Executive Director – ReThink

ReThink

ReThink is a 501(c)(3) community-based non-profit organization that works to prevent sexual violence, with a particular focus on working with adolescent boys. After six years of delivering quality, evidence-based, trauma-informed consent and healthy masculinity programming throughout the Northeast United States on a mostly part-time basis, ReThink is now seeking a first full-time Executive Director (“ED”) to build and lead a team that can expand capacity and impact, and help ReThink transition from a startup to a stable, non-profit organization and permanent resource in the Washington, DC area.

About ReThink

ReThink, a 501(c)(3) community-based non-profit organization, is working to build a world free of sexual violence. Founded in 2013, ReThink is now seeking its first full-time Executive Director (“ED”) to build and lead a team that can expand capacity and impact, and help ReThink transition from a startup to a stable, non-profit organization and permanent resource in the Washington, DC area.

Sexual violence–and the underlying cultural beliefs and norms that make it possible—are learned behaviors. With a focus on adolescence, ReThink helps communities recognize all of the various power dynamics that undermine the practice of consent and build cultural responses that advance healthy, safe relationships in their stead. After six years of delivering quality, evidence-based, trauma-informed consent and healthy masculinity programming throughout the Northeast United States on a mostly part-time basis, ReThink is excited to expand its mission with the guidance of new leadership.

We believe that marginalized communities are most likely to experience sexual violence, and they are at the center of ReThink’s programming; our conversations about consent are just as likely to involve conversations about racism, homophobia, transphobia, class, ageism, and disability as they are to involve sex or romance. Recognizing that American prisons are some of the most sexually violent places on earth, ReThink advocates for an anti-carceral approach to sexual violence rooted in preventing it before the harm is done in the first place.

Though ReThink envisions providing long-term support to all individuals and institutions who work with adolescents, our early-stage development has been focused on delivering trainings in educational institutions, and ReThink has developed a reputation as providing thoughtful, trauma-informed facilitation and support. ReThink has reached thousands of adolescents and hundreds of adults in the Washington, DC area with trauma-informed workshops that build concrete consent skills, uplift healthy masculinities, and dismantle harmful social norms.

About the Position

ReThink’s next ED must build on this foundation to help ReThink meet a growing demand for its services while also managing the day-to-day operations and all key aspects of the organization.

This is a great opportunity for someone who cares deeply about the mission, but also wants to grow and develop their skills as a leader. A successful ED will help expand ReThink’s program and potentially its staff and support network. Individuals who thrive working independently and achieving tough goals are encouraged to apply.

In particular, the ED will:

Lead ReThink’s Fundraising Efforts

Build and sustain a strategy for new and existing donor revenue streams, including developing a powerful digital fundraising presence; identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major individual donors and institutional funders; and maintaining and improving relationships with relevant foundations
Expand upon ReThink’s self-sustaining, fee-for-service consent training program by identifying and cultivating new potential clients in line with ReThink’s core mission
Facilitate, Train, and Organize

Deliver and/or oversee the delivery of ReThink’s core training curriculum both to adults who work with adolescents, and to adolescents themselves
Provide ongoing support for client institutions and individuals as they implement the ReThink program
Develop new, innovative curricula and programs
Co-Lead and support the ReThinking Masculinity Program in cooperation with the Program’s Partner Organizations
Strategize and Develop

In consultation with the Board of Directors, build and execute medium- and long-term strategies for organizational growth and development
Lead ReThink’s communications efforts, including placement of Op-Eds and speaking to media
The next ED absolutely must have:

A personal commitment to the practice of enthusiastic consent in all of their relationships, professional and personal, romantic and platonic
Demonstrated experience as well as a high degree of comfort building a non-foundation-based (i.e. digital, individual, and/or institutional) fundraising program from early-stage development
A demonstrated ability to build meaningful relationships with a wide variety of people holding any number of intersecting marginalized identities; fluency in anti-oppressive theory, practice, and language, especially in regards to race, class, sex, and gender identity
A high degree of comfort with facilitating and training diverse groups, both small and large
The problem-solving and critical-thinking skills necessary to take on the various challenges of directing a small non-profit organization as the sole staffer; a happily self-starting and self-directing approach to their work
The ideal candidate will also have:

Excellent writing and communicating skills
Excellent organizational/administrative skills, with familiarity in maintaining operations and budgets
Demonstrated experience and skill in community organizing
Demonstrated leadership skills
Experience providing trauma-informed trainings, facilitation, or counseling
Other Details

This position is located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, but is open to applicants outside of this area as telework is standard. Work hours are generally flexible, but will sometimes include some night and weekend work. Periodic travel may be required as in-person trainings are expected to resume in late 2021 or early 2022, depending on the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Compensation

Salary: $70,000/year. Health insurance provided, as well as paid vacation and paid sick leave.

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. ReThink is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

 

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