El/La Para TransLatinas


Position Title: Program & Volunteer Coordinator (1.0 FTE) BELOW

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Position: El/La Para TransLatinas Executive Director (1.0 FTE)  

Reports to: El/La Advisory Board

Organizational History, Vision and Mission

El/La Para Translatinas is a grassroots organization for transgender Latinas (translatinas) that works to build collective vision and action to promote survival and improve quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. El/La fights for social justice for translatinas and is a well-known and well-respected institution in San Francisco and nationally. Started in 2006, El/La has grown in all areas—programming, services, funding, staff size, and most importantly, the number of participants we serve. We have stabilized our infrastructure and invested in the capacity building and professional / leadership development of participants and staff alike. Despite this growth, El/La is rooted in our mission & vision to be translatina focused and trans led. Three of our four Community Advisory Board members are translatinas and five of our eight staff members are translatinas, four of whom began as El/La participants. El/la receives government, private and individual funds and is fiscally sponsored by Community Initiatives.

Position Summary

The El/La Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the overall administration, direction, management, fund development and consistent achievement of El/La’s vision, mission, goals and objectives, in accordance with the policies and guidelines of Community Initiatives (CI) as El/La’s fiscal sponsor, our funders and our participants. The ED works in collaboration with staff to ensure that day to day activities run smoothly and acts as a coach to staff members who are highly independent, driven and qualified in their roles.  The El/La Community Advisory Board directly supervises the Executive Director.

Responsibilities

Program Development & Administration

1. Assure that the agency progresses consistently on a long-range strategy that achieves El/La's vision, mission and contractual requirements.

2. Facilitate decision-making, provide leadership and support in program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation with the advisory board, staff, and participants; and carry out program plans and policies.

3. Execute and maintain official records and documents and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations with the authorization of CI as El/La’s fiscal sponsor.

4. Supervise and delegate responsibilities in an appropriate and efficient manner.

5. Work closely with consultants to ensure all grant reporting and compliance requirements are met consistently and on time.

6. Implement a translatina-centered, inclusive and democratic organizational development process engaging Advisory Board members and participants in agency decisions in ways that build translatina leadership.

7. Develop, support, and maintain as appropriate collaborative relationships with external organizations.


Communications and Public Relations

1. Ensure that the Advisory Board, staff, and participants are kept fully informed about the work and health of the organization with full reports provided quarterly. Facilitate good communication and ensure exchange of information among Advisory Board, staff, and participants.

2. Act as the spokesperson and representative of El/La to the public at large, at meetings with the city government agencies and other community meetings relevant to the translatina community in San Francisco. Develop staff and participant capacity to represent the organization.

3. Establish sound working relationships with, and act as a liaison to, community groups, the press, organizations and the community at large.

4. Publicly represent and build a strong awareness of the needs of the translatina community, the programs, and mission of El/La to all outside agencies, organizations, funders and the general public.

 

Staff Development & Human Resources

1. Support / Supervise the Senior Case Manager to recruit, hire and supervise El/La staff team and ensure professional development opportunities tailored to each staff person’s need.

2. Provide leadership, direction, support, and ensure staff development and education.

3. Develop and support leadership by translatinas in the organization.

4. Assure compliance with the policies and guidelines of CI as El/La’s fiscal sponsor.

5. Solicit active participation in decision-making processes from staff using a teamwork and strengths-based approach to supervision.

6. Investigate grievances and achieve resolution.

 

Finance & Administration

1. Responsible for developing and maintaining sound finance practices in collaboration with CI.

2. Ensure financial planning, management, and compliance with CI’s policies and procedures.

3. Negotiate and ensures accountability for all agency contracts and grants, in consultation with CI’s.

4. Ensure all reports and other funder requirements are met on time and accurately.

 

Fund Development

1. Ensures agency has adequate resources to fulfill mission and goals.

2. Fulfill all deadlines for grant reports of existing government and foundation funding.

3. Work closely with consultants to fundraise as needed 

Other duties as assigned by the Advisory Board or CI.


