10-20-14 President/Executive Director sought for The Progressive, Inc.

President/Executive Director sought for The Progressive, Inc.


The Progressive, Inc. seeks a new Executive Director and President to bring this 105-year-old, Madison-based institution into the future. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership, development, and financial skills, and experience cultivating major donors and planned giving. 


Progressive politics and a passionate commitment to maintaining a media platform for the national progressive movement are a must. Experience with the operations of a print magazine is extremely helpful. Grant writing or foundation experience is a strong plus. 


We are looking for someone interested in both maintaining the magazine's print platform and subscriber and donor base while increasing its digital footprint and overall reach. We need a practical visionary with strong leadership skills to bring us through the transition from the print to digital age. This is an ideal position for a creative thinker looking to step into an Executive Director position.


Responsibilities will include: 

•   Working closely with the editor-in-chief to craft a vision for the organization, oversee website development, social media, and a plan for the future print and digital presence of the magazine

•   Overseeing the membership, development, and circulation departments

•   Drawing up and maintaining budgets

•   Cultivating relationships with donors, and further developing the organization's planned giving program

•   Overseeing grant proposals, maintaining relationships with current funders, and seeking new foundation support

. Reporting to the board, which oversees the Progressive's operations

. Maintaining a collegial and fun office environment


Salary: $75K+, with tremendous benefits.


Please send an e-mail and résumé to Editor Ruth Conniff at rconniff@progressive.org.