Saturday, March 13, 2010

New favorite song alert: "How You Like Me Now?" by The Heavy


I've been enjoying a lot of music from the UK recently. "Breakeven" by The Script had me enthralled for days and now along come The Heavy with "How you like me now?" to break that spell. Especially cool was their Letterman performance. I've never seen the guy ask for an encore, but he did with this performance.

Wonder what's next? I hope it's something similar old school, big band-ish music, like the sort Amy Winehouse makes.

Any other recommendations welcome!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Shashi Tharoor's TED video: Why nations should pursue "soft" power

Shashi Tharoor has got to be one of the most prolific leaders India has ever produced. I thought this video was going to show the examples of soft power from several countries, but instead came off too much as an ad for his own country, India - one it really doesnt need! The points he makes, though, are well-suited to the audience: thought leaders and public intellectuals from all over the globe, gathered at a conference on technology, entertainment and design. Pakistan can clearly learn a lot from its neighbor.

Hope you enjoy Tharoor at his best!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Second Notice : Director of Finance in Washington, DC --Deadline extended

Dear colleagues,

 

 

We have extended the deadline for this position and therefore, sending this notice again: I am representing Global Rights that seeks a Director of Finance (D of F) to oversee and manage the organization’s financial operations globally, based at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.   Please note that because it is based in the United States, US citizenship or an authorization to work in the US is required.

 

Position Title: Director of Finance

Location:  Washington, DC

Start Date:  immediate

 

Founded in 1978, Global Rights is an international human rights capacity-building organization that works side by side with local activists in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to promote and protect the rights of marginalized populations. Through broad-based technical assistance and training, Global Rights strengthens partners to document and expose human rights abuses, conduct community outreach and mobilization, advocate for legal and policy reform, and provide legal and paralegal services. Global Rights headquarters in Washington, D.C. oversees our network of six field offices, located in Afghanistan, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Morocco, Nepal, and Nigeria. Through them, we also run regional programs in the Maghreb, focusing on Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia, and Latin America, with a focus on Brazil and Colombia

 

 

Job Description:

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director of Finance, a senior manager within Global Rights, is the principal official responsible for all of Global Rights’ financial planning, budgeting, procurement and reporting.  The D of F is responsible for leading the organization’s finance staff, developing the finance department’s vision, and overseeing the financial management of Global Rights’ operations worldwide.

 

S/he serves as a member of the senior Management Team, which provides overall strategic leadership to the organization. By the nature of this position, the D of F works collaboratively with every department head in the Global Rights headquarters and with all Global Rights field office leadership and finance staff.  

 

Key Duties will Include

 

Coordinate and direct all financial planning, budgeting and procurement activities, manage financial operations to ensure financial compliance, stability and growth;

 

Develop and implement internal control policies and procedures for budget administration, cash and credit management and accounting;

 

Prepare and direct preparation of all financial statements, reports, annual budgets and reports for donors and regulatory agencies;

 

Prepare and facilitate the annual audit.

 

Qualifications Include

 

·        A seasoned professional with a minimum of 10 years experience in financial management including grants management in the not for profit sector;

·        Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles and practices, and business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation and coordination of people and resources; 

·        Critical thinking and systems evaluation skills;

·        Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written);

·        A strong service orientation toward colleagues;

·        Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions;

·        Experience with U.S. and/or European government donor agencies and their grants management, reporting and audit requirements;

·        Experience in working interactively with field offices and affiliates;

·        A CPA and a graduate degree in business, finance, accounting or other field related to the work of this position;

·        Fluency in English is required; French and Spanish language skills are highly desirable;

·        Strong skills in the use of Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks, and MIP.

·        US citizenship or authorization to work in the US is required.

 

Benefits and Salary

Global Rights offers a generous benefits package which includes health and retirement plans, and up to five weeks paid vacation per year. Salary is commensurate with experience.  

