MISSION OF MOBILIZE.ORG
The mission of Mobilize.org is to empower and invest in Millennials to create and implement solutions to social problems. We achieve this mission by helping Millennials identify their most pressing problems, create collaborative solution-driven communities, engage with on and offline resources, and organize leadership and skill-building trainings to ensure active and committed citizenry.
WHO ARE MILLENNIALS?
Millenials, also known as Generation Y, are young adults born between 1976 and 1996.
HISTORY AND MAJOR MILESTONES OF MOBILIZE.ORG
Mobilize.org was founded in 2002 on the campus of UC Berkeley by a group of students fighting rising tuitions on their campus. Over the past nine years, we have grown from a group of ten students on one campus to a national movement with tens of thousands of Millennials in every state.
On July 4, 2007 Mobilize.org launched the Democracy 2.0 Campaign, a project to call attention to the ways that our democratic process and institutions were both serving and failing to serve the interests of people in our country, specifically members of the Millennial Generation. These failures, as well as proposed solutions were condensed in a document called the Democracy 2.0 Declaration. This Declaration is a living document, chronicling the barriers to meaningful and long-lasting engagement facing our generation, written by our generation. It reads: " We, the Millennial Generation, are uniquely positioned to call attention to today's issues and shape the future based on the great legacy we have inherited. We realize that as young people we are expected to be the leaders of tomorrow, but we understand that as citizens we are called to be the leaders of today ."
The action components of our Democracy 2.0 work include our social investment work, which builds online and offline networks in cities across the country, and our Democracy 2.0 Summits, awardee support and training and skill building resources, including our Mobilizer's Guidebook. Our goal is to ensure that Millennials have the skills, resources, networks and relationships necessary to impact change on their campuses and in their communities.
Mobilize.org has experienced immense growth over the past 12 months, acquiring the staff, programming and assets of Generation Engage and building an active and committed Board of Directors and leadership team and expanding to a staff of seven talented employees. We are well positioned to take the local examples of Democracy 2.0 success and build a movement of Millennials working collaboratively to invest in and improve their campuses, communities and country.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Executive Director will provide vibrant entrepreneurial vision and leadership that will continue to build Mobilize.org into a respected national force for social innovation. The Executive Director is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be responsible for setting strategy and building partnerships to meet Mobilize.org's ambitious growth and revenue goals. The Executive Director will work in close partnership with the Board in the areas of strategy, vision, fundraising and financial management.
This position is based in Washington, DC.
? Provide vision, oversight and direction for the achievement of Mobilize.org mission through building, planning and executing innovative programs, models and plans
? Develop and implement a plan that leads to long-term financial sustainability, with the support of the Development staff, and serve as lead fundraiser
? Actively recruit, engage and energize staff, volunteers, board members and funders
? Serve as the public face of the organization and galvanize the staff, board members, partners, volunteers and funders to support the mission and the work
? Lead the strategic and annual planning processes and oversee the measurement and reporting of results to deliver on the mission and goals
? Approximately seven years of professional (or equivalent) experience with management, fundraising, operations, external relations and programmatic experience
? Passion for the power and potential of the Millennial Generation and a belief in the ability of people to make a difference in their communities
? Demonstrated success leading and managing an organization or volunteer movement through a significant period of growth
? Direct experience overseeing the soliciting and securing of $1 - $2 million dollars from individuals, corporations and foundations
? Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop productive working relationships across a wide variety of individuals and groups including funders
? Creative and collaborative work style, with the ability to build bridges across divergent and competing interests, successfully driving consensus and ultimately social change
? Experience building and managing a budget and driving financial decision-making
? Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred
? Availability for domestic travel up to 30%
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.
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