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Latina Leadership Initiative of Greater Des Moines Seeks Part-time Executive Director

The Latina Leadership Initiative of Greater Des Moines (LLI) empowers young Latina women to become our next generation of leaders. LLI is seeking a part-time Executive Director (20 hours per week). The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for LLI programs and execution of its mission. The essential functions of the job includes, but is not limited to: program development and implementation, fundraising, community outreach and awareness and general administration.

For a complete position description see attachment or follow link.

All interested candidates please email resume and cover letter to LLIBoardChair@gmail.com by close of business Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

“If a woman is empowered, her children and her family will be better off. If families prosper, the village prospers, and eventually so does the whole country.” – Isabel Allende, global award-winning Chilean author      

The Latina Leadership Initiative of Greater Des Moines (LLI) empowers young Latina women to become our next generation of leaders. LLI is based on the principle that the development of young Latina leaders contributes to the Greater Des Moines community.

LLI Class of 2015 featured in HOLA America

LLI Class of 2015 featured in HOLA America

LLI uses a unique curriculum that combines culturally ingrained elements with modern leadership skills to help Latina women excel personally and professionally. Topics include media relations, budget management, effective networking, public persona and much more. In addition, each LLI participant will be paired with a mentor who exemplifies the lessons taught during the course. They also work on a six-month community service project that puts their learning into practice.

Latinas are crucial to the growth and vitality of a community. LLI prepares them to pursue and create opportunities to advance their lives and careers.

According to Nielsen’s Latina Power Shift Report:

  • Latinas are outpacing Latino males in their educational pursuits and career development, are overwhelmingly the decision-makers in household spending, have surpassed the proportion of non-Hispanic white families with children, and through their youth and increased incomes have become an attractive consumer segmentMarisol - Sepia who is being actively courted by marketers.

  • Hispanic women are a key growth engine of the U.S. female population and are expected to become 30 percent of the total female population by 2060.

  • For the first time, Latinas have exceeded non-Hispanic females in college enrollment.

Read the complete report here. Yadira - Sepia

*head shots by Alyssa Taber of A Squared Creations

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