Specific Responsibilities include:
- Provides regular, thorough and timely reporting to the Board on all programs and activities.
- Manages and supervises staff, including the hiring, evaluation, and termination as necessary.
- Serves as a leader and mentor for staff, interns and chapter leaders.
- Oversees the organization's finances, which will be carried out in a highly structured and disciplined fashion with careful, regular reporting to the Board.
Advocacy and Policy Development:
- Develops annual objectives to meet organizational goals that are consistent with established priorities and the organization's long-term strategic plan.
- Plans and proposes programs consistent with the vision, values, and mission of the organization, including its commitment to diversity. Proposed programs should include detailed plans for implementation and measurable goals.
- Develops programs designed to strengthen the skills of students, provide opportunities for chapters to accomplish political, policy and fundraising objectives, and advance SSDP's role and profile in advancing sensible drug policy.
- Coordinates with the Board and staff to raise funds to sustain and strengthen the organization.
- Promptly notifies the Board on all significant financial developments, including significant new donors, foundational grants, losses in funding, large contracts, potential litigation, etc.
- Cultivates existing individual and institutional donor relationships; solicits new individual and institutional donors, including foundation and grant opportunities.
- Encourages chapters and students to develop expertise in fundraising.
- Effectively communicates with media and the public in an organized, clear and concise manner in order to promote SSDP's mission and goals.
- Maintains clear and regular communication with SSDP staff, Board and chapters, as individuals and groups, regarding SSDP's mission and objectives.
- Cultivates cooperative relationships with organizations and individuals working for sensible drug policies to carry out the organization's objectives, strategies, and tactics.
- Serves as the primary spokesperson for the organization, but encourage students and chapter leaders to serve as spokespersons whenever possible and appropriate.
Salary will be commensurate with experience; please include salary requirements in your cover letter. The Executive Director will work out of SSDP's International Headquarters in Washington, DC. Start date is October 1, 2013.
Applications will be accepted until September 9, 2013, with consideration on a rolling basis starting immediately. No applications will be accepted after September 9. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://www.ssdp.org for further information about SSDP.