JOB POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT PREHEALTH DREAMERS PROJECT DIRECTOR ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: Founded in 2006, Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) empowers undocumented young people to pursue their dreams of college, career, and citizenship in the United States. E4FC addresses the holistic needs of undocumented young people through direct support, leadership and career development, community outreach and education, creative expression, and advocacy. E4FC’s programming is designed by and for undocumented young people with support from committed allies. E4FC is a fiscallysponsored project of Community Initiatives. For more information, please visit us online at e4fc.org. PROJECT OVERVIEW: PreHealth Dreamers was started in 2012 by three undocumented college students—Denisse Rojas, New Latthivongskorn, and Angel Ku, who were actively pursuing careers in health and science. Denisse, New and Angel had witnessed firsthand the dearth of resources available for undocumented students in these fields, and envisioned a project that could support undocumented young people like themselves. In 2013, PHD became a project of E4FC. PHD supports undocumented young people by serving as: 1) a trusted community of undocumented students, 2) a resource of unprecedented knowledge on related career pathways, and 3) an advocate for increased access to health careers and health care for the undocumented community. In just three years, PHD has made considerable progress in making health professions programs more accessible to undocumented young people. These achievements include: ● The creation of a network that includes over 400 undocumented immigrant youth in over 32 states. ● The creation of novel programming for medical school applicants; 20 participants have successfully gained admissions to medical school within the past two years. ● Spearheading legislation in California to provide access to career licensing to immigrants regardless of immigration status with partner organization including: CIPC, ACLU, MALDEF, and CHIRLA ● Partnering with leading academic institutions to promote inclusive policies for undocumented students entering health professions programs. ● Creating public awareness about the needs of prehealth undocumented young people through exposure in prominent media outlets such as LA Times, KQED, MSNBC, National Journal, and Univisión. ● Receiving financial support from leading funders in immigrant rights and health care. PHD is proud to receive generous financial support from individual donors, family and health foundations, including The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, the Leslie Family Foundation, and the WernerKohnstamm Foundation. POSITION OVERVIEW: The Project Director will be responsible for all activities and outcomes relating to E4FC’s PreHealth Dreamers (PHD). He/she will transition into his/her role with ongoing support and supervision from PHD’s Cofounders and E4FC’s Executive Director. At the point of hire, he/she will be the only fulltime staff person dedicated to PHD. Specifically, he/she will execute on tasks to: YEAR 1: 1. Establish and maintain ongoing relationships with PHD student members, educators, stakeholders and funders/donors. 2. Design, execute and measure impact of PHDrelated activities (with support from PHD’s cofounders). 3. Handle basic administrative and financial reporting. 4. Engage in strategic planning to envision PHD’s short and longterm goals. ADDITIONAL YEAR 2 & BEYOND : 5. Lead fundraising efforts (with support from PHD cofounders). 6. Engage in public relations for PHDrelated events, activities, and news. REPORTS TO : PHD Cofounder & E4FC Executive Director KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES Fundraising ● Year 1 : Complete grant reports and maintain relationships with PHD donors/funders ● Additional Year 2 & Beyond : Fundraise for PHD staff salary and program expenses, including applying for renewed funding, and envisioning and establishing new sources of financial support. Strategic Planning : ● Year 1 : Engage in strategic planning to envision PHD’s short and longterm goals. Education, Outreach & Advocacy ● Year 1 : Increase visibility about prehealth undocumented students through outreach at prehealth conferences, events, and other educational settings. ● Additional Year 2 & Beyond: Oversee updates to and creation of PHD resources ● Additional Year 2 & Beyond: Advocate for inclusive institutional policies and financial support for undocumented students in health professional schools Advising to Students and Educators ● Year 1: Facilitate peer and provide professional support to CA undocumented students applying to health professions schools. ● Additional Year 2 & Beyond: Provide information as requested to prehealth advisors and educators. ● Additional Year 2 & Beyond: Maintain ongoing relationships with stakeholders in health professions schools. Community & Public Relations ● Year 1: Provide timely updates to the PHD community with news, events and updates relevant to health careers and health care for the undocumented community through social media (Facebook, twitter, etc.) & the PHD listserv. ● Additional Year 2 & Beyond: Respond to media requests and engage in independent media projects (in collaboration with organizational partners) Administrative ● Year 1: Maintain ongoing communication and partnership with E4FC staff ● Year 1: Institutionalize PHD knowledge through online documentation ● Year 1: Maintain uptodate PHD budget and submit checkrequests and reimbursements QUALIFICATIONS E4FC’s PreHealth Dreamers Project Director will be thoroughly committed to E4FC’s mission & vision. Concrete demonstrable experience and qualifications include: ● Bachelor’s degree (individuals with a Master’s Degree are welcome to apply) ● Minimum of 1 year experience as an advisor to students at the college level ● Minimum 2 years’ experience in nonprofit program development with strong project management skills COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES: Required ● Commitment to immigration rights with extensive knowledge on the undocumented student experience ● Superior analytical and writing skills with the ability to retain, synthesize and effectively communicate information to diverse populations ● Ability to take initiative and work independently and under pressure ● Ability to use good judgment and multitask in order to identify, address, and adapt to changing needs ● Strong oral and presentation skills ● Ability to work independently with little oversight ● Demonstrates creativity in carrying through projects ● Ability to relate and empathize with diverse communities ● Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of individuals (students, educators, donors/funders, administrators, press, legislators, etc.) ● Commitment to leadership development of others and ability to serve as a mentor and resource to undocumented young people ● Sense of humor and high emotional intelligence Preferred ● Understanding of the prehealth student experience is desirable ● Strong familiarity with diverse communication platforms/media (including websites, social media, blogs, email newsletters, etc.) ● Basic understanding of higher education institutions’ structures and hierarchy TIME COMMITMENT & COMPENSATION Commitment: Fulltime position based on a 40hour work week, with some evenings and weekends required. Compensation: Competitive salary based on commensurate experience with generous vacation, sick leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits. HOW TO APPLY To Apply: Send resume and cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to: [email protected] . Write “PHD Project Director” in email subject line. No phone calls please. E4FC is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, immigrants, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Application is open until position filled. Initial screening interviews will begin immediately. Ideal start date in May.
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