Executive Director

The Empire Center for Public Policy (EC) seeks an energetic, creative and strategic Executive Director to help our team meet its organizational goals and mission.

Reporting to the CEO, the Executive Director will oversee the strategy, operations and fundraising of the organization.

The successful candidate will have a vision for a better New York, will be able to see opportunities, and will be a clear and effective communicator to EC’s varied audiences.

Responsibilities include:

    • operationalize the goals and directives of the CEO and the Board of Directors;
    • support of the Director of Research and Director of Public Affairs to ensure programmatic work is completed.
    • partner with the CEO and Director of Development to meet fundraising goals;
    • management of the organization’s community relations, marketing and communications efforts, working with the Director of Communications; and
    • support of day-to-day operations and oversight of fiscal management, working with the Director of Operations.

Preferred skills and qualifications include:

    • strong leadership skills, with experience in leading non-profit or private organizations;
    • experience in policy, public relations, marketing and fundraising;
    • exceptional verbal, written and communication skills;
    • general knowledge of and interest in the education policy issues on which the Empire Center focuses; and
    • an affinity with the Empire Center’s free-market approach to the public policy challenges facing New York State.

Qualified candidates should email the following application materials in one PDF document to info@steadfast.us:

    • resume;
    • cover letter (detailing: background; interest in position; and a compelling case for why applicant would excel in this position);
    • two writing samples; and
    • at least two references.

Salary Range: $75,000 – $175,000. Work Location: Albany, or virtually in New York State.

While we thank all applicants for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. EC is an equal-opportunity employer. This search is being run by Steadfast LLC, only direct applications will be considered, no phone calls, please.

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