Louisana State Director 🔥
To us, diversity is acknowledgment, promotion, and celebration of our differences and similarities. All racial identities, ethnicities, sexes, nationalities, gender identities and expressions, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientations, ages, spiritualities (or lack thereof), points of view, and socioeconomic statuses can fit in with us.
Through our stance on diversity, we unite individuals from around the world and serve communities affected by disasters with purpose. Response, recovery, resilience and renewal are why we exist—yet, it’s respect for humanity that drives us forward every day.
Everyone is welcome.
A versatile position within a dynamic international organization that provides relief to survivors of disasters. This full time position sits at the intersection of disaster risk resilience, climate action and community engagement and is responsible for the collaborative strategic development of equitable, efficient and effective delivery of volunteer-powered projects in Louisiana. Priority will be given to applicants from within the communities being served and those who have lived experience with being impacted by disaster. We strongly encourage candidates who hold marginalized identities and nontraditional professional backgrounds to apply.
The State Director will be based in or around New Orleans, Louisiana and is responsible for project research, design, development and evaluation. The selected individual will build relationships across sectors and interface with mutual aid groups, community members, organizational decision-makers, tribal leaders and government officials. The individual will be creative, mission- driven and proactive, and possess a deep understanding of and desire to address the specific challenges facing communities in Louisiana. This position reports to a national director based in California.
- Reports to Director of US Operations
- Roles reporting to position: 2
- Approximate number of reports: tbc
- Responsible for the successful design and implementation of the project as a whole.
- Facilitate outreach efforts and relationship building with community groups, with a commitment to, “leadership by the impacted.”
- Create opportunities for engagement with community members from diverse ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as those with diverse abilities
- Lead community listening and co-creation events, collecting information and tracking themes
- Support the Operations team to meet specific operational and project targets within the approved time and budget constraints.
- With support from the Director of Health and Safety COVID Manager maintain and promote safe working practices for our project work, including:
- High quality risk assessment;
- Preventative measures to address relevant hazards and threats;
- Contingency Plans to support emergency needs;
- Adequate resources to support safe operation, including local medical and emergency services to maintain awareness of local hazards and capacities, and to leverage existing medical and emergency services appropriately.
- Ensure our project tracking systems are updated and deliver weekly and monthly progress reporting
- Contribute to a culture of curiosity and belonging, work to understand the perspectives of others
- To be considered for this position you must be fully vaccinated. Subject to applicable guidance, the term fully vaccinated currently refers to when an individual has received either a single-shot vaccine or both doses of a two-shot vaccine, and two weeks have elapsed since the final dose.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Is this position responsible for the operating budget of the associated department? Yes
- Does this position have any other financial responsibilities? No
- Education Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training and experience.
- Related Experience A minimum of two years’ experience working in a disaster relief, climate action or community resilience context. Management experience in a professional setting. Experience building relationships within the landscape of racial, social and environmental justice and collaborating with formal and informal community leaders.
- Special Competencies/Certifications Good written and oral communication skills and confident working with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel. Applicants need to be well organized and have a flexible approach to managing multiple tasks and prioritizing them appropriately. The individual is able to manage a large workload while prioritizing healthy boundaries and authentic self-care.
- Comfort with public speaking and an ability to lead meetings/town halls with confidence and a commitment to language justice, securing interpreter services as needed
- Demonstrates a commitment to equity, inclusion and social justice
- Demonstrates self -awareness in understanding their own power, privilege, biases
- Has an embodied understanding of principles of trauma-informed care, or an interest to learn
- Has a passion for how disasters and disaster relief intersect with environmental issues, racism, economic inequality, sexism, homophobia, ableism and other injustices
- Work Environment/Conditions Active area affected by COVID-19. If you feel unwell, experience any symptoms, or are aware that you have been in close contact with a lab certified case of COVID-19 within the last 14 days you should isolate immediately and notify your manager.
- Compensation Typical starting salary is $40,500/ year. Annual performance based pay increases may be available for U.S. based employees.
- Flexible working hours
- Unlimited PTO
- Health Insurance for U.S. staff
- 401K with safe harbor match for U.S. staff
- Opportunity to travel to program up to four times a year
All Hands and Hearts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic.