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419 South 5th Street
Equality State Policy Center (ESPC) is seeking an executive director to lead the organization and build on its current momentum in order to further our coalition’s mission in Wyoming. We are seeking a dynamic candidate who excels in relationship building and public outreach; has excellent written and verbal communication skills; a proven track record in project, budget, and organizational management; and a demonstrated ability to think strategically.
ESPC is a broad-based coalition of social justice, conservation, and labor groups working to improve the lives of all Wyoming’s people through transparent government, fair elections, and thriving communities. We advance our mission by advocating in all levels of government, increasing civic engagement both inside and outside of governmental processes, and holding our elected officials accountable to the decisions they make across Wyoming.
- Leadership: Demonstrated leadership skills including the ability to think strategically, work with diverse constituencies, and facilitate dialogue for shared results.
- Management: Proven track record in organizational, project, and budget management. The ability to work independently, manage staff, collaborate and motivate board members, and create and maintain systems.
- Relationship-Building & Public Engagement: Experience with building constructive relationships and coalitions; outreach to and mobilizing the public.
- Development: Experience and skills in fund development, including foundation grants, grassroots, and major donors.
- Programmatic Experience. Knowledge of policy, legislative process, advocacy, and community organizing. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
- Execute the mission of ESPC through implementation of existing programs, coalition coordination, public outreach, lobbying, fundraising, and the strategic vision of the organization.
- Bring leadership, professionalism, and creativity to enhance ESPC’s record as a dynamic organization with accurate, insightful political analysis and programs and the ability to organize and mobilize Wyomingites to participate in their government.
- Build and enhance relationships and strategic partnerships among ESPC member organizations.
- Assure that the legal and financial requirements of the organization are met; manage staff as necessary; and that the values of the ESPC remain a driving force in its work.
- Establish and maintain relationships with community leaders, elected officials, allied organizations, supporters and donors.
- Actively plan and execute the program work of the organization in consultation with the ESPC board and evaluate progress and efficacy based on goals.
- Manage communications for ESPC including website, social media, organizational publications, and media ensuring accurate, relevant, and timely information.
- Work with volunteers, member groups, supporters and the general public to advance ESPC’s mission, providing tools for engagement, events, information and other support.
- Serve as the primary ESPC spokesperson and advocate.
- Provide leadership and coordination to a diverse coalition for focus on common interests.
- Lead and execute fundraising efforts to meet an annual budget in excess of $150,000, through foundation grants, grassroots and major donors, and support of member organizations.
- Prepare annual organizational budget for Board approval. Monitor revenues and cash flow and report to the Board as required.
- Cultivate and build relationships with donors and supporters and assure that these relationships can be transferred organizationally.
- Assure the ESPC’s fiduciary responsibilities are met, including day-to-day fiscal operations.
Operations and Management Duties
- Provide leadership and support to an active Board of Directors. Facilitate board meetings and systems to function democratically and efficiently, including staffing of board committees. Work as a partner with a diversity of member organizations and board.
- Assure all legal, regulatory, financial, and other required reports and duties of the organization are accurately completed and deadlines met.
- Serve as a leader in creating an inclusive and consciously reflective organization especially with regards to race, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
- Contribute to a healthy organizational culture that retains and values its employees and member organizations as well as the constituents it serves.
- Supervise the work of staff, interns/fellows, and volunteers through direct supervision and indirect support.
A competitive benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, and retirement.
Minimum Education Required