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Co-Executive Director(s)

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Peace is Loud, Inc.
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New York, NY
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Published 23 days ago

Reports to: Peace is Loud Board Chair

Location: Remote

Position type: Salaried, full-time/part-time, benefits

Salary: Full Time(40 hours 130,000-150,000); Part Time (20 hours per week, $65,000-75,000)

Application Deadline: Rolling application deadline

WHO is Peace is Loud?

Peace is Loud collaborates with women-identified and gender expansive change-makers to advance transformative peace and social justice through storytelling. Peace is Loud is situated within Fork Office, which is home to a group of social change and peace-building organizations, including the nonfiction media company Fork Films and the Daphne Foundation. Fork Office provides support to all organizations in the areas of human resources, fundraising, technology systems, communications, and facilities to support in their delivering on their missions and visions.

VISION FOR WHY WE DO THIS WORK

To us, peace doesn’t mean “Mission Accomplished.” It’s not a state of tranquility achieved through the absence of violence. It’s “Let’s Get to Work!” Because when has change ever come from being quiet and idle? Storytelling plays an influential role in how power is created, accessed, and utilized. Long-term transformation requires building power at multiple levels, and within the ecosystem of global and local movement-based work. We leverage the power of storytelling to create a future where all people live in a just safe world with equity and dignity.

HOW WE WORK/OUR APPROACH (Check Out Our New Theory of Change & Organizational Values)

As a nonprofit/NGO based in the U.S. we must fundamentally change harmful, dominant culture and narratives shaped by white supremacy and patriarchy. To achieve our mission and vision we work through three interconnected approaches grounded in the power of storytelling, and we accompany women-identified and gender expansive movement leaders in building intersectional collective power:

1. STORY-BASED CAMPAIGNS: Our impact campaigns help movements use documentary films as tools to build power and capacity. We partner with women-identified and gender expansive filmmakers and organizers across physical and digital spaces to facilitate screenings, create educational resources, grow digital audiences, and build coalitions around the globe.

2. AMPLIFICATION & ADVOCACY: Our Speakers Bureau advocates for meaningful and equitable representation and compensation for women-identified and gender expansive movement leaders in the public and private spheres. We create connections between these leaders across various movements and audiences around the globe.

3. LEARNING & TRAINING: We share our campaign learnings, skills, and resources with filmmakers and other impact producers in workshops and trainings, as part of our commitment to strengthening the storytelling for social change community.

JOB SUMMARY:

Peace is Loud is embarking on an exciting new chapter and is looking for either part-time Co-Executive Directors , or a single full-time Executive Director, to anchor its new shared leadership structure. The two Co-Executive Directors (Co-EDs), will complement each other’s skills, capacities and experiences. Co-EDs are both responsible for the strategic leadership, operations, and executive coordination. We recognize that for co-leadership to be successful, there needs to be a shared working history, deep trust, and a strong relationship. This is why we are approaching this Co-ED process through a co-application process. We also welcome solo applicants to apply, knowing they will have the opportunity to either stay on full-time, or hire someone on as their Co-ED in a part-time capacity.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Below is a snapshot of the responsibilities co-EDs would share between each other. During the interview process, we will share more about our vision for how these responsibilities can be shared.

Relationship Building, Fundraising, & Financial Management (50%)

● Work in partnership with program leads and the Board of Directors to:

o increase, diversify, and secure resources for Peace is Loud;

o support and oversee the organization’s financial health and growth, which includes financial planning.

● Devise new financial advancement strategies (i.e. scaling up Speakers Bureau, assessing best revenue model for impact campaigns) and execute them with support from the Board and Development lead.

● Establish and manage relationships with current and potential Peace is Loud donors.

● Direct financial decision-making and oversee fiscal management of the organization.

● Support program leads in streamlining earned income revenue (i.e. trainings, impact campaigns) and budget projections.

● In partnership with our finance lead, oversee budget development & tracking, with a comfort in reading balance sheets, profit and loss statements, etc.

● Serve as leading ambassador(s) of Peace is Loud’s mission with donors, community leaders, partners, press, and other stakeholders.

● Build the Peace is Loud brand and serve as a representative(s) and promoter(s) of the organization’s mission in public settings of all sizes with donors, community leaders, partners, press, and other stakeholders.

o Travel as necessary to attend film festivals, funder convenings, partner meetings and other events.

