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December 18, 2018

Emgage Foundation Pennsylvania Chapter Executive Director

Title: Emgage Foundation Pennsylvania Chapter Executive Director

Organization Profile: Emgage Foundation is a non-profit civic engagement organization that works to increase the civic and political participation of minority communities with a focus on the Muslim, South Asian and Arab American (MASA) communities.

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SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS: Responsible for leading and managing Emgage Foundation’s Pennsylvania chapter.


The Executive Director (ED) serves as the primary leader, external champion, and internal manager of Emgage Foundation’s Pennsylvania chapter, including its staff and volunteers. The ED is responsible for implementing Emgage’s national agenda, as well as setting and implementing a state-wide agenda.  The ED is the chief “manager” and “community organizer” for the Chapter, translating strategy into action and results through developing and executing annual strategic and operating financial and marketing plans.

The ED represents the organization with key stakeholders, including civic and religious organizations, partners, elected officials, and the media.

The ED manages  the growth and sustainability of the Chapter.  An effective ED is able to both lead the Chapter team at its current size and scope, and successfully strategize and manage future growth.  50% of ED time will be focused on staff oversight, program management, program planning and financial management, 30% on communications, and 20% on growth and development.  

Extensive travel will be required.


Staff Management: Lead, support, and manage state team in coordination with CEO and State Committee. Provide weekly, monthly, and bi-annual work updates. Conduct bi-annual performance evaluation of staff.

Program Execution: Ensure execution of core organizational programs throughout the year in the areas of voter engagement, civic education, leadership development, and data analytics on voter trends.

Community Organizing: Develop and execute tactics to engage and recruit a wide-range of community stakeholders for civic and political events and initiatives.

Communications: Develop and execute marketing and communications plans for the Chapter to increase brand awareness, membership, donations, and volunteers.

Fundraising/Development: Support chapter fundraising and development to meet annual and long-term revenue goals. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and manage strategic relationships with funders with an emphasis on foundations; work with the CEO and Pennsylvania Committee Chairperson to build a sustainable revenue model.

Financial Management: Ensure fiscally-sound budgeting, forecasting, expense management, and cash flow for Chapter budget.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:  Reports directly to the CEO and Chairperson of the State Committee.

SALARY: Competitive based on experience.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Minimum 3 – 5 years’ management and project management experience.
  • Experience planning and executing successful individual donor cultivation and retention events.
  • Knowledge of high net worth community via local business, civic, and cultural networks highly desired.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage short-term and long-term plans and goals.
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, changing environment.
  • Exhibit strong desire to work with diverse group of individuals.  Must be able to liaison with religious and cultural organizations within MASA communities.
  • Demonstrate excellent written, public speaking, and organizational skills; high level of attention to detail a must.
  • Outstanding leadership and management skills overseeing a complex enterprise at a high level of responsibility.
  • Ability and experience working in an entrepreneurial and dynamic organization.  Entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Capacity to both effectively manage the Chapter to success in its current state, and to lead future growth and success.
  • High level of organizational and political sophistication, especially as it relates to connecting programs to funding, creatively generating other resources, and building collaborative and strategic partnerships.
  • Proven skills and experience in fundraising and/or sales, with the ability to meet revenue goals.
  • Preference for candidates with political campaign or grassroots organizing experience
  • Outstanding relationship management skills; ability to build relationships with senior level stakeholders.
  • Commitment to excellence and our mission.