Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) is a 501(c)(3) statewide organization that supports greater educational options through parental school choice.
Founded in 2005, PEFNC’s mission is to educate parents of the benefits of expanded educational options and empower them to exercise freedom in meeting their children’s needs, regardless of race, national origin, income or religion. PEFNC envisions an education system that maximizes parental choice because children have unique needs and parents should have the freedom to choose the best education to meet those needs.
Since its founding, PEFNC has been exceptionally well-led by Darrell Allison, its former President who recently joined the American Federation for Children to become its National Director of State Teams and Political Strategy. Brian Jodice, PEFNC’s Executive Vice President, is serving as the Interim President, while a three-member Search Committee of the Board of Directors completes its search for a new leader.
Strategic Opportunities and Challenges
As it transitions to new executive leadership, PEFNC and its President will face the following opportunities and challenges:
Navigating PEFNC’s first leadership transition in its history, ensuring that existing external relationships are transitioned to the new President, so the leader is quickly identified as the public face of PEFNC and well-positioned to sustain the organization and grow its impact.
Working collaboratively with the Board of Directors and the staff to determine an expanded strategic vision for PEFNC, one which identifies new leadership opportunities in the education sector to complement PEFNC’s expertise and successes to date regarding school choice.
Expanding the organization’s fundraising base beyond a core of long-term national and local funders, many of which have supported PEFNC since its founding.
Maintaining PEFNC’s reputation as the most credible voice for school choice in North Carolina, and ensuring the organization maintains its commitment to nonpartisan advocacy on behalf of children and families.
Stewarding the board as it increases it membership and engagement, while also providing greater fundraising support to the professional staff than it has historically.
Managing effectively and efficiently the daily operations of a mission-driven, $1.7 million nonprofit, while empowering a team of dedicated and accomplished professionals committed to education reform and school choice.
PEFNC offers prospective candidates the opportunity to lead a very well-regarded, state-wide, mission-driven and influential nonprofit committed to school choice in North Carolina, one with a remarkable history of effective advocacy and legislative accomplishments.
All submissions are confidential, and only fully complete submissions will be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience, within the framework of the organization’s annual operating budget.
PEFNC is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced staff. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are an equal opportunity employer.
About Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina
In addition to its relentless advocacy on behalf of parental school choice and educational freedom, following is a representative list of programs and supports provided by PEFNC to North Carolina families:
• Parent Liaison Team (PLT)
• Outreach for Private School Choice
• NC Schools Around Me
• NC School Accelerator