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Contract Opportunity | Policy Consultant – Youth Justice Campaign, Care, Not Control

View or download full job description here.

SUMMARY

The Village of Arts and Humanities is seeking to contract a Policy Consultant who will develop a policy platform to support the efforts of Care, Not Control, a new campaign to end youth incarceration in Pennsylvania. The Policy Consultant will work alongside youth organizers and The Village, in conjunction with coalition partners to develop policy recommendations in order to achieve campaign objectives and outcomes. Applications are due January 5.

DELIVERABLES

Focus Area: Youth Justice Campaign – Care, Not Control

Work collaboratively with youth leaders and The Village staff in conjunction with a small team of C,NC Coalition members to produce a policy platform with a robust set of policy recommendations that support the implementation of the Care, Not Control demands by March 1, 2020. The project will begin January 11, 2021. 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Core Competencies

  • Ability to work independently
  • An in-depth understanding of the juvenile justice system, prison reform and alternative options to incarceration
  • Strong background in reviewing and writing policy recommendations
  • Experience working with youth who have been impacted by the justice system
  • Attention to detail is a must; ability to exercise discretion
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong and effective verbal communication and presentation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills; experience and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, including staff at all levels

Village Culture-Based Competencies

  • Passion for promoting social and economic justice for hyper-marginalized individuals and communities
  • Strong communication skills and “emotional intelligence”
  • Positive attitude and ability to work in a team
  • Willing to give and take constructive criticism
  • Adept at agile listening
  • Familiar with and capable of using inclusive language, terminology, and behaviors

TO APPLY

Applications due January 5. Please send an email to michaela@villagearts.org with the subject line, “Policy Consultant – Care, Not Control”

Include the following as pdfs:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Preferred Rates (Flat-Rate or Hourly)

Part-Time Opportunity | Campaign Organizer – Youth Justice Campaign, Care, Not Control

View or download the full job description here. 

SUMMARY

The Village of Arts and Humanities is seeking to hire a Campaign Organizer who will drive and further develop the efforts of Care, Not Control, a new campaign to end youth incarceration in Pennsylvania. The Campaign Organizer will work alongside youth organizers and coalition partners to weave together campaign strategies, research, and political education in order to achieve campaign objectives and outcomes. Applications are due January 5. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Focus Area: Youth Justice Campaign – Care, Not Control

Organizing

  • Plan and implement strategies to recruit additional youth leaders and broad base of campaign supporters
  • Facilitate and manage capacity building with/for youth leadership team
  • Facilitate and manage cultural organizing activities with/for youth leadership team
  • Support campaign/coalition partner meetings and trainings
  • Maintain and update CnC campaign plan
  • Support Campaign communication and promotion efforts: this includes working with designers and writers as well as creating drafts of content for emails, social media, and other outreach materials 
  • Lead the planning and management of campaign virtual and in-person actions 
  • Contribute to the development of policy recommendations 
  • Other duties as assigned

Political/Popular Education

  • Develop and maintain political education curriculum for campaigns (for public and/or internal teams)
  • Design, implement, and manage joint political education trainings with local/regional partners (for public and/or internal teams)
  • Build capacity of youth leaders to conduct trainings with political education curriculum

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Core Competencies

  • Ability to work independently
  • An in-depth understanding of the juvenile justice system
  • A minimum of 3-years experience as an Organizer is strongly preferred, including experience leading a team
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google counterparts
  • Attention to detail is a must; ability to exercise discretion
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong and effective verbal communication and presentation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills; experience and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, including staff at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and coalition-build to elevate community priorities into policy changes

Village Culture-Based Competencies

  • Passion for promoting social and economic justice for hyper-marginalized individuals and communities
  • Strong communication skills and “emotional intelligence”
  • Positive attitude and ability to work in a team
  • Willing to give and take constructive criticism
  • Adept at agile listening
  • Familiar with and capable of using inclusive language, terminology, and behaviors

COMPENSATION

Compensation commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY

Applications due January 5. Please send an email to michaela@villagearts.org with the subject line, “Campaign Organizer – Care, Not Control”

Include the following as pdfs:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. Preferred Rates (Flat-Rate or Hourly)

Consultant Position | Controller/CPA

View or download the full job description here.

SUMMARY

The Village is seeking a professional consultant to support organizational month- and year-end close processes and financial reporting functions.

SCOPE OF ENGAGEMENT

  • Prepare monthly financial report package for the Board of Directors including:
    • Current period and year-to-date income statements vs. budget 
    • Statement of financial position 
    • Narrative analysis of the financial statements
    • Supporting Schedules (i.e. Grants Receivables, Temp Restricted, Accounts Receivable) 
  • Monthly calls/meetings to finalize and discuss financial statements with the Executive Director and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors 
  • Prepare monthly bank, investment, and credit card reconciliations 
  • Chart of accounts maintenance and revision, as deemed necessary 
  • Audit coordination and support (including selected auditor requested schedules) 
  • Provide informal recommendations to improve processes 
  • Respond to accounting inquiries as appropriate

TO APPLY

Please send an email to aviva@villagearts.org with the subject line, “Consultant – Controller/CPA”

Include the following as pdfs:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume or Qualifications of Firm
  3. Preferred Rates (Flat-Rate or Hourly)