Now Hiring: Executive Director
Comunidades Unidas seeks a dynamic, social-justice driven individual to serve as Executive Director. Comunidades Unidas (CU) is an immigrant rights, non-profit organization based in West Valley City, Utah with a statewide impact. CU is dedicated to empower the Latinx and immigrant community to recognize and achieve their own potential and be a positive force for change in the larger community.
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for setting the vision for the organization in collaboration with CU’s board of directors, team members, and members and leaders of the immigrant community. The ED will lead a team of highly dedicated social justice advocates working towards a just and equitable Utah where immigrants are fully engaged in the economic, social, and political issues that affect us.
The ideal candidate will:
● Demonstrate a strong commitment and passion for social, racial, economic and gender justice ● Possess extensive and exceptional leadership skills including the ability to foster a healthy organizational culture, encourage teamwork, motivate, and inspire others ● Have prior knowledge and/or experience working with the Latinx community and understand barriers to access, needs, disparities and intersectionalities within the community ● Have experience working in a cultural environment where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation and expression, and abilities is an important institutional value ● Be visionary, self-motivated, dedicated, flexible, and driven ● Be innovative to help the organization grow and become more visible in all communities ● Be resourceful, have the ability to utilize independent judgment and the ability to balance multiple priorities effectively ● Have experience working with a board of directors and guiding a team of passionate and dedicated community leaders ● Have knowledge of Utah culture, politics, and demographics ● Demonstrated skills and ability to work with community members, partner organizations, funders, government, and staff
Position requirements: ● Unwavering commitment to Comunidades Unidas’ vision and organizational values ● Minimum of two years of relevant experience in a leadership position at a nonprofit organization or community group ● Have prior knowledge and experience working with and understanding the needs of immigrant communities in the United States and preferably Utah
● Have an understanding of the role of community organizing and leadership in social change and movement building ● Have a demonstrated ability to fundraise through grant writing, individual donations, and fundraising events ● Be proficient in verbal and written communication and be able to write, read, and speak fluently in both English and Spanish
Main Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Leadership & Management – Actively engage and energize CU’s staff, board, volunteers, allies, and funders. Lead the implementation of CU’s strategic plan and ensure all organizational goals are met. Provide direction and oversight for all CU programs and initiatives, grant applications, reporting required by federal, state and local grants, and maintain all grant data and monitor budget requirements of grants.
Development/Marketing & Communications/Public Relations Diversify funding streams to ensure sustainability of our community impact. Fundraising strategies include grant writing, individual donations, fundraising events, membership programs, among others. Ensure the organization and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.
Administrative & Supervisory Oversee fiscal management of Comunidades Unidas at the Board’s direction; ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations; oversee daily operations, human resources, finances and budgeting.
Additional Information: ● This is a full-time, exempt position (40+ hrs/wk) with subsidized medical and dental benefits, paid time off, paid holidays, and retirement plan (simple IRA). CU’s work hours are Monday – Thursday 8 am – 6 pm. ● Salary based on experience ($50,000 – $60,000 per year) ● All inquiries will be handled confidentially ● To apply, send resume and cover letter to Diana Sanchez, Board Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) AND to email@example.com. Please write “Executive Director position” in the subject line. Please answer these two questions in your cover letter: – Why do you want to be involved in the immigrant rights movement? – Tell us about an organizing or social justice victory you helped bring about. What was your role, and why were you successful?
Expected timeline: Applications accepted until October 27, 2019 First round of interviews from October 28 – November 7, 2019 Ideal start date: End of November / Beginning of December 201