Executive Director

MEDIAGIRLS

Posted: 6/25/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: CEO/ED/President

Primary domain: Education

City: Boston

Postal code: 02021

State: Massachusetts

Country: United States

Organization Information:

Budget:

$0 - $1M

Website:

mediagirls.org

Mission statement:

MEDIAGIRLS teaches girls and young women to harness the power of media for positive change. Participants transform social media from a space known for breeding insecurity, to one where they express their authentic selves, challenge sexist media, and speak up for what they believe in. ​Media, not girls, needs a makeover. 

Position Details:

Job Description:

POLICY AND PLANNING
• Commits to and carries out the missions, vision, and strategic goals of the MEDIAGIRLS organization
• Ensures missions impact, organizational growth and sustainability
• Provides administrative support for Board policy making
• Engages the Board in planning and implementing the strategic plan
• Monitors the quality and effectiveness of individual programs, designs future revenue
generating opportunities, providing the Board with data and information needed to evaluate
program effectiveness, impact, and outcomes


PROGRAMMING
• Leads content and curriculum design of all MEDIAGIRLS programming
• Ensures all content and programming are legally protected and of the highest quality
• Seeks opportunities to enhance the breath, depth, and reach of content and learning
experiences for all stakeholders and audiences


BUDGET AND FINANCES
• Manages fiscal stewardship with the Board
• Prepares and proposes budget to the Board
• Forecasts budget health and sustainability each month
• Manages programs according to Board-adopted financial policies and budget guidelines


FUNDRAISING AND DEVELOPMENT
• Develops fundraising plan and coordinates overall fundraising efforts
• Ensures staff support for fundraising
• Updates the Board on development efforts
• Solicits contributions from outside donors and builds a culture of stewardship among
stakeholders

• Engages board members in fundraising activities when applicable

• Evaluates effectiveness of fundraising strategies
• Leads the grant application process – seeking grant opportunities, writing grants with
professionalism and creativity, and delivering presentations


STAFF OVERSIGHT, COMPENSATION, AND EVALUATION
• Provides general leadership and oversight of team to ensure strong and effective staff resources
• Oversees and evaluates all staff, full time and contracted
• Sets staff salaries with budget constraints
• Provides coaching and leadership to ensure individual growth


PUBLIC RELATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS, AND COMMUNICATIONS
• Develops messaging that conveys the organization’s mission in partnership with full Board and
staff
• Provides inspirational thought-leadership to gather corporate, non-profit, and individual
partnerships
• Actively seeks and builds opportunities for corporate sponsorships
• Nurtures and maintains all partnerships thought active outreach and follow through.
• Serves as public face and official spokesperson for the organization.
• Coordinates and leads public relations, all events, communication, and public advocacy efforts
• Leads, coordinates, writes thought-leadership pieces that engage the community, donors, and
corporate partners.


MARKETING AND ADMINISTRATION
• Leads and maintains the MEDIAGIRLS brand
• Ensures that the website and all MEDIAGIRLS resources and materials are up-to-date and on
brand.

• Develops, delivers, writes, approves content for website, podcasts, blogs, and other thought-
leadership pieces on a regular basis.

• In close partnership with the team, ensures all operations and programming are running as
efficiently and effectively as possible.

 

BOARD LEADERSHIP
• Develops, nurtures, and sustains strong working relationship with Board members, creates
Board meeting agenda, and ensures Board members have necessary information and meeting
materials
• Attends and leads most Board meetings, except specific executive sessions
• Develops and reviews committee structure and individual committees to ensure alignment with mission and strategic goals
• Identifies committee members and sits on appropriate committee meetings as a non-voting member
• Ensures all committees have staff and materials support and resources
• Identify skills, expertise, and attributes needed for the Board
• Shares identification of new Board members with the Board and leads the new Board member orientation
• Engages Board members regularly in the work of the organization
• Evaluates Board development opportunities in collaboration with the Board Chair and Governance Committee


Qualifications:

The MEDIAGIRLS Executive Director drives and sustains the healthy growth of the organization by developing and delivering innovative programs, providing thought-leadership, and inspiring a social media movement.


The MEDIAGIRLS Executive Director must exhibit the following behaviors:

● Inspirational and Motivational Executive Presence

● Bold and Visionary Leadership

● Entrepreneurial and Practical Resourcefulness

● Drive and Strong Intrinsic Motivation

● Agility, Flexibility, and Comfort with Change

● Passion for Advocacy and Compassion For Others


The MEDIAGIRLS Executive Director must have the following expertise and experiences:

● Experience in Non-Profit Leadership in Fast Paced and Growing Environments

● Strategic and Financial Acumen (in all aspects of budgeting)

● Fundraising, Development, and Marketing Acumen

● Comfort with Harvesting and Nurturing Donor Relations and Stewardship

● Expertise in Educational Programming and Diversity and Inclusion

● Experience Making Effective and Inspirational Presentations

● Media Literacy Required

Benefits:

Not Specified

Salary:

Less than $60k

Posting Expiration Date:

8/24/2020

How to Apply:

Please email resumes and cover letters to board chair, Gina Coletti, at [email protected] 


 

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