Jamaica, Queens, New York
Queens Public Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Our mission is to transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities. Queens Public Library welcomes innovators and leaders to contribute to a long history and dynamic future of serving the most diverse county in the United States. Queens Public Library is a private, non-profit corporation with 1,700 employees serving 66 locations.
Queens Public Library Foundation is a separate non-profit organization which serves as the fundraising arm of Queens Public Library. Its mission is to raise funds to support the programs, services, and resources offered by Queens Public Library.
The Executive Director of the Queens Public Library Foundation is responsible for leading the development and implementation of robust and diverse fundraising and development strategies and initiatives to support and enhance Queens Public Library’s program and service priorities and strategic goals.
Reporting to the Chief of Staff, working closely with the President/CEO, and serving as a critical member of the organization’s leadership team, this individual is responsible for securing and expanding funding for the Library from individuals, corporations, and foundations and for leading the planning and execution of prospecting and cultivation events and special campaigns.
The Executive Director will create and implement the organizational structure and comprehensive strategic plan for strengthening the Foundation’s fundraising capacity. This individual will develop key external relationships and alliances to build the Library’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. They will work collaboratively with key Library staff across the organization to identify funding interests and needs and secure individual and philanthropic support for existing and new initiatives.
The Executive Director is the primary liaison to the Foundation’s Board of Directors, supporting their role as thoughtful advisors and active fundraisers, and securing new Board members who will bring expertise and increased resources to the Library.
Leads efforts to ensure the stability and growth of critical revenue streams from individual, major gift, planned giving, special event, corporate, and foundation sources.
Cultivates, solicits, and engages donors at all levels, including individual and institutional funders.
Assumes high visibility as a fundraising spokesperson for the organization.
Partners with the President/CEO to ensure his effectiveness as chief spokesperson and fundraiser for Queens Public Library.
Leads the development of an effective ladder for donors to participate in Queens Public Library giving.
Leads staff in the cultivation of deeper ties to donors and identification of untapped opportunities for support.
Oversees and manages the identification, solicitation, and stewardship of existing and prospective major gift donors, including individuals and corporations.
Ensures comprehensive, timely, and innovative stewardship of all gifts.
Helps plan and execute prospecting and cultivation events.
Collaborates with key staff across the organization to identify current and new fundraising interests and ensure that funds raised align with Queens Public Library priorities.
Oversees development and execution of compelling and timely proposals for unrestricted funding as well as for designated projects and programs.
Leads and oversees grants management, compliance, and reporting requirements.
Institutes best practices for managing prospects and donors and ensure top-notch customer service.
Upholds and communicates our shared responsibility for ethical fundraising and development practices, donor confidentiality, and security of donor records.
Oversees research of funding sources and trends.
Optimizes systems and processes to support fundraising goals.
Integrates direct mail and online giving with individual and major giving strategies.
Monitors all donor information, provide and present analyses to Board and senior leaders.
Monitors and reports regularly on the progress of the development program.
Analyzes progress against plans, monitor expenses and cost-per-dollar raised.
Effectively manages and organizes the department’s day-to-day operations and budgets.
Performs other duties as required.
Actively works with Chief of Staff and leadership team to develop and implement a comprehensive vision and development strategy in support of Queens Public Library’s program and services priorities and goals.
Evaluates the Foundation’s strengths, weaknesses, structure and staffing and develop and implement systematic short-term and long-range plans to increase giving.
Assesses the cost-effectiveness of development strategies to ensure short- and long-term viability.
Tracks and reports the progress of strategic initiatives and seek ways to improve, update, redesign, streamline and otherwise improve Queens Public Library Foundation and its effectiveness.
Advises on new initiatives.
Board of Directors Relations and Development
Identifies and stewards new Board member prospects.
Manages relations and support for Board of Directors of the Foundation, including providing them with timely reports and scheduling and organizing quarterly Board meetings.
Engages the Board in a rigorous and thoughtful approach to increasing fundraising capacity and results and inspire them to action.
Builds constructive working relationships with and provide support to Board members in the effective identification, cultivation and solicitation of their portfolios of prospective major donors.
Identifies, develops, and nurtures growth of the Foundation team and its capacity.
Develops a high-quality team that is well prepared to meet the ongoing challenges of a world-class institution.
Ensures that team members work in an environment of mutual respect, collaboration, excellence, and innovation and have responsibility and ownership for results.
Develops clear processes and strong communication and collaboration with colleagues across the organization to build funding opportunities and serve Library priorities and objectives.
Serves as a key member of the organization’s leadership team.
The schedule for this position may include evenings and weekends.
Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred.
Ten years or more of experience in fundraising/development managing a range of philanthropy functions and at least five years of experience supervising professional staff required.