 

How to Apply:  Please send resume/CV that clearly shows you meet the required Skills/Experience of the position by email to Linda.aines@internationalink.net.   Please include “Director of Finance-DC” in subject line of your email. 

 

Closing Date of Application:  Open

 

Thank you for reviewing this position and hope that if this does not match your area of expertise, you will forward to others who may be a good match. 

 

Many Thanks,

 

Linda Aines

International Link Recruitment Services

Sudbury, Vermont, USA

Phone:  +802-273-2330

http://www.internationalink.net

 

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Needed: Disaster Management Specialists for Haiti

Hello Everyone,

 

I am accepting resumes for disaster mitigation experts for Haiti.   This work is on behalf of Pan American Development Foundation and they are in need of applicants that have strong experience in general management and relief operations, distribution, logistics, transport, etc. The deployment may be for six to nine months.

 

Title: Disaster Management Specialist

Location: Haiti

Start Date and duration:  Must be available for immediate deployment  for approximately 6-9  months duration.

 

 

Qualification Requirements:

 

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in international development  and emergency management/Disaster mitigation in developing countries;

 

  • Must have multiple country experience;

 

  • Experience in  general disaster management and relief operations, distribution, logistics, transport;

 

  • French language ability is required;

 

  • Must be available for immediate deployment.

 

How to Apply:  Please send resume/CV that clearly shows you meet the required Skills/Experience of the position by email to Linda.aines@internationalink.net.   Please include “Disaster Mgmt -Haiti” in subject line of your email. 

 

Closing date for Applications:   January 22, 2010

 

Thank you for viewing this position and hope that if it is not in your area of expertise that you will forward to your colleagues who may be interested. 

 

Sincerely,

Linda Aines,   International Link Recruitment Service

Sudbury, Vermont, USA 

Tel: +802-273-2330    

http://www.internationalink.net

 

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Position in Washington, DC: Director of Finance for international organization

I am representing Global Rights that seeks a Director of Finance (D of F) to oversee and manage the organization’s financial operations globally, based at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.

 

 Position Title: Director of Finance

Location:  Washington, DC

Start Date:  immediate

 

Founded in 1978, Global Rights is an international human rights capacity-building organization that works side by side with local activists in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to promote and protect the rights of marginalized populations. Through broad-based technical assistance and training, Global Rights strengthens partners to document and expose human rights abuses, conduct community outreach and mobilization, advocate for legal and policy reform, and provide legal and paralegal services. Global Rights headquarters in Washington, D.C. oversees our network of six field offices, located in Afghanistan, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Morocco, Nepal, and Nigeria. Through them, we also run regional programs in the Maghreb, focusing on Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia, and Latin America, with a focus on Brazil and Colombia

 

 

Job Description:

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director of Finance, a senior manager within Global Rights, is the principal official responsible for all of Global Rights’ financial planning, budgeting, procurement and reporting.  The D of F is responsible for leading the organization’s finance staff, developing the finance department’s vision, and overseeing the financial management of Global Rights’ operations worldwide.

 

S/he serves as a member of the senior Management Team, which provides overall strategic leadership to the organization. By the nature of this position, the D of F works collaboratively with every department head in the Global Rights headquarters and with all Global Rights field office leadership and finance staff.  

 

Key Duties will Include

 

Coordinate and direct all financial planning, budgeting and procurement activities, manage financial operations to ensure financial compliance, stability and growth;

 

Develop and implement internal control policies and procedures for budget administration, cash and credit management and accounting;

 

Prepare and direct preparation of all financial statements, reports, annual budgets and reports for donors and regulatory agencies;

 

Prepare and facilitate the annual audit.

