Executive Director

REPORTS TO: Board of Directors

MISSION:  Habitat for Humanity envisions a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity serves the majority of Westmoreland County and seeks to bring this ideal to the communities it serves. The Executive Director leads in this service and seeks to put the mission into action in Westmoreland County.

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. They will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans.


The Executive Director is a strong and visionary leader who works in partnership with the Board of Directors to develop goals and execute strategies that support Habitat’s mission.

Leadership & Management:

  • Maintain ultimate responsibility for programmatic excellence and a strong mission-centered service driven approach.
  • Ensure consistent, high quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Draft and maintain performance goals for all areas of CWHFH operations.
  • Draft and monitor an annual budget in conjunction with the board Treasurer and bookkeeper/accountant.
  • Actively engage and energize CWHFH staff, volunteers, board members, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Support the Board of Directors and various committees with timely and accurate information. Assist Board Chair in agenda setting, attend all required Board and committee meetings, and provide reports of all affiliate activities to the Board.
  • Uphold organizational values; cultivate an environment of ethics, respect, and integrity.

Fundraising & Communications:

  • Represent Habitat for Humanity’s mission in the community.
  • Oversee branding and marketing strategies. Utilize traditional and digital marketing and communications to support Habitat’s message and brand.
  • Provide community education about housing insecurity and related poverty issues in Westmoreland County.
  • Oversee fundraising relationships with foundations, business and individual donors. Cultivate relationships to maintain and grow the donor base.
  • Support the ReStore staff in communicating about the store and securing in-kind donations for thrift sale.


  • Work with the Board of Directors to develop annual and long-term strategic goals.
  • Develop action plans to communicate these goals to the staff and volunteers.
  • Maintain and grow community relationships to support the mission of Habitat for Humanity on a daily basis and as CWHFH operations grow in Westmoreland County.


Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity maintains a broad portfolio of activity to support its mission of affordable housing. In addition to traditional nonprofit administration the organization operates a retail thrift store, is engaged in residential construction, and originates and services mortgages for Habitat Partner Families. While it is not expected that a successful candidate be a technical expert in all of these areas, they will have to develop functional knowledge to enable informed decision making and to maintain legal compliance in order to:

Support ReStore management

  • Maintain state and federal compliance for mortgage origination, servicing and record keeping. Oversee and ensure compliance of CWHFH license to originate mortgages. Maintain professional development necessary for state and federal anti-money laundering, mortgage origination and Equal Opportunity Housing requirements.
  • Provide project management oversight to residential construction projects. Support employee skilled labor(s) bid/hire sub-contractors, and maintain ultimate authority for the project budget, OSHA compliance and building/zone code requirements.


Preferred minimum educational attainment: bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

Preferred minimum prior work experience: three years of successful leadership directing teams and meeting objectives ideally in a nonprofit or government setting.

Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Positive interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Sound decision making informed by accurate assessment of the business situation accounting for the range of acceptable risk/reward calculations
  • Ethical leadership animated by integrity, accountability and transparency
  • Ability to coach, train and develop employees and volunteers
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing
  • Willingness and ability to innovate
  • Initiative, attention to detail, and follow through
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to develop cooperative, mutually beneficial long-term relationships
  • Professional personal presence and readiness to address any size of audience


Work is generally performed within an office environment, however, supervision and oversight of a warehouse based retail store and active construction sites is necessary. Ability to lift 10lbs. A criminal background check and clean driving record will be required for employment.

Executive Director

Position Title: Community Foundation of Westmoreland County Executive Director
Reports to: The Pittsburgh Foundation President & CEO, with accountability to serve the CFWC Advisory Board
Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Position Summary:

The CFWC executive director is the leader of the Foundation and is charged with it accomplishing its mission of building better communities through grantmaking, leadership and donor development.

As an affiliate of The Pittsburgh Foundation (TPF), CFWC relies on TPF for staff support and back-office services. This allows the CFWC executive director to focus on responding to the needs of the community while having access to expert staff offered through Pittsburgh Foundation departments. A successful CFWC executive director will utilize Pittsburgh Foundation staff by pulling together dynamic and fluid teams to support the programs, projects and initiatives spearheaded by the executive director. The CFWC executive director is accountable for working with other departments at the Foundation to ensure an integrated, Foundation-wide approach to both cultivation and engagement efforts.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

TPF Affiliation

In 2010, CFWC merged with The Pittsburgh Foundation. This has allowed CFWC to grow its capacity while maintaining its local identity. The CFWC executive director will work with TPF’s Communications department to ensure that this identity is preserved and promoted. At the same time, the executive director must find ways to strengthen integration of CFWC into The Pittsburgh Foundation to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship. The responsibilities are as follows:

  • Collaborate with senior leaders from Program, Development and other Foundation sections to deepen and expand relationships internally and externally with other local foundations.
  • Develop CFWC staff by providing career development opportunities with appropriate training, encouragement, leadership and supervision.
  • Participate in The Pittsburgh Foundation’s all-staff meetings, special trainings, events and initiatives as assigned by the president and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation.
  • Participate as a member of TPF leadership team.
  • Consider how TPF initiatives and processes apply to CFWC and support or raise concerns as appropriate.
  • Leverage TPF initiatives and processes to benefit Westmoreland County (leadership initiatives, grant-making focus, fundraising techniques and protocols, finance and administrative processes, etc.).
  • Recognize differences and adapt accordingly when TPF initiatives and practices will not be suitable or pertinent to Westmoreland County communities.
  • Work closely with TPF Communications team to ensure CFWC messaging and its brand are accurate and that they are promoted effectively in brochures, newsletters, annual reports, news media and other relevant marketing materials.
  • Work on institutional and regional initiatives as assigned by the president and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

