skills and strategies to know,
protect, and advance their rights for the purpose of affecting change within themselves and their
communities. For eight years, YRM’s youth media has produced award-winning films that have been distributed nationally. Members of YRM’s organizing initiatives have then used these films locally to launch awareness and action campaigns that have resulted in tangible changes in Connecticut’s justice and education systems. YRM currently has four full-time staff members who work with a core group of approximately 50 youth annually. The work of YRM’s youth, in turn, has reached thousands of community members across the state of Connecticut.
The Executive Director must be a visionary and engaging leader, an experienced manager, and deeply committed to young people’s growth and development. YRM is a small, lean organization where all staff play a direct, hands-on role. The Executive Director must excel at balancing multiple tasks, including internal management of the staff and programs, external relationships with key stakeholders, collaborators, and allies, and the demands of working in a fluid, fast-paced youth-centered environment. The Executive Director will be responsible for ensuring that the organization is fiscally and programmatically sound, and must work to strategically advance YRM’s purpose and goals. The Executive Director position is a full-time, salaried position with benefits.
The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will posses business and financial management skills; youth development, criminal justice and education policy expertise; and experience leading and managing staff. The ideal candidate will also have a demonstrated commitment to social justice efforts. In addition, the ideal candidate will be:
• Familiar with youth media production, specifically as it relates to issues impacting young people in
• Experienced in managing, developing, and leading youth programs that integrate youth
development theory, and principles of youth organizing;
• Knowledgeable of the New Haven community, including specific policies and trends impacting
youth in the educational and juvenile justice systems.
The Executive Director is responsible for:
• Supervising the organization’s staff and overseeing the development, implementation and
evaluation of programming that advances vision and mission;
• Fostering and maintaining relationships with partner agencies, local government, educational and
community organizations, and relevant partners that advance the mission of YRM;
• Maintaining a positive and strong organizational culture that prioritizes young people and helps
attract and retain creative, competent, and committed staff;
• Working in partnership with the board of directors to address critical organizational needs and
• Fundraising, including cultivating individual donors, obtaining support from foundations, and
• Managing the organization’s finances and ensuring the organization maintains sound business
practices and legal compliance
Submit a cover letter and resume, including employment history, professional qualifications, professional memberships, salary requirements, and references to Fahd Vahidy at
with Executive Director of Youth Rights Media in the subject heading or by mail to:
Youth Rights Media
c/o Public Allies CT
85 Willow Street, Building A, Suite 2-3
New Haven, CT 06511
Applications must be submitted by April 23, 2010.
Youth Rights Media makes all employment decisions, including those related to hiring, firing, training, promotion, pay and benefits, without regard to gender, race, color, age, political opinion/affiliation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin/ancestry, religion/faith, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical/mental disability, military/veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.
Center for Young Women’s Development
The Center for Young Women’s Development mission is to empower and inspire young women who have been involved with the juvenile justice system and/or the underground street economy to create positive change in their lives and communities.
The Wellness Coordinator is responsible for providing young women in the Sisters Rising program and Girls Detention Advocacy Program with trainings and assistance on how to get childcare, drug treatment, housing, jobs, and health care. The Wellness Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that young women understand how to navigate and access services. Our goal is always to promote self-sufficiency so young women can make better choices and live healthier lives. The Wellness Coordinator will do this through one-on-one counseling, after care support, and will work as part of a team with the Program Coordinators.
•Conduct initial intakes and assess the needs of CYWD participants
•Develop individualized service plans with participants which could include career planning, employment referrals, educational assistance, family counseling, housing assistance, courtroom advocacy, etc.
•Perform intensive case management and maintain a case load of 20 participants monthly
•Implement an electronic and hard file case management tracking data system.
•Develop a clear understanding of the services available for participants and negotiate services.
•Develop effective collaborations as they relate to your job.
•Serve as a liaison with parents, school personnel, probation officers, and lawyers.
•Facilitate two weekly groups
•Update and coordinate participant’s toolkits and solicit donations for toolkits
•Coordinate weekly massage and therapy sessions for participants at CYWD
•Any other duties requested by your supervisor
•Minimum of three years of intensive case management experience combined with working with high-risk young women and communities of color.
•Experience in crisis management
•Knowledge of the San Francisco juvenile and criminal justice systems.
•Knowledge of resources and services provided in San Francisco and a good standing relationship.
•Must be able to demonstrate working knowledge of best practices for assisting economically disadvantaged and/or other underrepresented populations
•Experience with facilitating, creating, and implementing activities geared towards high-risk young women and conflict resolution
•Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills.
•Effective listening skills informed by the ability to empathize, show compassion, and use discretion.
•Ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment
•Ability to maintain a professional personal appearance
•Computer and internet literacy, including Microsoft Office proficiency;
•A good track record of exiting out clients (success rate)
•Must be able to work some nights and weekends
D.O.E./Full-time with paid sick and vacation leave and health and dental insurance
The Center for Young Women’s Development is an equal employment opportunity employer
If interested in this position, please email your resume and cover letter to
or fax it to 415-703-8818 Attn: Shirlese Garrick. The deadline for applying for this position is Friday April 23, 2010.
Alternatives for Community and Environment
Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE) seeks a full time Co-Organizer/Director for its Roxbury Environmental Empowerment Project (REEP). ACE is a nonprofit environmental justice organization based in Roxbury, MA. ACE builds the power of lower income communities and communities of color in New England to eradicate environmental racism and classism and achieve environmental justice. We believe that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and to be decision-makers in issues affecting our communities. ACE organizes residents to identify and coordinate campaigns around critical environmental justice issues.
REEP is a youth-led, environmental justice, community organizing program. REEP builds youth leadership, community, and power to fight for environmental justice. Environmental justice provides a framework for young people to name and understand the systems of oppression in their surroundings, and to work for solutions to the problems that they experience on a daily basis. During the school year, REEP works with 2-3 public high schools to conduct in depth, student-led, community action projects.
The Co-Organizer/Director for REEP coordinates and oversees all aspects of the program with the other Co-Organizer/Director, including supervising youth organizers, developing workplans and budgets, and implementing the workplans. Responsibilities (included but not limited to):
- Support Youth Led Organizing Campaigns and Community Action Projects: Support the participation and leadership of Youth Organizers in youth-led organizing campaigns and in schools community action projects.
- Leadership Development: Assess training needs to develop and provide training for Youth Organizers. Maintain and implement Youth Organizer basic training curriculum. Provide additional leadership development opportunities through hands-on experience, including conducting environmental justice tours and workshops.
