[Jobposts] Executive Director, Ada Initiative (San Francisco, CA, USA)

Mary Gardiner mary at adainitiative.org
Mon Dec 22 06:55:16 UTC 2014

The Ada Initiative is looking for an Executive Director (ED). The Ada
Initiative works to increase the participation and status of women in
open technology and culture through an explicitly intersectional
feminist approach. We are a growing and financially healthy nonprofit
with 3 staff members. The three most important responsibilities of the
ED will be leading the organization, fundraising, and managing people.
The current ED, Valerie Aurora, is excited to immediately transition
to a clearly defined role as the Director of Training Programs,
reporting to the new ED.

This is a fulfilling, exciting, and challenging job. Successful
candidates will need to be not only organized, financially savvy, and
responsible, but also flexible, creative, inspirational, supportive,
and comfortable with uncertainty. The ability to handle conflict well
is particularly important, as conflict is an inevitable part of
successful activism. In addition, our new ED will need to lead the
organization by example in self-care and burn-out prevention.

This is a salaried position with benefits (including health insurance
and a sustainable vacation policy), preferably working at least 2 days
a week at our office in San Francisco, CA, USA. Taking into account
what EDs of similar organizations are paid, the competitive market for
the skills required for this job, and the cost of living in the San
Francisco Bay Area, this position will pay from $120,000 to
$160,000/year depending on experience. We believe that paying people
market rates for their work, regardless of their gender or race, is a
feminist act.

Please see our job search blog post for background information:

The full advertisement is available at:

We encourage you to apply even if you don't, in your opinion, meet
100% of the criteria. You may fulfill the requirements in unexpected
or unusual ways that you may not realize. However, you must be
eligible to work in the U.S. (we can't sponsor visas at this time).


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