Community Leadership

CFWC plays an important role in the community by implementing a range of strategies to ensure positive impact. This includes developing and leading partnerships such as the WestCo Nonprofit Network, a coalition designed to provide networking, education and advocacy to that sector. Other strategy areas include serving as an honest broker, coalition builder and convener. When needed, the CFWC executive director works with The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Center for Philanthropy to assist in implementation of learning cohorts and community initiatives. Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and services that support the community, including nonprofit capacity building, volunteer engagement, broad community involvement through neutral convening and participation, and positioning the Foundation as broker of needs, ideas and resources in the community.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with community leaders across government, nonprofit, foundation, business, education, media and other sectors. (These relationships increase the Foundation’s range of influence and further our work in solving the region’s issues.)
  • Partner with The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Communications team to ensure executive director is successful as a thought leader. This includes speaking and writing about the region’s challenges, opportunities and solutions; publicizing areas in which the work of our collaborative teams has favorably impacted the region; and building public engagement in philanthropic investment and leadership initiatives.
  • Convene community participants in discussions on the region’s issues; attract or recruit experts, authorities or leaders to engage the community in understanding relevant data and research; facilitate discussions by soliciting diverse opinions and perspectives; and continuously demonstrating CFWC’s deep commitment to fostering a community that values and respects all its members including the most vulnerable.
  • Develop and implement a speaking schedule that covers professional and lay groups.
  • Lead the work of the WestCo Nonprofit network, including the development of educational workshops and cohorts, opportunities for networking and collaboration, advocacy efforts at the local and state levels, and identifying ways to increase the capacity of the sector.


In late 2019, the CFWC advisory board approved the foundations Comprehensive Community Investment Strategy, a commitment to supporting the most vulnerable in the region while revitalizing communities that lack investment. This work is done with an embedded philanthropy model, and partnerships with nonprofits and community leaders The responsibilities developed from the Investment Strategy Plan are:

  • Work with The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Program department and Grants Administration team to ensure best practices in grantmaking, organizational policies, increasing the CFWC’s capacity in Westmoreland and strengthening cohesion of its work.
  • Implement, evaluate and appropriately adjust CFWC’s Comprehensive Investment Strategy, the Foundation’s grant-making initiative to support vulnerable populations and communities.
  • Identify and establish relationships with nonprofit leaders and organizations important to the Foundation.
  • Identify the ever-changing needs in Westmoreland County communities and, when appropriate, share those finding with stakeholders through reports or public briefings.
  • Establish funding priorities and implement grant programs that are relevant, transparent and equitable.
  • Connect Field of Interest funds to grant opportunities that fall outside of the Foundation’s funding priorities.
  • Educate donors on the Foundation’s funding priorities and, whenever appropriate, establish ways for donors to participate.
  • Connect Foundation donors to organizations in need of funding.
  • Work with regional funders to increase grant-making budgets and find opportunities to develop partnerships for co-granting.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of past grant programs and adjust accordingly.


The Development and Donor Services staff assigned to Westmoreland County are managed by and report to The Pittsburgh Foundation’s vice president of Development and Donor Services. The executive director will work with staff (vice president of Development and Donor Services, development and donor services officer(s), etc.) to help shape the strategy of the development and donor services work in Westmoreland County. The Executive Director will be fully responsible for leading and implementing fundraising from private foundations and public entities. The responsibilities are as follows:

  • Work in partnership with The Pittsburgh Foundation’s vice president of Development and Donor Services to oversee the work of the development and donor services officers assigned to Westmoreland County to identify, cultivate and secure current and future gifts from individuals and their families, corporations and businesses, nonprofit organizations and civic and social organizations.
  • Aid Development staff in identifying and developing relationships with professional advisors (financial advisors, financial consultants, trust officers, estate attorneys, etc.) regarding charitable giving and services offered through the Foundation to assist with their clients’ charitable gifting.
  • Participate in the planning for Westmoreland County development and donor services strategies to increase new funds and planned gifts.
  • Work with staff to identify the best ways to engage the CFWC Advisory Board in actively participating in development efforts.
  • Assist, as needed, the Development and Donor Services staff in planning and implementing donor engagement activities.
  • Attend community events where donor and advisor networking opportunities exist.
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with key donors and potential donors.
  • Assist staff, when needed, to develop strategies to engage multi-generational donors.Lead and implement strategies to capitalize on ways to marshal resources into the community from private foundations and public entities, including developing relationships with private foundations to increase CFWC grant-making capabilities.
  • Work with corporations to attract Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program funds to increase support for local school districts.


The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Finance and Investment department provides back-end administrative support to CFWC. The CFWC executive director will work with the various department staff members to ensure that operations in Westmoreland County are running as smoothly as possible. The responsibilities are as follows:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the Foundation in the Greensburg, Westmoreland County office.
  • Coordinate the technology and other tools needed by staff to do their jobs efficiently with the TPF Finance and administrative teams.
  • Liaise with TPF on any contribution or grant-process improvements; resolve any escalations on contribution or grant-transaction issues.
  • Develop and monitor budgets and forecasts for expenses; reallocate resources as needed to achieve goals.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal legal requirements; ensure that any risk is appropriately managed.
  • Develop and manage an advisory board and appropriate committees to help establish direction and externally advocate for the organization.
  • Show personal enthusiasm to motivate staff and advisory board members to accomplish the Foundation’s goals.

Key Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s values of Accountability, Collaboration, Community, Racial Justice and Trust.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to be an effective public speaker; ability to establish effective relationships with donors, professional advisors, nonprofit leaders, elected officials, board members and staff members.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in handling highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to work independently and develop new business opportunities, take initiative and participate as an effective team member.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience with databases and office productivity software including Microsoft Office.
  • A passion for community involvement and philanthropy, an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of humor; acting at the highest level of personal and professional integrity and ethics.
  • Genuine interest in the Westmoreland County community and a dedication to promoting the foundation’s mission.
  • As a member of The Pittsburgh Foundation senior leadership team: support, cultivate, embody and promote the Foundation’s values internally and externally.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the nonprofit sector.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in nonprofit management or closely related function.
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations and communities.
  • Proven experience of working in a collaborative work environment and leading collaborative teams.
  • Significant multi-tiered staff management experience and the ability to develop, inspire and support a diverse and highly skilled team.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to jobs@pghfdn.org. Applications will be accepted until Jan 31.

