Executive Director Search
We're searching for a qualified, passionate leader to steer Speak About It into its next chapter as an organization.
Speak About It, Inc. (SAI) offers performance-based consent education and sexual assault prevention training to high school and college students. Our mission is to educate, entertain, and empower high school and college students to create positive change in their communities, advocate for and practice healthy relationship habits and prevent sexual violence. Since our founding in 2010, our performance has sparked dialogue with over 200,000 students across the United States and internationally.
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for overseeing and implementing the mission of SAI by working in partnership with the Board of Directors and the staff to provide leadership, vision, and direction for the organization, and to develop organizational strategy. The ED must have a passion for SAI’s mission and a highly developed ability to communicate the organization’s vision to any audience. This individual is a leader with a deep and nuanced understanding of sexuality, sexual violence, sex positive cultures, consent, gender identity and fluidity, and is comfortable leading and listening to discussions related to these topics. The ED recognizes the positive impact that theater and the arts can have as a catalyst for social change. The ED is diligent and dynamic – comfortable both in front of a crowd and crunching numbers in the office. This person enjoys the role of mentor and teacher, and is dedicated to engaging a team to build the organization. The ED guides a staff of two employees, a creative director, as well as a team of actor/educators during the performance season. The ED works closely in collaboration with the Board of Directors to implement the organizational vision and operations.
With the expected transition of our respected founding ED, SAI is an organization on the cusp of great change. The new ED will lead the organization through the next phase of growth, and should be a long-term strategist who also understands that members of a small nonprofit staff, at all levels, must be ready to dive in at any moment to get the job done.
Principal job responsibilities include:
Leadership & Management:
● Recruit, manage, inspire, motivate, and empower a strong staff team, including actor/educators, to ensure the success of SAI’s programs
● Work with the Board of Directors to implement an exciting, yet realistic, strategic growth plan for SAI for the next 3-5 years Program Development and Oversight:
● Oversee relationships with current campus partners and high schools and expand relationships with new schools and venues
● Design, develop, market, and implement new programs in new communities and travel with performers, as needed
● Oversee regular programmatic evaluation to track successes and change course when necessary Revenue Development & Communications
● In collaboration with the Board of Directors, design, implement, and manage longterm financial development plan for securing additional sources of revenue. Procure funds through various revenue streams including individuals, foundations, and fee for program.
● Represent SAI by participating in key associations and organizations, raising the profile of the organization and strengthening our position as an authority in the field of sexual consent education.
● Act as the primary media spokesperson for SAI in print, online, radio and television outlets.
Financial Management & Administration:
● In partnership with the Finance Committee, develop and manage fiscally responsible annual budget and be able to foresee potential financial challenges and change course accordingly
● Develop organizational structures and human resources systems and policies, as appropriate for a young organization in a state of expansion
● Degree in social work, public administration, public health, liberal arts, social sciences, women’s studies or other human services related field, master’s degree preferred, bachelor’s degree required
● Substantive administrative, management, program development, fiscal and supervision experience required. Candidate will have demonstrated skills in leadership and nonprofit management
● Excellent verbal and written communications skills
● The ability to create and/or enhance existing networks in schools and other potential programmatic venues
● An ability to think and act both strategically and tactically
● Sound judgment and comfort with making difficult decisions
● Strong organizational and project management skills
● Experience with QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Survey Monkey, Google Drive, Google Docs, etc.
Speak About It, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Salary Range: $55,000-$65,000, DOE. Full-time, Exempt, Generous Benefits Package. Reports to Speak About It Board of Directors. In addition to traditional work hours, the ED regularly works evenings and weekends, as needed. July and August are the busiest season for SAI and the ED’s presence during this time is critical to the success of the performances. Travel is required nationally and potentially internationally. In exchange for this level of commitment, the ED is fully trusted to manage their own time accordingly. The work of SAI is intensive, but also exciting and energizing in a supportive, good-humored environment. The work of the ED is bolstered by a hardworking team of staff and volunteers who are committed and passionate about the organization. SAI is committed to equal employment opportunity.
We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and medical conditions which result from pregnancy, physical or mental disability, religion, age, citizenship, ancestry or national origin, military membership (federal), gender identity, transgender, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), atypical cellular or blood trait, whistleblower status, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, or any other characteristic protected under state or federal law. We welcome and encourage applicants from a diversity of backgrounds.
To apply, please provide the following materials electronically (PDF preferred) to the SAI Search Committee:
● Cover letter articulating your related professional experience, your interest in this position and the work of SAI.
● Resume/CV Application materials and any questions can be directed to Emily Chaleff, search consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of application materials begins February 28, 2018. Position will remain open until filled. www.speakaboutitonline.com
Speak About It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that partners with high schools and colleges to educate, entertain, and empower students to create positive change within their communities, advocate for and practice healthy relationship habits, and prevent sexual violence.
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