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We are look­ing for a Rad­i­cal Oper­a­tions Con­sul­tant and Hate Vio­lence Project Intern!

Radical Operations Consultant

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

Remote

SAALT is in a peri­od of growth and trans­for­ma­tion, and seek­ing to align inter­nal oper­a­tions and sys­tems with exter­nal val­ues and pro­gram­ming. We, as cur­rent staff and board, are build­ing an inter­nal work cul­ture that we hope reflects our val­ues and the world we are work­ing towards. As a result, we are cur­rent­ly explor­ing shared lead­er­ship mod­els that will allows us to be an embod­i­ment of an anti-caste, anti-racist orga­ni­za­tion that also cham­pi­ons gen­der and eco­nom­ic justice.

About the Role

SAALT seeks a Rad­i­cal Oper­a­tions Con­sul­tant to help stew­ard SAALT’s inter­nal trans­for­ma­tion in a time of orga­ni­za­tion­al growth by build­ing and improv­ing inter­nal sys­tems that reflect our exter­nal pro­gram­ming and val­ues. Report­ing to the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor and work­ing close­ly with the Admin­is­tra­tive and IT Man­ag­er, the con­sul­tant will build and improve inter­nal sys­tems for oper­a­tions, finance, and data man­age­ment; align our inter­nal cul­ture with our exter­nal val­ues; and pro­vide a sol­id infra­struc­ture between and with­in oth­er departments.

About You

The con­sul­tant under­stands how non­prof­it finances, admin­is­tra­tion, and oper­a­tions func­tion togeth­er and also cre­ates or stream­lines sys­tems that serve orga­ni­za­tion­al needs that are not over­ly com­pli­cat­ed. The con­sul­tant is some­one com­fort­able and resource­ful in nav­i­gat­ing the law (does not have to be lawyer or have any for­mal legal train­ing!) and tra­di­tion­al non-prof­it indus­tri­al com­plex com­pli­ance require­ments to ensure that our inter­nal poli­cies remain val­ues aligned.

Given that SAALT is in a time of transition and growth, we are looking for individuals who can accomplish the following deliverables over the next six months (by end of Q1 2023) with an ideal start date sometime in September, 2022 with the possibility of continuing in a different capacity as SAALT continues its transition:

  • Lead devel­op­ment of annu­al orga­ni­za­tion­al bud­get with Exec­u­tive Director
  • Stream­line and update work­flows for exe­cut­ing con­tracts, staff and con­sul­tants sub­mit­ting for reim­burse­ments, doc­u­ment­ing orga­ni­za­tion­al expens­es, etc.
  • Update Employ­ee hand­book with pro­gres­sive orga­ni­za­tion­al poli­cies i.e. 4‑day work week, expand­ing vaca­tion car­ry­over and pay­out, etc.
  • Explore pos­si­bil­i­ties for expand­ing employ­ee ben­e­fits – health­care, retire­ment, etc.
  • Cre­ate a grant bud­get template
  • Cre­ate a month­ly devel­op­ment report template
  • Cre­ate an Access data­base with dead­lines for all busi­ness oper­a­tions and filings
  • Cre­ate an Access data­base with all exter­nal mem­ber­ships – terms, dues, etc.
  • Cre­ate an Access data­base with all foun­da­tion funders 
    • List of all grants with start and end dates, amount, time­line, type (restrict­ed or unre­strict­ed) deliv­er­ables, grant report dead­lines, pro­gram offi­cer, contact
    • Include foun­da­tion his­to­ry – old grants
  • Work with Exec­u­tive Direc­tor to prospect five new foun­da­tion funders

An ideal candidate would:

  • Have 7–10 years of mid-lev­el non-prof­it oper­a­tions experience
  • Strong expe­ri­ence and com­fort with using Microsoft Office, specif­i­cal­ly Microsoft Access
  • Have a pas­sion for build­ing orga­ni­za­tion­al sys­tems that reflect SAALT’s values
  • Under­stand the details and hold the big picture
  • Think strate­gi­cal­ly and adapt in an evolv­ing environment
  • Take ini­tia­tive to prob­lem-solve and to put into action work­able, if not per­fect, solutions
  • Be self-aware, under­stand one’s own strengths and bound­aries; be able to exer­cise judg­ment, and under­stand when cer­tain actions need approval from the orga­ni­za­tion as a whole
  • Be able and will­ing to share with, guide, lis­ten to, fol­low, chal­lenge and/or defer to col­leagues with var­ied skills, back­grounds, and expe­ri­ence in order to get the job done and strength­en the organization
  • Be excit­ed to help take SAALT into the next stage of its development

Compensation:

$6,000 month­ly retain­er for an esti­mat­ed 20 ‑25 hours of work per week

To Apply:

Please sub­mit a resume and brief cov­er let­ter describ­ing an expe­ri­ence when you cre­at­ed a work­flow to solve a spe­cif­ic prob­lem or chal­lenge with­in an orga­ni­za­tion to info@saalt.org. Inter­views will be sched­uled with select­ed can­di­dates on a rolling basis.

No phone calls please!

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Hate Violence Project Intern

Part-time (10-15 hours per week from October 1, 2022 - July 15, 2023) | Remote

SAALT is seek­ing one intern to direct­ly sup­port SAALT’s new sur­vivor-led hate vio­lence project and pro­vide light com­mu­ni­ca­tions assis­tance to the organization:

About the survivor-led Hate Violence Project and your role

This intern will sup­port and work under the super­vi­sion of SAALT’s Heal­ing & Jus­tice Researcher with this mul­ti­lay­ered project that will involve a rec­i­p­ro­cal rela­tion­ship with par­tic­i­pants, in which we will uncov­er our deep­est, truest selves. We will share our stories—the way in which we are sto­ried, unsto­ried and resto­ried. We will dream of rad­i­cal­ly new worlds. And through this indi­vid­ual and col­lec­tive work, we will devel­op a roadmap for rad­i­cal heal­ing and justice.

