Executive Director (Miles4Migrants)
At Miles4Migrants, we envision a world where displaced persons of all backgrounds find safety and community in their new homes. We are a 501(c)(3) charity, dedicated to using donated frequent flyer miles, credit card points, and money to help people impacted by war, persecution, or disaster start a new beginning in a new home. We partner with other nonprofits to identify refugees, asylees, asylum-seekers, and their immediate family members who have legal approval to travel but cannot afford airfare. Together, we can transform miles into a life-changing force for good. The individuals that we support have survived extraordinary situations for the betterment of their families and to live in a safe environment. We are honored to play a small part in their journey to a new life and community. Our values of empowerment, compassion, collaboration, and accountability reflect our commitment to and respect for displaced persons and our community of donors, volunteers, colleagues, and partners. See our latest annual report to learn how we have flown over 4,500 people using donated frequent flyer miles to reunite with their families since we began in 2016.
About the Role
Miles4Migrants seeks an Executive Director who is passionate about leading our efforts to bring displaced people to safe new homes. The Executive Director will serve as the chief administrator, providing leadership, management, and creating and implementing policies and programs to carry out the work of the organization. The Executive Director will be a key developer of our extensive nonprofit partner network, ensuring our ability to provide our network with transportation services, while communicating stakeholder needs to our organization. This is an opportunity to lead a rapidly growing organization committed to providing a small but essential service for the most vulnerable of our global communities. The incoming leader will solidify a culture of trust and empathy, embody the core values of our organization, and develop the staff and volunteers to become effective leaders.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will maintain open communication and disclosure of the conditions, operations, and needs of the organization via regular presentations, briefings, and meetings. Oversight and preparation of the annual budget, facilitation of periodic audits, compliance, and execution of the three-year strategic plan are all critical focus areas for the role. Additionally, the Executive Director is the chief spokesperson and coalition builder proactively raising awareness, funding, and cross-sector collaboration in support of our mission. Critical to the success of the role will be the ability to lead and drive development campaigns; grow, unify, and inspire our community of partners; and lead and manage our growing team with humility and a shared power philosophy. During these turbulent and ambiguous times, the Executive Director is steadfast, accountable, and leads with grace.
You are the ideal candidate if you have at least three years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's or graduate degree in human services, health, or a public policy field such as social work, human development and/or family sciences, public health, or international relations. We would be blown away if you have three or more years of experience working specifically with refugees, immigrants, and/or asylum-seekers.
The ideal candidate is adept at relationship management, both internally and externally, and demonstrates effective staff and client management, as well as the ability to manage a remote staff and volunteer base. This work requires a knowledge of trauma-informed practices as well as hard skills such as proficiency in Microsoft Office, Salesforce, and other technology and software platforms. The ideal executive is an experienced speaker and enjoys addressing diverse audiences in varied sectors, from the intimate and informal, to formal presentations to large audiences.
The Executive Director will possess an advanced personal anti-racism framework, and center equity, diversity, justice, and inclusion in both their lived experience and throughout their professional journey. Strong communication skills in both English and an additional language that is spoken by the refugee or migrant community such as Spanish, French, Arabic, or Dari would be highly valued, although not required. The annual salary range for this position starts at $100,000 and is commensurate based on experience. In addition, we offer a competitive benefits package and the flexibility to work from home full time.
Miles4Migrants has exclusively retained Impact Search Advisors by Nonprofit HR to assist in the recruitment efforts for our Executive Director. For consideration, all interested candidates should submit a completed application, cover letter and resume. Your cover letter must address your experience and the qualifications being sought. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Applications received by August 15, 2022 will be prioritized.
Visit miles4migrants.org for more information about our organization. Please follow the instructions above to submit your application. To obtain further details or inquire about this opportunity, contact Danisha Martin, Executive Search Consultant at Impact Search Advisors by Nonprofit HR.
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