About the Position
The Executive Director [ED] will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Affinity Mentoring staff, programs, advancement and execution of its mission.
Reports to: Board of Directors
FLSA Status: Salaried, exempt
Position Status: 40+ hours weekly [flexible scheduling, including 8-10+ evening and/or weekend
hours per month]
Salary Range: Starting at $55,000-60,000/year, depending on experience
Benefits: Cell phone stipend, Medical and dental insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Plans, Retirement plan with match, Employee Assistance Program and generous Paid Time Off.
Leadership + Management
- Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence
- Lead, coach, develop, and retain high-performance Affinity Mentoring employees
- Maintain consistent quality of finance, administration, fundraising, communications, and IT systems; set timelines and ensure resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
- Actively engage and energize Affinity Mentoring board members, staff, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders
- Support a strong Board of Directors: seek and build board involvement with strategic direction.
- Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents
- Works to implement the organization’s strategic plan and communicates progress with the board and donors.
- Carry a “portfolio” of major donors to cultivate and steward over the course of the year. Record notes on meaningful interactions and respond to the prompts of the development team.
- Sign thank you letters promptly and write personal notes when appropriate.
- Represent the organization in the local community and is the “face” of the organization at events, donor meetings, and industry related activities.
- Present the mission and vision of the organization at fundraising events and to donors as needed.
- Create and maintain partnerships with like-minded organizations.
- Represent the organization within the industry at conferences and gatherings.
- Assists the board governance committee in creating a balanced and well-positioned board.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Degrees in education, non-profit administration, or social work preferred.
- 5+ years of senior management experience
- Passion for youth development, social justice and education
- Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
- Experience in fund development; exhibit understanding of the community’s nonprofit and donor framework
- Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
- Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
- Demonstrated ability to solve problems, analyze systems and data, and make suggestions for improvement
- Strong financial management and planning skills
- Required skills in Microsoft Word and Excel, email, and general internet functions
- Able to pass all required background checks
- Understanding of youth development, education and/or mentoring
- Bilingual in Spanish/English
How to Apply
About the Organization Affinity Mentoring seeks to insure and provide equal opportunity for all persons seeking employment without regard to race, color, nationality, religion/culture, gender identity/expression, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military status, or disability.