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DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & ORGANIZING

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Site/Program: Based out of DSCS Administrative Office

Reports to: Executive Director

Compensation: $83,000 - $93,000, commensurate with experience. Full-time, exempt position. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance and optional retirement, flexible spending account, and commuter benefits.

Deadline: Immediately interviewing on a rolling basis until position is filled.


About the Organization:

Dolores Street Community Services (DSCS) nurtures individual wellness and cultivates collective power among low-income and immigrant communities to create a more just society. As a multi-issue, multi-strategy organization, we work to improve lives on an individual level as well as affect broader social change by engaging in advocacy and community organizing. We work together across programs to address homelessness, lack of affordable housing, and to support immigrant rights in order to meet the complex needs of our communities and collectively address the root causes of suffering and injustice. To learn more about our organization's model and impact, we encourage you to watch the following video.


Position Summary:

Dolores Street Community Services, a progressive social justice organization dedicated to promoting a just and inclusive society, is seeking a Director of Community Engagement and Organizing. DSCS is in its 39th year of operation with almost 150 employees and a budget of $14.5 million dollars. This position at the organization offers a unique opportunity for a talented, values-driven leader looking to make an impact at the intersection of immigrant, worker, and tenants movements. We are looking for a motivated and talented individual who is able to function at both a strategic and operational level, to design and implement political education to guide the organization's vision, to develop strategic relationships, and lead leadership development and engagement of community participants in campaigns and advocacy efforts. The ideal candidate will be able to inspire a diverse team of 15 staff across several program areas and program collaboratives and manage tactical implementation of annual service provision with long-term strategic goals.


The Director of Community Engagement and Organizing supervises and oversees four programs: a job placement and labor rights program, a tenants and homeless rights collaborative, and an immigrant outreach and education collaborative. These programs are diverse, and their respective program directors and managers oversee a variety of work areas including: workforce development; job placement; worker, immigrant, and tenants rights education and advocacy; budget and contract management; management of collaborations and partnerships; street and digital outreach; and community organizing.


Current programs and sites include:

  • The Mission SRO Collaborative, provides tenant counseling and conducts outreach, advocacy, and leadership development among SRO tenants and the city's homeless;
  • The San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN), a network of legal service providers, the collaborative's joint work focuses on Know-Your-Rights outreach to San Francisco's immigrant community and the operation of the San Francisco Rapid Response Network (SFRRN), a legal assistance hotline.
  • The Worker Rights Program, made up of two organized memberships - one of day laborers and one of domestic workers and a new immigrant worker-owned cooperative venture. The program operates a worker center where members gather and receive direct services, places these workers in over 3,000 living-wage jobs a year, and operates a leadership development program to support these workers in organizing to achieve dignified work and fair wages.
  • A city-wide health promoter program in collaboration with San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).


The successful applicant for this position will be comfortable handling a variety of tasks and overseeing a broad diversity of work areas'a self-directed, values driven individual with extensive experience in program management, budget development and monitoring, program development, and staff supervision, and ideally familiarity with the operations and requirements of affordable housing programs. This position will supervise six direct reports, which includes an Associate Director who will partner in overall program oversight and directly supervise SFILEN & SFRRN collaborations and ensure internal alignment between external coalition work and internal operations & strategy.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Programmatic

