Managing Director 2023
The Integrity Institute is a nonprofit organization that is run by — and a steward of — our community of integrity professionals. We are engineers, product managers, researchers, analysts, data scientists, operations specialists, policy experts and more, with decades of combined experience across numerous platforms. We have gathered to put our experience to use for the social good: to build a social internet where individuals, societies, and democracies can thrive. It’s working really well – we are relatively new, and we are thriving.
The managing director will be an integral member of our leadership team – a chief administrator of our operations and programs; and as deputy, partner, and advisor to the executive director. You would ensure that we are ever-more effective as an organization and a team. This is a senior role that focuses on both upgrading the organization as a whole and on day-to-day people management. This person would be a core part of the leadership team of the organization, with particular responsibility for managing the heads of Operations, Bridge to the World (communications, partnerships, fundraising), and additional responsibilities with Research and Community depending on the organization's future growth.
This is a new role for us, and a truly key one. The ideal candidate will make the role their own, looking beyond the bullet points of the description to help us realize the vision behind the position, of upleveling the organization and sustaining its success. We have iterated on the job description over time as we better understand our needs as an organization.
LOCATION: US-based Remote
SALARY: The salary for this position is set to $100,000 per year
Your mission: We track and deliver on our ambitious vision of major positive impact. We are the best possible version of an organization that we can be. In short: Operational Leadership.
Here are responsibilities that likely compose that role:
People-managing or closely supporting the heads of our major departments
Participating in and contributing to decision-making in the leadership of the Institute; be a collaborative thought partner on organizational strategy, staffing, goal setting
Ensuring alignment between our mission, finances, organizational goals, and programmatic operations
Translating ideas and conversations into plans and clear communication
Managing the development of new operational processes, procedures, and policies for greater cross-team collaboration and organizational effectiveness
Sharing expertise for how we might mature the organization as a whole
Participating in financial management, budget planning, and (possibly) fundraising
Setting up structures for strategy-making and sensemaking in the organization
Managing a process focused on employee policies, salaries, and performance reviews. Supporting the professional development of staff.
Performing other important tasks as needed; for example, helping us expand and mature our board of directors
QUALIFICATIONS THAT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE
We do not expect you to have all of these – these are examples of good signals and heuristics for us:
You have experience directing a team of at least 15 people – and doing it well!
You have leadership experience working at nonprofits of size around 10 employees to around 40
You have well-developed and deployed emotional intelligence
You’ve successfully been in a leadership role in a new nonprofit organization spanning around year 2 to year 5 of their existence
You have experience in nonprofits generally, and at least one of: think tanks, startups, member-focused organizations, professional associations, campaigns, tech companies
You have opinions – grounded in your expertise – about what we’re doing well, what we could be doing better, and how to execute on changes
You understand and work well with people and situations full of chaos, even as you bring order around you; you have high tolerance for ambiguity
You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
You’re instinctually looking for solutions to problems and have an eye for catching a potential issue before it arises
Cultural competency with tech (especially social internet platforms) helps
Our Integrity Oath resonates with you. You care about a responsible, pro-democracy social internet.
IN ADDITION, IT WOULD BE A BONUS IF:
This will help your application stand out
You’ve founded or led a nonprofit before. Especially a tech nonprofit
You’ve been a successful deputy director, managing director, COO, chief of staff, or equivalent in the past
The Integrity Institute is a fully remote staff of 8: high-paced, collaborative, generous, energetic and kind. Our staff are based in Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, California, and Washington DC, and we welcome candidates based in any United States location who are able to work core hours between PST and EST. Learn more about our staff, fellows, funders, and impact: https://integrityinstitute.org/about-us
Please note that we are not able to sponsor visas for this role. Applicants must be qualified to work for a US employer. The Integrity Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.