Candidates should have significant senior leadership experience in the social, civic, and/or campaign sectors, preferably as a CEO, Executive Director, or Vice/Deputy/Chief position. Those who have significant experience building relationships with community stakeholders and diverse funders will be strongly considered. Candidates must have a strong record of thought leadership in Latino communities.
All candidates with the following experience will be given strong consideration:
A combination of education and experience in nonprofit administration, business management, or similarly related areas.
Senior leadership experience in the nonprofit or social sector as a CEO or Executive Director. Vice/Deputy/Chief positions in the nonprofit social sector may also be considered.
Experience working within an organization experiencing rapid and significant growth.
In addition, Jolt would also prefer:
A transparent leader with high integrity.
Experience and skill in working with a nonprofit Board of Directors.
Experience with managing business operations and financials, especially complex budgets.
Active fundraising experience such as excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
Proven success guiding staff and board through transitions and growth.
Participation in building a positive workforce culture, especially as it relates to addressing and prioritizing equity and social justice.
Experience managing diversely qualified and high-performing teams.
Significant experience building and executing strategic plans and managing staff and board to meet plan goals.
Experience directly building and managing relationships with community stakeholders, funders, and elected officials.
Familiarity with managing dual 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 organizations.
Experience with staff training for personal and professional development.
A history of maintaining and developing relationships with funders to secure adequate funding for the organization’s operations.
A background in producing and influencing media to establish thought leadership on issues affecting Texas and/or the Latino community.
A connection to, or understanding of, the Texas political and civic communities.
A thorough understanding of the diverse Hispanic and Latino communities in Texas.
A marketing or public relations background.
Experience developing strategic partnerships with community groups, funders, politicians, and others to position Jolt as a leader among organizations to help achieve our mission.
Community organizing and voter & volunteer mobilization.
Willingness to travel on occasion for official Jolt engagements
Key Priorities & Responsibilities
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, providing executive leadership to the organization and overseeing day-to-day operations.
Staff and Board Leadership
• Lead the staff and board with integrity, share a vision for the organization and community, have strong managerial skills, with consideration on team culture, and transparency.
• Reinforce a culture of empowerment, accountability, and culture of learning that enables the leadership team to perform at its best, bringing their content expertise fully to bear, and driving them to action.
• Support each program area and facilitate opportunities for staff professional development and growth.
• Build strong relationships with board members, actively engaging them in governance and strategically deploying their strengths and interests in support of the organization.
Operations and Financial Oversight
• Develop, train, and support an effective team, building strong morale and collaboration between staff members through managerial courage and integrity.
• Foster a climate which attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of capable professionals.
• Develop and implement annual organizational goals.
• Ensure effective systems to track progress and measure the success of organizational goals so they can be effectively communicated to the Board, funders, as well as other constituents and stakeholders.
• Ensure Jolt applies sound financial and administrative practices through effective fiscal management, managing expenses to deliver on the mission.
Community Engagement and Development
• Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the electoral and Latino community
• Raise the profile of Jolt by serving as the primary spokesperson, actively and effectively representing and advocating for the organization to partners, funders, providers, and the public.
• Oversee development of a successful fund development strategy, working closely with the Director of Development and Board of Directors to steward existing supporters and increase current levels of giving while identifying sustainable funding sources.
● Deepen relationships with diverse community stakeholders (nonprofits, for-profit leaders, funders, public officials, and advocacy groups) to advance initiatives, partnerships, and to increase awareness and outcomes.