We're Electric Girls - a small but mighty New Orleans-based non-profit with the mission of building girls’ confidence and capabilities by engaging them through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). We typically run summer camps, after-school programs, Saturday programs, in-school programs, and 1-day community workshops. These programs are designed to give girls fundamental skills in electronics, computer programming, hand-tools, woodworking, robotics, and design. It also gives them the space, resources, and guidance to use these skills to build their own self-directed projects and to recognize their skill growth and define their STEM abilities. We just concluded our first Virtual Summer Camp serving 150 girls. Electric Girls got started in late 2014, was incorporated in spring of 2015, and has grown to work with a community of thousands of girls and their families per year. You can learn more about our impact and our team HERE.
You can also read our outgoing ED’s letter, here.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Candidates must possess strong strategic planning, staff development, board governance, and financial management skills.
- Skilled in managing and leading teams alongside managing a Board
- Can demonstrate quantifiable success in fundraising with a proven track record in donor stewardship or in business development in an organization (non-profit or for-profit).
- 2 or more years of experience in nonprofit management - - preferred
- Experience in education or STEM - - a plus
- Formal leadership development training - - a plus
Main Duties of This Role:
As the Executive Director at Electric Girls, you direct and oversee the entirety of the organization. The Executive Director leads the strategic planning and execution of Electric Girls’ mission and drives the organization to fulfill its vision. We imagine that qualified candidates have several years of experience in leadership within non-profit organizations, or in a similar position.
Primary job functions include, but are not limited to the following:
- Build a sustainable future for Electric Girls by directing fundraising strategies and overseeing finances.
- Ensure the financial health of Electric Girls by securing revenue needed to maintain program effectiveness.
- Manage and obtain funds from donors.
- Create transparency for board Electric Girls’ financial position (via budget-to-actuals, cashflow reports, and more).
- Manage and serve as administrator of all web-based services (Bill.com, Quickbooks, etc.) and will serve as primary signatory for EG including on all bank accounts.
- Work directly with board and staff to develop a financial strategic plan and budget scenarios that align with the organizational strategic plan (1, 3, and 5 year plans). Will develop and propose annual budgets to the board for approval.
- Strengthen the Electric Girls Community by building strategic relationships and partnerships
- Work with Electric Girls team to steward & involve existing partners in Electric Girls Activities
- Represent Electric Girls publicly via public speaking opportunities, media opportunities, networking opportunities, etc.
- Grow and deepen relationships with existing community partners.
- Lead the Electric Girls team (board and staff) through its strategic short- and long-term goals
- Foster a work culture of collaboration within staff, within board, and within the Electric Girls Community. Strike a balance between compassion and candor.
- Model healthy work-life boundaries for staff and board
- Lead with assertiveness, firm expectations
- Work directly with board and staff to develop and execute an organizational strategic plan (1, 3, and 5 year plans).
- Elevate student, instructor, and family voice in organizational decision-making and vision-setting.
- Develop a high-performing staff and invest in their leadership. Hire, evaluate, terminate, and train employees as necessary. Set salaries and conduct performance reviews. Maintain all legal, personnel, and contractor paperwork according to best practice.
- Create and participate in regularly scheduled comprehensive (360) evaluation of programs and overall success of organization.
- Strengthen the function of Electric Girls board of directors to better execute Electric Girls’ mission
- Recognize what issues and questions should be presented to the Board for consideration and resolution, including all management, financial, personnel and structural issues
- Inform board of fundraising strategies and assign board members volunteer duties to execute fundraising plans
- Partner with the board to create realistic strategies and plan for their involvement in relationship building.
- Engage the board of directors in program and fundraising activities as volunteers
- Transparent in communication & leadership
- Embodies a responsible vision and growth mindset
- Demonstrated commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI)
- Self-Driven & Ambitious - Able to prioritize workloads, self-motivated.
- Enthusiastic & Passionate - Is motivated and passionate, is genuinely excited to champion Electric Girls’ mission.
- Organized - Documents procedures, notes, and systems used to run the organization. Maintains org’s institutional knowledge.
- Pays attention to detail - Has an ability to quickly decipher important details and act upon them.
- Skilled in managing personnel and teams
- Flexible in mindset and approach - Agile in solving problems, prepared to pivot when necessary, and is comfortable with ambiguous situations.
This position is full-time and exempt. Salary for this position is $65,000 annually. This position is based in New Orleans, LA.
- Health and dental insurance provided. 90% of premium is covered by organization
- Flexible PTO
- $75/month technology stipend if using personal cell phone (Google voice number(s) provided) and computer
- Mileage reimbursement for organizational travel
About Your Team:
You will work directly with the Electric Girls Staff - Cheryl Gibson (Program Director, full-time), Joan Lee (Admin Coordinator, full-time), Aliyah Walker (Community Engagement Associate, full-time), and Moira Glace (Operations Coordinator, full-time). We also employ about ~10-15 seasonal instructors.
About Your Workplace:
In order to prioritize the safety and health of our team, Electric Girls is working remotely. If you would like to operate within our office space, we have an office currently based in 4.0 Schools’ coworking space.
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit your first round application here.
Please note that all decisions will be made via email unless selected for the position. Applications will be accepted until 11PM CT on November 6th, 2020. Finalists will be invited to participate in interviews and a short exercise. We aim to select a candidate by January 1st with a start date of January 15, 2021.
Electric Girls does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and families. We encourage women, gender non-conforming, and people of color to apply for this position.