Qualifications

Strong commitment to El/La's mission, vision and strategic direction.

At least 3-5 years of leadership experience, ideally in nonprofit agency administration, particularly in the areas of executive management, contracts management, compliance and reporting, fiscal management and planning, and supervision of a multicultural and diverse staff.

Strong demonstrated track record in fundraising, funder or donor relationship building, and/or grant writing.

Deep cultural competency in the lives and struggles of transgender women who immigrate to the Bay Area from Latin America. 

Strategic understanding of translatina politics and collective action.

Familiarity with and ability to implement trauma-informed and harm reduction approaches to translatina services and leadership development

Familiarity with LGBT giving culture and working contacts in the philanthropic community.

Experience developing leadership by women and/or transgender women of color.

Understanding of program development, and knowledge of translatina issues

Commitment to teamwork style of leadership and to staff support structures.

Commitment to working in a multicultural environment.

Commitment to progressive employment policies and ensuring diversity at all levels of the organization.

Experience developing effective collaborations with other agencies and communities.

Experience developing and working with advisory boards.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, and facilitation skills.

Self-motivated and able to take initiative, manage, and complete multiple projects within deadlines.

Fluency in Spanish and English for reporting, supervision and organizational communications. 

This is a full-time position. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health benefits, life insurance, a 401k plan, paid holidays, vacations and sick time. The salary for this position is between $65,000-$72,000 and is dependent upon experience.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to hiring@ellaparatranslatinas.org.


El/La ParaTranslatinas is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives (CI).  As such, we are an equal opportunity employer and give consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, disability or protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Translatinas encouraged to apply!

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Position Title: Program & Volunteer Coordinator (1.0 FTE) 

Reports to: Senior Case Manager

Organizational History, Vision and Mission

El/La Para Translatinas is a grassroots organization for transgender Latinas (translatinas) that works to build collective vision and action to promote survival and improve quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. El/La fights for social justice for translatinas and is a well-known and well-respected institution in San Francisco and nationally. Started in 2006, El/La has grown in all areas—programming, services, funding, staff size, and most importantly, the number of participants we serve. We have stabilized our infrastructure and invested in the capacity building and professional / leadership development of participants and staff alike. Despite this growth, El/La is rooted in our mission & vision to be translatina focused and trans led. Three of our four Community Advisory Board members are translatinas and five of our eight staff members are translatinas, four of whom began as El/La participants. El/la receives government, private and individual funds and is fiscally sponsored by Community Initiatives.

Position Summary

With oversight from the Executive Director and/or Senior Case Manager, the Program and Volunteer Coordinator will be primarily responsible for implementing our multi-faceted evening programming as well as overseeing the coordination of volunteers. The Program & Volunteer Coordinator will accomplish this by working closely with all staff, volunteers and participants to coordinate workshops, facilitators and monthly calendars to ensure high quality and varied programming opportunities around Human Rights, Violence Prevention, HIV Prevention and other topics and opportunities vital to the lives of Translatinas. The Program & Volunteer Coordinator will also oversee the various volunteers who contribute to the programming to ensure that the needs of the programming are met and that volunteers receive high touch professional development opportunities both within and outside of the agency. Finally, s/he will participate in collaborative meetings with community partners and other agencies, in order to maintain and strengthen positive relationships with organizations and improve service provision to translatinas.

Responsibilities

Program Coordination

•Lead organization-wide program planning, including scheduling monthly health, rights and arts workshops

•Lead ongoing program assessment and evaluation systems, using Salesforce database, to evaluate programming and make adjustments accordingly

•Ensure alignment of individual programs with the organization’s overall strategic priorities and guiding values

•Foster regular communication with staff to ensure up-to-date information sharing regarding issues impacting the program and the translatina community.

