New Economy Coalition Seeks Executive Director

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

The New Economy Coalition (NEC) seeks a facilitative and innovative leader to guide the organization at this unique and formative moment. The leader of NEC will build, inspire, and manage a talented staff team as well as a vibrant coalition; keep the board strong and engaged; be a primary public face of the organization; further develop a strong and innovative fundraising capacity; and build collaborative relationships with the donor community and other stakeholders.

The New Economy Coalition is a network of more than 100 organizations working to imagine and initiate a just transition to a new economy. NEC’s mission is to convene and support those
who contribute to an economy that is restorative to people, place, and planet, and that operates according to principles of democracy, justice and appropriate scale.

Current programmatic priorities include a collaborative project to develop the stories and narratives of a new economy and supporting the leadership of frontline communities most impacted by interrelated economic, ecological, and political crises past, present, and future. The coalition has coalesced into a trusted network where local and national New Economy leaders regularly connect, learn, and explore possibilities for collective impact.

NEC’s annual budget is 1.275 million dollars. The organization is currently composed of eight full time and three part time staff, with the majority of staff based at the headquarters in Boston, MA, and others based in New York City, Philadelphia, and beyond. The board is made up of 14 thought leaders and organizers from around the United States.

The New Economy Coalition brings unique strengths and opportunities that position it well, with the right executive leadership, for successful advancement of its mission and to support real, transformative system change in the United States. Organizational strengths include:

1. Resonance and relevance of NEC’s transformative mission in this historic moment, which includes a new programmatic priority to support frontline communities;
2. Talented, intelligent, diverse, and young (and diverse intergenerational range of young) staff, which is fully committed to NEC’s mission;
3. An experienced, talented, and adept board consisting of new economy thought-leaders and organizers from across the country;
4. Membership that includes dozens of organizations doing some of the most exciting and innovative economic organizing in North America;
5. The growing recognition of NEC as a key player and ally in the new economy movement – through convening, connecting, bridge-building, supporting and amplifying the work of coalition members and other stakeholders;
6. A new staff leadership structure designed to support clarity, efficient decision-making, shared ownership and accountability;
7. An improving and increasingly more diverse funding model.

Ideal Candidate
The New Economy Coalition’s new executive director will be passionate about, committed to, and have a history of demonstrated leadership related to NEC’s mission. The executive director should be able to articulate NEC’s vision in a way that inspires and motivates staff, board, diverse coalition members, funders and stakeholders of all stripes.

The ideal candidate will be a facilitative leader, committed to building and supporting both the staff and board as highly collaborative teams. The new executive director will be invested in nurturing the leadership of staff, while also able to commit to decisions, delegate, and maintain accountability across the organization. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience and skills in organizational structure development, and will be open to the potential of innovative new models.

The new executive director must strike a delicate balance between being a key public face of the organization –out front, comfortable and articulate in the spotlight– and working behind the scenes as an ally to support and amplify the work of a diverse range of coalition members and social movements. Above all, the new leader must be both informed by and accountable to these movements.

The ideal candidate will have creative fundraising experience that has shown concrete results. The new executive director must be able to fundraise for NEC while maintaining sensitivity to the resource needs of coalition members.

Candidate Guidelines
This search is being conducted by Third Sector New England’s Executive Transitions Program and led by Transition Consultant Jeremy Phillips. The full position profile, including contact
information for interested candidates, may be found at:

New Economy Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates.