February 1, 2018

Careers

CURYJ is Hiring!

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       COMMUNITIES UNITED FOR RESTORATIVE YOUTH JUSTICE

                            Unlocking the leadership of young people to dream beyond bars.                    

          Job Announcement

           Development Director

The mission of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) (“Courage”) is to end cycles of violence and poverty by uplifting young people of color that have been impacted by incarceration. CURYJ believes that young adults are the experts on the issues affecting their lives and must be involved in developing policies that impact them.

About the Development Director Position

CURYJ is searching for a senior fundraiser, who is able to manage and direct all of our fundraising efforts. This person will work closely with the Executive Director, board and staff to steward philanthropic partnerships, cultivate individual donors and grow our government contracts. The ideal candidate will be passionate about our mission and have the ability to manage many moving parts and personalities. The Development Director is also responsible for managing special events, direct mailers and our database. Salesforce experienced preferred.  

General Responsibilities:

  • Work with the management and program teams to identify funding needs of existing programs, preferred funding targets, and approaches
  • Plan and drive collaborative processes to create new and/or stronger funding streams
  • Develop strategies in collaboration with the leadership team to sustain and grow multi-year funding
  • Organize and mobilize consultants and volunteers as needed when implementing development strategies
  • Plan and carefully manage the development budget to ensure that funds are spent efficiently and effectively
  • Strengthen relationships with current donors while launching initiatives to identify  new revenue streams
  • Directly execute major gift materials, including donor briefings, proposals and stewardship materials
  • Coordinate, write, edit, and review multiple proposals, reports, and letters to foundation donors/prospects for a broad range of institutional and programmatic initiatives
  • Manage and coordinate board and other volunteer donor groups to cultivate and request new gifts
  • Work in close collaboration with the Communications Manager  to enhance messaging at all levels of the organization, keeping donors and the public informed, thanked, and engaged
  • Create and implement  effective board and staff fundraising communications
  • Ensure increased online giving opportunities
  • Support  capital campaign as needed  

Administration and Monitoring:

  • Monitor weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual activity to achieve fundraising goals
  • Oversee development department operations, including gift accounting and acknowledgement, the tracking of gifts and grants, donor stewardship, and integration with Salesforce
  • Create a system to track grant deliverables, successes and challenges

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in senior level fundraising  
  • A commitment to social justice and CURYJ’s mission, as well as experience working with low-income communities of color and formerly incarcerated people
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word and Quickbooks and the capacity to learn and learn new systems. Extra points if experience with Salesforce and Mailchimp
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to set work priorities and manage tasks to meet deadlines in an organized manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional standards, as well as holding others accountable in a diverse workplace
  • Ability to maintain an overall view of the organization and ability to identify areas for improvement and growth which work toward individual and team accomplishments
  • Experience running successful fundraising campaigns  from multiple donor channels
  • Experience maintaining confidentiality records and related documents
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit that takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones
  • Familiarity with capital campaign work
  • Demonstrated ability to raise funds from major  gift donors and institutional donors
  • Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising
  • Ability to convey complex ideas through  simple materials
  • Experience and credibility when presenting materials to external audiences
  • Ability to persuade others to accept ideas by using convincing arguments, creating win-win situations and responding appropriately to key stakeholders
  • Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives
  • Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers; across different levels of the organization and externally
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision
  • Experience with constituent relationship management system
  • Ability to coach, guide and manage development staff

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to tgarcia@curyj.org

Compensation and Benefits:

This position is exempt full-time with excellent benefits. Compensation is dependent upon experience (DOE). CURYJ provides an excellent working environment that is flexible and encourages teamwork and recognizes high-quality work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, educational background, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. We encourage formerly incarcerated people to apply. Please visit our website to learn more about our work www.curyj.org.

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    Job Announcement

             Human Resources and Operations Manager

The mission of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) (“Courage”) is to end cycles of violence and poverty by uplifting young people of color that have been impacted by incarceration. CURYJ believes that young adults are the experts on the issues affecting their lives and must be involved in developing policies that impact them.

