The following employment opportunities with Cultural Leadership are currently available (April 2021).
Cultural Leadership develops a diverse group of youth into social justice changemakers who advocate for equitable and just practices. We do this by exploring the strengths and oppressions of our communities through the lenses of Black and Jewish experiences.
Cultural Leadership is seeking an Executive Director that is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, financial objectives and strategic growth. Additionally, the Executive Director works with the Development Manager and supports the efforts of the Program Director to teach students to become leaders, activists, critical thinkers, and risk takers, thereby creating a cadre of social justice activists who help create a world of inclusion and equity.
The Executive Director will be a strategic thinker responsible for day-to-day operations, building and maintaining a strong, diverse funding base, oversight of program development and administration, maintaining relationships with partner agencies, representing the organization in the community, and implementing the long-term plans of Cultural Leadership.
- Bachelor’s degree in business, nonprofit management, or a related field required. (Master’s Degree preferred)
- Minimum of 3-5 years leading a non-profit agency with a budget of $400,000 or more.
- Demonstrated understanding of diversity, equity and inclusionary practices, engagement best practices and cultural competence.
- Interest in and knowledge of social justice issues with an emphasis on the African American and Jewish cultures, religion and history.
- Experience with organizations working with youth.
- Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. (Previous staff management required)
- Minimum 3 years of successful fundraising experience.
- Understanding of nonprofit financial statements and the budgeting process.
- Ability to promote partnerships and maintain favorable working relationships among diverse institutions and individuals.
- Experience working with a nonprofit Board of Directors and volunteer committees.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Proven ability to develop written communications, presentations, social media campaigns
- Exceptional multi-tasking abilities and comfort with switching between high- and low-level work.
- High level of personal and professional ethics.
- Flexible schedule; available for varied hours (evening, weekends, and/or holidays)
Nonprofit Management Responsibilities:
- Work in collaboration with the Board to develop a new strategic plan that supports that growth.
- Assist the Board in the formation and implementation of policies, goals, and objectives for Cultural Leadership to achieve effective financial operation of the organization.
- Manage day-to-day activities of the agency in accordance with sound management and personnel practices.
- Continually work to improve and increase individual and organizational capacity
- Establish and promote positive working relationships with the Board of Directors, funders, stakeholders, and community organizations. Work as a team member with a strong commitment to collaborative work.
- Participate in board development and growth; prepare or oversee preparation of all board materials, plan and attend all board meetings, and provide direct oversight and management of all board committees.
- Keep the Board informed about relevant developments that may impact the agency.
- Lead, hire, train, inspire, motivate, and guide staff toward common goals by maintaining a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of top-quality people
- Provide clear and consistent vision, including aligned goals and objectives, to the staff.
- Maintain personnel records and carry out personnel policies
Budget, Finance and Development:
- In conjunction with the Board, especially the Treasurer, ensure agency’s fiscal health including obtaining and maintaining a stable, diversified funding base and managing cash.
- Oversee grant applications, funding reports, invoices and collecting and summarizing relevant data.
- Identify and cultivate individual, foundation, corporate and governmental relationships for the purpose of promoting Cultural Leadership’s mission and generating funds for the organization.
Marketing and Communications:
- Be the face of and represent Cultural Leadership in various community meetings that bring visibility to the organization.
- Assure the organization and its mission, programs and services are consistently promoted and presented in a strong, positive light.
- Expand all aspects of communication – from web presence to external relations – with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
This is a full-time/exempt position. Salary is $75,000-$90,000 and commensurate with experience.
Please submit resume, a cover letter, and 3 references with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cultural Leadership develops a diverse group of youth into social justice changemakers who advocate for equitable and just practices. We do this by exploring the strengths and oppressions of our communities through the lenses of Black and Jewish experiences. Cultural Leadership also works with the families of youth to broaden their experiences and provide support for students. The organization’s goal is to provide participants the tools and skills to recognize and resolve issues of discrimination and inequality, thereby creating a cadre of social justice activists who help build a world of inclusion and equality.
The Development Manager (DM) will provide leadership for and coordination of the annual fund efforts of Cultural Leadership. DM will work closely with the Executive Director (ED) to expand and improve the department’s annual fund programs, which include the Signature Event, #Giving4Good Trouble 24-Hour matching gift campaign, grants, direct mail, newsletters, the annual report, donor acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship initiatives. The DM will also be responsible for some major gift solicitation.
- Excellent writing skills and strong oral communication and presentation skills
- Superior ability to work with donors and volunteers at all levels, building relationships that lead to increased financial support
- Ability to handle multiple and varied tasks with ease, while striving for accuracy and excellence
A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in communications, marketing, journalism, nonprofit management or a similar field.
- Experience in methods of annual fund development is desirable.
- At least three years of development experience is preferred; commensurate experience will be considered
- Ability to use Microsoft Office products as well as familiarity with database programs will greatly enhance candidate’s opportunity for success in this position
- Excellent organizational skills
- Excellent relationship-building skills to support collaboration and partnership activities
- Superior oral and written communication and listening skills
- Ability to track, analyze, and make adjustments to programs as necessary
- Creativity and perseverance to ensure success in an environment of measurable accountability
- Project management skills, and the ability to handle multiple and varying tasks with associated deadlines
Carries out the Mission of Cultural Leadership by completing the following functions:
- Assist in the development of the annual fund plan, its calendar, and all appeal themes.
- Assist in planning and coordination of Signature Event and fundraising associated with it.
- Plan and execute 24-hour matching gift campaign.
- Write copy and supervise design of all direct mail and oversee production and distribution.
- Test, track, and analyze appeals and make appropriate adjustments to ensure success.
- With direction from the ED, prepare the annual report, newsletters, and other support pieces.
- Manage the administration of the fund development database.
- Work with vendors to obtain competitive bids for all printed pieces and premiums.
- Maintain and increase stewardship/recognition program.
- With ED and Development Committee, project and meet budgets for the annual fund.
- Prepare or oversee preparation of all development reports regarding the annual fund to leadership.
- Create and implement retention and upgrade strategies for all donor groups.
- Assist in written and personal thanks of annual fund and other donors, either by phone or mail.
- Assist with social media.
- Manage the volunteer recruitment process.
This is a full-time/exempt position. Salary is $40,000-$50,000 and commensurate with experience.
Please submit resume, a cover letter and 3 references with contact information to email@example.com.
The Programs VISTA will build the capacity of Cultural Leadership by developing and implementing new sustainable programming for students and alumni, including a social justice summer camp for middle school students. Additionally, the Programs VISTA will create communication strategies to strengthen Cultural Leadership’s alumni network and give Cultural Leadership access to a more robust pool of high school and middle school student applicants. Click for a PDF of the full description.