Executive Director

Job Description

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Mission:

To​ ​create​ ​a​ ​unified​ ​movement​ ​of​ ​movements​ ​aimed​ ​at​ ​mitigating​ ​the​ ​various​ ​externalities​ ​of animal​ ​agriculture​ ​by​ ​reversing​ ​current​ ​growth​ ​and​ ​industrialization​ ​trends​ ​to​ ​cut​ ​global production​ ​of​ ​industrialized​ ​animal​ ​agriculture​ ​in​ ​half​ ​by​ ​2040​ ​from​ ​2017​ ​levels.

Organization​ ​Overview:

50by40​ ​Foundation​ ​is​ ​in​ ​start-up​ ​phase;​ ​developing​ ​plans,​ ​strategy,​ ​and​ ​operational,​ ​financial and​ ​programmatic​ ​infrastructure​ ​for​ ​its​ ​first​ ​years​ ​of​ ​operation.​ ​​ ​The​ ​Executive​ ​Director​ ​is​ ​one of​ ​the​ ​first​ ​staff​ ​members.​ ​​ ​This​ ​means​ ​they​ ​will​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​wear​ ​many​ ​hats​ ​until remaining​ ​staff​ ​can​ ​be​ ​hired.​ ​The​ ​Director​ ​must​ ​be​ ​both​ ​a​ ​systems/detail​ ​person​ ​and​ ​a people-person.​ ​​ ​He​ ​or​ ​she​ ​will​ ​need​ ​to​ ​manage​ ​and​ ​execute​ ​many​ ​small​ ​administrative​ ​details while​ ​also​ ​creating​ ​and​ ​overseeing​ ​a​ ​big​ ​vision.

What You​ ​Will​ ​Do

Income​ ​Generation: ​​ ​​Fundraising​ ​program​ ​development​ ​&​ ​implementation.
In​ ​concert​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Board,​ ​the​ ​Director​ ​will​ ​create​ ​and​ ​execute​ ​a​ ​program​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​diverse funding​ ​possibilities​ ​to​ ​the​ ​table.​ ​​ ​​ ​The​ ​work​ ​will​ ​be​ ​strongly​ ​relationship-based,​ ​focused​ ​on thoughtful​ ​engagement​ ​with​ ​capital​ ​holders.

Administration,​ ​Finance,​ ​Personnel​ ​&​ ​Operations

The​ ​Director​ ​will​ ​build​ ​from​ ​the​ ​ground​ ​up​ ​all​ ​administrative,​ ​operational,​ ​technological​ ​and financial​ ​systems​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Organization.​ ​​ ​This​ ​includes:

  • Culture:​ ​process-oriented,​ ​servant​ ​leadership​ ​approach​ ​that​ ​is​ ​willing​ ​to​ ​be​ ​in​ ​the discomfort​ ​of​ ​a​ ​patient​ ​process​ ​as​ ​we​ ​work​ ​towards​ ​the​ ​non-linear​ ​and​ ​​emergent​.
  • Financial:​ ​developing​ ​and​ ​managing​ ​budgets,​ ​financial​ ​​ ​oversight​ ​and​ ​regular​ ​reporting, hiring​ ​and​ ​supervising​ ​the​ ​bookkeeper​ ​and​ ​accounting​ ​team.
  • Corporate​ ​records​ ​and​ ​compliance:​ ​​ ​maintaining​ ​organizational​ ​files​ ​and​ ​records including​ ​all​ ​corporate​ ​records,​ ​personnel,​ ​finance,​ ​legal,​ ​grantmaking.
  • Administrative:​ ​​ ​developing​ ​a​ ​streamlined​ ​grantmaking​ ​system​ ​that​ ​includes​ ​as​ ​much automation​ ​as​ ​possible,​ ​data​ ​management,​ ​donor​ ​receipts,​ ​grant​ ​agreement​ ​processing, grant​ ​reporting,​ ​sharing​ ​stories,​ ​etc.
  • IRS/Legal​ ​compliance:​ ​​ ​ensure​ ​organization​ ​prepares​ ​and​ ​files​ ​all​ ​IRS​ ​and​ ​state​ ​filings, completes​ ​tax​ ​returns​ ​and​ ​audits​ ​in​ ​a​ ​timely​ ​fashion​ ​and​ ​as​ ​needed.
  • Personnel:​ ​​ ​where​ ​appropriate,​ ​hire​ ​and​ ​supervise​ ​staff,​ ​volunteers​ ​and​ ​interns.​ ​​ ​Ensure organization​ ​is​ ​operating​ ​in​ ​compliance​ ​with​ ​basic​ ​H/R​ ​law.
  • Board​ ​of​ ​Directors:​ ​​ ​co-staffing​ ​the​ ​Board​ ​including​ ​organizing​ ​and​ ​facilitating​ ​board meetings​ ​where​ ​needed,​ ​managing​ ​minutes​ ​and​ ​Board​ ​compliance​ ​issues.

