City Year is seeking an innovative, entrepreneurial, and people-focused leader to serve as the Executive Director (ED) at City Year Kansas City. This position is an outstanding opportunity to play an integral role in advocating for and advancing educational equity in Kansas City. This seasoned executive is responsible for ensuring the Kansas City site meets its impact, revenue, district partnership, and external relations goals.
Reporting to the President of Market 2 at City Year Headquarters, this dynamic, visionary change agent leads 17 staff members and 68 AmeriCorps members serving in 7 partner schools. Additionally, the Executive Director works closely with City Year Kansas City’s local Board, comprised of 10 leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors of Kansas City. The Executive Director is accountable for a current annual revenue budget of approximately $3.3M (current make up of funding is 47% public sector, including school district and AmeriCorps, and 53% private sector), while also securing multi-year funding relationships that ensure the sustainability and future growth of the site.
Serving as the primary champion of City Year’s impact locally, the Executive Director leads efforts to help students stay in school and on track and efforts to deliver an excellent personal and professional development experience for AmeriCorps members. The Executive Director represents the organization within the Kansas City community and engages diverse constituencies in City Year’s work to catalyze greater educational opportunity for underserved students. These constituencies include Board members; district leadership and school partners; Missouri Community Service Commission (AmeriCorps); and private sector investors.
Additionally, the Executive Director is a Vice President for City Year Inc.’s national organization and therefore strengthens the connection between City Year’s national initiatives and the local work in Kansas City. Through this role as Vice President, the Executive Director also participates within the City Year global network to advance the mission by managing working relationships with staff at City Year’s national office and helping to lead and set organizational strategy through network-wide project teams.Job Description
The Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing site staff and AmeriCorps members to ensure operational success by generating resources and building support from the public and private sectors. This executive serves as a vital link between the local Kansas City market and the City Year national office. Site supervision includes the functional areas of student impact and school partnerships, fundraising, expense management, management and retention of AmeriCorps members and staff, and site board development and relations.
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:
Through these lenses, the Executive Director will focus on the following primary areas of responsibility:
In Kansas City, the top priorities include:
City Year is seeking an innovative, entrepreneurial, and people-focused leader to serve as the Executive Director (ED) at City Year Kansas City. This position is an outstanding opportunity to play an integral role in advocating for and…
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.
City Year’s core values include advancing diversity, social justice for all, and inclusive environments where everyone can thrive. We aspire to become an antiracist organization, to support the holistic growth and development of our AmeriCorps members, and to promote educational equity for all students. We work each day, in partnership with schools and communities, to ensure that people of all identities feel welcome, valued, empowered and engaged.
As an equal opportunity employee, City Year is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
City Year encourages people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); those who are first in their family to attend college; adults without a college degree; LGBTQIA+ community; and people from low-income backgrounds.
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…
Initial deadline to apply is Friday, April 9th; 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, April 9th; applications accepted on a rolling basis after this date. Search process will move promptly, and candidates will be evaluated…