The Trust & Safety Professional Association (TSPA) is a 501(c)(6) organization that supports the global community of professionals, including content moderation professionals, who develop and enforce policies that define acceptable content and behavior online.
Leading TSPA gives you the opportunity to create and shape the organization that will enable trust and safety practitioners to navigate and overcome professional challenges, supporting them as they continue doing critically important work for the health of the Internet and society at large.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Founding Executive Director (ED) is the founding chief executive of the TSPA. Reporting to the TSPA board of directors, the ED is responsible for the overall strategy and execution of the organization’s mission, programs, and fundraising. The ED is also responsible for managing and developing the organization’s staff.
The ED of TSPA will also lead the aligned Trust & Safety Foundation Project (TSF). The foundation is committed to improving society’s understanding of trust and safety. The exact time split between the two organizations will develop over time.
As the Founding Executive Director, you will be key to getting the TSPA off the ground, and setting and executing its strategy in order to develop its place in the world as the foremost professional association for the trust and safety community. You have the opportunity to shape the organization and its culture. Fundraising and membership growth will be an important component of the role as well, but there you will be aided by the Board, which has already secured funding for the first few years of operation. This is a unique opportunity to build a new organization and shape how it positively contributes to the world.
Leadership and management
Lead, coach, hire, and develop staff
Actively engage TSPA/TSF board, staff, advisors, funders, and other partners to strengthen and maintain commitment for the organization’s mission and values
Incorporate TSPA/TSF core values into all programs and activities
Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems
Deepen and refine all communication (offline and online, internal and external) to create a strong TSPA/TSF brand
Be the public face of TSPA/TSF
Regularly track and report on TSPA/TSF projects in order to accurately communicate the health of the organization
Identify and recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve TSPA/TSF goals
Planning, expansion and fundraising
Design and complete TSPA’s initial 18-month roadmap, and quarterly/annual goals and objectives
Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support TSPA/TSF operations and growth
Develop and execute budget
Develop new relationships with companies/organizations in order to design and expand TSPA/TSF offerings
Experience in trust and safety policy and/or operations (or related field), with a deep understanding of historical and current issues in trust and safety
Proven experience in people management, with a track record in coaching and growing high performance teams
Experience in fundraising from corporations, foundations, and individuals is desired but not required
Experience in setting and achieving strategic goals, designing, managing, and scaling projects, as well as managing budgets
Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate confidently and persuasively with experts across multiple disciplines and backgrounds
Data-driven, adaptable, and collaborative, with a bias to execution with integrity
Preference for candidate to be based in San Francisco/Bay Area
To apply or refer someone for consideration, please email us below with a cover letter and resume
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