Position Impact on the Organization
This is a remarkable time and opportunity for a high caliber, entrepreneurial communications leader to reposition BellXcel’s internal and external brand messaging in the sector from a licensed service provider to an influential technology solution leader.
The Director, Corporate Communications and External Relations drives BellXcel’s brand visibility, messaging, and positioning with landmark creativity and execution—ensuring continued alignment with the organization’s short- and long-term business objectives. This role requires strong innovative writing, as well as media experience and savvy to raise the organization’s market profile. The Director also serves the interrelated yet differentiated communication needs for BellXcel’s affiliate, The Sperling Center for Research and Innovation (SCRI). The Director is responsible for messaging, as well as direct management and design of all brand assets and collateral.
Leading this function as a shared service, the Director will collaborate with all cross-functional leaders, working closely with philanthropy, product marketing, sales, community engagement, and SCRI. This role is based in the greater Boston area with the ability to travel as needed. The Director reports to the Chief Strategy Officer.
The Director of Corporate Communications and External Relations formulates and executes a comprehensive communications strategy and framework to significantly influence BellXcel’s stakeholder engagement. Laser-focused on brand identity, this leader strengthens market positioning and awareness to build BellXcel’s competitive advantage nationally. Successful range of indicators can include earned/owned communications, increased sales, fund development, crisis communications, and strength of media relations.
Specific accountabilities include:
Evolve and strengthen BellXcel’s brand as an influential technology leader in the youth development sector.
Successfully innovate and coordinate communications across a variety of external audiences and stakeholders, such as youth organizations, schools, funders, as well as sector experts and influencers.
Devise and implement the strategy, messaging, and tools/guides required to build BellXcel and SCRI brands.
Manage unique internal projects, systems, and feedback loops within BellXcel and its affiliate to ensure the right voice, design of messaging and collateral, and communications methods.
Act as a spokesperson, when appropriate, and guide/train other spokespeople with messaging strategies.
Create messaging guides for all employees to build their capability as ambassadors for the organization.
Directly manage and triage all communications needs and projects.
Create powerful stories of impact that resonate across audiences in collaboration with key team members.
Manage any press opportunities at events or speaking engagements for the CEO, including developing and advancing external content.
Create and actively manage an integrated thematic calendar that is strategic and well-timed to increase audience engagement across all brand assets.
Write and edit content for PR/media contact, in collaboration with internal leaders.
Develop, cultivate, and extend media relations to highlight BellXcel and SCRI value proposition to the sector through earned, owned, and paid media.
Develop strong relationships with key influencers to maximize the quality and frequency of BellXcel’s exposure.
Develop and maintain successful working relationships with leadership team and department leaders.
Lead cross-functional colleagues in external and internal communications planning and processes.
Analyze and continuously improve the impact of external communications using innovative metrics and tools.
Manage internal and external resources—contractors and agencies—to budget and plan requirements.
Progressive thinker and self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit that has the confidence and experience to shape a communications agenda for a dynamic organization. At least 8 years in leadership roles within corporate communications or agency environments. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic virtual work environment is preferred. Proven expertise to balance strategic thinking with hands-on execution. Additionally:
Bachelor’s degree required in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or Business-related Field
Commercial sector and/or SaaS business experience preferred
Knowledge in key design applications and products to build collateral
Expertise in project management and designing core communications systems
Excellent judgement and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution
Superior written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills with ability to effectively interface with key stakeholders
Ability to build credibility and trust through demonstrated ethical behaviors and standards, given some information may be confidential and sensitive
Each candidate must provide current portfolio of writing examples for external audiences, along with the approach and results when implemented. Additionally, during the interview process, BellXcel will provide scenarios to assess the candidate’s critical thinking and messaging response.
BellXcel is committed to creating amazing experiences for its employees—believing that an employee’s satisfaction directly reflects on their ability to make a difference in our collective youth sector impact. We endeavor to consistently and thoughtfully ensure that every employee knows the expectations of his/her role, including how his/her successful performance impacts our mission and ability to scale, as well as the future growth opportunities available at BellXcel.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group
San Francisco, CA
Created by the Legislature in 1927, the State Bar of California is a public corporation within the Judicial Branch of state government, serving as an administrative arm of the California Supreme Court. The State Bar licenses attorneys and regulates the profession and practice of law in California by administering the California Bar Exam; enforcing Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys; disciplining attorneys who violate rules and laws; advancing access to justice; and promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal system.
The State Bar of California is the largest State Bar in the country and one of the largest in the world. The State Bar licenses more than 250,000 attorneys, investigates approximately 16,000 complaints of attorney misconduct annually, and has historically distributed over $50 million in grants each year to legal aid organizations (more than $80 million in 2020). It is headquartered in San Francisco and also has an office in Los Angeles.
“ The State Bar of California’s mission is to protect the public and includes the primary functions of licensing, regulation and discipline of attorneys; the advancement of the ethical and competent practice of law; and the promotion of efforts for greater access to, and inclusion in, the legal system .”
