Director for the Center for Transformative Actions
Location: Oakland, California
Internal Number: 4529236
Director for the Center for Transformative Actions
About the Opportunity
CENTER FOR TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION MISSION
The Center for Transformative Action brings together students, business and nonprofit leaders, policymakers, and other community advocates to strategize, collaborate and build effective organizations and models to create economic opportunity, environmental justice, and social equity.
We provide thought leadership and link our constituents to support services, education, and advocacy initiatives in the pursuit of lasting, vibrant change in our communities and society. As an amplifier, convener, and partner for organizations and people that are actualizing social justice and equity, the CTA hosts events throughout the school year with our flagship annual conference being the marquee gathering.
Belonging - nurturing environments where everyone's experiences, cultures, and identities are seen, held, heard, and celebrated.
Equity - correcting systemic disparities, allowing everyone to receive the resources they uniquely need to succeed, commitment to antiracism.
Opportunity - building strong pathways to prosperity and lives filled with purpose and meaning.
Courage - modeling leadership that calls us into our power and creativity to respond to the greatest challenges of our time (even when pressing through fear)
Joy - celebrating the beauty of our shared humanity and our hope for a sustainable future; and inspiring people to do the work!
The Center for Transformative Action (the Center) at Mills College brings together students, thought and business leaders, policy makers, and others to share ideas for building profitable, sustainable organizations and effective nonprofits to address social, environmental, and policy problems. The Director leads and manages the activities of the Center, including event planning and coordination, fundraising and revenue generation, budget management, external relations and partnerships, supervising student workers and other duties as assigned.
The Director works closely with the Community to Community (C2C) Impact Accelerator on implementing summer youth programming, organizing mission aligned convenings, and extracurricular programming for the students.
The Director actively promotes the Center to various stakeholders and audiences including potential partners, funders, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit companies, as well as prospective students and the general public.
The Director updates Lokey Dean and key stakeholders on Center activities and initiatives on a regular basis and provides recruiting support for current and prospective students interested in Center activities.
Essential Job Functions Strategy Formulation:
Works with the Dean and other stakeholders to formulate Center strategy and identify relevant opportunities.
Budgeting and Operations:
Manages day to day operations of the Center;
Develops new sources of revenue for the Center;
Aid with implementation of C2C initiatives, helps to promote C2C activities to the Oakland campus community;
Submits proposals for student positions;
Provides recruitment, training, and supervision of student workers consistent with Northeastern University's hiring practices;
Provides tracking of Center activities including budgeting and impact measurement (number of student hours, value of contracts, etc.).
Visibility and Communications:
Provides leadership and external outreach for the Center;
Manages external communications of the Center including social media profile;
Participates in events that help increase internal and external visibility of the Center;
Manages annual conference and post conference communication (including conference survey);
Crafts Center communications to update various stakeholders including students (e.g., though Updates), partners, and donors;
Engages in relationship building for the Center and documentation of Center; partnerships as well as collaborates with other college offices to formalize and manage such partnerships;
Manages and promotes Center events including annual conference;
Represents the Center in appropriate student and alumni events as needed;
Helps admissions utilize the Center in recruiting efforts, e.g., talk about extracurricular activities at Admitted Student Events, invite students from Bay Area schools to attend various events (e.g., Pitch competitions, etc.);
Aids the school/college in partnership building (talk to potential partners about the role of the Center);
Provides regular reporting on outcomes of Center activities (including department head reports, annual report, and reports for individual sponsors).
Leads and documents annual conference fundraising efforts with foundations and private donors;
Maintains and shares database of Center contacts and potential donors with Lokey Dean and the Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA);
Collaborates with OIA and the External Grants and Gifts team to secure, manage and report on donor and grant support.
Additional Responsibilities and Other Details:
Performs other duties necessary for the management and promotion of the Center as assigned.
If academically qualified, teaches up to two courses per year for extra pay if there is a need as specified by the College Dean.
Requirements and Preferred Qualifications: Graduate degree required; Ph.D. preferred. Previous history with organizing convenings, event fundraising, and public speaking. Experience with hiring and managing student workers is a plus. A record of accomplishment working with diverse audiences and stakeholders is desirable. Strong preference for applicants with ties to Mills College at Northeastern University and the broader Oakland community.
Northeastern University is an EEO/AA Educational Institution Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Northeastern is an E-Verify Employer.
The expected hiring range for this position is $$73,535 to $93,755 based on the position's responsibilities and scope.
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.