The 1990 Institute in SF Hiring Part-time Executive Director

The 1990 Institute is looking for a part-time Executive Director to work either remotely or in a future institute office in San Francisco. More information about this position and how to apply below.


The 1990 Institute is looking for a part-time Executive Director to work either remotely or in a future institute office in San Francisco. More information about this position and how to apply below.

About 1990 Institute: Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, The 1990 Institute’s nonprofit mission is to promote better understanding between the peoples of the U.S. and China through cross-cultural education.  It has a strong 22-year track record of developing and executing cross-border programs with China, ranging from rural economic development, to assisting young rural girls stay in school through college, to children’s programs in art, music, and the environment.

Position

The role of Executive Director (ED) is a newly established position in 2013, coinciding with The Institute’s expanding mission.  In 2013, the ED will be expected to work part time (average 20-24 hours/week) and report to the President and the Board of Directors. It is expected that this position will convert into a full time position as the Institute expands in the years ahead.  The ED will have overall operational responsibility for the Institute’s volunteer staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will initially become knowledgeable with existing programs and operations, and then develop and implement future programs.  The position is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and work can be performed from a home office or at a future Institute office.

Compensation

Actual compensation will be in the range of $40-45K ($80,000 to $90,000 full-time equivalent) and be commensurate with the candidate’s level of expertise and related experience.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and strong management of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems;
  • Provide strategic guidance and work closely with the Board to expand and deepen the Institute’s programs
  • Actively engage and energize Institute volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and funders
  • Lead, coach, develop, and build staff as appropriate.  Manage databases, website, and general administrative activities.
  • Be the Institute’s face to the outside and develop a broad range of contacts and relationships with funders, political and community leaders, opinion makers and volunteers
  • Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and future expansion
  • Build a stronger brand

Qualifications

  1. Deep and broad level of interest in U.S.-China related activities
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills; proven ability to provide leadership in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  3. Self-starter, with a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence
  4. Strong marketing and communication skills, both oral and written
  5. Highest level of honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness
  6. Previous management experience with staff, budget, program management, work with a Board of Directors, and leadership experience preferred.
  7. Previous fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders preferred.
  8. Ability to speak Mandarin a plus, but not required

Application Instructions: Please send resume and cover letter to Wei-Tai Kwok, chair of the search committee, atsearchcommittee2013@1990institute.org   If not already obvious from your resume, please describe in your cover letter the basis for your knowledge of, and experience and interest in, China and U.S.–China relations.  Application deadline is February 22, 2013.