ABOUT THE HOW INSTITUTE FOR SOCIETY
The How Institute for Society seeks to build and nurture a culture of moral leadership and principled decision-making that enables individuals and institutions to meet and manage the profound changes of the 21st Century.
Human civilization is experiencing technological and economic change that our ancestors could not have conceived of. As we are witnessing, profound social, cultural, and political upheaval accompany these changes.
Our institutions, models of leadership, and ethical comportment are not keeping pace with these changes. We have seen how quickly ethical norms and basic civilities can break down--and history teaches us how terrible the costs of these dynamics can be.
The world has rarely been in greater need of moral leadership.
The HOW Institute for Society seeks, through deep examination, education, measurement, and action, to help lead the global conversation and create the conditions for moral leadership across organizations both public and private.
We know that:
Today, the HOW Institute for Society seeks its inaugural Executive Director— a thought leader, an earth mover, a partner, to accompany the founder on the journey of a lifetime, toward an end that human beings absolutely require in order to live well and produce much.
The HOW Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, headquartered in New York City, and founded by Dov Seidman, the author of HOW: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything.
ABOUT THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OPPORTUNITY
Working in partnership with the Institute’s Founder, and in close communication with its extremely high-profile Board of Directors, the Managing Director will provide day-to-day management of the organization, and will help design and execute an ambitious path to organizational growth, new initiatives, productive relationships—and ultimately, to societal change. The Managing Director of the How Institute for Society will bear the primary day-to-day responsibility of ensuring that the Institute’s resources, including board, talent, and financial capital, are optimally deployed and operating efficiently to create an effective and durable global movement around moral leadership.
To this end, the MD will manage, coordinate, and drive the execution of strategies, initiatives, programs, and engagements for the organization. S/he will also bear the primary responsibility for managing the organization’s staff and daily operations.
In addition, the MD will contribute, through management and direct action, to the financial health of the organization through fundraising and budget management.
Finally, the MD will lead the daily implementation of the context, consciousness, and culture of the organization as created by the founder, board, and executive leadership of the Institute.
The ideal candidate will be fluent in moral leadership and management practices, possess an entrepreneurial sensibility and rigorous operational track record, and embody the HOW ethos of leadership and action in their daily work.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
The How Philosophy: The MD must have a dedication to and embodiment of moral leadership
Strategy: At the direction of the Board of Directors, and with collaboration from the collective talent of the Institute, the MD will:
Program Performance and Impact: The MD will help design programs, and will manage program personnel, so that:
Talent: The MD will bear the primary responsibility, through management and direct action, for:
Operations: The MD will, through management and direct action, ensure that:
Financial Health of the Organization: The MD will ensure, through management and direct action, that:
Cultural Health of the Organization: The MD will, in cooperation with all talent at all levels of the Institute, ensure that
Board Coordination: The MD will ensure that the board:
The HOW Institute for Society has retained Schaffer&Combs, a certified B Corporation, to support this high priority search. In order to apply, please submit a resume and cover letter that outlines how your skills and qualifications meet the requirements of the position.
Please refrain from contacting The HOW Institute directly; all inquiries should be directed to Schaffer&Combs at HowInstitute@schaffercombs.com.