No phone calls please.


About The Foundation:

Established in 1995, The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County (CFWC) encourages local residents to become philanthropists, provides grants that support a wide variety of charitable organizations, and serves as a community leader. The organization’s resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and a deep commitment to strengthening and celebrating the Westmoreland County community.

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County is an affiliate of The Pittsburgh Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest community philanthropies and the 15th largest of more than 750 community foundations across the United States. The Foundation’s 2,400 individual donor funds, along with resources from its supporting organizations and The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, has assets of about $1.3 billion. Grantmaking benefits a broad spectrum of community life within Pittsburgh and beyond with more than 2,000 grantees receiving funding annually. The Foundation typically awards grants of more than $40 million each year. Grantmaking from the Foundation’s discretionary funds leverages a broad range of resources and enables the Foundation to be an important change agent for the region.

Executive Director

The Organization

Manchester Youth Development Center’s mission is to nurture the development of children by meeting their academic, social, and emotional needs within a constructive, wholesome, and safe learning environment, which places value on making positive choices as a foundation for building a productive life.

Since its founding in 1968, Manchester Youth Development Center’s (MYDC) purpose has been to assist parents and caregivers with the total development of their children. MYDC assists each child in realizing his or her potential in an atmosphere that considers individual needs. Along with creating a place that is safe for children, MYDC provides a vehicle for parents to interact with teachers and other parents about relevant aspects of their children’s total development. With this support, young people can develop self-assurance in the four areas that are key to creating a happy, healthy, and successful life: sense of competence, sense of usefulness, sense of belonging, and sense of power.

MYDC’s three core programs promote the development of children who are healthy, safe, engaged in learning, supported by qualified and caring adults, and challenged by a well-balanced curriculum:

  • After School Program, K-5: MYDC’s after school program offers a research-based curriculum in math and reading, complemented by physical activities and enrichment programming to children from the surrounding communities. (Serves 150 children)
  • Camp C.H.O.I.C.E Summer Camp: The primary focus of MYDC’s 6-week summer program is for children to retain grade level in reading and math over the summer. As a complement to afterschool and Saturday programming, MYDC offers a full-day, camp-style program for youth. (Serves 150 children)
  • Training Wheels Childcare Center: Training Wheels is a private, multi-cultural nursery school serving children from 2.5 years to pre-kindergarten. While attending Training Wheels, children will develop in a child-centered environment that implements an innovative curriculum, using developmentally appropriate practices designed to enhance the total child. (Serves 33 children) 

Position Overview

Following the 15-year tenure of a successful Executive Director, the Board of Directors seeks a committed and charismatic leader with a calling to the mission and community served by MYDC. This experienced nonprofit executive will have a leadership approach centered on the needs of the city’s children and their families. Galvanized by both challenges and opportunities, the new Executive Director will continually seek to improve quality and services at MYDC while making deeper inroads in the greater Northside community and with current and potential philanthropic partners.

Managing 43 committed Staff and reporting to a 12-member Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic, fundraising, and operational responsibility for MYDC’s Board, Staff, programs, and budget of $1.3million.

In addition, the Executive Director is responsible for the following:

Leadership and General Management

  • Assures MYDC effectively achieves its mission through innovation, sustainability, and growth. This includes day-to-day operations, fundraising, fiscal management, and program development.
  • Maintains programming aspects that have made MYDC an esteemed organization, while aggressively pursuing opportunities to meet changing community needs and demands.
  • Creates and manages internal processes including human resources, financial management, and staff development.
  • Manages the staff through delegation, trust, and respect, creating a workplace that is professional and positive.
  • Ensures execution of the budgetary plans with a focus on managing costs and building long-term financial stability.
  • Actively engages and energizes MYDC’s volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations and funders.

Development and Community Relations

  • Builds partnerships with philanthropic foundations, community organizations, individual donors and political, corporate, and community leaders.
  • Aims to be increasingly active with aligned groups such as APOST and Remake Learning.
  • Embraces opportunities to promote the mission and programs of the organization.
  • Continuously identifies additional sources of funding (e.g. contracts, grants, and partnerships) that are aligned with the mission.
  • Deepens and refines all aspects of communications – from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger MYDC brand.
  • Strengthens the partnership with Manchester Academic Charter School (MACS) in order to offer best possible services to youth and families.

Board Relations

  • Manages budgeting processes, including creation of the annual budget and the consistent delivery of financial information to the Board through accurate reporting.
  • Develops, maintains, and supports a high-performing and engaged Board of Directors. Understands how to maximize the resources of the Board.
  • Works in tandem with respective Board Committees to develop and track metrics which monitor the performance of the organization with respect to the mission and key objectives.
  • Partners with Board leadership to develop, maintain, and execute the strategic plan for the future of the organization.

Performance Objectives

In the first six months, the Executive Director will be expected to continue and improve upon outstanding outcomes while successfully addressing and meeting the following:

  • Engage and develop trust with the constituents of MYDC, including Staff, Board, Parents, Community Members, Partners and Funders.
  • Evaluate the programs of MYDC, to ascertain financial sustainability and opportunities for increased impact and growth.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The Executive Director will lead with an appreciation for the tremendous impact MYDC’s programs have for the local children and families it serves. All candidates should have proven nonprofit management experience and knowledge of the community served by the programs of MYDC. Demonstrated leadership, relationship management, and resource development are essential. A combination of the following attributes will be evaluated:

  • Educational background that is relevant to the position.
  • Senior leadership experience with a track record of effectively leading a nonprofit or comparable organization. This includes the management of Staff, a Board of Directors, and a budget.
  • A successful track record with creating and maintaining relationships with donors, funders, and community partners.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of nonprofit financials, including budgets, 990’s and audits.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programming and data-driven program evaluation.
  • A strategic thinker; someone who can align options and opportunity with the vision and values of the organization.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
  • Adept at building effective teams and motivating others to achieve more. Working style that is transparent, encouraging, and collaborative.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with strong public speaking ability.
  • Ethics beyond reproach.


