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Healing Justice Program Director

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Powerful Voices
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Seattle, WA
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Publicado há 16 dias

Location: Seattle, WA

Status: Full-time; exempt

Reports to: Executive Director


OVERVIEW

Powerful Voices’ mission is to create brave spaces with girls* of color to take charge of their own power as leaders, igniting their abilities to confidently express themselves, build community, and act against injustices affecting their lives. Since 1995, Powerful Voices provides support for girls* of color in and outside schools and the juvenile justice system. We provide social justice-focused, all-girl* experiences for girls* of color ages 12-18. Young folx qualify if they reside or attend school in central, southeast and southwest Seattle. 

*We serve young people who identify and/or have been socialized as girls*. 

Powerful Voices has a deep commitment to shared leadership, transparency, authentic relationship building, opportunities for growth, self-care, and wellness -- all of which lead to a work culture that is positive, supportive, and infused with gratitude and celebration. We are a fully women and non-binary staff of color that aims to reflect the young folks we serve.  Overall, Powerful Voices builds a space where young girls* of color feel brave enough to share their truths with us and then the world. In service to our young folks, we are searching for individuals who align and contribute to promoting these values. Powerful Voices is currently in a period of growth, accountability, and development. All prospective applicants must be willing to grow with the organization as we move into our next iteration. 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Powerful Voices is hiring a full-time Healing Justice Program Director whose role is to expand our trauma-informed mental health support for Powerful Voices inaugural healing justice initiative. This role will utilize Healing Justice frameworks to provide holistic intervention and response to mental wellbeing of young people; addressing generational trauma and systemic violence that can impact our bodies, hearts, and minds. Rooted in grassroots organizing practices and the liberation work of Black Queer activist, Cara Page, this role will incorporate Healing Justice into our strategic direction, program development, leadership, supervision, and oversight to provide healing support that confronts oppressive systems and honor the trauma and resilience of generations before us. 

Powerful Voices is in a time of transition, growth and transformation and we need an energetic and visionary leader who can deploy a culturally relevant healing and transformative justice based lens to all the work we do and help take the work of PV to the next level. Duties include program development, youth-oriented mental health support, program oversight, direct supervision responsibilities, managing budgets, and building partnerships with mental health practitioners. The successful candidate has extensive knowledge of healing justice program models with strong understanding of best practices in community healing work through evidence based training. The Healing Justice Program Director is responsible for ensuring programmatic outcomes, managing external relationships, and understanding the programs and trends impacting the communities we serve.


RESPONSIBILITIES 

We are looking for someone with experiences that are aligned with our mission (this includes life experiences, work experiences, and educational experiences), who possesses persistence and drive, is comfortable working in is comfortable adapting to changing working conditions, and passionate about delivering innovation and best practices to the community. Because of the dynamic needs of our small agency, a successful candidate will already possess a positive reputation as coach and supervisor to program staff and be asked to personally co-create programming in the first 4-6 months of their tenure. Here are some of the primary responsibilities you may expect to undertake: 

Healing Justice Program Management (60%)

  • Develop the Healing Justice initiative focusing on increasing access to mental health support and expanding trauma-informed service offerings specific to the experiences of BIPOC young people and their families
  • Collaborate with staff and youth to develop and facilitate quarterly mental health and wellness cohorts for groups of up to 15 young people
  • Coordinate individual therapy and healing sessions for young people with various licensed child and family therapists, somatic practitioners, and other mental health professionals
  • Collaborate with Program staff to ensure that trauma-informed and healing justice practices are integrated into all curriculum development including the Powerful Choices Middle School cohorts, Black Muslimah Collective (BMC) cohorts, Activistas Employment cohorts, and additional pilot cohorts
  • Lead, evaluate and monitor projects and program implementation; ensure quality and productivity; accountable to deliver regular contracted reports
  • Communicate frequently within the organization on issues involving the community, program, clients, and stakeholders
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility for healing justice programs (forecasts, budgets, scheduling expenditures, reconciling, adjust and correct as appropriate)
  • Ensure excellent programmatic systems and processes are in place 
  • Establish annual program goals and objectives; develop meaningful key performance indicators 

Leadership & Supervision (30%)

  • Support hiring to scale the healing justice initiative. Supervise, lead, and coach Healing Justice program staff; 
  • Assess staff performance; develop an environment of individual and collective accountability; establish individual goals and objectives 
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively to cultivate strong and transparent working relationships with staff and board; maximize effective non-hierarchical team relationships
  • Create and implement program strategies, work plans, and evaluate best program practices and models for healing justice programs
  • Cultivate relationships with partners and community organizations; serve as ambassador for Powerful Voices at regional and perhaps national levels
  • Recruit, select, orient, train, assign, schedule, coach, and counsel staff to achieve program results and highest quality services 

Others (10%)

  • Collaborate with staff in the strategic planning process affecting Powerful Voice’s future; build key strategies for long-term financial security as a result of strategic direction set for 2-5 years.
  • Contribute to policies and procedures; enforce policy 
  • Participate in staff team building activities, attend community events, and otherwise contribute to strengthening the deep roots within our community, both internally and externally.

GENERAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCES

Required Experience

  • Direct service experience working with youth required; field knowledge of program resources for youth and awareness of other social services available required
  • Experience creating youth programming and/or building curriculum required
  • Committed to cultural responsiveness with a strong social, racial, gender and economic justice framework; willingness to work on individual areas of privilege and oppression and self-care
  • Knowledge of trauma informed care required
  • Supervisory/management or relevant leadership experience
  • Support messaging highlighting young people’s agency, decision-making, and ability to co-create solutions
  • Work independently and collaboratively with a highly relational team
  • Self-starter who can gracefully manage deadlines, priorities, and multiple projects
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, openness to giving and receiving feedback, and conflict resolution

Preferred Experience

  • Master’s level degree in relevant fields (Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, etc) or equivalent work experience. 
  • Licensed therapist with the Washington State Department of Health
  • Local to the Greater Seattle area preferred


WORK ENVIRONMENT

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), exempt position at 40 hours/week. Our office is open 9:00am-5:00pm. The Healing Justice Program Director might be asked to adjust their schedule occasionally for evening/weekend work, though there is room for flexible scheduling that values individual wellness. 

  • During this period of COVID-19 and social distancing, work is performed in a hybrid model with the majority of the work home, with optional in-office setting, and occasional in-person events. 
  • All staff are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Powerful Voices employees spend about 80% of their time working on the computer; Powerful Voices will also provide staff with a laptop and other reasonable resources that would support a comfortable remote work environment. 
  • Physical demands may require occasionally lifting up to 30 pounds, long periods of computer work and phone usage, and remaining in an office space, either standing or sitting for prolonged periods
  • WA State driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle preferred, but not necessary. Access to reliable transportation is necessary.


SALARY & BENEFITS 

The salary range for this position is $75,000 - $85,000 Depending on Experience, where experience is assessed as a combination of lived experience, professional experience, educational experience, volunteer experience, nontraditional experience, etc. 

  • Medical & Dental: Powerful Voices provides full medical/dental/vision benefits for employees who work full-time
  • Holidays & Time Off: 16 paid holidays a year and Paid Time Off (PTO) for full-time employees. We have instituted a Floating Holiday system where you can choose 7 of your own holidays to reflect your culture, community, and values
  • Transportation: Employees who use personal vehicles for Powerful Voices’ business will be reimbursed at a standard rate and/or Powerful Voices will reimburse employees for utilizing public transportation
  • Professional Development Trainings: PV has a separate fund for each staff member to attend trainings and workshops that staff find relevant to professional growth
  • Generative Somatics: hour-long monthly meetings and one-on-one quarterly meetings with our Generative Somatics coach to process through goals, life, work, and commitments.
  • Wellness Fund: $20 per month to spend on activities or objects that you use to keep yourself well (ex. gym membership, massage, concert ticket, etc.)
  • Self-Care: 4 personal hours of self-care per month that can be counted as work hours


LIMITATIONS & DISCLAIMERS

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The team member may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Upon consideration of employment, we will run a criminal background check (state and national). The results of the criminal background check will not necessarily prevent an offer of employment, depending on the offense. 


HOW TO APPLY 

Email applications to hiring@powerfulvoices.org with Subject line: “Healing Justice Program Director/YOUR NAME

All applications must include (all in one PDF document, if possible): 

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  1. why you are interested in the position;
  2. how Powerful Voices aligns with your experience and values;
  3. how you would bring a commitment to liberation, equity and racial justice to the essential responsibilities above.

Applications will be received by email. No phone calls or physical mail please. 

Please make note of the following dates. If you are selected for an interview, we will be contacting you within these dates: 

  • Phone interviews: December 13 - 17, 2021
  • Follow-up interviews will take place in the new year starting January 3, 2021.
  • The ideal start date for this position is sometime late February. 

First review of applications will be due December 8th at midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST); subsequent applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 


All applicants can expect their application will be reviewed and given a timely personal response. 


Powerful Voices is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), people who have been socialized and/or identify as a woman, gender non-conforming, nonbinary, LGBTQIA2S+, people with disabilities, people with intersecting identities, and specifically Black trans and enby folks are strongly encouraged to apply. 


For further details about Powerful Voices’ mission, vision, and work, please visit http://powerfulvoices.org/


Location: Seattle, WA

Status: Full-time; exempt

Reports to: Executive Director


OVERVIEW

Powerful Voices’ mission is to create brave spaces with girls* of color to take charge of their own power as leaders, igniting their abilities to…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
    21 de fevereiro de 2022
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    8 de dezembro de 2021
  • Educação
    Ensino Superior Requerido
  • Nível profissional
    Gerencial
Salário
USD $75.000 - USD $85.000
/ ano

Benefícios

Medical, Dental & Vision, PTO, Floating Holidays, Professional Development fund, Wellness fund, etc.

Medical, Dental & Vision, PTO, Floating Holidays, Professional Development fund, Wellness fund, etc.

Localização

Temporariamente Remoto
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Seattle, WA
Local Associado
1544 S Snoqualmie St, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

Como se inscrever

Email applications to hiring@powerfulvoices.org with Subject line: “Healing Justice Program Director/YOUR NAME

All applications must include (all in one PDF document, if possible): 

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  1. why you are interested in the position;
  2. how Powerful Voices aligns with your experience and values;
  3. how you would bring a commitment to liberation, equity and racial justice to the essential responsibilities above.


Email applications to hiring@powerfulvoices.org with Subject line: “Healing Justice Program Director/YOUR NAME

All applications must include (all in one PDF document, if possible…

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