Details: Competitive DOE
200 First Avenue West
What We Are About
Inspired by Alexander Hamilton’s legacy of leadership through service, Alexander Hamilton Scholars (AHS) empowers high-achieving, underserved students to succeed in college and career. Our vision is to build leaders of character who will improve our nation and our world through their service, innovation, and excellence. Our five-year program provides underserved students with a comprehensive network of support and guidance as they transition from high school to college, and college to career.
AHS is seeking an Executive Director to serve as a collaborative, compassionate, and problem-solving leader for our Scholars, staff, and Board of Directors. We are experiencing an exciting time of growth, during which we will need guidance from an experienced nonprofit professional as we work on creating and implementing our next strategic plan. The ideal candidate for this crucial role should embody AHS’ organizational values:
· Authenticity | Every individual’s intersecting identities should be respected and celebrated, and we strive to create and maintain a safe, compassionate, and inclusive environment.
· Equity | Developing opportunities that empower underserved students will further our collective pursuit of a more just and humane world.
· Growth | Through reflective, intentional leadership, we can fulfill personal potential.
· Integrity | Progress is made by remaining fair, open, and honest while holding ourselves and others accountable to our shared values.
· Unity | Fostering a collaborative, team-oriented community and utilizing individual strengths is essential in providing comprehensive and cohesive support to the students we serve.
You are a great candidate for this position if…
· Your personal background and life story evoke a deep connection to our mission and vision.
· You cultivate leadership potential within staff and youth.
· Your management and decision-making skills are rooted in ethical, servant-leadership.
· You understand the barriers faced by underserved youth and take a trauma-informed approach to engaging and motivating them.
· You are skilled in building relationships with staff, donors, and community-members.
People Management: Staff and Board of Directors:
· Ensure a healthy work environment that attracts, maintains and motivates quality staff.
· Develop a staffing plan and manage the recruitment and training of staff.
· Manage the Employee Handbook and internal policies that support staff retention and development.
· Support the development and operation of the Board of Directors, advising them on organizational priorities and serving and ensuring open lines of communication between Board and staff.
Strategy and Communications
· Collaboratively create the next Strategic Plan, including metrics and benchmarks for success.
· Direct and contribute to the implementation of the overall communications strategy.
Development and Fundraising
· Improve and execute the development plan to ensure long-term sustainability of AHS’ programming.
· Lead and organize annual fundraising events.
· Build and maintain relationships with donors, community partners, and corporate sponsors.
· Engage board members in donor stewardship and other fundraising strategies.
Finances and Operations
· Develop the annual budget and annual budget review process in partnership with the Board and senior staff.
· Oversee facilities and organizational management.
· Minimum of 5 years’ experience in nonprofit leadership and 3 years’ supervising nonprofit staff.
· Master’s degree preferred with coursework/training and experience in nonprofit management, youth development, education, social work, or other related field.
· Demonstrated success in event planning and coordination, particularly conferences and fundraisers.
· Demonstrated cultural competency and the ability to respectfully engage with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
· Experience with organizational finances – creating budgets, reading financial statements, and making informed financial decisions and recommendations.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Proven “self-starter,” able to work independently while supporting the efforts of a team.
· Computer proficiency, especially with Microsoft Office.
· Previous experience in the mental health sector, personally and/or professionally.
· Proficiency in Salesforce CRM
Work schedule: Full-time. The Executive Director position does require travel locally as well as some travel nationally/internationally as well as some working hours in the evenings and on certain weekends.
Benefits package includes health insurance, 403b employer-contributed retirement, 8 paid holidays and three weeks paid time off.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send a 1) one page cover letter describing your qualifications and 2) a resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis and encourage all interested candidates to apply as soon as possible. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please, no phone calls.