Associate Director at InnerCity Struggle

Overseeing and monitoring internal organizational operations

Published on LatinoLA: October 6, 2009

Associate Director at InnerCity Struggle

InnerCity Struggle (ICS) is a social justice, community-building, and membership led organization in the Eastside communities of Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights. ICS promotes safe, healthy and non-violent communities by organizing youth and families in the Eastside to work toward social and educational justice. ICS was founded in 1994 as an independent center to build community leadership to improve the quality of life in the Eastside. Through organizing and community building, ICS has celebrated various victories like winning new schools and more counselors, and increasing college access and voter participation in the Eastside.

Associate Director Responsibilities:
InnerCity Struggle is seeking an Associate Director. The AD will devote 70% of his or her time to overseeing and monitoring internal organizational operations, including but not limited to the supervision of lead staff; support program planning and coordination; and will support campaign
strategy development, coordination, and implementation. The AD will also spend 30% of his/her
time on external affairs, including fundraising, foundation development, major donor cultivation and
coalition building. The Associate Director reports directly to the Executive Director.

Minimum 3 years in management level positions and 5 years minimum in community/labor
3 years minimum staff supervision experience as well as strong staff management skills
Fund development and program planning skills
Commitment to systemic social change and strong desire to build a social movement in the Eastside
Understanding of urban educational and school issues
Familiarity with the Los Angeles region, particularly Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights communities
Ability to work effectively with public officials
Administrative and fiscal management experience
Excellent writing and communication skills, bilingual in Spanish preferred
A BA/BS or Master degree is preferred, but not required

Salary is based on experience level, with a generous benefits package. InnerCity Struggle is social justice oriented employer.

To apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (required) including previous salary history by Wednesday, October 28, 2009 to: Attn: Executive Director Maria Brenes, InnerCity Struggle:

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