A note from RG’s Board Co-Chairs, Allison Johnson Heist and Emily Duma:
2021 brings both uncertainty and possibility for our movements, our politics, and our world. What we are certain of is that the work of Resource Generation remains relevant and necessary: to mobilize young people with access to wealth and class privilege to become transformative leaders working toward the equitable distribution of land, wealth and power. 2021 is also a year of organizational change and possibility for Resource Generation, as we officially launch our leadership search.
RG is in a strong position and ready to work to boldly meet the challenges of the current moment. We currently have over 1,000 members in 18 chapters across the country, and our base has doubled since 2016. Three-quarters of RG’s chapters are engaged in local or statewide campaigns focused on building power in poor and working-class communities of color, and over the past several months, our sibling group, RG Action, a 501 (c) 4 political advocacy organization, has worked to flank our movement partners all the way to the ballot box. And, in 2020, RG members moved over $68M to social justice movements – resourcing work that is needed now more than ever.
As we build upon this strong foundation, Resource Generation seeks a strategic, bold, and collaborative executive director or co-director team with strong anti-oppression values to lead its multiracial membership community. Our next Executive Director or Co-Directors will be called upon to guide Resource Generation’s strategic planning process, sustain its financial health, represent the organization on a national level, and support a diverse and talented staff team.
In particular, we are looking for a leader (or set of leaders) who bring a deep commitment to movement building – someone who believes that organizing is our North Star, even as new demands, opportunities and strategies evolve. We seek an Executive Director who is collaborative, inclusive and emotionally intelligent, who will guide us towards transformative change externally in the world and internally as part of a staff team. And we aim to find someone who not only aligns from a values perspective but also brings a strong grounding in nonprofit operations, with experience managing an organization that is similar in size to RG.
You can help find RG’s next leader or leadership team by spreading the word and forwarding the job announcement far and wide to your network of contacts. To conduct this search and guide the leadership transition process, we have partnered with Strategies for Social Change LLC. SSC is a woman of color owned and led capacity building and leadership development practice dedicated to working with social justice organizations and philanthropy nationally.
- Inquiries or referrals of potential candidates should be sent to shella@
- To apply for the position, please reference the instructions in the Job Announcement at resourcegeneration.org/job-