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Executive Director

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Hope in a Box, Inc
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New York, NY

Hope in a Box, Inc


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Published 2 days ago

May 3, 2021
April 30, 2021
Compensation will be highly competitive, including generous paid time off and benefits

Hope in a Box, an early-stage nonprofit focused on LGBTQ-inclusive schools, is hiring a full-time Executive Director in spring/summer 2021. This creative and charismatic leader will bring the organization to new heights and help establish Hope in a Box as a national leader in the fight for LGBTQ+ inclusion.


FULL ROLE DESCRIPTION HERE: www.hopeinabox.org/jobs-ed

APPLY HERE: form.jotform.com/210453756748059

Hours: Full-time

Start date: Flexible between April-June, 2021

Location: Flexible. New York, San Francisco, or Boston preferred.

Compensation: Highly competitive, including generous paid time off and benefits


ABOUT HOPE IN A BOX

Hope in a Box is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps rural educators use literature to ensure every LGBTQ+ student feels safe, welcome, and included at school. We provide educators with curated books with LGBTQ+ characters, distinctive curriculum for these books, and ongoing training and mentorship on how to build an inclusive classroom. Our program was developed with help from 50+ teachers and professors and has been featured by Education Week, Forbes, USA Today, The Advocate, National Geographic, and the United Nations. We believe that, through literature, educators can fight stereotypes, cultivate empathy, and save lives.

Since January 2019, Hope in a Box has quickly grown from a small pilot into a national program that supports hundreds of schools in all 50 states. Ultimately, our goal is to make LGBTQ-inclusive education the norm, not the exception, in every public school. Learn more at www.hopeinabox.org.


ABOUT THE POSITION

The Executive Director will be our first full-time hire and will help establish Hope in a Box as a national leader in the fight for LGBTQ equality and inclusion. They will be responsible for:

Organizational leadership

  • Build a multi-year vision for Hope in a Box to ensure we deliver on our mission
  • Hire and oversee a team of staff, volunteers, and contractors to run the program (e.g., curriculum writers, Barnes & Noble shipping books)
  • Cultivate trust, enthusiasm, and engagement within the team and Board
  • Liaise with the Board and report on progress toward key goals

Fundraising and financial planning

  • Increase the organization’s fundraising capacity, driving fundraising efforts and galvanizing team members, partners, and others to strengthen fundraising efforts
  • Develop the annual budget in collaboration with the Board and ensure appropriate allocation, tracking, and reporting of income and expenses
  • Develop a financial sustainability plan, including opportunities to (a) reduce program costs, (b) generate revenue, and (c) diversify funding from individuals and institutions

Program management

  • Help bring our distinctive program of LGBTQ-inclusive literature, curriculum, and community to rural schools
  • Solicit feedback from educators to strengthen our core program
  • Work with the Board and others to pursue innovative opportunities to deliver on our mission

External relations

  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for Hope in a Box to press, educators, funders, and partners
  • Develop relationships with key individuals and organizations (e.g., unions, book publishers)
  • Maintain a database of Hope in a Box funders and supporters (i.e., Salesforce CRM)


QUALITIES AND EXPERIENCE

Qualities...

  • Exceptional management skills and strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional emotional intelligence and relationship-building skills
  • Visionary mindset and ability to rally diverse stakeholders around common goals
  • Ability to thrive in an unstructured environment with substantial independent work
  • Knowledge of K-12 education and/or LGBTQ issues
  • Commitment to the Hope in a Box mission

Experience...

  • Raising substantial funds and brokering partnerships, including with individuals, philanthropies, companies, and/or other nonprofits
  • Leading an organization or business unit and managing diverse teams
  • Overseeing financial management and controls, including budgeting, reporting, and audit
  • Engaging diverse perspectives (demographic, professional, geographic, etc.)


COMPENSATION AND LOGISTICS

Compensation will be very competitive, including generous benefits. Hope in a Box is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity including race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, educational attainment, disability, and geography. We build a culture that reflects the values of equity and inclusion we seek through our work.

Hope in a Box, an early-stage nonprofit focused on LGBTQ-inclusive schools, is hiring a full-time Executive Director in spring/summer 2021. This creative and charismatic leader will bring the organization to new heights and help…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
101 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10006

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