Providence Student Union seeking Executive Director

Providence Student Union (PSU) is a youth-led organization that is building student power so that young people can improve their education and well-being. Since 2010, PSU has been a local, state, and national leader in defending and advancing student rights and liberatory education policy reforms. Past PSU youth-led campaigns have changed state graduation requirements, moved millions of dollars into student transportation and school construction, launched the city’s first Ethnic Studies courses, won the strongest protections in the nation for student journalists, and much more. PSU’s work has been recognized and featured in/on The New York Times , The Washington Post , The Atlantic , The Daily Show , MSNBC , and other major media outlets. Additional information can be found at
Position overview: Providence Student Union seeks an Executive Director who is skilled, flexible, and devoted to our mission of building student power and creating a full-fledged union for high school students. This position is primarily responsible for (a) managing and inspiring PSU’s youth and adult staff; (b) protecting and advancing PSU’s mission of establishing a union for students; and (c) raising and overseeing PSU’s annual budget of $250,000+. The Executive Director will work with a team of students, alumni, youth and adult staff, and board members to build the student union and drive student-centered education reforms. Most importantly, the person in this role should be conscious of the challenges and paradoxes associated with directing a youth-led organization, and should always seek to balance PSU’s priorities of organizational sustainability, campaign success, youth development, and democratic youth leadership.

Expected start date : May 1, 2020
Hours and compensation: Full-time exempt salaried position at $50,050 per
year plus healthcare benefits. Up to 15 days paid time off per year.

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