About the Human Resources (HR) and Operations Manager Position

The HR and Operations Manager will be responsible for overseeing and improving the organization’s finance, human resource, operations and policies in support of our mission. The position will manage the annual budgeting process, strengthen and implement policies and practices and serve as a key voice in implementing organizational priorities and vision. Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a member of the Leadership Team, this position’s primary responsibility is overseeing overall financial management, ensuring organizational effectiveness and helping to guide leadership in cultivating a positive workplace culture.

Financial Operations (40% of the position)
The HR and Operations Manager will oversee all aspects of the day-to-day financial operations of the organization, including budget management and reporting, contracting, invoicing and support with audit and tax preparation. The HR and Operations Manager will collaborate and direct the work of CURYJ’s part-time bookkeeper and perform other tasks related to improving the organization’s financial functions.

HR Operations (40% of the position)
The HR and Operations Manager will further develop CURYJ’s human resource management and administration and will manage all aspects of the day-to-day human resources work, including hiring, onboarding, payroll, insurance, benefits, employment policies and data management. The HR and Operations Manager will also ontribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy by developing HR strategies and processes that support CURYJ’s overall mission and vision.

Administrative Oversight (20% of the position)

The HR and Operations Manager will manage the HR and finance related work of the Admin Coordinator to ensure that necessary correspondence is being sent out to staff, board and funders and that general office operations are running smoothly.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Financial Operations

  • Lead annual budget planning and management process along with the Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Monitor budget progress and changes and keep Leadership Team abreast of the organization’s financial status, cash flow and forecasting
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements to the Leadership Team and Board of Directors
  • Assist with the development and management of individual program and grant budgets
  • Day to day processing of accounts receivable and payable including Invoicing to funding sources, reimbursement requests, weekly bill payments and check disbursements
  • Reconcile monthly financial activity, generating year-end reports, and fulfilling tax related requirements
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process in collaboration with external auditor
  • Assist with the preparation of the organization’s federal (IRS 990) and state (CA 199) income tax filings
  • Organize fiscal documents, financial-related administrative files and archives
  • Regular meetings with Executive Director and Leadership Team around fiscal and financial planning

Human Resource Operations

  • Support implementation of recruitment, hiring and onboarding/orientation processes for staff, volunteers and interns and ensure that processes are consistent and streamlined
  • Administer employee benefits and organizational insurance policies and Serve as the contact person between staff and benefits brokers
  • support development of clear job descriptions
  • develop and roll out transparent promotion and compensation guidelines
  • Payroll management, including tracking of accrued employee paid time off
  • Manage 401K platform
  • Ensure full compliance with federal, state and local legal laws and/or regulations by researching existing and new legislation and consulting with outside advisors
  • Advise management of actions and potential risks
  • Propose changes to existing policies & practices and introduce new policies to improve HR systems, and functions
  • Maintain and keep CURYJ policies and procedures Handbook up to date including current HR laws and ethics – update as changes occur
  • Lead periodic trainings to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures
  • Study and assess benefit needs and trends; make recommendations to Leadership Team
  • Ensure that the performance review process is a productive, efficient, and useful tool supporting alignment with organization goals and priorities
  • Lead professional development initiatives, including trainings and development of career paths and professional goals
  • Drive initiatives in the Leadership Team and organizationally that contribute to long-term operational excellence

