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JOB TITLE: Vice President of Community Engagement

EMPLOYER: Catalyst Miami, Inc. 

DEPARTMENT: Programs

REPORTS TO: Deputy CEO

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 2023

SALARY: $85,000-$100,000

CONTEXT

Catalyst Miami is an economic justice organization whose mission is to identify and collectively solve issues adversely affecting low-wealth communities throughout Miami-Dade County. Catalyst Miami is seeking a candidate experienced in community engagement, community organizing, and team management to join our leadership team to take our efforts to integrate community engagement into all aspects of our work to the next level.

We have been running grassroots leadership training programming for over 25 years and our Prosperity Campaign for over 20. Overall, we engage 100+ community members via our leadership programs, 750+ via our policy/advocacy initiatives, and 2500+ via our services each year. At our best, community members that are directly impacted by Miami’s most pressing issues are getting the assistance they need, while leading the charge on systems change for those very issues. We’d like to see more community members engaged with Catalyst Miami take full advantage of the full array of programming across our organization. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

Our VP of Community Engagement will be responsible for creating the structure and strategy for deep community engagement both in our work and throughout our organization. In the initial phases of this work, success looks like a more widely involved base, and the implementation of structures for community feedback and accountability throughout all of our programming. After this initial launch, success will look like our base attaining the people power necessary to achieve a more inclusive local democracy and economy.

This work is integrated into our 2023-25 strategic plan and the VP of Community Engagement will work together with a community steering committee. In addition to the steering committee, there will be several additional activities where we engage other areas of Catalyst Miami’s client-base, including those that are new to the organization, or not as deeply engaged as our informal membership base. This position will also integrate work across the entire organization, ensuring that their programming also informs our other efforts, including policy/advocacy, organizing, and direct services. Evaluation of this process will be iterative.

Given this, we are seeking a candidate with excellent skills in these areas: community engagement, community organizing, strategy development, inspirational supervision, and change management. We are looking for a big picture thinker, problem-solver, and initiative-taker. If this role interests you and you reflect these qualities, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

SUMMARY: This position reports to the Deputy CEO, and works with the CEO and other senior leaders on organizational strategy and staff management. The primary function of this position is to develop a cross-departmental strategy to more fully integrate the organization’s community engagement efforts so that we can increase our impact in achieving a more inclusive local democracy and economy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Leads development of a streamlined community-outreach, engagement, and organizing strategy/structure that supports directly-impacted communities to benefit from and inform the work of our organization; co-develops with a community steering committee
  • Works across organizational departments to establish and align engagement and organizing strategy with policy advocacy agenda and service-delivery; to include community organizing, power-building, and engagement in all aspects of work
  • Coordinates across organizational departments to ensure the ongoing consistency of strategy and collaboration.
  • Oversees activation of local leaders, program graduates, and community residents through opportunities to engage with advocacy and community engagement
  • Establishes ongoing community feedback/accountability mechanisms to increase responsiveness to community needs, both with existing Catalyst Miami community members and the community at-large
  • Manages staff that are responsible for community meetings and town halls to inform programming, including semi-annual gatherings of diverse leaders
  • Manages staff that are responsible for executing leadership programs and fellowships, including tracking deliverables
  • Foster positive and collaborative relationships with community residents, local nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, networks and coalitions
  • Contribute to grant proposals and writing grant reports
  • Represents Catalyst Miami at community events
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES:

  • Experience leading racial justice, civic engagement, and/or economic justice work
  • Experience designing and leading community outreach, engagement, organizing, and organizational membership strategies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and experience leading complex teams
  • Highly organized; ability to create and maintain clear, timely and accurate databases/records for program monitoring and reporting
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to move with confidence through ambiguity and conflict 
  • Comfortable in an emergent environment; exhibiting strong innovative and creative thinking
  • Qualities of a self-starter, taking initiative and testing new ideas and tactics
  • Familiarity with common software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Google Drive

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Directly supervises a team as well as oversees the coordination of multiple cross functional teams with the goal of increasing integration of our community engagement strategy
  •  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and  applicable laws. 
  • Conducts interviewing, hiring, onboarding and training of employees; planning, assigning,  and directing work; appraising performance; supporting employee development; acknowledging, celebrating and taking disciplinary action; and addressing complaints and resolving problems

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Language: Professional working proficiency in oral and written English required. Professional working proficiency in oral and written Spanish or Haitian Creole preferred. 
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Years of experience: 6 years; experience directly managing teams required
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of web-based platforms

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

  • Ability to lift weights of up to 25 pounds 
  • 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 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 send your resume and a cover letter to Zelalem Adefris at [email protected]

JOB TITLE: Small Business and Co-op Support Manager

EMPLOYER: Catalyst Miami, Inc.

