job: V.P. of Programs, Oakland, with salary info

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From: Tim J Lohrentz <plan-act at>

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – Closing Date: July 31, 2007

About The National Economic Development and Law Center:
The National Economic Development and Law Center (NEDLC) is a 38-year-old
Oakland-based national
research, legal and consulting organization dedicated to building
economic health and opportunity in vulnerable
communities. We partner with a diverse range of colleagues to develop
innovative strategies and programs that
result in systemic change and help people become and remain economically
secure. For additional information
on NEDLC’s mission, vision and programs, visit our website at:

Position Overview:
The Vice President of Programs oversees program work within all three
programmatic areas in which we
concentrate our work:
1. Build programs that enable people and communities to acquire,
accumulate, and preserve financial and
educational assets.
2. Promote the advancement of low-wage workers, the underemployed, and
the under-represented
through industry-focused strategies.
3. Strengthen systems so that children and youth are positioned for
greater economic opportunities in

Profile of the Successful Candidate:
The Vice President of Programs will be a visionary leader who is able to
inspire and motivate others toward
action with strong people management, organizational, fundraising,
communication and consensus-building
skills. The successful candidate will be a systems thinker with a passion
for NEDLC’s mission, along with a
demonstrated track record of strong leadership skills as well as
excellent communication and problem-solving

Specifically, NEDLC seeks a seasoned professional who has:
• Familiarity with the dynamics of nonprofit organizations.
• The ability to analyze and resolve complex issues and problems that
impact NEDLC programs.
• A communicative and collaborative approach, through strong written and
oral skills and through good
listening aimed at building consensus with internal and external

Additionally, the successful candidate will likely have:
• Significant leadership experience in the private, public or independent
sector, specifically related to one or
more NEDLC program areas.
• Financial oversight and economic planning and modeling skills.
• Strong program design, facilitation and mediation skills.
• Successful experience in fundraising, program development and
public-policy making.

Reporting to the President, the duties and responsibilities of the Vice
President of Programs include, but are not
limited to:

• Advocate for the mission and goals of NEDLC.
• Increase awareness of NEDLC’s programs regionally and nationally.
• Develop and maintain relationships with government and agency staffs.
• Coordinate NEDLC’s activities with other agencies.
• In the absence of the President, assume responsibility for the
obligations of that position
related to programs and resource development.

Program Planning & Development
• Provide creative and visionary thinking for NEDLC’s program strategy,
and lead
implementation to achieve measurable results.
• Devise, test and launch new programs and initiatives.
• Articulate measurable goals for NEDLC in terms of its leadership and
accomplishments in its
primary focus areas.
• Establish strategic program plans and budgets to enable NEDLC to carry
out its
organizational mission.
• Coordinate and implement special projects and initiatives as assigned
from time to time by the

Resource Development
• Work with the Director of Development to coordinate resource
development efforts.
• Ensure alignment between program design and resource development
• Identify resource requirements to support programs.
• Cultivate relationships with funders – make funding requests, and
follow up with grantors.
• Establish strategies to approach new funders.

Personnel & Management
• Supervise program staff and the provision of program services.
• Assign program staff to projects and adjust assignments as necessary.
• Work with the Human Resource Director to implement and assess
professional development
plans for NEDLC program staff.
• Review all staff evaluations.
• Establish and maintain a positive work environment for program staff.
• Work with the Directors of Development and Communications to develop
and implement a
marketing strategy for NEDLC through information dissemination and other

Qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate:
At least 5-7 years senior-level management experience in related
programs serving low-income
Experience in one or more of NEDLC’s substantive program areas with a
strong preference for
candidates with experience in savings and asset building.
Ability to work independently and as a productive member of a team.
Excellent research, writing, analytical, editing, and verbal
communication skills, including ability to
speak before large audiences.
Command of contemporary office hardware and software.
A strong interest in all of our program areas and a working knowledge
of key issues affecting lowincome
Leadership and initiative, and effective team-building and
interpersonal skills.
Ability to manage time, handle multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
Experience in supervising staff and managing projects.
Experience in project planning, development, and fund raising.
Willingness and ability to travel.

Salary: $115,000, commensurate with background and experience. Excellent
benefits. Additional incentives,
including relocation assistance, will be provided, if applicable.

Application Process:
Interested candidates should submit via email (Microsoft Word compatible
attachments) a cover letter, resume
summarizing your interest, qualifications and experience, salary history,
a brief writing sample (no more than 3-
5 pages), and three professional references to:

National Economic Development and Law Center – Vice President of Programs
C/o Walker and Associates
2201 Broadway, Suite 815
Oakland, CA 94612
Ph: 510-834-2341x101, Fax: 510-569-2993 Email: NEDLCWA at
(Place “NEDLC Vice President of Programs Search” in the subject line)

NEDLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the
affirmative hiring of
women, people of color and the disabled.

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