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2 Nov 2020

Full-Time Executive Director

The Attic Youth Center – Posted by kevinchasesearch Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

The Attic Youth Center is a nationally recognized, multi-service youth organization, and one of the largest community centers in the U.S. committed exclusively to serving LGBTQ youth and allies. The Attic’s youth programming focuses on assisting youth and young adults to develop essential life skills in the areas of job readiness, educational enrichment, leadership, arts and culture, and health and wellness. Services include HIV prevention, support groups, and case management. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, The Attic Youth Center is governed by a nine-person Board of Directors and operates with a $1.6 million annual budget and 22 staff.

The Executive Director will provide strategic leadership to advance the agency’s vision, mission, goals, and objectives. Reporting to a nine-member Board of Directors, comprised of prominent Philadelphia business and community leaders, the Executive Director is responsible for all agency programs, operations, and fiscal oversight. They will lead by example and set clear strategies and performance expectations developed in collaboration with the staff and board. The Executive Director is the primary representative of the agency and is directly responsible for engaging stakeholders and securing funds to enhance its services and ensure its financial health. The Executive Director supervises a five-person leadership team responsible for programs, development, finance, and operations.

The Attic Youth Center is seeking an entrepreneurial executive with fundraising and social services experience. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of LGBTQ youth and proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A minimum of 10 years’ progressive management and organizational leadership experience in a social services agency. Prior experience as a CEO or Executive Director is strongly preferred;
  • A dedication to and understanding of systemic oppression particularly as it relates to gender, sexual orientation, race, and adultism;
  • Experience delivering programs and counseling services to youth, ideally LGBTQ youth;
  • Demonstrable success leading and scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and a firm commitment to data-driven program evaluation;
  • An understanding of case management services, ideally case management for homeless youth;
  • A track-record of success developing donor relationships and generating new revenue streams;
  • In-depth knowledge of nonprofit management and board governance best practices;
  • Prior experience developing and implementing strategic plans;
  • An undergraduate degree in a related field is desired, a graduate degree is preferred;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is essential.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

Job expires in 16 days.

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