Advocates for Community Transformation (Act)

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Advocates for Community Transformation (Act) Dallas, Texas
Nov 18, 2022
Full time
Job Opening: Development Officer Act is a Christian, legal nonprofit, that is seeking a qualified and energetic Development Officer to work with a collaborative Advancement Team in executing all aspects of Act’s fundraising and development strategy, under the direction of the VP of Advancement. This position is essential in meeting Act’s $4 million-dollar annual budget. The ideal Development Officer ("DO”) is highly personable and engaging, balanced by a refined professionalism, and has the ability to move relationships forward strategically.  Faith and Justice Anchor. The ideal Act candidate must possess a deep relationship with Jesus Christ, a passion for Biblical justice and racial equity, a teachable spirit, and a humble desire to collaborate with a diverse team. Collaborative Team Member. The DO reports to and works closely with the VP of Advancement and other Development team members. The DO assists in cultivating and tracking relationships across multiple donor constituencies and in leading those individuals and entities to make a joyful financial investment in the mission of Act. Fundraiser. The DO directly assists in establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $4 million-dollar annual budget through the solicitation of major gifts, grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support. Storyteller. The DO effectively, intelligently, credibly, and passionately communicates our clients’ realities and experiences and the work our team, volunteers and stakeholders are able to do in partnership with our clients to key stakeholder audiences. Critical Contributor. The DO performs the back-office details of implementing and evaluating Act’s annual funding strategy; assists in the execution of fundraising events; and manages a diverse portfolio of prospects and donors, including individuals, foundations, and corporations.  Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or in a related field and three (3) or more years of fundraising experience in a non-for profit or for-profit organization is required, which must have included forging and managing ongoing relationships with multiple constituencies. Strong written communication & high-touch relationship building skills are required. Proficiency with CRM platforms, like Salesforce, and project management platforms like Google Suite or Trello, is preferred. About Act: Act is a Christian, legal non-profit that works to make neighborhood safety a normal reality for everyone. To do this, we equip underserved residents to fight crime on their street using the justice system. We seek to cultivate a culture of freedom and responsibility that yields effective results from our team members’ best work. We value building a team that is committed to diversity, equity & inclusion.  Act currently serves multiple neighborhoods in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The organization operates as a 501(c)3 with 25+ full-time employees and a $4 million-dollar annual budget. Work Requirements: Must reside in the Dallas area and have the capability to work in-person at our Dallas Headquarters and occasionally travel to Fort Worth. Compensation & Benefits: We do our best to set our team members up for success. We value our employees and want to ensure sustainability and longevity in their time with Act. Employees receive a competitive salary that is commensurate with their experience and level of education. Please visit the Join Our Team page for details about our competitive benefits package. How to Apply: Please complete the online application found on our website .  The application requires a Statement of Faith. A Statement of Faith should describe your Christian faith and include a description of your spiritual disciplines (i.e., prayer, study, etc.) and your current place of worship. If you have questions, please send an email to recruitment@actforjustice.org.
Advocates for Community Transformation (Act) Dallas, TX
Jun 17, 2022
Full time
Act is seeking a high capacity and motivated Program Administrator who can administratively come alongside Act’s legal team to help move our casework forward. Ultimately, this individual will function as the “glue” for the team by keeping all systems and information related to casework up-to-date and identifying opportunities for increased efficiencies within the department. Act’s legal strategy oftentimes leads us to the nexus of multiple community relationships—including neighborhood association leaders, pastors, police officers, code compliance officers, community members, and volunteer attorneys who serve as co-counsel on Act cases. The Program Administrator will take a proactive role in cultivating these relationships and must be able to engage cross-culturally.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to monitoring Act’s case docket, case files, and client files; maintaining Act’s trial calendar, an updated list of active cases, pleadings and discovery boards for case files; managing open records requests and communicating with city officials regarding same; preparing and assembling reports; and remaining intimately familiar with the status of Act cases.  The Program Administrator will take part in connecting clients with volunteer attorneys and partners within the City of Dallas. This will also include assisting in organizing community meetings; coordinating meetings between volunteer attorneys and clients; and collaborating with other ministries, churches, and organizations. The Program Administrator will also be a creative problem solver and a team player. They will consistently display a high degree of organization, a curious and investigative mind, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Rooted in Faith and Justice: The ideal candidate must possess a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, a passion for Biblical justice and racial equity, a teachable spirit, and a humble desire to collaborate with a diverse team. Our Program Administrator is part of the team ensuring that Act’s partners & clients are supported in a way that honors their dignity and invites them into a deeper understanding of justice, equity and their role in the transformation of a community. Education and Experience : Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required with demonstrated organizational abilities and computer proficiency, including a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, CRMs, and project management tools. Fluency in Spanish is useful and cross-cultural experience is important. Compensation & Benefits: We do our best to make sure our team members are set up for success. Employees receive a competitive salary that is commensurate with their experience and level of education. Act offers comprehensive health benefits, company paid life insurance and short and long-term disability coverage, a 401K with an employer match, and unlimited vacation, with a 10-day minimum, in addition to paid holidays, which includes two weeks off at Christmas. We seek to cultivate a culture of freedom and responsibility that yields effective results from our team members’ best work. We value our employees and want to ensure sustainability and longevity in their time with Act. Work Requirements: Must reside in DFW and have the capability to work both in-person and virtually. Although we have a hybrid, asynchronous office, this position, in particular, is highly relational and requires significant in-person presence in our office. Must have personal means of transportation. How to Apply : Please complete the online application found on our website at actforjustice.org/join-our-team/. The application requires a Statement of Faith. A Statement of Faith should describe your Christian faith and how it is relevant to your involvement with Act and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current place of worship. If you have questions, please send an email to recruitment@actforjustice.org . About Act: Act is a Christian non-profit that exists to make neighborhood safety a normal reality for everyone. To do this, we equip underserved residents to fight crime on their street using the justice system. Act currently serves multiple neighborhoods in the Dallas/Fort Worth region and is positioned for state and national expansion. The organization operates as a 501(c)3 with 20+ full-time employees and a $3.2 million annual budget. We value building a team that is committed to diversity, equity & inclusion.  
Advocates for Community Transformation (Act) Dallas, TX
Jun 07, 2022
Full time
Act is currently seeking a personable, tenacious, and self-motivated individual to serve as a Community Advocate who can join our team to help drive Act’s legal casework forward, engaging and resolving casework by initiating and sustaining community relationships, while working alongside a variety of stakeholders. This position serves Dallas-Fort Worth communities by researching open record and internal data sets to find the most effective and efficient ways to meet potential clients and then introducing them to Act’s ministry and legal model. This will entail building strong working relationships with local police, city officials, neighborhood leaders and other non-profits. This position serves staff and volunteer attorneys by work-flowing casework, consistent engagement with clients, keeping casework updated, translating attorney/client communications, and seeing cases through to their resolution. The ideal candidate will be able to provide English to Spanish and Spanish to English translations in both written and verbal communications, which will require fluency in Spanish and English. Translation will mostly consist of attorney/client communications, including legal documents and clients’ evidence. This position also serves the rest of Act staff by working cross-departmentally to aid in the telling of casework narratives and making connections with community members. The ideal candidate will possess a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, a passion for social justice and racial equity, a teachable spirit, and a desire to collaborate with a diverse team. They will demonstrate tenacity, curiosity and strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills. They will also demonstrate a mature ability to take calculated risks and initiatives to meet goals set by their team and clients. Work Requirements: Must reside in DFW and have the capability to work both in-person and virtually. Although we have a hybrid, asynchronous office, this position, in particular, is highly relational and requires significant in-person presence in the communities we serve. Must have personal means of transportation. Education and Experience : Fluency in Spanish and translation skills are required, as is cross-cultural experience.  Excellent communication, translation and community building skills are essential. Investigative and data research skills are useful. Candidate must possess a “no job is too small” mentality. Experience in sales, client relations management or missionary work is preferrable. User knowledge of CRM platforms, like Salesforce, and project management platforms, like Slack and Trello, would be beneficial. Compensation & Benefits: We do our best to make sure our team members are set up for success, so they can do their best work. Employees receive a competitive salary that is commensurate with their experience and level of education. Act offers comprehensive health benefits, company-paid life insurance and short & long-term disability coverage, a 401K with an employer match, and unlimited vacation (with a 10-day minimum) in addition to paid holidays, which includes two weeks off at Christmas. We seek to cultivate a culture of freedom and responsibility that yields high results. We value our employees and want to ensure the sustainability and longevity of their time with Act. How to Apply :  Please complete the online application found on our website at www.actforjustice.org/join-our-team . The application requires a Statement of Faith. A Statement of Faith should describe your Christian faith and how it is relevant to your involvement with Act and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current place of worship. If you have questions, please email our team at: recruitment@actforjustice.org . About Act: Act is a Christian, legal non-profit that exists to make neighborhood safety a normal reality for everyone. To do this, we equip underserved residents to fight crime on their street using the justice system. Act currently serves multiple neighborhoods in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The organization operates as a 501c3 with 20+ full-time employees and a $3.2 million annual budget. We value building a team that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.