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Executive Director

Washington, DC, USA | Non Profit Organization

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Business Development
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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The ED will lead NCFC's daily efforts to effect meaningful, lasting change in our participants, both in their academic careers as well as their lives. NCFC seeks a highly skilled and experienced leader to fill this exciting position—someone who is ready for a challenge and to make a long term commitment to serve our community. This position is an ideal opportunity for a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, experienced and strategic-minded individual to play a role in improving education across the District of Columbia.

Key Responsibilities


Develop annual budget and raise funds for overall program operation and capital improvements.

Serve as chief spokesperson for the institution and promote work of NCFC in the community.

Research and prepare proposals for fundraising.

Public Relations & Community Development

Represent and advocate on behalf of the organization in a variety of public and private venues.

Network with other relevant private organizations and city and federal agencies.

Program Development

Provide direction in steering the course of NCFC's philosophy, mission and vision and work with staff and board to implement and continually assess the mission, yearly strategic plan and long- range plan of the organization.

Provide leadership in establishing annual programmatic goals and financial objectives.

Provide direct supervision of Accountant.

Formulate, in consultation with the Board, and administer program policies.

Supervise administrative/teaching staff on the development and implementation of the educational programs.

Encourage parent participation in the program and the education of children through individual conferences and workshops.

Oversee and approve the purchase and use of office and educational equipment and supplies.

Develop and coordinate community resources and contacts that could assist or promote the program.

Administration & Financial Management

Oversee all administrative and property matters (taxes, corporate records and filings, etc.)

Monitor and manage the expenses of the organization.

Supervise the writing of all publications, reports, newsletters, annual reports, brochures, etc.

Coordinate with other entities in the New Community complex to enhance the overall service and benefit to the neighborhood.

Supervise and direct the Accountant to keep accurate financial records of the institution.

Staff Development

Supervise the hiring of staff.

Support & provide opportunities for staff development and training. • Organize and lead all-staff meetings.

Oversee recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers.

Manage annual staff evaluations.

Board Development

Facilitate interaction between staff and Board.

Work with President to enable the Board to fulfill its governance function.

Develop with Board a fundraising strategy for both short term and long term sustainability.

Provide regular and formal Board reports on program development, finances and other issues.

Attend committee meetings of the Board.


Passion and deep commitment to youth development, education, and advocacy.

5+ years of progressive work experience in education, community development, organizational management, finance, fundraising and accounting or related fields.

A track record of leading, motivating and developing a staff of 5 or more in diverse functions while serving as the head of the senior leadership team.

Program experience within a high functioning non-profit organization strongly preferred, or a successful track record in the private sector with a demonstrable commitment to education and serving low-income communities.

Proven track record achieving aggressive results, ability to establish meaningful metrics to drive data driven decisions, assign clear authority and accountability, direct initiatives while maintaining operating/fiscal effectiveness, and ensure clear expectations and accountability while monitoring results.

Ability to maintain composure while working under pressure and respond resourcefully to change and ambiguity.

Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills.

The ability to fit into a strong diverse organization with a highly skilled and committed staff, an existing vision and mission, and a culture of collaboration, teamwork, and excellence.

The mindset to be flexible and receptive to change and a willingness to take risks, make a long term commitment, and continually search for new and improved ways of doing things.

The capacity to work collaboratively and encourage and support the input and performance of others.

Must convey openness and a desire to learn and exude humility and self-awareness.

Passion for NCFC's mission.

The ability to relax, laugh, have fun, and not take oneself too seriously while enjoying the hard work that improves the lives of the people NCFC serves.

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