We are currently looking to hire a Co-CEO, Executive Director to begin in 2024.
This position has WFH flexibility.

Co-CEO, Executive Director

TITLE: Co-CEO, Executive Director
LOCATION: New York, NY / Remote flexibility
DURATION: Full time
LEVEL: Director-level
SALARY: $125,000, Eligible for participation in health benefits program


About the Position

At Shine Global, our mission is clear: to improve the lives of children by telling powerful stories that raise awareness, promote action, and inspire change.  We believe in the transformative power of storytelling to create meaningful change and we have an impressive history of doing just that. We have worked with some of the most visionary creatives in entertainment to produce dozens of films, winning more than 100 awards, including an Oscar and two Emmys. We don’t just create films though: we power impact campaigns that drive real-world change.

Shine Global is seeking a skilled, entrepreneurial Co-CEO, Executive Director to help achieve its vision. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors and working closely with the Co-CEO, Creative Director, who oversees creative deliverables, the Co-CEO, Executive Director will help Shine Global achieve a new level of reach and impact at a pivotal moment. Overseeing day-to-day operations, including fundraising, operations finance, strategic partnerships, and marketing, this leader will be driven, highly collaborative, and excellent at developing and managing important relationships.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implement the Shine Global Strategic Plan, working with the Co-CEO, Creative Director as needed, and keeping staff, partners and board focused on goals, adapting as necessary and communicating progress clearly
  • Oversee day-to-day operations including personnel management, HR, financial management, and program tracking and reporting 
  • Lead fundraising efforts including overseeing development team and cultivating and maintaining funder relations 
  • Lead engagement of top-tier strategic partners from the children’s support and advocacy space, distribution, and media, working with Co-CEO, Creative Director and Board as needed
  • Manage communications and marketing strategies and implementation including publicity/media relations, website, social media, special events.  
  • Partner with Co-CEO, Creative Director on design and execution of impact campaigns associated with each major content release
  • Represent Shine Global in public forums
  • Be current on children’s advocacy and narrative trends and respond to new and relevant opportunities 


  • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant work experience 
  • Proven track record of fundraising
  • Capacity to collaborate and partner in achieving strategic goals of the organization
  • Proven track record for leading a team and providing oversight of and growth opportunities for staff 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, work under pressure, and meet deadlines in a collaborative environment 
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills 
  • Experience working with diverse communities in multicultural environments
  • Flexible with working hours to meet varying schedules of programs
  • Knowledge of, or work experience in, storytelling and/or children’s advocacy spaces a plus
  • Strong business management skills including staff supervision, operations, and finance 
  • Social enterprise and entrepreneurial experience a plus 
  • Computer proficiency MAC & PC, MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Google platforms, Airtable and/or other comparable database platforms
  • High degree of ethics and integrity 
  • Stellar commitment to excellence


  • $125,000 annual salary
  • Eligible for participation in HRA health benefits program

How to Apply

Please apply online using this form including uploading a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, a resume showing requisite experience, and a writing sample by April 5, 2024.

Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Shine Global, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place or origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, same-sex partnership status, family status, or disability, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.