The Brecht Forum Seeks an Executive Director
The Brecht Forum/New York Marxist School is seeking applications for
the position of Executive Director. The Brecht Forum is a 37-year-old
political education and cultural center encompassing the New York
Marxist School, the Institute for Popular Education and Arts at the
Brecht. For further information, go to
The candidate for the Executive Director position must have overall
agreement with the mission of the Brecht Forum along with a commitment
to Marxist education and community outreach.
S/he must have experience in exercising leadership in broad-based
non-sectarian movement-building and in social movement activism.
The ED's primary responsibility will be to work with the Board of
Directors to implement the financial, organizational and programmatic
goals set by the Board. The ED will organize and supervise the staff
in all areas of work and assure staff training and development. The ED
will be responsible for developing a collective process within the
staff with mutual trust and support as well as individual
accountability. The ED will facilitate productive communication and
working relations between the board, staff and external
In particular, the ED will assume overall leadership and
responsibility for oversight of finances, accounting controls and
fundraising, working closely with the fundraising staff-person to
ensure the Brecht’s financial development.
Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Remuneration is consistent with movement sector pay scales. Vacation,
sick days and employer paid health care benefits are included.
Application deadline: August 15th. Fall appointment anticipated.