Managing Director: One Common Unity

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One Common Unity (OCU) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that inspires personal growth and nurtures sustainable, caring communities through social-emotional learning services and arts empowerment programming.

The Managing Director’s role is to provide operational and programmatic support to further One Common Unity’s mission.

Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, the Managing Director will oversee operations, programs, planning, and support the integration of the work of the organization into a cohesive whole.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dynamic, unique, and innovative emotional literacy, arts-based social justice organization, providing leadership on the organization’s management, operations, and infrastructural needs.


  1. Staff and Volunteer Management
    • Acts as the interface between the Executive Director and OCU staff and provides direction and supervision according to personnel policies and procedures that conform to the directives of the Board of Directors, current laws and regulations.
    • Ensures that employment policies are adhered to in all employment practices and partners with the Executive Director and Board to implement changes.
    • Partners with the Executive Director to oversee all aspects of human resource management, including hiring and termination, developing position descriptions, creating contracts, training, mentoring supervising and evaluating staff, interns and fellows.
    • Guides staff, fellows, and interns in the development of work plans to meet organizational priorities.
    • Develop and update organizational and staff policies.Oversee volunteer recruitment, engagement and retention
    • Work with the Executive Director to cultivate a professional, strengths-based, accountable culture throughout organization, including with staff, board and volunteers
  2. Organizational Operations and Administration
    • Participate in annual strategic planning, and oversee the successful implementation of strategic goals within the day-to-day operations.
    • Oversee utilization and integration of Sales Force, an online data management system used to capture organizational priorities, donors, marketing and communications.
    • Lead internal implementation and evaluation processes around new ideas and organizational strategies
    • Work with the Director of Development and Executive Director to develop a fundraising calendar and set annual fundraising goals
    • Monitor foundation and government grant and reporting deadlines
    • Support direct mail and email fundraising campaigns
    • Assist the Director of Development with grant writing and review
    • Work with the Fundraising Committee to organize and carry out fundraising events
  3. Program Development
    • Work closely with the Program Directors(s) to coordinate after school programming, fee for service activities, summer retreats, and weekend field trips.
    • Maintain a year long programming work plan and calendar
    • Provide oversight for program materials, trainings, quality, and relationships
    • Develop and oversee evaluation tools to measure the program’s impact and capture participant outcomes
    • Manage program planning, recruitment, registration, and promotion
    • Foster and build collaborative external partnerships, both local and national


The ideal candidate will be driven, adaptable, emotionally intelligent, and believe deeply in our organization’s values and mission. Additionally, the successful candidate will possess the following:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required. An advanced degree is highly desirable.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in a leadership position with a nonprofit organization or social enterprise, including staff management
  • Proven track record of success in organizational development, program/project implementation, personnel management, community partner engagement and relationship management
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, program and organizational development
  • Experience leading and managing staff in an innovative, creative, outcome-oriented manner
  • A commitment to social justice and the role that the arts can play in social change
  • Extremely organized with excellent attention to detail and follow through
  • Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Collaborative leadership style
  • Strong intercultural understanding and comfort working in culturally diverse settings
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to collaborate, motivate, encourage and build trust with teams
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple and sometimes competing tasks and meet deadlines and desired outcomes
  • Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and with good humor
  • Familiarity with database systems and online social networks; experience with Sales Force a plus
  • Proven fundraising experience is not required but highly desirable


Submit a CV or resume, bio, 3 references, and thoughtful cover letter outlining your interest in this position [email protected] with “Application for Managing Director” in the subject line. One Common Unity is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, differently-abled, LGBTQIA, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.

DEADLINE: January 25, 2016.

The projected start date is mid-February 2016. Salary range is $40,000 to $45,000 (depending on experience), plus a competitive benefits package, including health coverage, retirement benefits after first year, and paid holidays. The right candidate may negotiate a 30 hour work week if required (with a commensurate drop in compensation). Position will require some evening and weekend hours.

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