||Founded in 1998, DC Vote is an award-winning organization dedicated to securing full voting representation in Congress and full democracy for the more than half a million residents of the District of Columbia. Americans living in our nation's capital pay full federal taxes, fight and die in wars and serve on juries, but are denied voting representation in the House and the Senate. While DC residents have an elected mayor and the DC Council, all locally passed laws must be reviewed by Congress and the local budget must be sent to Congress for affirmative approval. In many cases, Congress has attempted to include noxious riders on the budget that overrule decisions of the local government. DC Vote is working to end this injustice and to protect DC's local democracy.
DC Vote is searching for a dynamic, innovative, and experienced leader to serve as our next Executive Director. The ideal candidate will bring a track record of building successful advocacy campaigns, an ability to cultivate relationships with diverse audiences, experience leading a seasoned team, and a genuine passion for DC Vote?s mission. Optimism, persistence, creativity, and collaboration are just a few of the essential personality traits of DC Vote?s next leader.
Achieve DC Vote's mission by leading its staff and Board of Directors in the successful creation and implementation of innovative national and local campaigns, grassroots strategies, partnerships, and media strategies Represent DC Vote to various audiences, including Congress, the administration and related agencies, among activists, in coalitions and at conferences and other meetings
Lead DC Vote's dynamic and passionate staff of six professionals Foster an organizational culture that promotes excellence and encourages collaboration Develop and manage relationships with diverse stakeholders, including community members, nonprofits, businesses, and government officials at the local and national level Engage the Board of Directors in regular communication to maximize their time, expertise, and resources Ensure the organization's fiscal health through the responsible management and reporting of the organization?s finances
Oversee DC Vote's fundraising strategy to ensure the organization's financial sustainability Manage and grow existing relationships with individual, corporate, foundation, and government funders Identify new and diverse sources of funding and partnership opportunities at the local and national level
Expertise developing and implementing an advocacy strategy and a proven track record of creating and leading successful national or regional issue campaigns Proficiency and passion for grassroots organizing or membership development Understanding of the legislative process and how to navigate Capitol Hill Understanding of and experience working with local or state legislature Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with extensive public speaking and media relations experience Experience serving as a senior leader of a dynamic, fast-paced organization and leading a team of mature, seasoned professionals Ability to cultivate relationships with diverse stakeholders and solicit funds from diverse sources, including individuals, government agencies, foundations, and businesses A demonstrated passion for civil rights issues and a persistent commitment to DC Vote?s mission and objectives A deep understanding of Washington, DC?s constituents, culture, opportunities, and challenges Strong command of technology, including Microsoft Office If not currently a resident of Washington, D.C., ability to relocate to Washington, D.C.
DC Vote is an equal opportunity employer and greatly values diversity.
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