Join our team! Help manage our Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Program
The TRHT Program Manager works directly with partners and allies to generate effective strategies and develop a grant-making portfolio, consistent with FFL’s mission and purpose.
Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Program Manager
Reports to: Vice President of Programs and Special Initiatives (VPPSI)
This position is responsible for providing effective and inspiring guidance for the development and implementation of the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation framework in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. S/he will provide leadership in the development of TRHT programming and the engagement of community residents, partner organizations and stakeholders. The TRHT Program Manager works directly with partners and allies to generate effective strategies and develop a grant-making portfolio, consistent with FFL’s mission and purpose. The TRHT Manager will be supported by a multi-sector leadership Advisory Committee representative of the local community partners as well as the FFL staff team. The TRHT Manager will also work with FFL senior staff on fund development and communications strategies and is expected to lead the implementation of the TRHT project plan. Please refer to Attachments A and B for information about FFL and the TRHT framework.
The best candidate will demonstrate a strong ability to:
• leverage strengths that bring assets to the TRHT framework;
• build capacity within FFL and the community;
• take advantage of new opportunities and relationships to advance the work;
• address organizational challenges with a solutions-oriented attitude. Specifically, the TRHT Manager will:
1. Plan, coordinate and schedule one-on-one, small group, and larger meetings of the Advisory Committee members and other stakeholders to further refine the TRHT implementation plan.
2. Lead strategic development of TRHT initiatives, working closely with partners and allies, to meet the program’s goals.
3. Develop an annual work plan that includes programmatic and operational elements, in accordance with FFL’s policies and procedures, working closely with Advisory Committee members and other stakeholders.
4. Work with FFL’s communications team and Senior staff to develop and implement a communications practice to keep all TRHT stakeholders and partners informed of TRHT framework implementation and evolution.
5. Disseminate relevant information, analysis, and communications tools to FFL partners and allies.
6. Network and outreach to local, regional and national actors to seek their collaboration in support of program and objectives
7. Engage policy makers, advocates and practitioners on issues relevant to program objectives.
8. Manage the TRHT budget and work with Senior staff and the TRHT Advisory Committee in making investment decisions that help advance the foundation’s goals.
9. In conjunction with staff and the Advisory Committee, oversee the community engagement process for both the development and programming aspects of the TRHT framework implementation and creating communities of healing in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
10. The TRHT Manager will also work with FFL’s fund development team and consultants to identify funding opportunities to support the growth of the TRHT endowment.
11. Perform other duties that help advance the strategic goals of the organization and are aligned with the TRHT framework.
Responsibility Loading: Approximate responsibility loading will be:
• 40% TRHT New Orleans
• 40% TRHT Baton Rouge
• 10% communications
• 10% fund development
Skills and Competencies:
• Experience in community engagement; organizing; managing large teams;
• 2-5 years in project management, program design and implementation
• 1-3 years of experience supervising large teams of staff, consultants and/or volunteers
• Prior supervision of an advocacy campaign;
• Experience working with advisory committees
• Bachelors’ Degree preferred (Women and Gender Studies, Critical Race Relations, International Development, Ethnic Studies, or other related fields)
• Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure
• High level of organization and attention to details
• Experience writing grant proposals and developing fundraising campaigns
• Team player; work well with groups and independently
To Apply: Please send your resume and qualifications, along with a cover letter and salary history to Foundation for Louisiana, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please. Individuals fluent in Spanish and/or Vietnamese are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 19th, 2017. For more information about Foundation for Louisiana visit our website at www.foundationforlouisiana.org.
About the Foundation for Louisiana:
Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) invests in people and practices that work to reduce vulnerability and build stronger, more sustainable communities statewide. FFL dedicates its resources to the support of strategically aligned activities in the areas of equitable community economic development and equitable public policy, which it recognizes are effective pathways to achieving its goal of increasing economic opportunity in vulnerable communities.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT POLICY
Foundation for Louisiana follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, criminal justice background and marital status.
This policy also applies to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, outside vendors, members and customers, service clients, use of contractors and consultants, grantees, board members and dealings with the general public.
CORE VALUES AND BELIEFS
The board and staff of the Foundation for Louisiana are guided by a set of core values and beliefs:
• Increased access to resources and opportunity strengthens vulnerable communities and improves qualify of life for all residents.
• The grassroots wisdom of Louisiana residents is one of our most valuable resources.
• Growing economic opportunity spurs innovation and creates shared prosperity.
• Individuals and families have the right to maintain their dignity amidst disaster.
• Achieving equity and inclusion for all Louisianans requires effective public policy and systemic change.
• Given appropriate resources and support, communities are able to solve their own problems and chart their own futures.
• Transparency and accountability are cornerstones of integrity and institutional success.
• Collaboration and continuous learning improves the reach and quality of our work.
• A diverse board and staff, representative of the diversity of our state, provide the best leadership for the Foundation.
For more information about Foundation for Louisiana visit our website at www.foundationforlouisiana.org.
About the TRHT Process:
The WK Kellogg Foundation has launched a national effort to engage communities across the United States in racial healing and change efforts via a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (“TRHT”) process and related activities. The goal of the TRHT process is to unearth and jettison the deeply embedded belief in a hierarchy of human value (a social construct valuing one individual over another based on skin color, physical or other superficial characteristics) that sustains racism, to recognize the history and continued trauma resulting from that belief and to create solutions that will sustain healing and structural change. As in other truth efforts, the goal is to reveal the unseen, to unearth the deeply embedded and hidden, and to leverage the released energy and creativity to foster new ways of relating as human beings with the full recognition of our individual, community and collective strengths, vulnerabilities and, most significantly, resilience. The TRHT process will follow the TRHT framework being developed by WKKF (the “Framework”). A
high-level outline of the Framework is shown on Attachment B.
In 2017, FFL was selected by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to participate in the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation process to create communities where racial healing occurs in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The TRHT Manager will lead FFL’s effort to launch the TRHT process in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.