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Position: Chief Executive Officer
Reports To: Board of Directors
Type: Full-Time

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: apply@girlsincpa-nj.org – The deadline to apply is August 12, 2024. Application review will begin after the deadline has passed.

Organization Description: Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey (Girls Inc.) is committed to providing opportunities to empower girls and support women by advancing their rights and opportunities through education and advocacy. Our mission is to inspire all girls and young women to be strong, smart, and bold. Reducing the barriers they face and reforming systems that impede their success is fundamental to our mission. In partnership with schools and at our Girls Inc. center, we focus on the development of the whole girl. We approach this work with an equity lens, focusing on the needs of girls from low-income communities and girls of color, who face multiple intersectional challenges. We are committed to girl-centered advocacy, informed by the lived experiences of girls in our network, and girl-led advocacy that lifts their voices and empowers them to be change agents in their communities and beyond. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Girls Inc. serves over 3,000 girls annually.

Position Summary:  Reporting to the engaged and supportive Board of Directors, the CEO provides the strategic vision, leadership, and management to achieve the organization’s ambitious mission. Key responsibilities include:

Responsibilities

Transformative Impact and Growth

  • Lead the expansion of services to reach thousands of girls and young women across Pennsylvania and New Jersey
  • Work closely with the national Girls Inc. organization to leverage their resources and expertise
  • Collaborate with the dedicated program team to ensure excellence in delivery and alignment with the mission

Innovative Fundraising and Financial Management

  • Oversee and manage a $2M annual budget, including approximately $1M in grant funding
  • Partner with the Board to diversify revenue streams and increase annual funding through foundation, government, corporate, and individual giving
  • Establish new strategic corporate/business partnerships to secure financial and in-kind support
  • Develop a planned giving program to secure legacy/bequest commitments
  • Enforce controls and establish effective systems, processes, and procedures to ensure financial compliance, deliver on commitments, and achieve strategic priorities
  • Oversee the annual budgeting process, monthly financial reporting, and annual audit to maintain compliance with nonprofit standards

Collaborative Leadership and Culture

  • Provide day-to-day leadership, coaching, and direction to a passionate team of 25+ staff and volunteers
  • Foster a positive, mission-driven work environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Collaborate closely with the Board to define strategic priorities and ensure organizational alignment

Board Development and Relations

  • In partnership with the Board Governance committee, conduct an annual review of bylaws and policies to ensure alignment with best practices
  • Support maintenance of a strong board through collaboration on annual retreats and strategic planning
  • Engage the Board in a structured evaluation process and identify potential new board member prospects to fill needs

Program Impact and Growth

  • Enable the expansion of services to reach more beneficiaries and ensure program alignment with the mission
  • Collaborate with the Program Director to monitor program commitments and maintain excellence
  • Conduct annual program reviews and work with the Board to define and refine priorities

Community Engagement and Visibility

  • Serve as the public face and ambassador for the organization
  • Raise the organization’s profile and establish new partnerships to expand program reach
  • Effectively communicate goals and outcomes to the Board, funders, and stakeholders

Qualifications

  • Proven track record of securing and growing diverse revenue sources for a nonprofit organization
  • Demonstrated experience leading and developing high-performing teams 
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in the nonprofit, education, or youth development sectors
  • Strong familiarity with nonprofit governance, corporate social responsibility, and community engagement

Join Our Mission Driven Team: If you are passionate about empowering the next generation of strong, smart, and bold women leaders, this could be your perfect opportunity. As CEO, you will have the chance to transform the lives of hundreds of girls and young women while working alongside a dedicated, collaborative team and an engaged Board of Directors.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF format to: apply@girlsincpa-nj.org – The deadline to apply is August 12, 2024. Application review will begin after the deadline has passed.

Salary Range: $125,000-$150,000

Benefits: Competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, retirement, and generous paid time off.

Location: Philadelphia office with the option to work remotely up to 3 days per week. Occasional travel required.