Now Hiring: *Youth Program Director* and *Community & Youth Program Coordinator*

Creative Strategies for Change (CSC) is a small nonprofit organization founded in 2013, in Denver, Colorado, with a mission to mobilize arts and education for social justice. Our programs include: consulting, leadership and professional development, community and youth programs, and interactive performances and workshops.

Picture by EB PIXS from CSC production of Reckoning

Youth Program Director

Position Overview: The Youth Program Director (YPD) is a leadership role, working with the facilitators, artists, consultants, and the Community and Youth Program Coordinator (CYPC) to maintain and grow excellent programs aligned with the CSC mission, vision, and values. This position has full autonomy to make decisions regarding all budgetary and programmatic components of all CSC Youth Programs, within the scope of the CSC mission, vision, and values. The YPD will be responsible for administration and management while working with the Lead Facilitating Artist on development and design of CSC youth programs, including both community and school based programs. This is a long term position, with extensive growth opportunities. This position is also responsible for maintaining the budget and assuring sufficient income for program sustainability and growth. This includes leadership with generating program income, grant management (narratives, resources, etc), as well as participation in fundraising campaigns and events. 

Skills and Qualifications | Youth Program Director

  • Strong commitment to the CSC mission, vision, values, and racial equity imperative*.
  • Alignment with organizational operational scope (goals, mission and vision of CSC), clear understanding of the CSC 3 Model (integrating Social Justice Frameworks, Arts Engagement, and Restorative Practices) and ability to implement it in all programs and operations.
  • 3+ years experience in administrative role, nonprofit arts administrative experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills and flexibility to adjust quickly and creatively navigate multiple projects and the administrative challenges of a grassroots nonprofit organization operating in a variety of sectors.
  • Excellent culturally responsive interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. 
  • Proactive, self-motivated and able to work independently and interdependently.
  • Capacity to provide not only administrative leadership, but ongoing mentorship, education, and training for youth program artists and facilitators. 
  • Established experience with youth program and curriculum development and design. Experience with integration of the CSC 3.
  • Work well / compatible with the diverse CSC administration, board, facilitators, artists, consultants, interns, volunteers, team, and community.
  • Is practiced in and committed to anti-oppression.
  • Critical, strategic thinking and the capacity to manage a variety of projects, priorities, and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of organizational systems and database management, with proficient computer skills including expertise with Microsoft Office, Excel, Google Drive, WordPress, Surveymonkey, Mailchimp, and Social Media platforms.
  • Sound foundational knowledge and experience with grant management, fundraising, and client and donor engagement and development. 
  • Expertise with managing budgets and financial components of program operations. 
  • Expertise with organizational systems and database management, and proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office, Google Drive & Calendar, Zoom, WordPress, Surveymonkey, Network for Good, and Social Media platforms.
  • Commitment to the CSC Organizational Agreements and Restorative System in principle and practice, willing to have hard conversations, give and receive critical feedback.
  • Experience with graphic design, social media, and event planning preferred.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Compensation

  • $55,000 -$67,500 Annually (based on experience)
  • After 60 days of employment (or the equivalent hours) employee will be eligible for health care contributions and paid time off as follows:
  • Paid Holidays (floating as needed)
  • Health Care Contributions : $400 / month
  • Accrual of PTO – 2 days per month: max total of 2 weeks per year 
  • CSC is in the process of improving our employee benefits!

Community & Youth Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator will report to the Director of Arts & Education, and also support the Youth Program Director and the Lead Facilitator with a commitment to the integrity of the collaborative leadership model. This role will also work with the administrative team, artists, and consultants to express and actualize the mission, vision, and values of the organization. 

Skills and Qualifications | Community & Youth Program Coordinator

  • Commitment to the CSC mission, vision, values, and racial equity imperative.
  • Able to align the organizational operational scope with the goals, mission and vision of CSC, clear understanding of the CSC 3 Model and ability to integrate it in day to day work.
  • Commitment to the CSC Organizational Agreements and Restorative System in principle and practice.
  • Strong leadership skills and flexibility to adjust quickly and creatively navigate multiple deadlines and the administrative challenges of a grassroots startup organization.
  • Knowledge of organizational systems and database management, with proficient computer skills including expertise with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Zoom, WordPress, Surveymonkey, Canva, Network for Good, and Social Media platforms.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Relevant experience with non profit arts administration, ideally 2 + years. 
  • Relevant experience working with artists, ideally 2+ years.
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods used in community organizing, social justice and diversity education, arts and arts education, youth leadership development, restorative justice, and /or nonprofit administration.
  • Proactive, self-motivated and able to work independently and interdependently.
  • Excellent administrative qualities including team management and programmatic logistics
  • Reliable form of transportation to visit school sites and pick up relevant supplies.

Compensation

  • $40,000-$52,500 Salary (based on experience)
  • After 60 days of employment (or the equivalent hours) employee will be eligible for health care contributions and paid time off as follows:
  • Health Care Contributions : $400 (FTE)
  • Accrual of PTO – 2 days per month: max total of 2 weeks per year
  • CSC is in the process of improving our employee benefits!

*Hiring* Operations Coordinator

Creative Strategies for Change (CSC) is a small nonprofit organization founded in 2013, in Denver, Colorado, with a mission to mobilize arts and education for social justice. Our programs include consulting and professional development, community and youth programs, and interactive performances and workshops.

Picture by EB PIXS from CSC production of Reckoning

This position is responsible for supporting the organizational effectiveness and coalescing of our organizational alignment in achieving the mission and vision of Creative Strategies for Change.

Job Description

This position coordinates with external vendors, constituents, and community partners which invites excellent organizational capabilities, effective communication, accounting, and project management experience. The role will ensure timely completion of various operational duties, such as process development and implementation support, account management, change management, equipment maintenance, and special projects as assigned. The Operations Coordinator will report to the Executive Director. 

Qualifications

  • Passionate about Creative Strategies for Change’s mission, vision, and core values.
  • Experience/expertise in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion preferred.
  • Experience/expertise in trauma-informed care preferred.
  • Experience/ expertise with restorative justice, restorative practices, restorative circles, and
    systems preferred.
  • Working knowledge of book-keeping accounts payable, and account receivable is required.
    QuickBooks experience is strongly preferred.
  • At least three years of experience in administrative, operational, or nonprofit management is preferred.
  • Excellent proactive planning abilities, attention to detail, organizational problem-solving, and
    critical thinking skills to develop strategies that help overcome organizational challenges and
    enhance the organization’s growth and alignment with our mission, vision, and values.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who identify with the global majority
  • Demonstrated strong communication, presentation, and facilitation skills
  • Project planning, change management, and evaluation skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and video conferencing tools
  • Able to self-manage, anticipate problems, recommend solutions, and prioritize multiple projects
    and competing priorities with little or no supervision.
  • Flexible, innovative, highly comfortable with ambiguity, and demonstrated ability to work
    independently as well as part of a team
  • Undergraduate degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience preferred; not required
  • Reliable form of transportation, vehicle, and updated registration and insurance; required
  • Ability to lift 25-50 lbs to shoulder height required

Compensation

  • $40,000-$52,500 Salary (based on hours worked and experience.)
    After 60 days of employment (or the equivalent hours) employee will be eligible for health care contributions and paid time off as follows:
    • Health Care Contributions: $400/month (FTE)
      Note: The organization is currently looking into health benefits, and these may be offered in the future.
    • Accrual of PTO – 2 days per month in addition to paid holidays

Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (1 personal and 2 professional) to: csc@creativestrategiesforchange.com; with a subject line titled, Operations Coordinator