THE AUDRE LORDE PROJECT
ANNOUNCEMENT - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH
Application Deadline EXTENDED to:
Tuesday January 7, 2003 (deadline for receiving applications)
ABOUT THE AUDRE LORDE PROJECT
HISTORY: Founded in 1995 and staffed since 1996, the Audre
(ALP) has developed innovative programs and initiated
significant community mobilizations focused on the concerns of
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit & Transgender (LGBTST) People
of Color. Key programs areas have included issues - such as
police/state violence and immigrant rights - that are
non-traditional in LGBT organizations.
CURRENT PRIORITIES: The Audre Lorde Projects first
Executive Director successfully leaves the position with a solid
organization in her stead and a multi-stakeholder strategic plan
in place. A nationally recognized force in the struggle for
racial, social and economic justice, ALP now seeks an Executive
Director who will provide overall leadership for our next stage
of organizational and programmatic growth as a center for
community organizing. This leader must be a dynamic and creative
individual committed to justice, leadership development and
practices that reflect ALP's principles. They will be expected
to: build on organizational strengths; expand community
organizing initiatives; secure and sustain a new site for
programs and operations; and deepen the organizations
relationships with other justice-seeking forces, particularly in
People of Color and LGBTST communities.
MISSION: The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Two Spirit & Transgender People of Color center for
community organizing, focusing on the New York City area.
Through mobilization, education and capacity building, we work
for community wellness and progressive social and economic
justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to
responsibly reflect, represent, and serve our various
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES - The next Executive Directoršs
responsibilities will include: Organizational Development &
Governance ˇ Strategic & Operation Planning. Oversee and manage
organizational development, including strategic and operational
planning. This includes providing leadership for the
organizationšs political direction and ensuring accountability
to LGBTST communities of color and key allies. ˇ Board of
Directors. Report to and work with the Board of Directors, and
participate in deliberations and decisions of the Board. ˇ
Organizational Committees. Participate in deliberations and
decisions of key organizational committees - ensuring
multi-stakeholder leadership of organizational direction and
shared decision-making as appropriate. ˇ Public Representation.
Interpret ALPs mission and represent it publicly on local,
state, national and international levels as appropriate to:
LGBTST People of Color communities at-large; People of Color,
LGBTST, Immigrant, Migrant, Refugee, and HIV/AIDS communities;
funders and other relevant organizations, networks and
coalitions as well as in organizing/public policy environments
and to the media.
General Oversight. Supervise the management of day-to-day
activities of the organization, including the hiring and
management of all staff and contracted personnel, and the
maintenance of ALPšs physical space. ˇ Fiscal & Administrative.
Supervise and monitor fiscal policies, protocols and planning
activities. ˇ Staff Retention & Leadership Development. Oversee
the management of the organizationšs staff, prioritizing
leadership development and participatory decision-making
practices that reflect ALPs mission and values.
Planning. Coordinate development and implementation of
multi-tiered fundraising strategies to support organizational
mission and growth. ˇ Resources. Coordinate the secural of
sufficient funds to carry out the organizationšs mission and to
support special projects as identified by the Board of
Campaign Development. Work with relevant staff to oversee
the development of grassroots community organizing campaigns and
community action as the central strategy for addressing
community problems and as the focus of organizational
programming. This includes the development of community analysis
and the prioritization of strategic coalition-building. ˇ
Program Development and Evaluation. Oversee planning,
implementation, evaluation and documentation of organizational
QUALIFICATIONS - The ideal candidate will have:
Strong commitment to ALPs mission and guiding
Proven ability working with multi-racial,
multi-ethnic, multi-gendered, intergenerational communities and
organizations - especially within LGBTST People of Color
communities - and significant experience with
Strong working knowledge of LGBTST POC, LGBTST
and POC communities, issues, and resources nationally.
Demonstrated experience with issues relating to Transgender,
Youth & Immigrant LGBTST communities of color.
Preferred 5 years experience cultivating
leadership and decision-making among community members;
developing and leading grassroots community organizing
campaigns; and solid interest/experience in movement-building
Preferred 5 years supervisory and managerial
experience within a community-based organization, using
consensus and other participatory decision-making models.
Preferred 5 years experience in program
development, implementation and evaluation - including the
development of popular education trainings and political
education strategies. ˇ Demonstrated experience securing,
expanding and managing multiple funding streams (e.g.,
individual, foundation, government, private).
Proven success overseeing and providing fiscal
oversight for organizational and program budgets. ˇ Excellent
interpersonal, writing and communication skills. Comfort and
experience with public speaking and communicating with community
members, community leaders, funders and the media.
Ability to work flexible hours, including
evenings and weekends, and to travel.
COMPENSATION. Salary is based on
experience and ALPšs commitment to internal equity. A generous
fringe benefits package is provided.
HOW TO APPLY. Please send resumé, cover letter, and names
numbers of three professional references, so that your
application is received by Tuesday January 7, 2003 to: The Audre
Lorde Project; Attn: Executive Director Hiring Committee; 85 S.
Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY 11217 or by Fax: 718-596-1328 Email
applications will not be accepted.
Questions related to the hiring process should be directed ONLY
to: 718-596-0342, ext. 30.
ALP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, creed, color, gender/ gender identity/
gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin, immigrant
status, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus,
disability, or marital status.
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