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Cultural Exchange Through Soccer


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Published 7 days ago

March 1, 2021
$45,000 - $50,000

About Cultural Exchange Through Soccer:   

Cultural Exchange Through Soccer (CETS) started in 2003 as a neighborhood-based, community building program in the Elm Park Community School neighborhood, in the heart of Worcester. Its main goal has been youth leadership development and its main vehicle is soccer. It has grown into a city-wide force, training and mentoring a group of mostly immigrant youth on the field and off, producing an amazing pool of young leaders, putting on the most diverse annual event in Worcester, and advocating for equal access to soccer facilities. Learn more about our mission, vision and programs at CETSWorcester.org

Summary of Role:

We are hiring our first Director who will initially receive much support and mentorship from the CETS Founder, be guided by a formal Steering Committee, and work alongside a PT Program Coordinator. This is a leadership position that requires teamwork and collaboration and offers potential for professional growth. 

Responsibilities:

  • Commit thoroughly to CETS mission and develop a deep knowledge of the organization;
  • Report regularly to and work in conjunction with the CETS Steering Committee, to guide and ensure programs are implemented in accordance with the mission and vision and to preserve its diverse and inclusive culture;
  • Oversee all aspects of CETS and ensure systems are in place for fundraising, communications, program evaluation, and financial controls, in collaboration with our fiscal agent;
  • Ensure long-term financial sustainability through income-generating activities such as grant writing and fundraising;
  • Be an ambassador and engage in community outreach to forge and maintain strategic relationships;
  • Foster mentorship and leadership with CETS youth by building relationships, integrating them in CETS programs, and supporting their life endeavors;
  • Actively engage and energize CETS Youth Leaders, Steering Committee members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, Worcester municipal leaders, and funders through communications and events;
  • Support the Program Coordinator in executing all CETS programs and events, as well as covering gaps as needed; and
  • Be an external local and regional presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for regional and national replication.

Qualifications:

  • Have organizational management experience (preferably in the nonprofit sector);
  • Have the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget;
  • Be innovative in regards to program development and income generation, as well as resourceful and adaptable to unforeseen changes (both positive and negative);
  • Work toward consensus with the CETS Founder, Steering Committee and other stakeholders;
  • Be able to communicate persuasively and passionately (both written and verbal) with excellent interpersonal, multicultural, and multidisciplinary project skills;
  • Have marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage and galvanize constituents across cultures;
  • Understand youth leadership development methodologies;
  • Speak (fluently) another language in addition to English (Spanish, Arabic, French, Albanian, Vietnamese) and/or bicultural preferred;
  • Be familiar with networks, resources and decision-making processes in Worcester;
  • Know the game of soccer / fútbol / football; and
  • Have reliable transportation to attend events and meetings, and ability to work remotely.

Schedule and Compensation: 

Full-time position, averaging 35 hours / week, with a flexible schedule including weekday, evening and weekend hours. Compensation includes $45,000-$50,000/ hr, PTO, and health/dental insurance.

About Cultural Exchange Through Soccer:   

Cultural Exchange Through Soccer (CETS) started in 2003 as a neighborhood-based, community building program in the Elm Park Community School neighborhood, in the heart of Worcester. Its main goal has…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Executive

Benefits

Great team, flexible schedule, holidays, PTO and health/dental insurance

Great team, flexible schedule, holidays, PTO and health/dental insurance

Level of Language Proficiency

Ability to speak (fluently) another language in addition to English (Spanish, Arabic, French, Albanian, Vietnamese) and/or bicultural preferred.

Ability to speak (fluently) another language in addition to English (Spanish, Arabic, French, Albanian, Vietnamese) and/or bicultural preferred.

Location

Worcester, MA

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Instructions:

Apply by January 29, 2021 for best consideration. 

CETS encourages BIPOC, immigrant, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants. 


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