President & CEO

Convergence Center for Policy Resolution

Posted: 8/12/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: CEO/ED/President

Primary domain: Other

City: Washington

Postal code: 20036

State: Washington, DC

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$3M - $10M


Mission statement:

About Convergence

Convergence convenes people and groups with divergent views to build trust, identify solutions, and form alliances for action on critical national issues. Through our process of structured, facilitated dialogue and long-term relationship building, we have had significant impact on issues such as long-term care, health reform, economic mobility, recidivism, K-12 education, the federal budget, and food and nutrition. For more information, visit: 

Position Details:

Job Description:

About the Position

Convergence seeks a new President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to succeed the founder as the organization enters its second decade. The new CEO will report to the Board of Trustees; Convergence’s current President and Founder, Rob Fersh, will transition to a Founder/Senior Advisor role.

Key CEO Responsibilities and Competencies

The Board seeks candidates who are able to provide exemplary executive and strategic leadership; have proven ability in fundraising and resource development; exhibit sound organizational, fiscal, and staff management skills; have a track record of accomplishing results; and are highly visible and effective leaders with external constituencies.

Essential to this position is the ability of the CEO to ensure Convergence maintains the trust of the outside world as a neutral, honest broker and convener of people with vastly different viewpoints and backgrounds.

The CEO must be a highly accomplished relationship builder, comfortable with constituencies of every ideological perspective across public, private and nonprofit sectors, with demonstrated effectiveness dealing with people of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, gender and other demographic backgrounds.

For additional details about the position and qualifications, see the full position description here.


Convergence values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

Convergence is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.


The ideal candidate will have:

• Passion for and commitment to Convergence's unique mission and the ability to inspire others
to partner in support of that mission.

• A minimum of a bachelor's degree with 10+ years of strategic leadership and management
experience in the public, private, or non-profit sector. An advanced degree and public policy
experience in government or closely related to it, and a strong working knowledge of Congress
and the legislative process, are preferred.

• A proven track record in successfully growing revenue and generating transformational
philanthropic support.

• A proven record of and genuine interest in successfully building trusted relationships with and
among diverse constituencies and stakeholders, including those who reflect the broad political

• A successful track record of working with a board of trustees and understanding the volunteer professional partnership.

• Exceptional leadership and communications skills.

• A high level of intelligence and intellectual curiosity, and a desire to explore new ideas and
innovative approaches to solving problems.

• Commitment to the core values of our organization: Integrity, Stewardship, Diversity, Innovation,
Trust, and Collaboration.

The CEO has unquestioned integrity; a long-term perspective; a strong sense of accountability; a
practical ability to get things done; wisdom and good judgment; a fair and thoughtful approach to
management, combined with the flexibility and courage to shift direction and experiment with new
initiatives; high energy; and a sense of humor.

Convergence seeks a leader who will model internally the values and approaches that embody its
work with the outside world, all in service of high accomplishment and organizational impact. 


Not Specified


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

To Apply

To apply for the position, please submit a resume and a tailored cover letter explaining how your experience and skills address those sought in the full position description, and noting your required salary range and how you learned of the position, to [email protected]. Applications may be supplemented by links to published articles, speeches, videos, or other relevant material, but this is not required. No phone calls, please.


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