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Neighborhood Program Director for Community-Based Nonprofit

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Community Living Campaign
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San Francisco, CA

Community Living Campaign


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Published 13 days ago

February 15, 2021
February 1, 2021
Salary commensurate with experience and within the salary scale of the organization.

Since 2007, the Community Living Campaign (CLC) has been charting a new path for what it means to age in community in San Francisco. CLC’s mission is to ensure older adults and adults with disabilities can age and thrive in their own homes and neighborhoods. To accomplish this mission, CLC promotes neighborhood-based Community Networks to bring people and services together. CLC also spearheads citywide initiatives to promote digital access and employment opportunities, and advocates on selected age and disability-related issues that are too big for any individuals, organizations, or neighborhoods to solve alone.

 

CLC is participant-focused and driven, able to shift quickly to meet evolving needs on both a neighborhood and larger systemic level. We bring a positive, kind, and can-do spirit to strengthening our communities through the power of older adults and people with disabilities.

 

To build on recent growth and success, CLC is adding to its executive team and seeks a strong candidate to fill a new position, Director of Neighborhood Networks.

 

Position Description

The Director of Neighborhood Networks works with neighborhood leaders throughout San Francisco to build community and increase opportunities for engagement and connection among older adults and people with disabilities. They lead a team of committed neighborhood-based staff to implement and grow Community Connector and other neighborhood network models that are centered on recognizing and promoting the skills and talents of older adults and people with disabilities. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Neighborhood Networks will help set the vision and strategy for Community Living Campaign 

 

The Director of Operations will be self-motivated, creative, outgoing, and able to move with patience and clarity from strategy to actual implementation as part of a dynamic team. They will enjoy creating an environment that makes room for staff and neighborhood leaders to generate new ideas and approaches, while still ensuring we meet our commitments to our funders. 

 

All CLC Team members must be willing to wear multiple hats and thrive in a culture that places a high priority on collaboration and team support. CLC is a values-driven organization, and team members share a passion for recognizing and promoting the skills and talents of older adults and people with disabilities. 

 

Essential Responsibilities

Program Management

·      Coordinate and support Community Connector and other neighborhood network models in neighborhoods throughout San Francisco.

·      Manage and mentor a staff of locally based neighborhood leaders, supporting them as they develop Connector networks that fit the needs of their neighborhoods and Community Living Campaign’s values. 

·      Help Program Managers develop maintain a calendar of in-person and virtual gatherings (depending on needs and pandemic precautions) where neighbors can build friendships and stay engaged. Activities including a range of educational, physical, creative, and social activities. 

·      Work with Executive Team and Connectors to further develop a training guide/playbook for new Community Connectors and neighborhood leaders.

·      Develop a return to in-person activities policy and arrangements that meet City & County Public Health codes as well as needs and preferences of neighborhood locations, staff, and program participants.

Communications and Relationships

·      Lead regular meetings with Connector staff, including regular trainings 

·      Ensure each network organizes regular meetings with neighborhood advisors 

·      Work with Connector staff and Operations staff to maintain contact lists by neighborhood. 

·      Cultivate and maintain relationships with locations for neighborhood-based activities

·      Establish/maintain Relationships with key groups, including: other Nonprofits, Neighborhood associations, Supervisors’ Offices, Mayors’ Office of Neighborhood Services, Neighborhood Empowerment Network, Dept. Disability and Aging Services, branch libraries, etc.

·      Continue outreach to neighbors through email, flyers, site bulletin board, Rec Center, newsletters, social media (NextDoor, Meetup, Facebook), neighborhood organizations, library, etc.)

Contract Reporting and Financial Management

·      Work with the Operations Team and Connector staff to keep participant information and service summaries up to date. Meet current contract and funding requirements, as well as helping define, implement, and measure new initiatives.

·      Manage overall program budget and work with Connector staff to identify and prioritize spending needs.

·      Support and encourage Connector staff in identifying and applying for local grants

 

Minimum Qualifications 

Candidates must:

·      Bring a minimum of ten years of relevant program and people management experience. Experience in non-profits and/or philanthropy is a plus, but not required.

·      Enjoy creating open, welcoming environments for both participants and staff. Demonstrate experience in identifying talents and encouraging new ideas and approaches.

·      Have a background in managing, building and supporting both direct and indirect reporting teams, including volunteers.

·      Have significant experience in building and growing partnerships with neighborhood organizations and groups.

·      Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. 

·      Be proficient in MS Excel and Word. Have a working knowledge of collaborative tools such as Dropbox and G Suite.

·      Demonstrate enthusiasm about working with older adults and adults with disabilities from diverse communities. 

·      Have experience working with diverse staff, participants and volunteers in terms of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, languages, disability, and age.

·      Bring emotional intelligence and systemic thinking to promote organization’s goals and objectives and promote continuous improvement

·      Thrive in a dynamic environment and meet challenges with a sense of humor.

 

Location

The Neighborhood Program Director for Community-based Nonprofits will need to be able to work in San Francisco, where CLC is based. During the pandemic and shelter in place orders, most staff – including this role – work primarily from home. Once our office re-opens, the Director of Neighborhoods may work partly from home and partly with the rest of the Executive Team in the office. Both during the pandemic and beyond, the Director of Neighborhood Networks will share the responsibility of bringing supplies and program materials to staff located in various neighborhoods throughout San Francisco. Access to a car is a plus. 

 

Compensation

This is a full time, salaried position. Salary is commensurate with experience and within the salary scale for the organization. Benefits include paid leave, health and dental insurance, and an annual contribution to retirement, and a flexible spending account option for out of pocket medical, dependent care, and commuting costs.. 

 

Applications

Community Living Campaign is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the neighborhoods in which we work. Older adults, people with disabilities, Black and other people of color, LGBTQ+, and other candidates who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. To be considered, please submit your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and appropriate fit for this new role. Applicants should submit materials to: jobs@sfcommunityliving.org

 

Since 2007, the Community Living Campaign (CLC) has been charting a new path for what it means to age in community in San Francisco. CLC’s mission is to ensure older adults and adults with disabilities can age and thrive in their own homes and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

Benefits include paid leave, health and dental insurance, an annual contribution to retirement and a flexible spending account option for out of pocket medical, dependent care, and community costs.

Benefits include paid leave, health and dental insurance, an annual contribution to retirement and a flexible spending account option for out of pocket medical, dependent care…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bi-lingual in Cantonese, Spanish or Tagalog a plus.

Bi-lingual in Cantonese, Spanish or Tagalog a plus.

Location

San Francisco, CA

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