- Supervision and Program Administration: Coordinate recruitment process for youth organizers. Hire (and fire if necessary) youth organizers. Create program workplans with youth organizers. Maintain personal development plans for each youth organizer and support personal development goals through training, hand-on experience, and referrals to other resources. Facilitate program planning and draft workplans for Executive Director Approval. Draft program budget for Executive Director and monitor and approve program expenditures.
- Program/Organizational Planning: Participate and co-lead REEP program team planning. Participate in ACE-wide strategic planning and other organizational development processes.
Qualifications: Minimum 3 years experience in organizing and youth development; Commitment to social and environmental justice and agreement with organizational mission and goals; Ability to work well with diverse groups and populations; Experience in grassroots and campaign organizing and advocacy; Excellent communication skills- both verbal and written; Skilled facilitator and familiarity with popular education principles; Excellent organizational skills-- good attention to detail and well organized; Solid computer skills (familiar with Word, Excel, Internet, and database); Team player, self-starter, quick learner, and ability to work in fast-paced environment; Flexibility to work weeknights and weekends; Bi-lingual ability a plus
Salary: $35,000-$40,000, depending on experience, plus health and retirement benefits. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume by February 5, 2010 to: ACE, David Jenkins, 2181 Washington St. Suite 301, Roxbury, MA 02119. Phone: 617.442.3343 x 225 Fax: 617.442.2425 Email: jobs@ ace-ej.org
Women and people of color encouraged to apply
For more information see: www.ace-ej.org
The Program Officer leads the planning, development, implementation and assessment for one or more of Akonadi’s grantmaking programs. Reporting to and working collaboratively with the President, the Program Officer helps Akonadi fulfill its mission by staying abreast of emerging trends in philanthropy and the field of racial justice, and building connections within the target communities to create synergies and extend the impact of our work. This is a full-time, exempt position.
Major Responsibilities: The Program Officer is responsible for designing and carrying out Akonadi’s grantmaking programs, and for ensuring the effectiveness of each program, on its own terms and as part of Akonadi’s overall strategy. This position provides input into and helps manage Akonadi’s communications; ensures the Foundation has efficient and effective grantmaking and reporting systems; conducts peer networking with program staff of institutional funders; and provides input into the formulation and implementation of Akonadi’s long-term foundation wide strategy and Theory of Change. Working collaboratively and constructively with other team members, the Program Officer may manage junior staff or oversee contractors, as required.
Job Requirements. The position is based in the Foundation’s offices in Oakland, CA. Required skills and qualities:
• Deep understanding of, and strong commitment to, the mission and goals of the Foundation; extensive experience with the programs under this position’s direction
• Strong research and analytical skills, and ability to relate findings clearly
• Excellent oral and written communication and meeting facilitation skills, with a demonstrated ability to relate to and communicate with diverse communities
• Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and other computerized tools for developing text and graphic communications and reports
• College degree
• Ability to meet deadlines and motivate others to do so
• Must be able to work independently and multi-task with high degree of project and time-management capacity
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create positive, long-term working relationships by demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and customer service, tact, dependability, diplomacy and flexibility
• Ability to work in a small and friendly office environment where each staff person assumes multiple responsibilities while striving to achieve shared goals
• Ability and willingness to travel occasionally to meetings and conferences
Salary is competitive. Akonadi provides medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance and retirement benefits.
• A cover letter stating your interest, availability and general qualifications
• A resume or CV outlining your education, skills and experience
Please submit your complete application via email to
by February 8, 2010.
Job Announcement: Development Director
East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
Open until filled – Start date early 2010 [Posted January 12, 2010].
The East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) is celebrating 10 years of building power and raising standards for working families. We forge alliances of community, faith and labor organizations to advance economic and social justice.
You may also download an electronic copy of the announcement at http://www.workingeastbay.org/article.php?id=811
EBASE seeks a Development Director to lead grant and donor fundraising for a $1 million budget and lead a team of 2-3 staff and interns, working closely with the Executive Director. This is a senior staff position and reports directly to EBASE’s Executive Director. However, EBASE is willing to consider Development Coordinator applicants who do not meet the full requirements listed below. Position open until filled and starts immediately.
Required Experience and Qualifications
• At least 3 years experience with fundraising and a track record of success.
• Experience and enthusiasm for grassroots / individual fundraising.
• Superb written and oral communication skills. Excellent editing skills.
• Strong computer skills, particularly MS Word, MS Excel, email, and web.
• Demonstrated commitment to economic and social justice.
Most qualified candidates will also have additional experience
• Knowledge of nonprofit finance.
• Experience supervising and developing staff.
• Experience with special events and/or donor development.
• Familiarity with campaign communications, including media, newsletters, and email blasts.
Competitive salary DOE and generous benefits package. Excellent working environment that encourages team work and recognizes high-quality work. Willing to train on secondary job requirements.
To apply, please email cover letter, resume, 3 references and brief writing sample to:
Nikki F. Bas, Executive Director at
Please send documents in Microsoft Word or Adobe pdf format.
Miami Workers Center
Communications Associate and an Online Organizer
MWC is excited to announce the opening of two positions in the communications department at the Miami Workers Center. "We are now hiring a Communications Associate and an Online Organizer. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic organization that has always held communications as central to our strategy in fighting for racial and economic justice. These two positions will become part of a team that is expanding the work of Miami Workers Center to the entire state of Florida. The communications team has already been recognized as innovators and expert practitioners in the social justice sector. Now you can help us bring our work and impact to another level. Check out the job descriptions below (or download using the links) and encourage your qualified friends and aquaintances to apply. Or apply yourself!"
The application deadline is February 28th, 2010.
Job description for the Communications Associate: http://www.theworkerscenter.org/images/stories//commsassociate.pdf
Job Description for the Online Organizer: http://www.theworkerscenter.org/images/stories//onlineorganizer.pdf
School Of Unity & Liberation (SOUL)
The School Of Unity & Liberation (SOUL) is a school to build a movement. SOUL is working to lay the groundwork for a strong social justice movement by supporting the development of a new generation of organizers rooted in a systemic change analysis—especially people of color, young women, queer and transgender youth, and people from working-class communities. We believe that in order for organizers to build an effective movement for fundamental social change, they need support to develop nuts-and-bolts organizing skills, relevant political analysis, and a vision for fundamental social change. Over the past decade, SOUL has trained thousands of people from hundreds of organizations, and our curriculum has been distributed in communities across the US and beyond. Job Description:
The SOUL Lead Trainer will be responsible for coordinating SOUL’s core training programs, including training facilitation, logistics, and outreach responsibilities. We are looking for a dedicated, passionate, and experienced person to compliment SOUL’s training staff, to anchor these popular SOUL programs, and to support SOUL’s organizational work overall.
