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Job Announcement, Hacienda CDC, Portland OR
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Job Announcement from Hacienda CDC, Portland Oregon
I'm pleased to announce the job opening for a Community Economic Development Director, an exciting senior level position to work on our ambitious anti-poverty CED program that integrates workforce development, asset building and wealth creation into our housing and community building mission to benefit low income immigrant and refugee communities.
Please share this opportunity with whom you know would be interested in applying and help us spread the word through your networks to recruit the best candidate that fits the bill.
Pietro R. Ferrari
Hacienda Community Development Corp.
5136 NE 42nd. Ave.
Portland, OR 97218
Housing * Community * Economic Development
Hacienda CDC – CED Director
JOB OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT:
COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Title: Community Economic Development Director
Open Date: February 16, 2010
End Date: March 15, 2010
Approx. Annual Salary: $55K -60K
The Organization: Hacienda CDC is an Oregon not-for-profit community based
organization dedicated to improve the living conditions of low income Latinos and
others through dignified affordable housing, homeownership, intergenerational
education, healthy living, asset building and economic advancement.
The Community Economic Development Program stems from a
multidisciplinary approach to asset and skill building opportunities for low-income
adults residing at Haciendaʼs housing and surrounding neighborhoods. The
program contains four pillars encompassing microenterprise development,
bilingual literacy, adult education, workforce skill building, and commercial green
real estate development. Two of the four initiatives have been well developed,
including our award winning MicroMercantes food vending initiative, while the
latter two are in the formation stages. The Director of CED will work toward
developing the CED program by consolidating and expanding from the success
of current initiatives and innovating new business lines and program elements
that further increase the organizationʼs capacity, impact and visibility in the field.
Position Description: The CED Director is responsible for leading Hacienda's
anti-poverty efforts by integrating holistic strategies that promote wealth creation,
asset building, and skill building of our low-income constituents into our housing
and community development work. The employee will work with and support
existing staff to assess and carry out various projects that strategically position
Hacienda as the premier Latino organization in the service area.
This is a two-year limited-term grant-funded position with potential for continued
employment depending on the ability of the CED Director to generate additional
funding for the program.
• Establish, lead and manage the full scope of the Community Economic
Development program for Hacienda CDC, including staffing, business plan,
program design, implementation, and evaluation in alignment with the mission
and organizational goals
Hacienda CDC – CED Director Position 2
• Secure multi-year grant funding from federal, state and private sectors
• Research, design and develop people-based and placed-based strategies
and best practices that promote upward mobility of low income beneficiaries,
including asset and skill building, wealth creation and vocational training
• Increase current levels of participation and outreach for high impact outcomes
• Develop strong, positive relationships with stakeholders, funders, networks,
organizations, and businesses in relevant sectors to increase visibility,
connectedness and advocacy
• Supervise, support and guide program staff ensuring their workplan goals and
program activities are met with high efficiency and cost effectiveness
• Achieve designation from the U.S. Department of Treasury as a federally
certified CDFI for micro lending and technical assistance, if warranted
• Graduate degree in business, micro-enterprise development, community
economic development, education or other related field. Additional
professional experience may substitute for an advanced degree
• At least 5 years of director-level program management experience, including
small business management, economic development, microenterprise,
workforce development, bilingual/bicultural adult education and instruction
• Proven track record of raising and securing private and public funding
• Outstanding verbal and written bilingual English-Spanish communication skill
• Strong planning and financial analytical and budget management skills
• Experience managing multi-disciplinary projects, balancing strategic and
• Demonstrated experience, commitment to the success of, and aptitude to
work with grassroots Latino and other diverse communities
• Ability to inspire, work with, mentor, and lead staff on multiple team-driven
projects, including external partnerships and volunteers
• Excellent people skills and collaborative personal style to cultivate and lead
work with external partners to maximize leveraging resources and services
Competitive nonprofit salary ranging from $55K to $60K per year, based on
experience, plus a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, and
life insurance, optional retirement plan, paid vacations and sick leave, and
professional training opportunities.
Completed application packets must include:
• Cover Letter
• Narrative responses to questionnaire provided herein
• Writing sample or publication (optional)
All completed applications for this position must be in the possession of the
Executive Director no later than 4:30 pm, Monday March 15, 2010.
Hacienda CDC – CED Director Position 3
Mailing Address: Email to: email@example.com
c/o Pietro Ferrari Executive Director
5136 NE 42nd. Ave., Portland, OR 97218
Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of
Hacienda CDC is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are
encouraged to apply.
Please respond to the following questions that specifically illustrate your
knowledge, experience and creativity relevant to the position. Please limit your
responses to no more than 5 pages. Optional: You may also provide other
writing samples or publications as addendum to the job application.
1. Historically low-income minority and immigrant communities have faced
multiple barriers to succeed in their adoptive country. Based on your
understanding of the issues, knowledge in the field and professional
experiences what strategies and processes would you employ to help
them better integrate into society, work and life here in Oregon?
2. Please describe your vision for creating an integrated Community
Economic Development program for Hacienda CDC that intersects with
other aspects of our mission, including placed-based initiatives (housing
and commercial development) versus people-based community building
initiatives (youth/adult formation, leadership and civic engagement.
3. Latinos comprise the majority of Haciendaʼs constituents. Please describe
your knowledge of the issues, challenges and opportunities faced by
Oregonʼs Latino community.
4. Please describe your experience working, teaching, coaching and
positively influencing diverse low income beneficiaries with low literacy
levels. Provide specific examples how you effectively communicated
complex topics and issues in a bilingual and culturally specific manner.