Associate Director of Programs & Innovation
About the Center for Empowered Politics (CEP) and CEP Education Fund
The Center for Empowered Politics and the sister organization the Center for Empowered Politics Education Fund is a practitioner-led movement capacity organization that trains and develops new leaders of color to grow their power building and co-governing infrastructure. In addition, CEPEF provides capacity building support (i.e. executive coaching, peer coaching, organizational development, fund development) for fiscally-sponsored projects.
Work closely with the Center for Empowered Politics (CEP) / CEP Education Fund Leadership Team to develop strategy, benchmarks, and support for programs and incubation work. The position is responsible for oversight, management, and organizational development of CEP/CEPEF programs and incubation work.
Role and Responsibilities:
- Provide oversight and support to service to organizing integration projects. This includes but is not limited to:
- Cultivate and develop connections to other neighborhood and city-wide efforts to support low-wage workers and community members
- Support ongoing organizing work to advance economic justice and community rights within a service to organizing model
- Documenting and testing best practices for integration of organizing and direct service work
- Oversight and support to CEP/CEPEF incubation work. This includes but is not limited to:
- Movement interventions to build power to advance racial justice and counter the right.
- Activities include: Coaching, trainings, and staff development, Organizational development support, Strategy and program development
- Participate in CEP/CEPEF staff and organization building
- Participate in staff spaces for strategy development, decision-making, and alignment across projects
- Support and participate in programs, and organization-wide activities as needed
As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of CEP, CEPEF and Resilient Strategies and be driven by the mission. The candidate should demonstrate a passion for breaking new ground to lead social change. Beyond that, we are seeking a candidate that has proven experience in:.
- 5-7 years in a lead level staff position within a movement building organization (grassroots, labor, or community organizing)
- Analysis of power and the role of basebuilding leadership development, campaigns, and civic engagement work in creating social change
- Experience with coaching, team building, management and supervision
- Ability to think strategically, anticipate future opportunities and threats within the political landscape
- Excellent oral and written communication, problem-solving and detail oriented
- Advanced skills in facilitation of small and large group meetings
- Strong computer skills with expertise in G-Suite and Microsoft Office
Employment Terms: This position is being offered as a full-time exempt position. Preference for San Francisco Bay Area, open to remote placement for folks who can travel to the bay area regularly (6-10 times per year).
Salary and Benefits: 65-75K with competitive benefits
How to Apply: