Executive Director – Reparation Generation

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Executive Director – Reparation Generation
Remote work from home office

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Reparation Generation (Rep Gen) is a national organization providing direct reparative payments to Black Americans for wealth-building pursuits and importantly exploring, implementing, and evaluating other models of repair to demonstrate the transformational healing capacity of reparations.  We are an interracial movement of people across the U.S. who recognize our country’s legacy of racism and the perpetuation and participation in this unjust system.  Reparation Generation seeks to create a more perfect union where every Black American benefits from the redeployment of wealth that has been deprived them due to systemic racism and economic oppression.

Reparation Generations’ “Reparations in Action” approach was developed by a diverse group of Founders.  Our goal is to demonstrate what reparations could look like through community action, education, fundraising, activation, and reparative justice payments. Together, we are working to build a bridge of truth and social solidarity imaging a more equitable nation through projects of reparative action and healing. To find out more about Rep Gen’s work, visit Reparation Generation’s website.

Reparation Generation is an independent operating project of the nonprofit umbrella organization Multiplier, a nationally recognized nonprofit with a growing portfolio of innovative initiatives that conserve and protect a sustainable and resilient world.

OUR COMMITMENTS:

  • Tell the truth and educate about the historic and present-day institutional, structural and systemic racism in America.
  • Daylight the accumulation of intergenerational wealth derived directly or complicitly from labor or business associated with the slave trade, and its historical legacy.
  • Recruit substantial wealth transfers from individuals, corporations, and foundations for the purpose of reparative wealth transfers in the form of moral justice payments
  • Key Strategic decisions are guided by our Black Founders and future strategic decisions will be driven by the organization’s black leaders.
  • Record, preserve and share the real stories of peoples’ experiences of racism, white privilege, and caste, and facilitate processes for reconciliation in order to truly heal and repair
  • Reparations in scale are required, thus we must educate, advocate and convey to America’s political leaders that, it is our government’s responsibility to study and enact the full range of reparations for slavery and its afterlife in America.

POSITION SUMMARY
Reparation Generation is seeking to establish its first Executive Director (ED).  This is an opportunity for a seasoned and innovative leader ready to dive headfirst into the nuanced work of the Black reparations ecosystem with great humility, wisdom, and courage.

The ED will have overall responsibility for the implementation of Rep Gen’s strategic and operational plans including staffing, programs, fundraising, and expansion, in fulfillment of its mission. They will work closely with the Co-Founders and Executive Board, and in collaboration with the National Advisory Board in executing its Strategic Plan.  The ED will become knowledgeable of the “Reparations” ecosystem, learning from its history and current contributors, leading to deep understanding of Rep Gen’score programs, operations, and business plans and the unique contributions it provides to this movement. They will actively engage and energize Rep Gen’s board members, volunteers, contributors, Founders, past board members, partnering organizations, and other funders.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program Development and Management

  • Provide oversight and leadership for the project’s programmatic work
    • Homeownership Reparative Transfer Program (HORT) Community Engagement, Education and Activation Program (House Meetings/ Community Meetings)
    • Future Education Reparative Transfer Program
    • Future Entrepreneurship Reparative Transfer Program
    • Provide oversight of the Participatory Action Research-Evaluation Program
  • Recruit, facilitate, and engage the National Advisory Board (NAB) through effective and meaningful working relationships, distribution, and spread of work; building teamwork and leveraging experiences and contributions
  • Create improved process and efficiency of work production, utilizing expertise and experience of NAB Members, including Committees, Committee Chairs, and Executive Board (EB). Examine, adjust, and modify organizational structure as needed to ensure that form follows function.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong NAB and EB; serve as ex-officio of each committee, seeking and building board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing programs as well as program and locations of site development
  • With NAB and EB, select and design the national expansion (site location by location) and complete the strategic business planning process for the program expansion into new site locations
  • Determine staffing needs and recruit for the organization, directing and supporting hired staff.
  • Provide leadership, direction, and support for all staff and contractors
  • Recruit and manage key volunteers and stakeholders
  • Organize quarterly meetings with the EB, bi-monthly NAB meetings, and annual in-person NAB meeting and community event

