Colorado Nonprofit Association

Director of Programs

Note to potential applicants: This position description has been revised and reimagined since WVE’s previous posting for a Denver-based Director of Programs. Qualified candidates from anywhere in the US are encouraged to apply.

Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) is seeking an experienced organizer, campaigner and intersectional movement builder to serve as our Director of Programs. This position will lead the organization’s program team in meeting the goals outlined in our strategic plan, including the design and implementation of programming that expands the organization’s reach to communities and constituencies most impacted by toxic chemical exposure. This position reports to the Interim Co-Executive Director1 and is part of the Leadership Team. This is a fully remote position requiring occasional travel within the US.

Mission & Vision
WVE drives action towards a future free from the impacts of toxic chemicals rooted in gender justice alongside those historically and presently ignored by the environmental health movement by leveraging an intersectional solidarity approach based on our expertise in research, advocacy and organizing.

WVE envisions a world free from the impacts of toxic chemicals, one where our planet and communities are thriving, one where our gender, race, sexuality, zip code, income level or job does not determine our health outcomes. We envision WVE as a community that is accessible, intersectional and empowering for LGBTQIA+ people, young people, Black people, Indigenous people, Latin@ people, Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander people, refugees, immigrants, people with disabilities, and working class people. We honor and recognize the intersectionality of these identities. We strive to put solidarity into action as we build this community.

Salary range: $69,000 – $85,000, based on a four-day (32 hour) workweek
WVE’s philosophy is to pay competitive salaries and benefits for a national organization in the field of environmental health. Knowing that the nonprofit sector often underpays and overworks its people leading to burnout and departure from the sector, WVE strives to provide salaries and benefits that support the health and well-being of our valued employees. Our commitment is to invest in all staff regardless of title.

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A Note on Qualifications to Applicants:
Part of our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion is recognizing that the best candidates may not meet every qualification in a job description due to structural inequities and intersecting forms of oppression. We strongly encourage candidates with less traditional backgrounds to apply, especially people directly impacted by toxic chemical exposure, BIPOC, trans, and non-binary folks, even if you do not fit the description perfectly.

Requirements
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Competencies & Assets

At Women’s Voices for the Earth, we believe that a workplace that centers justice, equity, diversity and inclusion makes our work more impactful and innovative. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or caregiver status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.