 

Qualifications Include

 

·        A seasoned professional with a minimum of 10 years experience in financial management including grants management in the not for profit sector;

·        Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles and practices, and business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation and coordination of people and resources; 

·        Critical thinking and systems evaluation skills;

·        Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written);

·        A strong service orientation toward colleagues;

·        Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions;

·        Experience with U.S. and/or European government donor agencies and their grants management, reporting and audit requirements;

·        Experience in working interactively with field offices and affiliates;

·        A CPA and a graduate degree in business, finance, accounting or other field related to the work of this position;

·        Fluency in English is required; French and Spanish language skills are highly desirable;

·        Strong skills in the use of Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks, and MIP.

·        US citizenship or authorization to work in the US is required.

 

Benefits and Salary

Global Rights offers a generous benefits package which includes health and retirement plans, and up to five weeks paid vacation per year. Salary is commensurate with experience.  

 

How to Apply:  Please send resume/CV that clearly shows you meet the required Skills/Experience of the position by email to Linda.aines@internationalink.net.   Please include “Director of Finance-DC” in subject line of your email. 

 

Closing Date of Application:  January 22, 2010

 

Thank you for reviewing this position and hope that if this does not match your area of expertise, you will forward to others who may be a good match. 

 

Many Thanks,

 

Linda Aines

International Link Recruitment Services

Sudbury, Vermont, USA

Phone:  +802-273-2330

http://www.internationalink.net

 

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New International position: Chief of Party for Malawi health commodities supply chain project

Position Title: Chief of Party

Location:  Malawi

Start Date:  July 2010, contract renewable yearly

 

I am accepting resumes for a Chief of Party for a health commodities supply chain project being proposed for Malawi.   I have been retained by  Crown Agents USA, Inc. (CA-USA),  a U.S. incorporated international development company providing direct supply chain services, technical assistance and training to improve governance and economic growth.  CA-USA is part of the Crown Agents international group, which works for the public and private sectors in more than 100 countries, as well as for international donors and development institutions. Crown Agents has a core staff of over 1000 employees in more than 35 countries. Crown Agents USA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

Project Background

 

USAID has an on-going program to support the health sector in Malawi covering family planning, maternal child health, nutrition, malaria and HIV/AIDS. Supply chain management of public health commodities represents a key area for USAID in Malawi.

 

The objective of the new procurement is to build on gains made in the past as well as to solidify and grow technical capacity, collaboration, and implementation of the various actors involved in the procurement, distribution, storage, and dispensation of medical supplies.  Overall, a safe, secure and consistent supply of commodities represents an essential component of public health. Malawi’s supply chain for pharmaceuticals and other essential health commodities faces many challenges.  The overall goal of this project is to ensure that the people of Malawi have access to adequate quantities of affordable essential medicines and health supplies of high quality by strengthening the national supply chain for essential health commodities. 

 

 

Responsibilities

 

·        Oversee project management including Human Resources, finance, reporting & client relations.

·        Spearhead local capacity building of Ministry of Health, and Central Medical Stores (CMS) staff.

·        Build & maintain constructive and strong relations with CMS and MoH officials and other international stakeholders present on the ground.

·        Leverage improvements in supply chain management made by the donor and local government to identify lessons learned/best practices.

·        Bring a fresh perspective and innovative ideas and strategies to the long-standing challenges facing the national health commodity supply chain via implementation of innovative private sector approaches and/or new technologies.

 

 

Qualifications

 

·        10+ years experience in progressively upward management of international projects with experience in a Chief of Party or Team Leader role. 

·        Significant experience in management of either health systems or supply chain projects.

·        Significant experience in resource poor settings, Africa experience a plus.

·        Multiple country experience is required.

·        Proven experience building consensus with international stakeholders and clients to achieve common aims on national level.

·        Strong knowledge of health commodities very desirable.

·        Understanding of USAID regulations and compliance is a plus.

·        Bachelor degree in health, business, international relations or other relevant field.  Masters degree desirable.

·        Fluency in English with good report writing abilities is required.

 

 

How to Apply:  Please send resume/CV that clearly shows you meet the required Skills/Experience of the position by email to Linda.aines@internationalink.net.   Please include “Chief of Party - Malawi” in subject line of your email. 

