Program Coorindator, Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations

Posted on August 6, 2004

[emailed 8/3/2004]


Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations (LDIR) is a program that works to equip and mobilize people to work for positive social change in their communities and institutions. Co-sponsored by Asian Americans United (AAU), CEIBA, Community Leadership Institute (CLI), Fellowship Farm Inc., Institute for the Development of African American Youth (IDAAY), Northwest Interfaith Movement (NIM), and Proyecto Sin Fronteras , LDIR develops networks to encourage and sustain multi-cultural collaborations.

POSITION TITLE: LDIR Program Coordinator
FLSA: Exempt


Position Summary:

Provides programmatic oversight and direction for the Philadelphia LDIR Program. Organizes and facilitates LDIR workshops. Works with the LDIR Operations Board and/or Advisory Council to meet adopted program goals and objectives. Job performance will be reviewed by, and must meet the expectations of the LDIR Operations Board.

Duties and Responsibilities (essential job functions):

– Coordinate LDIR, a human relations leadership development program addressing issues pertaining to racism, sexism, religious bigotry, heterosexism, classism, ableism and other forms of oppression;
– Organize and facilitate LDIR workshops in Philadelphia;
– Ensure adherence to LDIR guiding principles and philosophy in all LDIR workshops and programming;
– Seek out and involve individuals/organizations with expertise in anti-oppression work;
– Assist LDIR Philadelphia?s Operations Board and Advisory Council to develop program objectives and implement strategic vision for the Philadelphia LDIR Program;
– Work with LDIR national staff to organize and build the Philadelphia LDIR program;
– Recruit, train, and supervise LDIR facilitators for workshops;
– Develop and maintain strong working relationships with LDIR volunteers and facilitators;
– Recruit participants for LDIR 6-month program;
– Maintain records that document the work and activity of the LDIR program;
– Research possible funding sources and work with the Operations Bvoard to secure funding for the sustainability of the LDIR program;
– Other duties as assigned

Qualifications (education, knowledge, skills and abilities):
– Strong commitment to social justice;
– Strong understanding of human relations issues and practices;
– Strong facilitation and workshop experience around issues regarding institutional/structural oppression;
– Experience, ability and commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status;
– Experience coordinating community-based or intergroup relations programs;
– In-depth knowledge and understanding of racism and the other isms/oppressions, both as manifested historically and in the present;
– Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented environment;
– Experience in and commitment to consensus decision-making;
– Strong oral and written communication skills;
– Ability to implement strategies for change via community organizing;
– Working knowledge of computer technology; skilled in word processing and database management;
– Five or more years of related experience in leadership development, social justice, human relations, or similar field of work;
– Capacity to manage complex priorities within mandates of mission-driven work; and
– Familiarity with Philadelphia preferred.

Working Conditions (environment within which the work is performed):
– Normal office working environment
– Off-site work is a regular part of the job
– Required to work some weekend and evenings
– Requires attention to details and deadlines and concentration for extended periods of time
– Handle multiple demands

For more information and for the full job application, contact Herb Levine at

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