Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director

This is a unique opportunity to help lead a coalition during a critical moment in history when censorship and book banning are on the rise and the protection of free speech and expression is more important than ever.

NCAC seeks a visionary Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director (CEO/ED) with the leadership, public relations, and fundraising skills needed to grow the organization’s revenue, elevate NCAC’s name recognition, raise public awareness of the increasingly dangerous censorship issues in American society, and protect and preserve the freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression. Learn more about the 2021-2023 Strategic Plan (PDF); with the plan being in its final stages, the next CEO/ED will have an unprecedented opportunity to create actionable impact, launch a successful capital campaign, support and expand program initiatives, and work with NCAC core constituents to build and implement a new strategic plan for 2024.

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, NCAC’s next CEO/ED will be a dynamic and creative leader with an understanding of and passion for First Amendment issues. The CEO/ED will oversee the following key functions:

  • Strategy and Growth
  • Communications and Public Relations
  • Fiscal Oversight and Stewardship
  • Fundraising
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Program Development
  • Compensation & Benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The salary range for this role begins at $155,000 with a generous benefits package

Note that the final salary will reflect internal equity and the selected candidate’s individual experiences and qualifications.

Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Molly Brennan and Malissa Brennan of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please fill out our Talent Profile. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email [email protected]. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

National Coalition Against Censorship is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.

Development and Communications Coordinator

The National Coalition Against Censorship has been advocating for free speech and free expression for nearly 50 years. A coalition of 58 national non-profits, NCAC works closely with teachers, artists, students, parents, art institutions, writers, publishers, theaters and others to combat incidents of censorship wherever they arise, as well as offering leadership on issues of free expression. NCAC’s hallmark programs are the Arts & Culture Advocacy Program, Youth Free Expression Program and Kids’ Right to Read Project. NCAC works at both the grassroots and national level.

The Development and Communications Coordinator works closely with the Chief Strategy and Development Officer and Director of Communications to raise funding and build awareness for NCAC, its programs and its mission.


  • Coordinate day-to-day operations for development and communications
  • Assist in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current and prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors
  • Daily content creation for website and social media, including writing news articles, contributing to press releases, and creating social media posts for multiple platforms
  • Draft proposals, reports, and other cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship materials
  • Draft press releases and blog posts as needed
  • Conduct donor prospect research
  • Track developing free speech and censorship issues in the news and on social media
  • Enter and maintain accurate data and complete records for donors and donations in Salesforce
  • Prepare gift acknowledgment letters and donor correspondence
  • Pull donor reports and list selections from NCAC’s database for mailings, appeals, communications, and events using Salesforce
  • Assist with the coordination of special events
  • Assist with Salesforce maintenance
  • Basic website maintenance. Coding skills are not required, but familiarity with WordPress or other content management systems is a plus
  • Assist with tracking press coverage and supporting media outreach efforts as needed
  • Assist with analyzing communications and fundraising data
  • Assist with direct email campaigns, including A/B testing
  • Assist with print newsletter development
  • Support the Development and Communications Team with other job-related duties as assigned


The ideal candidate will have at least two years of directly related experience; excellent writing, editing, and analytic skills; excellent customer service skills; and a passion for NCAC’s mission. Additional essential characteristics include:

  • Superb attention to detail and highly organized
  • Strong written (including proofreading and editing) and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think through problems, take initiative and learn new technologies
  • Familiarity with database management software like Excel, Salesforce, and Cision
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with CRM database software, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and MailChimp preferred
  • Experience with posting and monitoring on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter social media channels.  Knowledge of Hootsuite and Meta Business scheduling platforms welcome
  • Experience with Salesforce is a strongly preferred
  • Sound judgment and discretion in handling and securing confidential information, as well as the ability to conduct oneself in a highly professional manner
  • Ability to speak and write from NCAC’s perspective, in alignment with mission and goals
  • Flexibility to work as part of a team or independently. Self-directed to take action and resolve issues
  • Track record as an enthusiastic, collaborative, dependable team player
  • Ability to handle a high volume of work and complete tasks efficiently and accurately
  • Bachelor’s Degree

The salary range for this position is $40,000-50,000, commensurate with experience, as well as generous health and fringe benefits. This position is full-time with a hybrid work schedule based out of our New York City office.

The National Coalition Against Censorship is committed to fostering a diverse and non-discriminatory work environment as both a reflection of our values and as core to our mission. Censorship first silences those with the least access to power and we believe that a diversity of experiences, identities and opinions strengthens our advocacy and our workplace.

NCAC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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The National Coalition Against Censorship welcomes internship and work experience applications from higher education students on a rolling basis. We are sadly unable to provide stipends for interns, however, we are happy to work with your school or program on third-party financial arrangements or course credit, as applicable. Email your interest to [email protected]