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Texas Equal Access Fund Executive Director

Texas Equal Access Fund is seeking an experienced Executive Director. The position is full time and pays $65-$75K plus benefits.

About Texas Equal Access Fund

The Texas Equal Access Fund provides funding to low-income people in the northern region of Texas who are seeking abortion and cannot afford it, while simultaneously working to end barriers to abortion access through community education and shifting the current culture toward reproductive justice.

Primary Responsibilities

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

  • Advocate for reproductive justice and abortion access
  • Participate in reproductive rights and justice movement building initiatives; collaborate with existing partners and develop new relationships in service area communities
  • Coordinate all functions of the organization including programmatic, management, and administrative aspects of the organization
  • Manage a budget of over $500,000
  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals; Ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations; Maintain TEA Fund official records and documents
  • Provide support and coordination for TEA Fund board members and board activities
  • Actively engage and energize TEA Fund staff, volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders
  • Develop and implement appropriate human resource policies and procedures, including training, career development, hiring and firing, succession planning, and performance management for all staff
  • Promote an organizational culture that fosters passion for the mission, cooperation, open and frequent communication, teamwork and a common organizational vision

FUNDRAISING

  • Ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet the TEA Fund’s budget
  • Expand fundraising activities to support existing and new program operations
  • Oversee fundraising implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, and establishing strategies to approach funders
  • Develop and maintain solid relationships with individual donors and grant funders

COMMUNICATION

  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the TEA Fund
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand
  • Build relationships with supporters, networks, organizations, and others important to the TEA Fund’s growth and success
  • Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to supporters, other organizations, and the general public

Required Qualifications:

  • The Executive Director will have basic knowledge and understanding of: reproductive justice framework, anti-racist organizing principles
  • The Executive Director should have excellent experience in or understanding of: fund development including major donor fundraising and grantwriting, grassroots community organizing, advocacy, proactive communication, program development and management, goal-setting and evaluation/measurements of success
  • The Executive Director should have a demonstrated ability to: build meaningful relationships, work with front-line communities, receive and offer critical feedback, work collaboratively, develop and manage new programs, be flexible, articulate and reach goals, work through tensions and conflicts, utilize organizational tools/technology (i.e., email, Google Suite, Nation Builder, Salesforce, Slack, Trello, Tresorit, etc.), document progress, adapt to rapidly changing situations in politically challenging environment

The Texas Equal Access Fund Executive Director should be someone who has established understanding of the political landscape of Texas, and be able to demonstrate the impact of their work on a local or state level.

Prefered Qualifications (not required):

  • Understanding of local, state and/or national abortion policy and recent litigation
  • Experience in public speaking

Values-driven Hiring

Texas Equal Access Fund is committed to investing in the leadership of people of color, people who have had abortions and/or who have received funding from an abortion fund(s), low-income people, immigrant people, Native people, formerly incarcerated people, queer, and trans people. We do not discourage or discriminate against people with convictions, and you will not be asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime on the application or interview.

Position Details

This full-time salaried position will be located in Dallas, TX and the desired start date is November 1, 2018. Some travel within TEA Fund service areas (Dallas/Fort Worth, Waco, Panhandle), to Austin, and minimal travel outside of the state (for conferences/professional development) will be required. Depending on qualifications, the salary ranges between $65,000-$75,000 per year plus benefits. The Executive Director supervises two TEA Fund staff and the hotline Intake Coordinator, and jointly supervises a Statewide Coordinator alongside the ED of the Lilith Fund.

How to Apply

Submit a 1 page cover letter and resume attached in email titled “Executive Director, [your name]” to jobs@teafund.org by August 15.


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