7350 E. 29th Avenue #300, Denver, CO 80238

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Salary Range $60K-$65K

The Director of Systems Change brings together public policy, data and measurement, accountability, participation, and systemic intersections to develop solutions that advance human rights. Reporting to be well’s Executive Director, the successful candidate will lead efforts to advance systemic change in health, housing, transportation, education, income security, and other domains of social and economic rights. He/She will bring highly developed skills in community organizing and mobilization, project management, strategic communications, government and public relations to build collaborative approaches and practical solutions to realize social and economic rights in the be well Zone. The ideal candidate for this role is passionate about racial and health equity, experienced in leveraging social policy for meaningful change, and will understand how to use a variety of tools to help make that change happen. He/She will also be well versed in government funding and the associated reporting requirements.  This is a full-time grant funded position. 

Specific responsibilities of this role include: 

  • Delivering project management, strategic planning, implementation and reporting of key organizational initiatives and grant funded projects
  • Leading racial and health equity-based systems change approach at be well and building a coherent strategy across its work on policy, data and measurement, accountability, participation, and the intersection of systems 
  • Establishing and maintaining a network of strong working relationships with a range of lay community leaders, public servants, political leader, researchers, and civil society and community leaders to advance the advocacy strategy of be well’s work
  • Representing be well at external tables, engaging policymakers, community leaders, and researchers, and finding opportunities for collaboration
  • Overseeing the development of submissions to government policy, regulatory, and budget consultations, in collaboration with key team members and external partners.  
  • Writing and submitting reports to funders including local and federal government agencies, foundations and businesses
  • Attending community meetings and events
  • Establishing and working with Community Advisory Councils to ensure be well’s relevance in targeted communities 
  • Convening a range of meetings on short-or long-term projects. This may include undertaking research, tracking trends, preparing presentations, development of meeting agendas, compiling pertinent background materials for attendees, preparing summaries of discussion, coordinating logistical arrangements, and ensuring appropriate and effective communications with participants, as needed 
  • Working with be well Team and partners on other duties as assigned

 

Competencies: 

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field (e.g., public policy, economics, political science, public health) or equivalent professional experience 
  • In depth understanding and lived experience in underserved communities and communities of color 
  • Advanced policy research and analysis skills, able to provide strategic oversight to a policy and research agenda focused on income security (e.g., social assistance, income tested tax benefits and credits) and/or housing policy (e.g., housing benefits, rent geared-to-income, tenant protections, development of affordable housing supply) 
  • Demonstrated project management skills and capacity to drive action and results 
  • Knowledge of social and economic rights frameworks and experience applying a human rights lens to social systems that create poverty
  • Deep understanding of government decision-making processes, and opportunities to influence change 
  • Strong political instincts and relevant professional experience in policy, public affairs, and government and stakeholder relations 
  • Expert communication skills and ability to develop effective communications strategies to advance systems change goals and amplify solutions 
  • Leadership skills that leverage the expertise and knowledge of team members and strengthen the overall goals of the organization 
  • Demonstrated values and commitment to realizing human rights and advancing equity and inclusion 

 

Applications:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Qualified applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter together in one file (either Word or PDF) to [email protected].  Please use “Director, Systems Change —your name” in the subject field of your email. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Salary 45K plus Benefits

Job Summary:

The be well Health and Wellness Initiative of The Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities is seeking an Administrative Assistant who will deliver extensive administrative support. He/She will prepare reports, handle information requests, and perform clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, managing calendars, and scheduling meetings. The Administrative Assistant will support the collection and sharing of data with internal and external partners and constituents and will create systems to maintain all be well project records. 

Specific Responsibilities and Qualifications are listed below but not limited to:

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Director of the be well health and wellness Initiative
  • Maintain detailed program files for all be well programs
  • Develop and maintain be well partner and volunteer database
  • Coordinate and provide support for meetings
  • Prepare and distribute be well dashboard providing a snapshot of be well programs and activities
  • Establish and implement a process to collect and submit timesheets, expense reports, status reports etc.
  • Provide support to the be well Community Collaborative advisory board 
  • Prepare reports, memos, letters, etc. using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software
  • Maintains office supplies/swag inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies/swag; evaluating new office products; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt 
  • Support project activities and events
  • Coordinate travel arrangements
  • Other Duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required
  • Associates degree preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products including word processing, database creation and maintenance
  • Ability to balance competing demands
  • 3-5 years’ experience (two years of professional experience working in a non-profit sector
  • Understanding of community and health and racial equity
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills, written and oral
  • Organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, independent worker that can manage time efficiently.
  • Experience working with government funded grant programs preferred
  • Professional courtesy in all interactions (i.e., punctual, tactful, positive and upbeat, etc.)
  • Independent worker that can manage time efficiently
  • Must be available to work nights and weekends as necessary
  • Flexible and a loyal team player

 

Submit resume and cover letter to Djuana Harvell at [email protected]