Overview

Location: Remote

With more than 130 organizers, communicators, marketers, fundraisers, and campaigners, we unleash the power of people to do good. We have primarily served nonprofits for 30 years, leading campaigns on some of the most pressing issues of our time—the Fight for $15 and a Union, marriage equality, family separation, Save Darfur, refugee protection, the Clean Air Act, Keystone XL, the Global Gag Rule, criminal justice reform, COVID economic relief, voter suppression, defending democracy against the Big Lie, and beating Donald Trump.

M+R (legal name M&R Strategic Services, Inc.) is a privately held C-corporation registered in the state of New York since 1990.

Summary

Effectively managing a complex and multifaceted organization, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will lead the development and implementation of the firm’s business and financial strategy and will have all of the accountabilities and authorities usually associated with a chief executive officer.

The CEO will inherit a proud tradition of helping causes that inspire people to act—alleviating suffering, fighting for human rights and democracy, dismantling inequality, making art and knowledge accessible to everyone, and fostering a healthier and sustainable world.

The CEO position was created in alignment with the redesign of M+R’s leadership structure into one that is more inclusive and more transparent. The new leadership structure advances the anti-racist work that M+R is committed to internally, which ultimately supports M+R in delivering great services to its clients.

The CEO will be responsible for making top-level managerial decisions; communicating and implementing the firm's vision, mission, and direction; and ensuring the overall success of the firm. The CEO will provide the necessary management, strategic direction, and articulation of vision and goals for the firm.

The CEO will foster an internal culture that:

  • embraces innovative thinking, enhancing M+R’s commitment to unleashing the power of people to do good;
  • delivers best-in-class client service and work product; 
  • values agile problem solving, inclusive decision making, informed risk taking, and learning from mistakes both in the way we work internally and externally in client-facing work;
  • promotes work-life balance and the importance of a healthy work environment, and
  • supports anti-racism, equity, and inclusion (AEI) among M+R staff, ensuring that AEI is an integral part of M+R’s strategy and the way it works, internally and externally.

Pivotal Experience & Expertise

  • Strategy and Vision – Demonstrated ability to drive organizational progress, balance multiple priorities, and lead through change. Brings systemic, big-picture thinking and visioning to day-to-day work.
  • Management and Operations – Senior-level experience overseeing the financial and management systems required to support a thriving operation. The ability to advise, motivate, and lead a diverse staff of highly accomplished people to whom much responsibility and authority are delegated.
  • Stakeholder Engagement – Highly developed communication and relationship-building skills. Experience collaborating with a board of directors and other stakeholders to advance the mission.
  • Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion – A demonstrated commitment to using an equity lens in strategies that catalyze gains for marginalized communities; a dedication to sustaining and enriching staff diversity and ensuring AEI in the workforce.
  • Union-Management Relations – Experience building trust, negotiating, and managing in a unionized setting.
  • Energetic Ambassador – Empathic, approachable, and energetic ambassador who can inspire internal and external constituents and catalyze action.
  • Keen Business Sense – Big picture thinker; firm commitment to fiscal responsibility; Ability to keep the firm on a profitable growth trajectory.
  • Innovative and Entrepreneurial – Able to identify trends and take risks as appropriate, with an understanding of the essentials of risk management; and able to maintain balance and perspective.
  • Communicator – A good listener and strategist; comfortable receiving input from many sources; and able to analyze and formulate disparate information into sound, well-organized plans.

Requirements

  • Proven experience as CEO or in other C-Suite position
  • 15+ years of experience in developing, planning, and implementing profitable strategies in a professional services firm
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate governance, finance, and performance management
  • Familiarity with various business functions such as marketing, business development, finance, and human resources
  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership skills
  • Keen analytical abilities and problem-solving skills

Interested candidates should apply at www.chaloner.com. Qualified candidates will be asked to submit supporting documents such as cover letter, writing samples or portfolio links as part of the screening process. Chaloner will review all applicants and, upon qualification, contact you to determine next steps.

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