Administrative Oversight

  • Work with Admin Coordinator to set up phone extensions and emails for new staff and insure all office equipment is functioning and problem solve with vendors as appropriate
  • Maintain up-to-date technology and tools to increase innovation and efficiency
  • Facilitate meetings, trainings, etc. for the purpose of identifying issues, developing recommendations, supporting other staff and educating all employees on important topics
  • Manage and maintain finance and personnel files and archives
Qualifications:
  • A commitment to social justice and CURYJ’s mission
  • Budget development and oversight experience
  • At least 4 years of experience in financial, operations, or human resources management, including experience with bookkeeping
  • Familiarity with HR field, including best practices in dealing with compliance and regulatory issues, change management, employee relations, and performance management
  • Experience with administration of employee benefits and payroll
  • Knowledge of tax and other compliance implications of non-profit status
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in excel, word and Quickbooks and the capacity to learn and learn new systems
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to set work priorities and manage tasks to meet deadlines in an organized manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and in writing
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional standards, accountability and a diverse workplace
  • Ability to maintain an overall view of the organization and identify areas for improvement and growth which work toward individual and team accomplishment of goals
  • Understanding of equity based facilitation practices and equity based decision making processes
  • Experience maintaining confidentiality of records and related documents
  • Experience working with low-income communities of color and formerly incarcerated people

 To Apply:

Please send cover letter, and resume to, rhalpern@curyj.org

Compensation and Benefits:

This position is exempt full-time with excellent benefits. Compensation is dependent upon experience (DOE). CURYJ provides an excellent working environment that is flexible and encourages teamwork and recognizes high-quality work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, educational background, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. We encourage formerly incarcerated people to apply. Please visit our website to learn more about our work www.curyj.org.

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Job Announcement

Executive Assistant

The mission of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) (“Courage”) is to end cycles of violence and poverty by uplifting young people of color that have been impacted by incarceration. CURYJ believes that young adults are the experts on the issues affecting their lives and must be involved in developing policies that impact them.

THE POSITION

CURYJ is seeking an Executive Assistant to provide full-time support to the Executive Director, with some office management responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and will be able to work independently. This person must be a self-starter, exceedingly well organized and flexible. Ideal candidates can show proven capacity to move from a task-based approach to strategic execution with tenacity!

 Scheduling

  • Maintains Executive Director’s extremely active calendar of appointments, activities and events and synchronizes with master calendars as needed.
  • Coordinates and arranges complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas
  • Confirm objectives for the Executive Director’s meetings and phone calls
  • Monitor progress/achievement of next steps after meetings
  • Prepares Executive Director for meetings with materials and background information

Administration

  • Manages Organization’s master calendar
  • Develop and administers CURYJ’s conference and front room scheduling
  • Maintains Executive Director’s records to ensure all deadlines are met and external inquiries are responded to in timely and professional manner.
  • Answers phone messages and emails promptly, responds to inquiries and requests for information, provides assistance or directs calls to the appropriate staff member in a timely manner.
  • Reads and responds to all Executive Director’s incoming correspondence; reviews all correspondence, expense reports and other documentation prepared for Executive Director’s signature to ensure accuracy and appropriateness; and effectively composes routine communications.
  • Creates and maintains functional and confidential filing systems (electronic and hard copy) for the Executive Director and administrative team.
  • In the absence of leadership, exercises initiative and judgment in responding to customer concerns (both internal and external) or, if unable to assist, promptly refers to the appropriate party or department and follows up to ensure problem resolution.
  • Daily data entry/Salesforce
  • Assists and supports special projects and programmatic events as assigned

Board Correspondence

  • Serves as administrative liaison with Board of Directors, including working with Communications Manager in scheduling of all Board meetings and associated logistics; ensures advance distribution of materials
  • Manages and chronicles Akonadi’s Board Book
  • Provide administrative support for Board meeting logistics, including refreshments, AV set up, and conference room prep and takedown.

Office Support

  • In the absence of the office manager, ensures a welcoming and hospital environment for CURYJ staff and visitors.

 Additional Desired Skills:

  • Experience reporting to multiple supervisors
  • Knowledge of the youth justice system, criminal justice system, and/or youth serving systems
  • Good sense of humor
  • Strong self-awareness, ability to read the room, emotional intelligence

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to, ggalvis@curyj.org

Compensation and Benefits:

This position is exempt full-time with excellent benefits. Compensation is dependent upon experience (DOE). CURYJ provides an excellent working environment that is flexible and encourages teamwork and recognizes high-quality work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, educational background, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. We encourage formerly incarcerated people to apply. Please visit our website to learn more about our work www.curyj.org.

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