 

 

 Closing Date for applications:    January 20, 2010

 

Thank you for reviewing this position and hope that if this does not match your area of expertise, you will forward to others who may be a good match. 

 

Many Thanks,

 

Linda Aines

International Link Recruitment Services

Sudbury, Vermont, USA

Phone:  +802-273-2330

http://www.internationalink.net

 

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Job Posting for an Executive Director Non-Profit - Minds Matter

Minds Matter Is Seeking an Executive Director (www.mindsmatter.org

Minds Matter is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success.  Through Minds Matter, our carefully selected students gain the opportunity to attend challenging and exciting summer programs, and receive advice and support throughout the college application process. 

Founded in New York City in 1991, Minds Matter has since established a national presence with chapters in New York City, Boston, Denver, Chicago, Portland, and Cleveland. In addition to its committed leadership volunteers, Minds Matter's staffing model at present includes one other full-time employee who supports both the NYC and National organizations.  Additional full-time staff positions are currently being evaluated, but are dependent on hiring a new Executive Director.  New chapters are likely to open during the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

Please see below for job description.  All interested parties please forward your cover letter and resume to careers@mindsmatter.org.

Overall Description of Position:

Reporting to the chairs of the New York City and National Boards of Directors, the successful candidate is a leader with strong education and development experience.  Minds Matter is in a period of rapid growth and the Executive Director will need to be able to set a strategic course for the future, significantly increase our fundraising revenues, while keeping up with current demands.  The role will initially include a programming component and require oversight of the NYC-based volunteer leadership, although much of these responsibilities will eventually transition to a new full-time Director of Student Programs and Director of Volunteers & Alumni Programs, both of which are expected to be hired within the first year pending Board approval and achievement of fundraising targets.

Reports To:
§         Chairs of the NYC and National Boards of Directors

Works With:
§         NYC Executive Committee Members
§         National Executive Committee Members
§         Program and Development Assistant
§         Director of Student Programs (to be hired)
§         Director of Volunteers & Alumni Programs (to be hired)

Overview of Critical Responsibilities:
FUNDRAISING
§         Manage all foundation and grant research and applications for the New York City and National organizations
§         Provide support for annual NYC Soiree fundraiser
§         Cultivate, manage, and track relationships with all donors, prospects, and external constituents

MANAGEMENT
§         Oversee general office management and capacity-building, creating a platform for sustained, significant growth
§         Participate in hiring and training of 3rd and 4th employees
§         Serve as primary point of contact for new and potential chapters

PROGRAMMATIC SUPPORT
§         Oversee curriculum development of Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Test Prep, and Writing & Critical Thinking Programs until hiring of additional staff
§         Oversee NYC Executive Committee until hiring of additional staff, and then co-manage as appropriate
§         Maintain relationships with existing NYC high schools and serve as central point of contact for Minds Matter Inc. with all summer program until hiring of additional staff

PR & MARKETING
§         Develop a comprehensive PR strategy for the organization and steer PR/marketing efforts to ensure that key messages are conveyed strategically to a broad audience including individuals, corporations, donors, educators, foundation leaders, and media sponsors
§         Oversee publication of annual report

Qualifications:
§         Bachelor's Degree
§         At least 5 years' fundraising and/or related experiences
§         Experience with nonprofits and volunteer-based organizations required
§         Leadership, enterprise, creativity and ability to work effectively with volunteers, colleagues, and students
§         Ability to work a flexible schedule including some weeknights and/or Saturdays during the school year and perform some domestic travel
§         Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
§         Self-motivation, flexibility and high energy level
§         Ability to prioritize multiple and varied responsibilities and meet deadlines
§         Excellent persuasive writing and verbal communication skills
§         Mastery of standard office software (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint), desktop publishing experience helpful.

