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Executive Director

Arlington, VA, USA | Bridgespan Group

  • Industry:
    Management Consulting
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
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Job Description:
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The Executive Director acts as the principal officer of organization and is responsible for the overall

administration, financial management, and day-to-day activities of the organization. The Executive

Director will report to the Board of Directors and work with the Board to establish the organization’s


Responsibilities include

• Evaluate and administer organization’s program services.

• Prepare and recommend annual plans and operating budgets to the Board for approval.

Assure adherence to these plans, maintaining all organizational records, and provide the

Board with periodic management reports, operating statements, and cost and program


• Manage organization’s administrative office including supervising personnel and providing benefit

and payroll administration.

• Coordinate all communication functions including responding to organization members, media and

other inquiries, and writing annual reports, newsletters, and member bulletins.

• Implement place making and event strategies to ensure adherence to profitability and

community building objectives.

• Lead organization’s advocacy efforts for the continued economic development and vitality of the

Columbia Pike corridor including support for needed infrastructure and services to support

expected growth.

• Support the implementation of County’s adopted initiatives and polices for Columbia Pike

including the existing Form Based Code (Commercial and Neighborhoods).

• Improve and expand relationships with individual, corporate, community, government, and

other partners to carry out organizational mission and objectives.

• Act as staff to the Board and its committees and serve as the Board’s liaison to community and

civic groups, government and elected officials.


The ideal candidate will be a highly energetic, creative self-starter with a proven track record of

leading institutional membership growth, community building, place-making, event management, and

bottom line management experience, a working knowledge of standard administrative and accounting

practices, and strong verbal and written communications skills are required.

Experience in 501(c) 3 non profit management and board governance required.

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