JusticeAid is seeking its first Managing Director
to strengthen the financial, communications, and donor management
our organization needs to grow.
POSITION DESCRIPTION:

JusticeAid produces concerts and other arts events—along with public conversations—to support cutting-edge civil rights organizations.

We are looking for a talented systems-thinker, who is passionate about the civil and human rights of all citizens, as well as the role the arts and play in social justice.  The Managing Director.will play a leadership role to ensure that our programming, communications, development, financial, and administrative functions are working at the highest level. The Managing Director will report to the Chief Executive Officer; will work closely with board members; and will manage day-to-day operations of the organization.

Our ideal candidate has strong organizational and writing skills, is a terrific interpersonal communicator, can look at a process and see the system that will enable or sustain success, and enjoys rolling up their sleeves and jumping in.

AT OUR CORE:
  • JusticeAid leverages the community-building power of the arts and music to transform awareness into action in the fight against injustice.
  • A​ country where we are all engaged in eradicating barriers to economic justice, personal freedom, and the exercise of inalienable human rights.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Oversee fiscal management and accounting, including bookkeeping, the budget, invoicing, insurance, and timely local and federal tax and regulatory compliance as part of regular reporting internally and externally.
  • Provide communications oversight and execution, both external (eblasts, PR, social media, website) and internal (agendas, minutes, and reports for board and its committees).
  • Manage donor relations, development strategies, and execution, including donor communications and CRM software.
  • Oversee logistics/coordination relating to concerts, educational, and outreach events, and programming. Serve as on-site point person at JusticeAid events.
  • Liaise with beneficiary civil rights organizations.
  • Manage day-to-day administration, including maintenance and oversight of office equipment and software, and scheduling and staffing of meetings.
  • Oversee volunteers and contract service providers.
  • Attend Board and Committee meetings to keep operations unified; develop agendas and meeting materials; and keep minutes for all meetings.
  • Work closely with Board Committees/ Committee Chairs on development and execution of strategies/events.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Demonstrate a passion for the mission of the organization.
  • Possess the ability to direct and coordinate activities.
  • Be able to build and maintain effective relationships and partnerships
  • Exhibit independent judgment and initiative in the development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of programs, budgets, communications, and donor relationships.
  • Previous experience with management and development of nonprofit organizations is highly desirable, as is a facility with software related to communications, donor management, financial reporting, and budgets. We presently use WordPress for our website, Sage for financial records, and Salsa for donor management and digital communications.
  • At least five+ years of broad financial and operations management experience.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree, or at least five years relevant experience required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience being the final reviewer for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting, and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area.
  • Experience overseeing a human resources function preferred.
  • Ability to communicate financial concepts to, and effectively collaborate with, programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not have finance backgrounds.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities along with keen analytic, organizational, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and collaborate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to multi-task and wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of JusticeAid. Must be able to maintain absolute confidentiality and take initiative.
  • As a smaller organization, this position necessarily spans several skills, and we realize that even the best candidates may not possess expertise in all. JusticeAid presently enjoys contract support in the areas of bookkeeping, administration, accounting, design, and communications, as well as pro bono federal tax representation. The entering Managing Director will work with the CEO to determine the shape and scope of these relationships going forward.
SUBMIT APPLICATION
  • 25 hours per week on average, and flexible, with full time attention leading up to concerts and events.
  • JusticeAid is a virtual organization, so work is out of office; but, the Managing Director must attend occasional Board and beneficiary meetings in person, as well as public events. (Reasonable travel and lodging expenses defrayed). Presently, there are two in-person Board meetings annually that take place in NYC and DC. Most meetings are ZOOM calls.
  • JusticeAid is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse team in an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.
  • Candidates must be available to start employment with JusticeAid no later than March 1, 2020.
  • Compensation: commensurate with experience.
  • Please attach a cover letter and resume, including contact information for three professional references. Or email directly to justiceaid@gmail.com. Applications are being considered on a rolling basis, but for priority consideration, submit by December 31, 2019.