  • Provide oversight for the major program areas including budget and contract management, and managing collaborations and partnerships
  • Will chair the budget advocacy ad-hoc committee for the organization, including participation in the Budget Justice Coalition and leading community engagement during the City's budget development process.
  • Ensure the integration of current campaigns and mobilizations with the organization's political education and leadership development work; co-chair the agency's Public Policy and Organizing Committee with the Deputy Director
  • Lead annual process to identify and prioritize campaigns for the organization, including analysis of upcoming electoral campaigns that affect the organization's base communities
  • Develop overall departmental strategic vision that reflects programmatic needs and aligns with agency's strategic framework and overall mission
  • Leading and supporting program managers to develop strategic program-specific goals and timelines; as necessary, support program managers with implementation of plans
  • Hire, train, and supervise the program directors/managers of each program area, including conducting annual performance evaluations, ensuring training needs and requirements are met, and partnering with HR on an as-needed basis to address staff performance issues
  • Represent, or ensure representation of Community Engagement & Organizing Programs in relevant coalitions, policy discussions, city and community hearings and advocacy opportunities
  • Develop and implement strategies that will maximize synergy among all Community Engagement & Organizing programs and other agency departments
  • Collaborate with HR to implement a system and practices to evaluate the skill, experience, and professional development needs of all Community Engagement & Organizing staff
  • As necessary, develop objective performance measurements across all sites to assess program quality
  • Fulfill basic program director/manager duties when a position is vacant; support other staffing needs on an emergency basis, as needed


Administrative and Fundraising

  • Manage program contracts, including participating in contract negotiations, meeting reporting requirements, and ensuring compliance and adherence to all relevant policies and procedures
  • Work with program directors/managers and finance staff to develop and monitor budgets
  • Work with development staff to identify and seek additional funding for organizing work, including participation in gathering data for reports, grant writing, and identification of potential donors
  • Foster strong relationships with Mission District-based non-profits and other entities, and City and other funders; act as a liaison between programs and funders
  • Coordinate with Development staff on content for regular communication tools (i.e. social media/e-newsletters) to elevate DSCS's community engagement and organizing work
  • Integrate the use of social media tools in organizing strategies and work with the Director of Development & Contract Management to develop messaging for media and to highlight key programmatic work


Other Organizational Duties

  • Participate on the agency's Strategic Leadership Team and other agency committees, as needed
  • Conduct business in accordance with the DSCS Employee Handbook, exercising sound judgment and serving the best interests of the agency and the community
  • Work within the framework of the agency's mission, vision, values, theory of change, and organization's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, restorative justice, trauma-informed work, and language justice.
  • Commit yourself to treating each community member with respect and dignity
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Experience Desired

  • Background in and passion for working with low-income and immigrant communities around issues of affordable housing, land use, and/or immigrant & worker rights; familiarity with these issues in the Mission District and San Francisco, highly desired.
  • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in related field (i.e. Social Work, Public Administration, etc.) or comparable work experience
  • Five years' experience in a management position in organizing, budget advocacy, and/or leadership development in a non-profit setting; preference given to experience within the housing rights, immigrant rights, or labor rights movements
  • Self-directed person who is able to work independently and manage time effectively
  • Strong budgeting, expense monitoring, and contract management skills
  • Ability to recruit, employ, train, supervise, and evaluate qualified staff; develop and foster teamwork; preferred demonstrated experience with coaching, conflict resolution, and non-defensive communication practices
  • Commitment to relational leadership and management practices, preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience managing partnerships & collaborations
  • Bilingual in spoken and written Spanish, required



How to Apply

If you are qualified and interested in applying, please submit your resume, cover letter, salary requirements and five professional references, including a supervisorial reference to this link. Immediately interviewing on a rolling basis until position is filled. Please visit our web site for additional information on our organization at: www.dscs.org

Dolores Street Community Services is an equal-opportunity employer which values lived experience and seeks applicants of the greatest diversity possible. We encourage people of color, women, older people, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities, including HIV and community members who grew up in the Mission District. Pursuant to the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.



Site/Program: Based out of DSCS Administrative Office

Reports to: Executive Director

Compensation: $83,000 - $93,000, commensurate with experience. Full-time, exempt position. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    August 20, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$83,000 - $93,000

Benefits

Medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance and optional retirement, flexible spending account, and commuter benefits for full time staff. Generous paid time off.

Medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance and optional retirement, flexible spending account, and commuter benefits for full time staff. Generous paid time off.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in spoken and written Spanish, required

Bilingual in spoken and written Spanish, required

Location

On-site
San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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