Jobs, 09-09-2011

09 Sep

Education and Employment Access Day, September 23, 2011

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program

NWHHSC SE Asian Chemical Health Coordinator Position Opening

CHAT’s Executive Director Position

Education and Employment Access Day, September 23, 2011
Developing skills and increasing opportunities for all

Cost: FREE
Location: Rasmussen College, (Rasmussen is only the host and the fair is not focused on Rasmussen programs or courses.)
8301 93rd Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

For job seekers, prospective students of all levels, current students of all levels, educators, and community members


Anna at 763-503-2520 or Lunch will be provided for all registered participants.

See the flyer at


Call for Applications: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program
(Apply by Sept. 30)

The 2011-2012 Call for Applications for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program has been released and is available at the following link:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars 2011-2012 Call for Applications

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program is designed to build the nation’s capacity for research, leadership and policy change to address the multiple determinants of population health. The program is based on the principle that progress in the field of population health depends upon multidisciplinary collaboration and exchange. Its goal is to improve health by training scholars to:
• investigate rigorously the connections among biological, genetic, behavioral, environmental, economic and social determinants of health; and
• develop, evaluate and disseminate knowledge and interventions that integrate and act on these determinants to improve health.

The program is intended to produce leaders who will change the questions asked, the methods employed to analyze problems, and the range of solutions to reduce population health disparities and improve the health of all Americans
NWHHSC SE Asian Chemical Health Coordinator Position Opening

Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council has a position open for Program Coordinator for Southeast Asians Living Chemically Free program to address chemical health recovery maintenance and treatment gaps in providing local and culturally relevant support for Hmong and Lao communities regarding chemical health awareness, use, abuse and sustaining sobriety.

This position is the primary grant contact, coordinates grant activities to maintain partner relationships, supervises independent contractors and contracted agencies to meet grant requirements and works with member cities in Northwest Hennepin County to address substance abuse issues through community-based support programs.

Agency Application is available at

CHAT’s Executive Director Position
Center For Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT)

MISSION CHAT exists to nurture, explore and illuminate the Hmong American experience through artistic expressions.
VISION CHAT envisions a vibrant community where Hmong American artists are inspired to share their perspectives, valued for their creative contributions, and empowered to challenge life’s boundaries.
SOCIAL JUSTICE LENS CHAT addresses social injustices through Hmong American artists and youth that express their inner truths through contemporary arts by 1) raising awareness 2) initiating action and 3) building community.
VALUES Reflecting our mission statement, our commitment to a viable arts community and our strong belief in the benefits of arts education, these value statements embody our core principles:

• To provide quality arts education, activities and opportunities for Hmong American children and youth;
• To foster the advancement of emerging and experienced Hmong American artists and;
• To build audiences for the arts by creating and producing art that significantly enhances understanding both within the Hmong community as well cross-culturally.
PROGRAMS: In order to accomplish the goals outlined above, CHAT is building capacity in the arts so that Hmong American voices can be heard, documented and shared with others through the following programs. CHAT programs operate with two arms: 1): Youth Arts Program introduces, teaches and engages Hmong youth in art activities that foster creative expression and leadership skills, and nurtures healthy self-development; and 2) Navigate offers development and advancement opportunities for working Hmong American artists.

Job Summary
The Executive Director is chief administrative and artistic director for the organization. Under the authority of the Board, the Executive Director is responsible for carrying out policies, maintaining fiscal integrity and making decisions on the artistic and strategic direction of the organization. The Executive Director manages, maintains and develops the entire organization, including financial, fundraising, programming, personnel, strategic planning and long-term visioning, public and community relations, marketing, compiling resources, evaluating opportunities and making executive decisions on all other areas required for effective organizational functioning.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: the Executive Director is responsible for the following tasks, which s/he may perform directly, or through the supervision of others.
1) Leadership: Position CHAT as a community leader through collaborations with other organizations, engaging and building the community that is supportive of the arts. Maintain welcoming and productive organizational culture that is inclusive of all life-styles and identities. Provides guidance, support and motivation for board, staff, program participants and volunteers. Monitor progress and productivity of organizational goals. Handle and address conflicts or barriers.

2) Strategic Plan and Long-term Visioning: Work with and engage Leadership Team, Board, Staff, Artists and Community to create strategic plan. Identify issues and needs of community to establish appropriate methods for addressing them organizationally. Implement strategic plan, as approved by Board. Continue development of long-term vision for the organization.

3) Public and Community Relations: Passionately communicate the organization’s vision. Inform media of organizational and program developments. Initiate collaborative relationships with other community organizations. Coordinate programming with educational institutions. Establish and maintain relationships with other community groups, businesses and cross-sector organizations.

4) Fundraising: Insure adequate funding for organization. Includes grant writing, cultivating donor relationships, development and execution of a fundraising plan.

5) Financial: Develop and manage annual operating budgets and assist with CHAT Accountant in payroll, tax payments, and accounting tasks.
6) Programming: Maintain, evaluate and expand annual events and programming in the areas of theater, visual, music, dance, youth arts and professional development of individual artists. Develop new programs and projects as appropriate to needs of community.
7) Personnel: Recruit, hire, supervise, evaluate, and terminate all staff. Manage and lead effective team building and foster leadership of staff and volunteers.

8.) Marketing: develop and implement strategies for marketing organizational brand and promote program and events to build audiences for the arts.

9) Other Resources: Insure that resources needed to maintain organizational operations (space, insurance, etc.) are obtained.

Experience and Qualification Requirements:
1) Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or 3- 5 years non-profit management experience
2) Demonstrated success in fundraising and financial management
3) Previous experience in grassroots organizing
4) Flexibility with work hours – weekends and evenings as needed
5) Strong verbal and written communications skills
6) Experience in public speaking
7) Visionary and strategic thinker

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Bi-lingual: Hmong and English
2) Knowledge of Hmong Community
3) Understand and value the arts’ role in community
4) Experience working with Intuit QuickBooks Accounting Software
5) Experience in administration and management of small to mid-sized arts organization

Full-time Exempt
Competitive Executive Salary + Excellent Benefits

Position Open July 20, 2011
Position Open Until Filled

***Submit Cover Letter, Resume, 3 References and Salary Requirements to:
CHAT Executive Director Search Committee
995 University Avenue, Suite 220
St. Paul, MN 55104
No phone calls please.

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