About The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis): Based in Harlem and founded in 1995, Bro/Sis is a social justice and youth development organization that provides holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two. Bro/Sis offers wrap around evidence-based programming such as four-six year rites of passage programming, thorough five day a week after school care, school and home counseling, summer camps, job training, college preparation, employment opportunities, community organizing training, and month long international study programs to Africa and Latin America. Bro/Sis is locally based with a national reach as we publish assorted curricula and collections of our members’ writings; train educators from throughout the nation on our approach; and organize and advocate for social change. Bro/Sis has earned national recognition for our evidence-based model, receiving an array of awards, including from Oprah Winfrey, Ford Foundation, Brown University, New York Women’s Foundation, and the New York State Department of Education.
The organization has 35 full time staff, serves 1,000 young people throughout New York City, manages a six million dollar operating budget, growing to eight million dollars in 2020, and has begun construction on a seventeen million-dollar new building and capital construction project slated for completion in late 2020. Assorted New York State and New York City agencies have stated this development is one of few buildings of its kind being built in NYC and the only one in Harlem – 100% community educational use, no housing or retail or other areas of focus. This is solely a home for the development of Bro/Sis, a space to work to change policies that will more broadly and systemically help our children, and a site to train the field so that others can improve their youth development.
Bro/Sis is seeking a candidate with a passion for social justice work and youth leadership development to join our team as an Associate Executive Director. Our ideal candidate is a driven visionary with excellent managerial, execution and communication skills who has the ability to multi-task and to strategically broaden and deepen the organization’s work in the community. The candidate will have excellent understanding and analysis of issues or race, gender, and class – an ability to think and lead in an intersectional manner.
Reporting to, and working in close collaboration with, the Executive Director and a second existing Associate Executive director who focuses on program development and training, the new Associate Executive will Director will hold extensive outreach responsibilities and will works closely with the Executive Director to present a strong, positive image of Bro/Sis programs and services to relevant stakeholders. Central to the new Associate Executive Director’s role will be assisting and managing the Board of Directors and implementing Bro/Sis fundraising strategy; being a face of and spokesperson for the organization; managing senior staff; contributing to the organizing and social justice work of Bro/Sis; interfacing with government officials and the organizing community. The candidate will have excellent skills in leadership, flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness and a passion for promoting human rights, and psychosocial wellbeing.
● Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with board members, volunteer’s, donors and leaders in the philanthropic community
● Provides day-to-day leadership and management that reflect the mission and values of organization
● Help staff develop work plans and assist them to realize them
● Supervise programs and campaigns and ensure its full success
● Develop organizational goals in coordination with the Executive Director and implement them effectively
● Identify new funders for the Executive Director
● Represent Executive Director on an as needed basis
● Attends monthly Board of Directors and committee meetings, as appropriate.
● Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
EXPERIENCE & PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS & SKILL SETS
● Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience; Master’s degree preferred
● Seven to ten years of executive management experience in a non-profit organization
● Strong leadership, analytical, decision making, interpersonal, planning, and organizational skills; solid presentation, negotiation, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and meeting management skills
● Excellent understanding and analysis of issues or race, gender, and class – ability to think and lead in an intersectional manner.
● Demonstrated success managing people and operations with a proven ability to attract, motivate, professionalize, coach, and retain talented staff; a track record as a team builder who can delegate and empower while creating a positive and effective work environment
● Comfortable and up-to-date on the use of technology; MAC and Google Suite
● Proven record as a forward-thinking leader with a strong network of colleagues and an established experience in social justice work
● Demonstrated experience with budget development, analysis, and management
● Demonstrated ability to plan and operate strategically, work effectively with a diverse team
● Proven ability to forge mutually respectful, trusting, and effective relationships with a diverse group of staff, community leaders, and decision makers
● Outstanding oral and written communication skills
● Unflappable in the face of multiple challenges; pragmatic, grounded, authoritative, decisive and disciplined; mentally flexible and creative as circumstances demand
● Ability to maintain balance and perspective, and a proactive “can do” attitude that can motivate others
About The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis): Based in Harlem and founded in 1995, Bro/Sis is a social justice and youth development organization that provides holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to…
Bro/Sis applies its social justice lens to human resources and accordingly offers highly competitive salaries with a comprehensive benefits package including fully-covered platinum health insurance, as well as dental, vision and life insurance; a 3% employer contribution to a 403(b) retirement account; nearly 30 days of combined vacation/sick/personal time off; and a generous office holiday calendar that includes additional time off during the Winter Break. The organization and its Board of Directors are fully committed to an organization that supports its staff and thoughtfully considerate of employee work-life balance.
Bro/Sis applies its social justice lens to human resources and accordingly offers highly competitive salaries with a comprehensive benefits package including fully-covered…