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Executive Director — Los Angeles

ASF's current Executive Director, Iveta Brigis, will be starting a full-time MBA program at U.C. Irvine this September. She will be joining the ASF General Board at that time. We are presently looking to hire a full-time Executive Director to take her place, working with ASF full-timers John Smart (President), Jerry Paffendorf (Community Director), and our large part-time volunteer staff.

This position will be based in Los Angeles for at least Sept. 2005 to Sept. 2006. ED Duties include:

Coordinating all ASF programs (Accelerating Change Conferences, Future Salon Network, Accelerating Times Newsletter, Annual Fusion gatherings)
Running staff and volunteer meetings
Overseeing accounting and nonprofit legal requirements
Sponsorships and Fundraising (shared duty with ASF Staff).

The new Executive Director will be:

Growth oriented
A team leader with good people skills
Passionate about building a network of individuals committed to positive transformative change in our focus areas

The job ideally starts mid-August 2005 so that we can train the new ED in the last month before our Accelerating Change 2005 conference.

Base salary is $24,000 + performance bonus of 15% of fundraising or sponsorship income generated by the ASF team under the ED's leadership. We reasonably expect at least $100,000 in fundraising and sponsorships in 2006 and 15% of that is $15,000. ASF has raised $50,000 in sponsorship income to date in 2005.

This is an excellent opportunity for an optimistic, practical, and hard-working self starter with a strong interest in building a future-oriented community. After 2006, opportunities exist for relocation to future ASF locations in San Francisco or New York.

Questions? Interested in an interview? Contact ivetabrigis(at)


One Month Internship, 8/15 to 9/15/2005 — Los Angeles

ASF has a position for an unpaid internship (room provided, but not most meals) for any industrious futures student who is available to come out to Los Angeles for August 15-Sept 15, the month before our conference. We'd love to have a student with futures and technology studies interests come discover what we are doing, sit in on our strategy sessions, and think about whether they'd like to get involved with our organization. Interested? Contact ivetabrigis(at)


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