Work With Us Center for Council is looking for the following:
Director of Development
The Director of Development creates and implements a strategic approach to fundraising which may include individual donations (including major gifts and annual fund), corporate donations, government and foundation grant solicitation, government and corporate contracts and in-kind resources.
Center for Council is looking for interns that want to learn the ins and outs of running a small, agile, and fast-growing nonprofit working at the forefront of community justice, inmate rehabilitation, and along the whole criminal justice spectrum. Learn more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Council's trainers carry the work and practice into the world, teaching the basic forms, elements, and intentions of council to members of the public, private organizations, and countless others. Becoming a council trainer is a rigorous process of being a lifelong learner, participating in council workshops, practicing council on your own, and being observed by Senior Council Trainers over the course of a year or more.
Center for Council is a small but rapidly growing organization that offers Council-based programs and trainings that promote communication, enhance wellbeing, build community and foster compassion within the criminal and social justice fields. Council is a mindfulness-based practice derived from many ancient forms of communicating in a circle. Council engenders deep listening without judgment, fosters an atmosphere of respect for ourselves and for others, promotes empathy, dissolves barriers to cooperation, and builds understanding and community. Center for Council’s work is focused on inflection points throughout the social justice continuum; the organization offers programs in schools, prisons, law enforcement agencies, and community based organizations, and trainings for groups and individuals from all professions and walks of life. Center for Council is fiscally sponsored by Community Partners. The organization is five years old and has grown tremendously in that time. We are now looking for an extreme self-starter who can hit the ground running to help us get to the next level. With enormous public attention on reforming the criminal justice system, our organization is poised for accelerated growth and program expansion; implementing a development strategy that taps the current momentum will be exciting and fast-paced.
Community Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.