Executive Director

El Pueblo and Fortaleza

Posted: 12/7/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: CEO/ED/President

Primary domain: Community/Capacity Building

City: Raleigh

Postal code: 27604

State: North Carolina

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$1M - $3M



Mission statement:

El Pueblo, a 501c3, builds collective power through leadership development, organizing, and direct action for the Latin American community and other marginalized communities. You can learn more about El Pueblo’s values here. In 2019, to harness the political power of the Latinx community, El Pueblo founded Fortaleza, a 501c4, to build collective power through political and electoral organizing, political education and mobilization. Together, El Pueblo and Fortaleza provide the Latinx community and other marginalized communities an opportunity to control their own stories and destinies.  

Position Details:

Job Description:

The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for El Pueblo and Fortaleza’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. They will develop deep knowledge of El Pueblo and Fortaleza’s programs, operations, and strategic plans.

The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and has 6 direct reports. Both El Pueblo and Fortaleza are in strong financial standing, so, within the first year, the next Executive Director may have an opportunity to hire two additional team members to focus on fundraising and political strategy for El Pueblo and Fortaleza.

El Pueblo and Fortaleza’s offices are in Raleigh North Carolina. We are open to candidates based in the Triangle Area or with a strong connection to North Carolina that are willing to relocate. Right now, based on our COVID-19 management plan, all staff members are working remotely, indefinitely.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will . . .

Program Leadership and Management:

  • Lead a team that develops and delivers excellent programs and rigorous program evaluations that are aligned with El Pueblo and Fortaleza’s mission, vision and values. Current programs focus on organizing with youth and adult leaders in support of reproductive and immigrant justice; supporting the leadership of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault; and engaging Latinx community members in elections and political advocacy.
  • Actively engage, energize, and build strong relationships with El Pueblo and Fortaleza’s intergenerational stakeholders (ie. Volunteers, Board Members, Vendors, Partners and Funders). In addition to the Board of Directors, there is a Community Leadership Council and Youth Council.

Team Development and Talent Management:

  • Build, develop, and sustain a healthy organizational culture that attracts and retains strong teams at El Pueblo and Fortaleza.
  • Develop and maintain diverse, equitable, and inclusive recruitment, hiring, and management practices, policies, and processes that are legally sound. 
  • Co-design, implement, and manage a strong performance development process for the El Pueblo and Fortaleza Teams that becomes a model for replication. 

Operations and Financial Management:

  • Collaborate with El Pueblo and Fortaleza’s Board Secretaries to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws that pertain to El Pueblo and Fortaleza.
  • Develop and maintain an exceptional and consistent quality of financial and administrative practices, processes and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve El Pueblo and Fortaleza’s goals.
  • Develop and manage El Pueblo and Fortaleza’s approved budgets by ensuring adequate funding is always available for El Pueblo and Fortaleza to effectively operate.

Board Relationship Management:

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to establish effective organizational plans and policies for El Pueblo and Fortaleza; execute plans and policies as authorized by the Board.
  • Collaborate with the Board Chairs to develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each board committee. 
  • Seek and sustain vision alignment and board involvement for El Pueblo and Fortaleza’s ongoing operations and expansion.

Fundraising and Partnerships:

  • Design, manage, and expand El Pueblo and Fortaleza’s revenue generating and fundraising activities to grow each existing budget.
  • Increase El Pueblo and Fortaleza’s visibility, presence and relationships to garner new opportunities for El Pueblo and Fortaleza to be positioned as a thought leader.
  • Publish and communicate El Pueblo and Fortaleza’s results with an emphasis on transparency and as a model for replication.
  • Represent (and if needed, act as a spokesperson) El Pueblo and Fortaleza to all media, organizations and the general public.


We’re excited about you because . . . 

  • You are bilingual and can speak, write and read Spanish.

  • You lead with integrity, empathy and influence while building consensus, creating alignment and navigating an intergenerational group of stakeholders. 

  • You are passionate about racial equity and the advancement and upward mobility of the Latinx community and other marginalized communities.

  • You have at least 5+ years of nonprofit management (or applicable) experience with the ability to recruit, develop, coach and manage high-performing teams. 

  • You have experience managing teams with at least 2 direct reports.

  • You have a keen ability to establish and articulate an inspiring vision; you can clearly translate that vision into an executable strategy and deliver against that plan with clear milestones.

  • You are an authentic, inspiring, hands on leader with a track record of building, sustaining and scaling healthy and effective relationships with diverse communities, cultures, and groups of people.

  • You have strong public relations and fundraising skills with the ability to engage and persuade a wide range of stakeholders and cultures; experience building coalitions, scaling a culture of philanthropy and raising major gifts are a strong plus.


The hiring range for the Executive Director role is $71K-$81K, commensurate with experience and full benefits package. Benefits include: an employer-sponsored health insurance plan, long-term disability insurance, 401(K) pension plan with employer match, and a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policy. 


$75k - 90k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

To apply for the role, please email a resume in English and a cover letter in Spanish and English to [email protected] with your name in the subject line. 

We are planning to prioritize applications that are received no later than December 31, 2020, and will schedule interviews with the Search Committee starting the week of January 4, 2021. We hope to have a new Executive Director start in February 2021.

Posted By: Estella Elaine LLC


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