THE OFFICE OF ACCESS & INCLUSION
The State Bar Office of Access & Inclusion encompasses the critical work of increasing access to legal services, through IOLTA and Equal Access Fund grant administration and policymaking as well as increasing inclusion and diversity of the legal profession, through data, policymaking, rule making and coordination and liaison efforts. The office builds the framework to ensure that innovations, policy developments, and grant making inform and guide one another.
One core function of this office is to oversee the State Bar's legal aid grants benefitting organizations providing direct legal services to low-income Californians, including immigrants, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. Through these grants, the State Bar seeks to close the justice gap and provide access to legal services and access to justice. The office also guides State Bar policy on access to justice and legal services and delivering on the access goals and objectives set forth in the State Bar’s strategic plan. The office is also responsible for leading the Bar on diversity and inclusion initiatives, including through support of the Council on Access and Fairness and Bar driven initiatives. These initiatives support the goal of increasing diversity in the legal profession with a goal that the legal profession reflect the diversity of California.
THE POSITION As a member of the Executive Management Team, the Director is responsible for planning, directing, and managing efforts to achieve the access to justice and diversity and inclusion missions of the State Bar.
Organizational Leadership The Office of Access & Inclusion has undergone an important restructuring over the past 2 years, creating a diverse portfolio of responsibility for all senior staff members designed to provide a broader more informed and more effective perspective on the work of the office. The office has also taken a much greater leadership role in efforts to diversify the profession. The State Bar stands ready for a new Director to implement and continue the organization’s urgent and necessary work. The Director will operationalize this commitment in the organization’s daily work and cultivate and maintain a workplace culture that values equity and diversity, is culturally competent, and in which all staff are supported, inspired, included, and open to change and growth. Additionally, the Director will manage a team of 14, including two staff located in the Los Angeles office, with the assistance of three subordinate supervisors.
Addressing the Justice Gap Utilizing the learnings of an exciting statewide Justice Gap Study, the new Director will be expected to assess how the results of the study could or should guide the important policy and grantmaking activities of the office. The Director will also be charged with increasing resources for legal aid, developing new approaches to serve modest means Californians, exploring issues on the right to counsel, and improving the diversity in the legal profession.
Advocate on Behalf of Californians The Director will serve as a liaison and spokesperson with the Judicial Council, legal services organizations, the Legislature, law schools, and other local, state, and national entities regarding access to justice and diversity and inclusion related issues and activities. And to act as in informed advocate, the Director will form and foster deep relationships with organizations addressing the justice gap and serving modest means Californians and build bridges to the entities that stand poised to help further their work.
Liaise with Appointed Commissions and Partners The Director provides staff support to the Board of Trustees, Council on Access and Fairness, and the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission, and is responsible for strategizing, spearheading, and managing various access to justice, inclusion, and diversity initiatives relevant to these commissions.
For a full position description, please visit : https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/additional-searches/sbc-dai
More information about the State Bar of California may be found at: www.calbar.ca.gov
This search is being conducted by Tamar Datan and Chris Cannon of the national search firm NPAG . Nominations, inquiries, and/or applications, including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, and your resume should be submitted to: SBC-DAI@nonprofitprofessionals.com .
Cultivating a diverse and inclusive team of board members, staff members, and partners is an essential component of the State Bar of California’s work to advance equity. Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply .
The College of Lake County
We are growing! Three full time faculty librarian positions available.
Are you a seeking a position where your first priority is students? Do you have experience or a desire to teach and an excitement in sharing the wealth of information and discovery? Are you a seeker of new, improved, or unique services to offer the best solutions and to eliminate barriers for students? Do you excel in a collaborative, team atmosphere? Do you have a sense of humor and don’t take yourself too seriously?
If so, you may be looking for us and we may be looking for you.
The College of Lake County is committed to a new Strategic Plan and Student Success Framework and we seek to recruit and retain three faculty librarians who: • Value intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching strategies. • Value equity and inclusion to create a welcoming sense of belonging for all students • Demonstrate commitment to creating a culturally relevant and personalized learning experience to maximize student success. • Reflect the diversity of our community.
Under the direction of the Dean, Library Testing and Academic Success, the librarians are responsible for providing library instruction, research and reference services to the College of Lake County community.
The librarians will participate in department, division, and general meetings, serve on division and college committees, and participate in other forms of college service. Librarians are required to maintain an active program of professional development related to institutional objectives. Librarians shall maintain current knowledge of subject matter via professional organization membership, attendance of seminars, conferences and classes, and professional publications.
The College of Lake County ( CLC ) is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences. The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships, and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni.
Mission: The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable, high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves.
Vision: The College of Lake County is a leader in providing innovative education and workforce solutions.
Values: Excellence, Purpose, Integrity, Compassion, Unity and Inclusion
College of Lake County is committed to a diverse workforce that represents our student body. Our search process is designed to promote increasing the diversity of our full-time faculty. Search committee members are committed to diversity and this serves as the basis of a successful search at CLC .
1. Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from ALA accredited institution. 2. Demonstrated effective teaching, presentation and communication skills.
