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CivicSpark Program Director

Employer
CivicWell
Location
Sacramento County, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 17, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Climate Change
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Fellowship
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WHO WE ARE

CivicWell, formerly the Local Government Commission, is a nonprofit supporting sustainable

solutions and the leaders who implement them. We inspire, equip, connect, and cultivate

leadership for local innovation and community change, particularly for leaders responding to

the climate crisis and its impact on their communities.

CivicSpark is a Governor's Initiative AmeriCorps program dedicated to building capacity for

local governments to address environmental and social equity community resilience issues

such as: climate change, water resource management, and access to opportunities. Each

year, CivicSpark recruits Fellows who serve community needs by implementing projects

across California.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating

an inclusive environment for all employees.

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for a dynamic and outgoing leader to join our team to guide and grow

the CivicSpark Program in various ways including providing and support for a larger

program team, developing a program strategy and overseeing implementation, program

operations (both fiscal and programmatic), and participating in the overall CivicWell

leadership team.

WHAT YOU CAN BRING

Qualifications:

? A bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Political Science and Government,

Public Policy, or a relevant field and at least five years of experience with increasing

leadership responsibility.

? Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

? Prior experience with public speaking and facilitation in large and small group settings.

We are searching for candidates with:

? Program operations experience with experience in scaling programs and a history of

developing and managing program performance metrics.

? Experience managing an AmeriCorps or similar fellowship, internship, or

educational program.

? Development and fund-raising experience (sponsorships, grants, or other forms) with

prior success in raising funds over $50K or more.

? Program management experience including both developing and managing large

and complex project budgets of $500K or more and grant reporting for

foundation, state, or federal entities.

? Experience cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion and advancing

structural perspectives and improvements for equity and justice.

? Experience supervising, and coaching individuals and teams to develop strong

leadership and accountability in professional standards.

? Experience building strategic and programmatic partnerships with diverse coalitions

and networks.

? Data management experience (e.g. CRM utilization, database utilization)

? Impact evaluation experience (study design, and implementation)

? Experience with curriculum development and/or leadership development practice

Additional contributions we value (but are not required):

? Familiarity with local governments in California especially as related to

environmental and social equity issues.

? Experience building a strong product or service brand/message.

? Experience in program development and implementation in new regions or states.

? Advanced training, experience, or degrees.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director has primary responsibilities for overall program direction including initiating,

assessing, and setting goals for the Program in alignment with the strategic priorities of

CivicWell; researching, planning, developing and implementing new programs; developing

and approving budgets; and overseeing all program operations including hiring, training and

mentoring staff.

Primary Program Direction Responsibilities

Strategy

? Develop, execute, and communicate a comprehensive program strategy (including

annual planning activities) that reflects the organizational and program missions

including a commitment to practices that promote a culture of diversity, equity, and

inclusion.

? Identify emerging trends, potential challenges, and new opportunities that might affect

the program's success.

AmeriCorps Oversight

? Oversee AmeriCorps grant development, grant and contract administration, and

reporting activities including tracking progress toward overall performance measure

targets and program compliance.

Operational Oversight

? Build a strong and cohesive team structure through direct supervision, mentorship,

feedback, and clear decision-making structures

? Working with the COO, establish a clear program infrastructure (roles, responsibilities,

outcomes) and work with the team to operationalize and implement the

infrastructure.

? Provide support to ensure the team has the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to

succeed and grow.

? Working with CivicWell fiscal staff, oversee and manage all aspects of the program

budget including forecasting, tracking, and planning.

? Review, administer, and manage program and partner contracts.

Leadership and Development

? Participate in the Civicwell Leadership Team, coordinating organizational-wide

alignment and engagement with CivicWell program areas and the Executive Team.

? Serve as a leadership voice for CivicWell and the CivicSpark program and build a

diverse network of allies, stakeholders, donors, and supporters.

? Lead development and fundraising activities to secure partnership match funding as

well as identify and secure additional discretionary program funding sources.

? Lead definition and implementation of evaluation activities.

This position will require occasional travel.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

This position is full-time and exempt. The annual full-time salary range for this position is

$98,000 - $110,000 (based on qualifications). The benefits package includes:

? 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and long-term disability coverage.

? Vacation: Ten days of paid time off accrued in years one and two / three

weeks accrued during year three.

? 12 paid holidays per year.

? Access to the CivicWell's Employee Assistance Program.

? 401K retirement plan with an employer contribution which is currently up to 4%

of salary. Full-time employees are eligible to participate in the plan after one year

of employment.

APPLICATION PROCESS & DEADLINE

Applicants should email their résumés and cover letters describing their qualifications and

interest in the position to Aisha Salahuddin at CivicWell.

(hr@civicwell.org). Please use the subject line "CivicSpark Program Director Search."

CivicWell is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee

or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual

orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or

any other federal, state or local protected class. Our agency embraces a diverse & culturally

rich workforce, and we welcome all candidates to apply.

Please submit applications as soon as possible. The position is open until filled.
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