|Location||Los Angeles, CA|
The Constitutional Rights Foundation (“CRF”) is one of the nation’s premier K-12 civic education organizations. Founded in 1962, CRF is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization dedicated to educating America’s young people about the importance of civic participation in a democratic society. CRF’s mission is to instill in our nation’s youth a deeper understanding of citizenship through values expressed in our Constitution and its Bill of Rights and to educate young people to become active and responsible participants in our society. Under the guidance of a sixty-eight member Board of Directors, CRF develops, produces, and distributes programs and materials to teachers, students, and public-minded citizens all across the nation.
This is an opportunity to oversee programs that impact more than a million students throughout the United States annually. CRF’s core programs fall into three primary categories: Civics, Law, & Government (law related and government education programs such as Mock Trials); Leadership and Civic Participation (helping youth improve their capacity to become better citizens such as CAP); and History Education (training history and social studies teachers to integrate civic curriculum into their teaching). In addition, CRF has a vigorous publications program that reaches students, teachers and parents.
The staff is comprised of 18 educators, lawyers, curriculum developers, staff development specialists, fund development and administrative staff. The annual Foundation budget ranges from $3.5 to $4 million, most of it coming from an annual event, contributions from the board, law firms and corporations and grants from foundations and government agencies. In addition to owning their own building in Los Angeles, CRF has endowments totaling approximately $3 million.
The President will serve as CRF’s chief liaison with its partners, civic, business and community leaders and its public and private donors. CRF is widely respected in the civic education field due to the quality of its staff and its programs and publications. It is critical that the new President preserve and build upon this position to enhance CRF’s programs and its financial resources.
Specific responsibilities include:
· Ensuring that the organization has a long-term strategy that will achieve its mission and ensure that there is consistent and timely progress on the plan.
Desired Skills and Experience:
Other skills include but are not limited to:
· Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary history to CRFjob2012@gmail.com