Founded in 1998, Resource Generation (RG) is a national, multiracial, membership-based, 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization mobilizing young people (age 18-35) with wealth and class privilege to become transformative leaders working towards the equitable distribution of land, wealth and power. Through base building, political education, and local and national campaigns, we help young people with wealth work in solidarity with poor and working class-led organizations for racial and economic justice. Our sibling group, RG Action, is a 501 (c) 4 political advocacy organization that allows us to flank our movement partners all the way to the ballot box and to align ourselves with poor and working class people as they build political power.
We believe that people who have benefitted from our deeply unjust economic system have a role to play in challenging its future and supporting social justice movements, especially now as we are living through unprecedented wealth inequality.
Resource Generation’s core strategies include community organizing and base building, leadership development, and social justice philanthropy. Key programs include a network of local chapters, national conferences, campaigns, innovative funding models, and organizing within family philanthropy. Some examples of RG’s growth and achievements in the last four years are:
Resource Generation seeks a strategic, bold, and collaborative executive director or co-director team with strong anti-oppression values to lead its multiracial membership community of young people (ages 18-35) with wealth and/or class privilege committed to the equitable distribution of wealth, land, and power.
Leadership comes in many forms and so RG encourages everyone, including people of color, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, young people, and people of all class backgrounds to apply. Co-directors with a history of collaboration or shared leadership may apply as a team; RG will not match individual applicants. (See relevant application instructions below.)
RG’s next executive director(s) will sustain and build on the growth of the organization over the last few years, including a membership base and budget that have more than doubled since 2016. Working collaboratively with staff, board, chapter leaders, members, and key allies, the executive leader(s)’ responsibilities will include:
RG seeks candidates who are aligned with its values, vision, and mission and who demonstrate the following skills, experiences, and characteristics:
While RG recognizes that not every individual will exhibit all of these qualities, there is preference for candidates who bring one or more of the following:
THE TEAM & LOCATION
The Executive Director or Co-Director team will report to a Board of Directors (currently 12 members) and will lead a dedicated 20-person staff team, including 3 direct reports – the Associate Director, the Organizing Director, and the Communications Director. RG is headquartered in New York City, but the Board and staff are located across the country and the location of its next leader(s) is flexible. Travel is typically required approximately 5 days per month and is expected to continue once the restrictions related to the current public health crisis are lifted.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
This position offers a salary of $90k to $100k dependent on regional cost of living and experience. RG has a salary scale that reflects our anti-classist values, with a base salary of $59k and a policy that no one can make more than twice the base salary. Increases over the base salary are determined on a shared standard set of criteria including advanced responsibilities, additional experience, and market conditions/regional cost of living. The Executive Director or Co-Director team is encouraged by the Board to lead a collective process to evaluate and make any changes to the salary scale for the future.
RG offers a competitive benefits package, including 100% employer paid health, vision, and dental insurance; medical and transit flexible spending account; paid parental leave; 403(b) retirement plan and a 5% employer contribution after one year of employment; professional development funds; home office/co-working allowance; and annual paid vacation (15 days), sick leave (15 days), and personal days (5 days). RG also offers an 8-week paid sabbatical after 4 years of service.
RG encourages a healthy work-life balance for its entire team. The 32-hour work week enacted at the start of the pandemic has been made permanent.
Resource Generation is an equal opportunity employer that centers racial and gender equity in its work internally and externally. We strongly encourage people of all traditionally marginalized identities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category under local, state or federal laws. If you require an accommodation to complete an application, please contact [email protected]
Strategies for Social Change® LLC (SSC) is conducting RG’s executive search and leadership transition process. SSC is a woman of color owned and led capacity building and leadership development practice dedicated to working with social justice organizations and philanthropy nationally. Referrals to potential candidates who we should connect with or other inquiries may be forwarded to [email protected].
Format & Deadline: Please submit applications, in confidence, as a single PDF to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants who submit by March 31, 2021 will be given priority attention.
What to Include: Applications should be submitted via email as a single PDF and should include the following components in this order:
A cover letter that addresses:
1. Why are you interested in working with RG?
– What do you believe is the role of young people with wealth in social justice movements
– What do you believe you would bring to RG’s leadership role?
– How are your past accomplishments relevant to this position?
3. A list of three references that includes names, affiliation, email addresses, and phone numbers (References will not be checked until the finalist stage and candidates will be given an opportunity to notify their references in advance.)
Co-Director Applications: For candidates applying as Co-Director teams, we ask that you provide — in addition to individual résumés, references, and the cover letter noted above — a 2-page proposal detailing your shared vision for the division of roles and responsibilities between the co-applicants.