1. Bilingual in Spanish. 2. Experience in a community college setting.
Applicants selected for an interview will be required to submit a minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with priority consideration given to applications completed by February 14, 2020. Additional completed applications may be considered after February 14, 2020. Posting will remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. Salary placement is commensurate with education and experience. The minimum 2020 – 2021 academic year (Fall & Spring Semester) base salary range is $59,807 with a master’s degree to $75,944 with a doctorate in the subject field. Optional contract for the summer session offers potential for significantly greater earnings.
Faculty may be assigned to any of the three CLC campuses; Grayslake, Lakeshore or Southlake. New faculty hires are required to attend orientation the week prior to the start date of August 17, 2020.
Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA .
Teaching demonstration required.
The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE /AA/M/F/D/V
Little Rock, AR, USA
Executive Director ACLU of Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas
About ACLU of Arkansas
ACLU of Arkansas (ACLU of AR) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses legal, legislative and public education methods to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional rights including free speech, racial justice, privacy, religious liberty, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, economic rights, and more.
The ACLU of AR is a local affiliate of the National ACLU. Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, the ACLU of AR has not only the opportunity, but also the responsibility, to further education about civil liberties and to advocate for individual and community rights in Arkansas. The affiliate maintains an operating budget of approximately $1 million, is led by a Board of Directors and a staff of six, and is additionally supported by the ACLU's national Strategic Affiliate Initiative (SAI), which deploys significant resources to build the infrastructure and programs of the ACLU of AR.
For more information on the ACLU of Arkansas, please visit their website .
The ACLU of Arkansas seeks an experienced and visionary Executive Director to lead a strategic and effective civil liberties agenda throughout Arkansas.
The Executive Director will have primary responsibility for managing the organization's day-to-day operations, leading fundraising efforts, directing the work and development of a professional staff, and serving as the primary spokesperson for the organization. The Executive Director will ensure that the organization is fiscally sound and that its internal and external communications, fund development, and programs are meeting the current needs and interests of its constituents.
The Executive Director's essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Leadership and Operational Management
Provide coordination and oversight of programmatic activities to include legal, legislative, communications, and advocacy programs to preserve and extend civil liberties in accordance with strategic goals;
Oversee fiscal planning, budgetary planning, and ensure the affiliate maintains compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations regarding nonprofit organizations;
Foster the organization's relationships with local communities and grassroots organizations, as well as with federal, state, and local agencies (such as DOJ, FBI, State Attorney General, Legislature, EEOC, and local offices of human rights), and with other civil rights advocacy organizations;
Establish a clear vision for the continued growth and expansion of the ACLU of AR; provide direction to guide programs in new areas and with new and expanding populations within the state.
Lead the organization's development efforts – use a staff-driven program model that focuses on increasing the number and capacity of major donors;
Ensure continuity of funding and pursue new funding sources.
Represent the priorities of the ACLU of AR as the lead official representative of the organization to the press and public, articulating the organization's positions and communicating its mission to increase the organization's visibility and public's understanding of the work;
Maintain and encourage relationships with legal and social science scholars, educators, activists, civil liberties/civil rights and social change advocates so that the Board and staff have the expertise and knowledge they need to confront a wide range of policies and challenges;
Lead a communications strategy that values a diverse set of voices to represent the organization's positions on its work.
Recommend new policies, programs, goals, and objectives to the Board;
Work with the Board to identify and help recruit new Board members who will add diversity to the Board and whose talents, interests, and commitment will help to further the ACLU's mission;
Regularly brief the Board on the status of the organization;
Engage the Board in meaningful participation to further the organization's goals.
The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:
Demonstrated commitment to advancing the ACLU's values, mission, and goals, with an understanding of the range of civil liberties issues and their implications;
Ten years of professional experience preferred, with proven managerial experience in the private, not-for-profit, and/or public sectors; nonprofit experience is preferred;
Ability to think strategically, creatively problem solve, exercise good judgement and lead change;
Experience connecting to resources and opportunities offered by external entities and a successful track record of raising funds from a variety of sources;
Facilitative and collaborative leadership style, proven ability to work in a dynamic team and build working partnerships;
Success supervising and mentoring staff and supporting professional and leadership development; experience developing staff work plans and maintaining oversight of staff and volunteers to implement strategic priority initiatives;
Experience identifying areas for potential growth and creating a collaborative strategy that leverages staff, volunteer, and board talents to capitalize on new opportunities to further the mission of the ACLU of AR across the state;
Excellent communicator and writer with experience as a spokesperson who can articulate messages to different audiences including, but not limited to, state and local forums and conferences; ability to inspire and mobilize individuals, as well as print journalists and broadcast media;
Possessing maturity, professionalism, excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to exercise diplomacy are critical; ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse staff including remote colleagues, coalitions and community groups, motivate volunteers, work across the political spectrum, and value differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstances.
Compensation and Benefits
ACLU of AR offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the ACLU of AR's compensation scale.
Koya Leadership Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Trisha Sutrisno and Amber Gomes are leading this search. To make recommendations or to express your interest in this role please visit https://talent-profile.koyapartners.com/search/3893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Arkansas encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to arrest or conviction, race, colors, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.
About Koya Leadership Partners
Koya Leadership Partners, a member of the Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.
For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.