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JOB TITLE: Leadership Program Coordinator

EMPLOYER: Catalyst Miami, Inc.

DEPARTMENT: Policy & Engagement

REPORTS TO: Leadership Program Manager

SALARY RANGE: $40,000-47,000

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: 

Catalyst Miami’s free grassroots leadership training programs, which include CLEAR (Community Leadership on the Environment, Advocacy, and Resilience) and HEAL (Housing, Equity, Advocacy, and Leadership) provide participants with leadership and advocacy tools, mini-grants for community projects, as well as opportunities to advocate for equitable and progressive policy. As a result of this work, we are building a critical mass of neighborhood leaders that can forge a more just, healthy, and resilient Miami-Dade County’s--particularly for our historically underserved, low-wealth communities.

The Grassroots Leadership Program Coordinator will assist with implementing our CLEAR and HEAL programs, along with our new leadership programming on health and political candidacy, throughout Miami-Dade County. We are seeking a compassionate, culturally-competent team-player with a deep passion for community education. Our ideal candidate will also have great organizational skills, and experience managing logistics for complex projects. Through this opportunity, you will further develop your leadership, networking, organizational, and logistical skills. You will also gain in-depth understanding of climate change,  affordable housing, civic engagement and other key community issues at a local, grassroots level.

 

SUMMARY: Support implementation of leadership programs and alumni engagement activities; coordinate logistics, food, space, travel, materials for program-related events.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists with participant recruitment and retention, including conducting outreach to potential participants and speaking at community events.
  • Maintains regular communication with program participants and alumni.
  • Tracks, records, and organizes participant information and materials related to participant data, attendance, and evaluation/outcomes.
  • Assists program participants with community project process.
  • Ensures program-related collaterals are up to date.
  • Coordinates events such as facilitator training, retreats, meetings and graduation ceremonies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Strong communication and people skills - significant experience working with diverse communities and exhibiting cultural competency
  • Passion for addressing racial and social justice issues impacting local communities
  • Excellent organization skills - organized and detailed, ability to manage multiple projects independently and simultaneously
  • Interest in and experience with community engagement, outreach, education, leadership-building, and/or organizing
  • Passion for and/or a baseline knowledge of climate change, affordable housing, public health and/or civic engagement 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, as well as being a self-starter who can work independently
  • Familiarity with common software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Google Drive
  • Must be able to maintain clear, timely and accurate records for project monitoring
  • Strong skills in descriptive statistics and qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to write for a variety of media, such as blog posts and fact sheets
  • Strong innovative and creative thinking

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • This position does not directly supervise employees. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Language: Professional working proficiency in oral and written English.  Professional working proficiency in oral and written Spanish or Haitian Creole.
  • Education: Associate’s Degree
  • Years of experience: 1-3, Entry-Level
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and working knowledge of web-based platforms

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Able to sit at desk for long periods of time and utilize computer for extended periods
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings, to accommodate project needs
  • Must have access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to lift weights of up to 25 pounds
  • Stretch and bend to organize and distribute materials for Catalyst Miami activities
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above describes the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 


COMPETENCIES:

  • Influence
    • Networks 
    • Customer service orientation 
    • Promotes products and services
    • Inspires & motivates 

  • Leadership (self)
    • Team player 
    • Develops talent (self)
    • Articulate vision and understands the big picture
    • Stable and calming influence 
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Leads by example
    • Open to feedback
    • Effective interpersonal communicator
    • Asset focused (as opposed to charity focused)

  • Equity
    • Self-aware
    • Empathy
    • Active listener
    • Step out of comfort zone

  • Management (self)
    • Learning agility, comfortable with uncertainty, adaptable to sudden change
    • Goal oriented, prioritization and time management
    • Analytical/critical thinker, problem solver and resourceful
    • Continuous improver-persistent
    • Move projects forward simultaneously
    • Tolerate and effectively manage stress

 

To apply:

Please send an email to [email protected] with your resume, cover letter, and short response to this question: "What is the root cause of poverty?"

 

 

JOB TITLE: Sr. Director of Community Prosperity

EMPLOYER: Catalyst Miami, Inc.

