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VOCES

Associate Director Job Description
Position Title: Associate Director
Reports To: Executive Director
Salary Range: $38,000-$45,000
Type: Full-time, with medical and dental benefits after two calendar months
Organizational Summary: Voces, a Project Fund of the Battle Creek Community Foundation, is a non-profit community-based organization located in Battle Creek, Michigan and founded in 2007. The mission of Voces (“voices” in Spanish) is to build a community of opportunity, inclusion, and well-being for Latinos/Hispanics in Greater Battle Creek. Core areas of focus include health, community connectedness, youth engagement, and family literacy. Voces provides medical interpreting and other family supportive services and opened a Community & Cultural Center in the fall of 2010. Voces is planning programming in the areas of family literacy and youth engagement.
Position Summary:
The Associate Director manages the day-to-day programs and operations in support of the Executive Director’s strategic plan.
Essential Functions:
  •  Manage day-to-day operations of the organization
  • Assist the Executive Director in the supervision and evaluation on Voces staff and volunteers
  • Plan and oversee programs
  • Assist the Executive Director in the development and management of organizational and program budgets
  • Assist in securing funding to maintain Voces operations and programs
  • Assist in developing and implementing a communications plan
  • Represent Voces in the community, participate in ongoing community initiatives, and develop collaborations and partnerships
  • Assist in planning and facilitating community meeting and activities
  • Prepare reports as necessary for the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, funders, and/or partners
  • Other duties as necessary
Qualifications:
  • Bicultural/bilingual (fluent in speaking and writing Spanish/English)
  • Bachelor’s degree and five years related work experience or equivalent. (*Educational and experience qualifications may be waived depending on other qualifying factors.)
  • Familiarity with local Latino/Hispanic community preferred
  • Experience in strategic/program planning and budget management
  • Strong supervisory and management skills and experience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail, handle interruptions, maintain focus on tasks and produce accurate work
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and discussions
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Effective community organizing skills and ability to build rapport with diverse community members
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows, Office, internet/email and standard office equipment
  • Experience with Salesforce a plus
  • Safe driving record; current vehicle insurance and ability to use personal vehicle for Voces business
  • Must pass a criminal background check
Application Process:
  • Application deadline: Friday, June 3, 2011
  • Please include a resume, letter of interest, and three references. Letter of interest should include a personal statement explaining how your experience and education have prepared you to successfully fulfill the functions of this position.
  • Send application via email or regular US mail to: Voces; Attn: Executive Director; 520 W. Michigan Ave; Battle Creek, MI 49017; info@vocesbc.org.
  • Please no phone inquiries.
For more information on Voces, please see the website, www.vocesbc.org.

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