Executive Director

Maker Education Initiative - Oakland, CA - Full time

Maker Education Initiative - Oakland, CA - Full time

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The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, engages Advisory Board members, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, program, outcomes, administration, and financial objectives. The Executive Director will be responsible for managing and enhancing the internal organization processes and infrastructure that will allow Maker Ed to continue to grow and fulfill its mission. This position is responsible for maintaining an effective working relationship with Tides Center (who serves as the fiscal sponsor for the project) and for overseeing fundraising and development activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build Maker Ed’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.

The successful candidate will be an innovative, gifted, and mission-driven leader with a track record of working with multiple stakeholders around a common goal and an affinity for building relationships and fundraising. The successful candidate will be able to set priorities, manage a team in a fast-paced and quickly-changing environment and form partnerships across sectors in order to advance the mission of Maker Ed. Importantly, the ideal candidate will be passionate about the Maker Ed mission and values and be able to serve as a compelling advocate for the movement throughout the country.

Specific qualifications include:

  • 7+ years of leadership experience in the nonprofit or education field
  • Strong management skills and an ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrated experience raising significant funds for a nonprofit through major gifts, corporations, foundations, and earned income
  • Experience working with and reporting to a Board of Directors/Advisors and experience executing on a strategic plan
  • Financial acumen and ability to oversee organizational budgets
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and experience serving as a spokesperson for an organization
  • Knowledge of communications and marketing including social media
  • Collaborative leadership style and a respect for the contributions of diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time
  • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree in a technical field or education preferred.

For more information, including a full list of responsibilities, please see Maker Ed's website: http://makered.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Executive-Director-Job-Description.pdf

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C Level Executive Leadership

Experience Level

Senior Level

Maker Education Initiative

Maker Ed is dedicated to providing educators and institutions with the training,resources, and community of support they need to create engaging,inclusive, and motivating learning experiences through maker-centerededucation.

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