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December 18, 2018

Emgage New York Executive Director

Job Title: Executive Director

Location: New York City

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Emgage Action is the American Muslim community’s first candidate and issue advocacy organization. We seek to mobilize American Muslims to advocate for candidates, legislation and policies that define what we stand for. Emgage Action is seeking to hire an Executive Director in New York City to manage the New York chapter.  

SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS: Responsible for leading and managing Emgage Action’s New York chapter.


The Executive Director (ED) serves as the primary leader, external champion, and internal manager of Emgage Action’s New York 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 ensures an effective execution of our programs, while also managing 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. Ensure that your state has a database of at least 25 active volunteers who can be engaged to support activities at various times.

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. At a minimum conduct at least 2 civics trainings per month at religious and/or cultural centers.

Community Organizing: Develop and execute tactics to engage and recruit a wide-range of community stakeholders for civic and political events and initiatives. Execute a robust GOTV program including phone banking, voter registration, candidate forums, and early voting (if applicable).

Communications: Develop and execute marketing and communications plans for the Chapter to increase brand awareness, membership, donations, and volunteers. Provide fresh content on a regular basis to the national communications team to amplify across all national media platforms. This includes weekly updates for national newsletter.

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 New York Committee Chairperson to build a sustainable revenue model.

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

Legislative: Identify top legislative issues for the state and develop a strategy to achieve impact. Report legislative priorities to National Legislative Director

Data Management: Work with CEO on metrics for voter registration and canvassing. Build your state’s email distribution list. Build C4 membership in your state.

C4/PAC: Develop a C4/PAC strategy with the state committee and CEO, including identifying key races to focus on.

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.