Program​ ​Development​ ​&​ ​Marketing

Building​ ​programs​ ​which​ ​incline​ ​collaboration​ ​with​ ​existing​ ​and​ ​new​ ​allies​ ​that​ ​expand​ ​the breadth​ ​of​ ​groups​ ​working​ ​on​ ​meat​ ​reduction​ ​and​ ​deepen​ ​their​ ​commitment​ ​to​ ​prioritize​ ​this within​ ​their​ ​organization​ ​and​ ​movement.Facilitating​ ​the​ ​development​ ​of​ ​a​ ​robust,​ ​innovative​ ​grantmaking​ ​program.​ ​​ ​This​ ​includes developing​ ​and​ ​testing​ ​innovative​ ​and​ ​creative​ ​approaches​ ​to​ ​fund​ ​meat​ ​reduction​ ​efforts​ ​in areas​ ​and​ ​sectors​ ​where​ ​such​ ​activities​ ​have​ ​previously​ ​not​ ​been​ ​represented.​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​Includes​ ​a focus​ ​on​ ​process-orientation​ ​along​ ​with​ ​the​ ​eventual​ ​funding​ ​-​ ​how​ ​to​ ​grow​ ​ multiple​ ​forms​ ​of wealth​ ​through​ ​the​ ​funding​ ​relationship.

Creative,​ ​entrepreneurial​ ​programmatic​ ​strategist​ ​who​ ​can​ ​bring​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​best​ ​practices to​ ​the​ ​table​ ​while​ ​also​ ​allowing​ ​space​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Board​ ​to​ ​innovate​ ​and​ ​experiment​ ​with​ ​the program.​ ​​  Aggregating​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​using​ ​it​ ​to​ ​improve​ ​grantmaking​ ​and​ ​programs​ ​over​ ​time. Developing​ ​and​ ​executing​ ​a​ ​plan​ ​to​ ​share​ ​the​ ​outcomes​ ​of​ ​the​ ​program​ ​work​ ​to​ ​broader audiences​ ​through​  stories,​ ​numbers,​ ​relationships,​ ​new​ ​media,​ ​etc.

Big​ ​Picture

Work​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Board​ ​to​ ​shape​ ​and​ ​guide​ ​short​ ​and​ ​long​ ​term​ ​vision,​ ​strategy​ ​and programs.​ ​​ ​Support​ ​the​ ​Board​ ​in​ ​optimizing​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ ​their​ ​time​ ​to​ ​forward​ ​the​ ​organization’s goals.​ ​​ ​Create​ ​and​ ​manage​ ​an​ ​advisory​ ​board​ ​if​ ​needed/warranted. This​ ​role​ ​will​ ​be​ ​heavily​ ​co-creative​ ​with​ ​the​ ​lead​ ​funder,​ ​who​ ​has​ ​been​ ​engaged​ ​in​ ​the​ ​space for​ ​many​ ​years,​ ​has​ ​many​ ​relationships​ ​in​  the​ ​space​ ​with​ ​funders,​ ​and​ ​is​ ​financially​ ​committed to​ ​support​ ​administrative​ ​expenses​ ​for​ ​a​ ​significant​ ​period.

