Director of Community Leadership
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
CASA & CASA IN ACTION SYNOPSIS:
CASA’s mission is to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in working class and immigrant communities. Our vision is a future where we stand in our own power, our families live free from discrimination and fear, and our diverse communities thrive as we work with our partners to achieve full human rights for all. CASA has a sister organization, CASA in Action, a separate, but related, nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c) (4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Although CASA and CASA in Action share a common goal of supporting immigrants and working class people in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Virginia, and across our national membership, they are separate organizations with their own board of directors. A set of employees at the two organizations, including the person filling this position, shares their time between the two organizations. This has no effect on salary or benefits.
Director of Community Leadership will design and implement leadership curriculum for CASA members and organizers, which is reflective of CASA mission, vision, and values. The Director will also develop and facilitate train the trainer sessions for internal staff, leaders, and partner organizations. The Director will work closely with the Senior Director of Membership and the Chief of Organizing to ensure successful design, implementation and evaluation of all internal and external leadership development programming.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, some of the following, which are discussed and prioritized by the employee and supervisor, and reflected in individual and program annual workplans:
- Develop curriculum design protocols and work with Organizing staff to create leadership development curricula centered in base building and popular education
- Work with data and evaluation team to create evaluation instrument to track and measure intended outcomes and impact of leadership training program
- Create political education materials and training materials to support existing organizing campaigns and issue priorities
- Track, analyze and synthesize outcomes of leadership development program
- Support outreach and logistics for both internal and external trainings including member trainings, train the trainer workshops, partner convenings, and web-based or video trainings
- Ensuring program and grant deliverables are collected and reported upon accurately and in a timely manner
- Supervise staff, personnel, volunteers and consultants; ensuring that professional development opportunities are provided and all HR policies are followed
- Development and maintenance of relationships with key national, state, and local partner, including mentor relationship with CASA partners in other states.
- Maintain close contact with CASA’s Leadership Council and Board Members to ensure regular and informed participation in organizational decision-making.
- Other duties assigned by supervisor related to position.
- Minimum of seven years’ experience working in non-profit or education/training sector, including experience with training/teaching and curriculum design.
- Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, or related field in program or curriculum design preferred.
- Valid US driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Possess deep knowledge pedagogical theory and curriculum design and create opportunities to teach staff about this to enhance their training capacity
- Deep knowledge of the organizing, policy and social justice culture and landscape
- Cultural agility and experience with grounding work in an anti-oppressive lens
- Large scale event planning experience is a plus
- Experience developing, promoting and implementing non-traditional programs; establishing and overseeing cooperative agreements; as well as representing programs to a variety of audiences;
- Experience supervising individuals and/or teams;
- Ability to plan, manage and organize multiple projects; identifying and analyzing problems/issues and recommending strategies and solutions;
- Excellent writing and speaking skills in English and Spanish required.
- Must be efficient at communicating effectively orally and in writing; establishing cooperative working relationships with persons contacted in the course of performing assigned duties.
- Demonstrated interest in working with the immigrant community especially working class Latino/as and strong commitment to social justice and the progressive movement;
- Highly organized and able to manage multiple ongoing projects;
- Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends;
- Willing to travel regularly to support CASA teams in MD, VA, PA, and other states, as well as occasionally to support external partners
- Passion, idealism, progressive and pro-immigrant is necessary. Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand or walk
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
ADA: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
OSHA: Director of Community Leadership is not to handle any human body fluids, biological agents, laboratory chemicals, or be exposed to hazardous materials such as noise, asbestos, or carcinogens.
CASA Inc. and CASA in Action do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, marital status and national origin.
This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
CASA has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective 01 February 2022, requiring COVID‑19 Booster vaccination(s) for all employees and prospective employees, AmeriCorps members, and paid or non-paid internships. In accordance with CASA's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees, AmeriCorps members and interns, and their families, CASA members and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. In making this decision, the executive leadership team reviewed recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, CASA’s Legal Counsel and local health officials. All prospective employees will be required to provide proof of COVID 19 vaccination or appropriate medical / religious accommodation documentation prior to the first day of employment with CASA. AmeriCorps member candidates will be required to provide proof of COVID 19 vaccination or appropriate medical / religious accommodation documentation at the time of presenting proof of citizenship and SSN eligibility.
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