Compensation:
Salary commensurate with experience.  Competitive compensation package includes merit bonus, health and dental insurance, and 2 weeks of paid vacation.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to: careers@mindsmatter.org

Seeking a Chief of Party for Nicaragua Democratic Leadership Development Program

Title:                                                  Chief of Party

 

Supervises:                                       Deputy COP, local staff and local and expat consultants

 

Location:                                           Managua, Nicaragua

 

Start Date/duration:                      April 2010,  duration of project is 5 years

 

Overview:

 

 

I have been retained by a well known international NGO in Washington DC and am accepting applications for  the following key position which is part of a USAID proposal that my client will be submitting during the coming weeks.  Please respond rapidly as I have no more than a week to find the ideal candidate for this project.

If this position does not match your background, I hope you will forward it to colleagues who do. 

 

The Chief of Party (COP) will oversee all aspects of a program entitled “Democratic Leadership Development Program (DLDP). This USAID-funded five-year program (the Program) aims to support inclusive and democratic political processes in Nicaragua through the electoral cycle of 2011-12 and beyond by encouraging responsive political leadership at the national and local levels, and supporting fair and transparent electoral processes.  Specifically, the Program will support activities designed to: develop leadership skills of young political party members, elected officials, candidates and youth; strengthen political party outreach and structures at the national and local levels; and ensure civic participation in, and civil society oversight of the 2011 national and 2012 municipal elections.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

The COP will have the capacity to oversee in a fluid country context two significant elections, over a five-year period. The COP will contribute to the wider goals of promoting more transparent, accountable and representative democracy and governance processes in Nicaragua. He/she will be expected to coordinate with and complement USAID civil society, local government, and participant training programs. The COP will be responsible for all aspects of program implementation including planning, execution, evaluation and follow-up.  He/she oversees the program’s technical and administrative management, guides and supervises the Deputy COP, local staff and local and expat consultants and ensures that the Program complies with the terms of the Agreements with the donor(s), and facilitates the presence of an environment conducive for smooth and effective project implementation.  The COP is ultimately responsible for the delivery of all project outputs, the implementation of correction measures, wherever applicable, and the dissemination of the lessons learned.

 

 

Specific Responsibilities:

 

The COP:

 

1.      Ensures that Project annual work plans and budgets are consistent with the Project Document, contribute to fulfilling the overall Project Goal and Objectives, and take into account relevant socio-economic and political situations;

 

2.      Ensures that Project implementation and activities comply with the terms of the Agreements with the Donor(s), relevant National Laws and Regulations, as well as relevant MOUs with other parties;

 

3.      Fosters active, effective partnership with the Nicaraguan government and civil society;

 

4.      Assures coordination and synergy between the Project and other USAID initiatives, as well as with other relevant external projects and programs; keeps HQ informed of new developments and circumstances that may impact Project implementation; and supports the program’s overall strategic planning process, taking into account new developments in the sector or sub-sector, as well as relevant socio-economic and political situations;

 

5.      Increases public, national and governmental awareness on the needs and ways to significantly improve democratic processes within the relevant legal, institutional, and policy frameworks;

 

6.      Directly supervises the DCOP, local staff and local and expat consultants assigned to the Project, and facilitates Project implementation and management to the highest standards; Ensure that program’s goals and objectives are pursued and implemented as provided by the program description and the terms of the Cooperative Agreement. Lead revisions and adjustments to the work plans as needed, in order to adequately respond to problems and/or challenges to program’s implementation;

 

7.      Coordinates the development of Project budgets, in close collaboration with USAID and HQ, including the directors of program, finance and operations;

 

8.      Through program oversight, ensures the overall technical quality of project capacity building programs, awareness raising and other activities aimed at expanding and/or strengthening the skills of Project staff, partners and stakeholders to ensure that technical capacity exists to maintain or continue project activities even after the project completion date;

 

9.      Oversees in conjunction with the DCOP the effective implementation of the Program’s M&E system and the documentation of lessons learned from program implementation;

 