The ideal candidate will be a highly competent, dynamic, and forward-thinking leader with a deep appreciation for the mission of Queens Public Library and a passion for fundraising.
They will have unquestionable integrity, sound judgment, and a sophisticated knowledge of New York City, national philanthropic and/or the business community.
Will have a track record of success in fundraising across all areas of development, including major and planned giving, foundation and corporate fundraising, prospecting, stewardship, and event planning.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and experience managing a team to achieve aggressive goals are also essential.
Must be exceptionally polished, professional, and articulate and have the intellectual depth and interpersonal skills to work comfortably and effectively with the President/CEO, Chief of Staff, Board of Directors, colleagues, diverse stakeholders, corporate executives and donors at all levels.
The ideal candidate will also have strong organizational, implementation, and management skills. Must possess exceptional attention to details and the ability to work creatively and strategically.
They should have knowledge of financial controls, gift acceptance, gift accounting, information systems, and grant making.
Must have the ability to build and motivate a cohesive, high-performing staff and to develop and nurture their skills.
A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with varied internal and external constituencies is critical.
Must have the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
What we offer: Excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package including generous vacation/sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, defined benefit pension, 403B, deferred compensation and more. Opportunities to pursue continuing education and professional credentials are available.
TO APPLY: Please send a resume and cover letter to Execsearch@queenslibrary.org and reference “Executive Director, Queens Public Library Foundation - External” in the subject line.
Queens Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Oregon Health Authority
Director of Human Resources – Oregon Health Authority
Monthly Salary Range: $7,814 - $12,087
The Oregon Health Authority has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR to join an excellent team working to ensure all people and communities can achieve optimum physical, mental, and social well-being through partnerships, prevention, and access to quality, affordable health care. What you will do!
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is one of the state’s largest and most dynamic agencies. As the OHA Human Resources (HR) Director, you will lead a team of 55 human resources professionals who serve OHA’s more than 4400 employees and with an annual departmental budget of approximately $8 million. You will partner with agency leaders and external partners and stakeholders to fulfill the OHA vision of a healthy Oregon and strategic goal of eliminating health inequity by 2030. You will lead initiatives for critical agency-wide organizational advancement efforts which include employee engagement, employee relations, labor relations, classification and compensation, recruitment and hiring, OFLA/FMLA, and training and development.
This position is integral to improving workforce equity and inclusion outcomes connected to the OHA strategic plan, the agency’s affirmative action plan, performance system and health equity definition that ultimately support the health and access to services of and by the people of Oregon, many of whom originate from racially, ethnically, culturally, linguistically, gender- and ability- diverse communities. It is critical that the incumbent hold experience in and can demonstrate understanding of the HR Director role in leading and partnering to operationalize these strategic efforts that address systemic inequities that persist both within the agency and throughout Oregon.
What's in it for you?
Lead a dynamic team of HR professionals
Rewarding work in a fast-paced creative environment
Colleagues who are passionate about public service and operationalizing the agency’s core value and definition of health equity
Partner with internal and external stakeholders on initiatives that advance workforce equity and inclusion goals and outcomes
Paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays
Full medical, vision and dental plus competitive pension and retirement plans
What we are looking for:
Six years of progressive management experience in a public or private organization related to which included responsibility for each of the following: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation
Demonstrated experience working across a large organization’s various divisions/departments in partnership and collaboration to advance agency goals along with division/department priorities
Demonstrated experience inspiring and developing diverse teams to foster high quality performance, staff engagement and inclusion efforts and equitable professional development
Experience representing a large organization at an enterprise level, with demonstrated successes in achieving results, stewarding trust and relationships with internal and external partners
Proven facilitation skills with diverse groups and the ability to translate complex issues and ideas into language that is easily understood
Experience developing and collaborating on workforce equity and inclusion initiatives, eliminating health inequities and collaborating with teams and external partners from racially, ethnically, culturally, linguistically, gender- and ability- diverse communities
Possess cultural responsiveness skills and hold an ongoing commitment to professional development on topics of anti-racism, social determinants of health and equity, universal accessibility, community engagement and diversity and inclusion
Hold experience developing, implementing policies and programs that advance workforce equity and inclusion and eliminate health inequities
Ability to shape, lead and partner on strategic agendas, inclusive of strategic visioning, data synthesis, and high-profile communications
The strongest candidates will have the following attributes:
Innovative approach to problem solving and stewarding internal and external partnerships
Ability to communicate across a variety of forms including strong written and oral communications. Oral and written cross-cultural communications skills and experience
Experience advancing state-level policies and strategic initiatives that advance workforce equity and eliminate disparate outcomes
Demonstrated ability to build and steward positive relationships with diverse teams and groups internal to the organization and external partners representing communities of color, immigrant groups, the disability community, and other communities most impacted by hiring/recruitment/advancement/retention inequities
Demonstration of understanding and applying principles related to equity, addressing systemic health inequities and collaborating with diverse population groups that are most impacted by inequities
Demonstration of effective delivery of culturally responsive and inclusive policies, practices and services, including evidence of ongoing personal development around equity, anti-racism, unconscious bias, the ADA and universal access, diversity and inclusion
How to apply:
Complete the application at oregonjobs.org using requisition number REQ-52416
Upload a resume that specifies how your knowledge, skills, and experience (lived, learned and professional) qualify you for this position
Upload a cover letter that specifies how your knowledge, skills, and experience (lived, learned and professional) qualify you for this position. (2 pages maximum, please)
Monterey County Sheriff's Department
1414 Natividad Rd., Salinas, CA 93906
FINAL FILING DATE: Thursday, September 17, 2020 Exam #20/80I17/08LA
The Sheriff 's Office is comprised of the Administration, Corrections and Enforcement Operation Bureaus. The Sheriff’s Office delivers public safety to the residents of Monterey County by providing 24-hour uniformed patrol, investigations, custody services, court security, and law enforcement support.
