Executive Director

American Humanist Association
Washington, DC

The American Humanist Association (AHA) has been standing as the voice of humanism in the United States for nearly 80 years. AHA strives to bring about a progressive society where being good without any reliance on the supernatural is an accepted way to live an ethical life. Humanism encompasses a variety of nontheistic views (atheism, agnosticism, rationalism, naturalism, secularism, and so forth) while adding the important element of a comprehensive worldview and set of ethical values.

The AHA is a non-profit membership organization with an annual budget of $2.5-3.0 million and a network of almost 250 chapters and affiliates nationwide. Core programs include legal work, advocacy, social justice, education, and community networks.

The AHA is seeking a visionary Executive Director with a track record of non-profit leadership, and a demonstrated commitment to racial and social justice community building. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for overall strategic and operational leadership of a national non-profit including building awareness of humanism, defining the organization’s strategic direction, ensuring adequate resources are in place to support the mission, and leading the staff. Specific qualifications include:

  • A required minimum of 10 years of non-profit experience.
  • Proven fundraising ability, especially the cultivation of major donors.
  • Passionate commitment to the humanist life stance; to supporting the flourishing of local humanist groups; and to formulating rational, compassionate responses to theistic and/or unsubstantiated claims of public officials and thought leaders.
  • Proven experience in social justice community building and outreach, including racial equity, LGBTQ rights, anti-racist/intersectional feminism, and youth leadership development.
  • Strong team leadership style and proven ability to effectively manage supervisory, mentoring, partnering and collaborative relationships with staff, volunteers, board members, donors and supporters, government and elected officials, and leaders of peer organization.
  • Sense of humor, creativity, patience, and entrepreneurial drive
  • A relevant advanced degree or equivalent professional experience.

Salary Range: $120,000 – $140,000

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for American Humanist Association.