Who​ ​You​ ​Are

  • Passion​ ​for​ ​and​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​other​ ​groups​ ​that​ ​align​ ​with​ ​50by40’s​ ​mission​ ​and​ ​values.
  • Proven​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​range​ ​of​ ​fundraising​ ​strategies;​ ​experience​ ​in​ ​developing and​ ​managing​ ​fundraising​ ​programs​ ​and​ ​cultivating​ ​donors.
  • Experience​ ​and​ ​confidence​ ​in​ ​creating​ ​and​ ​managing​ ​budgets​ ​and​ ​organizational finances,​ ​financial​ ​reporting,​ ​IRS​ ​and​ ​legal​ ​compliance.
  • Attention​ ​to​ ​detail​ ​and​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​address​ ​small​ ​administrative​ ​processes​ ​from​ ​a servant​ ​leader​ ​perspective.
  • Interested​ ​in​ ​engaging​ ​with​ ​mindfulness​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​a​ ​broader​ ​​transformative​ ​approach.
  • Big​ ​picture​ ​vision​ ​for​ ​automating​ ​systems​ ​and​ ​project​ ​managing​ ​database​ ​and​ ​other technology​ ​projects​ ​geared​ ​towards​ ​streamlining​ ​operations.
  • Skilled​ ​team​ ​builder,​ ​basic​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​personnel​ ​processes​ ​and​ ​best​ ​practices.
  • Ability​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with,​ ​facilitate​ ​and​ ​utilize​ ​Boards​ ​of​ ​Directors,​ ​advisory​ ​boards,​ ​and network​ ​affiliations.
  • A​ ​positive,​ ​creative,​ ​problem​ ​solver​ ​with​ ​an​ ​entrepreneurial​ ​spirit​ ​-​ ​focused​ ​on transcending​ ​binary​ ​solutions​.
  • Highly​ ​motivated,​ ​self-directed​ ​person​ ​who​ ​can​ ​operate​ ​with​ ​little​ ​oversight​ ​but maintains​ ​a​ ​high​ ​level​ ​of​ ​accountability​ ​and​ ​integrity​ ​in​ ​how​ ​work​ ​gets​ ​done.
  • Willingness​ ​to​ ​travel​ ​frequently,​ ​and​ ​often​ ​globally,​ ​to​ ​build​ ​relationships,​ ​often​ ​to​ ​speak at​ ​conferences​ ​and​ ​other​ ​gatherings.

Preferred​ ​Qualifications:

  • A​ ​candidate​ ​with​ ​cultivated​ ​relationships​ ​in​ ​one​ ​key​ ​segment​ ​connected​ ​to​ ​animal agriculture​ ​(health,​ ​environmental,​ ​animal​ ​advocacy,​ ​govt​ ​policy,​ ​food​ ​justice).
  • A​ ​candidate​ ​with​ ​non-profit​ ​Board​ ​experience.
  • A​ ​candidate​ ​whose​ ​life​ ​shows​ ​clear​ ​alignment​ ​with​ ​the​ ​values​ ​of​ ​50by40​ ​and understands​ ​the​ ​exterior​ ​and​ ​​interior​ ​ramifications​ ​of​ ​our​ ​current​ ​paradigm.
  • A​ ​candidate​ ​who​ ​can​ ​communicate​ ​using​ ​tools​ ​of​ ​the​ ​logical​ ​mind​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​a​ ​​heart​ ​of compassion​.
  • A​ ​candidate​ ​who​ ​can​ ​own​ ​the​ ​vision​ ​and​ ​develop​ ​creative​ ​approaches​ ​to​ ​address dynamically​ ​appearing​ ​opportunities.

Logistics

Your​ ​location

This​ ​role​ ​will​ ​be​ ​based​ ​in​ ​either​ ​the​ ​San​ ​Francisco​ ​area​ ​or​ ​the​ ​Los​ ​Angeles​ ​area,​ ​preferably​ ​the former.

How​ ​To​ ​Apply

Please​ ​send​ ​a​ ​resume​ ​with​ ​cover​ ​letter​ ​to​ ​​bpandya@nesselinc.com​ ​with​ ​subject​ ​‘50by40 Executive​ ​Director’​ ​-​ ​we​ ​have​ ​an​ ​intention​ ​to​ ​interview​ ​on​ ​a​ ​rolling​ ​basis.

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