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Director of Special Projects

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Lift To Rise
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Palm Desert, CA
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Published 20 days ago

Job Title: Director, Special Projects

Reports To: CEO

Location: Coachella Valley (Palm Desert, CA)

Supervises: Special Projects Manager

Salary: $110K - $130K/year + generous benefits package

Job Type: Full-Time / Exempt

**This is a term-limited position for a period of 18-months with the possibility of extension.**

Lift To Rise seeks an accomplished direct service innovator and leader for its special projects, including a large federally-funded rental assistance program. Lift To Rise is primarily a collective impact organization, however, Lift To Rise and its board have believed, from time to time, that taking on direct service projects meets the Lift To Rise mission. One such project is the United Lift project, which has garnered funds from dozens of different sources to disperse to Eastern Riverside County residents who need rental assistance due to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and related recession.

RESPONSIBILITIES

•     Lead special projects, including the United Lift rental assistance program, dispersing approximately $70 million per year in rental and utility assistance to approximately 7,000 households in the Coachella Valley and Eastern Riverside County

•     Supervise, manage and coach the Special Projects Manager, who themselves supervise, manage and coach a team that will vary in size from 15 to 30 people.

•     Maintain positive relationships with funders (eg, Riverside County) through accurate and timely reporting, and proactive troubleshooting

•     Maintain positive relationships with implementation partners (eg, Inland SoCal United Way, Galilee Center, etc.) through regular communication and proactive troubleshooting

•     Assist Director of Finance and outside accountants with proper documentation of expenditures

•     Collaborate with Director of Resident Leadership to ensure that rental assistance program recipients are invited to participate in larger efforts to increase the amount of affordable housing in the Coachella Valley and other similar efforts

•     Other duties as assigned

 QUALIFICATIONS

•     5-15+ years of experience implementing direct service programs

•     Experience managing a team of at least five people, with demonstrated ability to maintain team morale, monitor performance and coach to good performance

•     Experience implementing programs with federal funding a plus

•     Experience with collective impact, organizing, or policy advocacy, especially in conjunction with direct services, a plus

•     Bilingual English/Spanish a plus

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

•       Able to work full-time in person, including weekends and evenings as needed and travel as necessary for position requirements

•       A passion and authentic commitment to justice and equity for people of all ethnicities, races, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, economic circumstances, physical and mental abilities and characteristics, and philosophies

•       Experience working in communities of color strongly preferred

•       Genuine commitment to resident and community issues, as well as the vision, mission, and values of Lift To Rise

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

•       Able to communicate effectively

•       Able to frequently walk, sit, and perform other job duties in both indoor and outdoor environments

•       Able to occasionally stand for long periods of time

•       Ability to operate computer and laptop for extended periods of time

 

ABOUT LIFT TO RISE

Lift To Rise works to achieve a future where all Coachella Valley families are healthy, stable and thriving. To this end, Lift To Rise catalyzes both institutional and grassroots leaders to effectively collaborate and shift their attention and activities toward mutually reinforced interventions that address the underlying causes of poverty in the region. To learn more, please visit: http://lifttorise.org

Job Title: Director, Special Projects

Reports To: CEO

Location: Coachella Valley (Palm Desert, CA)

Supervises: Special Projects Manager

Salary: $110K - $130K/year + generous benefits package

Job Type: Full-Time / Exempt

**This is a term-limited…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    October 4, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 24, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

USD 110,000 - USD 130,000negotiable upon experience

Benefits

-Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

-403(b) Savings Plan with Matching contribution

-Basic Term Life Insurance

-Paid vacation, holidays, sick time + PTO

-Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

-403(b) Savings Plan with Matching contribution

-Basic Term Life Insurance

-Paid vacation, holidays, sick time + PTO

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in English and Spanish a plus.

Fluency in English and Spanish a plus.

Location

On-site
Palm Desert, CA, USA

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send your resume/CV, a writing sample relevant to this position, and cover letter to: jobs@lifttorise.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please mention “Director of Special Projects” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

To apply for this position, please send your resume/CV, a writing sample relevant to this position, and cover letter to: jobs@lifttorise.org. Incomplete applications will not be…

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