Position Opening: Executive Director | New York

Position Opening: Executive Director | New York

To nurture and guide motivated young people in need
to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.


Deadline: July 30, 2021
Status: Full-time
Type: Executive
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Travel: Occasional, less than 25%

Boys Hope Girls Hope addresses the achievement and workforce development gaps by acting as a bridge to opportunity. Founded in 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri, Boys Hope Girls Hope has helped scholars succeed in school and in life for more than 40 years. We partner with families that face significant social and environmental barriers which impede a child’s ability to realize his or her potential.

Boys Hope Girls Hope creates a strong community around the young people we serve. That’s why it is vital that our Network has dynamic team members with the knowledge, skills, and character to advance the mission and role model what success looks like for our scholars.


Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York serves youth from 9th grade through college graduation from all over the New York City Metro Area, mainly within the five boroughs.  Young people are selected because they have inspiring grit, motivation, capacity, and promise, and need access to the education and skills that will give them a chance to thrive in life and make a difference in their communities. Our programs are guided by a long-term commitment to and a deep investment in our scholars.

Executive Director

The Executive Director provides overall leadership of the organization and is responsible for aligning activities and the team with the strategic vision established by the board and Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters. This leader will have primary responsibility for (and spend) the majority of his or her time in advancement and fundraising activities to build a solid and engaged donor base. As the primary face of the organization to the public and donor community, the Executive Director is focused on expanding the network of supporters, partners and friends of the mission. Other key responsibilities will include Board relations, marketing, finance, and administration. The Executive Director will work closely with Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters and must at all times support the mission and values of the organization; acting in accordance with the highest ethical and professional standards.


The position requires a passion for our mission, proven ability to raise funds for a program, communicate effectively, work with diverse groups of people, manage team members and volunteers, and coordinate multiple responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have experience in development, and engagement regarding board relations, familiarity with youth programs, knowledge of the local charitable community, and a track record of effective management and program organization.


This is an executive position requiring supervision of the New York affiliate team, excellent written and verbal communication, and occasional travel in the US.


Core responsibilities include:

Resource Management
  • Responsible for the proper stewardship of agency resources including development and oversight of the operational budget and maintenance of all agency resources
  • Formulates annual budget with Treasurer for approval by the Board of Directors, approves expenditures, and monitors expenses and income to maintain operations within all budget categories
  • Implements Board and Boys Hope Girls Hope policies for the affiliate, as well as practices for internal fiscal control and adherence to all accounting, record keeping, budget, audit, investment and reporting procedures and requirements
  • Responsible for effectively working with the Board of Directors and Development Committee to:
    • Develop and implement an income plan for necessary operational, capital, and endowment funds,
    • Motivate volunteers to participate in all fundraising efforts,
    • Utilize those volunteers for various campaigns and,
    • Ensure effective communications between the Executive Director’s office and the volunteers
  • With the Board of Directors and Development Committee, initiate, lead, organize, support and evaluate all capital, operational, and endowment fund-raising efforts including special events and all solicitations
  • Responsible for affiliates compliance with regulations and standards for Federal 501(c)3 and state tax-exempt status and with state fundraising regulations
  • Provide the Board with all materials and information necessary to carry out their governance, planning, and fundraising responsibilities, especially with regard to practice and policy including the Boys Hope Girls Hope Policy Manual, Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, and Affiliation Agreement
  • Facilitate regular and effective Board and Board Committee meetings by ensuring that meeting agenda, materials for discussion, and meeting location are set and communicated in timely fashion, and that accurate minutes are kept and distributed
  • Ensure active committees meet regularly and work toward defined goals
  • Maintain a strong relationship with Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters and adhere to network-wide requirements, standards, and best practices
  • Oversee the Program Director, including regular performance evaluations, to ensure that the program is run in accordance with Boys Hope Girls Hope policies and in compliance with local licensing standards and regulations.
  • Closely collaborate with Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters on program enhancements for greater impact and efficiency
Public Relations
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining, and communicating a consistent public image in print, digital and email communications and in social media channels
  • Creates and implements marketing plans that generate enthusiasm for targeting donors, referral sources, and the general public (this includes newsletters, brochures, website, news releases, and informational mailings)
  • Responsible for representing the program in person or by selecting appropriate volunteer or employee representative
  • Supervises and evaluates the performance of all office and administrative functions
  • Ensures that all team members (employees, volunteers and/or consultants) are properly screened, oriented, and supervised
  • Ensures that the affiliate participates fully in the Boys Hope Girls Hope Performance Management Tool and process, including the tracking, monitoring, analysis, and planning for continuous quality improvement
  • Maintains a productive relationship with Network Headquarters by participating actively in the life of the Network through affiliate calls, committee work, and leadership gatherings, as appropriate
The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Stature, leadership, and fundraising skills to work effectively with the Board of Trustees, BHGH Network leadership, team, network of donors, and scholars.
  • Demonstrated track record of providing strategic direction, leadership, and daily management.
  • Track record of successful solicitation and closure of major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Visionary, strategic, and collaborative fundraising leadership with a track record of creating and implementing effective fundraising initiatives, resulting in significant annual, capital, and endowment revenue growth and improved operations.
  • Evidence of driving fundraising efforts through cultivating key donor/foundation relationships and overseeing grant writing
  • Collaborative, flexible leadership and teambuilding style.
  • Experience in successfully cultivating a strong cohesive team enviornment while ensuring a high level of performance
  • Passion and integrity necessary to inspire and steward partnerships with Trustees, philanthropists, team members, and the scholars.
  • Strong personal work ethic, collaborative, and results oriented.
  • Commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and excellence, seasoned with a sense of humor and perspective.

Boys Hope Girls Hope offers a competitive compensation package and an exciting, fast-paced work environment for the passionate executive who brings a commitment to the mission and the internal drive to be successful including:

  • Group Medical and Dental Coverage (Employee/Family)
  • Vision Benefits (Employee/Family)
  • Group and Voluntary Life Insurance and AD&D
  • 401K Retirement plan with a match
  • Continuing Education Benefits
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Ongoing training opportunities and work with a strong team
  • Relocation assistance will be considered for out-of-state candidates that meet all qualifications for this position.

The borough of Brooklyn in located on Long Island. There are several exciting historical landmarks such as Washington Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, several museums, restaurants and much, much, more!  Click here for detailed information the work community of this affiliate.


All interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to:


Boys Hope Girls Hope is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for any position applied for without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, age, disability, military service, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Federal, state, or local law.  Learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The Boys Hope Girls Hope Network includes more than 250 team members,
including paid employees and long-term volunteers, working together to serve 1,200 young people
in 14 cities across the United States, Guatemala and Mexico.