10.   Manages and maintains regular contacts with the Donor(s), relevant Government, and stakeholder institutions and agencies, and coordinates with relevant bilateral and/or multilateral donors who may have an interest in the project or related activities;

 

 

Qualification Requirements:  

 

·        Minimum ten years international development experience in the civil society development, political processes, electoral systems, democracy and other relevant field(s); the bulk of this experience is expected to be field work with programs dealing with democratic processes and electoral systems in developing countries

·        Minimum  five years of successful field experience in Latin America or Central America required; Previous work experience in Nicaragua preferred;

·        Minimum three years in previous successful senior management position such as COP or Technical Director position required;  five or more years experience is preferred.

·        Ability to deal with the highest level of government, civil society partners and donor personnel;

·        Proven ability to manage complex, high-demand projects;

·        Proven leadership skills, as well as expertise in strategic program planning, implementation and management;

·        Superior interpersonal and leadership skills in a multicultural environment; Excellent team building skills; Analytical skills, supervision, and negotiations;

·        Experience with projects and strategies which adhere to USAID Political Party Assistance Policy, which entail the ability to assist all significant democratic parties with equitable levels of assistance.

·        Experience with ensuring that gender activities are mainstreamed into all activities, reporting and indicators, and a track record in balancing the participation of women and men;

·        Proven track record managing  project teams composed of  technical experts, finance and support staff;

·        Solid understanding of financial systems, planning, and reporting;

·        Fluency/Communication skills (both oral and written) in English and Spanish is required;

·        Solid skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail programs;

·        Advanced Degree in the relevant technical fields (minimum Master’s degree) required. 

 

 

How to Apply:  Please send resume/CV that clearly shows you meet the required Skills/Experience of the position by email to Linda.aines@internationalink.net.   Please include “Chief of Party - Nicaragua” in subject line of your email. 

 

 Closing Date for applications:    January 4, 2010 

 

 

Thank you for viewing this position and hope that if it is not in your area of expertise that you will forward to your colleagues who may be interested.

 

Happy New Year to all of you,

 

Sincerely,

Linda Aines,   International Link Recruitment Service

Sudbury, Vermont, USA 

Tel: +802-273-2330    

http://www.internationalink.net

 

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

JOB: South Asia correspondent of Windpower Monthly

Windpower Monthly is looking for a South Asia correspondent.

The candidate's duties would include, but not necessarily be limited to:

* On a monthly basis, pitching stories about wind energy companies, government policy and market economics primarily in India (the world¹s fifth-largest wind power market and expanding) but also in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, etc. We are also interested in energy economics - in particular, wind¹s role in relation to gas and coal across the region. Depending on the importance of news developments, story lengths would range from 80 words to about 1,500 words. * One in-depth annual market status report on India, to be filed every January on India, and, depending on developments, possibly on neighbors as well. * A handful of Indian wind energy conference reports, yearly.

Stories will be published in print and online. The candidate would need to demonstrate journalistic experience and a professional attitude. Reliability, integrity and responsiveness to queries will be key. I am in discussion with my superiors about what per-word rate we will offer and should know that within the next week.

Kindly invite your contacts to review our newly redesigned Web site: http://www.windpowermonthly.com. We¹ve just done a soft launch so there may be some minor ³issues.² (We¹d love to hear of any, if encountered!) Keep in mind, though, that the magazine itself is a quarter century old, with a Web presence also of a decade or so.

Here is our bio:

About Windpower Monthly

Windpower Monthly is the leading news magazine of the international wind
energy business, publishing non-stop since 1985. Fiercely protective of its
independent status, the magazine provides balanced quality information on wind
power and only wind power.

Our focus is on business, policy and economics. Windpower Monthly's
authoritative articles from around the world provide a concise yet detailed
overview of the essential political, industrial, environmental and technical
developments in the global wind energy arena. National news updates are backed
by regular charting of market forces, thought-provoking editorials and
incisive analyses of business and economic trends.

