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Resourceful Communities Program, Associate Directo

Company: The Conservation Fund
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: July 31, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description TITLE: Associate DirectorLINE OF BUSINESS/DIVISION: Conservation Services/Resourceful Communities ProgramFLSA STATUS: ExemptREPORTS TO: Program DirectorNUMBER OF POSITIONS REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: approximately 5 (Operations Director, Faith and Food Coordinators, Healthy Communities/Healthy Economies Coordinators, and occasional Interns/Consultants)LOCATION: Chapel Hill, NC office THE CONSERVATION FUNDThe Conservation Fund ("TCF" or the "Fund") is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the dual mission of protecting America's most important land, water, and natural resources while also supporting economic growth in communities. Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, we have worked in all 50 states to protect over 8.5 million acres of land since 1985. To learn more about TCF, visit Established in 1991, TCF's Resourceful Communities (RC) program works with economically-/socially-distressed rural communities, particularly BIPOC communities, to strengthen capacity to achieve locally-driven solutions to community challenges. We support a network of 500 grassroots and community organizations through direct technical assistance, networking and financial support. Our balanced 'triple bottom line' approach generates economic, environmental and social justice benefits. Visit to learn more. Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required. POSITION SUMMARYThis position includes program management and oversight of RCP's day-to-day operations in North Carolina, including, but not limited to, staff supervision, service delivery, small grant oversight, cultivation of resources, elevation of program profile, and other activities as assigned. RESPONSIBLITIES & SCOPE To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Program Management and Delivery. Management of day-to-day operations, program design/development, including, but not limited to:

  • Project Management. Oversee two primary initiatives: Faith and Food, which engages rural churches, especially rural United Methodist churches, in local food economies, more effective use of church resources, and authentic community partnerships; and Healthy Communities, Healthy Economies, a western NC-focused initiative to address social determinants of health, particularly healthy local food access, economic development, and outdoor engagement. Project management includes supervision of four program staff; oversight of funder deliverables/ reporting; coordination of network activities, including opportunities to grow RCP network of community and resource partners and capacity building.
  • CNEF Grants Program. Collaboratively supervise and coordinate small grant activities with Program Director, including partner capacity building, grant review and decision-making, evaluation and reporting to funders on results, outreach and utilization of funds; supervision of Operation Director who manages grants administration (scheduling; documentation including grant agreements, payments; internal/external communication). Leadership/Cultivation of Program Resources and Partnerships. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Perform required reporting/ funding renewals for existing supporters and provide documentation to TCF Development, Finance and Legal.
    • Research/identify prospective funders; perform outreach/cultivation, proposal development, evaluation, reporting, and on-going communication with existing and potential funders.
    • Identify and cultivate key partnerships at local/state/national levels, including resource groups that might support network participants/program mission, professional development, etc.
    • Co-develop program and project budgets, including oversight of project budgets and quarterly cash flow review, with Program Director.
    • Elevate program profile by representing TCF and RCP at public events, conferences, classes, etc. to promote unique triple bottom line approaches, opportunities to advance partnerships, etc.
    • Along with leadership team, coordinate and oversee RCP Advisory Board meetings and relationships, including rotating facilitation assignments. Human Resource Management.
      • Coordinate and develop assignments for -5 staff, professional consultants and interns involved in program service delivery in North Carolina, including special initiatives, demonstration projects, training programs, technical assistance provision, program evaluation, and related RCP efforts tied to mission/funding deliverables.
      • With leadership team, recruit, interview, hire, train and supervise North Carolina RCP program staff and occasional interns/consultants as appropriate.
      • Ensure that new hires/supervisees receive orientation and adequate professional development opportunities to perform assigned duties.
      • Supervise -5 staff and occasional interns/consultants, providing direction and performance assessments.
      • Provide guidance to program staff as needed on talking points, materials and messaging goals. General. Provide professional services and general staff support to advance The Conservation Fund's work in North Carolina, including but not limited to:
        • Participate in national, regional and program work groups and ad hoc committees as assigned.
        • Prepare time sheets, expense reports and perform other administrative duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
          • Two to five years of experience managing programs/projects, including staff supervision, meeting grant deliverables, maintaining relationships with funders, messaging, and tracking program impacts.
          • Understanding of, and experience with, issues affecting limited-resource and rural communities and communities of color, including economic development, social justice, environmental issues and limited access to resources and opportunities.
          • Strong oral and written communication skills.
          • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders (of varied class, race, age, ethnicity, etc.).
          • Ability to multi-task and demonstrate flexibility in adapting plans and approaches.
          • Knowledge of capacity building topics, including project management and evaluation, partnership building/collaboration and other community-centered skillsets.
          • Basic Microsoft Office proficiency and ability to utilize virtual presentation platforms.
          • Commitment to the Fund's mission. PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
            • Bachelor's degree in related field.
            • Knowledge of popular education, adult learning and experiential training techniques.
            • Familiarity with resources in North Carolina that support effective programming in rural communities, including funding, training and curriculum. PHYSICAL DEMANDS
              • Ability to lift up to ten pounds.
              • Ability to drive to and perform non-rigorous site visits in rural NC, including travel to and from remote locations. WORK ENVIRONMENT
                • Local travel by car required (average 0-2 trips per week within a 200-mile radius).
                • Occasional evening/weekend work required.
                • Work is primarily performed in an office setting, with some outdoor field visits (in varied settings and weather) required. COMPENSATION and BENEFITSThis position offers a competitive salary, opportunities to earn performance-based bonus compensation and a highly competitive package of benefits including employer contributions for health care, paid holidays, vacation and personal/sick leave, retirement plan and more. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice. To learn more about The Conservation Fund, visit The Conservation Fund, a nonprofit corporation, is an Equal Opportunity Employer that fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave status, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression. The Fund prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Keywords: The Conservation Fund, Chapel Hill , Resourceful Communities Program, Associate Directo, Other , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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