The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) strives to be an anti-racist research and advocacy organization that advances lasting solutions to expand economic opportunity and well-being for all Georgians. We examine the state’s budget, taxes and public policies to provide thoughtful analysis and responsible solutions that address inequities in our state. We educate the public about complex issues confronting Georgia. We activate Georgians to call for policy solutions that put people first. Our aim is to inspire informed debate and decision-making, advancing our vision of a fair and inclusive Georgia where everyone can prosper.
Georgia is at a critical inflection point. The next President and CEO will join a talented and committed team; they will build on well-established organizational credibility and momentum that will enable GBPI to help expand economic opportunity for all Georgians despite a complex and polarized social and political landscape. As Georgia continues to have the eyes of the nation fixed upon its policies, politics and legislative movements, GBPI’s role and work as a non-partisan resource for ideas, data and research can help the state and its leaders ensure that important decisions are grounded in facts, policy and ideas that advance opportunity and prosperity for all Georgians.
The new President and CEO has several important mandates that include:
- To help GBPI navigate the current leadership transition and maintain and build on a unique, inclusive, healthy and collaborative institutional culture.
- To advocate for economic justice issues and ensure GBPI continues to strive to be an anti-racist organization that places racial and ethnic equity and inclusion at the center of all of its work.
- To balance GBPI’s state level policy focus with federal policy trends and developments.
- To expand GBPI’s influence as a credible hub for data, research and policy information, change agent and problem solver for all Georgians – regardless of economic status or political affiliation.
- To continue to develop the organization, recruit and nurture a talented team of employees and ensure that GBPI thrives as a place for exceptional staff where racial and ethnic equity and inclusion is a lived value rather than an aspiration.
- To continue to grow GBPI’s external funding.
Duties and Responsibilities
The new President and CEO will be a dynamic leader with gravitas and credibility. The President and CEO will be a gifted public speaker, have a compelling presence, strong relationship skills and inspire confidence. They will have proven policy and financial expertise, a track record of strong organizational culture, fundraising experience and an authentic commitment to racial and ethnic equity. More specifically, the President and CEO will:
Inspire the staff and board and lead GBPI with courage, conviction and an unflappable commitment to facts, equity and economic justice. The President will be a visionary leader with a strong core belief in the power of facts and data, the tenacity to pursue equity and economic justice through policy and the courage to share and stand behind GBPI’s research and conclusions. With exceptional candor, grace, dexterity and humility, this individual will successfully guide the organization through complex landscapes and constituencies. They will advance key priorities and goals and maintain the respect of stakeholders with a broad range of perspectives. They will partner with a talented board and gifted staff to advance the organization’s strategic plan and help continue GBPI’s pursuit of strong governance and operational and financial excellence. The President and CEO will work collaboratively to chart the future direction, goals, research agenda and strategies for GBPI and capably translate the organizational vision into measurable policy outcomes that will ensure that GBPI’s work remains vital to Georgia.
Effectively share and advocate for complex budget and policy ideas across a wide spectrum of audiences and forums. The President and CEO will have a background in or develop a strong facility with policy making and government budget work and a demonstrated ability to speak with credibility and passion to seasoned experts, legislators and Georgia stakeholders. The new leader will have relevant expertise, strong interest in the issues that GBPI confronts, the aptitude to learn quickly and the charisma to not just share information, but to help GBPI influence change.
Secure the funds necessary to support and grow GBPI’s work and impact. The President and CEO will be an effective storyteller, relationship builder and advocate for the importance of GBPI’s work and mission. With a proven track record as a cultivator of resources – particularly among foundations and philanthropic organizations – the new leader will expand and diversify resources and inspire key stakeholders and funders to support the work of the organization so that GBPI can fully realize its aspirations.
Be a humble servant leader that embraces the need for a strong organizational culture as a high priority. The President and CEO will be driven by a desire for GBPI to continue to be recognized by staff, board and stakeholders for its unique culture and organizational environment.
They will be approachable, authentic and a good listener with high emotional intelligence. The leader will be a person with an approachable style, unimpeachable integrity and someone people will naturally trust and want to work with. The President and CEO will be a proven developer of great talent, teams and infrastructure, and will be a natural collaborator, leader and mentor who builds an environment of shared vision, values, equity, high standards and mutual accountability.
Bring an unusually strong ability to build relationships and serve as the external face of GBPI and its most public champion. The President and CEO will have a regular presence in key venues and platforms in the budget and policy space throughout Georgia. A natural influencer, convener and facilitator, the President and CEO will proactively bring stakeholders together around policy and strategies that advance priorities critical to GBPI. They will be an effective ambassador for GBPI’s work and mission; through one-on-one meetings, convenings, speaking engagements, conference participation and communications that include social media, the President and CEO will continue to advance GBPI’s reputation, visibility, and impact.
GBPI is an equal opportunity employer, and as such takes affirmative action to ensure that discrimination does not occur on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.