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Community Change is both a name and a statement of our purpose. Community Change is a national organization founded in 1968 by leaders of the civil rights, labor, and anti-poverty movements as a living memorial to Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Community Change Action is a 501(c)(4) national advocacy organization aligned with Community Change, its 501(c)(3) sister organization.
These organizations believe no one should struggle to make ends meet, and that sweeping change comes when directly affected people lead a movement powered by community organizing, big ideas, and the ballot box. The people closest to the problems must lead the struggle for change and social movements anchored by community-based organizations drive social change.
The role of Community Change is to put people who are directly affected at the center of the conversation not to speak for them. Since its founding, Community Change has built the power of people directly affected by injustice people of color, women, immigrants, people struggling to make ends meet to envision and fight for a society where all people and communities thrive.
Community Change has won billions of dollars for investments in communities of color and helped expand social programs to improve the lives of families struggling to make ends meet. Community Change played a pivotal role to build the modern immigrant rights movement. Community Change brought community organizing into electoral politics, and in 2018, Community Change Action joined with core allies to run one of the largest independent programs that turned out infrequent voters of color.
The country needs sweeping, systemic change, so Community Change has embarked on a 15-year plan, our Path to Power, to enact it. The strategy includes four interconnected pillars: strengthening Black and immigrant leadership and power at the grassroots; reimagining the practice of community organizing for the 21st century; developing and deepening lasting electoral power at scale in communities of color; and developing visionary ideas and winning a bold national agenda for economic and racial justice and immigrant rights.
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Against the backdrop of turbulent times, Community Change Action and Community Change are at an exciting moment of transition and are seeking one highly skilled individual to simultaneously hold the positions of President of Community Change Action and Vice President of Community Change. This combined role provides for strategic leadership over both organizations which are legally separate, yet maintain integrated staff and infrastructure support. The new President of Community Change Action/Vice President of Community Change will be a close partner to Dorian Warren, the newly named President of Community Change.
This unique and dual role provides the two aligned organizations with a valuable shared leadership model, designed to draw on the strengths of a collaborative and high-impact executive team.
The leader serving as President of Community Change Action/Vice President of Community Change must be an articulate, critical thinker and problem solver capable of moving us toward the long-term vision for the work of the two organizations. This will take place by creating innovative strategies, facilitating a spirit of teamwork, fundraising and uniting diverse constituencies around common solutions. This position requires someone who is a good listener, self-driven, and who has the ability to motivate others through proactive leadership to achieve results. At its heart, this position calls for a true organizer and leader someone committed to the values and principles of grassroots change.
The President of Community Change Action/Vice President of Community Change will collaborate with leading progressive social justice organizations at the local, regional, and national levels; lead efforts to address the most pressing issues facing low-income communities and communities of color; and guide both Community Change and Community Change Action to an even stronger position that impacts national policy change.
The President of Community Change Action reports to the Community Change Action Board of Directors while simultaneously reporting to the President of Community Change, as Vice President of Community Change.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
The leader serving as Community Change Action s President and Community Change s Vice President will be a creative leader who is deeply committed to the organizations mission and values. They have knowledge and meaningful on-the-ground experience in community organizing, grassroots advocacy, and/or community-based electoral strategies. Top candidates will demonstrate overall leadership, management skills, and proven dedication to build the power and capacity of low-income people especially low-income people of color, women, and immigrants to change those institutions and policies that affect their lives.
While no one candidate will possess every quality outlined for this position, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:
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