Executive Director (GOTRN)

About Girls on the Run of NOVA

At Girls on the Run we envision a world where every girl knows she has the ultimate power to be her best. Using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running, we teach the life skills our girls need to step into the world as strong, confident, healthy women prepared for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Our 10-week, 20 session program is offered before or after school at over 150 school and community sites across the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun Counties and the cities of Falls Church, Manassas, Manassas Park and Alexandria reaching nearly 5,000 girls every year, and growing. Led by 750 volunteer coaches, Girls on the Run builds social emotional skills in girls in 3-5th grade, while our Heart & Sole program engages girls in 6-8th grade. Each age appropriate program integrates training for the Girls on the Run 5k as a way of practicing achievement.
At Girls on the Run, we believe the promise of the program should be available to every girl who needs it and to any girl who wants it. Our commitment to serving all girls means that a third of our program sites are in communities with the fewest resources, and nearly 50% of our girls receive some sort of financial assistance or fee subsidy to participate in the program. Over the next five years, Girls on the Run of NOVA will significantly increase our saturation in Loudoun and Prince William Counties, doubling the number of participants eligible for financial aid, all while sustaining impact in our anchoring communities.
This position is an opportunity for an experienced leader to help drive transformative growth at a critical moment for a growing organization. The Executive Director will execute a strategy for an ambitious organizational growth agenda, doubling the contributed income expectations over the next four years to over $800,000 annually, starting from a $1.2 million budget, a team of 8, and a Board of 15. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of the nonprofit landscape in Northern Virginia and the unique needs of our five-county service area.

Position Description

The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of organizing and operating Girls on the Run of NOVA including its strategic planning, financial operations, revenue generation, administration, and personnel management.  These responsibilities include:
Strategic Partnerships and Fundraising

  • Acting as an ambassador to represent the Girls on the Run of NOVA vision, mission, programs and services to public and private organizations and the general public
  • Oversee and work in partnership with the Director of Development on an annual fundraising plan that includes individual giving, corporate sponsorship, grant cultivation, and special events
  • Leading efforts to ensure organizational sustainability and developing new strategies for partnerships that will enhance the profile of the organization
  • Overseeing planning and implementation of a diversified revenue stream to meet financial goals; including identifying resource requirements and ensuring necessary funding
  • Identifying, cultivating, and stewarding sponsors, partners, foundations, and other sources of contributed income

Program Oversight

  • Oversight of the implementation of the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan to increase the rate of financial aid, increase saturation of Loudoun and Prince William Counties, and support a slow-growth trajectory in our anchor communities
  • Planning for the direction and structure of the organization, including program quality and growth, marketing and communications, financial goals, and community outreach
  • Working with Board of Directors and staff to develop strategic goal-setting, planning, and policy development
  • Serve as primary liaison to Girls on the Run International and other Girls on the Run councils, and attending key national or regional events of Girls on the Run International, as appropriate, to learn about new programs, policies and procedures

Finance & Administration

  • Support the development of the annual budget and oversee the review and approval process with Board of Directors, managing the organization’s resources within approved budget guidelines
  • Developing and implementing infrastructure and administration that support effective program delivery, capacity building, and organizational sustainability
  • Reviewing, updating, and maintaining sound financial policies and practices
  • Oversee fulfillment of all contractual obligations for Girls on the Run International and the GOTR of NOVA council, including office rent, insurance, and vendor and sponsor agreements

Team Leadership

  • Maintaining a climate and culture that attracts, develops and motivates a diverse staff of high performing staff that reflect the Girls on the Run core values
  • Responsibility for recruitment, management, and retention of staff and volunteers
  • Ensuring that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place
  • Encouraging the professional development and education of staff and volunteers
  • Evaluation and implementation of employee benefit policies

Required Qualifications

  • BA or BS degree in a related field
  • Minimum of five years of leadership and organizational management experience
  • Passion for Girls on the Run’s mission and the ability to comprehend and effectively communicate issues surrounding empowerment, self-esteem, body image and whole-person health
  • Demonstrated ability to build and lead high performing and cohesive teams, including a board of directors
  • Ability to develop and execute a successful fundraising plan, including cultivating and stewarding strategic partnerships
  • Outstanding communication skills in multiple environments and with a range of audiences (internal and external)
  • Strategic planning and implementation experience
  • Demonstrated experience setting and managing budgets and financial forecasting
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and make efficient decisions
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Experience with youth development or women & girls empowerment programs preferred
  • Connections to the local community, specifically in Loudon and/or Prince William county preferred

To Apply

To apply please go to https://leaderfit.catsone.com/careers/20424-General/jobs/12950833-Executive-Director-Girls-on-the-Run-of-Northern-Virginia

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