SALARY: $52,000-57,000

DEPARTMENT: Programs/Community Economic Development

REPORTS TO: Vice President, Community Economic Development

EFFECTIVE DATE: 12/1/2022

 

SUMMARY: Provide business coaching and technical assistance to small business owners with a focus on small business owners of color at or below AMI. Position is required to participate in team and staff meetings. Position requires flexibility, compassion, and the ability to work in an ever-changing environment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide one-on-one technical assistance, including business planning, commercial lease and insurance policy review, basic regulatory compliance, business development, and referrals to other forms of professional assistance where necessary.
  • Provide one-on-one financial assistance that includes accounting assistance, tax preparation assistance, and helping clients open commercial bank accounts.
  • Help business owners access capital for their small businesses, including micro-loan packaging and packaging for public sector assistance programs (i.e., federal, state, and local loan products and small business relief funds). Specific services may change over time.
  • Create place-based small business assistance strategies to determine the kinds of legacy businesses that community residents want and need most in their communities, e.g., by conducting community needs assessments.
  • Create cohorts-based programming for small businesses when applicable.
  • Help small business clients prepare and find resources to take on larger contracts with anchor institutions like hospitals, universities or public sector agencies.
  • Adjust small business support offerings as needs arise.
  • Build and maintain ongoing relationships with small business clients.
  • Identify and refer participants to other Catalyst Miami services.
  • Identify and refer participants to resources and services needed for small businesses to thrive. This requires keeping abreast of local small business assistance offerings as they arise.
  • Collaborate with Catalyst Miami’s communications team to conduct outreach, e.g., advertise our services to generate interest from future clients and promote our clients’ business offerings.
  • Collaborate with colleagues within Community Economic Development department to support to the worker cooperative and real estate cooperative programs.
  • Collaborate with other teams across the organization as opportunities arise.
  • Lead effort to increase Catalyst Miami’s presence in North Miami (small businesses and across other programs).
  • Collaborate with partner organizations to organize workshops or other outreach events.
  • Maintain client information and data in organization’s data tracking and management systems.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.

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
  • Years of experience: 3, preferably working with small businesses in a community context.
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of web-based platforms.

COMPETENCIES:

Influence

  • Networks
  • Fundraises
  • 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 ENVIRONMENT:

  • 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.

TO APPLY

Please email Ahmed Mori ([email protected]) and De'Sean Weber ([email protected]) with your resume, cover letter, and a short response to the following question: what is the root cause of poverty?

JOB TITLE: Office Manager

EMPLOYER: Catalyst Miami, Inc.

SALARY: $49,500-52,500

DEPARTMENT: Operations

REPORTS TO: Chief Operating Officer

EFFECTIVE DATE: 9/1/2022


SUMMARY: Manages and coordinates office operations and activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Manages office operations and procedures in areas of reception, common space, equipment, supplies and inventory.
  • Manages office agreement and liability insurance coverage.
  • Maintains business and use licenses.
  • Maintains certain business accounts, provides PEO and payroll support, handles bank deposits, and corporate credit card transactions.
  • Manages IT support, and maintains email accounts.
  • Develops and manages central filing system including archives and vendor files.
  • Maintains electronic HR files, manages background check process, performs administrative functions in HRM software, coordinates new hire orientations.
  • Provides clerical support to CEO and Board.
  • Evaluates office business requirements, revise procedures and forms to improve efficiency.
  • Assists with general clerical/administrative duties as needed including but not limited to answering phones, filing, preparing correspondence and memoranda, faxing, copying, and mailing.
  • 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. Professional working proficiency in oral Spanish or Haitian Creole.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) 
  • Years of experience: 5
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of web-based platforms.   
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels.
  • Good judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize projects.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.

 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 DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • 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.

TO APPLY

Please use this link to apply.

JOB TITLE:  Children's Savings Manager

EMPLOYER: Catalyst Miami, Inc.

SALARY: $55,000-$65,000

DEPARTMENT: Programs

REPORTS TO:  Financial Services Director

EFFECTIVE DATE: 10/31/2022

 

SUMMARY: This position will oversee the continued implementation of a county-wide Children’s Savings Account (CSA) Program. The Program Manager will contribute to program development, working closely with the Program Director, Strategic Consultant & Future Bound Miami Consortium. This position will collaborate with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, ensuring active participation by parents, participating students, school administrators, and teachers. The Program Manager is responsible for day-to-day operations and maintaining the relationships with community partners and program participants.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with Consultant and Program Director to oversee and execute implementation and outreach strategy
  • Compile, review and analyze reports for consortium partners and make recommendations based on findings as needed
  • Collaborate with Program Director completing programmatic and grant reports for all Future Bound Miami funders
  • Coordinate and manage consortium meetings and program deliverables with Consultant
  • Participate in weekly check-ins with Program Director and Consultant to ensure streamlined program implementation
  • Maintain strong relationship with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to identify school champions and maintain regular communication with each to better serve the needs of each school
  • Provide trainings to school staff about the program as needed
  • Collaborate with consortium on fund development for infrastructure and program contributions (incentives)
  • Assist with development and management of program contributions
  • Identify community organizations to form coalitions in the community to be advocates of Future Bound Miami and to increase parent engagement
  • Train community organizations that interact with program participants (after-school programs, early childhood, etc.) to speak about the program
  • Maintain all program resources (website, flyers, etc.) to ensure they are adhering to program guidelines and providing a clear message
  • Monitor program contributions and compare to budget to ensure enough funds are available in the account
  • Establish an effective customer service process to document, track, refer, and resolve inquiries and account challenges
  • Other duties as assigned


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
  • Years of experience: 5-8 years of program management experience
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of web-based platforms.
  • Other skills required: Data analytics, self-starter, program design, problem solver, and experience with banking a plus.


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

TO APPLY:

Please visit this link to submit your application.