Executive Director

Posted by
Dual School
Wilmington, DE
Published 27 days ago

Job Type: Full time, On-site/remote hybrid

About Dual School

Dual School utilizes equity-based design thinking and social impact projects to empower youth as changemakers in their communities. By working with partners such as the State of Delaware, Strive: How You Lead Matters and more, Dual School delivers critical 21st century skills in problem solving, initiative, creativity, communication and self-awareness as young people work to bring their ideas to life. 

Position Summary 

We are seeking an equity-minded and entrepreneurial Executive Director who will work closely with Dual School’s Board of Directors, and Programming Director to effectively manage the day-to-day operations and development plans for the organization. 


  • Lead strategic implementation efforts to carry out short- and long-term goals for the organization 
  • Pursue financial support and sustainability by writing grants, organizing fundraisers and drafting proposals related to revenue generating activities
  • Oversee the Programming Director and assist in coordinating programs and partnerships when necessary 
  • Lead daily operational activities like budgeting, invoicing, reporting, hiring and onboarding for staff and contractors 
  • Work with all stakeholders to make decisions collectively and determine clear goals and objectives

Mindsets and Abilities 

Able to: 

  • Connect and activate the vision of a wide variety of stakeholder audiences such as high school students, parents, teachers, administrators, partner organizations and funders 
  • Be committed to anti-racism and equity at all levels of the organization 
  • Maintain a constant eye on improvement, scale and impact
  • Embody a design thinking and user-centered mindset 
  • Craft compelling narratives that communicate the importance of empowering youth to solve problems
  • Thrive amidst uncertainty and ambiguity 
  • Be a natural problem solver who has a bias toward action


(We encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the basic qualifications below).

Basic Qualifications: : 

  • 3+ years of experience and demonstrated success in non-profit, educational, or related environment.  You are not required to share where or if you attended college on your resume. 
  • Self-motivated with strong planning and leadership skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks to achieve goals in a timely manner 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills with coworkers, Board members, and existing and prospective partners.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills to communicate the importance of Dual School to all relevant audiences 
  • Flexible and adaptable to the demands of a growing non-profit environment  
  • Passionate about Dual School’s mission of empowering more young people to launch social impact projects 
  • Competent with internet-based technology including but not limited to Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, Squarespace, and Gusto

Desired but not mandatory: 

  • Experience with the design thinking methodology 
  • Two-year or four-year college degree 
  • Fluency in two or more languages 
  • Background in working with high school-aged youth, especially in environments where they are empowered to work on their own projects 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dual School recognizes that in the US, legacies of oppression and genocide are perpetuated through, among other things, hiring practices. White people, men, straight people, and wealthy people are given access and preferentially hired into well paying, high-esteemed jobs over people of color, women, trans people, queer people, disabled people, displaced people, and poor and working class people. 


Additionally, the dominant definition of “work” leaves out many things that have not been historically valued as labor, such as relationship–building, caregiving, and communication skills like empathy and listening. Institutions such as media and schooling socialize us all to accept this by elevating some groups of people as more valuable and qualified than others. One of the ways that Dual School participates in restoring justice by implementing socially just hiring practices that counter these pressures. Through this practice we strive to maintain a cooperative make-up which values and centers the leadership of people from groups that are historically and currently identified as targets of genocide and oppression. 


Dual School makes an extraordinary effort to encourage and recruit a diverse applicant pool with regard to race, ethnicity, sex, gender, religion, age, ability, size, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, economic status, class background, language, nation of origin, and documentation history. 

Job Type: Full time, On-site/remote hybrid

About Dual School

Dual School utilizes equity-based design thinking and social impact projects to empower youth as changemakers in their communities. By working with partners such as the State of…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 25, 2021
  • Professional Level


USD 60,000 - USD 75,000


Health and Dental insurance available 

Health and Dental insurance available 


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Wilmington, DE
Associated Location
Wilmington, DE, USA

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