Fundraising, Financial Management, and Budget Management

  • Working with Multiplier’s Accounting team, oversee the Financial Conditions of the Project and report to Executive Board and NAB
  • Oversee annual budgeting process
  • Maintain relationships and communications with existing financial supporters to ensure continuity of funding and capacity for continued financial support from existing sources
  • Interface with Rep Gen Fundraising team and Multiplier to provide leadership on developing and executing fundraising goals and campaigns
  • Ensure the establishment and maintenance of accurate project Case Statement to be applied to grant application process
  • Identify potential key funders of capacity, cultivating and producing relationships that will ultimately materialize as individual contributors, Foundation funders, and other financial partners to assist Rep Gen in meeting its financial goals
  • Interface with EB, Fundraising team, Multiplier, and potential funders to provide support and respond to requests, including submission of grant applications

External Relations

  • Strategically build partnerships in existing and new locations, establishing relationships with the potential providers allowing Rep Gen to leverage existing subject matter expertise, local knowledge, operational infrastructure, and shared mission
  • Build partnerships with national and local funders and political and community leaders at each expansion site
  • Working with NAB, Committee Chairs, and Communications Team, ensure the production of the following in a timely manner:
    1. Quarterly Newsletters
    2. End of Year Fundraising Appeal documents and materials
    3. Annual Impact Report – “Short-form” consistent with conversations and directions by Comms Committee and NAB members.
    4. Maintain/Create Popular Media Content – “short video,” “story-telling” and other media that provides attractive, digestible, and broadcast quality (social media, traditional media) that communicates program, learnings, and the power of reparations in action
  • Maintain strong marketing and program messaging, understanding the principles of strategic communication of complex messages to broad and differentiated audiences
  • Interface with Communications Team to manage all external collateral such as website, blasts, press releases, branding, and communications materials
  • Expand project’s capacity for National House meetings and information systems to ensure expansion and engagement with established and potential stakeholders, contributors, participants, and reparations curious

Administrative Management

  • Review and build upon current organizational systems and record keeping to provide consistent quality of administrative information, reporting, and finance records, ensuring that all records and documents are maintained in compliance with current laws and regulations and providing necessary documents and details to Multiplier as needed and upon request
  • Gather and articulate data for dissemination within the organization and externally as appropriate
  • Serve as the project liaison to Multiplier staff regarding expenses, contracts, human resources needs, etc.
  • Keep EB informed of relevant concerns being addressed with Multiplier

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
You are a person of high energy, integrity, humor, creativity, enthusiasm, and optimism. You have a reputation for honesty, fairness, high ethical standards and mutual respect in all aspects of your professional work. You are known as a self-starter, with a commitment to excellence and willingness to roll up your sleeves to get work done.  Are you an entrepreneur who is excited by the opportunity to build? Do you possess superb interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and written, and are well organized with a demonstrated ability to create organizational systems, work independently, and make respected decisions under pressure?

Reparation Generation is committed to racial justice and healing, and the ideal candidate will work diligently to help create a strong culture of belonging.  Do you have lived experiences that have helped you with awareness of your own biases, racial and/or otherwise, and are you open to engaging with board members, staff, volunteers, and grantees in trainings on racial healing, reparations, inclusion, and equity? Do you believe that America’s best days are yet to come, while holding the understanding that the America we love became prosperous by enslaving, exploiting, and oppressing Black Americans? If so, we’d love to learn more about you!

QUALIFICATIONS:
We recognize that each applicant for this role will bring unique skills, knowledge, experiences, and background to this position, lending their own flair to the position. We welcome diverse experiences and perspectives in our applicant pool.

  • 10+ years of senior management experience
  • Educational background and or understanding of the African diaspora evidenced by a degree in African American Studies, Political Science, or Sociology. 4+ years of relevant experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • Track record of effectively leading and scaling a high performance and outcomes-based organization
  • Proven ability to effectively fundraise and manage finances
  • Proven success in developing and operationalizing strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people, leading with passion, idealism, integrity, mission, and a positive attitude
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data driven program evaluation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary skills
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures

COMPENSATION:
Multiplier provides a comprehensive compensation package, including competitive salary ($130,000 -175,000/yr), excellent medical and dental benefits, retirement savings, and generous vacation and sick leave policy.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please visit our Applicant Portal. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by May 16th, 2024. Please upload a cover letter including why you are passionate about the mission of Reparation Generation and how your experience makes you the right candidate for this critical role. Please do not copy and paste into a comment box as there are character limits that apply. We respectfully request no follow-up calls or emails.

EEO STATEMENT:
Multiplier and Reparation Generation celebrate diversity and is committed to building teams and partnerships that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Multiplier and Reparation Generation are also committed to providing an environment of mutual respect that is free from discrimination and harassment. Multiplier and Reparation Generation prohibit discrimination in its governance, programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from public assistance, or for any other non-merit based factor.

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