Executive Director: BuildaBridge International

Posted August 23rd, 2017 at 4:11 pm.

Position Summary:  BuildaBridge  seeks a part-time Executive Director who, over the next year, can carry out the next strategic plan to [1] continue the development of  a strong, engaged board , [2] create a sustainable base of financial support, [3] clarify vision for the organization’s future direction/emphasis, and [4] manage programs while attracting and hiring qualified staff .

Location: 205 West Tulpehocken Street, Germantown,  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Responsibilities:
Manage the daily operations of a 20-year old nonprofit headquartered in Philadelphia with activities locally and abroad
Strategic planning operationalization in conjunction with the Board of Directors
Program, Project and Systems management, including staff management, online training oversight, budget management and partner collaboration
Financial accounting (micro and macro accounting)
Representation/Advocacy of BuildaBridge at local and regional events in addition to maintaining an online presence of the organization through social media outlets
Donation oversight and processing (includes management of an online donation processing system)
Part-time grant research and writing to financially sustain programming
Technology-management (Google+, Google sites and email management, social media outlets, newsletter management via Constant Contact)

Qualifications:
Non-profit management
Track record leading transitions or start-ups
Demonstrated ability to lead people through change
Developer of people
Network of influence and affluence
Fund development experience
Knowledge of Trauma-informed care in either an arts community or human services sector
Understanding of collaborative processes

Passion for BuildaBridge’s mission and drive to make a difference
Integrity
Relationship-builder [open-minded, empathetic, listens beneath the surface, collaborative]
Self-aware [knows themselves, emotionally centered and looks for ways to improve]
Good Judgment [zeros in on what’s important, sees the big picture, takes decisive action]
Grant proposal writing
Website/Blog content and development
Courage [emotionally centered, able to navigate uncertainty, patient]
Culturally competent

Expectations:
Live as inspiring example and mentor to constituent children, youth, and families through caring interactions, consistency in word and action, and maintaining clear personal and professional boundaries
Perform all duties with respect and professionalism
Willingness to commit to BuildaBridge’s principles of love, social justice, reconciliation, and service to others

Compensation
Salaried position.

Supervisor:
Executive Committee of the Board of Directors

Our Mission and Vision:
BuildaBridge engages creative people and the transformative power of art-making to bring hope & healing to children and families living in contexts of crisis and poverty.  BuildaBridge accomplishes this mission through direct arts-based after-school and summer education & therapeutic intervention programs; and through training artists in the “BuildaBridge Classroom℠” a trauma-informed, hope-infused, child-centered replicable model for working with at-risk youth in out-of-school-time hours.  We envision a world where all children are resilient, experience self‐efficacy, and have a vision for their future. BuildaBridge dedicates its resources to building the capacity of creative adults and local communities to fulfill this vision.

To Apply

If interested in this position, please email your resume and cover letter to Danielle Dembrosky Bossert, Board Secretary, ddembro@buildabridge.org by September 6, 2017.

Filed under: Executive Level by Margie DuBrow

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