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Executive Director
Missouri Faith Voices in Jefferson City, Missouri
Date Posted 11/08/2021
Executive-Other Executive
Salary $62,000 - $75,000  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Missouri Faith Voices, a member of the Faith in Action Federation, is a multi-faith, multiracial, non partisan, statewide grassroots organization that is committed to empowering and transforming the lives of ordinary citizens who have been targeted by unfair policies and practices and oppressed by racial and economic injustice. We foster hope and build the power to equip those who are impacted by various forms of social oppression with the knowledge and political will needed to create a just society for all Missourians. This includes working toward racial equity for all Black people, Brown people and other people of Color and dismantling white supremacy. This is achieved by using a faith based community organizing model that centers the education and leadership of those most impacted by the issues and partnering with them to challenge the systems that create unjust conditions.

Executive Director Summary:

Position Summary

The Executive Director of Missouri Faith Voices is responsible for three primary roles: 1)Organizational development and oversight, including supervising and development of staff;

2) Fundraising: including the cultivation of funder relationships, application and management of grants, membership recruitment, and individual donor management;

3)Statewide collaboration and organizing around issues that impact communities in Missouri.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with persons experiencing injustices due to poverty or economic disparity, antiracist and other discriminatory practices, and from other causes and circumstances. The candidate must have a deep understanding of the role of faith in addressing these issues and the ability to work with and learn from people of multi-faith and multiracial perspectives and backgrounds. In addition, the candidate should have a strong familiarity with community organizing practices (i.e. the ability to motivate people to act), a political analysis of the state of Misosuri, demonstrated ability to grow an organization, and welcome the opportunity to be a thought partner and team member to staff, volunteers, our many partners and allies. This position requires a self-motivated and organized individual, who takes initiative, who can lead as well as be a team player, maintains multiple responsibilities, and prioritizes and manages information and tasks in a fast-paced environment. A candidate for this position should be grounded in their spiritual practices as a way of life and can lead by their own example.
The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of executive leadership of a non profit or grassroots organization and the following qualifications:

  • Preference given to current Missouri residents.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or requisite experience.
  • Passion for social and economic justice, and strong commitment and experience in antiracist and racial equity work.
  • Experience in working with congregations and persons and groups of diverse faith traditions, including, but not limited to, Jewish, Islamic and other faith traditions.
  • Experience in building relationships with community members including and especially those most impacted by injustices and inequities, such as Black, Brown, and other people of Color, persons experiencing poverty, the formerly incarcerated, as well as with clergy and grassroots leaders.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and develop leaders, help them organize and bring issue campaigns and other projects to successful conclusions.
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office products, G-Suite products, various databases and have strong technology/data aptitude including the use of social media.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills including public speaking, listening and writing skills.
  • Ability to work some nights and some weekends to accommodate leaders who work during the day. (e.g., the best times for our leadership base to hold meetings, trainings, and events are week-nights from 6-8pm and on weekends.)
  • Some fundraising experience and ability to engage in the cultivation and management of grants and donors including networking and building relationships is a key component of the role.
  • Strong interpersonal and relational skills and ability to build teams.
  • Community organizing experience that includes engaging policy makers, elected officials, faith leaders, other grasstop leaders and grassroots community.
  • Ability to manage advocacy and issue campaigns.
  • Ability to travel across the state frequently and across the country when needed to represent the organization and perform responsibilities.


Role and Expectations:

  • The ED is responsible for building MFV staff through onboarding, developing, supervising, evaluating and other related staff team and personnel management tasks. The ED works closely with the Lead Organizer to assist with the development, implementation and execution of organizing plans, advocacy and issue campaigns. The ED develops training and is responsible for development of staff.
  • The ED supports organizers’ efforts to identify, recruit, and train community leaders and clergy in the core principles and practices of faith-based community organizing and how to take action effectively in the public arena.
  • The ED represents MFV with partner organizations, statewide and national, as well as with media.
  • The ED’s fiduciary responsibility includes budgeting, managing a system that ensures sound fiscal practices and maintains tax reporting, audits and other public filings.
  • The ED reports to a statewide Board of Directors and acts as liaison between Board and staff and the Board and partner organizations. The ED Is responsible for assisting the Board President with Board Meetings as requested and attending Board meetings.
  • The ED is a part of the national cohort of Directors of Faith in Action federations and participates in monthly meetings and other scheduled trainings and events sponsored by the network.

Missouri Faith Voices provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Missouri Faith Voices complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

This is a full time salaried position. The salary range is low sixties to mid seventies annually, contingent on experience plus benefits.
The deadline is November 15, 2021.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $62,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year


  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance


  • 10 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
We are currently working remotely due to COVID-19

Application Question(s):

  • Describe your experience working on racial equity issues?


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Non profit management: 3 years (Required)
  • racial equity or civic engagement: 3 years (Required)
  • Grant writing and donor management: 1 year (Required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 50% (Required)
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