This position offers a competitive salary in the $115,000 – $125,000 range with a traditional benefits package found with other nonprofit organizations of similar size, scope, and scale.

DEI Imperative

MYDC seeks to recruit candidates for employment that represent our diverse community in race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ability. Inclusive and equitable in our recruitment and retention practices, we are dedicated to uplifting diverse opinions and backgrounds in order to grow and evolve as a welcoming workplace for all. MYDC is an equal opportunity employer. 

How to Apply

Manchester Youth Development Center has retained Nonprofit Talent to assist with this important organizational change process. Specific questions related to the position may be emailed to Michelle Pagano Heck, President, at Michelle@NonprofitTalent.com. Applications are not accepted at this email address. Please direct all inquiries related to this position to Nonprofit Talent, and do not contact Manchester Youth Development Center.

Resume, position specific cover letter, and salary expectations may be uploaded here:


All materials due by 5PM on January 15, 2021

Executive Director

With the stellar reputation Parents in Toto Autism Resource Center has welcomed over the past 13 years, you might have just come across one of best opportunities to make a difference in the community. Parents in Toto impacts individuals living with autism and their families through our innovative and unique services and center. As we seek to expand the populations we serve while supporting the entire family, build capacity and receive more diversified funding revenues, Parents in Toto looks for an Executive Director to lead during this time of growth.

Our Executive Director will bring Toto into the next decade of possibilities by providing visionary leadership in developing and supporting programs, organizational needs, and financial planning. Our ED confidently encourages the Toto Team to excel through creative discussion of ongoing and newly developed programs, evaluating performance, successes, challenges and goals to ensure that all continue to feel respected and appreciated.

In this position, the ED possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills to share the Toto mission within the community, to secure fundraising opportunities and build complimentary networks. She or he will bring innovative and positive programming ideas to our existing structure to continue to reach modern needs. Knowledge and success to obtain grant and foundation funding is critical. The ED works closely with the Board of Directors and staff to carry out goals, seek growth and serve the community. By inviting active participation and ideas from our individuals and their families, staff, board members and the community at large, the ED promotes spirited collaboration to further Toto’s work.

Seeking out new opportunities to sustain the financial well-being of Toto through grant funding and pursing community and corporate fundraising is a key component of this position. The ED will ensure that funds are allocated, budgeted and applied to the areas needed to reach our goals.

Parents in Toto Executive Director is an action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, innovative and caring individual who will help our team continue to thrive so that Toto can serve more families in diverse ways. Candidates from all walks of life are welcome to apply. Toto appreciates and encourages unique skills. The Executive Director will also possess these experiences, accomplishments and skills:

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills including persuasive writing and grant writing experience.
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in the area of raising funds for non-profit organizations, through grants, events and/or contracts.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, health/human services or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Value-based leader of unquestionable integrity; relationship builder who treats every diverse individual with respect and dignity; and, consummate professional who will quickly gain the respect of all communities served.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to analyze and employ data to meet organizational needs.
    A team-oriented leader who will mediate discussions with the Board of Directors, staff and program participants to determine needs, successes and create strategic plans.

This is a full-time position. The salary range is $47,000-$52,000.

Executive Director

Executive Director,  Congregation Beth Shalom
Email:  ExecDirSearch@bethshalompgh.org
5915 Beacon Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Congregation Beth Shalom is a 600-family thriving Conservative synagogue located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s historic Squirrel Hill, a Jewishly dense neighborhood. Our Judaism is egalitarian and transformational. We welcome members of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Through daily religious services, holiday celebrations, Torah study, education for members of all ages, and lifecycle events, we strive to grow and enrich our lives as Jews in today’s world.

Our dynamic congregation is going through exciting changes. We are in the process of implementing a recently-approved strategic plan that will usher us into our second century of operation and position us to remain strong into the next. Our clergy is led by Rabbi Seth Adelson, and dedicated lay leaders offer time and talent to insure the community mirrors their vision of a center for Jewish life. We offer a myriad of programs in the areas of learning, mindfulness, justice, culture and Israel and welcome the Jewishly curious through these portals.

Our Executive Director (ED) will have overall responsibility for the functioning of the congregation and will provide key leadership and oversight in development, facilities, finance, membership, personnel, administration, and other key areas. Office, facilities, Early Learning Center, youth, and cemetery staff report to the ED, who, in turn, works closely with the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees to ensure the strategic direction and policies of the congregation are aligned with its mission. The ED reports to the President and works with the Board in establishing policies to guide our community.

We are looking for a strategically-minded delegator, a dedicated and motivated individual, who is interested in becoming an integral part of our community, embedding into the organization and building strong relationships. We want a partner who will speak up and share their expertise, as well as sit back and listen to ideas. We seek a team leader to grow with us and to serve as a compelling spokesperson for our kehillah. Our ED is flexible and visible, shows empathy, and is diplomatic and discreet. We look forward to meeting our successful candidate and welcoming that person into our hamish fold.

