Executive Director, Affinity Mentoring

Job Title

Executive Director

Organization

Affinity Mentoring

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.

Job Duties

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

Development

  • 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.

Requirements

Required

  • 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

Preferred

  • Understanding of youth development, education and/or mentoring
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply at https://affinitymentoring.org/careers/. Any questions or technical difficulties they can contact board@affinitymentoring.org

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.

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