Washington, District of Columbia
In 2010, the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC), a grassroots advocacy organization, launched Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, with a goal of knowing how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. NBCC’s blueprint for Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® is a strategic plan of action for knowing how to prevent the development and spread of breast cancer. Since 1991, NBCC has been at the vanguard of the breast cancer movement – elevating breast cancer to an issue of national significance, leveraging billions of federal dollars for research and care, and empowering tens of thousands of breast cancer survivors to become effective advocates for themselves, and for all those at risk of breast cancer.
Reporting directly to the President, the Executive Director is a newly created position, established to support the continuing growth of this organization. The Executive Director will be engaged with organizational review and direction setting; overseeing the day-to-day activities of NBCC; program oversight and direction/leadership on various mission-critical issues, including highly visible issues that relate to the work of the organization. This person will play a key role in day-to-day staff leadership and development and represent the organization to donors, external publics and allied partners.
This position will bring added executive level capacity to an already thriving senior leadership team. It will support presidential leadership and direction for the organization to push NBCC to new heights of success with its mission to serve as a powerful voice, speaking for women and men across the country, demanding and working toward an end to breast cancer. The Executive Director will partner closely with the President to chart NBCC’s future growth and strategic direction to achieve Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, the organization’s blueprint for knowing how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
The successful candidate will be a dynamic leader with a creative and accomplished track record of 10+ years of seasoned leadership experience as a focused executive in the non-profit or corporate arena or in the public sector.
Other requirements include:
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
- Comfort serving in "deputy" or "number 2" leadership role within a dynamic organization with a style and approach to accomplishing goals that matches the position
- A verifiable track record of success with short and long range planning and program development, including implementation and evaluation, and relationship building
- Either a strong working knowledge of the history and issues regarding breast cancer policy and programs or demonstrated capacity to understand issues quickly and competently
- Demonstrated ability to articulate positively, clearly and professionally to diverse audiences, efficiently influencing internal and external constituencies, as well as other key stakeholders
- Skills necessary to promote and create a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative environment with an employee-centered, coaching culture
- Passionate about NBCC’s mission and impact
- Track record delivering superior results, commanding respect, and assuming leadership roles
- Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities
- Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor
- Initiative, maturity, integrity, loyalty and excellent interpersonal skills
- Self-starter, self-disciplined
- Spark, imagination, creativity
- Demonstrated leadership, decision-making and problem solving skills
- Operates with excellence in mind in all matters, with the confidence to defend/debate ideas without ego interfering
- Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings
- Remain focused in the face of pressure, delivers against timelines, not intimidated by tasks/time limitations
- Willingness to travel & work evenings and weekends when required
Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits. HOW TO APPLY Email cover letter with resume and salary requirements to email@example.com with your first and last name as the subject line. Email is preferred, but you also may fax your materials to (202) 973-4650, Attn: Executive Director Search; or mail to 1101 17th St., NW, Suite 1300, Washington, DC 20036. Sorry, no calls please. NBCC is an equal opportunity employer that especially welcomes applications from breast cancer survivors, women, and people of color. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.