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20 Sep 2023

Operations / Administration Executive Director, Girls on the Run NYC

Girls on the Run NYC
 Kings County, New York, United States

Job Description

Organization Summary:

Girls on the Run NYC is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Our program creates a safe place for girls to grow in confidence and strengthen their self-worth through an introduction to identifying and processing emotions, goal setting, cooperation, healthy decision-making, and self-respect, while training for a 5K event.


Girls on the Run believes that all girls and communities should have access to our programs. We strive to eliminate barriers to participation, to continue creating programming that engage all communities, to be intentional about staff and volunteer diversity and to promote a culture of inclusion across the organization. We warmly welcome the participation of any child who identifies as “girl,” non-binary, or gender expansive in our programs. We are committed to leveraging our intellectual, financial, and human resources to advance strategies to be inclusive, equitable and accessible to all. 


Our council currently serves 1,400 girls across the five boroughs of New York City. Please visit our website to learn more:


Position Summary:

The Executive Director of GOTR NYC will work with community leaders, schools and school systems, non-profit partners, families and girls, and volunteers to create significant impact in our community.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for youth, experience in fundraising and grant writing, business acumen and will have successfully managed community impact programs, including evaluation and measurement.


Principle responsibilities include (but are not limited to):


  • Strategic Planning
    • Provide strategic direction and leadership of the overall program through careful implementation and continuation of the Strategic Plan.
    • Develop a comprehensive council growth plan that reflects creative program and site development strategies with an intentional focus on growing access and diversifying communities served.
    • Collaborate with the Board to identify and plan for infrastructure growth parallel to growth of the program.


  • Fund Development
    • Develop sustainable revenue plan with a focus on grant writing and individual donor development and stewardship to exceed $700,000 annually of a $1 million budget.
    • Drive the charity endurance athlete peer-to-peer fundraising program with the development manager.
    • Develop and sustain sponsorship relationships with local, corporate, and national partners.
    • Serve as ambassador to raise awareness by building and maintaining relationships with city-wide and community-based organizations including corporate groups, social service agencies, service groups, local media, fitness and wellness organizations, and other community partners.


  • Operational Administration
    • Manage the organization with a business mindset by overseeing, maintaining, and identifying areas of improvement for efficient systems and strategies.
    • Oversee all aspects of finance and budgeting in collaboration with the Board and staff.
    • With the Board Finance Committee, execute all financial, operational, and programmatic reports to Girls on the Run International and to state and local funding agencies in a timely manner.
    • Leverage data to monitor GOTR Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and track progress toward meeting organizational goals.
    • Oversee the season culminating 5K experience each Fall and Spring Season.


  • Staff and Volunteer Leadership
    • Provide direction, oversight and professional development opportunities for Program, Development, and Operations staff, as well as leadership to the volunteer coaches, and committee leadership.
    • Develop coach recruitment and retention efforts that result in coaches representing the diversity of girls served.
    • Cultivate and steward key relationships with community organizations and site liaisons, coaches, parents, participants, and volunteers.
    • Maintain strong relationship with the Board of Directors and Girls on the Run International.


  • Build Community Presence
    • Oversee special events planning and execution such as the Season-End 5k events, virtual summits, etc.
    • Ensure community engagement and communication is consistent with the GOTR brand and core values.



Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or comparable work experience, with 10 years of demonstrated executive leadership experience managing four or more staff, preferably in a non-profit community impact environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising, grant writing, setting and managing budgets, and financial forecasting.
  • Passion for the Girls on the Run mission and comfortability delivering presentations to large groups.
  • Ability to effectively communicate issues surrounding girl empowerment, self-esteem, body image and whole-person health.
  • Strong technological proficiency to navigate an array of web-based software.
  • Must be available nights and weekends as needed for GOTR events, funding opportunities and ambassador engagements.
  • Readiness to embrace the work of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • A flexible and adaptable team-player with a sense of humor.


Benefits, Salary and Work Environment:

This is a full-time position based in New York City with an expectation of 80% or more of your time in person at the office, at program sites, or in the community.

  • Ongoing in-person and virtual interactions in community
  • Frequent interaction with external stakeholders


This position is offering a salary of $120,000 to $140,000 annually, depending on experience. In addition, Girls on the Run offers generous PTO, retirement plan with employer match; medical, vision, and dental insurance with employer coverage of majority of the premium, and life insurance.

How to Apply

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Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Salaries: 100,000 and above.