Wednesday, August 11, 2010

We're calling YOU! Opening for Student Network Director

Call for Candidates: Student Network Director

Young, Dynamic, Student Leader Wanted

Raíces de Esperanza (Roots of Hope) is a national non-profit focused on empowering youth to become the authors of their own future. Our network of more than 3,200 students and young professionals across the U.S. empowers youth through community organizing, education, and leadership development initiatives.

At this time, we are seeking a Student Network Director to construct and lead a dynamic team of campus representatives from around the nation, to conduct a vital effort to invigorate and expand the Roots of Hope student network. In leading this team, the Student Network Director will serve as the point person for facilitating collaboration among student groups nation-wide and mobilizing the network for extraordinary initiatives that require large-scale support. The ideal candidate for this role will have a leadership style that empowers his/her leadership team to work together as a cohesive unit to accomplish goals and objectives collectively.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Collaboratively develop a strategic vision for a student network with a team of student leaders at campuses around the country
  • Facilitate collaboration, coordination and communication among affiliated student groups on projects and programming
  • Develop and manage practical systems to ensure communication and cooperation between campus groups and campus leaders
  • Serve on RDE's Management Team
  • Serve as the central point of contact for all RDE activities on a collegiate level and liaise between the student network and RDE's Management Team
  • Participate in one-on-one leadership trainings and coaching sessions with other leaders in Roots of Hope
  • Qualifications
  • Executive level experience leading a Cuban-American student organization or similar affinity group on a major university campus
  • Have a strong, established network of Cuban-American student leaders throughout the country
  • Possess a wealth of knowledge of the Cuban context
  • Exhibit a commitment to developing a culture of collaboration and trust
  • Be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Experience or high interest in strategic team management, including motivation and accountability
  • Demonstrate a desire to enhance leadership and team-building skills
  • Character reflects the core values of Raices: Hope, Dignity, Humility, Compassion and Smart Passion
  • Professionally Bilingual - English and Spanish

How to apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to the Search Committee at:

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