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Executive Director

The ED will fulfill an important position for DWEJ as the organization transitions to more closely align with its roots. The ED will be someone uniquely qualified to help rebuild the organization through community engagement and policy change that lifts the voices of the residents of Detroit. 


Responsibilities

  • Continue to establish strategic partnerships that lead to improving the effectiveness of DWEJ at achieving its mission
  • Work with the Board of Directors to achieve diversification of DWEJ’s revenue streams, including cultivating sponsors and individual donors
  • Lead fundraising efforts to maintain and expand funding for DWEJ initiatives
  • Prepare grant proposals and provide administration and financial management of grants
  • Monitor overall staff capacity and make necessary changes needed to manage to the overall goals and direction of the organization including coaching and mentoring of team members

Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience with the environmental justice movement, including an alignment and understanding of the EJ principles
  • Knowledge of Detroit, its neighborhoods and connection to community leaders preferred  
  • Master’s degree in public policy or public administration or bachelor’s degree with equivalent work experience and education


The ED will fulfill an important position for DWEJ as the organization transitions to more closely align with its roots. The ED will be someone uniquely qualified to help rebuild the organization through community engagement and policy…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 2, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

DWEJ has a great benefits program that includes dental and vision and is fully paid for by the organization for the team member. We have a generous PTO system and flexible/remote working options.

DWEJ has a great benefits program that includes dental and vision and is fully paid for by the organization for the team member. We have a generous PTO system and flexible/remote…

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Detroit, MI
Associated Location
Detroit, MI

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to Leslie@detroitenvironmentaljustice.org by April 2, 2021. 

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to Leslie@detroitenvironmentaljustice.org by April 2, 2021. 

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