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Career Opportunity: Executive Director

POSITION TITLE: Executive Director

DEPARTMENT: Executive Staff REPORTS TO: Board of Directors

POSITIONS SUPERVISED: NVI Leadership Team, Others as Chosen


Founded in 2001, The Nonviolence Institute’s (NVI) mission is to create, by word and example, a community that uses the principles and practices of nonviolence to prevent, interrupts, and heal violence and to uplift community. The Nonviolence Institute, in collaboration with its partners, is at the forefront of advancing the nonviolence movement.

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Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) provides leadership and strategic direction for NVI’s goals. The ED oversees fiscal matters, guides the organization’s short-term and long-term objectives, and offers the foresight necessary for developing and implementing NVI’s strategic plan.


Administration & Leadership

  • Maintains and oversees the annual budget, outside audit, and overall financial strategy.

  • Ensures NVI’s operations align with organizational policies, procedures, and legal regulations.

  • Aligns strategic outcomes with community involvement, guided by NVI’s principles, vision, mission, and DEIB. 

  • Supports a strong board of directors, serving as ex-officio of each committee, and fosters board involvement in local operations’ strategic direction. 

  • Leads and develops NVI’s senior management team. 

  • Understands critical societal issues affecting the community NVI serves. 

  • Positions NVI as a community partner and leader in nonviolence training, services and when policy and funding strategies affecting its work are being developed.

Fundraising & Communications: 

  • Increases revenue and fundraising activities to enhance program operations by 10%. 

  • Applies business management practices to development and grant writing. 

  • Improves communications, from web presence to external relations, for a stronger brand. 

  • Leverages external presence and relationships for new opportunities. 

  • Attends and networks at nonprofit events with relevant stakeholders. 

  • Builds relationships with staff, the public, and media.



The ED must be thoroughly committed to NVI’s mission and should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. 

Other qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is preferred, or the selected candidate must secure one within a time agreed upon by the board of directors. 

  • At least 5 years of executive level leadership experience. 

  • A commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation. 

  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising skills, with the ability to engage diverse stakeholders, cultures, and communities. 

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate persuasively and passionately. 

  • The ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines timely.

  • An action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning. 

  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation for travel to meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations. 

  • Availability during non-traditional working hours, including nights and weekends.

POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time position with benefits and tuition reimbursement.

SALARY: Hiring salary $95,000 to $130,000 commensurate with education and experience.

Equal Opportunity Policy: All qualified applicants who are authorized to work in the United States will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, family status, ethnicity, age, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, mental condition, military status, genetic information or any other class protected by law. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of age with respect to individuals who are 40 years of age or older. Employees are subject to the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act.

TO APPLY: Please send a letter of interest (cover letter) and resume to: “Executive Director” at 

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