[COMM-ORG] job: program director, Oregon, no salary info
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From: Dana Wiltshire <danawiltshire at gmail.com>
Basic Rights Oregon is searching for a Program Director. This is a new
position, created in response to the dynamic growth of BRO’s advocacy
and equality work. As its Marriage Equality effort transitions from
program to full-fledged campaign, the organization – which has nearly
doubled in size in the last two years – is adding this Director-level
position to oversee its programs in Racial and Trans Justice.
The Program Director will be responsible for the growth and oversight of
BRO’s Racial Justice & Alliance Building Program as well as its Trans
Justice Program and related initiatives. Please go to
www.basicrights.org <http://www.basicrights.org/> and click on “Issues”
for detailed information on these programs. This position will help
build the capacity and leadership of BRO and to advance its mission of
building a vibrant progressive social justice movement in Oregon and
achieving full equality for LGBT Oregonians.
Specifically, the Program Director will be accountable for the following:
§ Lead the ongoing development of the Alliance Building Program with
specific focus on racial justice and faith based communities.
§ Develop and implement movement building strategies for transgender
§ Provide leadership and work in coordination with other program
directors to ensure racial justice and transgender justice values and
strategies are integrated in to all programmatic and campaign work and
that each program develops a youth constituency.
§ Work in coordination with Executive Director to identify and
cultivate both major donors and institutional funders.
§ Serve as one of the lead spokespeople for the organization and its
work with constituents, allies, funders and media.
The ideal candidate will have proven abilities to develop and lead
movement building efforts that ensure that racial and transgender
justice are consistent core values and strategies for change. This
person will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment
through building effective and sustainable teams of staff and other
organizational leaders. This person should have a track record which
demonstrates exceptional *relationship-building abilities, *experience
in *community organizing*, and advanced *program planning skills. *
The ideal candidate must also have:
§ A minimum of 5 years of directly related experience including
§ A track record in Racial Justice and/or Trans Justice organizing and
§ Demonstrated staff management and program planning experience.
§ Ability to self-motivate, self-direct, and manage multiple projects
simultaneously, as well as a commitment to teamwork and a sense of humor.
§ Demonstrated experience working within communities of color,
trans/gender variant and LGBT youth communities and a commitment to the
mission of the organization.
§ Experience in major donor and institutional fundraising strategies.
§ Excellent oral and written communication skills.
§ Excellent skills in work planning and meeting deadlines.
And since this program work is deeply identity based, we are
particularly keen to find candidates who are representative of the
communities they will be serving. BRO is open to covering basic moving
costs for a candidate who is currently living elsewhere but able to
BRO is offering a competitive compensation package inclusive of salary
(commensurate with experience) and comprehensive benefits, including
medical, dental, prescription and optical insurance; 15 days paid leave
(sick and vacation days) plus 9 regular holidays and one floating
religious holiday; disability insurance; and a 403b employee
contribution retirement plan. There is also a pre-tax childcare option.
Please submit a brief cover letter and resume as attachments via e-mail to:
Joe McCormack, Managing Partner
Kevin Chase, Partner
McCormack & Associates
Email search at mccormackassociates.com <mailto:jmsearch at earthlink.net>
Online www.mccormackassociates.com <http://www.mccormackassociates.com/>
All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.
Please note that education, dates of employment, compensation and other
information provided will be verified prior to an offer of employment.
Candidates may be required to submit writing samples or undergo
skills assessment as part of the application process.
/*/Basic Rights Oregon is an equal opportunity employer committed to a
diverse, multicultural work environment. People of color, people with
disabilities and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender
expressions and identities are encouraged to apply. /*/
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