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4 May 2023

Full-Time Executive Director

Midwest Access Project – Posted by alisonmankowski Anywhere

Job Description


  • Title: Executive Director
  • Reports to: The MAP Board of Directors
  • Location: Chicago preferred, open to remote
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Salary Range: $105,000 – $120,000 and benefits including comprehensive health insurance, generous paid leave, and reimbursement for remote/shared office expenses

Organization & Background
The Midwest Access Project (MAP) envisions a society in which every person has access to patient-centered, quality reproductive health care within their community. MAP works to achieve this goal by facilitating education and clinical training opportunities in abortion care, miscarriage management, contraception, and pregnancy options counseling for medical and nursing students, residents, and clinical healthcare providers.

Rooted in the Midwest, but working nationwide, MAP was founded in 2006 by a group of Chicago family physicians and reproductive health advocates. MAP’s innovative training model helps fill gaps nationwide in medical education and clinical training. Since placing its first trainee in June 2007, MAP has trained hundreds of professionals. In 2022, while we celebrated 15 years of fostering the growth of reproductive health providers, it also became soberingly apparent that with the Dobbs decision, MAP’s work would be even more in demand.

Working alongside a dynamic staff and supportive board, MAP’s new Executive Director will join the organization during a critical time of growth and innovation. Small, but with a strong reputation as a trusted and well-established leader in the reproductive health care training space, MAP is on the precipice of a new phase of national growth. This role is ideal for someone with the ability to articulate a strong vision for the future, lead the organization’s growth to meet the challenges, and take advantage of the opportunities the new realities in reproductive health present. MAP is also currently in the midst of a rebrand to reflect its national scope. We are looking for an Executive Director who is passionate about reproductive health and justice, who embraces fundraising as part of organizational growth, and who will strengthen and energize this soon-to-be rebranded and renamed organization’s expansion within the national clinical training landscape.

The MAP Executive Director will bring experience and strategic vision to an existing and mighty team, working to achieve MAP’s mission, vision, goals and work plans by:

  • Providing strategic leadership across all stakeholders and constituents
  • Stewarding new and existing funding and training partners
  • Leading, developing and motivating staff by creating a positive and collaborative organizational culture
  • Leveraging the strengths of the board including longstanding and new members

Key Responsibilities

Leadership and Management 
  • Actively work with the Board of Directors and staff to undergo new strategic planning process in 2023/24
  • Oversee the development and implementation of strategies, work plans, and budgets necessary to achieve goals and objectives
  • Oversee organizational and day-to-day operations working closely with the Deputy Director and Operations Manager
  • Provide leadership, vision, and a working environment that encourages diversity, professionalism, dedication and mission-driven outcomes
Fundraising and Financial Management

  • Provide strong fiscal management and oversight, including working with the Board Treasurer to ensure sound bookkeeping and adherence to standard accounting principles
  • Cultivate new funders and strengthen relationships with existing funders including foundations and individual donors, with the aim of increasing contributions to support organizational growth in accordance with the strategic plan
  • Supervise and review the writing of grants and submissions of related proposals and reports
  • Identify and establish strategic alliances that support MAP’s financial well-being
  • Manage organizational budget and financial reporting in coordination with the Board Treasurer.

Community and Public Relations and Marketing

  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for MAP to increase MAP’s presence in the reproductive health and justice movement and to preserve and advance MAP’s positive image in to eyes of relevant stakeholders
  • Identify opportunities for board members to represent MAP and support board when doing so in the media or other public settings
  • Set and implement the strategy for the creation and distribution of external communications and marketing efforts

Board Administration and Support

  • Organize all Board meetings with the help of the Operations Manager, communicating effectively and efficiently with the Board to help the Board function properly and make informed decisions
  • Ensure adequate staff support of Board Committees (Fundraising, Governance, Programming)

Program Management

  • Identify and establish relationships with new training partners and collaborate with the Associate Director of Individual Clinical Training to support the growth of those relationships
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including reproductive justice allies, and support program staff in advancing these relationships

The ideal MAP Executive Director will possess many of the following professional and personal qualities:

  • Strong commitment to access to abortion and sexual and reproductive health
  • Familiarity with the current reproductive health and justice landscape including RH laws and limits, and resources for RH training
  • Leadership experience in the nonprofit sector required, 5-10 years preferred, including the oversight of a staff and budget
  • A proven track record of successful fundraising, including with foundations and individual  donors  The ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people and organizations, and an interest in leadership development
  • An approach to leadership that inspires and supports team members, to retain and attract talented staff for the organization and sustain a positive culture among colleagues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to travel as necessary (10% of time)

Preference for, but not necessary to have:

  • Knowledge of medical training procedures and processes
  • A master’s degree or advanced training applicable to nonprofit management

Equal Opportunity Statement
MAP is an equal opportunity employer affording all employees and job applicants fair and equal treatment. MAP complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination, including discrimination based on sex, race, age, color, gender identity, religion, national origin, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, and disabilities. MAP vigorously pursues diversity in its hiring practices, and believes that equal opportunity for all staff members is important for the continuing success of the organization.

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