BEND THE ARC
Chief Executive Officer
Location Flexible – New York, DC, or California, preferred
Inspired by the Jewish imperative to work for a just society, Bend the Arc leads a movement of progressive American Jews joined together to fight for justice and equality for all. Bend the Arc is the only national Jewish organization focused exclusively on progressive social change in the United States. Across the country and in our nation’s capital, Bend the Arc rises up in solidarity works toward our shared liberation and builds a new America where all of us are free.
Bend the Arc believes deeply that American Jews have a personal stake and an important role to play in the transformational movement toward a just and equitable United States, free from white supremacy, where Black liberation is realized, and all people are thriving. In order to bring this movement to life, Bend the Arc launched a new strategic planning journey in 2020 with the goal of grounding its work in its commitment to intersectional racial justice and dismantling white supremacy through a uniquely Jewish lens. The new strategic plan boldly builds on Bend the Arc’s commitment to racial equity and sets out a pioneering vision for the organization. With a staff of 45 passionate professionals, a $7M+ budget, 26 chapters spread across the country, almost 1,000 leadership development program alumni, and tens of thousands of passionate volunteers, Bend the Arc now seeks a new CEO who will chart the next phase of organizing American Jews toward our shared liberation.
The work ahead calls for a CEO who will build a shared understanding of the nuanced complexities of white supremacy, antisemitism, and Black liberation from a uniquely Jewish perspective and who can move people, resources, systems, and structures toward collective action. They will understand that success is not only measured in short-term political wins, but also by building collective power to uproot white supremacy in all its forms and build systems and structures for our shared liberation in the United States. The next CEO will be a visionary leader internally and externally who embodies shared accountability, partnership, and builds a leaderful organization equipped to tackle long-term challenges. They will be a savvy political operator who builds the power of Bend the Arc’s network and leverages its 501(c)3, 501(c)4, and PAC toward both short-term political wins and long-term power shifts that hold our collective liberation as the north star. The CEO will bring a vision for the power that Jewish values, history, people, and communities can have on pressing social justice issues in the United States, specifically the ongoing fight to dismantle white supremacy and advance Black liberation.
More information about Bend the Arc may be found at: www.bendthearc.us
This search is being led by Carolyn Ho, Cara Pearsall, and Andres Marcuse-Gonzalez of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.
Bend the Arc values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture because we recognize that diversity within our staff helps us organize and work well with diverse Jewish and progressive constituencies. Candidates should be willing to work within the Jewish community but may be of any (or no) faith or background.
Bend the Arc provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction, or any other legally protected status. Women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Location Flexible - New York, DC, or California, preferred