Thursday, October 11, 2012

Featured Nonprofit Job: Senior Director Of Programs

The most recent jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) bought some good news for a change, so now is a great time to start looking for nonprofit jobs. To help your cause, the Nonprofit Job Seeker has yet another featured job available.

Urban Habitat (UH) in Oakland, Calif., is looking to hire a Senior Director of Programs to play a leading role in defining and implementing policies, campaigns, and coalition-building efforts to advance an equity agenda at the local, regional, and state level. Specifically, the candidate will lead UH’s efforts to define a comprehensive policy and research agenda for the organization and its priority campaigns, and will support cross-programmatic strategy development and implementation.

The Senior Director of Programs will perform a number of functions at UH. These include:
  • Program Planning, Management, Integration, and Alignment: Lead staff efforts to develop UH core programs and/or campaigns that are well-integrated and aligned with the overall mission of the organization. Lead annual strategic planning process and ensure effective development and implementation of program and individual work plans.
  • Program Analysis and Evaluation: Analyze metrics and other relevant factors to ensure that programs are meeting outcomes and objectives, and are making true community change. Coordinate and prioritize resources across programs and projects, and manage links between the projects as well as the overall costs and risks of the program.
  • Policy, Advocacy, and Research: Provide analysis of local, regional, state, national, and international policies that are relevant to UH’s mission and campaign goals. Develop and recommend strategies to help UH and its partners effectively navigate and impact the policymaking arena.
  • Coalitions and Movement-Building: Strengthen the capacity of UH to effectively build and engage in multi-issue, multi-sector coalitions throughout the region, state, and nation. Staff UH coalition efforts, when needed.
If this sounds like a job you would be interested in, we encourage you to apply as soon as you can. But first, you must make sure you meet the following requirements:
  • Master’s degree in urban planning, environmental sciences, economics, public policy, or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum of five years’ experience developing and leading environmental, social, and/or economic justice programs;
  • Minimum of five years’ experience supervising and managing personnel;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working on land use, housing, transportation, and/or economic development planning policies and programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate policy analysis and research results, including development of conclusions and persuasive arguments for individuals outside the organization, as appropriate;
  • Demonstrated experience developing and leading successful policy campaigns and/or programs focused on environmental, social, and/or economic justice; and,
  • Strong commitment to issues of environmental, social, and economic justice and to working within a regional, multi-sector, multi-issue framework.
Head to our career center to learn more about this position and for application instructions.

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