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Executive Director

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Global Playground, Inc.
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Washington, DC
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Published 24 days ago

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing Operations: Manage all operational functions of the organization including, but not limited to, maintaining the website and social media platforms, processing donations, updating QuickBooks, organizing fundraisers, finding new projects to support, managing new project development, communicating with past and current project contacts, and liaising with the board of directors on a regular basis.
  • Fundraising: With support from the board, lead fundraising efforts to raise $60,000-$100,000 annually. Organize at least one annual fundraiser (Evening Under the Stars) each spring. Manage the end-of-year mail and email appeals. Advise, uplift, and operationalize additional fundraising strategies.

Job Requirements

  • Commitment to the Mission: Demonstrated dedication to community-led development, cross-cultural engagement, and international education. Demonstrated commitment to trusting local leaders and communities.
  • Financial Management & Fundraising: Comfort processing donations, experience or desire to learn how to use accounting software (QuickBooks), and ability to update 1 donation tracker, send thank you notes and emails, develop an annual budget, and coordinate donation appeal campaigns.
  • Communication Skills: Ability to speak on behalf of the organization and effectively communicate the organization’s mission. Strong oral and written communication skills in English. Ability to develop newsletters, social media posts and campaigns, and update the website using SquareSpace.
  • Project Management: Ability to manage an international project from kickoff to completion while working with people living in different countries with varying levels of written and oral English competencies. Ability to organize engaging and successful in-person and virtual fundraising events.
  • Authorized to Work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of relevant volunteer or work experience such as, but not limited to, managing international development projects, teaching in a multicultural setting, and/or leading community development initiatives.

Additional Experiences of Value

  • Cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.
  • Past experiences working with people and communities with racial and cultural identities that are different from yours.
  • Knowledge of or passion for K-12 education, particularly international education.
  • Strategic multi-tasker with excellent time management.
  • Experience traveling or living abroad, particularly spending time with communities through exchange programs or home stay visits. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing Operations: Manage all operational functions of the organization including, but not limited to, maintaining the website and social media platforms, processing donations, updating QuickBooks, organizing…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    November 15, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 15, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$12,000 - $15,000

Benefits

 Option for paid travel to a project location once a year depending on projects and budget.

 Option for paid travel to a project location once a year depending on projects and budget.

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficient in written and spoken English.

Proficient in written and spoken English.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

To Apply

Email all materials to info@globalplayground.org with the email subject line: [First Name, Last Name]: Global Playground Executive Director.

Please title your resume and responses in the same format and save as a single PDF. E.g., [First Name, Last Name] Global Playground Executive Director Resume

Please include your responses to the following questions in the same document as your resume. These responses are in lieu of a cover letter:

1) Why do you want to work with Global Playground as its next Executive Director? (maximum 200 words)

2) Why do you believe that community-led development is important? (maximum 200 words)

3) Can you tell us about a time you successfully managed a project from start to finish? (maximum 200 words)

Timeline

  • Application deadline: August 15, 2021
  • Anticipated interviews: September-October
  • Anticipated decision date: October 15, 2021
  • Anticipated start date: November 15, 2021; The current Executive Director will spend at least four weeks assisting with onboarding and transitions

To Apply

Email all materials to info@globalplayground.org with the email subject line: [First Name, Last Name]: Global Playground Executive Director.

Please title your resume and…

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