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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileExecutive Director Duties: Working with the Board of Trustees and more than 30 staff members, the next Executive Director will be an influential leader with deep knowledge and understanding of religious freedom and the Constitutional principle of church–state separation. Will have the capacity to communicate a coherent and compelling vision as well as the experience and aptitude for building teams and engaging with partners who share common values and goals across many sectors. Will demonstrate strategic acumen in charting a path toward success and the wisdom and flexibility to adapt to changes in the political landscape and opportunities as they arise. Provide leadership in developing and implementing vision, mission and strategic priorities. Support the development of a vibrant future by continuing to cultivate, expand and make the best use of the Board, staff, volunteers and coalition partners. Continue to expand the financial support, maintaining current and pursuing new philanthropic funding sources, as well as exploring other creative sources of revenue for the organization. Attract, retain and manage a team of professional, high-performing and dedicated staff who possess the capacity to fulfill the organization’s mission. Expand the reach, influence and public recognition as a leader in protecting religious freedom and ensuring the US Constitutional principle of separation of church and state.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Masters or other advanced degree in a field of study applicative to the work of Americans United (such as public policy, governmental relations, theology, law, etc.). 10+ years of senior management experience in either for-profit or non-profit organizations, or government. Knowledge of, and commitment to, the constitutional principle of church-state separation and personal dedication to religious liberty and church-state separation. Commitment to and experience in collaborative leadership with a diverse set of religious communities on church-state issues. Experience working with a Board of Trustees in shaping a vision for an organization. Demonstrated experience and capacity to raise funds from individual donors and foundations. Proven successful experience in budgeting and financial management. A track record of innovation; an entrepreneurial spirit and creativity to envision the future with demonstrated leadership; and administrative skills and experience managing growth and change. Exceptional communications skills including clear and persuasive writing and public speaking and experience working with traditional and digital media. Proven relationship builder with strong interpersonal skills, experience in coalition building, and working with multicultural partners. Strong management skills that support staff and foster collaboration, problem solving and decision-making experience. Political savvy and ability to maneuver through complex politics effectively. Intellectually curious with an open mind and a good sense of humor.