ABOUT ONE LOVE
One in three women and one in four men experience relationship abuse in their lifetime. Young women ages 16-24 are at three times greater risk. Three women a day are killed by their partners in the U.S. alone. The statistics around relationship abuse make it a public health epidemic that all of us have a stake in changing.
One Love exists for one reason: Yeardley Love was killed, and her death was preventable if anyone in her life understood the warning signs of an unhealthy and increasingly dangerous relationship. This realization is the driving force behind our work to educate young people about relationship abuse and rally them in a campaign that can change the statistics.
What started in 2010 out of a family’s wish to honor their daughter, expanded in 2015 into a national educational campaign to improve young people’s understanding of healthy versus unhealthy relationships. Using emotionally compelling content, and a peer workshop model, we are reaching hundreds of thousands of young people, teaching them how to recognize signs of abuse, and providing them with the language and tools required to navigate these relationships.
Communities are engaging in this conversation across the country and increasingly around the world. Today, One Love is the national leader in educating young people about relationship health, educating more than 375,000 young people through an in-person One Love workshop and training 18,000 facilitators to lead these workshops in their communities. One Love’s #ThatsNotLove and #LoveBetter digital campaigns have had over 85 million views online.
As we continue to scale this campaign, engaging even more young people as leaders of this work, we are focused on ensuring the campaign reflects the perspectives and interests of all who are impacted by this issue. Working closely with individuals at schools and colleges, youth-facing organizations, and domestic violence advocates across the country, we will reach more people and engage more voices in a truly human campaign for change. As Sharon Love, Yeardley’s mom, said early on, “We model off Mothers Against Drunk Driving in our approach, and our goal is to change the statistics and social norms around abuse in one generation.”
ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION
One Love’s campaign is equal parts national and local in its scope. Nationally, One Love has created a mission, messaging and educational tools that standardize the language we use to teach young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships. Locally, One Love works on the ground with young people, schools, youth-facing community groups and social service partners to ensure that our programs are used in a way that is right for each community. Starting in 2017, One Love established on-the-ground teams in four cities to increase the velocity of our efforts in engagement and activation. By serving communities full-time, we know we can amplify a conversation about relationships that is changing and saving lives.
In each regional office, Executive Directors are the lead architects of and recruiters for the local campaign, charged with expanding, diversifying and deepening the participation of all types of participants. EDs are true believers in our common-sense approach to prevention and they are highly comfortable recruiting others to the cause. Given the start-up nature of our organization, Executive Directors play a critical role in securing support to fuel growth, resourcefully identifying new ways to raise funds to support both local and national work as well as expand One Love’s educational footprint and base of volunteer participation. With partnering at the core of our work, EDs also oversee our program outreach efforts, experimenting with new strategies to engage individuals and partner organizations in deeper and mutually beneficial ways. Their on-the-ground efforts can then be used as models for community engagement in other cities as well.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & OUTCOMES
- Develop and execute a strategic plan for One Love’s growth in the short-, medium- and long- term
- Expand One Love’s programmatic reach through middle school, high school and college/community engagement as well as through partnerships with youth-facing organizations who want the young people they love to benefit from this conversation
- Develop a dedicated and enthusiastic corps of community leaders, both young people and adults, who help drive participation and engagement in their communities as a key element of shifting community norms
- Expand and retain the Regional Leadership Council, which is a leadership group and crucial partnership for the Regional EDs. RLCs advise on best strategies for impact in the city they love, and inspiring their support is critical and expected to achieve growth
- Expand and retain the financial base of support for this work through development strategies including annual giving and major gifts solicitation, special events, community fundraising, foundation grants, corporate grants, and possibly government support
- Build, support and develop a small but A+ team on the ground
- Be an influential and collaborative leader locally, advocating for this work and recruiting collaborators and partners who share our vision and believe in the power of communities, and young people in particular, to achieve ambitious goals
- Closely collaborate with the broader One Love team as well as other Regional EDs to continue to:
- Iterate and evolve our model for impact
- Establish best practices for regional operations
- Innovate to develop new approaches to education and engagement o Honestly assess how goals are being met
- Keep a constant eye on progress in order to develop more concrete measures of success in changing the statistics around relationship abuse
QUALIFICATIONS & ATTRIBUTES
Professional Qualifications and Experience
- 15 years professional experience in business development, community engagement and/or organizing, fundraising and partnership development and/or related field:
- Fundraising and partnerships experience is essential
- Start-up experience is valuable
- Some experience in the education space is preferred
- Successful track record of building or scaling an organization’s efforts and impact at a quick pace, including procurement of new funds and retention of existing funds to enable growth
- Experience in balancing creativity, strategic planning and execution (imagining, planning and doing) simultaneously
- Exceptional relationship manager and positive presence whose enthusiasm and energy help recruit a diverse collection of individuals and organizations to this cause
- Experience leading a business line as well as working with colleagues across an organization to get things done
Personal Qualities and Attributes
- Deep passion for One Love’s mission and movement
- “Big thinker” with a strong interest in overseeing the growth of the campaign locally through programmatic expansion, growth of the fundraising base, and empowerment of local leaders
- Demonstrates a generosity of spirit & predisposition to believe in positive intent in people; applies this orientation internally & externally (works against territorialism and us versus them dynamics)
- Energized by fluidity, and highly adaptable to rapidly evolving and changing environments
- “Light the world on fire”, action-oriented approach to work
- A polished communicator and excellent writer, able to effectively articulate the case for One Love support
- High energy, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic
- Ability to manage multiple priorities at once and to galvanize a team to do so as well
- Collaborative, team-driven style
- Superior organizational, time-management and follow-up skills
- Goals and metrics oriented
- Entrepreneurial mindset that embraces experimentation and can quickly pivot where required
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity; someone who views others with an asset-based lens, values all individuals and respects differences in regard to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance
If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line, “I’m your next Executive Director, Maryland/DC.”
One Love is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization, and to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals. One Love does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.