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Program Director

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Center for Diversity & the Environment
position summary:

About the Position:

Funded by a two-year grant from the Northwest Health Foundation’s Kaiser Permanente Community Fund, the program director’s main responsibility is to coordinate and implement a project focused on diversifying six environmental institutions based in Portland, Oregon. The program director will be responsible for implementing a two-year program of activities, including assessments of institutions for diversity and equity (Equity Audits), providing recommendations for action, implementing leadership training (Environment 2042 Retreat and Alumni Program) and designing and implementing multi-racial learning forums (Environment and Equity Forums). The ideal candidate will have a background in diversity and equity issues and environmental issues and thrives in an entrepreneurial, cutting edge setting. She or he will be detail-oriented while also understanding how his or her work fits into the broader vision and mission of the Center for Diversity & the Environment. The position is funded through December 2011 with the possibility of becoming permanent, depending on future funding.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Apply Equity Audits (CDE’s organizational diversity assessment tool) to six environmental institutions and write detailed analyses and recommendations for action

• Coordinate the Equity Audit Review Team

• Organize all details of the Environment 2042 Retreat and Alumni Program

• Organize two Environment and Equity Forums

• Organize affiliated networking events

• Build relationships with the environmental community and communities of color

• Maintain consistent communication and coordination with participating institutions and forum and retreat participants

• Write project final report

• Additional duties and responsibilities as required

About the Organization:

The Center for Diversity & the Environment (CDE) racially and ethnically diversifies the U.S. environmental movement by developing leaders, diversifying institutions, and building community. We envision a healthy, flourishing planet and society that sustainably and equitably meets the needs of all its citizens through an environmental movement that is diverse, inclusive, successful, vibrant, and relevant, taking into account the needs, perspectives, and voices of all. By serving as an advocate, strategist, convener, connector, and educator for diversifying the environmental movement, the Center for Diversity & the Environment is building a movement of leaders and institutions representing a broad cross-section of environmental issues that are dedicated to a more inclusive and unified movement.

To Apply:

Email cover letter, resume, and 3 references to [email protected], or mail to Center for Diversity & the Environment, 2065 NW Miller Road, #111, Portland, OR 97229

Application deadline:

If emailing, please send by 5:00 pm on March 15, 2010. If mailing, please postmark by March 15, 2010. Ideal start date is by April 15, 2010.

Interviews will be held in mid to late March for selected candidates.

**No phone calls please.**

Salary / Pay Rate:$42,000-$45,000 annually, full-time, for 21 months (April 2010-December 2011), plus benefits
Required Skills and Abilities:Required Minimum Qualifications and Skills: • Two years of professional experience in environmental, social justice, or organizational development fields • Strong passion for and understanding of diversifying the environmental movement • Strong communicator • Quick learner • Experience working on diversity and/or equity issues • Experience working on environmental issues • Detailed-oriented • Strong writing skills • Strong facilitation skills • Culturally competent • Excellent time management and organizational skills • Experience developing project work plans to produce outcomes and reach goals Desired Qualifications and Skills: • Familiarity with the Portland environmental community and social justice community • Experience working in a start-up non-profit organization or business • Fundraising experience • Strong understanding of organizational development
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
website link:www.environmentaldiversity.org