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Executive Director

Executive Director
Organization: Lion Leadership Fund (LLF)
Location: Alexandria, VA
Date Posted: 02/05/2024

About Lion Leadership Fund

Launching this year, Lion Leadership Fund (LLF) is a new political organization with the goal of electing more principled, pragmatic Republican public leaders at the state and local levels. We are the only national 527 effort working to build a pipeline of effective leaders with varied lived experience ready to serve their communities and cultivate a network of donors to support these candidates. We believe having better, more diverse leaders at decision-making tables at every level across the country will create more positively impactful policies.

Our “better candidates” are individuals who believe in the sanctity of public service – the responsibility inherent in the position to act in the best interest of their communities by not shying away from tough issues or tough decisions and by working across the aisle to find the best solutions. Simply put, they act with integrity, putting service above self-interest.

Lion Leadership Fund will identify and successfully recruit these candidates and cultivate a broader coalition of voters that will turnout in Republican primaries, getting them over the finish line.


Job Summary

We are looking for a dedicated and passionate individual to serve as our Executive Director. The Executive Director leads and executes the Board-approved strategic plan for the year, which includes identifying potential candidates, managing the endorsement process, planning events, managing our communications strategy, building brand awareness, and working with our fundraiser to meet our development goals. This is an external facing position, requiring a strong comfort level with public speaking and being a spokesperson for the organization when needed. The Executive Director, along with LLF’s Executive Team, will be responsible for managing the Advisory Council and Executive Board to ensure alignment and coordinating efforts. The Executive Director oversees LLF’s administration, compliance and any research efforts needed as well.

This is a unique and impactful opportunity to play a more active role in ensuring our public leaders around the country uphold our principles and serve with integrity.


Responsibilities:

  • Help develop and execute LLF’s strategy, planning, fundraising and events with the Executive Team.
  • Help develop and manage marketing strategies and grassroots solicitation campaigns throughout the year to build awareness of and support for LLF along with the fundraising director.
  • Manage a political calendar to ensure the Leadership team is aware of important political events and engagements.
  • Draft all elements of a monthly LLF newsletter, updating on activities, opportunities, and endorsements.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key political fundraisers and LLF advisors.
  • Work with the Executive Team to support and advise the Executive Board and Advisory Council on strategy and execution, including preparing Board presentations.
  • Oversee day to day operations of LLF (donor database – Hubspot, budget, disbursement, compliance, governance, communications, reporting, vendors, banking, fundraising, growth, solicitation campaigns, correspondence, records, internal processes).
  • Work with our compliance director and legal counsel to ensure LLF stays in compliance with our target states and vendors.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and legal counsel for successful management and execution.

Experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience in PAC Administration, fundraising, compliance, political operations; or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of the electoral process at the federal, state, and local levels.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Computer and software knowledge, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and GSuite.
  • Experience with Canva or other graphic design software for marketing materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse political climates with state and local officials and their political staff.
  • Ability to maintain lists and track communications.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.
  • Excellent project management skills with great attention to detail, and strong work ethic.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to write and edit clear, engaging, and grammatically correct content; willingness to be coached.
  • Self-motivated individual who is also a team player with a high level of professionalism and emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detail-oriented individual with exceptional organizational and time management skills.

Other:

  • Some travel required.
  • Can be remote; office in Alexandria, VA if needed. Flexible hours.
  • Reports to the LLF Executive Team and Board.
  • This is a contract position. Compensation will be both retainer and commission-based.

Interested applicants can apply by sending their cover letter and resume to [email protected].

LLF is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position. We are looking for someone with relevant skills and experience, not a checklist that exactly matches the job description. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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