Executive Director


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:


$0 - $1M



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:

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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

• Develops messaging that conveys the organization’s mission in partnership with full Board and
• Provides inspirational thought-leadership to gather corporate, non-profit, and individual
• 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.

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

• 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.


• Develops, nurtures, and sustains strong working relationship with Board members, creates
Board meeting agenda, and ensures Board members have necessary information and meeting
• 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


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


Not Specified


Less than $60k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

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


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