The Sr. Sheriff’s Records Specialist works in the Administration Operations Bureau-Records Division. The Records Division supports all bureaus of the Sheriff's Office including local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in Monterey County on a 24/7 basis. The Sr. Sheriff’s Records Specialist leads and provides on the job training to Records Specialist I/II through instruction, direction and guidance on complex systems and assignments.
The ideal candidate will be flexible, adaptable, have strong customer service skills and able to communicate effectively. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to lead, train staff and get along with others and be a team player.
The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill current and future vacancies as they arise.
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
Will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Thorough knowledge of: Functions and activities of a law enforcement agency; Recordkeeping and accounting methods and procedures; Criminal justice procedures, functions and relationships of the criminal justice system, courts, and law enforcement agencies; Professional code languages used in law enforcement; Standard and legal requirements on confidentiality and privacy; Correct English usage, grammar, and rules of punctuation and spelling; Specialized automated and manual criminal justice systems and subsystems; departmental operations, procedures and regulations; and criminal justice systems.
Working knowledge of: Principles and legal requirements of law enforcement records management, preparation, processing, indexing, retention, disposition, storage, and release.
Some knowledge of: Principles and methods of supervision and training.
Skill and Ability to: Work in a law enforcement environment; Understand, interpret, and apply departmental policies, procedures, rules, laws, regulations, ordinances, functions, and processes applicable to the management of local, State and national law enforcement records; Perform a variety of detailed clerical work accurately that involves independent judgment with minimal supervision; and make decisions in procedural matters without immediate supervision; Handle stressful situations with the public and cope with a variety of individuals who may be hostile, aggressive, irate, uncooperative, and/or emotionally disturbed; Maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers, members of the public and others contacted through the course of work; respond in a positive manner to supervision and direction; and attend and perform duties on a regular, reliable and consistent basis; Communicate effectively orally and in writing, including skill to prepare reports; Use a variety of office equipment such as computer terminals, telephones, cash registers, fax machines, tele copiers or printers; Accurately enter and retrieve information into and from a computer system; Assume responsibility for a major clerical function to include the resolution of problems; Input, update, retrieve, store, purge information, and release data; identify vital information quickly and accurately, utilizing multiple automated and manual law enforcement data and filing systems; Enter, modify, and retrieve data into local, state, and national databases; Read and process various legal documents such as court orders, booking documents, arrest records, incident records, files, and cases to identify information; Use discretion and sound judgment in the handling of restricted or sensitive and confidential information ensuring the security and confidentiality of restricted information; Assist in training as needed; give direction and guidance on specific assignments; and review and correct errors of others; Provide lead supervision and perform the most complex specialized Sheriff’s Records duties, and/or perform an advanced specialized independent program function in support of the records function; Lead staff and activities of the Sheriff’s records function, including interpreting department policies, procedures, statutes and other authorities; Communicate effectively orally and in writing, write procedures and training programs, and motivate and train employees; Exercise independent judgment and work with a minimum of supervision.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Assists the Sheriff’s Records Supervisor in day-to-day supervision, timely completion of tasks, review of staffing levels and problems with other shifts.
Trains staff to access and use automated and manual criminal justice information systems and subsystems and evaluates performance for supervisors.
Audits information for accuracy and completeness and edits according to rules and regulations.
EXAMPLES OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/TRAINING:
Examples of ways to acquire the required knowledge and skills are:
Two years of progressively responsible clerical experience of which one year was performing duties equivalent to the Monterey County class of Sheriff’s Records Specialist II.
Conditions of employment include, but are not limited to: Successfully pass a thorough background investigation which includes a polygraph examination or voice stress analysis; Work flexible hours, shifts, weekends and holidays and be subject to holdover and callback duty; Provide a telephone number or means by which employee can be reached.
