Founded in 2003, the Mozilla Foundation is a California not-for-profit corporation dedicated to building and protecting the Internet as a public resource that is open and accessible to all. Our current goal is to make the health of the Internet a mainstream issue by building a cadre of leaders and mobilizing citizens around the world. Mozilla Foundation is also the parent to the company that makes the Firefox web browser. The Foundation has 85 full-time staff who work closely with almost one thousand staff in the Mozilla Corporation and tens of thousands of Mozilla volunteers around the world.
We believe the web is at a crossroads. On one side, the web faces huge challenges via monopolies, insecurity, surveillance, and fear. On the flip side, there is a new wave of ‘open’ emerging, with people working on everything from open data to open devices to open Internet activism.
Mozilla is working on both fronts — tackling the big problems but also fueling the next wave of ‘open’. We do some of this by creating great products and technologies that bring our mission and values to life for hundreds of millions of people. But we also recognize the necessity of active participation, specifically in growing our global network of leaders and advocates who will invent, shape, and defend the Internet. We champion issues like privacy, digital inclusion, and web literacy.
As a response, a diverse and broad based network is emerging who believe that a healthy internet and a healthy society are deeply intertwined. The Mozilla Network is 3,000 leaders based in more than 20 countries around the world. These leaders are creative, talented and ambitious people who are taking decisive action to insure the internet creates freedom and opportunity.
For more information on the Mozilla Leadership Network, please visit www.mozilla.org/en-US/foundation/leadership-network/.
The Director, Leadership Programs Opportunity:
Mozilla is seeking a talented and entrepreneurial Director, Leadership Programs (Director) who will lead programs targeted at Mozilla Network leaders. The programs will fund, convene and train leaders while connecting them to each other and the issues of Internet health. The Director will be responsible for the public growth and development of the network’s leaders, in addition to designing opportunities for their leadership to be put to use in fueling the movement for internet health. Within this goal, s/he will direct a team that will create and operate a fellowship, grants and training programs, while designing creative events that bring leaders and participants together.
The Director will, in collaboration with many others:
- Serve as part of the MN leadership team and contribute to overall network strategy
- Develop a vision of how MN programs will shape the next generations of leaders with the skills to leverage and advance Internet health
- Consolidate and grow fellowship program
- Synthesize and grow offerings to network leaders
- Lead and work in partnership with a cross-organizational teams to produce network events and convenings
- Build learning and engagement strategies that optimize leader’s experience and provide quality professional development opportunities
- Produce materials for members to deliver and adapt for external use
- Focus on new creative engagement programs for executive and championship tiers
Successful candidates will have a passion for building networks while identifying and cultivating a diverse range of leaders who will anchor the growth of the movement to fuel internet health. S/he will also have extensive experience leading large teams on a national and/or international scale, a clear track record in both strategy development and execution, successful experience working internationally, and a natural affinity for partnership and coalition building.
The Director, Leadership Programs will also possess the following:
- A passion and commitment to the Mozilla Manifesto and the Mozilla Foundation mission to fuel the movement for Internet health
- Experience and creativity in working with senior leaders across varied sectors and disciplines
- Experience managing fellowship, grants and sponsorship programs
- Excellent people management skills with the ability to recruit, coach, and develop high-performing teams
- High level of cultural competence and experience working across cultures is essential; a second language is a bonus
- Demonstrated experience in program strategy, marketing, and evaluation
- Experience in producing highly curated content and materials for a diverse array of users
- Adept at building systems and processes to facilitate growth and effectiveness
- Ability to thrive in a high-growth, entrepreneurial, and largely remote environment
- Highly collaborative, inclusive, and skilled at effectively working across different teams
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Commitment to equity, access, and inclusion and a desire to see individuals take ownership of their learning
- Willing to travel a minimum of 6 trips a year, including the Mozilla Festival, Mozilla Foundation all-hands meetings, etc.
Compensation & Benefits:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Mozilla Foundation has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to support with this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Sam Simmons and Alicia Salerno here.
Mozilla Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
About Koya Leadership Partners:
Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.