Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
About National Coalition Against Censorship
Established in 1974, the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) is the nation’s first responder to censorship challenges, offering direct assistance and counseling for groups and individuals facing censorship attempts. Our core constituents are students, teachers, librarians, booksellers, book publishers, authors, and others in the visual and performing arts. The NCAC also acts as a clearinghouse for information on censorship and censorship issues for students, journalists, legal and other professionals, and the general public. It cooperates and coordinates its actions with 56 like-minded coalition partners ranging from the American Civil Liberties Union to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
For more information, please visit the National Coalition Against Censorship’s website.
This is a unique opportunity to help lead a coalition during a critical moment in history when censorship and book banning are on the rise and the protection of free speech and expression is more important than ever.
NCAC seeks a visionary Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director (CEO/ED) with the leadership, public relations, and fundraising skills needed to grow the organization’s revenue, elevate NCAC’s name recognition, raise public awareness of the increasingly dangerous censorship issues in American society, and protect and preserve the freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression. Learn more about the 2021-2023 Strategic Plan (PDF); with the plan being in its final stages, the next CEO/ED will have an unprecedented opportunity to create actionable impact, launch a successful capital campaign, support and expand program initiatives, and work with NCAC core constituents to build and implement a new strategic plan for 2024.
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, NCAC’s next CEO/ED will be a dynamic and creative leader with an understanding of and passion for First Amendment issues. The CEO/ED will oversee the following key functions:
Strategy and Growth
Communications and Public Relations
Fiscal Oversight and Stewardship
Compensation & Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The salary range for this role begins at $155,000 with a generous benefits package
Note that the final salary will reflect internal equity and the selected candidate’s individual experiences and qualifications.
Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Molly Brennan and Malissa Brennan of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please fill out our Talent Profile. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
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National Coalition Against Censorship is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.