Founded in 1995, Operation Understanding DC (OUDC) is a nonprofit organization that operates a transformative leadership and cultural education program for high school students from the Washington, DC metropolitan area. As a small organization, with a distinguished record for promoting life changing and enduring values, our mission is to build a community of youth leaders who promote respect, understanding and cooperation, while working to eradicate racism, anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination within the broader community.
The Black and Jewish communities, through a relationship that has endured for many decades, remain at the forefront of the social justice movement in America. These groups have worked, separately and together, to end religious and racial bias and build a diverse and inclusive community. Inspired by this legacy, OUDC was founded to strengthen this time-honored alliance where students can learn about the history, culture and diversity among both groups. The program is open to all students, regardless of ethnicity, gender, race or religion. The central focus, however, promotes viewing historical and current events through the lens of the Black and Jewish experience.
OUDC has earned an excellent reputation and is positioned to increase its leadership locally and nationally in the inclusion and anti-discrimination education and training fields, building on its core experiential, youth education and training model.
For more information about Operation Understanding DC, visit www.oudc.org
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for OUDC staff, fundraising, programs, expansion, and execution of its core mission. The incoming Executive Director will work closely with the Board to elevate OUDC’s work and respond to the moment that we are experiencing as a country. The Executive Director will collaborate with the Board to develop a strategic vision for the coming years and will support the execution of that vision through targeted fundraising and resource development.
Salary Range: $70,000-$80,000, commensurate with experience, plus benefits packet.
Leadership & Management:
Fundraising and Communications:
Planning & Vision:
Please send a resume, a thoughtful and concise cover letter, and a short writing sample (500 words or less) addressing the following question: What does Social Justice mean to you in 2021? Submit complete packet* to: firstname.lastname@example.org, by COB Friday, February 19, 2021. Subject line: OUDC Executive Director Search.
*Note: Only complete application packets, including all required documents and submission by the deadline, will be given consideration.
OUDC is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.