City Auditor’s Office Job Announcement
Communication and Outreach Coordinator III (Auditor – Coordinator III)
Opens: Monday, August 31, 2020
Closes: Friday, September 18, 2020
Salary Range: $65,811 – $109,491
The City Auditor’s Office is seeking a mission-driven, versatile communication professional to expand its accountability and transparency work with historically underserved Portlanders by coordinating and conducting outreach and engagement, overseeing publication design, and advancing the online reach of the Auditor’s Office.
As the sixth elected official in the City of Portland, the Auditor is independent of City Council and accountable only to the public. The Auditor’s Office promotes open and accountable government by providing results of impartial reviews and investigations, access to public information, and services for City government and the public. It employs 51 staff members working in five divisions.
The Communication and Outreach Coordinator III is a new position in the Auditor’s Office. It was created to help reach two goals: 1) improve awareness through meaningful engagement among historically underserved communities of the information resources and free services the Auditor’s Office provides to the public, and 2) develop reciprocal relationships with organizations to learn what their constituent communities think about City services and programs and use that information to make our audit and analytical work more meaningful to them.
The position is located in the Operations Management division and works closely with the City Auditor and all division managers. It is responsible for overseeing the implementation of an existing strategic communication plan, coordinating public engagement activities officewide, supervising staff responsible for publication design, web presence, and public records requests; and developing and implementing a social media strategy.
Successful candidates will have:
a deep understanding of the City of Portland’s role in marginalizing some communities and how its actions have fostered distrust of government;
existing relationships with community organizations and leaders;
expertise in culturally competent and accessible communication;
proficiency with a variety of communication formats and platforms;
a commitment to government accountability and transparency.
The Auditor’s Office values a diverse workforce and a culture of equity and inclusion in delivering public services and everyday interactions in the workplace. The Office encourages candidates with experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities to apply.
Candidates must have at a minimum any combination of education and experience equivalent to the following:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in
communication, public affairs, public administration, or a related field;
Four years of progressively responsible experience in positions in communication,
public engagement, public affairs, or a related field.
Submit three documents:
(1) A resume
List professional and other relevant experience and education.
(2) A cover letter
Describe how you meet the minimum qualifications in Section I below, which will be the basis on which a list of candidates eligible for an interview will be developed . Where possible, connect items from your resume to demonstrate how you meet these qualifications. It is advised that you use the numbered list in your letter to ensure you respond to each item. Skipping any of the items or failing to demonstrate how you meet them will disqualify your application from further consideration, so please complete the cover letter with care.
(3) A brief writing exercise
Described in Section II below.
I. Minimum qualifications for cover letter (Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of event planning, community outreach activities, and communication design;
Knowledge of social media, online marketing, and website maintenance.
Skill in evaluating consultant proposals; administering and overseeing management of consultant contracts;
Ability to analyze complex or technical issues and problems, evaluate alternatives, and recommend policies, strategies, and effective courses of action;
Ability to exercise independent judgment, problem-solve, and take initiative within established procedures and guidelines;
Ability to research, plan, and implement pubic information, awareness, and educational programs to build and maintain public awareness of mission, goals, and results
II. Writing exercise
In addition to the cover letter and resume, please submit an essay describing 1) your experiences or participation with any of the following, and 2) what you learned from them:
exposure to racial inequities and actions you took to help resolve them;
steps taken to make workplaces and/or public spaces inclusive;
experiences as a member of a historically underrepresented group in government decision-making;
experiences living, working with, and/or interacting with individuals from diverse backgrounds and identities;
experiences ensuring equitable and inclusive workplace operations and/or program outcomes.
If your experiences are different from those listed and you have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please explain how you will manifest that commitment in this position.
THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS:
Applicants must submit their resume, cover letter, and writing exercise through the City of Portland's online application system no later than 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. Emailed, mailed, or faxed applications will not be accepted. Your application materials should not exceed a total of five pages. Please do not include materials not requested.
Employee benefits: The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage are available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family. The City of Portland participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System. Find more information on the City of Portland's benefits here: Benefits Information | The City of Portland, Oregon .
Civil Service: This position is in the Classified Service and subject to Civil Service provisions. It also is subject to the Human Resources Administrative Rules for the Auditor’s Office, City Charter, and Code.
Work status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.
Veteran’s preference: If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 and/or Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for. Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.
Equal employment opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.
Disability, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please make your request in your letter of interest or contact Administrative Specialist Andrew Bryans at Andrew.Bryans@portlandoregon.gov .
Technical assistance: If you have questions about how to apply or require any assistance in submitting your application, please contact Administrative Specialist Andrew Bryans during regular business hours at Andrew.Bryans@portlandoregon.gov .
For more information about the Auditor’s Office: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/