Pt-time Executive Director, BuildaBridge

Posted by BuildABridge International on August 21, 2017


Position Summary: BuildaBridge seeks a part-time Executive Director who, over the next year, can carry out the next strategic plan to [1] continue the development of a strong, engaged board , [2] create a sustainable base of financial support, [3] clarify vision for the organization’s future direction/emphasis, and [4] manage programs while attracting and hiring qualified staff.

Location: 205 West Tulpehocken Street, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

● Manage the daily operations of a 20-year old nonprofit headquartered in Philadelphia with activities locally and abroad
● Strategic planning operationalization in conjunction with the Board of Directors
● Program, Project and Systems management, including staff management, online training oversight, budget management and partner collaboration
● Financial accounting (micro and macro accounting)
● Representation/Advocacy of BuildaBridge at local and regional events in addition to maintaining an online presence of the organization through social media outlets
● Donation oversight and processing (includes management of an online donation processing system)
● Part-time grant research and writing to financially sustain programming
● Technology-management (Google+, Google sites and email management, social media outlets, newsletter management via Constant Contact

● Non-profit management
● Track record leading transitions or start-ups
● Demonstrated ability to lead people through change
● Developer of people
● Network of influence and affluence
● Fund development experience
● Knowledge of Trauma-informed care in either an arts community or human services sector
● Understanding of collaborative processes
● Passion for BuildaBridge’s mission and drive to make a difference
● Integrity
● Relationship-builder [open-minded, empathetic, listens beneath the surface, collaborative]
● Self-aware [knows themselves, emotionally centered and looks for ways to improve]
● Good Judgment [zeros in on what’s important, sees the big picture, takes decisive action]
● Grant proposal writing
● Website/Blog content and development
● Courage [emotionally centered, able to navigate uncertainty, patient]
● Culturally competent

● Live as inspiring example and mentor to constituent children, youth, and families through caring interactions, consistency in word and action, and maintaining clear personal and professional boundaries
● Perform all duties with respect and professionalism
● Willingness to commit to BuildaBridge’s principles of love, social justice, reconciliation, and service to others

Salaried position.

Executive Committee of the Board of Directors

Our Mission and Vision:
BuildaBridge engages creative people and the transformative power of art-making to bring hope & healing to children and families living in contexts of crisis and poverty. BuildaBridge accomplishes this mission through direct arts-based after-school and summer education & therapeutic intervention programs; and through training artists in the “BuildaBridge Classroom℠” a trauma-informed, hope-infused, child-centered replicable model for working with at-risk youth in out-of-school-time hours. We envision a world where all children are resilient, experience self-efficacy, and have a vision for their future. BuildaBridge dedicates its resources to building the capacity of creative adults and local communities to fulfill this vision.

To Apply: If interested in this position, please email your resume and cover letter to Danielle Dembrosky Bossert, Board Secretary, by September 6, 2017.

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