Who We Are
Terence Crutcher Foundation (TCF) is a nonprofit organization in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our mission is to engage the community, law enforcement, and policymakers in creating and sustaining an approach to prevent, identify and address issues of inequity related to BIPOC communities in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and around the nation. It is the foundation’s desire to change the narrative that perceives Black men as BAD DUDES and pipeline them into a “community of achievers” through personal growth, education, and economic mobility. The foundation’s primary focus is criminal justice and policing reform, community and youth development, and providing scholarships to African-American students from marginalized communities.
What We’re Looking For
TCF seeks a Deputy Director to build our organizational infrastructure and capacity in 2021. The Deputy Director is a new position that will work closely with the Executive Director, Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, to provide strategic advisement, oversee plan implementation, and build institutional systems and processes. The Deputy will be primarily responsible for driving TCF’s leadership in a regional criminal justice and economic mobility strategy, dedicated to mitigating the economic impact of Oklahoma’s criminal legal system on BIPOC and poor communities through grassroots organizing, community safety, and narrative change work.
This position is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Deputy Director will work virtually through the coronavirus pandemic and then at our office inside the Greenwood Cultural Center at 322 N. Greenwood Ave.
- Support the Executive Director with annual and strategic planning.
- Ensure goals and grant milestones are achieved through programming and advocacy.
- Advise and support the Executive Director, the board of directors, and the TCF team in strategic decision making, program development, and partnerships.
- Primarily responsible for driving TCF’s leadership in a regional criminal justice and economic mobility strategy in coordination with community stakeholders.
- Design and build out a grassroots organizing infrastructure in support of BIPOC and poor individuals and communities affected by the criminal legal system.
- Contribute to the development of RFP, review proposals, and participate in selection of vendors to conduct a narrative change project to shift mindsets on punishment and criminality.
- Support the Executive Director in planning and executing the foundation’s program initiatives.
- Enhance, design, and oversee operational systems including HR, budget and finance, facilities, internal communications, and other functions to make sure TCF runs smoothly day-to-day.
- Manage vendor contracts and relationships.
- Collect data and information, including programmatic and financial results for ongoing operating reporting of those facets of the regional criminal justice and economic mobility strategy TCF coordinates
- Supervise deputy fellows and Interns
- Oversee hiring of additional staff, including Office Manager, Lead Organizer, Communications Coordinator, and Development Coordinator.
- Manage relationships with key partners. Represent TCF to the media, national partners, and funders when the Executive Director is unavailable to do so.
- Serve as TCF’s representative on coalitions.
Who You Are
- You have a sharp and intersectional analysis of race, class, and gender dynamics through both lived and professional experience.
- You are familiar with Tulsa’s organizing and advocacy landscape, history, and current and emerging issues affecting BIPOC communities.
- You understand the challenges within the criminal legal system, especially with regard to policing, and the disparate impacts it has on communities of color.
- Your skills lie in systems thinking, interpersonal relationships, and change management.
- You possess the emotional maturity to handle complex power dynamics, to manage relationships with multiple varied stakeholder groups, and to keep a level head in delicate and charged environments.
- You know how to treat people respectfully in ways that are meaningful and relevant to them. You are equally comfortable at a grassroots neighborhood meeting, in a funder conversation, and at a national advocacy table.
- You are smart and humble — you see routine tasks like stuffing envelopes or cleaning up after community meetings as critical rather than menial, and you’re the first to jump in when work needs to get done.
- You are, or can quickly become, familiar with Tulsa, OK landscape.
- You are an organized self-starter with the ability to prioritize, manage and operate effectively across a multitude of work areas.
- At least 2-5 years of related experience in strategic leadership is required.
- Demonstrated skills in people and project management, experience in community-based leadership, and strong acuity in learning new software and other systems required.
- Relationships with individuals and/or organizations working on criminal justice reform, abolition, police accountability, or racial justice preferred.
- Experience in local, state, and/or federal lobbying a plus.
- Individuals with criminal legal system involvement are encouraged to apply.
- Starting salary $65,000 or commensurate with experience.
- This role will begin as a contract position and transition to an employee with full benefits when Deputy Director creates the necessary HR infrastructure.
To apply please submit applications by February 26, 2021. APPLICATION LINK: https://form.jotform.com/210336124726145. For any questions, please email with the subject line “Deputy Director application” to email@example.com.
TCF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other basis made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations.