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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Formed in 2019, Rising Voices is a 501(c4) nonprofit organization that seeks to organize and develop the leadership of Asian American women (cis, trans, Gender Non-Conforming and femme-identifying) and young people for power around progressive values and issues in the state of Michigan. Rising Voices is c4-facing organization, however much of the work is c3 and non-partisan and is funded through the Rising Voices Fund.

POSITION SUMMARY: ​The Executive Director embodies and advances the organization’s mission through compassionate, strategic, creative, principled, trauma-informed leadership. The principal role of the Executive Director in this period of dynamic growth for the organization, is to direct the overall vision and strategy of the organization, raise funds, supervise staff, and liaise with the boards of directors and external stakeholders.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as a public-facing organizer, thought leader, and trusted partner

  • Cultivate new revenue sources through institutional funders; individuals; membership dues; and earned income; and work with both boards to develop fundraising/ development plans

  • With the support of staff and boards, write grants, applications, and requests for proposals, ensure compliance with terms of grant agreements, and report the impact of organizing and advocacy efforts in a timely manner

  • Work with a staff team to develop and approve financial management including budgeting, cash flow, expenses, deposits/withdrawals, and reserves

  • Supervise and work with senior staff to create and implement programs for the c3, the c4, and the superPAC, including organizing/campaigns, field, politics/policy, communications/narrative, and internal organizational development work

  • With the senior staff, oversee and approve all aspects of human resource management including, but not limited to, staff hiring, supervision, training and mentoring - to build a sustainable, joyful, healing workplace

  • Develop and maintain external relationships, including with potential partner organizations and individuals supporting the work of the organization

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least five years of community, labor, and/or electoral organizing experience, or equivalent experience;

  • Prior experience in management or supervising a team;

  • Experience with training, mentorship and leadership development of staff;

  • Experience in nonprofit management

  • Experience with healing justice approaches and practice

  • Connection to AAPI Communities

  • Experience working in multi-racial, BIPOC, coalitions and settings

 

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INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Formed in 2019, Rising Voices is a 501(c4) nonprofit organization that seeks to organize and develop the leadership of Asian American women (cis, trans, Gender Non-Conforming and femme-identifying) and young people for power around progressive values and issues in the state of Michigan. Rising Voices is c4-facing organization, however much of the work is c3 and non-partisan and is funded through the Rising Voices Fund.

POSITION SUMMARY: ​The Interim Executive Director (IED) will report to a committee of the board of Rising Voices. The IED will work with the board, the outgoing Executive Director, and any identified consultants to ensure that the organization remains stable and its programs and goals are uninterrupted during this transitional period, before a new Executive Director is identified. The Rising Voices board will rely on the IED to manage relationships with funders during this interim period, and will rely on the IED for staff support for meetings and reports related to fund development and stakeholder engagement.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5 years of nonprofit management experience, including supervising staff (including managers) and working with a board of directors, with a minimum of 1 year senior management responsibility on infrastructure issues (development, administration, finance, human resources)

  • Empathy, to help staff and board through loss and change

  • Change management experience

  • Strength in institutional fundraising; foundation cultivation and proposal writing

  • Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills

  • Can thrive in a highly dynamic, flexible work environment and switch rapidly from strategy to execution

  • Ability to download, hold, and transfer institutional memory / history

  • Ability to work across organizational lines with an understanding of the mechanics of public policy impact on a local, state and federal level

  • Strong listening, facilitation, and communication skills

  • Strong team-builder; teamwork oriented

  • Commitment to working in social justice / grassroots / political movements

  • Connection to AAPI Communities, preferably in Michigan

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