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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 Lorde Project
(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 Projects 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 organizations 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 constituencies.

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 ALPs 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.

  Management
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 ALPs mission and values.

  Fundraising
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 Directors.

  Program
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 programs.

QUALIFICATIONS - The ideal candidate will have:
 

Strong commitment to ALPs mission and guiding principles.

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 coalition-building.

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 strategies.

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 and telephone
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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