Executive Director; 5 Gyres Institute

Job Title: 
Executive Director
Job Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
Application Information: 

The 5 Gyres Institute is a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, with a global network of supporters united in the pursuit of a planet free of plastic pollution. 5 Gyres mission is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education, and adventure. 


The Executive Director is the key management leader of 5 Gyres and is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. The Executive Director is focused primarily on the growth and well-being of staff, the communities to which the organization belongs, and committed to the overall success of the plastics pollution movement. 


The Executive Director reports directly to the 5 Gyres Board. This is a full-time position, with no more than 25 percent of work done from home.


General Responsibilities


Board Governance

Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing all information necessary for the Board to function properly, efficiently, and to make informed decisions.


Financial Health

Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget and maintaining the overall financial health of the organization.


Responsible for fundraising, development, and partnerships.


Operations and Strategy

Responsible for successful implementation of 5 Gyres’ programs that carry out the organization’s vision and mission.


Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that 5 Gyres can successfully fulfill its vision and mission.

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