National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) - Northeast Program Manager

03 Aug 2017 10:23 AM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

THE ORGANIZATION

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund was established in 1981 to promote the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service. NALEO Educational Fund achieves its mission through integrated strategies that include increasing the effectiveness of Latino policymakers, mobilizing the Latino community to engage in civic life and promoting policies that advance Latino political engagement.

NALEO Educational Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan organization governed by a 15- member Board of Directors and a 28-member Board of Advisors. Headquartered in Los

Angeles, NALEO Educational Fund maintains offices in Houston, Orlando, New York City and Washington D.C. It employs about 55 full-time staff with an annual budget of $9 million, and offers a competitive benefits package that includes generous vacation, sick leave, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement coverage.

THE POSITION

The Northeast Program Manager will lead, manage, and execute a wide array of activities central to the programmatic goals of the organization’s nationwide civic engagement program in New York City and Tristate area. Programming includes naturalization promotion and assistance, non-partisan voter engagement, voter education/protection efforts, the decennial Census and strategic civic engagement capacity building for local non-profits, technical training and assistance, and other efforts to increase Latino political participation in the region. 

The Northeast Program Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management and the execution of programmatic obligations for the region; including ongoing projects, “rapid- response” tasks, assistance with additional long-term goals, and other organizational objectives as-needed. In addition, the position will assist in administration of the New York office and manage support staff.

Regular duties will include but are not limited to project management (including progress-tracking, task execution, and reporting); maintenance of local partner relationships; leading large-scale meetings, trainings, and events; preparation of regular reports, written documents, and presentations for a wide array of audiences; proactive identification of opportunities for program development/impact (including efficiencies, strategic partnerships, and init iatives); and other assignments or tasks as needed. The position requires leadership, collaboration, and comfort with following directions; and a passion for civic engagement. This is a full-time, exempt position working from the New York office and reports to the Northeast Regional Director; compensation commensurate with experience.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of four years of professional program management and/or coordination experience in a related field such as community organizing, community service provision, constituent relations, or coalition-building. Experience in political campaigns, immigration service provision, civic engagement, and/or advocacy preferred but not required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively interact with colleagues (including leadership and direct reports), elected officials, corporate/business representatives, community members, and the general public.
  • Accurate and effective writing skills, and able to prepare public-ready written materials – from press releases to program reports.
  • Proven organization and management skills, ability to handle multiple tasks, and prioritize workload.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, with sound decision-making and willingness to take direction.
  • Extensive experience with MS Office required (including Excel), and internet research experience.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is required, and a willingness to conduct media interviews (training provided).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment involving flexible hours, including weekends as needed. 
  • Must be willing to travel nationally and across the region as needed, including overnight stays and air-travel.
  • If a driver, must have a valid NY driver’s license with proof of automobile insurance coverage.
  • Ability to work respectfully with people from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Supportive of the mission and philosophy of the NALEO Educational Fund.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS

The position requires certain physical and mental demands, including the following:

  • Ability to see and hear within normal ranges;
  • Dexterity to read, write, type, operate office equipment such as a computer, telephone, calculator, copier, fax machine, pencils, pens, and stapler;
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds

Once hired, employees requiring reasonable accommodations to perform the demands of the position should contact Human Resources.

PLEASE SEND COVER LETTER AND RÉSUMÉ TO:

Angela Weimer, National Director of Human Resources and Administration

NALEO Educational Fund

1122 W. Washington Blvd., 3rd Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Tel: (213) 747-7606 ext. 4413 | Fax: (213) 747-7664 | E-Mail: aweimer@naleo.org


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