RG Leadership Transition

Dear RG community,

It is with deep gratitude that we are announcing RG’s Executive Director, Jessie Spector, will be stepping down on January 31st 2017.

Over her eight years on staff, and four as Executive Director (ED), Jessie has been part of leading the RG community into tremendous growth and new domains on multiple levels. She helped usher RG into the era of organizing: establishing formal chapters, developing the Praxis Group model, taking on bold, public-facing campaign work, and centering racial justice in all that we do. She was part of the team to steward us into creating a membership structure, stabilized finances, and establishing organizational policy that aligns with our social justice values. Jessie has shared her own and the organization’s story to help grow a diverse cadre of young people with wealth and partners working towards RG’s mission.

We hold deep appreciation for all that Jessie has contributed to the organization, and look forward to partnering with her on a thoughtful transition process.

Jessie says, 
JS anniversary speech headshotMy tenure on RG staff has been one of the best aspects of my life. I feel blessed to be so deep in the RG community and to have been given the opportunity to lead on so many levels. I am leaving my position because it is time for this young people’s organization to invest in a fresh Executive Director’s perspective, and for me to explore a new chapter of my life. I am ever grateful to work amongst a team of board, staff, and member leaders who can collaborate on a good transition for the organization. As a member and constituent with 5 years still left before I “age out,” I won’t be a stranger to RG!

This is a moment we want to celebrate Jessie’s leadership and all that she’s done for RG. We encourage you to share a farewell message or fond memory with her by emailing [email protected].
As we say goodbye to Jessie, we will simultaneously undertake the search for RG’s next Executive Director. Stay tuned for an official job announcement and more details about our search process, coming next week. The Board, with the help of a consultant, is putting together a Hiring Committee and Interview Panel that represent key perspectives and expertise on RG’s work and what we need in the next Executive Director, from a broad swath of our community. We hope you’ll join us in spreading the word about this position throughout your networks – we look forward to reviewing applications from candidates from across the social justice movement.

We are so excited about all that’s on the horizon at RG — from the upcoming Making Money Make Change in Seattle, to our building campaign work, to the regions with new emerging RG chapters, to our deepening partnerships with social justice foundations across the country. Over the next few years it is certain that RG will be taking bold steps towards our vision of the equitable distribution of land, wealth, and power.

With gratitude and excitement,

The RG Board of Directors
(Image from January 2016 Board retreat)