Emgage Foundation NY Metro Chapter Executive Director

Full Time | Application Deadline: 01/27/2021 5:00pm

SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS: Responsible for leading and managing Emgage Foundation’s NY Metro chapter.

Send Cover letter and Resume to: dalmontaser@emgageusa.org

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:      

The Executive Director (ED) serves as the primary leader, external champion, and internal manager of Emgage Foundation’s NY Metro chapter, including its staff and volunteers. The ED is responsible for implementing Emgage’s national agenda, as well as setting and implementing a state-wide agenda focused on voter mobilization and issue advocacy.  The ED is the chief “manager” and “community organizer” for the Chapter, translating strategy into action and results through developing and executing annual strategic, operating, financial, and marketing plans.

The ED represents the organization with key stakeholders, including civic and religious organizations, partners, elected officials, and the media.

The ED ensures effective execution of our programs, while also managing the growth and sustainability of the Chapter.  An effective ED is able to both lead the Chapter team at its current size and scope, and successfully strategize and manage future growth.  Travel within the NY Metro area (NY, NJ & CT) will be required.

FUNCTIONS:

Staff Management: Lead, support, and manage the state team in coordination with CEO and State Committee. Provide weekly, monthly, and bi-annual work updates. Conduct bi-annual performance evaluation of staff.

Program Execution: Ensure execution of core organizational programs throughout the year in the areas of voter engagement, civic education, and issue advocacy.

Community Organizing: Develop and execute tactics to engage and recruit a wide-range of community stakeholders for civic and political events and initiatives.

Communications: Develop and execute marketing and communications plans for the Chapter to increase brand awareness, membership, donations, and volunteers.

Fundraising/Development: Support chapter fundraising and development to meet annual and long-term revenue goals. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and manage strategic relationships with funders with an emphasis on foundations; work with the CEO and State Committee Chairperson to build a sustainable revenue model.

Financial Management: Ensure fiscally-sound budgeting, forecasting, expense management, and cash flow for Chapter budget.

50% of ED time will be focused on staff oversight, program management, program planning and financial management, 30% on communications and 20% on growth and development.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:  Reports directly to the CEO and Chairperson of the State Committee.

SALARY: Competitive based on experience.

Required Skills:   

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of management experience in the organizing, civic, or political space.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Experience conceiving, planning, and executing public events.
  • Ability to fundraise and steward donor relationships.
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, changing environment.
  • Exhibit strong desire to work with diverse groups of individuals.  Must be able to liaison with religious and cultural organizations within MASA communities.
  • Outstanding leadership and management skills overseeing a complex enterprise at a high level of responsibility.
  • Capacity to both effectively manage the Chapter to success in its current state, and to lead future growth.
  • Outstanding relationship management skills; ability to build relationships with senior level stakeholders.
  • Commitment to excellence and our mission.

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with voter engagement and turnout, including with organizing canvassing and phone banking operations.
  • Experience leading, planning, or executing issue advocacy campaigns.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with digital communications and leveraging social media to organize and create brand and programmatic awareness.
  • High level of organizational and political sophistication, especially as it relates to connecting programs to funding, creatively generating other resources, and building collaborative and strategic partnerships.