current openings

Chief of Staff

Dream Defenders, a National Black Freedom Organization, is seeking a dedicated Chief of Staff to join our team. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Chief of Staff will play a pivotal role in ensuring organizational efficiency, strategic alignment, and effective communication. This position requires a dynamic leader with a passion for social justice and proven experience in organizational management. The Chief of Staff is responsible for the development of Dream Defenders and its subsidiaries, financial management strategy and contributing to the development of the organization’s strategic goals. He/she/they acts as the liaison between top management and employees and/or other stakeholders and provides oversight and guidance to programmatic projects of high importance. 

Clinical Director

Dream Defenders is seeking a skilled clinician, supervisor, and administrator with extensive youth and family therapy experience to act as our Clinical Director within the Healing and Justice Center. 

The Clinical Director is responsible for providing clinical leadership and policy direction for our trauma recovery center, maintaining accepted standards of medical practice throughout the facility; and providing administrative and professional supervision of staff. Additionally, the Clinical Director is responsible for ensuring oversight in the areas of: licensing regulations, legal and ethical regulations, clinical supervision, and quality assurance. 

The Clinical Director will manage the Trauma Recovery Center staff but will also provide consultation to other agency programs where services are provided such as: our mental health crisis response, mentorship and violence intervention programs. 

Medic

Dream Defenders is seeking a Medic to provide community-based crisis intervention services. These services are housed under the Healing and Justice Center. The Freedom House Mobile Crisis Unit (FH) exists to respond to mental health, substance abuse and homeless-related emergencies and dispatch a team of medics, crisis workers, and medical doctors in response to calls through our 1-866-SAFEMIA line. 

Freedom House provides a non-police mobile response to mental health crises. Under direction, the FH Medic provides community-based crisis intervention services for children and adults with mental health and/or substance use needs on mobile crisis and mobile evaluation teams which includes direct client contact in the community, partnering with law enforcement, crisis intervention, field clinical assessments, outreach services, and other related duties as assigned.The FH team deals with a wide range of mental health-related crises, including conflict resolution, welfare checks, substance abuse, suicide threats, and more, relying on trauma-informed de-escalation and harm reduction techniques. FH provides a non-police mobile response to mental health crises. Mobile crisis interventions are face-to-face, short-term, intensive mental health services provided during a mental health exacerbation. Our team is made up of a crisis worker, a medical professional, or a peacemaker trained in conflict resolution. 

National Organizing Director

Dream Defenders is seeking a passionate and visionary National Organizing Director to lead and coordinate our grassroots organizing efforts across the United States. As the National Organizing Director, you will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans to build our base, develop community trust, and mobilize our membership in fighting for social, racial, and economic justice. This integral role requires a dynamic leader with exceptional organizing skills, a deep commitment to social change, and a comprehensive understanding of the political landscape.

Voter Engagement Manager

Dream Defenders is hiring a Voter Engagement Manager to help the organization in the success of our statewide youth voter registration and voter education program for the 2024 elections. The Voter Engagement Manager will be responsible for the day to day management of our organizers and fellows across the state. In addition, they will support the Political Director in executing a statewide voter registration plan. This position is remote but will require some in person work and travel throughout the South Florida region. This is a temporary position full time position with an anticipated start date of May 13, 2024 and an end date of Nov 30, 2024

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