DEPARTMENT: Programs

REPORTS TO: Vice President of Community Economic Development

SALARY RANGE: $70,000-$73,000

 

SUMMARY: Oversee Catalyst Miami’s asset-building programs, including identification, development, execution, marketing and distribution of financial and service-delivery models and products for clients and partners. Connect asset-building programs to wealth-building programs and advocacy efforts within the organization. Connect programs to larger social justice mission of the organization.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement strategy for new and existing financial products and services.
  • Build partnerships with banking partners, credit unions, software providers, and other financial institutions, including CDAs.
  • Oversee staff providing financial products and services, ensuring reporting benchmarks are met and working with the team to improve services and their delivery.
  • Managing staffing needs against grant deliverables and department goals.
  • Responsible for staffing main office and off-site locations to ensure balanced schedule.
  • Work with the Vice President of Community Economic Development to oversee the operational budgets for financial products and services.
  • Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverables, and data trends.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends and issues identified from the analysis of client data.
  • Remain up-to-date on national, state and local policy implications for income, wealth, and economic development.
  • Work with senior leadership to connect financial products and services to other wealth-building programs, which include Catalyst’s community ownership programs, and advocacy efforts.
  • Implement new financial products and services that tie directly to the social justice aims of the organization.
  • Help draft reports and proposals to meet project goals and funding opportunities.
  • Contribute to grant proposals, reports, white papers, concept papers and other documents requested by senior leadership.
  • Serve as internal and external thought leader on building prosperity and upward mobility as it relates to low-wealth communities.
  • Represent the Catalyst Miami local and national coalition calls and gatherings.
  • Develop and/or maintain a deep understanding of the issues that people of color face in Miami-Dade County’s low-wealth communities.
  • Set up a system whereby staff identifies and refers participants to other Catalyst Miami services.
  • Collaborate with other teams across the organization as opportunities arise.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directly supervise five employees.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Other responsibilities include interviewing, recruiting and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Language: Professional working proficiency in oral and written English. Professional working proficiency in oral and written Spanish and/or Haitian Creole.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Years of experience: 8
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of web-based platforms.
  • Experience with social justice organizations preferred.
  • Experience strategizing and organizing campaigns that advocate for social justice aims preferred.

 

COMPETENCIES:

Influence

  • Networks
  • Customer service orientation
  • Promotes products and services
  • Inspires & motivates

Leadership (self)

  • Team player and builder
  • Develops talent (self and others)
  • Articulates vision, understands and commits to the big picture
  • Stable and calming influence
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Leads by example
  • Open to feedback
  • Effective interpersonal communicator
  • Asset focused (as opposed to charity focused)

Equity

  • Self-aware
  • Empathy
  • Active listener
  • Step out of comfort zone

Management (self and others)

  • Learning agility, comfortable with uncertainty, adaptable to sudden change
  • Goal oriented, prioritization and time management
  • Analytical / critical thinker, problem solver and resourceful
  • Continuous improver-persistent
  • Move projects forward simultaneously
  • Tolerate and effectively manage stress
  • Effective delegation

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIORNMENT:

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to work in a shared-workspace environment
  • Stretch and bend to organize and distribute materials for Catalyst Miami activities
  • Able to sit at desk for long periods of time and utilize computer for extended periods
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to accommodate organization needs, including evening and weekends. Out of town travel may be required.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The above describes the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

TO APPLY:

Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected]

JOB TITLE: Climate Justice Program Manager

EMPLOYER: Catalyst Miami, Inc.

DEPARTMENT: Policy & Engagement

REPORTS TO: VP of Policy & Advocacy

SALARY RANGE: $45,000-55,000

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Catalyst Miami’s organizational vision is a just and equitable society in which all communities thrive. To realize this vision, our Policy and Advocacy team fosters grassroots leaders and activists, organizes collectively for direct action, and holds elected leaders accountable to communities of color. The three objectives that fit into our overarching strategy are as follows:

  1. Overturn & reimagine policies and practices based in racism and discrimination;
  2. Shape the policies and practices of the future to be anchored in racial equity and social justice; 
  3. Create models of sustainable and transformational economic growth for our communities. 

Miami is one of the most at-risk cities in the world for climate change impacts. Since 2014, Catalyst Miami has capitalized upon its 25-year track record as an economic justice organization by building power around integrating social justice into the local climate movement. As a result of this work, we aim to create systems changes that build economic opportunities for our communities, as well as prioritize community decision-making and control, all while addressing the climate crisis. 

