Becoming A Man, Executive Director
After a careful and thorough selection process with key Boston public and private stakeholders, Youth Guidance is excited to expand Becoming a Man (BAM) to Boston, seeking to bring the programmatic success in Chicago to the academic and life outcomes of young men in the Boston Public Schools. Youth Guidance is currently seeking a dynamic and passionate leader to spearhead this expansion, partnering with the Youth Guidance National Office and the Boston BAM Advisory Council to grow BAM’s presence in Boston. As leader and spokesperson for BAM in Boston, the Executive Director will facilitate the launch of programming by raising funds, building brand awareness, hiring team members, and guiding a strategic vision to ensure long term sustainability in the region. Initially serving three Boston Public Schools in the 17-18 school year, and expanding each year to serve nine schools and nearly 500 youth by the 19-20 school year, this is an exciting opportunity to thoughtfully scale a program at the forefront of innovative youth development work.
• Working with the BAM Supervisor and Youth Guidance National staff, ensure the effective implementation of BAM programming across Boston Public School sites, including program planning, training, implementation, and evaluation
• Recruit, manage and professionally develop the Boston staff, initially consisting of the BAM Supervisor and three BAM Counselors
• Serve as the external spokesperson for BAM with key partners in the Boston Public Schools, corporations, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations and the media to increase visibility and brand awareness of the BAM program
• Proactively develop and execute strategies to increase organizational brand awareness and visibility, relentlessly pursuing partnerships that highlight the work of the organization and develop a wider community presence among funders, community members, and elected officials
• Lead all Boston-based fundraising activities, leveraging detailed fundraising plans to secure gifts across a wide array of revenue streams including individual donors, corporate partners, foundations, and state and federal competitive programs
• Recruit, manage, and support Advisory Council members in enhancing local fundraising efforts and building connections that advance programmatic goals
• Build and maintain strong, positive relationships with existing and prospective investors, deploying robust prospect research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship action steps to expand the individual funding base
• Develop the annual budget in alignment with national strategic plans and programmatic priorities
Qualifications & Requirements Qualifications
• At least 8 years of progressive leadership experience, with a successful track record managing a diversity of strategic relationships to impact organizational growth
• Proven ability to engage and develop local champions focused on resource development
• Knowledge of program evaluation and performance measurement tools alongside a track record of proven success advancing projects and initiatives that feature a multitude of stakeholders
• At least 3 years of staff management experience, including prior exposure to recruiting and developing high performing teams during times of growth
• Comfort with making decisions independently, combined with an ability to work collaboratively
• Experience designing and implementing strategic fundraising plans that incorporate robust individual giving programs; knowledge of Boston philanthropic, political, and educational landscapes strongly preferred
• Passionate commitment to the mission of Youth Guidance and the BAM program in particular; ability to tell a compelling story about why the mission of the program resonates with you
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills, demonstrating an ability to conceptualize and describe funding needs in a way that is compelling to a diversity of external audiences
• Passion for, and commitment to, BAM’s Six Core Values, alongside demonstrated success enhancing educational access and/or youth development initiatives
• Ability to travel on a quarterly basis to the Youth Guidance National Office in Chicago
• Bachelor’s degree required, with an advanced degree in business, education, mental health, or other relevant field preferred
Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, addressed to Michelle Adler Morrison, CEO, at http://commongoodcareers.force.com/careers/ts2__Register?jobId=a0K1600000bguy3&tSource=
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Youth Guidance offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.
Youth Guidance is an equal opportunity employer.
About Commongood Careers
Youth Guidance has partnered with Commongood Careers to conduct the search for a BAM Executive Director. Commongood Careers is a mission-driven search firm that supports the hiring needs of high-impact nonprofits. With an approach that leverages robust talent networks, recruitment and search management expertise, and a deep understanding of our clients’ missions and cultures, we help organizations secure the talent they need to create greater social impact. Since our founding in 2005, Commongood Careers has led more than 700 searches at 275 organizations in 33 states, making us one of the most experienced and dedicated nonprofit search firms in the country. Learn more about nonprofit job opportunities at Commongood Careers.