Silver Lining Mentoring
Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)
Primary domain: Youth Development
Postal code: 02111
Country: United States
$1M - $3M
Our mission is to empower youth in foster care to thrive through committed mentoring relationships and the development of essential life skills.
Please view the complete position description on the Positively Partners or Silver Lining Mentoring websites.
We’re seeking an innovative, culturally-responsive and seasoned organizational leader to lead Silver Lining Mentoring to empower more youth in foster care to thrive through committed mentoring relationships and the development of essential life skills.
At Silver Lining Mentoring, we believe that we thrive when we matter and that every young person deserves one consistent caring adult in their lives. Our goal is to create and foster an inclusive workplace where all people are valued.
As we prepare for our next stage of growth, we seek an Executive Director with strategic acumen, exceptional team management skills, and a collaborative and strengths-based approach to lead the organization in our next stage of growth to connect more young people impacted by foster care with high quality mentoring experiences. An ideal candidate is a results-driven leader with demonstrated competence for guiding and managing an organization of similar focus, size, complexity and trajectory.
You will steward a path for programmatic and operational growth towards a goal of serving 500 young people in mentoring across Greater Boston by 2025, doubling the current number of youth in one-to-one mentoring relationships.
Major functions & Responsibilities
Organizational Leadership and Program Stewardship
Work closely with the staff, Board and key stakeholders to align outcomes with strategic goals
Support and foster a culture that embraces teamwork, transparency, seamless communication and mentorship for staff
Collaborate with SLM institute’s CEO, Board and SLM’s leadership team to drive the organization’s economic model and sustainability strategies
Promote ongoing success of core services through ensuring commitment to mentoring at the center of SLM’s work, including using data to drive decisions and fostering a spirit of continuous improvement
Fundraising and Partnership Development
Cultivate and steward critical relationships to reach organizational scale and sustainability goals
Execute ambitious but achievable annual and long-term plans for revenue generation and partnership creation
Effectively engage the Board of Directors to provide ongoing support and engagement in the areas of community partnerships and resource development
Advocacy and External Affairs
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.
The Executive Director will be a strategic and dedicated champion of SLM. Energetic and enterprising, successful candidates will demonstrate deeply held respect and understanding of the power of mentoring, even if their primary professional background is in another field.
15+ years of development and management experience gained in high-growth organizations
Ability to build sustainable and productive partnerships with nonprofits, businesses, academic institutions, child welfare agencies, and city and state government. Comfortable and capable of speaking to these constituents and other stakeholders about the power and potential of the Silver Lining Mentoring model.
Ability to compel others to action as a key storyteller of our path to impact, priorities for growth and ongoing contributions to the communities and young people we serve
Self-motivated and inspirational problem solver with demonstrated ability to coach, manage, and develop high performing, diverse teams to achieve strategic objectives
Silver Lining Mentoring offers a strengths-based collaborative staff team, flexible work environment, accessible office location in downtown Boston, and excellent benefit package with generous vacation. Salary commensurate with experience. Silver Lining is able to provide a relocation stipend if applicable.
Commensurate with Experience
Posting Expiration Date:
How to Apply:
Please submit an updated resume and thoughtful cover letter at: https://bit.ly/2WrSOhq
Posted By: Positively Partners
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