· Assume primary coordination and training facilitation responsibilities for SOUL Training for Trainers and SOUL Summer School.
· Work with the Executive Director, Program Director, and program consultants to provide additional program support to other programs as needed.
· Maintain systems and documentation of relevant curriculum and projects.
· Build and strengthen current partnerships with organizational allies and individuals.
· Actively participate in organizational assessments, program planning and evaluation processes.
· Revise existing curriculum and develop new curriculum as needed.
· Engage in additional SOUL staff activities and tasks as needed.
· Proven commitment to racial, gender, social and economic justice and desire to build a broader social justice movement;
· Experience facilitating groups, utilizing popular education methodology;
· Direct experience working with young people, and in working-class communities of color;
· Study or training experience in social movement history, community organizing, radical political theory, and/or other relevant issues;
· Demonstrated experience with political education and curriculum development;
· Demonstrated experience with program coordination required, additional program design & development experience preferred;
· Solid verbal and written communication skills;
· Strong personal organization, with ability to create and manage systems;
· High level of initiative, and ability to work independently and in collaborations;
· Bilingual proficiency a plus, Spanish/English preferred;
· Computer proficiency, ideally in Mac operating systems; MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint required; Adobe InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator preferred.
Employment Status and Compensation: This position is a full-time salaried position. Salary range is $38k-43k per year, depending on experience. Full medical/dental and generous vacation benefits are included. Due to the salaried nature of this position, this staff person should expect to work more than 40 hours per week at times, as schedule varies depending on the activities of the organization. Flexibility with nights and weekends required. This is a one-year position, with possible extension.
How to Apply: Email cover letter, references, and resume to:
, with SOUL Lead Trainer Search in the subject line. SOUL is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBT people, people from working-class communities, and young people are encouraged to apply. No phone calls or emails other than to apply please; we will only contact applicants we intend to interview. Position is open until filled. Intended start date is February 1, 2010.
The City University of New York
Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track) Public Management
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, an urban public institution, is a liberal arts college with a specialized mission in criminal justice, forensic studies, public service and related areas. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, John Jay College, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), offers bachelors and masters degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate School of CUNY. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, the College is undergoing a transformation that includes unprecedented faculty hiring, new undergraduate majors and masters programs, and a new 600,000 square foot building ready for occupancy in 2011. With so many changes underway, the college offers to its many new faculty the unusual opportunity to shape the future of their institution.
GENERAL DUTIES:Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise as noted below. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned
For Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor designations:
Ph.D. degree in area(s) of expertise, or equivalent as noted below. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
For Instructor designation:
A Master's degree in area(s) of expertise, and/or active progress toward a Doctorate, or equivalent as noted below. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
Doctorate degree in public administration or a closely related field is required. Promising ABDs or highly qualified and experienced people with advanced degrees can be considered at commensurate rank. We welcome all applicants in this field, but are especially interested in candidates with expertise or experience in one or more of the following specializations: Budget or Financial Management, Organizational Behavior and Theory, Inspection and Oversight, Policy Planning or Analysis, Measurement or Assessment, Justice Administration, Corruption, Ethics and Integrity, Court Administration, Homeland Security, Urban Planning, Human Resources, Incident Analysis.
TO APPLY Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one page statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to:
Respond To:Professor Ned Benton
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)
Department of Public Management
445 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
For additional information about the position, contact Professor Ned
College Web Site: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu
The City University of New York
Assistant/Associate Professor African American Studies
Position Detail Teaching - Social Sciences Perspective on Ethnicity/ Race, Justice and Globalization
POSITION DESCRIPTION AND DUTIES
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, an urban public institution, is a liberal arts college with a specialized mission in criminal justice, forensic studies, public service and related areas. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate School of the City University of New York. John Jay College is recognized for serving a broadly diverse student population. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, John Jay College is undergoing a transformation that includes unprecedented faculty hiring, new undergraduate majors and master’s programs, and a new 600,000 square foot building ready for occupancy in 2011. With so many changes underway, the College offers to its many new faculty the opportunity to shape the future of their institution.
The Department of African American Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York is currently seeking a faculty member at the Assistant or Associate professor rank with expertise in Africa and/or the African diaspora, including but not limited to the following areas of study: US cultural history, Caribbean history, African history, legal studies, religion, race and identity, transmigration. The successful applicant should be prepared to teach a variety of General Education undergraduate courses. We are seeking candidates who will contribute to the development of our BA program in Africana Studies. Individuals with doctoral or terminal degrees in History, Anthropology, Philosophy, the Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies, are strongly encouraged to apply.
African American Studies at John Jay College is a small interdisciplinary department in a college dedicated to providing “high quality education for students who are interested in the challenges of crime, safety and justice.” The department is launching a major in Africana Studies. This interdisciplinary approach will combine history, geography, art and music, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, and literature. Using themes such as culture, agency, struggle and justice, students will master extant multidisciplinary knowledge, and explore new ways of thinking about the cultures, philosophies, history and society of African peoples and their communities throughout the diaspora. Specifically, students will explore culture and justice as social constructs varying across time and geography, and will investigate the various ways that individuals and organizations mobilize internal and external resources to bring about social change.
Earned doctorate by date of appointment for applicants applying for an assistant professor position. For the associate professor position, the successful applicant should have an earned doctorate, a strong peer-reviewed research and publication record within the specified areas, and solid teaching skills.
TO APPLY: Position available Fall 2010
In addition to a thoughtful but succinct cover letter and a resume, applicants are asked to submit, by the closing date, as many of the following as possible:
1. Three letters of recommendation that should address among other issues, your interest, publication record and quality of work in the specified areas.
2. A one page statement of your teaching philosophy within the context of working within an urban institution with a student body that commutes daily and also works.
3. A syllabus for an introductory course, internationally themed around the interplay between ethnicity, justice, and globalization, with some modules addressing African Diaspora issues.
4. Candidates who are invited to be interviewed should be prepared to teach a 30 minute module to a class of freshmen in their area of expertise.
5. Copies of teaching evaluations.
6. Copies of publications.
Please send your complete package by the above closing date to:
C. Jama Adams, PhD
Department of African American Studies
John Jay College of Criminal Justice-The City University of New York
445 West 59th Street
New York, New York 10019
Web Site: www.jjay.cuny.edu
Equal Justice Society
Request for Proposals for Program Evaluator Consultant
The Equal Justice Society (EJS) was founded in the year 2000 as a project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2004, EJS became an independent 501(c)(3) organization. For the first time in our organizational history, thanks to the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, we seek to contract with a program evaluator consultant to provide two services: (a) craft an evaluation approach; and (b) conduct a third-party evaluation. We currently anticipate a timeline of February – March 2010 to craft an evaluation approach, then a timeline of April – May 2010 for the consultant to conduct an evaluation. EJS is committed to having program evaluations conducted annually at least through 2012. We currently have a budget of $10,000 for evaluation activities occurring in 2010. Our first priority is to evaluate projects falling under our legal strategy. Over time, we also desire to evaluate projects under our communications and grand alliance strategies.
Ideal consultant candidates will have some combination of the following strengths:
• Previous program evaluation experience;
• Previous experience in progressive law, racial justice or related fields;
• Previous experience with organizations engaged in work related to structural and/or institutional racism.
In crafting an evaluation approach, we expect the consultant to work collaboratively at a minimum with the EJS management team and EJS’s organizational development consultant. When conducting a third-party evaluation, we expect the consultant to work independently and deliver an evaluation report to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation by no later than May 31, 2010. At EJS’s discretion, we may also ask the consultant to deliver an evaluation report to additional stakeholders.
We envision a society where race is no longer a barrier to opportunity. EJS is a national strategy group that heightens consciousness on race in the law and popular discourse. Grounded by an agenda seeking progressive legal reform, our legal strategy is to redefine present-day discrimination using cognitive science, structural analysis, and public experience. In order to the force the courts’ hand to consider new legal frameworks in adjudicating discrimination cases, EJS’s communications strategy draws more institutional and public attention to race, countering mainstream notions of “colorblindness” and “personal responsibility”. While EJS is focused on moving a racial justice advocacy agenda within the law, our grand alliance strategy bridges across issue and self-identity based silos to move a shared progressive vision forward...
EJS supports legal advocacy organizations that are litigating cases addressing structural racism. We are now poised to expand our legal strategy, which may include trainings on litigation approaches, amicus support for litigators, and educational briefs to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. EJS has begun systematically monitoring discrimination cases and increase research analysis activities, which includes capturing the practical import of law review articles to inform litigation advocacy and training. An important component of our effort to change the law lies in our ability to proactively monitor and identify cases in which to serve as amicus. Additionally, we hope to conduct lawyer, judicial, and legislative education sessions on existing social science and persisting structural racism to seed content for legal arguments, opinions and policies. Currently, no national organization conducts such broad-based case tracking and educational support for legal actors on the “intent” doctrine. Finally, we intend to increase our public policy advocacy efforts and be available to testify at legislative hearings that may be scheduled locally, regionally or on Capitol Hill related to modern-day discrimination and its treatment within the law.
Interested candidates must submit the following by January 8, 2010:
• Proposal narrative (3 pages max);
• Résumé (in addition to the proposal narrative);
• Projected timeline and budget (in addition to the proposal narrative).
These materials must be submitted in Word or PDF format via email to
Interested candidates are invited to contact Miguel Gavaldón, EJS director of development, prior to drafting a proposal either by email (above) or 415.288.8704. Please note that EJS will be closed from December 21, 2009 through January 1, 2010.
THE FORD FOUNDATION / IMPACT SPECIALIST
The Ford Foundation is a private philanthropic institution that serves as a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide. Our goals are to: Strengthen democratic values; reduce poverty and injustice; promote international cooperation; advance human achievement. This has been our purpose for almost half a century.
This position will support the key activities of the Director, Impact Assessment. s/he will assist in developing and updating impact
assessment plans for all Initiatives and Field Office Strategies; review and summarize literature on impact assessment and related
topics from philanthropy, the non-profit sector, and other sectors; and will be responsible for helping to create and maintain an internal database of impact assessment consultants as well as being responsible for screening potential consultants for inclusion in the internal database. Responsible for analyzing data and generating reports from the Grant Budgeting System (GBS). Also manages meeting logistics for the Director as well as carrying out special projects as needed.
· At least two years experience in a position with data analysis on organizational performance, impact assessment, or other relevant activity
· Excellent skills in MS Office applications, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
·BA/BS or equivalent combination of experience and education with significant experience in social science or management field
·Skills in database construction and management
· Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods for evaluation and impact assessment
·Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·Knowledge of non-profit organizations and philanthropy
·Team player, able to work without extensive supervision
· Prior work experience with evaluation and impact assessment
· Prior work with non-profits and philanthropy
· MBA, MPA, or other similar degree is a plus
Grade: 126- Non Exempt
Hiring Guidelines: $48,600 - $58,000
To apply for employment, please visit www.fordfoundation.org/employment to submit your cover letter, resume including salary information. Excellent benefits include Foundation-paid comprehensive medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, generous vacation, and tuition reimbursement. Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at
The Ford Foundation, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital
status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.
Miami Workers Center / Deputy Director
The Miami Workers Center is looking for talented candidates to apply for the newly created Deputy Director position. A summary of the position is below, a full job description will be posted by the end of the week. “This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose you consider a mighty one, the being like a force of nature, rather than a feverish, selfish clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.” - George Bernard Shaw
The Miami Workers Center (the Center), is a strategy and action center which believes that the collective strength and voice of women, working class, and low-income people can advance humanity. The Center confronts the critical issues of poverty, racism, and gender oppression through unified community organizing, leadership development, communications, and coalition building strategies. Currently in a period of transformative growth, the Center seeks a committed and proven leader for the newly created position of Deputy Director.
The Deputy Director will have the following primary responsibilities:
-Managing the organization's day-to-day activities and operations
-Working collaboratively with the Executive Director and staff across all functions
-Provide the hands-on leadership needed to implement strategy, enhance operating infrastructure, build and maintain a dynamic system of integrated programs, and align staff and constituents to achieve organizational goals. Oversee administration and operation staff and also work in partnership with the Organizing Director to assist with community organizing and coalition building efforts and support the development of sustained internal and external relationships to promote the Center.
The ideal candidate will be a seasoned nonprofit professional who believes deeply in the power found in collective, aligned action.
S/he will have successful experience leading and managing diverse staffs and working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations and will have intellectual drive, a progressive outlook, and the entrepreneurial spirit to effectively implement and manage and plan the systems, resources, structures, and processes that support the Center's mission.
Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, salary history, should be sent to Lauren I. Gumbs, Senior Partner, Gumbs + Partners at
Crown Heights Anti-Gun Violence Program
Seeking Program Manager, Outreach Worker Supervisor, Outreach Worker
The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center, a project of the Center for Court Innovation, is seeking a Program Manager to run a Crown Heights anti-gun violence program, an Outreach Worker Supervisor for a new anti-gun violence program, and an Outreach Workers for a new anti-gun violence program.
The Center for Court Innovation, founded as a public/private partnership with the Fund for the City of New York, is a nonprofit think tank that helps aid victims, reduce crime and improve public confidence. Operating out of a storefront since the summer of 1998, the Mediation Center provides training, youth programs and resource links to community residents. Its mission is to strengthen the community and prevent future conflicts by enhancing access to justice, promoting public safety, and encouraging communication and understanding. The soon to be named anti-gun violence program will be a replication of the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention’s evidence-based CeaseFire: The Campaign to Stop the Shooting program, a cutting edge gun violence prevention model that aims to reduce and prevent shootings through the use of public health strategies. To apply: No phone calls please. Please fax to 718-774-5349 or email your resume and cover letter in Word to
by December 4, 2009. Include the job title in the subject line. To find out more details about each job description, visit www.crownheightsmediationcenter.blogspot.com or email
Adoption Navigator - Bilingual English/Spanish
Family Builders is a non-profit, licensed foster care and adoption agency, serving children in the foster care system. Family Builders believes that every child has the right to grow up in a permanent, nurturing family. Family Builders educates the community about the needs of waiting children, advocates on their behalf and places children with permanent, secure families, through adoption and other forms of permanency.
We currently have an opening for a bilingual Adoption Navigator. The Adoption Navigator assists families in navigating the adoption process. He/she will respond to inquiries about children who are listed on our web site; provide ongoing support for inquiring prospective adoptive families via telephone and e-mail as appropriate and provide administrative support as requested.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required. Computer skills required are Word and Excel, Access is desired. Must be fluent in both written and spoken Spanish; Good grammar and communication skills, use of independent judgment and the ability to maintain confidentiality are required. Must be organized and pay strong attention to detail. Must be committed to the mission of Family Builders. Knowledge of adoption and foster care systems is desired but not required.
Family Builders offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, acupuncture, chiropractic, mental health, pension and a generous holiday schedule.
To apply please send resumes:
Family Builders by Adoption
401 Grand Avenue, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94610
Fax: (510) 272-0277
Job Opening: Staff Attorney The City Project
Posted: August 26th, 2009
The City Project seeks a Staff Attorney to advocate for places and policies that promote physical activity and healthy eating, particularly as related to parks and schools. The Staff Attorney must have 3 to 6 years of legal and policy advocacy experience, especially in civil rights, environmental justice, public health, land use, sustainable urban planning, and/or related areas of social justice.
The City Project engages in legal and policy advocacy to promote equal justice, democracy, and livability for all, focusing on parks, schools, and transit to improve health and the quality of life for underserved communities. The Staff Attorney will be responsible for legal and policy research and analyses, memos, public comment letters, public testimony, court appearances, and related administrative work.
The staff attorney must be able to communicate effectively with clients, allies, policymakers, elected officials, and courts; collaborate with non-profit and public interest organizations and law firms; foster relationships with community-based organizations and advocates; and speak at conferences and other public events and with media outlets on behalf of The City Project.
Applicants must have an outstanding academic record, excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to social justice. The ability to conduct legal and policy research and analysis and write and communicate effectively is a requirement for the position, as is the capacity for and commitment to serving low-income people and people of color. The City Project offers the opportunity to do justice and not just practice law. Bilingual skill in Spanish is preferred, but not required. Membership in the California Bar is required.
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, a resume with references, and writing sample via email to: The City Project, Attn: Erica Flores Baltodano, Of Counsel,
. No phone calls please. Learn more about the work of The City Project at www.cityrprojectca.org.
Position Opening: Program Director II
The Public Health Institute (PHI) is a large non-profit public health organization conducting a broad range of public health research, training, and technical assistance programs in California, throughout the nation, and around the world. PHI is seeking a Program Director II (PD II) for the Public Health Trust. The position will begin at a 70% FTE and may increase to 100% FTE. This position is located in Oakland, CA. The Public Health Trust is an innovative program that funds public health research, education, outreach and advocacy with settlement funds from health-related litigation, including Proposition 65 cases. For more information about the Public Health Trust go to www.publichealthtrust.org.
The PD II will be the face of the Public Health Trust; initiating relationships with the legal community, directing and managing communication and outreach strategies as well as fundraising activities, and cultivating the Public Health Trust's Advisory Board. The PD II will also direct the Public Health Trust's grant making activities, which focus on protecting the public's health, addressing issues such as poor air and water quality, tobacco use and toxics in food and consumer products.
Duties & Responsibilities:
* Working Relationship and Contacts Development
A significant portion of the position includes developing contacts and working relationships with litigating attorneys from both the private (plaintiff and defense) and public bars (federal and state attorneys, including Attorneys General and District Attorneys, at least in the State of California) to secure settlement funds from health-related litigation.
* Funds Development and Management
Through the developed contacts and relationships, and working with the Public Health Trust's fundraising and communications
consultants/staff, the Program Director will develop all of the funds to be managed by the Public Health Trust.
The position will direct the Public Health Trust's professional grants management services to ensure that the funds received from the litigation settlements are used in accordance with the terms and conditions of each settlement agreement and in a manner that best promotes the public health goals at stake in the underlining litigation.
* Program Implementation and Supervision
The Program Director will work with ad hoc teams of subject matter experts (academic scientists, state and local public health
professionals, and national or community-based advocacy organizations, etc.) to ensure that the funds are well-targeted to promote the mission of the Public Health Institute and to support innovative and effective projects to improve public health.
* Additional Fundraising
The Program Director is responsible for raising additional funds from other sources (foundations, government, etc.) to support the Public Health Trust's core activities.
* A JD is required and must be a member of the State Bar of California.
Master in Public Health/JD preferred. Candidates with a background in
professional grants management such as with a private philanthropy or
the equivalent are strongly encouraged to apply
* A minimum of 10 years experience in non-profit management and
leadership, to include 5 years experience working with community-based
organizations, state and local government health and public agencies
* Strategic planning and policy expertise: ability to guide the
direction of the organization based on understanding of the policy
environment, opportunities, challenges as well as organizational
* Fundraising: relationship building, grant writing, donor/sponsor
* Excellent legal research skills
* Excellent verbal communications and public relations: representing
the organization to policymakers, media, partner organizations, funders.
Making presentations at conferences, hearings, events.
* Management experience: supervision of staff, management of budgets,
experience working with Board of Directors
* Excellent writing skills: policy documents, fact sheets, foundation
reports, Board reports.
* Knowledge of the health policy landscape in California
* Must possess the skills to lead planning and strategy formation for
implementation of the Public Health Trust's 2009 Strategic Plan
* Travel may be required.
This is an exempt position and the salary is commensurate with experience. PHI offers a generous benefits package including medical,
dental, vision, short/long term disability insurance, life insurance, 403b (tax sheltered annuity) and partial subsidy of public
transportation cost. For more information about PHI's benefits, please visit www.phi.org.
How to apply: To apply for this position go to PHI's Career Site at www.phi.jobs.
Public Health Institute
555 - 12th Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607-4046
We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer
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Director of Community Initiatives
Salary: DOE + competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, sick leave, 403b plan, and vacation
Hours: Full-time, exempt
About the Organization
CAA was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian Pacific Islander (API) community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial injustice.
At the grassroots level, our community building work nurtures the ability of immigrants to participate fully in civic life. These
activities include leadership development for monolingual public school parents, employment services for limited-English proficient (LEP) newcomers, outreach for immigrant legal services, and community and voter education underscoring issues that impact our constituency.
In addition to our community engagement, CAA leads advocacy to improve public policy and inform public discourse. This includes producing community-based research, publishing policy analyses and recommendations, shaping opinion through ethnic and mainstream media, and organizing the community to engage and conduct advocacy with elected and government officials.
Lastly, CAA spearheads initiatives to grow and sustain a progressive API movement. These multi-strategy and multi-constituency change projects consist of efforts that strengthen the API civil rights movement, promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender inclusion within the API community, and support emerging progressive leaders and activists.
About the Position
The Director of Community Initiatives is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Executive Director with shared responsibility for managing and leading the local San Francisco community building, policy and analysis, and advocacy programs. These programs focus on CAA core issues including language diversity, immigrant rights, and racial justice.
The Director of Community Initiatives plays a leading role in helping to manage and build relationships with key local stakeholders including funders, individual supporters, and elected and government officials. The Director of Community Initiatives directly supervises two staff members, including a Community Organizer and a Community Advocate. This position also oversees the activities of stipend-ed parent organizers and research consultants or interns on special projects. The Director of Community Initiatives works closely with the CAA Director of Community Development to ensure local program activities are-well integrated and achieving maximum impact.
The Director of Community Initiatives also serves as a member of the organization's senior management team, which is together responsible for developing new efforts to strengthen the organization's broader movement building work. This includes participating in quarterly convenings with other partner organizations from throughout California, and ongoing internal coordination to ensure CAA's various local and non-local projects including API Equality and Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality are as effective as possible.
This position is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, self-directed, and entrepreneurial person who is passionate about
advancing social justice, building progressive movements, and addressing API concerns in San Francisco. The Director of Community Initiatives will be a leader in local immigrant rights, language diversity, and racial justice advocacy and a key team player with committed and passionate allies working for social change.
Community Leadership and Constituency Relations
* Articulate and provide strong progressive analysis and leadership on civil rights issues impacting Asian Pacific Islanders in San Francisco.
* Communicate CAA's progressive vision to members, supporters and others in the community through public speaking, media outreach, and community education.
* Represent CAA to our diverse local constituencies and stakeholders that include partner organizations, the general public and the media, and elected and government officials.
Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation
* Play a leadership role in the San Francisco civil rights and social change movement community.
* Effectively leverage CAA's multiple local programmatic strategies including community building, policy research and analysis, and advocacy efforts to advance CAA's mission.
* Work with the program staff to develop short and long-range work plans with clear objectives and timetables for achieving results;
* Work with staff to draft local legislation or public policies and develop strategies to bring them into effect.
* Participate in the development and implementation of local media strategies to promote CAA's civil rights agenda and respond to press inquiries.
* Coordinate efforts with and provide support to other local community-based organizations and individuals to achieve shared goals.
* Supervise and coach two community advocates, organizers and volunteers to carry out program activities. Supervise consultants as needed for specific projects.
* Participate in the preparation and management of budgets, ensure timely submission of progress reports
* Work with the Executive Director and development team to implement fundraising strategies
* Participate in developing and maintaining relationships with local foundations, major donors, members, corporations, government agencies, and other supporters.
* Help develop, draft, and review institutional proposals and reports.
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
* 8-10 years of increasing responsibility in social change or social justice organizations.
* Track record of effective leadership on civil rights issues.
* Complex awareness and analysis on issues impacting API communities.
* Strong organizational and analytical skills. The ability to analyze data and produce effective analysis and reports.
* Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven ability to work effectively with a diverse set of stakeholders and community leaders.
* Demonstrated ability to take initiative, use sound judgment and solve problems effectively.
* Strategic and detail oriented.
* Excellent written and oral communication abilities.
* Commitment to the mission and programs of CAA.
Please send resume and cover letter to the Executive Director at
. For more information about CAA, visit our website at www.caasf.org. To learn about some of the projects we lead, visit www.aacre.org, and www.apiequality.org.
CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals encouraged to apply.
Youth Together Site Organizer
Grounded in our commitment to unity, peace, and justice, Youth Together addresses the root causes of educational inequities by developing multiracial youth organizers and engaging school and community allies to promote positive school change. Established in 1996, Youth Together facilitates multiracial student teams and One Land One People school community initiatives in five East Bay high school communities. Castlemont, Fremont, Skyline, Youth Empowerment School, Berkeley, and Richmond. The Site Organizer implements a leadership program curriculum and, in partnership with our other five sites, links the site work to regional and state level educational justice campaigns .
The Site Organizer will focus on advocating and organizing for racial justice, educational equity and long term violence prevention at a high school site through developing youth into multi-racial leaders capable of creating institutional change and shifting school culture/climate within their campus. Established within the school sites for thirteen years, Youth Together’s efforts have included the creation of Youth Uprising in Oakland, the RYSE Center in Richmond, Student Unity/Student Learning Centers, Unity Day and Unity Week, Multi-Cultural Assemblies, and student-led campaigns related to hate crimes, achievement gaps, ethnic studies, school safety, campus beautification/cleanliness, alternatives to suspension, transportation, and student voice, all which have led to positive changes in school/district policy. However, our wins can only be sustained through the continued development of multiracial youth as strong, empowered, & united leaders.
Youth Together is seeking a person who meets the following qualifications:
At least two years experience in community or youth organizing; and demonstrated track record as a Lead Organizer.
Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent youth organizing experience.
Strong work ethic and timely follow-through.
Experience working with multiracial youth and in multiracial alliances.
Sensitive to the life circumstances of youth from low-income communities
Understanding of urban educational and school issues, including school policies.
Passion for social justice.
Independent worker, initiative-taker, energetic, empowered, good problem-solver, and detail oriented.
Ability to work in a team setting and provide constructive feedback as well as take direction.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Ability to work effectively with school and district staff and officials.
Ability to challenge students to think critically and develop positive discipline/rapport with youth
We are seeking a person who is committed to working full time for at least 2 full years. The pay range is $32-35,000 with benefits. Men of color, LGBTQ, and women of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Youth Together, 449 15th Street, Suite 302, Oakland, CA 94612
fax to (510) 663-2578 | email to
Bay Area Collaborative of American Indian Resources (BACAIR) is looking for...Collaboration Coordinator
The Collaboration Coordinator represents Casey Family Programs and their respective community collaboration partners in the San Francisco bay area community, also known as the BACAIR (Bay Area Collaborative of American Indian Resources). The Collaboration Coordinator builds and engages in positive community relations through the development of collegial relationships with other social welfare professionals. The Collaboration Coordinator is responsible for many functions related to community building efforts and will be involved in direct case coordination. The position is designed to bring culturally relevant services to American Indian/Alaska Native families and children. The overall role of the Collaboration Coordinator is to support the goals and objectives identified in the Bay Area Indian Child Welfare Improvement Initiative (BACAIR) Strategic Plan.
Nature and Scope of Collaboration Coordinator Position:
• Reports directly to the Co-Chairs of the BACAIR and is responsible to the BACAIR Executive Committee, however, will be employed by the Community Initiatives, a service provider and non profit organization.
• Works a full-time, regular, exempt position that may require flexibility of a work week in excess of 40 hours.
• Works both independently and as a team member and regularly interfaces with Casey staff, BACAIR Executive Committee, community partner agencies, government agencies, businesses, and faith-based organizations, youth and families.
• May provide a lead function in formalizing and implementing collaborative arrangements, memorandum of understandings, and integrated service delivery protocols for Native American children and families.
• Requires local travel to perform job functions, some out-of-town travel may be necessary. Driving on Casey-BACAIR business requires adherence to Vehicle Safety Guidelines provided by Casey.
• With the permission of the BACAIR Executive Committee, may work with staff of other agencies to coordinate case management in collaborative endeavors.
• May be based in one or more community-based programs for the provision of ongoing development, maintenance, and delivery of quality child welfare service.
• Works inter-agency, within in the BACAIR Collaborative and performs specialized duties and may maintain a care coordination caseload that is directed at assisting in a reunification plan or in gaining admittance to a treatment and recovery service that will have the dual purpose of assisting American Indian families, in reunification and drawing upon the inter-agency involvement in the reunification process.
Master’s Degree in Social Work or advanced degree in a comparable human service field from an accredited institution with at least two years of clinical or community development experience in the area of Indian Child Welfare Service delivery is required. The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check and meet any requirements for licensure/certification in the state/county of practice. Knowledge of the Bay Area American Indian community is essential to the success of the Initiative.
The successful candidate must be familiar with the Indian Child Welfare Act and its implications in child custody and juvenile court proceedings in an urban context. Concomitantly, the candidate must be familiar with the best practices in child custody matters regarding American Indian children.
This position requires the ability to work collaboratively with partnering agencies and interface with individuals in varying positions and levels of authority from both the public and private sectors. A working knowledge of principles of collaboration, and the ability to work with systems and communities in a well-planned and skillful way, is required. A strong background in Native American cultural and community development strategies is preferred.
Background in community organization and advocacy experience is important. The ability to work with a wide variety of individuals and groups of varied cultural, socio-economic, and lifestyle backgrounds is essential. Demonstrated knowledge of county, state, and federal programs affecting services to children and their families is a plus. Organizational and decision-making ability; experience in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and Netscape/Internet Explorer are necessary. An appreciation of the importance of retrieving and analyzing data is essential.
The successful candidate must be able to work effectively under pressure and in stressful circumstances. A balance of assertiveness and diplomacy is critical, as well as effective listening skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience in communicating with a culturally diverse population, a sense of values for diversity that recognizes and embraces the differences that arise from varying backgrounds, life experiences, beliefs, and perspectives is essential. Valuing diversity and championing anti-racism are core values at Casey. Casey Family Programs is an EOE working towards a culturally diverse and competent work place.
Acts as a good steward of Casey-BACAIR resources – in expenses/funding, but also in labor hours in applying appropriate amounts of resources to each project. Looks for ways to maximize effective communications with cost and effort leveraged.
Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function.
•Valid California driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, can maintain a driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier
•Must provide and operate a registered, properly insured automobile
Salary is $41,600 to $58,000 DOE with excellent benefits, including medical and life insurance. Benefit package is administered by Community Initiatives.
Cover letters and resumes should be e-mailed to Personnel Committee, Bay Area Collaborative of American Indian Resources, Rosetta Carol White Mountain,
, Mary Trimble Norris,
, Nghia Tran,
, or Glenda Dillingham,
. Cover letters and resumes can also be mailed to Bay Area Collaborative of American Indian Resources, c/o AICRC, 522 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA94610
Bay Area Collaborative of American Indian Resources (BACAIR) is looking for... Foster Home Recruitment Specialist
The Foster Home Recruitment Specialist is placed within in an *American Indian Foster Family Agency (FFA) and represents Casey Family Programs and their respective community collaboration partners in the San Francisco bay area community, also known as the BACAIR (Bay Area Collaborative of American Indian Resources). The Foster Home Recruiter is responsible for increasing the number of American Indian foster homes in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Nature and Scope of Foster Home Recruitment Specialist Position:
• Reports directly to the Executive Director of the organization wherein they are placed and is responsible to the BACAIR Executive Committee, however, will be employed by the Community Initiatives, a service provider and non profit organization.
• Works a part-time, regular, non-exempt position that may require flexibility of a work week.
• Assures qualified American Indian foster parents are recruited to meet the demands of the program. Recruitment specialist develops community relationships and creatively finds new opportunities to cultivate candidates to provide foster care.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
1. Implement foster parent recruitment plan that includes public relations, advertising, and community outreach.
2. Develop new and creative outreach efforts to recruit foster families.
Participate in community events that represent recruitment opportunities.
3. Develop and implement a plan to use existing foster parents as a resource.
4. Develop and maintain active community connections and partnerships.
5. Conduct phone interviews with prospective foster families.
6. Provide screening of prospective foster parents and screen out inappropriate applicants.
7. Enter and track foster parent information in database and ensure welcome packet is sent within one week to all inquiries.
8. Assure accurate and timely information is conveyed to prospective foster parents.
9. Maintain accurate training records and information in the recruitment database.
10. Conduct property reviews to ensure that foster homes meet Community Care Licensing standards.
11. Develop and maintain a positive relationship with foster families and be available for discussion of their questions.
12. Coordinate and conduct pre-service and ongoing training courses.
13. Monitor progress towards certification and ensure that all American Indian foster home agency Community Care Licensing requirements are met prior to foster parent certification. Ensure timely certification of families within program certification goals.
14. Assist with foster parent recognition and retention events.
•Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience in marketing, human resources, or social work.
•Skills in engaging, motivating and working with diverse individuals and groups to accomplish shared objectives.
•Respect for all family lifestyles and cultural values.
•Excellent verbal communication, written communication, group presentation, marketing, and interpersonal skills.
•Self-directed, effective in problem solving and managing multiple demands and objectives.
•Organized, personable, tactful, and straightforward.
•Team player, able to work under the pressure of deadlines and have a willingness to learn.
•Working knowledge of general office equipment and computers.
•Familiarity with child development, the effects of abuse and neglect on development, and the child welfare system.
*Familiarity and knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act and the implications for child custody and juvenile court proceedings in an urban setting.
•Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects and assignments effectively
•Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment within department and agency wide
•Fulfillment of TB test, background check clearance, and any other mandatory State/Federal requirements
•Valid California driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, can maintain a driving record acceptable to the agency’s insurance carrier
•Must provide and operate a registered, properly insured automobile
•Participate in on-going training to expand and develop professional skills
Perform other duties as necessary for the agency, as assigned
Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare documents and forms; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function.
Salary is $31,300 to $44,000 FTE DOE with excellent benefits, including medical and life insurance (must work a minimum of 20 hours per week for eligibility. Benefit package is administered by Community Initiatives.
Cover letters and resumes should be e-mailed to Personnel Committee, Bay Area Collaborative of American Indian Resources, Rosetta Carol White Mountain,
, Mary Trimble Norris,
, Nghia Tran,
, or Glenda Dillingham,
. Cover letters and resumes can also be mailed to Bay Area Collaborative of American Indian Resources, c/o AICRC, 522 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA94610
City of Union City is looking to fill the following positions...
Case Manager, Lead Outreach Worker, Street Outreach Worker, Youth Employment Coordinator, Intervention Counselor I Spanish Speaking
Applications and resumes should be completed on-line via the CalOpps website: http://www.calopps.org/profile_agency.cfm?id=43. On-line application must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2009. (Resumes can be attached onto the CalOpps application.) Application and resume can also be mailed or delivered to the Human Resources Department, at the address below no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2009. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Late, faxed application material will not be accepted. Application may be obtained from:
City of Union City
Human Resources Department
34009 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City, CA 94587-4497
Job Hotline: 510-675-5339
Center for Multicultural Development is looking for...California Institute for Mental Health Deputy Director
This is an exciting opportunity for a talented, energetic, motivated and creative person to join the team at the California Institute for Mental Health. CiMH is California’s innovative premier organization for training, technical assistance, implementation and change efforts. CiMH is committed to the core values of cultural competence/inclusion, reducing disparities, and supporting recovery, resiliency and wellness.
This individual is a member of the CiMH Executive Management Team, participates in the agency strategic initiatives team, supervises a diverse group of professional staff and consultants, and focuses on reducing disparities, prevention and early intervention, implementation of evidence based practices and culturally relevant practices (with a clear focus on diverse populations), and research. This position offers opportunities to work with state and county/local policy makers to improve the capacity of California’s mental health system to reduce disparities and better meet the needs of our diverse cultural communities and populations; and to work in the developing area of prevention and early intervention with a cultural focus. CiMH currently supports one the largest evidence based practices initiatives in the country, with 90 sites in California providing 10 different practices. CiMH is committed to helping providers operationalize cultural inclusion in EBP initiatives and support sites to identify and implement cultural accommodations or adaptations to the practices/programs, and to evaluate the impact.
The CiMH Board of Directors has appointed a diverse group of stakeholders to an advisory committee that assists the work of the Center for Multicultural Development. CiMH conducts its work through research, evaluation, policy analysis, training, and technical assistance.
Functions of this position may involve the following:
· Develops and manages CiMH activities, projects and budgets, negotiates contracts
· Participates in development of agency policies, procedures, and evaluation
· Develops business, marketing plans and grant proposals to support activities
· Promotes collaboration and cultural inclusion among staff and CiMH activities; assures integration of projects and other activities
· Participates in the development of policy/practice guidelines that affect the cultural competency of public mental health systems, with a focus on the Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63).
· Serves as technical consultant to public mental health systems in the development and implementation of cultural competence plans and quality improvement programs
· Coordinates and/or participates in systems and services research and evaluation--including active collaboration with Universities and other organizations.
· Supports systems of care & services improvement for ethnic/cultural populations through development of policy papers and analysis, research, training or technical assistance.
· Convenes (and “bridges”) diverse groups and organizations to identify & analyze emerging community identified cultural practices.
· Develops a web-based resource “library” that provides access to California and national information with a focus on promising and effective practices for diverse cultural communities.
· Serves as liaison with organizations including the State DMH Office of Multicultural Affairs, the CA Mental Health Directors Association’s Ethnic Managers Committee, statewide stakeholder organizations, including consumers and family members, on cultural competence issues.
The CMD Director is an experienced leader and executive manager with skills including:
· Excellent communicator with diverse individuals and cultural groups-both orally & in writing.
· Inclusive and collaborative leadership both within CiMH organization and across complex and multi-level public systems.
· Knowledge/understanding of health disparities & the strengths & needs of diverse communities.
· Supervision and staff development with diverse team.
· Develop and manage budget.
· Develop/write funding initiatives and proposals to governmental organizations & foundations.
· Plan, manage & complete multiple complex projects using team of staff & consultants.
· Working knowledge/skill re: adult learning best practices and organizational consultation models.
This position requires a minimum of a master’s degree in a mental health related field, and requires a minimum of five years of experience in a related field. The salary level will be commensurate with experience in addition to excellent benefits. Send inquiries to Sandra Goodwin Naylor, PhD, Executive Director, CiMH, 2125 19th Street, 2nd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95818 or to