Major responsibilities are broken down into three general categories and include, but are not limited to:


  • Ensure the smooth, safe, secure, and efficient operation of the shul on a daily basis
  • In accordance to the strategic plan, evaluate and recommend a staffing structure with attendant responsibilities for each position
  • Evaluate, hire, and train staff reporting to the ED, and make sure any departures are within HR best practices
  • Institute succession planning for all staff positions via cross training and strategic hiring
  • Provide personnel oversight in all departments – currently Early Learning Center, Office, Controller, Cemetery, Youth, and Communications
  • Update our congregational master calendar and coordinate our events with the broader community calendar
  • Meet with prospective members and provide the appropriate onboarding materials and support, ensuring follow-up as needed
  • Assess dues reduction and dues collection
  • Assist Controller and and Finance Committee in developing a multi-year capital budget
  • Liaise with local first responders to continue a good working relationship
  • Assist with annual budget preparation and ensure goals are met throughout the year
  • Oversee and support all aspects of High Holiday planning
  • Report regularly to the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees


  • Assist in implementing our strategic plan, with the primary goal of moving towards more stable financial sustainability and re-establishing a culture of giving
  • Assess our development needs and recommend a means for implementation
  • Develop relationships with outside organizations, including foundations and elected officials
  • Develop strong relationships with and among congregants to assist membership and endowment growth
  • Coach, encourage, and train others in the organization, including volunteers, to aid in achieving goals

Facility Operation

  • Oversee tenant relations, including lease negotiation, building needs, service contracts, technology, security, etc.
  • Assess building needs in conjunction with maintenance staff to ensure safe and clean operations
  • Continually assess security needs and recommend updates as necessary in conjunction with community security professionals and contractors
  • In conjunction with community security professionals, provide information on  safety and security protocols
  • Oversee major projects


  • In the first 6 months, work with the Executive Committee to develop finance plans, including development and capital improvement planning
  • Supervise the previously started facade improvements investigation and, in conjunction, initiate a study into the broader reconfiguring of the sanctuary section of the building to meet current needs


  • Understand Judaism, Jewish life, rituals, traditions, religious observances and holidays, as well as Jewish communal organizations
  • Think strategically using high-level analytical and communications skills to convey messaging
  • Multitask and prioritize shifting needs
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, congregants and volunteers
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, writing, presentation, and listening skills
  • Demonstrate a track record of achieving development and fundraising goals
  • Create compelling materials and presentations and conversant with social media, web and paper platforms for distribution
  • Familiar with donor and congregational database programs or customer relationship management systems
  • Have a minimum of five years of experience serving as an executive director of a not-for-profit organization or equivalent experience
  • Be flexible in hours and schedule to accommodate evening and weekend meetings and events, including some Shabbat attendance


Our package includes a competitive salary, appropriate professional membership dues, paid vacation, and sick days, dependent upon relevant experience. From the package, an employee can partake in the group Jewish Communal Health Program and Joint Retirement Board using pre-tax dollars.

Chief Executive Officer

PRIMARY LOCATION: 211 N 13th Street Suite 303, Philadelphia, PA 19107
REPORTS TO: VCP Board of Directors
SUPERVISES: COO, Directors of Development, Operations, Education and SNAP-Ed Programs
STATUS: Full-Time, Exempt


Vetri Community Partnership (VCP) teaches hands-on culinary nutrition lessons with the goal of empowering children and families to lead healthier lives. We are a team of hardworking, fun-loving individuals motivated to share how easy and affordable it can be to make and eat vegetable-forward dishes at home. Working throughout the greater Philadelphia community, we hire dedicated team members who are excited to educate, learn from, and interact with participants of all ages.

The Chief Executive Officer is the key management leader of Vetri Community Partnership. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. General responsibilities to include:

  • Board Governance: Works with the Board to fulfill the organizational mission
    • Responsible for leading VCP in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission, as defined by the Board of Directors
    • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions
  • Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization
    • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of VCP, to include submission to the Board a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization
    • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintains the organization in a positive financial position
    • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support VCP’s mission
  • Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with Board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach
    • Responsible for overseeing the implementation of VCP’s programs, which carry out the organization’s mission
    • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that VCP can successfully fulfill its mission into the future
    • Responsible for the enhancement of VCP’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations
  • Organization Operations: Oversees and implements resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate
    • Responsible for the effective administration of VCP operations
    • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization

CEO must complete required clearances – PA State Police Criminal Background Check, Child Abuse Background Check, and FBI Fingerprinting


  • Planning and operation of the annual budget
  • Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and day-to-day operation of the nonprofit
  • Serving as VCP’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media, and the public
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with various organizations throughout the state and utilizing those relationships to strategically enhance VCP’s mission
  • Reporting to, and working closely with, the Board of Directors in policy decisions, fundraising, and increasing the overall visibility of the organization throughout the state
  • Supervising and collaborating with organization staff
  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • Overseeing organization of Board and committee meetings
  • Overseeing marketing and other communications efforts
  • Reviewing and approving contracts for services
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors


  • Ten or more years of senior nonprofit management experience
  • Transparent and high-integrity leadership
  • Hands-on financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Ability to convey a vision of VCP’s strategic plan to staff, board, volunteers and donors
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
  • Skills to motivate and collaborate with Board members and other volunteers
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • Strong public speaking ability


  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred


  • Negotiable by Board of Directors


Visit vetricommunity.org/about/careers/ to complete the online application. Please attach cover letter and resume as PDF or Word docs.


Vetri Community Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information visit vetricommunity.org.

Executive Director

DREAMS OF HOPE (DOH), founded in 2003, is Pittsburgh’s premier arts-focused organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and allied (LGBTQIA+) youth. Through the power of the arts, Dreams of Hope provides young people a welcoming environment to grow in confidence, express themselves, develop as leaders, and learn to make positive changes in their communities.


The Executive Director is responsible for the overall success of the organization and is empowered to make decisions on behalf of DOH, as appropriate.  The Executive Director is the face of DOH and the point person responsible for building and maintaining relationships with funders and like-minded organizations.  The Executive Director, along with the staff, collaborate on setting the vision. The Executive Director is responsible for securing funding and setting budgets to sustain a high performing, viable organization.


