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|Job Title:||Executive Director|
|Organization:||NARAL Pro-Choice Montana|
|Description:||NARAL Pro-Choice Montana seeks a dynamic and skilled Executive Director to lead the organization in fulfilling its role as the political leader of the reproductive rights movement in Montana. NARAL Pro-Choice Montana is the state's largest grassroots organization dedicated solely to reproductive rights, and has been working to protect choice in Montana for more than 30 years.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and oversees the administrative, financial and programmatic management of NARAL Pro-Choice Montana. The organization includes NARAL Pro-Choice Montana (501 c4 organization focusing on political and policy work), NARAL Pro-Choice Montana Foundation (501 c3 organization focusing on research and education, and the Pro-Choice Political Action Committee (PAC) (works to elect pro-choice candidates and defeat anti-choice candidates). The Executive Director oversees the development and execution of the annual fundraising plan, including membership development, grant writing, event planning, and major donor acquisition; oversees research and public education; works with the PAC committee to develop and coordinate an electoral plan that includes endorsing and helping to elect pro-choice candidates and coordinating lobbying efforts at the legislature; oversees the statewide Reproductive Rights Coalition; recruits, trains, coordinates and supervises staff; and works with the Board of Directors to maintain a financially healthy organization.
-Works with the PAC committee to identify legislative priorities; establishes and implements electoral goals and lobbying plans
-Works with political allies
-Oversees lobbying agenda, coordinates lobbying effort at the state capitol, and works with legislators on pro-active pro-choice public policy and to safeguard against anti-choice policy initiatives
-Helps to recruit, train, and develop Board members and organizational leaders for the C-3, C-4, and PAC Boards
-Works with the Boards of Directors on policy issues and to set organizational priorities
-Organizes the annual board training retreat
-Works with the Board of Directors to ensure they are able to make informed, democratic decisions and follow the policies and standards set up by the organizations by-laws
-Works in conjunction with Development Director to develop and implement a comprehensive fund raising plan including membership recruitment, major donor program, grant writing, and organizing special events
-Designs, edits, and produces persuasive and fundraising mail pieces and develops organizational messages to reach target communities
-Cultivates and maintains major donor relationships
Administration and Management
-Provides financial management and oversight and regular financial reports to the Board of Directors
-In conjunction with the Board, develops and adheres to an annual budget
-Recruits, trains, coordinates, and supervises staff; conducts annual performance reviews
-Works with organizers to develop and implement grassroots organizing plan.
-Provides oversight for day-to-day operation of the organization including record keeping, database management and tracking programmatic goals, including meeting benchmarks.
-Delegates administrative duties such as mail, filing, database entry, thank you notes, office cleaning, mass mailings, etc.
-Maintains internal and external communications; designs and implements evaluation processes to monitor the progress and success of the organization; maintains records of activities, meetings, membership, and donor lists in order to coordinate and/or perform organizational activities
-Responsible for filing all legal documentation including tax returns
-Coordinates communication with members and key constituencies through newsletters, action alerts, website, and the media
-Represents the organization in a professional manner
-Coordinates and supervises research, education, program, and public policy projects
-Acts as primary spokesperson and source of information for the media
-Establishes and implements a comprehensive media plan
-Develops positive organizational relationships with elected officials, candidates, allies and coalition partners, members of the media, donors, foundations, and members of the public
-Helps to identify and recruit new coalition partners, allies, and candidates
-Reviews issues and trends in reproductive health and public policy; assesses barriers; designs, develops, and oversees implementation of coalition projects; meets with coalition members and uses knowledge and experience in order to provide leadership and direction for coalition projects
-Works with members, community groups, student chapters, coalitions, and Board of Directors to develop strategic issue campaign and fundraising plans and ensure that these plans are carried out; facilitates planning and decision making regarding the implementation and development of the strategic and operations plans, including resource allocations
Education and Experience:
-Bachelors Degree in planning, public administration, business, social sciences, law, project management or related field, or equivalent level of work experience
-At least two years of progressively responsible management or supervisory experience
-Commitment to reproductive freedom and mission of NARAL Pro-Choice Montana
-Successful fundraising experience, including foundation and major donor giving
-Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
-Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
-Ability to work under pressure; skill at being productive in a fast-paced political environment
-Ability to work overtime, weekends, and evenings, as needed
-Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Skill at recruiting, motivating and managing volunteers and Board of Directors
-Possession of a valid MT driver's license and personal transportation
Position is full-time. Main office is in Helena; statewide travel required. Salary commensurate with experience.
To apply, please send a resume, list of three professional references, and a cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in the position by November 30, 2012
Emily Brewick, Chair
NARAL Pro-Choice Montana Foundation
NARAL Pro-Choice Montana is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Men and women of color are encouraged to apply.