Executive director, part-time: Stories to Grow By

Posted by Stories to Grow By on February 2, 2015

Stories to Grow By, Inc. (STGB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, in process, is a provider of digital story content for parents, teachers, storytellers, and story lovers everywhere. The orgnaization seeks a part-time, marketing-savvy, technically-knowledgeable, hands-on, people-person, professionally experienced Executive Director.  The position consists of 15-20 hours/week and a schedule that may be flexibly arranged.

STGB’s keystone 15-year website Whootie Owl’s Stories to Grow By is recognized as the national leader in children’s fairy tales and folk tales delivering positive themes, attracting 2000 visitors/day and over 1M hits/month.  The site has been recommended by USA Today and The New York Times on the Web.  To visit the website please got to: http://www.storiestogrowby.com/

STGB strives to expand its brand of quality storytelling with two additional initiatives – Tell it my Way and Starcabulary.  Currently under construction, Tell it My Way expands beyond children’s fantasy into genres such as science fiction, real-life stories, historical fiction, and play scripts, and provides a way for users to improve story quality through peer review.  Next in line, Starcabulary uses popular culture and celebrity gossip to expand a user’s knowledge of English vocabulary words and phrases.  The operating budget of STGB is $75,000/year.
The successful candidate will be expected to grow each of the three initiatives, with particular and immediate emphasis on Tell it my Way.  The latter involves setting up and monitoring pilot programs in schools and writing workshop environments, evaluating the success of pilot programs, expanding to pilots nationwide and evaluating same, incorporating feedback, overseeing social media outreach and PR, spearheading alliances with strategic partners, supervising assistants at STGB, potentially overseeing a provisional patent application, overseeing day-to-day financial and reporting requirements, and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations.  The position will report to Elaine Lindy, the founder of STGB, and its board of advisers.

The ideal candidate will have strength in each of the following 3 areas :
1.  Educational leadership.  A master’s degree, or 5+ years of executive experience in non-profit educational leadership, or 5+ years as a literacy specialist or teacher leader.
2.  Marketing and communication skills.  Familiarity with promoting and scaling a digital deliverable in beta to nationwide adoption.  Experience in using social media for marketing purposes.
3.  IT familiarity.   Competency using graphic design software, spreadsheet and file sharing skills.  In education technology, familiarity with cloud-based software and with management & oversight functions.
While it’s not necessary to having direct experience in coding software, you should have a working knowledge of responsive software, and be able to converse with a program who uses Django or PHP.
We seek a candidate with a job/responsibility trajectory that shows drive, innovation, advancement and peer recognition; one with high emotional intelligence; a driven work; ethic qualities of compassion, empathy, and unquestioned integrity of the highest order.

All candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The salary is from $25,000 to $30,000, depending on hours and experience.   We regret no health benefit is available.
The position is available starting March 1st, 2014.

Two professional references are required.
Send your resume and cover letter to elainelindy@gmail.com, or call Elaine Lindy at 617-899-7397.

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