POSITION: Interim Executive Director
REPORTS TO: Board of Directors
START DATE: April 2, 2022; Position open until filled
TERM: 18 month term, year, with possible 6–12-month extension at contract completion
STATUS: Full-Time, Exempt (40 hours per week)
COMPENSATION: $100,000 - $120,00 annually, plus generous benefits
LOCATION: New York City*
*COVID-19 SAFETY: The chosen candidate will be expected to propose a preferred method of engagement with staff, board, membership, donors, and stakeholders that prioritizes personal and public safety. Thus, this position may be primarily remote.
As a locally-focused and nationally recognized force in the struggle for racial, social and economic justice, ALP seeks an interim executive leader to guide the organization through a period of transition and ensure that the organization’s values, mission, and strategic plan are reflected in day-to-day operations, programs, and movement activities over the course of their term. The Interim ED will be a manager, coach, thought-partner, and relationship building within ALP. They will model ALP’s principles by recognizing the full diversity of LGBTSTGNC people of color and their collective histories of struggle, work with across different to implement culturally specific and effective programs, uplift our coalitional partnerships, promote the work of our comrades, and ensure that ALP is truly a member-led organization.
With thoughtful consideration of and knowledge of staff, membership, and the Board, the Interim Executive Director will act as the key decision-maker of ALP, with specific priorities focused on 1) organizational development, 2) empathetic management and supervision, 3) fundraising and financial oversight, and 4) promoting organizational sustainability. More on the specific responsibilities associated with these priority areas is below:
Organizational Development & Governance (30%)
Empathetic Management and Supervision (25%)
Fundraising and Financial Oversight (30%)
Promoting Sustainability (15%)
QUALIFICATIONS – The ideal candidate will have:
ABOUT THE AUDRE LORDE PROJECT
The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color (POC) center for community organizing, focusing on the NYC area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social & economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities. (To read more about ALP, please visit: https://alp.org/about)
Who Should Apply?
The Audre Lorde Project is committed to justice for LGBTSTGNC people, people of color, women and femmes, immigrants, poor and low-income people, people with disabilities, chronic health issues, and mental health concerns, formerly and currently incarcerated people, youth, elders, parents, those living with HIV, and those practicing religion or faith. ALP offers equal opportunity employment to all of these groups and others required by law.
We believe that our people have the tools and lived experiences to fight for their own liberation and must lead the movement for justice. Therefore, we prioritize our work being led by those most affected by our work. Applicants must be based in NYC.
What Benefits Does This Position Provide?
ALP pays for 100% of premiums for employee health, dental, and vision coverage; flex spending account and additional wellness programs; retirement account; commuter benefits; life insurance; and annual professional development stipend. Generous leave benefits provided, including vacation, wellness and sick days, personal days, holidays, and the first week of July, last week of November, and last two weeks of the year off.
How Do You Apply?
In addition to submitting an individual résumé, please provide a cover letter not exceeding 2 pages, and 3 references. (Note: references will not be contacted without notification of the candidate.)
Please note that applicants who are being considered for second round interviews will also be asked to submit a sample meeting agenda and work plan.
ALP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender/ gender identity/ gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, or marital status.
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