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Fund MI Future

Fund MI Future


Executive Director

Remote

 

Introduction: Fund MI Future is a 501c3 collective impact strategy coalition of nonpartisan community organizations, unions of working people, and policy experts working to create shared prosperity for all Michiganders by fully and fairly funding our public services like schools, roads, and clean water.

Twenty-five years ago, Michigan was a high-investment state, dedicating a greater percentage of our collective income to public services than most of the country. Today, we have fallen behind our peers and are considered a low-investment and regressive state, where the wealthy and corporations no longer pay their fair share. But we can reclaim Michigan’s promise by coming together to reinvest in our public systems, creating shared opportunity and prosperity.

Fund MI Future is searching for a highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual who will build the backbone infrastructure of our collective impact strategy, including expert capacity in communications, research and policy, legislator outreach, business organizing, and membership growth. This infrastructure will hone messaging, build a broad multi-racial base, prepare policy options and supporting evidence, and develop deep relationships with allies and decision-makers.

Fund MI Future is looking for an Executive Director to lead our broad coalition in designing and implementing innovative, smart, and aggressive strategies to fully and fairly fund our communities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Report to and work with Co-chairs to create and execute a strategic plan with our collective impact strategy framework
  • Identify ongoing opportunities for expansion to other campaigns and organizations in order to accomplish our mission
  • Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components
  • Effectively communicate to the board, funders, and other community partners.
  • Work remotely, but live in Michigan
  • Travel occasionally, mostly within Michigan, to meet with partners and attend organizing events
  • Staff workgroups (communications, policy, membership, finance) comprised of coalition partners
  • Maintain regular communication with coalition partners
  • Write public statements, funder reports, and other public-facing material
  • Fundraise a $350,000 budget with the support of table partners
  • Screen and manage vendors
  • Hire and manage up to 5 staff

Education, Experience and Skills:
We are looking for a candidate with strong coalition and organizing experience, and a deep passion for improving the living and working conditions of Michigan’s families.

  • Five to seven years of organizing experience in a variety of campaign settings (labor, electoral, community, Etc.)
  • Previous coalition management experience: highly collaborative
  • Previous experience building a new program or organization: entrepreneurial, innovative
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management

Nice to have:

  • Familiarity with 501c3 and 501c4 guidelines
  • Familiarity with Action Network and/or WordPress
  • Funder relationships and fundraising experience
  • Some understanding of Michigan political landscape and dynamics
  • Some understanding of revenue issues and the Michigan budget process
  • Connection to one or more of the core table sectors (education, environment, labor)
  • Communications and digital organizing experience

Other requirements:
Work is generally remote, however some travel may be required. The applicant must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment. Periodically, long work hours are required.

How to Apply:
Please submit a résumé, brief cover letter, and three writing samples from previous communications campaigns, and three references to info@fundmifuture.org by 5:00PM by December 31st, 2022. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Compensation: $70,000 – $80,000 annual salary plus benefits commensurate with experience.

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