Since its founding as a policy-oriented advocacy organization in 2013, MLN has made significant progress putting media literacy on the public policy agenda. MLN is internationally recognized as a policy and advocacy leader in media literacy. MLN has been highly successful in its mission of advancing policy change with the goal of elevating media literacy as an educational priority.
Interest in media literacy is gaining momentum. The organization is now at an inflection point and is considering exciting new directions in advocacy. There are, meanwhile, challenges to organizational growth, especially in terms of development and fundraising or in establishing organizational partnerships or affiliations that will ensure growth.
We believe there is a visionary leader with a passion for media literacy and the grounded skills to make change happen, who is ready to take on an exciting challenge. Candidates should know that this position will be unfunded initially, and therefore fundraising will be a significant part of the work. In return, you will also have a great deal of flexibility and autonomy, with the potential to have a powerful impact on the media literacy movement. You will receive strong support from the MLN Board of Directors and work closely with the founder during a transitional period.
We seek to engage with interested, experienced leaders to learn more about you. What do you think is the next step? And how can you help us get there?
If you are interested, please send your letter and resume to Board President Erin McNeill at email@example.com. Please feel free to email for a phone appointment, or call (617)395-4222, if you’d like more information, if you’d like to discuss your ideas, or if you have questions.
These are qualifications that we believe are needed:
- Dynamic leadership
- Development experience
- Interest in partnership and collaboration with stakeholder organizations
- Management skills
- Marketing and communications skills
- Interest in policy and legislation
- Passion for media literacy, persistence, empathy, intellectual curiosity
- Attention to detail
These are potential job responsibilities:
- Raise money
- Develop revenue-positive partnerships or affiliations
- Build coalitions
- Inspire activists
- Develop and implement advocacy ideas
- Increase visibility of the organization and the mission
- Speak on behalf of the organization
- Nurture chapter leaders and other volunteers
- Work closely with an active board
- Manage budget, grants, staff