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CASA In Action


Director of Community Leadership

Based in Hyattsville, MD

CASA’s mission is to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in working class and immigrant communities. Our vision is a future where we stand in our own power, our families live free from discrimination and fear, and our diverse communities thrive as we work with our partners to achieve full human rights for all. CASA has a sister organization, CASA in Action, a separate, but related, nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Although CASA and CASA in Action share a common goal of supporting immigrants and low-income people in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, they are separate organizations with their own board of directors. A set of employees at the two organizations, including the person filling this position, shares their time between the two organizations. This has no effect on salary or benefits.

POSITION SUMMARY: Director of Community Leadership will design and implement a leadership curriculum for CASA members and organizers which is reflective of CASA mission, vision, and values. The Director will also develop and facilitate train the trainer sessions for internal staff, leaders, and partner organizations. The Director will work closely with the Senior Director of Organizing and Leadership to ensure successful design, implementation, and evaluation of all internal and external leadership development programming.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, some of the following which is discussed and prioritized by the employee and supervisor, and reflected in individual and program annual work plans:

  • Develop curriculum design protocols and work with Organizing staff to create leadership development curricula centered in base building and popular education.
  • Work with data and evaluation team to create an evaluation instrument to track and measure intended outcomes and impact of the leadership training program.
  • Create political education materials and training materials to support existing organizing campaigns and issue priorities.
  • Track, analyze and synthesize outcomes of the leadership development program.
  • Support outreach and logistics for both internal and external training including member training, train the trainer workshops, partner convening, and web-based or video training
  • Ensuring program and grant deliverables are collected and reported upon accurately and in a timely manner
  • Supervise staff, personnel, volunteers, and consultants; ensuring that professional development opportunities are provided and all HR policies are followed
  • Development and maintenance of relationships with key national, state, and local partner, including mentor relationship with CASA partners in other states.
  • Maintain close contact with CASA’s Leadership Council and Board Members to ensure regular and informed participation in organizational decision making.
  • And other duties assigned by supervisor related to the position.


  • Minimum of seven years’ experience working in a non-profit or education/training sector, including experience with training/teaching and curriculum design.
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, or related field in program or curriculum design preferred.
  • Valid US driver’s license and reliable vehicle.


  • Possess deep knowledge pedagogical theory and curriculum design and create opportunities to teach staff about this to enhance their training capacity
  • Deep knowledge of the organizing, policy and social justice culture and landscape
  • Cultural agility and experience with grounding work in an anti-oppressive lens
  • Large scale event planning experience is a plus
  • Experience developing, promoting and implementing non-traditional programs; establishing and overseeing cooperative agreements; as well as representing programs to a variety of audiences;
  • Experience supervising individuals and/or teams;
  • Ability to plan, manage and organize multiple projects; identifying and analyzing problems/issues and recommending strategies and solutions
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in English and Spanish required.
  • Must be efficient at communicating effectively orally and in writing; establishing cooperative working relationships with persons contacted in the course of performing assigned duties.
  • Demonstrated interest in working with the immigrant community especially working-class Latino/as and a strong commitment to social justice and the progressive movement; Highly organized and able to manage multiple ongoing projects;
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends;
  • Willing to travel regularly to support CASA teams in MD, VA, PA, and other states, as well as occasionally to support external partners
  • Passion, idealism, progressive and pro-immigrant is a must. Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.

CASA de Maryland, Inc. and CASA in Action do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, marital status and national origin.

How to Apply:
Submit your cover letter and résumé through our talent portal: https://wearecasa.org/join-us/

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