  • Works with the Board and staff to ensure DOH’s mission remains relevant to and focused on the needs of the LBGTQIA+ youth community.
  • Leads the development of broad-based foundation, government, and private funding streams to allow DOH to remain self-sufficient. Ensures that the organization’s fiscal integrity remains intact.
  • Establishes and monitor policies and operating procedures that ensure the organization is living up to its vision and meeting its strategic and operational goals.
  • Develops appropriate, timely information to reach sound policy decisions.
  • Leads all activities in the overall planning and execution of all fundraising campaigns: capital, donor, planned giving, and major gifts.
  • Diversifies and grows funding streams while maintaining relationships with current funders.
  • Develops and implements policies and strategies that further the mission and ensures that the organization has the financial resources necessary to meet the needs of the communities served.
  • Collaborates with the staff to develop meaningful working relations with the schools it serves and the LBGTQIA+ community to promote and execute the mission of DOH.
  • Develops strong partnerships that allow monitoring of developments in the community that may affect DOH’s youth and partners.
  • Collaborates with the Artistic and Education Program Directors to plan and coordinate volunteer activities and communications with participating youth, youth leaders, and community members committed to DOH’s mission.


  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years’ management experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in strategic and community planning, arts administration or education, fundraising, donor appeal solicitation preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in finance and budgeting; leadership; and working with a nonprofit Board of Directors.
  • Experience in a leadership position with an organization focused specifically on the LGBTQIA+ community strongly preferred.


  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in anti-racist work.
  • Coalition building skills, including the ability to motivate, negotiate, and persuade stakeholders into a course of action.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, to analyze and solve complex problems, and to exercise sound judgment.
  • A desire to continually learn and develop professionally while exhibiting respect for diverse viewpoints.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with diverse populations.
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, and public speaking.
  • High degree of energy, creativity, and a strong sense of integrity.
  • Strong team player.
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks, Excel, and Salesforce.
  • Pennsylvania Act 33/34 and FBI clearances are required.


  • Reports to:  Board of Directors
  • Title of Direct Reports: Office Manager
  • Works collaboratively with: Artistic and Educational Program Directors


  • 1) Works in a virtual office setting 2) Frequently required to work at a fast pace 3) Evening and weekend work required.
  • Compensation: Commensurate with experience, plus benefits package


Please forward cover letter and resume as one document to: EDSearch@dreamsofhope.org

Include title of position you are applying for in the subject line.

POSTING CLOSES AT 5:00 PM ON Monday, November 30, 2020

Executive Director


Mission: Respond, Educate, and Advocate to End Sexual Violence.

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) has been serving the Pittsburgh community for more than 43 years through advocacy, counseling, prevention, and education. PAAR combines research and evidence-based theories of change with practice-based experience to create dynamic programming impacting the local community and resulting in social change. As one of the oldest rape crisis centers in the country, PAAR is dedicated to putting victims first while also educating the greater Pittsburgh community on prevention and identification.

During the 2018-2019 fiscal year, more than 30,000 people were impacted by PAAR’s counseling services, advocacy, education programs, and trainings.

PAAR’s Core Programs

  • Adult Counseling: Individual and group counseling is provided to adult victims of sexual violence.
  • Child & Family Counseling Center: Long-term and short-term individual counseling sessions are provided to children, 2 through 18 years of age, who have been sexually assaulted. Counseling for parents or caregivers of those children is also available.
  • Crisis Services: Hotline – With the help of dedicated volunteers, hotline calls are answered 24/7 for individuals and families in crisis, as well as, providing information for callers. Emergency Medical Advocates – PAAR staff meets recent assault victims and their families at local hospital emergency rooms and are present during the forensic medical examinations.
  • Legal Advocacy: Legal Advocates provide support to victims as they navigate the legal system in Allegheny County.
  • Prevention and Outreach: PAAR presents sexual assault prevention education programs throughout Allegheny County to elementary, middle, high school, and college students, as well as various community groups

PAAR has a passionate and dedicated team of volunteers. Over 80 volunteers donated 28,611 hours of their time valued at $727,566 to answer helpline calls and accompany survivors to Emergency Departments in 2019 alone.

To learn more about PAAR, please visit https://paar.net/.

Position Overview

PAAR seeks a dedicated and visionary Executive Director to lead the organization into a continued era of sustainability and community impact. Compassionate and forward-thinking, the new Executive Director will maintain a balance of program innovation, mission passion, and leadership with transparency and an appreciation for diversity and respect.

With a budget of $3.5m and a team of over 40 staff, the new Executive Director will be accountable to the 22 members of the Board of Directors. This innovative and driven leader will possess a deep understanding of human services, trauma support, victim services, and the operational needs of a successful nonprofit. With strong community ties and a focus on relationship-building, this leader will serve as an emissary for PAAR and continue to share the organization’s impact with the greater Pittsburgh region.

The Executive Director is primarily responsible for the following:

Leadership and Management

  • Assures the organization effectively achieves its mission by providing leadership and programmatic innovation. This includes day-to-day operations, fiscal management, fundraising, and program development.
  • Serves as an inspirational leader – externally and internally. Builds trust easily and energizes the team around a shared vision for the current and future state of work.
  • Fosters an inclusive workplace culture that is positive and respectful. Places emphasis on cultural and racial awareness and promotes diversity.
  • Develops new program concepts in collaboration with staff in accordance with PAAR’s strategic direction.
  • Demonstrates capacity to value diversity and adapts to the cultural contexts of the communities served.
  • Grows the organization’s impact, overseeing the implementation of the strategic plan in cooperation with the Board and Staff. Establishes and effectively executes an annual operating plan which strengthens organizational success and sustainability.

Revenue Generation and Community Relations

  • Seeks opportunities for collaboration and cooperation with similarly missioned organizations and forges cross-sector relationships.
  • Actively engages with local, state, and federal officials in order to strengthen broad support for the PAAR mission.
  • Represents PAAR with all constituents; embraces opportunities to promote the mission and programs of the organizations.
  • Works closely with funders to ensure the ongoing engagement of existing donors and cultivation of new ones.
  • Creates and monitors internal systems for government and foundation funding and compliance.