Strengthening Organizational Strategy, Structure, Leadership, Board Development & Engagement (50%)

● Support systems and structures for broader culture change work, in partnership with Fork Office Leadership (e.x. Fork Office Director of People and Culture, Chief of Staff) and broader Fork Office entities.

● Work with program leads to support work planning for the year and reimagine work streams that align with our new Theory of Change and current capacity.

● Work in partnership with Fork Office’s Director of People and Culture to create and implement values aligned employee handbook policies, including clear promotion and bonus structure for all Peace is Loud staff.

● Supervise and manage four program team leads (finance, speakers bureau, film, and communications) to best support our theory of change.

● In partnership with the Board and staff, recruit new board members to provide support in achieving our theory of change and programmatic vision.

● Cultivate a strong working partnership with the Board, leveraging their skills and relationship to increase the capacity of the organization to meet organizational, financial and programmatic goals.

● Maintain organizational systems in accordance with our 501 c(3) status.

○ Including, but not limited to, compliance, insurance, legal, and internal systems.


CORE SKILLS and EXPERIENCES:

● Deep commitment to transformative peace and social justice;

● Strong visionary, empathetic, emotionally intelligent leader;

● Strong background in operations and fundraising (desirable);

● Enjoy people management and experience leading teams and or departments;

● Successfully stewarding a team/organization through organizational change;

● Experience in non-hierarchical organization and shared leadership structures a plus;

● Familiarity with film impact space/or narrative shift media spaces;

● Experience in narrative and movement building organizations;

● Background in storytelling and narrative change work a plus.


WHO YOU ARE:

● Self-motivated, innovative, and creative — can balance bold ideas and vision with ability to operationalize and execute

● Experience with leading teams at multi-racial, multigenerational and multicultural organizations

● Embody Peace is Loud values: solidarity and commitment, intersectional feminism, equity and adaptability

● Highly relational, with a strong belief in the importance of relationship-building for success, both internally and externally

● Flexibility & adaptability

● Commitment to joy and rest!


COMPENSATION and BENEFITS PACKAGE:

● Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance

● 401K

● Commuter Benefits

● Flexible Spending Program

● Generous Vacation Time, Personal Days & Wellness Weeks

● Summer Fridays


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

This position is open until filled, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Peace is Loud is an equal opportunity employer. We eagerly invite people of color, Native American and Indigenous people, immigrants, women, genderqueer and nonbinary people, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and others to apply for all open positions at Peace is Loud.

Hiring Questions:

1. Please share an experience that has prepared you for this position. Please include an example from your previous work and be detailed in your response.

2. What are you most excited about with this role? Why Peace is Loud? Why now?

3. Are you applying alone or with another candidate? If the former, and you’re interested in the co-Executive Director model, what networks of yours would tap to find a co-ED?

4. What’s your experience in helping organizations undo structural and internal manifestations of inequity and oppression?

5. Do you have any experience in the film impact and/or media narrative shift space? If yes, please share with us.

Reports to: Peace is Loud Board Chair

Location: Remote

Position type: Salaried, full-time/part-time, benefits

Salary: Full Time(40 hours 130,000-150,000); Part Time (20 hours per week, $65,000-75,000)

Application Deadline: Rolling application…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Executive

Salary

USD 130,000 - USD 150,000

Benefits

COMPENSATION and BENEFITS PACKAGE:

● Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance

● 401K

● Commuter Benefits

● Flexible Spending Program

● Generous Vacation Time, Personal Days & Wellness Weeks

● Summer Fridays

COMPENSATION and BENEFITS PACKAGE:

● Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance

● 401K

● Commuter Benefits

● Flexible Spending Program

● Generous Vacation Time, Personal Days & Wellness…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

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Instructions:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

This position is open until filled, and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Peace is Loud is an equal opportunity employer. We eagerly invite people of color, Native American and Indigenous people, immigrants, women, genderqueer and nonbinary people, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and others to apply for all open positions at Peace is Loud.

Hiring Questions:

1. Please share an experience that has prepared you for this position. Please include an example from your previous work and be detailed in your response.

2. What are you most excited about with this role? Why Peace is Loud? Why now?

3. Are you applying alone or with another candidate? If the former, and you’re interested in the co-Executive Director model, what networks of yours would tap to find a co-ED?

4. What’s your experience in helping organizations undo structural and internal manifestations of inequity and oppression?

5. Do you have any experience in the film impact and/or media narrative shift space? If yes, please share with us.

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