Executive Director

Blueprint NC | Flexible, North Carolina

Background

Blueprint North Carolina is a statewide partnership of non-profit organizations working together to ensure all North Carolinians have a voice in their democracy and a full share of its benefits. A community-centered movement-building incubator and backbone organization, Blueprint NC provides opportunities for training, resource-sharing, and convening for its coalition of partner organizations. Blueprint NC centers racial equity in its internal and external work and employs collective impact as a key strategy – aligning partners around shared values and a common agenda for base building and civic engagement work.

Blueprint NC is the North Carolina affiliate of the State Voices network and serves as a critical conduit between key communities in North Carolina and national efforts to advance civic engagement. Among funders, the organization is a trusted thought-partner and thought-leader that has influenced conversations about allocation of resources and the role of funders in movement-building in black and brown communities.  In the years since its inception, Blueprint NC has grown in size and stature, from a team of four staff members to 12 currently and a budget of approximately $3M.

Job Summary

Blueprint NC now seeks a new Executive Director who will play an important role in helping shape the strategies of a diverse network of organizations building a community-centered movement to demand a more just and accessible democracy for North Carolinians. With an initial focus on upcoming priorities, including the 2020 Census, 2020 voter registration and turnout, and training and support for partners, the new Executive Director will play a key role in ongoing collaboration with network partners. Representing Blueprint NC throughout North Carolina and with external partners, the Executive Director will be a natural facilitator who is dedicated to a collective power building strategy and a thoughtful and strategic fundraiser who can build effective relationships with funding partners. S/he/they will be a seasoned manager who is committed to nurturing and developing a team, and a trusted partner to the board in stewarding the organization.

The successful candidate will be a skilled leader who brings a passion for inclusive decision making and who is firmly committed to racial equity and power building in communities of color, intersectionality, and dismantling white supremacy culture in political institutions and social justice organizations. S/he/they will bring sophisticated analytical skills around race, equity and power, and demonstrate a deep commitment to building a just society and healthy democracy through civic engagement.

Responsibilities

For a detailed position description, please visit https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/current-searches-all/bpnc-ed.

For more information on Blueprint NC, please visit https://blueprintnc.org/.

How to Apply

This search is being conducted with assistance from Carolyn Ho, Meredith Horton, and Yuniya Khan of NPAG. Application instructions can be found at the end of this document. Please send nominations and/or applications including cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, and where you learned of the position to: BPNC-ED@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Blueprint NC is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Blueprint NC values and welcomes candidates from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds and experiences.

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