WEI Executive Director Position
posted May 10, 2022
Executive Director, Women Enabled International
Women Enabled International https://womenenabled.org/ (WEI) seeks a
strategic, forward-thinking leader and skilled nonprofit strategist to be
our next Executive Director (ED). The new ED will build on more than a
decade of global leadership advancing the rights of women, girls, and
nonbinary people with disabilities at an exciting time for the organization
and the field.
The new ED will work to deepen the reach and impact of WEI’s work at the
global, regional, and national levels following the founding ED’s
retirement. Responsible for both long-term planning and day-to-day
operations, the ED will lead organizational development and strategy,
fundraising, Board relations, employee management, and provide program
oversight. The ED will have the skills to manage a rapidly growing
organization. With a current staff of eleven and an operational budget of
$1.8 million, WEI has doubled in size over the past three years.
In addition, the next ED will bring strong knowledge of disability rights
and justice, international human rights, and intersectional feminism. As
the primary spokesperson for WEI, the ED will be responsible for
cultivating a broad network of partners, funders, and supporters and
catalyzing partnerships within the disability justice and feminist
As a tireless champion of our mission, vision, and values, the next ED will
bring the humility, self-awareness, and bravery to uproot oppressive power
structures and fuel disabled feminist leadership inside and outside WEI.
Women Enabled International (WEI) is a US 501(c)(3) not-for-profit feminist
organization incorporated in Washington, DC. WEI works at the intersection
of gender and disability to advance the rights of women and girls and
nonbinary people with disabilities around the world. Through advocacy and
education, WEI strengthens international and regional human rights
standards on issues such as sexual and reproductive health and rights;
gender-based and sexual violence; sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression and sex characteristics; equality, stigma and
stereotyping; accountability and access to justice; and participation and
Working in collaboration with activists and organizations advancing
disability and gender rights and justice nationally, regionally, and
internationally, WEI fosters collaboration across global movements to
improve understanding and develop cross-cutting advocacy strategies to
realize the rights of all women and girls and nonbinary people through
three programmatic strategies: norm building and thought leadership,
capacity development, and movement and cross-movement building.
Key Responsibilities of the Executive Director:
Organizational Development and Strategy: Establish a clear roadmap for the
continued growth, expansion, and success of WEI, providing direction to
programs, strategic communications, and operations in alignment with WEI’s
mission and vision. Build on and deepen WEI’s leadership as the preeminent
international legal advocacy organization advancing the rights of women,
girls and nonbinary people with disabilities and a key player within the
broader feminist movement and other marginalized movements.
Communications and Community Relations: Serve as the organization’s thought
leader and spokesperson to funders, partners, the media, and other
constituents and allies. Engage in coalitions, panels, consultations and
public speaking. Develop, strengthen, and maintain relationships with
external organizations, including feminist and disability rights
organizations, to foster and promote network-building for collective action.
Fundraising and Donor Relations: Maintain and expand on WEI’s strong
fundraising track record to grow the budget and deepen its programmatic
impact. Manage and nurture strong relationships with current and potential
institutional and foundation donors, working closely with development
staff. Cultivate relationships with new donors to expand and diversify
Financial Management: Ensure the long-term financial health and stability
of WEI through strong financial management systems and policies. Working
closely with staff, develop the annual budget and operating plan, oversee
internal operations, and ensure legal and financial compliance through
proper fiscal accounting and controls.
Board Governance: In close collaboration with the Board, utilize the
knowledge, skills and experience of Board members to advance WEI’s mission.
Expand and facilitate engagement by WEI’s global Board of Directors to
support a growing organization. Collaborate with board members to implement
and refine WEI’s strategic direction, financial and operational strength,
and leadership in the field.
Staff Management: Manage and support staff to build and nurture a feminist
leadership culture that cultivates a thriving, collaborative, trust-based
team. Inspire, energize, coach, and develop a diverse international team
with multiple perspectives and talents, actively seeking input from all
staff and fostering recognition of leadership and expertise at all levels.
*Note: *We recognize that each candidate brings particular strengths and
may lack experience in others. Please don’t let that stop you from applying!
WEI is offering an annual salary of $150,000 for this position along with a
benefits package that includes health insurance and a 403b retirement plan.
Flexible, with the ability to primarily work during core U.S. business
hours (9/10 am EST to 5/6 pm EST) and travel occasionally to Washington, DC
and New York, NY.
Please send the following information to EDsearch@WomenEnabled.org:
We encourage applicants to apply no later than June 10, 2022. Applications
will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position is open until filled.
Please reference “Executive Director” in the subject line of your email.
No telephone inquiries please. Only complete applications will be reviewed,
and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
WEI is a disability-inclusive workplace. If you require disability-related
accommodations to participate in this application process, please let us
know at EDsearch@WomenEnabled.org.
WEI is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, indigenous status, sexual orientation and gender
identity, or age. WEI encourages candidates of all races, genders and
gender identities, ages, disabilities, orientations, ethnicities, and
national origins to apply.
WEI is committed to hiring individuals with disabilities and will provide
reasonable accommodations needed due to disability to perform the essential
functions of this position.