The Executive Director of Girls on the Run® (GOTR) Portland Metro must possess a passion for and commitment to improving the lives and opportunities of girls in third through eighth grades. Our important mission is accomplished by providing girls the tools to make positive choices for a healthy body and mind, while reducing the many risks they face today.
Reports to: The Portland Metro Girls on the Run Board of Directors
FLSA Status: Exempt
Staff Overview: The current GOTR staff consists of one full-time Program Director, one full-time Program Manager, and interns.
Work Environment: GOTR Portland has a three-member staff that work closely together in a small office. Our work environment is one of a grassroots nonprofit. All employees, board members, and volunteers must be willing to pick up any task, big or small, if needed.
Position Summary: The Executive Director is responsible for the overall implementation of the GOTR mission. The job responsibilities include developing and implementing the overall strategy and vision for the GOTR program, and managing all organizational and operational aspects of GOTR including its administration, financial operations, revenue generation, community and foundation grants, program development and activities, personnel management, and strategic planning.
Principle Responsibilities: This job description reflects essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
- Oversee the Portland Metro Council to ensure the program meets the needs of participants, volunteers and the community with an emphasis on diversity and inclusivity
- Closely manage income and expenses to ensure financial stability and fiscal year goals are achieved while monitoring the annual council approved budget and updating the forecast as necessary
- Attract, develop, retain, and evaluate staff ensuring that the program is effectively implemented according to Girls on the Run International (GOTRI) guidelines at all sites, including determining appropriate roles and responsibilities and setting individual and group objectives
- Develop and foster a strong and open dialogue with the Board of Directors and GOTRI
- Adhere to all GOTRI council obligations and membership agreement, including program and reporting compliance requirements
- Ensure that the organization is in compliance with all laws and guidelines governing nonprofit organizations
- Cultivate relationships with the local community partners and media outlets
Partnerships & Fund Development:
- Develop and implement fundraising plan that includes, but is not limited to, individual gifts, corporate sponsorships, grants, and special events to ensure that the fundraising goals are achieved with input from staff and the Board of Directors
- Develop diverse funding streams and long-term plans to best support the mission and goals of the organization
- Develop community relationships to cultivate donors and volunteers to ensure council income and site goals are achieved
- Develop collaborative projects/partnerships with other community providers that are well-aligned with the mission of GOTR
- Develops content for the donor newsletter and other fundraising collateral
- Oversee management of special events
Program Development and Strategic Planning:
- Create and implement strategic plan to promote feasible program growth and ensure adequate resource availability, while maintaining financial stability, with input from staff and the Board of Directors. The ED is the primary driver on the strategic planning process and progress.
- Develop a comprehensive program evaluation strategy to ensure progress toward achievement of organizational goals
- Ensure progress toward program goals and objectives, providing data necessary to support development efforts and provide transparency to the board of directors and funders on program performance
- Develop marketing and awareness plans that raise the visibility of understanding GOTR in Washington, Clackamas, Clark and Multnomah counties, with input from staff and the Board of Directors
- Implement GOTRI strategic plan at the local level In conjunction with Program Director, develop growth strategies for the council, including geographic and program expansion
- Serve as staff liaison to the Board of Directors and work closely with the Board Chair
Budget & Financial Management:
- Work with the Treasurer to develop and manage the annual budget
- Work with the Treasurer to ensure optimal financial performance of the council
- Develop and manage the annual budget with input from the Board of Directors
- Review monthly analysis of financial activities (income and expense) to monitor variances from the Board of Directors approved budget, discern trends, identify areas of improvement, and address problems
- Develop relationship with third party accounting service to ensure proper recordkeeping and adequate management reports are provided
- Partner with the Treasurer to develop, implement, and monitor internal controls
- Serve as a role model and act as ambassador to represent the GOTR mission while exhibiting GOTR core values
- Serve as a model for a work environment that is inclusive, joyful, and accountable, leading to strong staff morale and retention
- Cultivate relationships with coaches, donors, parents, participants, sponsors, volunteers, staff, community and members of the Board of Directors
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be comfortable engaging in both strategic activities as well as taking a hands-on role with regard to program execution and administrative responsibilities.
- BA or BS Degree Minimum 5 years executive leadership experience in the for-profit or nonprofit sector, including leading an organization of comparable size and complexity to GOTR
- Demonstrated multi-year track record of fundraising success (which may include a mix of individuals, corporations, foundations and government)
- Experience managing a major fundraising program
- Demonstrated ability to build and implement a strategic plan A strategic leader with strong critical thinking and analytical skills, along with creative problem-solving, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Demonstrated experience setting and managing budgets and financial forecasting
- Experience developing and managing fee-based services
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in multiple environments with a range of audiences (internal and external)
- Strong attention to detail Passion for GOTR mission and the ability to comprehend and effectively communicate issues surrounding empowerment, self-esteem, body image, and whole-person health Intermediate-level skills in Microsoft Excel, including the ability to manage a complex budget with formulas and multiple sheet references
- Proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint Proficient in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
- Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
- Experience with GOTR (or similar youth or wellness programs) Experience working with a Board of Directors Experience with Quickbooks
- Connections to the local community
Working Conditions: Hours of work at the Girls on the Run Portland Metro Office located at the York Building (2337 NW York St. Portland, OR 97210). Occasional remote work is an option. The Executive Director may occasionally be required to lift boxes of supplies or materials and must be able to work irregular hours, frequently including nights and weekends.
Salary: $48,000–$60,000 with 10–15% bonus potential based on progress and completion of annually established goals (salary is dependant on experience)
To Apply: Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest and current resume for consideration. Please submit materials electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org.