Are you passionate about building healthy, equitable local economies? Do you recognize the power of acting local to create an economy that works for all? BALLE is excited to seek new leadership for our team.

Please review and share this job description for BALLE’s Executive Director position.

Executive Director

The BALLE Board seeks a new executive director following news from Michelle Long, BALLE’s founding and two-time executive director, about her desire to transition over the course of 2017.

The new Executive Director will be a proven and visionary leader with deep field expertise and demonstrated experience as a high capacity fundraiser.  In addition, BALLE’s next leader will have an entrepreneurial track record, being able to sense the emergent needs of the moment and meet them with strategic, innovative and timely services and programs.  To qualify for this role, the next E.D. must also operate through the lenses of racial and economic justice and environmental sustainability and be committed to continuous learning and decision-making based on principles.  In addition, the next Executive Director will be committed to the understanding that internal change is a prerequisite to systemic external change and will continue BALLE’s commitment to change the current system by cultivating a shift in the mindset from which the system arises.  At the same time, the next Executive Director is responsible for identifying and effectively illuminating the most successful tools and models for building local living economies that are emerging in the field. Most of all, the right candidate will have the vision and skills needed to guide BALLE into its next era of effectiveness.

We will be working with the firm Schaffer&Combs to manage this search. The organization is headquartered in Oakland, California, where the majority of BALLE’s team also resides.

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