Nov 16, 2022

Chief Executive Officer

$180,000 - $200,000 yearly
  • LeaderFit
  • Hybrid (Washington D.C., DC, USA)
Full-Time Executive Management (CEO/ED)

Job Description

About the Washington Area Women’s Foundation 
Washington Area Women’s Foundation (The Foundation) is a community-supported foundation that invests in the power of women, girls, and gender-expansive youth of color in the Washington, DC, region. We open doors to opportunity, safety, and security through grantmaking and advocacy. Since 1998, we have awarded more than $15 million in grants to more than 200 community-based organizations in the Washington, D.C., region. Learn more at The Foundation's website: https://thewomensfoundation.org

Position Summary
The Foundation seeks a dynamic and visionary leader with a demonstrated commitment to our mission and a successful record leading organizations and teams to achieve their goals. The CEO is responsible for managing the day-to-day administration of the organization, developing and implementing a clearly defined strategic plan, building strong programs and partnerships with and for diverse stakeholders,  and generating financial support and increased awareness for the Foundation’s mission and work. The ideal candidate will possess high emotional intelligence, empathy, humility, creativity, and resourcefulness. As the primary public representative of The Foundation, the CEO also will present at regional and national events and engage with the media and therefore must be an exceptional communicator.

Responsibilities

  • Vision and strategy: Lead The Foundation's strategic direction; collaborate with staff, Board, and key stakeholders to set clear goals and achieve The Women's Foundation’s mission

  • Fundraising/ Resource development: Manage existing funder relationships and generate new revenue from diverse sources, including giving circles and individual philanthropists

  • Program strategy and implementation:  In collaboration with staff and partners, strengthen and expand The Women’s Foundation's programs to increase attention to the most critical issues impacting women and girls of color

  • Relationship management:  Build strong relationships with key stakeholders, including funders, nonprofits, community members, grantees, local and state policymakers, and Board members; listen to and learn from residents, local businesses, and community groups most impacted by the initiatives and programs we are working to shape

  • Operations and financial management: Oversee the successful execution of The Women's Foundation’s day-to-day operations, including adequate financial management, reporting, and compliance

  • External communications: Serve as the principal spokesperson and passionate advocate for The Foundation; leverage traditional and social media platforms to increase awareness of The Foundation and its mission

  • Team leadership and culture: Ensure The Foundation’s culture is collaborative and inclusive; provide professional development opportunities to individuals and teams

  • Research, Policy, and Advocacy: Commission research to inform The Foundation's policy agenda; advocate for policies that support women and girls of color at the local and national level

Hiring Organization

Washington Area Women's Foundation

Qualifications

  • Proven ability to build on and execute an organization’s strategic vision and successfully achieve its mission

  • Excellent strategic thinking and planning skills

  • Significant experience in a leadership role, including oversight of an organization or department’s human capital, operations, and finances

  • Demonstrated commitment to The Women's Foundation’s mission; improving the lives of women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals; in the Washington, DC, region a plus and racial and gender equity as evidenced through related professional or volunteer experience

  • Demonstrated aptitude for building and cultivating solid relationships with key stakeholders

  • Exceptional public speaking and written communication skills, including communicating effectively with various audiences, including stakeholders, community organizers, and community partners

  • Successful record of initiating relationships with and cultivating new funding sources, including proven ability to engage corporate funders

  • Experience leading a team and its work through a DEI lens; and working with diverse communities across race, gender, class, ethnic, political, and geographic boundaries 

  • Experience overseeing program design, implementation, and evaluation

Industry/Service Area

Other

Level

Executive

Benefits

The Women’s Foundation offers a comprehensive compensation package that includes a competitive salary, paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, a retirement contribution plan, federal holidays, and paid time off. The salary range is $180,000 - $200,000.

Expected Time Commitment

This position is full-time. The Women’s Foundation staff is currently working remotely. However, the CEO will be expected to meet frequently and regularly in-person with staff throughout the week and attend evening and weekend events as needed. Therefore, the CEO must be based full-time in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Application Instructions

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