Managing Director/COO, Enough Project
Reports to: Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Enough Project Co-Founder
Department: Enough Project
Staff reporting to this position: None
Position classification: Exempt, full-time
Enough, a project of the Center for American Progress, has an immediate opening for a Managing Director. Enough is looking for a Managing Director who is highly motivated by a strong commitment to the vision and mission of the Enough Project. In partnership with Co-Founder John Prendergast and other members of the senior leadership team, the Managing Director will help establish and lead the execution and production of organization-wide priorities, processes, campaigns, products, and strategies. The Managing Director will direct day-to-day operations for the Enough Project, providing strategic direction, operational management, and direct support to Enough Project staff.
- Work closely with Co-Founder John Prendergast and the senior management team on an ongoing basis to refine and prioritize organizational goals and improve operational efficiency.
- Communicate organizational goals to the Enough team and prioritize implementation across issue areas—including Sudan, South Sudan, Congo, Lord’s Resistance Army, Central African Republic, and other related conflicts—and departments—including advocacy, communications, development, and policy.
- Manage, improve, and strategize on organization-wide processes such as the editorial, communications, and advocacy teams’ functions to ensure smooth and efficient operations.
- Establish budget priorities, work with the finance team and John Prendergast to ensure fundraising needs are met, and track expenditures to ensure efficient spending that matches organizational priorities.
- Strengthen internal record-keeping systems to track progress toward defined objectives and communicate organizational effectiveness to internal and external stakeholders.
- Oversee and coordinate the efforts of the Directors of Communication, Policy, Advocacy, and Development in collaboration with the Co-Founder.
Qualifications and requirements:
- Five years of experience managing a team in a fast-paced environment.
- Three years of work experience in prevention of atrocities, human rights, conflict prevention and resolution, or responsibility to protect.
- Adept team player with excellent interpersonal and managerial skills.
- Ability to monitor and prioritize organizational agendas, multitask, and effectively communicate reasons for priority decisions when competing team interests are at play.
- Demonstrated ability to develop strategic plans and implement them successfully.
- Experience with and thorough knowledge of foreign policy issues for relevant regions, including Central African Republic, Sudan, South Sudan, and Congo.
- Excellent project-tracking and relationship-management skills.
- Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to coach and develop a high-performing team to achieve results.
- Experience mediating and resolving conflicts among coworkers.
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- A demonstrated commitment to human rights consistent with the vision and mission of the Enough Project.
- Knowledge of Central Africa and the Sudans developed from experience living in or closely working on at least one of those areas.
- Policy, campaigns, development, and/or communications experience a plus.
American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.
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