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Executive Director

POSITION SUMMARY

NICE is seeking a passionate Executive Director to lead the organization’s strategy in developing and carrying out member-led campaigns at the local, state, and national level, based on the themes of worker rights, immigrant rights, access to dignified jobs, health and safety, and to increase protections for immigrant workers and their families. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker with experience in community organizing and campaign advocacy. The Executive Director should have program experience in community-based services, immigration advocacy, workforce development, worker rights or another related human services field and a deep power-analysis of New York City and State’s political system.

The Executive Director will be a proven leader with high-level, senior management experience.  They will be responsible for the fiscal integrity of NICE, ensuring that the organization remains in a strong financial position. They will broaden the number and types of NICE’s funding sources and consider alternative approaches to fundraising and revenue generation with a view towards long-term sustainability. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with funders, policy makers, potential donors and other sources of financial support.

A proven ability to inspire and motivate employees, members and volunteers is essential to ensure maintenance of NICE’s culture of community, respect, and commitment. They must be able to demonstrate effective management approaches in nurturing and developing talent while driving change. Hiring and developing talented staff is important as the organization navigates the exit from the pandemic and continues providing resources to members and their families safely. The leader must be able to work with the unionized staff in a collaborative way that balance’s NICE’s fiscal standing and employee support.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for NICE’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. 

Leadership & Management

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Actively engage and energize NICE membership of over 10,000, 30 staff, board members, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for service and advocacy work.
  • Lead, coach, and develop NICE’s high-performance senior management team.
  • Ensure effective systems to track program performance, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.

Fundraising & Communications

  • Lead the development and fundraising strategy
  • Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expand services and influence.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.

Advocacy & Strategy

  • Develop and lead a strong strategic plan to continue to expand NICE’s profile and impact, while driving service provision for our membership.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with elected and non-elected officials; lead strategy for city, state and national level campaigns that engage our members
  • Be an external local and national presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for regional and national replication.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to NICE’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.

Specific requirements include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  • At least 10 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Design and implementation, as well as on-going management of quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Experience with community organizing and advocacy, specifically implementing, leading and managing several organizing campaigns
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Strong public relations and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • Fluent in written and spoken Spanish and English

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Pay range: $95,000 - $120,000 annually.

Benefits include:  Employer-paid health, vision, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance.  401(k). Generous Paid Time Off package.  11 paid holidays.  Transit benefits. 

 

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

NICE is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or other characteristics or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. 

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