Literature for All of Us seeks new leadership to guide the organization towards its future. The founding Executive Director is retiring after 21 years of dedicated service. The new leader will continue the impactful work to date by this award winning literary arts organization dedicated to trauma informed social/emotional learning. The new Executive Director will engage with board members, volunteers, donors and community members to deliver the message of the organization in order to continue our growth. Working with the Board of Directors, this new leader will ensure smooth operations in all areas including fundraising, staff development and oversight, financial management, marketing and public relations, and will successfully carry out the components of our strategic plan.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
- Mission Statement:
- Literature for All of Us uses books and writing to facilitate circles of connection, healing and growth in the face of social inequity. By inviting participants to explore the transformative power of their own voices, we help build resilience.
- We envision a world where everyone regardless of race, class, culture, or gender identity, has opportunities to access their voices, embrace meaning in their lives and imagine possibilities for their futures.
- We value:
- Literature as a means to make connections and discover strength and meaning in our lives
- Writing as a way to access our voices, share our stories, and free our imaginations
- Shared learning and dialogue in safe environments of mutual respect
- The inherent and collective strengths of individuals, families, and communities
- Equity and social justice
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Hire, train and supervise administrative staff. In conjunction with the Board of Directors, ensure adequate Staffing plans for all areas.
- Supervise Program Director in the areas of program development, implementation, and evaluation.
- Lead a comprehensive, year round fundraising program. Manage and expand current activities in the areas of grants, corporate sponsorships, special events and individual donor campaigns, including expansion of major gifts. Supervise fund development staff. Develop overall fundraising plans and goals with the Board of Directors.
- Oversee financial management operations, including: supervising business manager and fund development staff; developing the annual operating budget for presentation to the Board of Directors and monitoring revenue and expense, cash flow, and accounts receivable/payable on a monthly basis in collaboration with the Board Treasurer. Ensure the Board of Directors receives monthly financial statements and cash flow reports.
- Oversee organization marketing and public relations plans and coordinate board and staff activities in this area. Insure consistent and accurate communication of our mission, support fundraising events and reach potential supporters through use of all relevant media including press, electronic media, social media, annual reports and collateral materials.
- Represent the organization and its mission at community and networking events.
- Present Director’s Report of all organization activities at Board of Director meetings.
- Implement all aspects of the organization’s Strategic Plan.
- Develop, maintain and support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build board involvement and partner with board leadership.
The ED will be thoroughly committed to the mission of Literature for All of Us. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience.
Specific requirements include:
- Master’s Degree or equivalent, with at least 5 years of senior management experience.
- Excellent fund raising track record with the ability to continue cultivating current supporters and identify new prospects and avenues for development.
- Strong marketing and public relations background with the ability to engage a wide range of supporters.
- Budget management expertise.
- Past success working with a Board of Directors.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills: a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
- Passion, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.