Board Relations

  • Develops, maintains, and supports an effective and increasingly diverse Board of Directors.
  • Acts as primary liaison to the Board of Directors, engaging Board members in the current and future needs of the organization, ensuring the Board is able to fulfill its oversight and funding responsibilities.
  • Participates in Board recruitment and collaborates with Board leadership to promote governance best practices in order to maximize Board involvement.
  • Develops, tracks, and reports quantitative and qualitative metrics, which monitor the performance of the organization with respect to the mission and key objectives of the organization. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The Executive Director of PAAR will have a deep passion and focus for providing resources for all in need of PAAR’s services. All candidates should have proven management, leadership, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience, competencies, and qualifications include:

  • Educational background that is aligned with the expectations and needs of the position.
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors; the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships and build a diverse team.
  • Experienced leader that understands the value of hiring, managing, and retaining talented staff, preferably in a nonprofit organization. Adept at building effective teams and motivating others. Working style that is consistent, transparent, encouraging, and collaborative.
  • A solid background and knowledge of sexual assault and antiviolence issues.
  • Cultural competency that includes a defined set of principles and behaviors to work effectively cross-culturally.
  • Successful record of building and maintaining relationships with community organizations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with strong public speaking ability.
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of diverse funding landscapes.
  • Values an inclusive work environment and can demonstrate cultural competence. Track record of creating and sustaining an organizational culture that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Strong evidence of rigorous use of data (qualitative and quantitative) to drive strategy and decision making.
  • Experience overseeing budgets, with the capability to allocate resources strategically and manage spending effectively.

Performance Objectives

The successful Executive Director will deliver outstanding outcomes while successfully addressing the following in the first six to nine months in the position:

  • Thoroughly review the COVID-19 implications to the organization. Develop a framework for additional planning and action needed to move forward.
  • Complete a review of the current Strategic Plan, making suggestions to alter course as needed.
  • Immerse in the Staff and programs to understand culture, direction, and opportunities. Make recommendations for staffing alignment and program portfolio.


This position offers a competitive compensation package, including a salary starting at $125K- $140K and a complement of health and retirement benefits.

DEI Imperative

PAAR seeks to recruit candidates for employment that represent our diverse community in race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ability. Inclusive and equitable in our recruitment and retention practices, we are dedicated to uplifting diverse opinions and backgrounds in order to grow and evolve as a welcoming workplace for all. Pittsburgh Action Against Rape is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

PAAR has retained Nonprofit Talent to assist with this important organizational change process. Confidential, position specific questions may be emailed to Michelle Heck at michelle@nonprofittalent.com. Applications are not accepted at this email address. Please direct all inquiries related to this position to Nonprofit Talent, and do not contact PAAR.

Resume, position specific cover letter, and salary expectation may be uploaded here:


APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 5pm on November 30th, 2020

Executive Director


The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) is a diverse coalition of over 50 member organizations. Our membership includes community groups, social, health and legal service providers, advocacy organizations, labor unions, and faith communities. PICC plays a unique role as the only organization in Pennsylvania that brings together organizations and individuals representing different ethnicities, immigration statuses, faiths, and other backgrounds, to work collectively on immigrant rights in Pennsylvania.

PICC’s work is guided by the following values:

  • Collaboration – We are committed to broad-based coalition work and embrace the    challenge of finding common ground and building positive working relationships between diverse groups and individuals.
  • Engaging Diversity – We believe that by working together as diverse immigrant groups we increase our collective power and impact. We are committed to addressing diverse communities’ identified needs, reflected within our advocacy, organizing and program work, as well as within PICC’s leadership.
  • Immigrant Leadership – We support and facilitate the development of leadership within immigrant communities to ensure that immigrant communities are at the fore in defining and leading our work.
  • Collective Ownership – Our work moves forward through the time, energy and commitment of our member organizations, community leaders, staff, and Board.

Job Summary


The Executive Director of PICC is a highly effective communicator, masterful storyteller and bridge builder who demonstrates the ability to lead collaboration among groups representing multiple nationalities, languages, ethnicities, religions, and other identities and their intersections. They are a compassionate, persistent, and adaptable leader who will strengthen PICC’s vision.

Reports To

PICC’s Board of Directors and supervising all senior staff.


The Executive Director is responsible for:

Organizational Development & Fundraising:

  • In conjunction with the Resource Director, raise funds for the coalition
  • Build and maintain relationships with PICC’s local members and national partners
  • Help involve more organizations as members to the coalition
  • Work collaboratively with Board leadership to ensure an effective and representative Board of Directors and set Board strategy in realizing the organization’s vision.
  • Ensure the fiscal integrity of the organization by developing an annual budget and providing monthly financial statements and other documentation that accurately reflects the financial condition of the organization.

External Leadership & Communications:

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and elected officials to broaden PICC’s base of support and impact
  • Effectively engage and communicate with the public, both written and verbally
  • Build PICC’s capacity to lead and support advocacy efforts at the local, state, and federal levels that result in policy change
  • Experience and knowledge regarding legislative advocacy, including communications skills for the promotion of policy papers/positions

Internal Leadership: 

  • Maintain an equitable and sustainable organizational culture that promotes the wellbeing of all staff and members
  • Ensure that PICC achieves its goals by developing and executing the strategic plan that fulfills the organizational mission and vision (short and long-term)
  • Guide and mentor employees by leading with care, tenacity, and passion
  • Maintain a strong and diverse team through inclusive and transparent recruitment, hiring, evaluation, training, and promotion processes


  • Commitment and passion to protect and promote immigrant rights
  • Strategic and effective fundraiser from both traditional and non-traditional sources and individuals
  • Commitment to supporting grassroots leadership in coalition work
  • Experience with immigrant rights organizing, specifically building multi-national/ethnic/religious campaigns
  • Fluency in a language spoken within Pennsylvania’s immigrant communities (e.g. Spanish, Chinese, etc.) is preferred
  • Knowledge about Pennsylvania’s history of immigration and politics is preferred


  • Starting salary for this position is $80,000. PICC prides itself on having an equitable, transparent, and values-based pay scale for all its employees which was created as an all-staff effort and process to ensure pay equity at all levels of the organization.
  • Competitive benefits package which includes full medical coverage, 5% employer 401k match, paid vacation, mental health days, and sick leave.
  • Opportunity to contribute at a growing, dynamic statewide organization with a strong foundation and team in Pennsylvania


Persons of color and from immigrant backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position can be based anywhere in Pennsylvania and will require some travel statewide. This is a full-time position with occasional weekend and evening hours.

