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Executive Director

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: Global Voices

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Remote

Global Voices is looking for an Executive Director who will lead their unique and pathbreaking organisation, and will guide the organisation as they enter their 20th year, and plan the next chapter of their work.

The Executive Director should embrace Global Voices’ core values. Crucially, the successful candidate will be committed to sustaining an environment of mutual support, kindness, and willingness to see people as complex, with the potential for multiple identities, unique histories, and diverse affiliations.

  • Be an inspirational leader who listens well and is empathetic and responsive to Global Voices’ diverse community
  • Be effective in promoting and amplifying the organisation’s work, and representing the organisation at public events and in community conversations
  • Be an entrepreneurial thinker, adept at creating programs and designing initiatives
  • Demonstrate a strategic mindset to conceive, fund, and operationalise projects and activities that further the Global Voices mission, while working collaboratively with the Global Voices team and community
  • Be a skilled fundraiser, with experience in grant writing, direct fundraising, navigating philanthropic missions, and exploring possibilities for private, corporate and governmental funding streams and other approaches to earning revenue
  • Be a strong writer and editor, and have written and verbal fluency in English and at least one other language
  • Have significant experience in at least some of Global Voices’ core activities, including community-based journalism, digital and online human rights advocacy and research, internet and online research methods, and network and community mobilisation for under-represented communities. Newsroom leadership experience is a bonus, but not required
  • Be enthusiastic and effective in supporting, motivating, and mentoring the Global Voices team and community to take on roles of progressive responsibility and commitment
  • Be skilled and experienced in organisational planning and growth, managing teams, designing processes, and configuring resources to support a healthy and strong team and community
  • Have substantial international experience and be comfortable working in distributed, global, multilingual contexts with diverse values
  • Be able to travel internationally
  • Be able to work on a flexible schedule to accommodate meetings with team and volunteers in different time zones, including evenings, mornings, and weekends
How to apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To learn more about this position and apply, please click here.

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