Nonprofit

Leadership Development Specialist

Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Francisco, CA
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Published 17 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
August 12, 2024
Application Deadline
June 21, 2024
Salary
USD $90,000 - $97,000 / year

Description

About the Role

This is your chance to join an organization dedicated to supporting current and future nonprofit leaders and building a strong and equitable community. Experience a flexible and professional working environment committed to recognizing the value of staff's growth, ideas, and talents. The CEN Leadership Development Specialist is a key part of the CEN team, providing consulting and facilitation services to our clients. This position is full-time (40 hours/week) and includes flexible hours, benefits, growth potential, and 2 additional paid weeks of rest and recharge annually.  

About Our Team  

CEN is comprised of a small team of full-time staff members and consultants. Our team works collaboratively to meet the changing needs of our community. As a primarily remote team, we value strong communication, clear expectations and shared accountability. We recognize that IDEAL is a journey, and we welcome individuals who are at different places on their journey to co-learn and work to be IDEAL alongside us. 

What You Will Do 

  • The Leadership Development Specialist will be a forward-facing member of our team. In this role, you will facilitate classes, consult with clients, and manage cohort programs. You are often the first point of contact for many of our community members. Individuals who are successful in this role have knowledge and lived experience working within non-profit organizations and have basic knowledge of nonprofit operations and board leadership. The best candidates will have a high level of non-profit experience and will be comfortable leading virtual workshops independently. Additionally, candidates will have experience successfully working in a hybrid organization with demonstrated ability to self-manage. 

The Leadership Development Specialist duties include: 

 

  • Developing content and providing solo and co-facilitation for CEN's programs (which include but are not limited to workshops, cohort programs, and round tables) and CEN’s consulting engagements (which include but are not limited to strategic planning, board development, coaching, and mentoring) in areas including but not limited to nonprofit governance, leadership, organizational effectiveness, and IDEAL 
  • Preparing proposals for consulting engagements and aiding in the preparation of responses to requests for proposals 
  • Collaborating to create customized offerings and original curriculum 
  • Evaluating programs and surveying participants to ensure quality and continuous improvement 
  • Participating in the recruitment of fee-for-service clientele to meet organizational and departmental financial goals 
  • Participating in CEN fundraising and outreach activities (including but not limited to making calls, sending emails, and utilizing social media) and events to support network growth  
  • Participating in the planning and execution of CEN’s four annually recurring events which take place outside of regular business hours as well as occasional weekend consultations and CEN programming 

 

Skills and qualifications: 

 

  • Established understanding of and commitment to IDEAL principles and viewing all aspects of the work of CEN and other nonprofits through an IDEAL lens  
  • Ability to take the initiative, work independently, prioritize and follow through on multiple tasks and projects 
  • A willingness to directly support and contribute to CENs fee for service business model. You won’t participate in sales. Instead, you’ll participate in the recruitment of fee-for-service clientele to meet organizational goals.  
  • Dedication to building high-performing organizations and supporting leadership development in the nonprofit sector 
  • Proven experience in dynamic and engaging in-person and virtual facilitation 
  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to present complex issues in a clear and concise manner 
  • Ability to work with people of varying backgrounds, personalities, and communication styles at all levels within an organization and beyond 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft Office Suite, Canva, ClickUp (or a similar platform), Harvest (or a similar time management platform). If you don’t have experience with these specific tools, a comfort with and quick ability to learn new tech tools is ok!  
  • Excellent working knowledge of and passion for nonprofit management, leadership development, and governance 
  • Ability to be flexible and contribute effectively to a staff team 
  • Willingness to become a BoardSource certified trainer 

Preferred skills include: 

  • Successful prior experience working with nonprofit executive directors and/or boards strongly preferred 
  • Demonstrated experience in instructional design and organizational development theories 
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with vendors, corporations, and other partners 

About the Role

This is your chance to join an organization dedicated to supporting current and future nonprofit leaders and building a strong and equitable community. Experience a flexible and professional working environment…

Benefits

  • PTO: Full-time employees accrue 120 hours each year with a cap of 240 hours and 48 hours of sick pay.  
  • Flexible Schedule: Outside of important department meetings. 
  • Remote Environment: Though willingness and ability to travel throughout the Bay Area for semi-regular client requests to consult onsite. 
  • Paid Rest & Recharge: July 4th week and between Dec 25-Jan 1st 
  • Health Insurance: No waiting period. Eligibility to enroll for benefits is immediate on your first date of hire. Coverage is applicable to self, self plus spouse/domestic partner and children. Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic life, AD&D insurance, FSA, HSA, and supplemental Life available for full-time employees. EAP services available. 
  • 401K: Full-time employees are eligible to participate in the 403(b) Retirement Plan after 12 months and 1000 consecutive hours of service in twelve months. CEN will contribute to employees’ plans at the end of the year based on the employee’s years of service. 
  • Professional Development: enjoy access to our training and professional development programs at no cost. 
  • Home Office Stipend: One-time $200 reimbursement to aid in at-home office expenses. 
  • PTO: Full-time employees accrue 120 hours each year with a cap of 240 hours and 48 hours of sick pay.  
  • Flexible Schedule: Outside of important department meetings. 
  • Remote Environment…

Level of Language Proficiency

Professional proficiency with English

Professional proficiency with English

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Francisco, CA
Associated Location
San Francisco, CA, USA

How to Apply

PLEASE NOTE: This position is remote, though you must be based in the Bay Area. While we accept applications from out of the area, there is no relocation assistance provided.  

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume via email to: recruit@cen.org  

Note that applications without a cover letter and questions responses will not be considered. 

  • How did you hear about the role? 
  • What are both your preferred pronouns and name? 
  • What initially attracted you to this role? 
  • Can you please describe your experience with nonprofit boards?  
  • How do they envision IDEAL showing up in the workplace?  
  • What are 4 things about your last role that energized you? 
  • What are 4 things about your last role that drained you and what are you looking for in your new role? 

Timeline + Interview Process 

We aim to begin interviews the last week of June with an ideal start date of 8/12/24. There will be a total of 2 virtual interviews; the 1st is 45 min and the 2nd is 60 min. The second interview will include you giving a 15-min presentation. 

Any further inquiries may be emailed to recruit@cen.org. CEN is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Candidates with personal inclusion, diversity, equity, access and liberation related lived experiences are encouraged to apply.   

 Consistent with its obligations under the law, CEN will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job. If, as you navigate our hiring process, you discover that you need an accommodation related to your disability, please reach out to us via recruit@cen.org. The information you provide will be kept confidential and used only for the purpose of assessing and providing the requested accommodation. Our goal is to ensure equal employment opportunity for all qualified applicants with disabilities. Please let us know how we can best support you. 

PLEASE NOTE: This position is remote, though you must be based in the Bay Area. While we accept applications from out of the area, there is no relocation assistance provided.  

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