JOB: Director of Programs
National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) – Windsor, CT
The NCCJ is a human relations organization that promotes inclusion and acceptance by providing education and advocacy while building communities that are respectful and just for all. Celebrating the diversity of races, religions, cultures, genders, abilities and sexual orientations.
NCCJ is seeking a full-time Director of Programs (DOP). This person is responsible for the overall direction, production and oversight of all aspects of NCCJ’s youth and adult programs. Must have own transportation. Travel within the region is required, travel outside the region is minimal. Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends is a necessity.
Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
- Assist with leading, promoting, facilitating (as needed) and strengthening NCCJ Bridges Program – DOP is responsible for overseeing and assisting in the delivery of NCCJ’s middle and high school program NCCJ Bridges in collaboration with the Youth Programs Educators (YPEs). DOP assists with the promotion, curriculum updates as well as facilitates program on as needed basis.
- Assist with the directing and overall production, organization, development, promotion and facilitation of NCCJ ANYTOWN program – DOP in collaboration with the YPEs, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of NCCJ’s year-long award winning NCCJ ANYTOWN program.
- Grow NCCJ’s Workplace (fee for service) Programs – DOP is responsible for outreach, promotion of, design, and facilitation of NCCJ’s Workplace diversity programs.
- Promote, develop, and maintain community relationships along with the Pres./CEO.
- Board & Board Program Committee – Manage and oversee the Program Committee of the NCCJ Board of Directors.
- Supervision – Directly supervises YPEs as well as guides and oversees supervision of the NCCJ’s youth interns and any other program staff.
- Administrative Tasks – Including (but not limited to) assisting with grants, board reports, program reports and evaluation summaries, responding to emails, attendance at board meetings, budget advising in relation to programs, active part of the senior staff and fill-in Pres./CEO or Associate Director when necessary, etc.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge and experience in social justice issues a must.
- Understanding of and experience with social justice pedagogy and curriculum design.
- Experience as a facilitator, educator and/or trainer.
- Experience working with youth and adults.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Experience with problem solving and crisis management.
- Comfort with autonomy and ability to work as a team player.
- Strong written communication and administrative skills.
- Microsoft office skills a must: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
- Ability to successfully manage several projects at once.
- Knowledge of youth development and adult learning.
- Assessment and survey experience a plus.
- Bachelor’s degree in education, training or a related field is required.
- Master’s degree or equivalent work experience in related field preferred.
NCCJ provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefit packages.
*1. Describe your experience with facilitation.
*2. Describe your experience with curriculum design and/or workshop design.
*3. What social justice theories or philosophies inform your work?
*4. Describe your management style.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants may apply by submitting the following required items:
- Cover letter of interest addressing each qualification
- Current resume
- Responses to the supplemental questions
Send application materials via one of the delivery methods below – email preferred:
Email: [email protected]
NCCJ / Director of Programs
820 A Prospect Hill Road
Windsor, CT 06095
No faxes or phone calls. NCCJ is an equal opportunity employer.