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Co-Director of BorderLinks, Education Director

Borderlinks Tucson ,AZ
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The Co-Director of BorderLinks - Education Director, work with two other co-directors in a shared leadership capacity. The co-director will effectively manage the Education Department and develop and implement BorderLinks’ educational programming. Co-Directors are the public faces of BorderLinks and will work to sustain public relations and mutually beneficial relations with all BorderLinks community partners.

Program and Curriculum including but not limited to:
● Working with education department staff, create a robust and dynamic popular education curriculum that addresses systems of oppression, while highlighting social movements and providing tools for participants to take action;
● Develop new program offerings to meet expressed or anticipated needs of potential BorderLinks delegations or others, so that BorderLinks offers a wide range of programs;
● Assist in the development of digital programming;
● Develop assessment methods to evaluate the effectiveness of BorderLinks curriculums;
● Regularly assess existing delegation and workshop curriculums and refine them when needed;
● Ensure that education department staff communicate regularly with program participants in advance to develop appropriate programming and to communicate relevant information to trip leaders;

● Develop informational resources on our programming to communicate effectively with trip leaders and delegation participants;
● Ensure that Education Department staff follow up with delegations after their
programming to encourage further actions and involvement;
● Lead BorderLinks delegation twice a year; and
● With Co-Directors, be on-call for delegation-related emergencies or problems.

Community Relations including but not limited to:
● Deepen BorderLinks’ ties with community organizations;
● Ensure the Education Department is maintaining mutually beneficial relations with BorderLinks’ community partners;
● Develop guidelines and norms when working with community partners; and
● Create opportunities for local community partners involvement in BorderLinks

Administrative including but not limited to:
● Education Director works in leadership capacity with two other directors and staff;
● With the board and staff, develops and carries out BorderLinks’ strategic plan and
● Communicates effectively with the Board and provides, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary about the department for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions;
● With members of the board, identifies and engages new board members in BorderLinks’ mission and works to effectively utilize talents and abilities of current members;
● Acts as liaison between staff and board;
● Prepares an annual report on the state of the department for the board;
● Engages in relevant onboarding of department staff;
● Ensures that BorderLinks, and the Education Department in particular, operates within the approved budget;
● Leads and develops agendas for department/staff meetings;
● Financial oversight of the organization, including:
○ Develops annual budget in coordination with Co-Directors and the Administrative
○ Reviews all financial reports;
○ Manage the Education Department to maximize its effectiveness while being
financially efficient;
○ With Co-Directors, identify potential income sources;
○ Coordinating with other departments, engages in grant writing;
○ Support with development efforts as needed; and
● Together with other directors, reports to the board of directors.

Supervisory including but not limited to:
● Hires and has supervisory responsibility for the following education teams: program organizers, delegation leaders, interns, and volunteers;
● Ensures that all Department staff have clear, supportive, and measurable performance goals;
● Ensure all Education Department staff have sufficient training to lead the programs for which they are responsible;
● With Education Department staff, set goals and policy for the department;
● Regularly assess progress towards Department goals and alignment with policy;
● Sets performance goals with staff input and performs annual staff reviews;
● Practices transparent communication;
● Creates and maintains an organizational culture which attracts, keeps and motivates a diverse, highly qualified staff. Creates an atmosphere of trust, openness and clear processes and procedures that will allow all staff to express freely their ideas and concerns. Encourages professional development by all staff;
● Regularly assess organizational culture in the Education Department and all of
BorderLinks; and
● Models appropriate behavior and a healthy work/life balance.

Communications including but not limited to:
● Support in the production of quarterly newsletter and other regular communications;
● Create educational content for website and social media platforms; and
● Speak at community engagements when needed.

Perform other related duties as needed

Email resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three references to ​​. Please use “Co-Director of Education” as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed.



Tucson, AZ