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Vice President, Executive Director

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City Year
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Columbia, SC
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Published 11 days ago

Responsibilities

The Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing site staff and AmeriCorps members to ensure operational success and growth by generating resources and building support from the public and private sectors. This executive serves as a vital link between the local Columbia market, the City Year Mid-Market, and the City Year national office. Site supervision includes the functional areas of student impact and school partnerships, revenue generation, expense management, management and retention of AmeriCorps members and staff, and site board development and relations.

Our Executive Directors embody our core values and must have the firm belief that education has the power to help all students reach their full potential and a passion for increasing our nation’s graduation rates. To successfully execute the job’s core responsibilities, a successful Executive Director must demonstrate the following behaviors:

  • Build and forge partnerships and coalitions with diverse stakeholders to advance the cause of educational equity
  • Mobilize internal and external stakeholders towards a bold vision of how they can impact the lives of young people
  • Build and empower teams to fully own their functions while driving accountability and take personal responsibility for their success
  • Build community and foster a caring and supportive environment with sense of connection and belonging
  • Demonstrate curiosity and humility as a life-long learner who seeks out diverse perspectives and opportunities for self-improvement
  • Possess a deep sense of personal accountability to ensure the success of both City Year Columbia locally and City Year, Inc. nationally
  • Connect with and inspire diverse teams of AmeriCorps Members between the ages of 18 and 25

In Columbia, the top priorities include:

  • Ensuring financial solvency of City Year Columbia by growing the current community of champions and financial investors to meet existing revenue goals and ensure future expansion into R1 & L4
  • Leading local site board and recruiting diverse talent to the board to support future financial sustainability and growth while increasing brand awareness and recognition of City Year in the local community.
  • Further advance the site’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusivity and belonging by investing in people, culture, community, and partnerships while prioritizing inclusive and equitable systems, processes, and practices.
  • Deepening public sector relationships with emphasis on the City of Columbia and the R1 & L4 Board of Trustees and establish relationships with key members of the administration, city council and school board.

Qualifications

  • Strong ability and experience in the behaviors listed above
  • Strong competency in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging work; emotional intelligence
  • Demonstrated success managing effective and engaged teams, including managing through multiple layers of leadership
  • Proven skills in influencing and motivating stakeholders; track record in fundraising from corporations, foundations and major gifts and/or sales
  • Ability to connect programs to funding, creatively generating other resources, and building collaborative and strategic partnerships
  • Strong communication, listening, and public speaking skills needed to powerfully represent City Year’s mission and vision
  • Ability to attend evening and weekend events; ability to travel to in-person meetings in various cities quarterly
  • Significant local non-profit, volunteer, or multi-sector experience preferred
  • An established cross-sector, local network a plus
  • Knowledge of Columbia, SC educational landscape preferred
  • Content knowledge of K-12 education, youth development, and/or community or national service a strong plus



Responsibilities

The Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing site staff and AmeriCorps members to ensure operational success and growth by generating resources and building support from the public and private…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Benefits

COVID-19 Notice 

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees and AmeriCorps members and their families; our students and school partners; and the community at large from COVID-19. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment and service – all staff members, including remote staff, and AmeriCorps members are required to be fully vaccinated by November 19, 2021 or by your start date if after November 19, 2021. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the organization pursuant to applicable law.  Notwithstanding any language herein, City Year will comply with any state, local, or federal orders, statutes, or regulations that may conflict with the COVID-19 vaccination policy. 

 

*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or one dose of a single-dose vaccination (Johnson & Johnson). 

Benefits

Full time employees will be eligible for all benefits including vacation and sick days and organization holidays. You may participate in all benefit programs that City Year establishes and makes available to eligible employees, under (and subject to all provisions of) the plan documents that govern those programs. Currently, City Year offers medical, dental and vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment and disability coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), other benefits including 401(k) plan(s) pursuant to the terms and conditions of company policy and the 401(k) plan document. For more information, click here.

Employment at City Year is at-will. 

City Year does not sponsor work authorization visas.

COVID-19 Notice 

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees and AmeriCorps members and their families; our students and school partners; and the community at…

Location

On-site
Columbia, SC, USA

How to Apply

Initial deadline to apply is Friday, October 22nd; applications accepted on a rolling basis after this date. Search process will move promptly, and candidates will be evaluated accordingly. Please submit your cover letter and resume via the online application.

Initial deadline to apply is Friday, October 22nd; applications accepted on a rolling basis after this date. Search process will move promptly, and candidates will be evaluated…

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