Civic Spirit: Executive Director
This is a unique opportunity to shape, build and advance civic education and civic responsibility in student populations at faith-based schools and informal settings across America.
Over the past four years, Civic Spirit, a non-partisan organization, has piloted a new and innovative approach to the teaching of civic education and responsibility in faith-based middle schools and high schools. To date, the organization has partnered with over 30 Jewish and Catholic schools primarily in the Northeast and increasingly in cities throughout the United States. Civic Spirit offers professional development and coaching to teachers and school administrators. Students are engaged through classroom learning as well as through co-curricular and inter-school activities.
Moving from a successful pilot stage to a phase of significant growth, Civic Spirit is seeking an experienced and dynamic Executive Director to scale a multi-faceted program nationally. The ED will be responsible for utilizing the existing strengths, programs, and relationships to strategize, design, and execute a geographic and organizational expansion. The expansion will include both in-person and virtual programming in faith-based schools, communities, and beyond.
- Design and implement creative strategies to expand both in person and virtual programming
- Lead a committed and growing professional staff
- Develop and drive effective fundraising efforts to support growth plan
- Build relationships with the schools and leadership of organizations in the civic education space
- Serve as a spokesperson for the value of inspiring civic responsibility in faith-based schools and informal education settings
- Design and implement an enhanced board governance structure
Experience and Qualifications
The successful candidate will bring five years of experience in a leadership position focused on organizational growth and fundraising.
Personal traits and key experience include:
- a go-getter who is self-motivated, energetic, outgoing and results oriented;
- a well-organized professional with a hands-on approach to budgeting;
- possess superior writing skills, digital literacy with standard programs and social media savvy;
- exceptional relationship-building and interpersonal and communication skills;
- familiarity with faith-based schools, organizations, and institutions;
- and a proven capacity for fostering collaboration with other organizations and key stakeholders in programmatic and philanthropic arenas.
$150,000 – $175,000
Qualified candidates should submit a resume to email@example.com.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with the position becoming available in May 2022.
About Civic Spirit
Civic Spirit educates, inspires, and empowers schools across faith traditions to enhance civic belonging, knowledge, and responsibility in their student and faculty communities.
We believe in a multidisciplinary approach to fostering informed and adept members of American society. Through our years of experience working with schools from diverse communities, we have identified three core pillars for designing long-lasting, effective, and meaningful civic learning for all.
By providing educators with enriching and academically rigorous professional development, pedagogical coaching, and discourse training, we support the next generation in gaining the information, skills, and sensibility to become beholden participants in the civic life of their community and the political life of our democracy.
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