Essential Functions: Job Purpose:Provides strategic, operational, and financial leadership for the Detroit Equity Action Lab. The Detroit Equity Action Lab brings organizations together through facilitated discussions, workshops and projects to learn about and test methods of addressing racial equity. Develops, implements, executes and oversees programs, activities and plans. Reports to Director, Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. This is a grant funded position.Essential Duties:Manages the program's budget and maintains transparency of the program's income and expenses for Wayne State Law and Wayne State University as well as the Faculty and External Advisory Boards. Expands the program's content and finances. In collaboration with the Law School and University development officers, leads fundraising efforts for the program. Manages the Detroit Equity Action Lab annual expenditure budget. Develops revenue and expense projections, approves expenditures for the program and monitors transactions for compliance with university policies and procedures.Develops programs targeted to network growth and issue-based impact and ensures that all programs operate consistently and ethically within the Law School's, Wayne State University's and the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights' mission, vision and values.Provides overall leadership and direction to staff. Sets expectations & focus, assigns duties, delegates responsibilities, evaluates activities, prepares performance appraisals & professional development plans. Provides coaching, mentoring and teaching. Manages the administrative process for assigned staff including hiring, promotions, terminations, disciplinary procedures, and and salary adjustments. Provides ongoing performance feedback, goal setting, and development plans for staff. Plans for future staffing needs. Provides timely communications to staff.Serves as representative of the Detroit Equity Action Lab by interacting with donors, internal and external advisory boards, and community leaders. Maintains strong working relationships with the Director of the Keith Center, Wayne State Law School Dean, faculty and students to facilitate meaningful involvement in the work of the program, including establishing and maintaining intern and fellowship programs. Works with the leadership of the Keith Center, Wayne State University, Wayne State Law School, and the Faculty and Advisory Boards to meet the Program's goals. Conducts statistical and qualitative analysis of program's outcomes and performance; identifies areas of opportunities and recommends solutions.Perform related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education:Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business, public administration or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Advanced degree (JD, MBA, MA) preferred.Experience:Seven years progressive experience in managing projects or social programs required. Experience in urban, nonprofit sector preferred. Experience in budgeting and financial management required. Experience in a leadership role required.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Excellent problem solving skills with good judgment, high ethical standards, and common sense. Ability to collaborate, work inclusively, and motivate others. Ability to manage and grow an efficient and effective organization. Clear and strategic thinker with the ability to communicate simply and clearly. Transparent in fiscal matters and in reporting progress toward goals. Ability to delegate work, set clear direction and manage workflow. Strong mentoring and coaching skills. Ability to train, develop, assess and offer feedback to staff members. Ability to foster teamwork among staff members. Strong organizational skills and organizational experience, including program development, communications, marketing and fundraising, required. Ability to liaison with multiple groups and individuals, carry out complex scheduling required. Able to set priorities, monitor progress toward goals, and drive strategies to move organization forward. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work successfully with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff, and outside parties. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills including strong public speaking ability. Capable of keeping multiple parties informed of Center's decision making and activities.Knowledge of the legislative process and role of oversight strongly preferred.Ability to develop and execute short and long term strategies and goals. Demonstrated capabilities managing longer-term projects, multiple priorities and timelines to meet organizational objectives. Understands mission and strategic objectives of the Keith Center, law school and the University to ensure solution alignment. Performance-driven, proactive, results-oriented; comfortable and flexible with changing priorities, high levels of ambiguity and non-routine issues; comfortable actively seeking out input and partnering with individuals and groups of all levels. Familiarity with budget process and ability to prepare standard financial statements, reports and analyses.Ability to plan, develop, and implement fundraising strategies. Familiar with policies and procedures for comprehensive campaigns. Understanding of and experience working in the field of racial equity. Familiarity and competence in implementing programs addressing structural racism and anti-blackness. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multi-racial coalitions.Ability to work in a fast-paced, student-focused environment that often requires the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities.
Internal Number: 76_208170
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.