Executive Director – The Red Door Project

Deadline December 02, 2022

Executive Director

Salary: $110,000 (full-time/exempt) + benefits (30 PTO/sick days, 80% employer-covered health insurance with dental/vision, etc)
Reports to: Board of Directors
Location: Hybrid virtual/in-person with organizational base in Portland, OR (open to non-local candidates, with satellite trips to PDX, or relocation assistance as desired)

The Red Door Project (RDP) is an award-winning nonprofit known for its theatrical performances, workshops, and curriculum focused on the intersection of race and the justice sector. We use monologues to present perspectives from police officers, judges, and Black Americans, and provide a non-polarizing framework for engaging in conversation. Annual programming includes in-person and online events, film/media production, and publishing. We collaborate with law enforcement officers, judges, corporate leaders, educators, and communities. More about our mission, philosophy, and initiatives is available at reddoorproject.org. In this ripe moment of opportunity, our two Co-Founders seek an Executive Director to usher the organization into its next phase of innovation and impact.

We can envision three types of leaders that would serve this next chapter:
An Expert in Operations and Change Management
A Relationship Builder and Communicator
A Visionary for Artistic/Creative Production

You do NOT have to represent all three types, as the Executive Director can hire/contract to round out gaps among staff. However, an entrepreneurial mindset is essential to identify new opportunities, overcome challenges, and achieve outcomes. The Executive Director will have the support of the Co-Founders to shape staffing and strategy to build on past successes and respond to the future.

The Executive Director’s responsibilities will include the following:
Programming Strategy – Set the trajectory for how the content/products reach markets/audiences
Business Model – Refine sales strategy for earned income and continue success of grants and donations
Relationships – Deepen existing partnerships and define approach for expanding to new collaborators
Content Creation – Hone the stories that are produced and chart new directions for artistic/creative production
People Management – Provide day-to-day leadership for three existing full-time staff and numerous vendors to boost efficiency, and hire to scale-up operations
Financial Oversight – Develop and monitor the annual budget
Board Development – Collaborate with and grow the Board of Directors

Application: Please send your resume to jobs@reddoorproject.org. We welcome a cover letter, but it is not required.

Application Deadline: We will begin reviewing on Nov 10 and will continue until the position has been filled.

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Hybrid Virtual/In-Person (Portland, OR)

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