No other publication offers the same depth and breadth of global news
reporting in this specialised field of power production. We provide a magazine
for as broad a readership as possible, which nonetheless remains an essential
tool for all involved in the job of clean power supply.

It is our aim to increase your awareness of the role being played by an important new technology in electricity generation - and of its potential to play a far greater role in meeting a fundamental need of tomorrow: the clean,
safe and economic supply of electricity to all.


Cheers,
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities job announcement - NYC

 

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities (CAAAV) is seeking an experienced, creative, and

visionary individual to serve as CAAAV's next Executive Director.

 

About CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities

CAAAV is a membership-based, community organization that works to build grassroots

community power across diverse poor and working-class Asian immigrant and refugee

communities in New York City. CAAAV was first founded in 1986 as one of the first groups in

the country to organize against racially motivated violence against Asians. Over the past 23

years, as the only pan-Asian grassroots group in New York City, we have been building the

collective power of low-income Asian immigrant and refugee communities to fight for

institutional change towards racial, gender and economic justice. Through an organizing model

constituted by 5 core elements – base-building, leadership development, campaigns, alliances,

and organizational development – CAAAV organizes communities to exercise selfdetermination

and participates in a broader movement for racial and economic justice.

 

About the position

The Executive Director provides vision and leadership for CAAAV's political direction,

organizational and programmatic development, and ensures that the organization fulfills its

vision, mission and strategic goals. The Executive Director is also responsible for ensuring

CAAAV's fiscal viability and sustainability.

 

The Executive Director's specific responsibilities include:

• Work with staff and member leaders to oversee the development and implementation of

campaigns that win change, and prioritize base-building and leadership development.

• Oversee planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of organizational

programs, including organizing projects, communications and resource development.

• Responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the organization, including

administrative systems and coordinating maintenance of office spaces.

• Oversee and manage organizational development, including strategic and operational

planning.

• Ensure fiscal and operational viability of the organization, including maintaining sound

fiscal practices, overseeing the creation of annual organizational budget and monitor

fiscal spending, and maintaining legal operational requirements.

• Hire and manage staff and consultants, including supervision and of staff development.

• Coordinate the development and implementation of multi-pronged fundraising strategies

(foundation, major donor, and grassroots) to support organizational mission and growth.

• Coordinate the organization's participation in alliances in collaboration with staff and

members to advance the organization's mission and strategic goals.

CAAAV ED Job Announcement p. 2 of2

• Coordinate representation of CAAAV's mission and programs in public (as appropriate

on local, state, national and international levels) including with funders, media, elected

officials, networks and coalitions and other relevant organizations.

• Work with and report to the Board on the organization's fiscal, operational and

programmatic status, and participate in deliberations and decisions of the Board of

Directors.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:

• Strong commitment to CAAAV's mission and movement building.

• Strong working knowledge of issues affecting low-income, immigrant and communities

of color and relevant experience working in Asian immigrant and refugee communities.

• Preferred three to five years of supervisory and management experience within a

community-based organization using team-building, consensus and other participatory

decision-making models.

• Preferred five years experience in campaign and program development, implementation

and evaluation, including the development of base-building plans, leadership

development, and popular education trainings.

• Preferred three to five years experience in fundraising with a successful track record of

securing, expanding and managing multiple funding streams (foundations, individual

donors, membership dues, earned income).

• Strong fiscal management skills with budget management experience that includes

organizational and program budget development and oversight.

• Experience developing strategic alliances and coalition-building.

• Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills; strong public speaking skills.

• Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, and willingness

to travel.

 

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. A generous fringe benefits package is

provided.

 

How to Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three professional

references via email or mail to:

CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities

2473 Valentine Avenue

Bronx, NY 10458

Attn: Executive Director Search Committee

jobs@caaav.org (include "ED Search" in subject line")

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.

 

CAAAV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color,

gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, sexual

orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, or marital status.