For this Climate Justice Program Manager role, we are seeking a team-player with a deep passion for community engagement. Our ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal relationships, public speaking skills, and cultural competency. We are a multi-issue organization, so you should be comfortable engaging in spaces at the intersections of climate justice, including housing and health. Through this opportunity you will work on policy initiatives, speak at community meetings, network with local partners and stakeholders, and participate in coalition work with the Miami Climate Alliance. You will also gain in-depth understanding of climate change,  affordable housing, civic engagement, and other key community issues at a local, grassroots level.

 

SUMMARY: Oversees and implements climate justice initiatives

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establishes policy advocacy initiatives relating to climate justice under the direction of VP of Policy & Advocacy
  • Coordinates community organizing work related to energy justice, natural disasters, and other climate justice concerns
  • Builds strong relationships within the community to advance climate justice work including interfacing with elected and government officials, and community stakeholders
  • Represents Catalyst Miami at community events
  • Ensures program-related collaterals are up to date
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Passion for addressing racial and social justice issues impacting local communities
  • Passion for and a baseline knowledge of climate justice, energy justice, and/or civic engagement 
  • Experience with community outreach, coalition-building and organizing
  • Strong communication and people skills - significant experience working with diverse communities and exhibiting cultural competency
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Excellent organization skills - organized and detailed, ability to manage multiple projects independently and simultaneously
  • Familiarity with common software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Google Suite
  • Must be able to maintain clear, timely and accurate records for project monitoring.
  • Research skills in descriptive statistics and qualitative data analysis
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to write for a variety of media, such as blog posts and fact sheets
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, as well as being a self-starter who can work independently
  • Strong innovative and creative thinking

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • This position does not directly supervise employees. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Language: Professional working proficiency in oral and written English.  Professional working proficiency in oral and written Spanish or Haitian Creole.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Years of experience: 3  
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of web-based platforms

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Able to sit at desk for long periods of time and utilize computer for extended periods
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to accommodate project needs
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above describes the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

 

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and short response to the question 'What is the root cause of poverty?' to [email protected].



COMPETENCIES:

  • Influence
    • Networks 
    • Customer service orientation 
    • Promotes products and services
    • Inspires & motivates 

  • Leadership (self)
    • Team player 
    • Develops talent (self)
    • Articulate vision and understands the big picture
    • Stable and calming influence 
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Leads by example
    • Open to feedback
    • Effective interpersonal communicator
    • Asset focused (as opposed to charity focused)

  • Equity
    • Self-aware
    • Empathy
    • Active listener
    • Step out of comfort zone

  • Management (self)
    • Learning agility, comfortable with uncertainty, adaptable to sudden change
    • Goal oriented, prioritization and time management
    • Analytical/critical thinker, problem solver and resourceful
    • Continuous improver-persistent
    • Move projects forward simultaneously
    • Tolerate and effectively manage stress

 

JOB TITLE: Data and Evaluation Manager

EMPLOYER: Catalyst Miami, Inc.

DEPARTMENT: Operations

SALARY RANGE: $50,000-55,000

 

SUMMARY: Supports a culture of evaluation and learning by connecting data and insights with decision-making to improve overall effectiveness. Manages data integrity and platforms, including Salesforce and others, in order to develop and maintain systems for monitoring and evaluating the impact of programs and policy initiatives.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and implements a monitoring, collection and evaluation framework across all Catalyst Miami projects, policy initiatives, and programs.
  • Supports accountability, learning, and decision-making by collaborating with staff and consultants to draw on the full suite of data and analytics tools available.
  • Works with staff to establish and review measurable outcomes and actionable metrics for each initiative Catalyst Miami undertakes.
  • Establishes systems, procedures and tools for capturing data that allows progress against the outcomes to be measured and trains staff on such.
  • Maintains a filing system and protects client’s confidential information
  • Reviews client files and system data for errors, missing forms, and/or missing information and resolves discrepancies with staff for resolution
  • Takes the lead on collaborative research and evaluation work with third parties when required, and manages relationships with such organizations, consultants, or academic institutions to ensure that the work meets a set of designed objectives.
  • Researches trends, best practices and prepares data briefs and reports.
  • Assists in the development of grant applications, proposals, and reports by sharing data analysis, reports, and other quantitative and qualitative data as relevant.
  • Collaborates with staff on projects involving primary research gathering and analysis.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • This position does not directly supervise employees. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Language: Professional working proficiency in oral and written English
  • Education: Master’s degree
  • Years of experience: 7
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Office suite, Salesforce (administrator/engineer), coding, working knowledge of web-based platforms related to monitoring, evaluation, and data analysis.
  • Other skills required: Evaluation/data analysis; 5+ years Salesforce design/engineering/administration

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to work in a shared-workspace environment
  • Ability to work virtually with a stable Internet connection
  • Stretch and bend to organize and distribute materials for Catalyst Miami activities
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to accommodate organization needs, including evenings and weekends. Out of town travel may be required.

