job: director, NY
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colist at comm-org.wisc.edu
Thu Nov 30 20:09:39 CST 2006
From: Michelle Perez <michelle at cvhaction.org>
A Special Message from Community Voices Heard Co-Chair Sandra Killett:
As you have probably heard, Paul Getsos, our founding Executive
Director, has left Community Voices Heard after 13 years of incredible
success. We are enormously grateful to Paul for his leadership and
vision over that period of time and wish him continued success in his
Sondra Youdelman has agreed to step up as Acting Executive Director
during this transition period. Sondra has helped CVH continue to be
successful during this time, continuing important initiatives like our
campaign focused on the city’s Commission for Economic Opportunity.
Also, through the transition, CVH has followed through on new strategic
priorities like expanding CVH’s organizing in other parts of New York
State. The Board is grateful for Sondra’s contribution and looks forward
to her continued leadership.
The next step in CVH’s transition is our search for a permanent
Executive Director. The CVH Board is committed to a thorough process,
which will include a diverse pool of applicants, that will find the best
leader for an exciting period in CVH’s history. We are reaching out to
our friends and allies to help us surface visionary organizers and
leaders who may be interested in CVH.
Below is a job announcement with contact information for applicants.
Please forward this to anyone you think may be a strong candidate. As
you will note, January 15th is the deadline for applicants. So, we would
appreciate your distributing this information at your earliest
convenience. If you have any questions about this search, please don’t
hesitate to call CVH Board Members Sandra Killett at 212-222-2769 or
Andrew Stettner at 212-285-3025 x 303.
We at CVH are very excited as we look to the future. And we really
appreciate your giving some thought to appropriate candidates for this
important position and to passing along the information to them
Position Available - Please Post/Circulate*_ _*
COMMUNITY VOICES HEARD
Community Voices Heard (CVH), an organization of low-income individuals
- mostly women of color with experience on public assistance, is seeking
an Executive Director committed to the progressive social movement and
economic equality in society. Utilizing base building, direct action,
research and coalition building, CVH organizing campaigns lead to wins
such as living wage jobs and access to quality education and training
for its membership of low-income families.
Candidates for Executive Director must be strongly committed to
developing low-income people into agents for change, and be able to
nurture CVH as a membership-led power-building organization. The
Executive Director will serve as the chief organizing and political
strategist for CVH, guiding campaigns and creating alliances that
enhance CVH’s leverage. The Executive Director will also continue the
implementation of a strategic plan of expansion into electoral work,
multi-issue organizing, statewide organizing and national and
international movement building.
The Executive Director must ensure the financial stability of the
organization and implement an aggressive strategy of institutional and
individual fundraising; maintain an effective staff as well as positive
relationships with CVH’s Board, funders and other stakeholders.
Qualifications requested include:
* Five years experience in a high-level management position in
community organizing/social justice with significant supervisory
* Strong written and oral communications, and fundraising skills.
* Understanding of, and demonstrated success in, the New York
political context a plus.
* Ability to speak Spanish is a plus. .
No phone calls accepted. Women, people of color, and LGBT individuals
are strongly encouraged to apply.
Send resume and cover letter *no later than January 15, 2007 *to:
CVH Executive Search
KW Murnion and Associates, Inc
50 Park Avenue, 17C
New York, NY 10016
Or by email to: kwmurnion at verizon.net <mailto:kwmurnion at verizon.net>
Director of Administration & Institutional Giving
Community Voices Heard
170 East 116th Street, Suite 1E
New York, NY 10029
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