Executive Director for Mt Airy Learning Tree

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $40,000.00
Details: Salary is negotiable around a base of 40,000 for a 30 hr week



Application Deadline:



6601 Greene St.
United States



March 2018 Executive Director Search

Mt. Airy Learning Tree is a mission-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to building community by providing shared learning opportunities throughout Mt. Airy and the surrounding area. Founded in 1981, MALT offers over 700 affordable community-based courses, enrichment programs, and special events each year that bring together people from diverse backgrounds to learn, share, have fun, and connect. Over 90% of MALT’s operating budget is derived from student registration fees, with the remainder coming from fundraising activities, sponsorships, and occasional small grants. 

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programming, and operations of the organization and implementing the strategic plan. Other key duties include public relations, course development, marketing, fundraising, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Governors who, in collaboration with the Executive Director, guide the organization, develop vision and goals, and ensure MALT remains viable while fulfilling its mission. 

This is a part-time, 30 hr/week position, and the Executive Director manages two additional 30 hr/week office staff. Our ideal candidate is someone with non-profit executive leadership experience who is creative and passionate about community, lifelong learning, and building relationships. MALT values diversity, sustainability, accountability, and collaboration, and we are seeking someone who shares these core values and wishes to bring vision and energy to this mission-driven organization.

Salary is negotiable around a $40,000 base. Position requires occasional evening and weekend hours to attend Board meetings, community outreach, and other special events as needed.

Job Description: Executive Director

I.                   Works with the MALT Board to:

a.     Develop vision and identify goals for the organization

b.     create an annual budget and monitor fiscal health

c.      report on MALT activities and provide progress reports on identified goals

d.     ensure MALT meets all legal and fiduciary responsibilities

e.     ensure MALT is fulfilling its mission and meeting its goals of inclusion, diversity, and accessibility

f.       plan for MALT’s long term sustainability

II.                 Responsible for all facets of MALT operations

a.      Implements vision and goals developed in partnership with the Board

b.     Manages day-to-day operations of the organization

                                                          i.     oversees catalogue preparation

                                                          ii.     develops and promotes new course offerings

                                                          iii.     manages location relationships

                                                          iv.     cultivates community partnerships/collaborations

                                                          v.     oversees course-related activities including: registrations, cancellations,

faculty issues, public relations, customer service, location logistics

                                                          vi.     works with Board and Events Committee to produce annual events

                                                        vii.     develops special projects and initiatives to foster a sense of community

within MALT and between MALT and the larger community

                                                      viii.     cultivates sponsorships/donor relationships

c.      manages growth and sustainability

                                                        i.     develops new community partnerships, collaborations, and locations

                                                           ii.     oversees all marketing and publicity efforts, press releases, presence at

local events, online presence and social media

                                                          iii.     analyzes data at regular intervals to track enrollment trends

                                                          iv.     collaborates with Board on fundraising initiatives

                                                          v.     researches and pursues grant opportunities

d.     oversees quality control and improvement processes

                                                             i.     reviews/adjusts catalogue distribution as needed

                                                            ii.     tracks success and identifies problem areas

                                                          iii.     addresses teacher and/or student complaints and problems

e.     provides fiscal oversight and management

                                                           i.     approves all contracts and agreements with outside vendors, identifying

any potential conflicts of interest

                                                           ii.     tracks budget on a regular basis

                                                          iii.     reviews financial reports and trends to monitor long term sustainability

                                                          iv.     reports payroll monthly to MACSC, our fiscal umbrella organization

                                                          v.     does banking and maintains appropriate records

   vi. develops policies and procedures for refunds, course changes,

cancellations, etc

III.               Manages staff

a.     Hires, trains and supervises all staff

b.     Assists staff in recruitment, management, and support of MALT course

instructors, including any needed background checks/reporting requirements

c.      Creates and approves all job descriptions and task assignments

d.     Approves work and vacation schedules

e.     Responsible for performance management

                                                             i.     provides support, direction, and guidance

                                                            ii.     completes staff evaluations and annual reviews, identifying goals for

upcoming year

                                                          iii.    develops salary ranges and other incentives

                                                          iv.     implements progressive discipline as needed

IV. Manages MALT Bldg

i. takes care of ongoing maintenance of 6601, including office, residential apt

above MALT office and property.

ii. coordinates repairs as needed

iii. collects rents

iv. finds new tenants as needed

Other tasks as needed or identified in collaboration with the Board

Interested Candidates may forward resumes and cover letter to:



Position does include paid vacation.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply



Please submit resume and cover letter describing your Executive Director and non-profit experience and why you are passionate about Mt Airy Learning Tree's mission to the edsearch@mtairylearningtree.org address.

We are interested in candidates who share a passion for lifelong learning and supporting diversity and community-building in Mt. Airy and surrounding areas. Our ideal candidate has a wide range of skills and enjoys creating programs, building connections, and collaboration.

The MALT office is open Mon to Fri, 9am-2pm, with staff generally remaining until 3. The Executive Director must be available occasional evenings and weekends for Board meetings, special events, and community outreach. This is a 30 hour work week.