Rise Together is a new 501(c)4 looking to up-end politics as usual in the city of Los Angeles, by leveraging the long dormant power of the public narrative. The organization seeks to use innovative and cost-effective consumer marketing to re-engage and re-invest the general public in advance of the 2022 elections, to convince them that progress is possible, and it comes from the middle. And so goes the public, so goes the city: with that change, we can shift the ground under campaigns, inspire and educate the public, and protect the city from extremism. We can ensure that 2022 is an election focused on the people's concerns, and hold officials and candidates accountable.
We are a growing team that takes pride in building an organizational culture rooted in trust, collaboration, and learning, all with an established practice of using common sense built on common ground throughout all of our work. We are committed to saving this city with fact-based solutions, while we strive to impact LA’s political and civic landscape— making sure we have a great time along the way. We value open communication and a healthy work/life balance.
About the Position
The Executive Director is a critical and visible role requiring a strategic and collaborative leader with strong management, operational, financial, and development experience. The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Rise Together curriculum, fundraising, and the evolution of its mission. The Executive Director should be a strategic thinker and decision-maker with a knack for planning, leading systems change, cultivating a robust donor network, and advancing data-driven, and in this case, fact-driven impact. The ideal candidate will be committed to expanding Rise Together into the largest grassroots coalition of Angelenos the city of Los Angeles has ever seen, while engaging, cultivating, and sustaining relationships with a key network of partners and individuals.
Currently in a remote capacity, the Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and works closely with the board chairs, executive committee, who guide the mission, strategic direction, and policies.
Strategy, Leadership & Administration (50%)
Fundraising & Community Relations (30%)
HR, Operations, and Financial Oversight (20%)
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
Advanced municipal policy analysis and a track record of stewarding/implementing organizational change for key municipal policies.
At least 3 years of nonprofit management or political experience at the director level, including:
Time Commitment & Compensation:
Compensation: Salary range for full-time work is $90k - $100k (dependent on experience).
Benefits: A benefits package including health insurance, paid vacation, and holidays will be provided.
Anticipated start date: October 1, 2021
Rise Together has retained Mission Accomplice to assist in the recruitment efforts for its first Executive Director. For consideration, please submit your application here. Please visit: risetogether.la for more information about the organization. To obtain further details about this opportunity, contact Shasti Conrad, Managing Partner at Mission Accomplice at [email protected]
Rise Together believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances our ability to fulfill our mission. Employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.