Job Title: Senior Director of Organizational Development
Reports to: CEO
Position Type: Full Time, Exempt
Footsteps supports and affirms individuals and families who have left, or are contemplating leaving, insular ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in their quest to lead self-determined lives. We provide crucial peer and professional resources and support as people embrace the challenge to redefine their identities and build new communities. Footsteps nurtures a network of individuals so that they not only survive in their new world, but thrive. Since Footsteps’ founding in 2003, the organization has served nearly 2,000 individuals, and in 2022, we expect our budget to reach over $4 million.
This past year and a half has been a pivotal time for Footsteps. While we were already seeing a steady amount of growth pre-COVID-19, the pandemic and economic downturn forced us to develop creative strategies to support members and staff as we provide the highest quality care for our hard-hit and growing community. This is both an exciting and critical time to join the Footsteps team as we continue to build out our internal structures and capacity to meet the expanding needs of this community.
We are committed to promoting an equitable, safe, and welcoming environment for our members and staff. Footsteps values a culture of respect and inclusive community: honoring personal choice, different sets of beliefs, and diverse lifestyles that promote individuals’ rights to determine the course of their own lives.
Footsteps seeks a dedicated and compassionate professional to serve as the organization’s Senior Director of Organizational Development. As a critical thought partner to the CEO and a member of our Executive Team, you will lead Footsteps’ efforts to deepen a culture of appreciation and well-being and create both short- and long-term strategies that attract, retain, and grow the best talent for the organization. Key priorities in your first year will include: navigating a hybrid work culture and decision making as it relates to COVID-19 impacts on in-person work; refining and implementing DEI goals; and revamping our performance measurement system. You will also support the organization to complete a strategic plan for 2023-2025 and help ensure that organizational priorities and plans are feasible and sustainable. This role requires an enormous amount of discretion, steadfast commitment to improve culture and process, as well as strong communication skills paired with deep emotional intelligence. You will be a key member of the Executive Team, along with the CEO, Senior Director of Development, Senior Director of Programs, and Senior Director of Finance, Data, and Administration.
Job responsibilities include:
Team Management and Staff Development (30%)
Organizational Planning and Development (30%)
Organizational Culture (25%)
Human Resources (15%)
Location: New York City, ability to work remote 2-3 days/week
Start Date: December 2021
Salary: $100,000-$115,000, commensurate with experience
Team + Benefits:
You will be joining an amazing team of passionate, mission-driven colleagues. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes: 20 vacation days; 13 paid holidays; Unlimited sick days; 5 personal days; summer Fridays; 12 weeks of paid parental leave; paid sabbatical after 7 years of continuous service; health, dental, and vision insurance; 3% match for IRA retirement plan; flexible spending accounts for health care and transit; and a professional development stipend.
COVID update: All staff are required to be vaccinated and are required to wear masks while in the office. The office is currently closed to members and visitors, and all program offerings and services are happening remotely or outdoors.
How to Apply
In lieu of a cover letter, please respond to the four application questions below:
Please send your resume and responses to the application questions to [email protected] and indicate your name and “Senior Director of Organizational Development” in the subject line.
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply soon.
In recent years Footsteps has further deepened its commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We understand that each individual brings a unique and important perspective to the work. This is often complex and allows us to grow as an institution and as people.
Footsteps is an equal opportunity employer. Immigrants, people of color, formerly ultra-Orthodox individuals, LGBTQIA people, people with disabilities, and people who come from poor and working-class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Footsteps does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with Footsteps. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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