The above describes the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

 

To apply, please click here.



COMPETENCIES:

  • Influence
    • Networks 
    • Customer service orientation 
    • Promotes products and services
    • Inspires & motivates 

  • Leadership (self)
    • Team player 
    • Develops talent (self)
    • Articulate vision and understands the big picture
    • Stable and calming influence 
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Leads by example
    • Open to feedback
    • Effective interpersonal communicator
    • Asset focused (as opposed to charity focused)

  • Equity
    • Self-aware
    • Empathy
    • Active listener
    • Step out of comfort zone

  • Management (self)
    • Learning agility, comfortable with uncertainty, adaptable to sudden change
    • Goal oriented, prioritization and time management
    • Analytical/critical thinker, problem solver and resourceful
    • Continuous improver-persistent
    • Move projects forward simultaneously
    • Tolerate and effectively manage stress

 

JOB TITLE: Worker-Owned Enterprises Manager

DEPARTMENT: Programs/Community Economic Development

REPORTS TO: VP of Community Economic Development

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 15, 2021

SALARY RANGE: $50,000-55,000

 

SUMMARY:  The Worker-Owned Enterprises Manager is responsible for oversight of the organization’s Worker-Owned Enterprises Program, an incubator for worker-owned-and-run businesses called worker cooperatives. The Manager will help cooperatives troubleshoot problems as they arise, connect cooperatives with partnership, business development and funding opportunities, and act as the lead resource for cooperatives under incubation and other program participants. The Manager is responsible for recruiting program participants and coordinating the training and development of start-up cooperative businesses.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee recruitment for, and management of the year-long Cooperative Academy.
  • Work with TA providers to create workshops and training support materials for Academy.
  • Create and facilitate Academy sessions pertaining to business development and entrepreneurship. Prepare curriculum for specialized trainings if necessary.
  • Build and maintain meaningful relationships with members of cooperatives within the program.
  • Coordinate legal incorporation and governance structure of with attorneys, when applicable.
  • Coordinate with consultants providing TA to the organization on worker cooperative development.
  • Develop, review and assist in implementing marketing strategy with program participants.
  • Support the development/strengthening of the back office for cooperative businesses, including bookkeeping, benefits packages and more.
  • Provide strategic planning support to each cooperative
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor and CEO.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • This position does not directly supervise employees

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Language: Professional working proficiency in oral and written English. Haitian Creole and/or Spanish preferred.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Years of experience: 5 years
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Office suite and comfort learning and adopting new web-based platforms.
  • Other skills required: Working with diverse communities, facilitating consensus-based decision-making among groups, excellent listening skills, conflict resolution, coaching and mentoring, leadership development, raising capital.

 

COMPETENCIES:

Influence

  • Networks
  • Fundraises
  • Promotes products and services
  • Inspires & motivates

Leadership (self & others)

  • Team player and builder
  • Develops talent (self and others)
  • Articulates vision, understands and commits to big picture
  • Stable and calming influence
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Leads by example
  • Open to feedback
  • Effective interpersonal communicator
  • Asset focused (as opposed to charity focused)

Equity

  • Self-aware
  • Empathy
  • Active listener
  • Step out of comfort zone

Management (self and others)

  • Learning agility, comfortable with uncertainty, adaptable to sudden change
  • Goal oriented, prioritization and time management
  • Analytical / critical thinker, problem solver and resourceful
  • Continuous improver-persistent
  • Move projects forward simultaneously
  • Tolerate and effectively manage stress
  • Effective delegation

 


PHYSICAL DEAMNDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to work in a shared-workspace environment
  • Ability to work virtually with a stable Internet connection
  • Stretch and bend to organize and distribute materials for Catalyst Miami activities
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to accommodate organization needs, including evening and weekends. Out of town travel may be required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above describes the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 

To apply:

Please send an email to Ahmed at [email protected] with your resume, cover letter, and answer to this question: "What do racial justice and economic justice mean to you?"