[AAACE-NLA] English For Action: Job Opportunity!
alicia.pantoja at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 01:50:52 EST 2007
Please share the attached job description with as many passionate, talented,
and experienced friends, as possible.
EFA is growing in beautiful ways and we are in great need of an executive
THANK YOU for taking the time to forward this.
Much love and appreciation,
English for Action*
* Executive Director Job Description*
* Organizational Background*
English for Action (EFA) is a grassroots non-profit organization
pursuing a mission to create participatory educational programs for Latino
immigrant families and community members with the goal of achieving
meaningful and community-based social change. Rooted in the Providence, RI
neighborhood of Olneyville, EFA is committed to positive social change in
the greater Providence community.
EFA's participatory philosophy drives both its organizational
structure and its teaching methodologies. In the classroom, EFA facilitators
and learners are equal partners, working collaboratively to develop
curriculum that reflect learners' issues and life experiences. EFA's
programs utilize innovative tools- such as the visual arts, theater of the
oppressed and action projects - to link language learning, leadership
development, community-building and to engage adults and younger learners in
dialogue, reflection and collaboration.
Founded in 1999 by two Brown University students and 10
immigrant families, EFA has grown and today operates five educational
programs that engage more than 100 immigrant families and residents and more
than 35 volunteers each year.
* Job Description*
English for Action seeks a passionate, energetic and creative full-time
executive director to provide leadership to the organization as it seeks to
increase sustainability and community impact. The responsibilities of the
executive director include the following:
* * Program Management and Support :* Oversee all programs, services and
activities. Work with staff to ensure that EFA's mission is being carried
out in accordance with the strategic plan. Promote an organizational
culture that is participatory, inclusive and open. Ensure the highest
levels of quality and service by inspiring staff to perform at their peak.
* Fiscal Management :* Ensure that EFA is fiscally sound and that the budget
supports programs. Present and interpret budgets to the board. Maintain
records that allow for accuracy and ease of applying for grants and
reporting expenses appropriately. Provide timely and accurate fiscal
reports to funders.
* Administrative Management : * Recruit talented, qualified, and energetic
staff. Manage, mentor and supervise full- and part-time program staff and
ensure they are fulfilling their work plans and receiving appropriate
professional development support through regular staff meetings, staff
retreats, trainings and individual check-ins around their professional
* * Relationship Building: *Build on EFA's reputation as a grass roots,
innovative and professional organization. Work with individuals and
organizations within the community and to develop and foster meaningful
collaborations to better serve our learners. Build on vital relationships
with foundations, government and corporate partners, and major individual
donors. Develop and lead the implementation of the organization's public
relations plan. Be an advocate for EFA's mission, model, and programs.
* * Fund Development: * Develop and sustain a diverse funding base to
support the organization's programs and to provide for growth. Continue to
seek opportunities for obtaining new grants, foundation relationships, and
for increasing corporate and individual giving.
* Board Development: *Work with the Board of Directors to develop an
engaged, effective, informed and energized board. Serve ex-officio on board
committees. Provide opportunities to board members to contribute creatively
to the goals of the organization. Provide the board appropriate program and
fiscal reports. Assist in identifying and recruiting new candidates to
create a balanced and actively involved team. Foster regular communication
between board and staff.
* Minimum Qualifications:*
· Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in education, social work, nonprofit
management, or related field.
· Bilingual in English and Spanish.
· At least 3 years work experience in a leadership position,
preferably for a non-profit organization, including management of staff and
volunteers. Ability to lead people, set goals, establish priorities,
maintain focus and get results, while working to engage others in
participatory decision making.
· Proven success in resource development, including experience in
grant writing, event planning, and working with individual donors.
· A proven commitment to adult education, literacy, immigration, and
other social justice issues as they relate to the Latino community.
· Ability to work in a team oriented, highly participatory
environment with a sense of inclusiveness in decision making. Ability to be
flexible and be available for evening and weekend work as appropriate.
Ability to work with a minimum amount of privacy in an environment where
interruptions may be frequent.
Additional Preferred Qualifications*
· Experience in adult education and familiarity with popular
education strongly preferred.
· Experience with effective evaluation systems for grant-funded
· Experience in social activism.
· Demonstrated experience building strong relationships with a
variety of people, including clients, staff members, community leaders,
donors, board members, funders and the community at large.
· Experience with managing budgets and preparing fiscal reports for
the board and funders.
· Excellent communications skills including written, inter-personal,
and public speaking
* Reporting: *The executive director reports to the Board of Directors.
* Salary:* Commensurate with experience. Medical benefits and 4 weeks paid
* Start Date:* January 21st, 2008
Process: *Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Interviews will begin
on/around December 4th, 2007.
Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to: *
EFA.Search at gmail.com* or Search Committee, English for Action, P.O. Box
29405, Providence, RI, 02909.
* Please note, in preparing their application materials, candidates are
strongly encouraged to learn more about EFA's mission, philosophy, programs,
staff, history, and the Olneyville community by visiting EFA's Web site,*
www.englishforaction.org <*http://www.englishforaction.org/ *> .
Please direct all inquiries to *EFA.Search at gmail.com*.
English for Action
P.O. Box 29405
Providence, RI 02909
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