Progress Missouri Seeks Executive Director

Progress Missouri and its sister organization, Progress Missouri Education, seek a new Executive Director to coordinate proactive public communications campaigns, sustain and further develop the organization’s fundraising base, and manage our team of talented communications and research professionals. The person we’re looking for will have excellent oral and written communications skills, experience speaking on the record, strong fundraising and coalition building skills, and an ability to handle multiple, divergent fast-paced projects simultaneously.

Progress Missouri is a multi-issue progressive advocacy organization that combines cutting edge online organizing and communications with rapid and hard-hitting earned media strategies. Our mission is to provide a strong, credible voice in advancing progressive solutions to critical community problems. But we don’t do that on our own – we work as a communications team for the entire progressive community.

Our Executive Director will stay busy:

  • Developing and executing cutting-edge communications campaigns and strategies
  • Serving as a communications advisor to Progress Missouri allies, partners and leaders
  • Identifying and researching issues and candidates for allies, partners and leaders
  • Driving rapid response on priority issues
  • Identifying, creating and responding to earned media opportunities
  • Building and maintaining relationships with allies and leaders
  • Raising funds to sustain and grow the organization, through both institutional and grassroots sources
  • Managing the team of Progress Missouri professionals
  • Travel throughout the state, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

The person we’re looking for has:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience crafting short and long-term communications campaigns and strategy
  • Strong instincts for identifying and capitalizing on emerging stories
  • Passions for social justice, workers’ rights, healthier communities and an economy that works for all
  • Ability to create compelling messages around both issues and candidates
  • Experience managing other professionals
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects, sudden deadlines, and curveballs
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and with discretion in politically sensitive and high pressure environments
  • Experience navigating and driving content on the interwebs

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, including health and dental insurance
Location: Jefferson City, Missouri
Timing: Resumes due no later than April 15th, 2017, so don’t delay in applying.

To Apply:
Email a resume, cover letter and references along with salary expectations to
If we find your skills match those of the position, we will contact you for an interview.
No phone calls, please.
Progress Missouri and Progress Missouri Education are Equal Opportunity Employers. 

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