Executive Director
Equality North Carolina - Raleigh, NC

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Executive Director (Equality North Carolina)

Raleigh, NC - United States


Operations & Administration

About Equality NC Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Equality NC is a statewide group dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. We work toward that goal by effectively lobbying the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments on issues like inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, relationship recognition, HIV/AIDS, and more. We also work to engage North Carolinians with educational programming and outreach efforts. Equality NC is a 501(c)(4) organization that conducts lobbying and advocacy efforts. It provides management and staffing to two related entities on a contract basis:
  • Equality NC PAC, a registered state PAC that works to elect fair-minded candidates, and
  • Equality NC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides educational programming on LGBT issues and conducts campaigns to build public support for equal rights.
The Position Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director leads the staff and is responsible for leading our diverse constituency toward accomplishment of a dynamic vision and tangible achievement of the organization’s mission. Key Responsibilities Strategic Leadership
  • Provide visionary leadership to the organization
  • Translate the vision of the organization into achievable and measurable benchmarks
  • Engage, motivate, and grow the supporter base
Fundraising and Finance
  • Work with the Development Director to grow the organizations financial resources and strengthen its financial position through: Foundation and government grants, major events, individual and corporate donor solicitation, and relevant partnerships
  • Attend fundraising events and development opportunities
  • Develop the annual budget and monitor expenditures and financial outlook
Board Relations
  • Assist the board in overseeing the governance of the organization and execution of the strategic plan
  • Provide or supervise staff support for board meetings and board committee meetings
  • Timely inform the board of all issues and events that are critical to the board’s responsibilities
Community and Public Relations
  • Be an articulate and passionate spokesperson for ENC and for NC LGBT policy and education
  • Build and maintain critical relationships with local, state, regional, and national leaders
  • Maintain the credibility, reputation, and good standing of the organization
  • Lead, supervise, and support all staff and interns
  • Encourage teamwork, coordination and focus in the staff team
  • Protect the organization’s interests by ensuring legal and regulatory compliance
  • Ensure alignment of ENC programs to the organization’s vision, mission, and values
  • Coordinate consulting, lobbying, speaking, and training efforts
Qualifications Required
  • Deep understanding of LGBT issues and a commitment to North Carolina
  • Track record of commitment to social justice and other ENC values
  • Supervisory experience and ability to lead a diverse staff and constituency
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to maintain and grow key relationships
  • Ability to travel extensively throughout the state with occasional out-of-state travel
  • Bachelor’s degree Preferred
    • Senior level nonprofit management experience including working with boards
    • Experience in policy advocacy, capacity building, community organizing, and fundraising
    • Familiarity with local, state, regional, and national LGBT entities and leaders
    • Established network within the nonprofit funding community, with demonstrable success in cultivating and maintaining relationships with foundations, government agencies and individuals
    Compensation Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience will be provided. To Apply Please direct inquiries, nominations, and applications, including résumé, references, and a letter of interest to: Kevin Chase, Managing Director
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    Submission encouraged by June 15, 2013. All applications will be treated confidentially. References will not be contacted without the candidate’s express permission. Equality NC is an equal opportunity employer.

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