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Executive Director

New California Coalition
Sacramento, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $150,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Job Description


The Organization

The New California Coalition is a 501(c)(4) organization driven by everyday voters. The nonpartisan civic movement aims to improve livability, affordability, and sustainability by uniting middle-of-the-road Californians, business leaders, and community groups from up and down the state. We speak for California's voiceless middle – the somewhere-between-far-left-and-far-right voters whose concerns have been drowned out by sensational non-issues that have no resonance with their daily lives. More than 6 million of these Californians don't have any say or sway in our polarized political landscape. We're working to organize and mobilize 1 million voters featuring 100,000 small business owners under the NCC umbrella. With that kind of strength in numbers, legislators won't be able to ignore our calls for common-sense solutions to California's most pressing issues: housing costs, homelessness, public safety, drought, and wildfires, to name just a few. Remember the "California dream"? We're determined to restore the Golden State's promise of opportunity for all who are willing to aspire, work hard and play by sensible rules. We also run ongoing intensive research and issue analytics through our 501(c)(3) to inform our work. And we utilize separate Political Action Committees for candidate support.

Position Summary

The New California Coalition (NCC) is seeking a dynamic, experienced organizational leader and a savvy, tested policy and political operator to serve as our first Executive Director (ED). The right person for this role will have a passion for NCC’s mission to identify, engage, unite, and mobilize middle-of-the-road Californians, business leaders, and community groups from up and down the state to move beyond the current political extremes and protect the California Dream for generations to come. As a startup well-funded nonprofit our leader must bring an entrepreneurial drive and vision to see and do what’s not been traditionally accomplished by other ventures and organizations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for all aspects of NCC’s work, including but not limited to:

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to identify, create and implement strategic plans to actualize NCC’s business objectives
  • Build upon and grow NCC’s staff, board, and membership
  • Oversee and report on NCC’s results for the Board of Directors
  • Plan, lead, and manage the day-to-day convening and operation of the organization
  • Hire and manage staff and contractors throughout the state
  • Plan and organize a winning message and advocacy campaign(s) to achieve NCC’s objectives
  • Develop and manage NCC’s budget, including operational, research, and campaign budgets
  • Recruit and engage multiple external partners and stakeholders
  • Develop, identify and manage all aspects of NCC’s fundraising operations to achieve NCC’s short and long-term goals
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations, including workplace and employment rules as well as political and nonprofit compliance
  • All other aspects of organizational leadership

Qualifications and Experience

Competitive candidates for this position will have strong leadership and communication skills, prior experience in owning or running an organization, reporting to or serving on boards of directors, managing a staff and budget, and preferably experience overseeing polling, research, field operations, and utilizing data bases, earned and paid media. Additional desired qualifications and experience include:

  • Major donor and grassroots fundraising experience (especially personally raising money for a campaign, cause, or organization)
  • Media and communications experience (especially serving as a spokesperson for a campaign, cause, or organization)
  • Political and policy advocacy
  • Board support and development experience
  • Financial management
  • Human resource management
  • Business operations and technology
  • Compliance and best practices

Compensation and Benefits

  • The Executive Director position is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated individual who desires a role in a well-funded startup 501(c)4 non-profit organization. The salary for this position is competitive and will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.
  • Annual performance and compensation reviews.
  • Annual Bonus incentive program of 25% of base salary dependent upon an agreed upon set of performance goals.
  • Medical, Dental and vision insurance is 100% paid by the employer for the employee and 50% coverage for all dependents will be paid by the employer with the employee carrying the other 50%.
  • Long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance policy of up to one (1) times the employee’s annual salary with a cap of $150,000.
  • Paid time off (PTO) of 20 days per year for the first 4 years, then 25 days thereafter.
  • Eleven (11) paid holidays.
  • Employer sponsored 401(k) plan with an employer match of 12 percent.
  • Professional development training allowance provided annually.
  • Mobile Phone reimbursement.

Work Location / Travel

  • Work location Sacramento, California, but may be flexible within California and subject to mutual agreement between ED and Board.
  • Regular travel throughout the state will be required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The New California Coalition is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive environment and to building a team that reflects the rich diversity of our community. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Answers to application questions will be used for applicable, job-related reasons only.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter as one (1) pdf e-email attachment with your last name and “ExDirector” in the file name (i.e., SMITH_ExDirector) to Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

New California Coalition


Sacramento, CA


Non Profit

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