Executive Director

Following 14 years as Executive Director of WITNESS, Yvette Alberdingk Thijm will be stepping down from the role, providing the opportunity for an outstanding, new leader to join an amazing team as we move into the future. WITNESS plays a unique ecosystem partnership and thought leadership role in the larger human rights movement. WITNESS’ organizational design and leadership team structure optimizes its ability to implement successful strategies to achieve its mission in this landscape. We practice inclusive leadership that stems from listening closely to the communities we serve and foresighting emerging technology developments. The Executive Director (ED) role exemplifies this leadership. It is designed to also closely partner with the Director of Programs, Strategy & Innovation who leads on WITNESS long term vision in this evolving landscape. The ED will ultimately be responsible for WITNESS’ human rights impact and excel at designing and implementing the organization’s long term strategic plans to ensure that WITNESS can operationalize, fund, and achieve its ambitious vision. The successful candidate will be an adept relationship builder, fundraiser, resource mobilizer, and external representative. The ED’s leadership champions WITNESS’ unique mission and, by listening closely to both internal and external partners, ensures that WITNESS continues to play a global leadership role in anticipating and being ahead of a challenging landscape.

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