Senderos, a nonprofit organization in Santa Cruz, California, seeks a talented administrator to lead our multi-service nonprofit organization into the future. This position will be responsible for a broad range of duties overseeing the strategy and operations of the organization, including: community relations, social media, event planning, meeting facilitation, resource development, finance, program and event coordination, communications, and managing multiple priorities and deadlines. Exact hours to be determined with successful candidate, but flexible and maximum of 35 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends. Spanish/English fluency required.
Candidates will possess a personal commitment to equity, diversity, cultural arts, educational advancement, social justice, and a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of indigenous and Latinx youth and families, many of whom are immigrants. The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to the mission and values of Senderos and can communicate those values to a broad audience.
Senderos is marking 20 years in Santa Cruz with a mission to create pathways to success and build community by sharing Latino culture through traditional arts and by fostering educational opportunities. Senderos, meaning pathways, celebrates Mexican culture and history through the artistic expression of dance and music, as well as supporting student academic success, adult basic education, and connections to community resources. All programming is free and this year we served 500 families. Senderos is well known for the Guelaguetza cultural festival, Latino Role Models Conference, and many community and school performances seen by 20,000 people annually (pre-COVID). Since the pandemic we expanded our mission to support the immediate needs of the immigrant community partnering with the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County and other organizations. Through our affiliation with Santa Cruz City Schools, we use school sites for our activities. We are funded by state, local, foundation grants, individual and business donors. Part-time administrative support is provided through Arts Council Santa Cruz County. We are governed by a 16-member Board of Trustees and currently managed by a volunteer leadership team comprised of Senderos two co-founders and three Board members
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Leadership and Management / Administration
Marketing and Communications
Program and Event Coordination
$68,000-$78,000 annual salary dependent on education and experience (prorated based on percent of time). Paid time off: 12 vacation days, 12 sick and 11 holidays (prorated based on percent of time). Health insurance offered.
The ideal candidate will have many of the skills outlined in this job announcement. However, if you fit most but not all the qualifications, please do apply. In your cover letter, please do not restate information we will find in your resume. Be direct about your strengths and interests and tell us why you would be an amazing fit with Senderos. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Open until filled. First review of applications by 10/8/21.
Please email your resume and a cover letter in a single PDF to: info@SCSenderos.org with the subject: “Your last name - Executive Director”
Senderos is an equal opportunity employer committed to involving and empowering people of all backgrounds. We value the diversity of individuals, ideas, perspectives, insights, and values, and what they bring to the workplace. Applications are welcome from all qualified candidates.
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