Executive Director, National Press Club Journalism Institute

Washington D.C.
Jul 27, 2018
Aug 31, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time

Executive Director, National Press Club Journalism Institute

Washington, D.C.

About Us: The National Press Club Journalism Institute, based in Washington, D.C., is the independent non-profit affiliate of the National Press Club. The Institute provides innovative, practical training to journalists and communications professionals. It offers a broad range of professional development programs focusing on press freedom, ethical conduct and best practices in today’s rapidly changing media environment.

Executive Director: The National Press Club Journalism Institute is seeking an experienced leader to drive our mission of promoting and advancing a free press and training journalists to inform the public and inspire civic engagement. The position offers opportunities to further the profession of journalism, advocate for a free press, serve the Institute and what it stands for and grow professionally.

Duties and Responsibilities: The executive director is responsible for all operational aspects of directing the Institute, including human and financial resources, with guidance from the board of directors.

  • Work with the board to set short- and long-term strategy for the Institute.
  • Oversee Institute fundraising, including establishing and maintaining positive relationships with existing and potential donors.
  • Ensure day-to-day operations of the Institute and its programming and events.
  • Maintain official records and documents to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Work with the board and lead the staff to develop policies and programming and execute projects and programs to carry out the Institute’s mission.
  • Stay up to date with a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in journalism, including domestic and international press freedom issues.
  • Manage Institute staff and work with volunteers on programming.
  • Manage the work of the Institute’s Press Freedom fellow.
  • Be point of contact with National Press Club for coordination on programming.
  • Work with the board and investment professionals to manage the financial portfolio.
  • Serve as a liaison for the organization and promote the Institute with other journalistic professional organizations and the public.

Successful candidates will have:

  • An understanding of and appreciation for the news organization
  • A vision for success of a journalism-based non-profit organizations
  • Skills as a self-starter able to take initiative to lead an organization
  • A track record of leadership and organizational growth mentality
  • Experience in non-profit fundraising and donor management
  • Diplomacy to work with people ranging from donors to volunteers
  • Demonstrated ability to budget and manage a non-profit organization's finances
  • Project management skills
  • Experience creating, developing and implementing relevant programming
  • Experience managing people and working across teams
  • A willingness to jump in and do everyday tasks as well as performing strategic roles
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and electronic communications skills. Responsive to stakeholder.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • 5 or more years of experience in non-profit, leadership, administration, finances, fundraising and outreach.

The National Press Club Journalism Institute is an equal-opportunity employer. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

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