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Community Organizing Program Manager

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API Chaya
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Seattle, WA

API Chaya


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Published 27 days ago

December 1, 2020
November 13, 2020
$66,834 - $81,686

API Chaya is seeking a Community Organizing Program Manager who will lead our community organizing mobilization and campaign development. This person will work collaboratively with the organization’s leadership team, staff, and community partners to achieve our vision and mission. The Community Organizing Program Manager will meld practical experience in community organizing with a nuanced understanding of the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence, labor exploitation and human trafficking and have the ability to contextualize our work within larger movements for liberation and social justice. The individual should have experience in supervision of staff and be resourceful, highly organized, a strong multitasker, a team builder, a critical and analytical thinker, self-reflective and self-aware, and open to growth and learning. The Program Manager will be committed to working with people from diverse cultural, linguistic, economic, educational, and vocational backgrounds. This person must have experience working within marginalized communities of color and a commitment to API Chaya’s mission.


This position is responsible for coordinating and managing the activities of a team of community organizers and providing high level oversight of the Community Organizing interns and volunteers. The Program Manager will provide coaching, support, supervision, and training as needed to ensure high quality and culturally relevant community organizing programs within our communities. In collaboration with other staff, the Program Manager will be responsible for setting and monitoring program goals, evaluating program outcomes as well as identifying and advocating for resources needed to realize such goals. The Program Manager will also provide administrative oversight of programs including budget, grant-reporting, data collection and management. This position reports to the Co-Director of Programs & Partnerships.


ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

Program Oversight

●    Lead the development and implementation of API Chaya’s base building and campaign organizing

●    Work with Leadership Team (Co-Directors; Finance & Operations Manager, Survivor Services and Community Organizing Program Manager) to oversee the development, coordination between and implementation of API Chaya's programs in alignment with our mission and values

●    Conduct strategic annual and/or multi-year program planning with Community Organizing staff and in consultation with the Leadership Team to ensure achievement of long term agency goals

●    Support design and implementation regular program evaluation for community organizing/engagement programs and activities

●    Work with Co- Director of Programs and Community Organizing Program Manager to regularly review (and develop when needed) documentation of procedures and other program policies informed by API Chaya's values and movement-wide best practices

●    Oversee data reporting for internal and external purposes and ensure program staff provide accurate and timely reporting of data

●    Work with staff and Finance & Operations Manager to develop and monitor budgets within programs; including managing budget questions and oversight within their programs

●    Support and approve program staff timesheets and expense coding according to current grant allocations


Staff Supervision and Development

●    Develop annual work plans with staff that reflect organizational and program priorities

●    Work with the Leadership Team in recruitment and selection of program staff and interns

●    Continue to build and refine community organizing hiring and training process

●    Train new staff members as needed and coordinate on-going training opportunities for all program staff

●    Conduct regular one-on-one supervision of staff members to give feedback, support professional growth, and ensure staff work is in alignment with organizational values and in adherence to organizational policies and goals

●    Conduct annual evaluations of staff performance

●    Conduct regular group coordination and supervision meetings with API Chaya's Community Organizing programs

●    Be available after hours and weekends by phone to consult with staff members when emergent situations arise


Relationship Building & Movement Engagement

●    Develop and maintain strong relationships with strategic partners in key organizations and various communities

●    Attend select local, regional and occasionally statewide and national meetings and conferences to ensure API Chaya's perspective and our constituents' needs are represented

●    Attend select local, county and occasionally statewide community planning meetings with public funders to promote API Chaya and its services and report on progress and unmet needs

●    Conduct select trainings, provision of technical assistance, and speaking engagement

Other

●    Assist Development Team with grants proposals

●    Work with Development Team to support successful implementation of fundraising plan

●    Attend ongoing trainings to further professional development and stay up-to-date on emergent trends and relevant developments in field

●    Other duties as assigned by Co-Directors


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

●    Minimum 2 years of full-time experience coordinating programs in API, immigrant/ refugee communities and/or communities of color

●    Minimum 2 years of experience doing community engagement/organizing work

●    Minimum 2 years of supervision experience

●    Experience in or deep familiarity with immigrant and refugee communities and an understanding of the dynamics of domestic and sexual abuse/violence and/or human trafficking within these communities

●    Understanding and support of API Chaya's mission, vision and values and commitment to incorporate such values in day-to-day work

●    Commitment to anti-oppression, including anti-racism and recognizing the intersections of gender-based and state-based violence

●    Understanding of transformative justice and community accountability frameworks

●    Superb writing, speaking and communication skills

●    Excellent relationship building, networking, boundary setting and conflict management skills

●    Nuanced critical thinking skills and understanding of how API Chaya's work relates to other movements for liberation and social justice and the ability to help others integrate such understanding into their work

●    Ability to handle conflict effectively and provide guidance to team members in conflict



OTHER DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

●    Experience in policy advocacy and/or grassroots organizing campaigns

●    Enjoyment and experience working in a collaborative workplace environment

●    Familiarity with local API, immigrant and/or refugee communities

●    Familiarity with local, regional and state laws, organizations, coalitions, policies and practices regarding domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking

●    Driver’s license, auto insurance and use of a vehicle to drive for work purposes

●    Capacity to work remotely and engage deeply over Zoom

API Chaya is seeking a Community Organizing Program Manager who will lead our community organizing mobilization and campaign development. This person will work collaboratively with the organization’s leadership team, staff, and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Generous personal leave and benefits package including paid vacation, personal holidays, self-care days, sick leave, and health insurance.

Generous personal leave and benefits package including paid vacation, personal holidays, self-care days, sick leave, and health insurance.

Location

Seattle, WA

How to Apply

We would like to fill this position as soon as possible, open until filled. Please send a chronological resume and cover letter explaining: (1) What experience, skills, and personal characteristics qualify you for this position; (2) Why the mission and work of API Chaya appeals to you; and (3) why the Program Manager position at API Chaya is the desired next step in your career. 

Please submit your resume and cover letter with the subject “Program Manager Application” in the subject line.

We would like to fill this position as soon as possible, open until filled. Please send a chronological resume and cover letter explaining: (1) What experience, skills, and personal…

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