Executive Director

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organization:Community for Youth (Seattle, WA)
position summary:

The Executive Director is responsible for directing the daily operations of the organization, including overseeing the management of programs; working with the board to develop and implement strategic and annual plans; developing and providing stewardship of external relationships; and leading fundraising efforts.

Salary / Pay Rate:Full-time position with benefits. Salary DOQ.
Required Skills and Abilities:• Passion for the mission and a belief in the work of Community for Youth • Excellent communication skills • Competent in organization management and development • Ability to use strategic and critical thinking skills in decision-making • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with community entities We desire an Executive Director who possesses business acumen and organizational management savvy that is balanced with a respect for community-based organization culture. We are looking for an Executive Director who can motivate staff and board members to embrace their roles within the organization, and who can inspire the organization to explore ways to better serve our constituents. We value our community relationships, the youth and families that we serve, and the mentors who work with our students; we seek an Executive Director who publicly appreciates and supports the various constituents who are integral in developing strong, capable youth. We desire an Executive Director who is passionate about supporting youth to exceed their expectations and who will promote the positive impacts of the organization’s programs.
Qualifications:• Bachelor’s degree and 5 to 7 years of progressively responsible management and leadership experience. Masters degree a plus. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including communicating effectively with a variety of groups of people, e.g. government and city officials, staff, board members, funders and donors. • Experience in fundraising and demonstrated success in developing diverse streams of funding opportunities. • Demonstrated experience and success in building relationships with a range of groups, e.g. schools, government and city officials, corporations, funders and donors, board members, staff members, constituents. • Demonstrated experience in staff management, development, and retention. • Commitment to developing cultural competencies throughout all areas of the organization. • Experience in working with a board of directors. • Proficient in interpreting and analyzing basic financial statements. • Strong understanding of human resource management. • Experience in youth development, education, or related fields a plus. People of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: [email protected] No phone calls please. All materials must be sent in Word (.doc) or PDF format. Attachments should be titled as follows: lastname_firstname_resume.doc or lastname_firstname_resume.pdf lastname_firstname_letter.doc or lastname_firstname_letter.pdf
Education Required:College degree
website link:www.communityforyouth.org