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Challenge Success seeks a visionary leader, excellent communicator, and effective strategic thinker with strong management and fundraising skills and a passion for improving schools, families, and the well-being of our nation’s children. The organization has entered a new chapter in its evolution, and the Executive Director of Challenge Success will take the organization to the next level by leading these internal and external priorities:
Challenge Success is a nationally recognized organization with a proven track record of transforming the student experience in hundreds of schools across the US and abroad. The Executive Director has a unique opportunity to help grow the organization’s leadership role in the education field at a time when student well-being and engagement with learning is more important than ever.
Executive Director candidates will have the following professional competencies and personal qualities:
PASSION FOR TRANSFORMING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE
The Executive Director will have a demonstrated interest in improving the health and well-being of our nation’s youth. A background in education, academia, and/or research, along with a strong DEI advocacy track record, are essential qualifications to lead the evolution of the current program.
The Executive Director will forge and nurture strong relationships with all stakeholders, including staff, board members, donors, and partners. Kind and clear communication skills are essential to this work, as is a commitment to being ethical and inclusive. In this outward-facing role, public speaking and strong EQ will help strengthen and build important connections. Experience hiring and retaining staff, as well as leading remote teams, would be especially helpful in successfully managing our talented staff currently located across all US time zones.
HIGHLY EXPERIENCED IN FUNDRAISING AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT
The Executive Director will have expertise in institutional advancement, fundraising, and management of revenue streams. A background in nonprofit leadership and high-touch engagement with donors would allow for a seamless transition into the role.
STRATEGIC AND COLLABORATIVE LEADER
Challenge Success is quickly growing out of adolescence and into adulthood. Our next Executive Director will have the experience and knowledge required to facilitate and execute the organization’s next stage of development. Creating and executing a strategic vision, as well as fostering innovation and organizational processes, will strengthen our impact on schools, families, and students. Change-management and collaborative leadership will be essential to this work.
Challenge Success is based in the San Francisco Bay Area but the hybrid nature of this position can accommodate candidates living out of the area.
The annual base salary for this role will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package.
Challenge Success embraces equal opportunity and is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and perspectives.
This search is being conducted by an internal Search Committee at Challenge Success with the support of the Board of Directors. To apply for this role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include a resume and cover letter.