•Attend staff meetings and monthly staff/participant meeting as well as other organizational retreats and gatherings

•document work and complete data for quarterly reports for funding contracts 

•Enter data accurately and on time into Salesforce database as related to programming


Volunteer Coordination

•Coordinate the recruitment, on-boarding and training of all volunteers who play a vital role in El/La programming and services

•Provide clear and consistent communication (including verbal and written) to volunteers about processes, tasks, responsibilities and other requirements;

•Oversee day to day work and needs of volunteers and provide training or support in real time / on the spot.

•Foster regular communication amongst volunteers and staff to ensure up-to-date information sharing regarding issues impacting service provision.

•Facilitate regularly scheduled check in groups with volunteers and provide soft skills trainings and problem-solving techniques;

•Work closely with Operations Manager to track volunteer’s schedules and stipends (if applicable)

•Keep documentation in Salesforce database—accurately and timely--on processes related to volunteering 

•Ensure the  El/La Volunteer Manual is used and accurate

•Work with outside agencies to create pathways for volunteers to receive workforce development opportunities

•Attend monthly Mission Workforce Network Meetings


Direct Service

•Conduct participant intakes and refer to appropriate staff or community resource

•Oversee day to day activities in the safe space to ensure safety and security of all participants

•Coordinate the HIV testing (by outside organization) onsite


External Relations

•Participate in strategic partnership development by building and maintaining relationships with service providers and community resources

•Support public relations and communications efforts (led by ED)

•Represent the organization at conferences and events

Other duties as assigned 


Qualifications

•Experience working with transgender women of color; AND/OR immigrant Spanish-speaking LGBTQQI community.

•Experience working with volunteers

•Fluent in Spanish and English proficiency.


Knowledge

•Understanding and knowledge of transgender women’s issues, immigrant issues, language accessibility, violence prevention, social justice, and/or restorative or transformative justice

•Understanding of the importance of self-care, both from an organizational and individual perspective, in order to prevent vicarious and/or secondary trauma

•Knowledge of, and ability to, maintain strict confidentiality with participant private information.

•Knowledge of San Francisco and Bay Area resources, especially for the transgender community and Latinas and their families.


Experience

•Experience working with transgender people, the Latino LGBTQ community, people living with HIV, low-income people, survivors of incarceration, immigrants, sex workers, people who are homeless/marginally-housed, and other historically marginalized groups

•Experience in working in a multicultural, multi-gendered, and intergenerational environment

•Experience with program coordination and reaching out to other agencies to foster collaboration 

•Commitment to supporting creativity, wellbeing, and humor among fellow team members to enrich the work of the organization

•Commitment to innovation and a culture of continual learning

•Ability to model and foster resourcefulness and flexibility for a nimble and responsive organization

•Ability to represent El/La among diverse stakeholders

•Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in multicultural context, with critical consciousness on issues of gender, race, class, sexual orientation, etc.


Qualities/Attributes

•High level of integrity

•A team player 

•Passion for and commitment to working with transgender women of color

•Highly positive and enthusiastic style that motivates and supports peers and participants.

•Self-directed, action-oriented, proactive, excellent problem-solving skills and able to manage and complete multiple projects within deadlines 

•Excellent written/verbal communication and facilitation skills (English and Spanish)

•Highly organized, excellent time management skills and able to work in a fast-paced environment

•Ability to seek out, encourage, and exchange appreciation as well as developmental feedback with participants, colleagues, and supervisor.

•Ability to identify and communicate needs for support, set boundaries, and prioritize self-care

•Commitment to ongoing self-improvement and professional development.

• Ability to work evenings, some holidays and weekends/non-traditional hours as required

This is a full-time position. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health benefits, life insurance, a 401k plan, paid holidays, vacations and sick time. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to hiring@ellaparatranslatinas.org.

El/La ParaTranslatinas is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives (CI).  As such, we are an equal opportunity employer and give consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, disability or protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Translatinas encouraged to apply!

 

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