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Executive Director

FULL TIME • REMOTE FLEXIBLE – US

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off


About Amala:
 Since 2001, Amala has worked to build a healthy and diverse community by focusing on a culture of belonging. Amala offers programs grounded in social-emotional learning (SEL) for youth and adults from diverse cultural, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our mission is to provide comprehensive mental health services, support networks, and community-building activities that empower individuals to lead healthier and more connected lives.


Position Summary:
 We are seeking an organized, highly motivated and collaborative thinker to guide the next phase of our program evolution. This individual will focus on high-level mission advancement, building partnerships, fundraising, and creating an inclusive culture. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in development and fundraising, as well as proven management experience.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Leadership and Management:
    • Provide visionary leadership to Amala, ensuring alignment with the organization’s mission and strategic goals.
    • Oversee financial health and manage two director level employees.
    • Foster a positive and inclusive organizational culture that promotes teamwork, professional growth, and a strong sense of community.
  2. Development and Fundraising:
    • Develop and implement comprehensive fundraising strategies to secure financial support from diverse sources, including individuals, corporations, foundations, and government grants.
    • Cultivate and maintain relationships with major donors, stakeholders, and community partners.
    • Lead grant writing and reporting efforts, ensuring timely and accurate submissions.
    • Plan and execute fundraising events and campaigns to increase donor engagement and revenue.
  3. Community Engagement and Advocacy:
    • Serve as the primary spokesperson and advocate for Amala
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with community leaders, organizations, and partners to enhance collaboration and impact.
  4. Strategic Planning and Evaluation:
    • Lead the development and implementation of strategic plans to advance the organization’s mission and goals.
    • Establish and monitor key performance indicators to measure the effectiveness and impact of programs and initiatives.
    • Ensure ongoing evaluation and improvement of programs to meet the evolving needs of the community.
  5. Financial and Operational Oversight:
    • Develop and manage the organization’s budget, ensuring financial stability and sustainability.
    • Ensure efficient and effective use of resources to maximize impact and achieve organizational goals.


Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in development and fundraising, with a proven track record of securing significant funding.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior management role, preferably within a nonprofit organization.
  • Strong understanding of mental health and wellness issues and a passion for community-building.
  • Exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful fundraising strategies.
  • Experience in grant writing and management.
  • Financial acumen and experience managing budgets and financial operations.


How to Apply:
 Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to outreach@amalafoundation.org with the subject line “Executive Director Application – [Your Name]”.

Applications are due by 12:00 pm on July 12th. 


Amala is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.


Compensation:
 Amala offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. The salary range for this position is between $85-90k based on experience. 

Join us in making a meaningful impact on mental health and wellness in our community. We look forward to welcoming a dynamic and dedicated leader to our team!

Flexible work-from-home options are available.

Compensation: $85,000.00 – $95,000.00 per year


Restorative Justice Facilitator

Position type: P/T Role (20-25hrs/week) with potential for FT 

Salary: $35,000 + Benefits 

Family Violence Circles for Travis County Transformation Project (TcTp) 

Travis County Transformation Project (TcTp) is looking for a clinician with restorative justice familiarity for our pilot program running from April 2023 through March 2025. This is a two-year, grant funded position. 

The Travis County Transformation Project seeks to disrupt intergenerational cycles of violence through a pre-arrest, community-based program that uses restorative justice practices to repair harm, restore connection to community, and prevent future violence in our community. Families that will be eligible for the program will have experienced a violent incident between a caregiver and child between the ages of 15 and 16. The incidents will range from class A misdemeanor family violence assault up to a second-degree felony aggravated assault. Incidents that result in serious bodily injury or involve a firearm are not eligible. In Year 1, up to 30 cases will be referred by the Travis County District Attorney’s office. Caregivers and youth will undergo a 10-week restorative healing circle model. Impacted families will engage and be supported throughout each peacemaking process by local community partners, including the Amala Foundation and Excellence and Advancement Foundation. 

The Travis County Transformation Project is a collaborative effort between the Travis County District Attorney’s office and community organizations including the Excellence and Advancement Foundation and the Amala Foundation. Together we create a network of support for youth and families involved in instances of family violence. We seek to completely divert our youth and families from the traditional justice system. We are committed to co-creating healing circles with community members and have preference for those who have experience in facilitating Restorative Circles and co-creating healing centered community spaces. BIPOC candidates are highly encouraged to apply. 

RJ -Facilitator Role Responsibilities: 

● Co-creates and facilitates Restorative Circles with Amala’s Director of Restorative Justice. Requires evening & weekend availability

● Collaborates & communicates with TCTP partners on the planning and implementation of the full 10-week circle process for each involved youth and their caregivers, including: 

❖ As needed, meet with each participant to explain the program and peacemaking process and evaluate for receptivity. 

❖ Conducting community-based circles to prepare youth and caregivers for the Peacemaking Circle Process and identify methods for continued healing 

● Maintains documentation for intake, assessment and progress of each referred case. ● Ideal candidates will be able to manage the nuance between clinical frameworks and the need for facilitators to show up authentically and share through the lens of their own experience. 

Preferred Credentials and Experience: 

● Mental Health Licensure in Texas, including but not limited to LMSW/LCSW/LMHP/LMFT; ● Minimum of 3 years of experience working with youth ages 14 – 16. 

● Minimum of 2-5 years of experience in facilitating groups, ideally comfortable in settings involving family violence/domestic violence. 

● Experience in facilitating restorative justice circles. 

● Experience working with youth and/or families involved in the criminal legal system. ● Bilingual 

Experience/capabilities in the Following are a Plus: 

● Provision of group therapy 

● Trauma-informed family violence intervention programs 

● Culturally responsive restorative practice (CRRP) 

Working environment: All sites designated for in-person Circles will adhere to up-to-date COVID guidelines and regulations. Virtual accommodations will be made as necessary. Access to reliable transportation will be required for this position. 

Benefits: 

● Flexible schedule 

● Hybrid work options 

● 401K matching 

● Unlimited vacation time 

● Health insurance 

Application Procedure: Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Maria Arabbo at maria@amalafoundation.org & Danielle Williams at dwilliams@breakthepipeline.org

Board Opportunities

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