Boys Hope Girls Hope of Pittsburgh
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Pittsburgh selects young people in need with grit, determination and motivation.  We work with them from their critical adolescent years all the way through college and into the launch of their careers.  Our live-in residential program model helps surround them with a nurturing, high-expectations environment where they receive the resources, skills and encouragement to achieve their goals and dreams.


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

About Us

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. With locations spread across the United States, Guatemala, and Mexico, Boys Hope Girls Hope casts a wide net in order to make as large of an impact on closing these gaps as possible.

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


Deadline: February 1, 2023
Status: Regular Full-Time
Type: Executive
Location: Pittsburgh
Travel: Minimal

Job Description

The Pittsburgh affiliate is seeking an Executive Director to lead its team of dedicated professionals and secure programming goals of scholars and families. The full job description can be found on the Boys Hope Girls Hope Career page by clicking “Apply” below.

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Key Responsibilities

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 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, 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


  • Supervise the Program Director, including regular performance evaluations, to ensure that the program is run in accordance with the Boys Hope Girls Hope program model and established policy and in compliance with local licensing standards and regulations.
  • Collaborate closely with Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters on program enhancements for greater impact and efficiency
  • Support the regular tracking, reporting, and evaluation of scholar outputs and outcomes.


  • Responsible for the hiring and supervision of the Director of Development position.
  • Ensure that development initiatives are properly carried out including but not limited to:
    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with a wide variety of constituents including major individual donors, Evening of Hope captains, volunteers, foundations, and corporations
    • Planning all Evening of Hope events and signature event: managing event through full execution and follow-up, including managing planning meetings, soliciting participants and sponsors, setting up and breaking down event, auctions, etc.
    • Oversee office functions including data management, receipt and acknowledgement of donors, supervision of printed materials.
    • Research foundations to approach for grant proposals; write and submit proposals; comply with all reporting requirements.
    • Maintain monthly solicitation/reporting calendar to assure proper follow-up on corporate and foundation gifts.
    • Assist in development of marketing materials, including newsletters, brochures, presentations, and other materials required for general or specific fundraising programs.
    • Maintain and update agency’s website
    • Update and maintain all social media vehicles

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 including 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

Key Characteristics

Required competencies for success include a combination of resilience, flexibility, the recruitment, engagement, and development of team members, community cultivation of partnerships, board engagement, building effective relationships, and creating a culture and vision that motivates others.


A combination of education and experience required for this position include:
  • A bachelor’s degree (required) or a master’s degree (preferred).
  • Relevant experience, leadership skills, and fundraising expertise 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 environment while ensuring a high level of performance
  • Passion and integrity necessary to inspire and steward partnerships with Trustees, philanthropists, team members, and scholars.
  • Strong personal work ethic, collaborative, and results oriented.

Benefits & Applying

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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.
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The Boys Hope Girls Hope Network is constantly growing with team members, including paid employees and long-term volunteers, working together to serve an ever-increasing population of young people across the United States, Guatemala, and Mexico. With your enthusiasm to join us, our potential for an even wider reach is limited to nothing!