Summary Job Description
The Executive Director is responsible for working with the board of directors and volunteers to achieve the League’s mission. The Executive Director is also responsible for overseeing the League’s business operations, website, communications, and special projects. The Executive Director reports to the board of directors.
Key Areas of Responsibility
- Communicates the League’s mission and initiatives to diverse constituencies through multiple methods
- Works with the vice-president of marketing and communications to develop a strategy for the editing, oversight, coordination, and approval process of all LWV-Houston materials (including media releases, donor appeal letters, website, e-news, social media, etc.)
- Supports the work of the LWV-Houston board of directors and committees
- Supports the creation, production, and distribution of the Voters Guide
- Oversees the annual budget; manages the organization’s resources within budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations; works with the treasurer to provide programmatic and financial transparency to encourage donor and partner trust (e.g., financial reviews, audits, budgets, etc.)
- Assists the vice-president of development with fundraising efforts including major donor solicitation, corporate donor gifts and grants; identifies resources, submits proposals, and oversees management of fundraising records and documentation
- Supports the organization of educational forums and special events
- Builds relationships and collaborations with non-profit, business, government, and civic groups
- Serves as primary media contact along with the president as spokesperson
- Oversees and report on organization’s result for Board of Directors
- Ensures services and funding relationship are robust enough to meet or exceed strategic goals and objectives
- Recruits and manages volunteers and interns
- Supervises staff and/or paid/unpaid interns.
- Remain non-partisan when acting or speaking on behalf of the League.
- Other duties as assigned by the LWV-Houston Board President
Skills & Qualifications
- Commitment to the LWV-Houston’s mission
- Bachelor’s degree is required, graduate degree a plus
- Strong oral, writing, organizational and interpersonal skills
- Experience with budget oversight and event management
- Experience in the nonprofit sector and/or project management (at least two years)
- Experience working with diverse individuals and communities and the ability to build deep and trusting relationships with partner organizations in order to work towards collaborative goals
- Proficiency in Word, Excel, QuickBooks, database, website, and social media management
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
- Experience in fundraising and/or grant writing a plus
- Supervisory experience preferred
- Public speaking skills a plus
- Media relations experience a plus
- Proficiency in a language in addition to English a plus
The position is full time, 40 hours per week with a flexible, hybrid (office and remote) schedule. Must be available to work occasional weeknights and weekends.
Salary: The salary range is $80,000-$100,000, commensurate with experience; health benefits and paid vacation
The League of Women Voters of Houston fosters a thriving democracy by engaging all people in the political process through nonpartisan information sharing, passionate civic engagement and by providing opportunities to participate in the democratic process.
Our Commitment as an Employer
The League of Women Voters of Houston is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
LWV-Houston is dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.
General Information about LWV-Houston
The League of Women Voters of the United States and the LWV-Houston (LWVH) were both established in 1920, the year that the United States Constitution’s Nineteenth Amendment provided women the right to vote. The LWVH is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to serving the community by offering voter outreach initiatives and trusted, impartial election information. We do not support or oppose candidates, and we advocate for public policy issues only after careful study by our volunteer members. This past year, LWVH developed a three-year strategic plan which the Executive Director and Board work together on implementing.