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NABJ SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), the nation’s oldest and largest organization for journalists of color, is seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director will serve as the chief executive, responsible to the President and Board of Directors for the day-to-day operations of the organization. The Executive Director is responsible for managing all aspects of the organization, from recommending and participating in the formulation of the association’s mission, goals, and objectives and related policies to planning, organizing, managing, overseeing and directing the staff, finances, programs, publications, fundraising, and general activities of the organization.

Responsibilities:

The Executive Director will be responsible for the following:

Strategic and Tactical Leadership

  • Work with the President and Board of Directors, Staff, and Organization Leadership to implement strategic planning;
  • Translate those goals into a tactical work plan for staff;
  • Provide strategic thought leadership on initiatives to provide quality customer services to membership, including plans for retaining and recruitment.

Fundraising

  • Take the lead in working with the President and Board of Directors to develop and sustain a diverse base of funding streams;
  • Create short- and long-term fundraising strategies for individual, corporate, and foundation relationships, including researching and cultivating new funding relationships;
  • Development and management of major special events, including the annual convention and job fair.

Operational Management

  • Direct and supervise all administrative, support, volunteer and professional staff and functions needed to maintain a strong organization;
  • Develop and implement organizational infrastructure and systems for sustainable operations;
  • Manage facilities, equipment, social media and information systems.

Financial Management

  • Ensure NABJ operates on a sound fiscal basis;
  • Collaborate with the President and Board of Directors to develop the annual budget;
  • Administer and manage programs in accordance with budgetary guidelines and constraints, cash flow projections and sound financial management practices;
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal financial reporting requirements, as well as program evaluation;
  • Maintain appropriate internal accounting controls.

Board Collaboration

  • Work closely with the President and Board of Directors to develop and maintain an engaged, informed, and effective Board;
  • Keep President and Board leadership informed of NABJ operations and membership needs;
  • Work with the President and Board to ensure fiscal responsibility, adequate funding and increased fund development capacity;
  • Attend and participate in all scheduled Board meetings and activities;
  • Participate in the Board development process, including training and integrating new board members, developing long-term strategic plans, and increasing fundraising capacity.

Experience and Requirements:

The Executive Director should have strong non-profit leadership skills and experience, including:

  • 10 or more years leading a non-profit organization/association or the equivalent experience;
  • A solid grounding in fundraising techniques and a track record of success;
  • A wide network of contacts within the non-profit, donor, and government sectors;
  • Experience in managing an annual budget of $1 million plus;
  • Experience in convention planning as well as special events;
  • Superb electronic, social media communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong staff management skills, including hiring, training, and growing staff;
  • Track record of successful fundraising, including developing and implementing strategic
    fundraising plans for individual giving and corporate and foundation relations;
  • Ability to oversee all financial operations, including budgeting and reporting;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Experience building infrastructure and organizational systems and processes;
  • Experience in membership growth and retention programs;
  • Firm grasp and knowledge of communications, journalism, media, public relations sectors, a plus.

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package includes health and dental insurance, vacation, and a bonus plan based on performance.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume with salary requirements via email to edsearchcommittee@nabj.org.

NABJ is an equal opportunity employer. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

About NABJ:

NABJ is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.

Founded by 44 men and women on December 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation.

Many of NABJ's 3,000 members also belong to one of the dozens of professional and student chapters that serve black journalists nationwide.

NABJ has a long history of advocacy, education, training and scholarship – in television, radio, newspapers, magazines and now on the Internet. With members in just about all 50 states and around the globe, our association of journalists, students and media-related professionals provides quality programs and services.

For additional information, please visit: www.nabj.org.



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