Jun 14, 2024

Executive Director

$90,000 - $105,000 yearly
  • Coalition for Social Justice Education Fund
  • Hybrid (Brockton, MA, USA)
Full-Time Advocacy/Lobbying Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging Executive Management (CEO/ED)

Job Description

As the Executive Director of the Coalition for Social Justice Education Fund, you will play a pivotal role in charting the next phase of our organization's journey. This includes driving internal shifts to foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment and reinvigorating our commitment to grassroots organizing while maintaining our strong advocacy efforts. Your leadership will be instrumental in shaping our strategic direction, amplifying the voices of our communities, and ensuring that our mission to advance social and economic justice continues to thrive. This is a unique opportunity to leave a lasting impact on both our organization and the communities we serve. 

 

The Executive Director will oversee strategic planning, financial management, fundraising, staff and board development, and build relationships with our members and external partners to advance the CSJ Ed Fund mission and vision. 

 

Responsibilities

 

Board Relations & Board Development

  • Collaborate with the Board to develop and implement strategic goals and objectives for the organization.

  • Facilitate board meetings, ensuring effective communication and engagement.

  • Support board development initiatives, including recruitment, orientation, and training.

 

Financial Management

  • Work closely with operational staff to:

    • Create an annual budget and oversee financial planning, and fiscal management of the organization. 

    • Ensure transparency, accountability, and compliance with financial policies and procedures. 

    • Oversee annual audit, tax and other financial reporting requirements. 

 

Grant Writing & Fundraising

  • Lead grant writing efforts, identifying funding opportunities and submitting compelling proposals.

  • Develop and execute fundraising strategies to diversify revenue streams and meet fundraising goals.

  • Cultivate and steward relationships with individual donors, major donors, funders and philanthropic partners to secure resources for organizational sustainability. 

  • Work with operational staff to maintain an up-to-date grant calendar to meet reporting and proposal deadlines.

 

Supervision & Staff Management

  • Supervise staff supporting them in setting goals in their work plan and schedule regular check-ins. 

  • Attend regular staff meetings, training, retreats, etc. 

  • Provide visionary leadership and mentorship to staff, fostering a culture of collaboration, growth, and well-being, while empowering team members to take ownership of their roles.

  • Foster a culture of trust and accountability, where staff members feel empowered to make decisions and take initiative in their respective areas of expertise.

  • Promote a supportive and inclusive work environment, valuing diverse perspectives and contributions.

  • Evaluate and restructure the staff to address evolving organizational needs, including hiring for additional capacity in areas requiring support. 

  • Oversee recruitment, hiring, onboarding, training and professional development of staff. 

 

Strategic Leadership & External Relations

  • Develop and implement strategic plans to advance organizational objectives and promote social and economic justice. 

  • Work with the Board to make decisions on what campaigns we take on as an organization and oversee the implementation of those campaigns. 

  • Serve as the primary spokesperson and advocate for CSJ Ed Fund, representing the organization to stakeholders, partners, coalitions, media and the community.

  • Cultivate relationships with community organizations, advocacy groups, and policymakers to amplify impact and effect systemic change.

Hiring Organization

Coalition for Social Justice Education Fund

Qualifications

  • At least 5-7 years experience in grassroots organizing and advocacy, preferably in leadership roles within nonprofit organizations.

  • Strong team-building skills, with a focus on fostering collaboration, inclusivity, and professional growth.

  • Extensive experience in fundraising, including grant writing, securing individual donations, and managing donor relations.

  • Proven ability to raise and manage a budget of $1 million.

  • Strong financial management skills, including budgeting, financial planning, and ensuring fiscal responsibility.

  • Experience in developing and executing strategic plans to advance organizational goals and mission, with the ability to think strategically and creatively to address challenges and seize opportunities.

  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.

  • Deep understanding of, and commitment, social and economic justice issues, with a commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships, trust and rapport with staff, board members, members and external partners.

  • High emotional intelligence, with the ability to navigate complex group dynamics and facilitate tough conversations.

  • Technical proficiency with relevant software and tools including Google Workspace, including Google Drive, State Voices VAN, Constant Contact, etc. and ability to adapt to new technologies and systems as needed.

  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends. 

Industry/Service Area

Advocacy/Social Action, Public Policy, Social Justice

Level

Executive

Application Instructions

To apply for the position of Executive Director at the Coalition for Social Justice Education Fund, please submit the following materials:

  • A current resume.

  • A cover letter outlining your interest in the position and your qualifications, including specific examples of how your experience aligns with the responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job description, what motivates you to lead an organization focused on social and economic justice, and how have your past experiences prepared you for this role.

Please submit your application materials on our online submission form here: tinyurl.com/csjedfund-ed by June 18th, 2024.

Only complete applications will be considered. For any inquiries regarding the position, please contact Marlene Pollock at marlenepollock929@gmail.com or 508-982-8751.


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