Here’s the link of the job posting: http://paimmigrant.org/2020/09/executive-director/

How to Apply

Please submit a resume with a short introductory letter answering the following questions to ed.search@paimmigrant.org with the subject line “Executive Director”:

  1. Why do you want to work with immigrant/refugee communities?
  2. What about this position interests you?
  3. What experience do you have leading diverse teams and organizations?

All applications will be acknowledged with an initial automatic response, but only complete applications will be reviewed. No phone calls or direct emails to the PICC team please.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, ideal start date will be February 2021. 

Executive Director

Mission Statement

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Job Title: Executive Director
Reports to: YWCA Board of Directors
FLSA Status: Full Time / Exempt (Executive) – 40 hours/week minimum
Work Schedule: Day shift; evenings and weekends essential and required as needed
Location: YWCA Westmoreland County Headquarters
Last Updated: January 2019


The YWCA Executive Director has a passion for the mission of the YWCA, and a belief that the YWCA will make a difference in changing women’s lives and spearheading racial justice. The Executive Director supports the Board of Directors in setting and achieving organizational goals, obtaining and allocating necessary resources, and carrying out organizational policies and programs. The Executive Director manages fiscal operations, oversight of facilities, hiring, supervision and evaluation of staff. The Executive Director is the chief spokesperson, brand champion, advocate and supporter for the YWCA and ensures that the mission is implemented programmatically in the community. The Executive Director actively interacts with community stakeholders and leaders, and represents the YWCA at community functions.The Executive Director, along with the Board of Directors, works to enable the Association to meet its financial, constitutional and legal responsibilities and to maintain requirements as a member Association of the YWCA USA.


The Executive Director must be a strong, articulate and charismatic leader with excellent leadership, communication, financial, supervision, outreach and fundraising skills. Key elements of this position are: overall knowledge and experience in nonprofit governance, management, compliance and finances, board relations and management, development strategy and implementation, program design and delivery, proper use, management, security and maintenance of the facilities; and assuring the YWCA is recognized as an organization committed to its mission by serving as a knowledgeable resource to the media and community at large. An understanding of and passion for the YWCA mission and our social change work are required.

The successful candidate will have the highest moral and ethical standards, self-accountability and confidence. Applicant will be a creative self-starter and a team leader/player with excellent organizational, speaking, and writing skills. They will be required to have a comfortable level with public speaking, managing teams, chairing committees, and working independently, and modeling energy, passion and strong work ethic.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES of the Successful Candidate: Regular duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

  • Demonstrated commitment to the needs of women and girls, to the issue of racial and gender justice, and to anti-racism efforts.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills to articulate a clear vision and with the demonstrated ability to successfully convey that vision to the community and our stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans, annual goals and objectives (to include financial, program, development, administrative management, community outreach, and organizational leadership). To be created in partnership with the Board of Directors.
  • Expertise in financial management and oversight of a $600,000 organization, including development and monitoring of an annual budget, and the ability to use financial management tools to responsibly inform strategic decisions.
  • Proven success at revenue generating activities including securing funding support through grants, corporate and foundation partnerships and major donor campaigns.
  • Entrepreneurial experience and creative thinking to enhance existing programs and foresee future community needs.
  • Administrative experience in human resources management to include staff oversight, working with a nonprofit board of directors and organizational planning and development.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to work successfully in a board/staff environment.


Directly supervises Adult Education & IT Director, Children’s Education Director, Thrift Shop Director, Facilities Director, Marketing Coordinator, Office & Membership Coordinator, Bookkeeper, Evening and Weekend Receptionist(s), and Field Hockey Program Coordinator


  • Ability to apply independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive or privileged company information.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with and supervise other staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Is innovative; displays original thinking and creativity.
  • Meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Presents ideas and information effectively.
  • Is a self-starter; takes initiative when performing job duties.
  • Has a positive attitude and seeks to build team morale.


Bachelor’s degree in the fields of business, leadership, education, human services, or related fields. Demonstrated success in leadership, communication, and financial management. Five years of increasingly responsible administrative experience, at least two of which must have been at an executive level in a management and fundraising capacity. Strong commitment to empowerment of women and elimination of racism.


Master’s degree in same fields as noted above. Experience in nonprofit service, fiscal, grant, contract, public relations and human resources management, or community leadership is a must. Demonstrated leadership/track record in fundraising and capacity building. Strong commitment to empowerment of women and elimination of racism.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on complex topics to the Board of Directors, stakeholders and the general public. Ability to present professional deportment in attire, demeanor, and behavior.


  • Experienced with the Microsoft Windows Operating System.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to use the Internet and a Web Browser for research and online applications.
  • Experienced with accounting software (QuickBooks preferred).
  • Experience with Constituent Relationship Management (CRM)/database software.
  • Proficient in various social media forums and email communication
  • Experienced in project management, data analysis and budget preparation/review.


Need driver’s license and access to one’s own transportation since job requires traveling and driving to the different activities and programs implemented throughout the year. Act 24, Act 114 (from PA DHS), Act 151, and Mandated Reporter Training are required because of the on-site preschool and other childcare programs.


The physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The Executive Director appointment begins April 1, 2021 and the applicant is considered an “At Will” employee. Due to the nature of the YWCA’s work, the applicant shall be required to undergo a background check. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned by the Board of Directors, as necessary.


For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Search Committee (via email only) by November 1, 2020 to: ywcawestmorelandjobs@gmail.com

Any questions regarding the post can also be addressed this email, Attn: Search Committee and include your phone number in the query. No phone calls, please.

The YWCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer