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Director of Campaign for Racial and Ethnic Justice

Full Time Exempt

Starting salary $47,500+

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Director of Racial and Ethnic Justice organizes and provides staff support for projects that address racial and ethnic disparities in the Lehigh Valley. This includes researching emerging needs, developing programming that addresses targeted issues, recruiting volunteers, engaging varied constituencies in discourse on equity, and advocating on behalf of racial and ethnic minority constituencies. The Director also organizes and provides staff support for projects that address bridging the college admissions gap for high school students of color, or who may be underprivileged, or who are potential first-generation college students in their families.  This position is supervised by the Associate Executive Director for Community Services and assisted by an advisory committee consisting of various constituents who are especially proficient in the field of education and who are capable of insuring the success of the program.

Job Duties:

Program Development/Administration

  • Provides information, ideas and consultation for program development and long-range planning.
  • Develops an annual work plan.
  • Complies with all goals and performance targets of work plan.
  • Assists in evaluation of all aspects of the program, assuring programming conforms to priority needs and expanding or shifting when necessary.
  • Assists with planning and development of new programs and initiatives.
  • Supervises program staff; participating in hiring, evaluation, termination, and development of
  • staff.
  • Serves as spokesperson for the program and fulfills regular public speaking engagements.
  • Participates in fund raising activities, both special and ongoing contributions.
  • Compiles program data and submits reports as required by funding sources.
  • Builds, maintains and nurtures collaborative relationships within the community.
  • Provides staff support for program committees.

Financial Management

  • Assists in the development of the budget.
  • Monitors fiscal reports for adherence to budget.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure that projects are completed within budget.
  • Supports grant writing efforts.
  • Grant Administration
  • Provides necessary content for grants/proposals as needed.
  • Maintains budgets for approved proposals.
  • Maintains compliance with grant/contract requirements.
  • Participates in the Mid- and Year-End evaluation of goals and objectives as it relates to this program.
  • Maintains records of students’ progress for Client Track and grant opportunities.

Program Specific Requirements

  • Researches issues affecting the racial and ethnic minority constituencies targeted by the position.
  • Communicates the research results to key colleagues and community resources.
  • Develops community awareness of racial and ethnic disparities.
  • Generates community-wide discussion on race and ethnicity issues by organizing and participating in public forums and initiating news articles, editorials, and op-ed pieces.
  • Advocates for broad community responses to issues that are identified.
  • Serves as an advocate in the community on racial and ethnic issues and fair treatment.
  • Helps solicit resources to support projects and initiatives.
  • Recruits people to assist with projects, participate in services, and serve as advocates on behalf of the broader mission.
  • Collaborates with community agencies doing similar work.
  • Works with financial institutions to provide information on wealth management services.
  • Organizes investment clubs and facilitates the instruction of both adult and youth members on wealth management issues.
  • Works with the program’s students and their families to ensure adequate funding is available for testing, the application process and for college tuition; this includes help with the FAFSA program.
  • Assists students in preparing for higher education, to include technical schools, trade schools, colleges and universities.
  • Researches the emerging needs of college students.
  • Develops programming and curricula for the Generation Next Program.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises, develops and works with volunteers to support the program’s needs.
  • Helps students to prepare for and to ensure students’ ability to take SATs at no cost to the student.
  • Engages various constituencies in discourse on college access.
  • Advocates on behalf of students and their parents when confronted with obstacles to fulfilling their educational aspirations.
  • Implements strategies to help students to overcome a variety of scholastic and personal difficulties throughout the year.
  • Organizes college trips for the program’s students to give them a glimpse of what college life is like.
  • Researches colleges and universities to help match students’ personal needs with their goals and desired lifestyle.
  • Provides staff support for the unique elements of the individual school’s approach to the program’s activities.
  • Works with the advisory committee and other constituents to discuss students’ transition into college and what services, if any, can continue to be offered.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and 2-3 years relevant experience
  • Understands and embraces efforts that promote racial, social and economic equity and asset-based community change
  • Experience in community organizing or engagement
  • Ability to work collaboratively and with diverse communities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently

Benefits Include:

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription
  • Agency paid Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401 (k) Retirement Plan with agency contribution
  • Generous Paid Leave Time- 
    • Vacation- 15 Days: Earn more time after 3 and 5 year anniversaries
    • Sick- 9 Days Annually
    • 9 Observed Holidays

 

CACLV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation or handicap. 

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