The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is seeking a Director of Programs to work on and oversee our core Community Education and Youth Education programs. This is an exciting new position that will support the implementation of CUP’s recently completed strategic plan, which emphasizes a deepening of our work’s impacts, an expansion of our efforts to share our methodologies with others, and a greater commitment to leadership development. We are seeking a creative and energetic individual with experience in design and policy who wants to use design and art to contribute to meaningful social change. See the full posting at http://welcometocup.org/NewsAndEvents/CUPIsHiringADirectorOfPrograms
The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement, particularly among historically under-represented communities. CUP’s work addresses the needs of communities struggling to make sense of the complex public policies and decision-making processes that impact their lives, from affordable housing to labor rights. By collaborating directly with communities to create accessible and visual explanations on issues important to them, CUP provides individuals with the tools to claim their rights, advocate for their needs, and fight for social justice. For more information, visit CUP at: http://welcometoCUP.org
The Director of Programs will lead CUP’s Community Education and Youth Education programs, working on a broad range of projects directly, as well as overseeing and providing strategic guidance to the work of other program and administrative staff. As part of the organization’s leadership team, the Director of Programs will also work closely with the Executive and Deputy Directors, and will report to the Executive Director. We envision this role as a critical one in supporting the high quality of CUP’s existing programming, while thinking strategically with our talented team about how to deepen the reach and impact of our work in meaningful ways. We imagine someone who is a great collaborator, likes to think about how organizations work, but is also excited to work on projects with our community partners. See the full posting at http://welcometocup.org/NewsAndEvents/CUPIsHiringADirectorOfPrograms
CUP is committed to fostering greater equity in the work we produce, the way we produce it, and the way we function as an organization. We seek to be an organization where people with different abilities and from different racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds can thrive together, and where our practices create opportunities, not barriers, to achieving greater social justice. In support of our commitment to achieving greater social justice, CUP strives to be a healthy, positive, and sustainable place to work. To that end, we provide free health insurance benefits, professional development opportunities, and a reasonable work schedule that allows our staff to have a healthy life both inside and outside of work. We are also committed to working together as a staff to better understand issues of race, equity, and justice and to continue to further our own education on how we engage with and address those issues as individuals and as an organization. We ask all staff members to engage in continuous professional development, and use our annual review process to identify individual goals for each year. This is a full-time, salaried position. Pay will be commensurate with experience. CUP is a 10-person organization with an annual budget of $1.2 million. Our office is based in Gowanus, Brooklyn, but we work with community partners all over New York City and travel throughout the five boroughs regularly. This position may also entail occasional travel outside of New York City. Normal staff hours are 10 am to 6 pm, but our work requires occasional evening and weekend events, such as launch events, workshops, presentations, and fundraisers.
If you are interested in the position, your application should include (in this order): § A cover letter, in which you address why you are interested in this position, how your experience qualifies you for it, and why you would like to work at CUP § A current resume § A short writing sample (3 pages maximum), preferably on a topic relevant to CUP’s work § A list of 3 references, with contact information. (No need to provide letters!) Please send all materials as a single PDF (max 5 MB) to apply@welcometoCUP.org. Include “Director of Programs” in the subject line. Please note that we will NOT review applications that do not provide all requested materials. In addition we will not use links to access additional information that is not included directly in the PDF (this includes links to web-based portfolios). No phone calls, please. CUP is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fair and inclusive employment practices, and strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas to apply.