Executive Director

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Injustice Watch, a non-profit journalism organization that investigates and reports on institutional failures that obstruct justice and equality, seeks a mission-driven Executive Director who will provide outstanding leadership in its next stage of growth.

The Injustice Watch Executive Director will work in close collaboration with the organization’s editors and staff to provide the leadership and direction required for this period of growth, primarily focusing on turbo-charging the organization’s fundraising capacity while broadening its impact.

Areas of responsibility:

Strategy/Leadership/Management

  • Provide vision for an ambitious, sustainable growth model that includes a strategic plan with measurable goals to ensure the financial health of Injustice Watch
  • Work closely with the editors of Injustice Watch to foster an organization that has a core culture of professional and journalistic excellence and teamwork
  • Enact effective planning practices in collaboration with the editors to expand impact and reach
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to further the mission of the organization, reporting regularly on progress

Development/Fundraising/Outreach

  • Provide a goal-oriented strategy to deepen development and fundraising
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with foundations, corporations and individual donors to develop a strong fundraising pipeline and donor base
  • Act as the Injustice Watch spokesperson at public and private events

Financial Management

  • Ensure the fiscal integrity and growth of the Injustice Watch, including accurate budget planning and approval, as well as timely reporting to the Board
  • Allocate resources with maximum effectiveness and efficiency in the best interest of the organization

Expand Impact

  • Develop and execute a plan to increase Injustice Watch’s audience, expand distribution of its content, and promote reader engagement
  • Develop a communications strategy that includes working with the editors on alliances with other media organizations
  • Implement impact measurements to track progress

Human Resources

  • Work with editors to recruit, develop, and retain staff with the experience and skills to continue the success of Injustice Watch while promoting a culture of respect
  • Update all internal systems as needed, including but not limited to data management, payroll, communications, technology, human resource reporting and fundraising

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will have:

    • At least 2 years of experience as a non-profit Executive Director, or 5-10 years of experience in senior non-profit management or senior corporate management focused on community affairs
    • Track record as an experienced fundraiser
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute against a vision
    • Ability to implement measurement tools to evaluate impact
    • Experience with growing an organization, including the allocation and management of budgets
      Familiarity with building and supporting a Board to shepherd an organization through a phase of growth and transformation
    • Ability to interact skillfully with a wide range of individuals, including staff, funders, Board members, foundations, media institutions, and the public
    • Proficiency with digital tools and digital distribution of content
      Excellent presentation, writing and public speaking skills
    • Previous experience in journalism preferred

TO APPLY:

Please respond via email to:

[email protected]

In the Subject line of the email put your “Last Name and Executive Director.”
Please include your resume, a cover letter, and your LinkedIn profile URL (if you have one).

Injustice Watch is an affirmative action employer. Your candidacy will be held in the strictest confidence.

By applying for this position, you agree that you have read this Position Announcement and this notice: All applicants will be considered. Only those whose skills and experience most closely fit the requirements will be contacted. If you do not hear from us, we will keep your resume on file. We will not release your resume or contact information without your permission. Thank you.

About Injustice Watch

Injustice Watch’s mission is to bring transparency and accountability to our criminal justice institutions through substantive, well-researched journalism. It is a mission that has become more important as readers and viewers are increasingly turning to social media and ideologically-driven sources for their news, even while racial and economic disparities are fostering heightened levels of distrust. This climate, combined with diminished coverage of the criminal justice system from traditional news organizations, has created a new urgency for investigative journalism. Founded in 2015, Injustice Watch has helped fill this void. By deploying a team of highly accomplished investigative reporters, full-time reporting fellows, and talented interns who combine data journalism with conventional reporting, Injustice Watch brings a fresh take and renewed scrutiny to criminal justice issues that have profound impact on our daily lives.