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Executive Director, Coalition for Responsible Home Education

The Coalition for Responsible Home Education empowers homeschooled children by educating the public and advocating for child-centered, evidence-based policy and practices for families and professionals. Founded in 2013, CRHE is the only organization founded and led by homeschool alumni that advocates for homeschooled children. Powered by dedicated volunteers, CRHE has generated over 250 media mentions, published two peer-reviewed academic studies, contributed to legislative reform of homeschooling in two states, and received nearly half a million unique visitors to its website. Currently, CRHE has a six-person Board of Directors; its staff consists of seven volunteers and one contract worker.

CRHE is now engaged in the next phase of becoming a financially sustainable organization. The board is conducting a $30,000 fundraising campaign that will enable CRHE to hire a paid, part-time executive director for the first time. Larger campaigns in the coming years will aim to create a sustainable organization with a $150,000-$200,000 annual budget, allowing for an increase in hours and salary for the executive director.

CRHE seeks an energetic, strategic, and decisive leader to carry our organization to the next level. The executive director will:

  • Manage, develop, and retain CRHE’s all-volunteer staff
  • In collaboration with the board fundraising committee, lead a multi-year fundraising campaign to increase revenue for the organization’s operating expenses
  • Oversee CRHE’s day-to-day activities in the areas of research, advocacy, and resource development
  • Nourish existing research and media partnerships and conduct outreach to build new partnerships
  • Represent CRHE to the media, stakeholders, donors, potential partners, and homeschool alumni
  • Work with the board to develop and implement strategic planning and goals for CRHE
  • Oversee CRHE’s budget in conjunction with the board treasurer and finance director
  • Collaborate with staff members on press releases, newsletters, research reports, and with the board chair on annual report
  • Ensure that CRHE’s activities advance the organization’s mission and the needs of the diverse community it serves

CRHE is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse, inclusive working environment for all employees and volunteers. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, women, LGBTQ+, and members of other historically underprivileged groups are encouraged to apply. Individuals with lived experience as homeschool alumni are especially strong candidates for this position. CRHE does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience managing staff and/or volunteers
  • Experience in development and fundraising work
  • Commitment to CRHE’s mission, vision, and policy recommendations
  • Special interest in advocating for the interests of homeschooled children and/or demonstrated connection to homeschooling
  • Self-starter with a track record of leading projects and working independently
  • Experience with advocacy organizations
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent educational experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two to five years of professional experience in a nonprofit setting, including working with a board of directors
  • Two or more years of managerial or supervisory experience, including staff development and managing a budget
  • Experience with major fundraising campaigns, including grant writing
  • Professional experience in communications, government relations, and/or research, and ability to contribute in all three of these program areas when necessary
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Relevant advanced degree or equivalent professional experience

Location

Fully remote. CRHE is a virtual office and all employees and volunteers work from home.

Time Commitment

20 hours/week for the first year, with the goal of eventual full-time status, contingent on fundraising.

Salary

Salary of $25,000 for the first year, with potential for increases in subsequent years contingent on fundraising. No benefits for the first year. Position contingent on funding.

How to Apply

Submit a resume, a cover letter, and a list of three references. Submit as a single PDF to edsearch@responsiblehomeschooling.org. In your cover letter, please describe your connection to the homeschool community and interest in advocating for the interests of homeschooled children. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For questions, contact edsearch@responsiblehomeschooling.org. No phone calls, please.