Our new approach to hate vio­lence, launched in 2022, encour­ages the par­tic­i­pa­tion and lead­er­ship of hate vio­lence sur­vivors by think­ing out­side con­ven­tion­al par­a­digms of heal­ing and jus­tice, often tied to pol­i­cy and law enforce­ment. Instead, we will offer trans­for­ma­tive jus­tice (TJ) as a modal­i­ty of healing.

We will select 15 South Asian sur­vivors affect­ed by inter­per­son­al and struc­tur­al hate violence—including but not lim­it­ed to ones dri­ven by racism, Islam­o­pho­bia, casteism, col­orism, gen­der, sex­u­al­i­ty, immi­gra­tion sta­tus, phys­i­cal and men­tal abil­i­ty, and a his­to­ry of carcerality—both at the hands of unknown attack­ers (e.g., gen­dered Islam­o­pho­bia, harass­ment and vio­lence in pub­lic spaces, van­dal­ism and prop­er­ty destruc­tion, and dox­ing and oth­er forms of dig­i­tal vio­lence) and at the hands of known attack­ers (e.g., gen­der-based and domes­tic vio­lence, child sex­u­al abuse, and insti­tu­tion­al dis­crim­i­na­tion in work­places, health and edu­ca­tion settings).

This project will direct­ly cul­ti­vate and fos­ter trans­for­ma­tive heal­ing spaces for these sur­vivors from across the U.S. We will do so through work­shops and hang­outs over food with oth­er sur­vivors explor­ing var­i­ous sys­tems; 1:1 vir­tu­al semi-struc­tured inter­views and sur­veys on per­son­al expe­ri­ences of heal­ing and jus­tice; indi­vid­ual and group men­tal health coach­ing ses­sions; a cul­mi­nat­ing in-per­son joint heal­ing ses­sion with all project par­tic­i­pants; and an ongo­ing sur­vivor-led, sur­vivor-cen­tered net­work out­liv­ing the project to build new path­ways toward justice.

Responsibilities:

  • Research: Take notes of inter­view trends, and share with SAALT’s Heal­ing & Jus­tice Researcher
  • Data entry
    • Enter inter­views into Descript tran­scrip­tion soft­ware (soft­ware train­ing will be provided)
    • Enter sur­veys into Zoho Sur­vey Pro
    • Down­load Zoho Sur­vey Pro’s data analy­sis of surveys
    • Down­load Excel spread­sheets of sur­veys, and import said spread­sheets into STATA
  • Data clean­ing
    • Clean sur­vey data in Excel and STATA
    • Cor­rect inter­view transcripts
    • Assign a col­or-code to each person’s tran­scripts so that all sev­en inter­view tran­scripts for each per­son can be grouped and that all iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion can be removed from said transcripts
    • Remove all iden­ti­fy­ing infor­ma­tion from the transcripts
  • Com­mu­ni­ca­tions
    • Help SAALT’s Heal­ing & Jus­tice Researcher to main­tain email cor­re­spon­dence with polit­i­cal edu­ca­tion facil­i­ta­tors, sur­vivors of hate vio­lence, and facil­i­ta­tors of infor­mal vir­tu­al hang­outs over food
    • Sched­ule meet­ings between SAALT’s Heal­ing & Jus­tice Researcher and the facilitators
    • Sched­ule inter­views between SAALT’s Heal­ing & Jus­tice Researcher and the sur­vivors of hate violence

This intern will also help SAALT with oth­er research projects, includ­ing updat­ing the organization’s “Demo­graph­ic Snap­shot.”

About SAALT Communications and your role

This intern will also sup­port SAALT’s Exec­u­tive Direc­tor with ampli­fy­ing the organization’s voice and embed­ded care net­work (e.g., SAALT’s Nation­al Coali­tion of South Asia orga­ni­za­tions) on social media (i.e., Face­book, Twit­ter, and Insta­gram) as well as on its website.

Responsibilities:

  • Uplift the work of mem­ber orga­ni­za­tions part of SAALT’s Nation­al Coali­tion of South Asia orga­ni­za­tions and oth­er val­ues-aligned orga­ni­za­tions on social media
  • Post con­tent to SAALT’s web­site as needed
  • Draft and edit SAALT’s exter­nal-fac­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions as need­ed i.e. state­ments, social media posts, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Data clean­ing expe­ri­ence in STATA
  • Word­Press, Twit­ter, Face­book, and Insta­gram experience
  • Sched­ul­ing expe­ri­ence in MS Out­look and Zoom
  • Com­mit­ment to South Asian and South Asian Amer­i­can racial jus­tice advocacy
  • Com­mit­ment to anti-racist, decolo­nial, and caste abo­li­tion­ist move­ment building

Compensation: $18/hour

To apply: please send your resume/CV and one para­graph to info@saalt.org answer­ing the fol­low­ing ques­tion: In your own words, how would you define hate vio­lence, and what are the path­ways to heal­ing and jus­tice from such violence?

No phone calls, please! We will con­tact you if we would like to pro­ceed with your application.

Deadline: Sep­tem­ber 16, 2022

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