Current Opportunities

Job Title: Executive Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Date: February 2020

Reports to: Board of Directors




The Executive Director is the key management leader of West End Center for Youth. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.






Provide practical, visionary leadership to ensure the successful overall function of the organization, including strategic and managerial guidance to sustain and strengthen operations.


Establish and maintain a highly motivating and collaborative culture focused on shared vision for the organization and open communication.


Establish trust with employees, board, and community stakeholders so they will embrace vision.




Oversee program development to ensure all programs support West End Center’s mission, are evidence- based, and use best practices.


Establish program evaluation tools to determine the success of programs using outcome measurements and adjust program content and implementation, as needed.


Assist with program delivery as needed and link families to resources for unmet needs.


Increase impact by collaborating with agencies that work to reduce poverty in the community strengthening ties for effective partnerships.


Participate in professional development to stay abreast of current trends in the fields of youth development and nonprofit management.  Align West End Center’s curriculum and procedures to ensure best practices.


Develop and maintain harmonious relations with families of students and secure the support and inclusive buy-in from the families of students.





Responsible for leading West End Center in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.


Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.


Work with the Board to develop, direct, and monitor organizational strategy.


Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising, and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.


Provide administrative support for West End Center’s Board and committee meetings.


Financial Performance


Responsible for the fiscal integrity of West End Center, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.


Responsible for fiscal management that anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and adjusts spending as needed to maintain a positive financial position.


Ensures policies and procedures are in place to safeguard West End’s resources and mitigate risk.


Develop diverse revenue streams that are sufficient to ensure the financial health and viability of the organization.


Work with auditor to provide all information necessary to complete the annual financial statements and 990.




Oversee and implement human resource management through the effective recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid and unpaid. 


Maintain a climate which attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of top-quality people.


Ensure that job descriptions are developed, regular performance evaluations are held, sound human resource practices are in place, and employees are empowered to execute their responsibilities.


Ensure an effective management team is in place, along with an appropriate provision for ongoing succession planning.


Help staff develop the professional skills needed to fulfill their responsibilities exceptionally.


Communicate organizational values and expectations to employees both individually and through team goal setting and regular progress reports.


Ensure West End Center’s personnel policies and procedures are in compliance with all federal and state laws and reviewed on a regular basis.

Oversee the overall management of volunteers to maintain the quality and cohesiveness of program delivery.



Fund Development and Marketing


Oversee all fundraising efforts, both annual and capital, to secure the necessary philanthropic support of West End Center’s current mission and future growth.


Oversee and participate in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies to engage existing donors and attract new ones.


Oversee and participate as needed in grants administration activities, including grant writing, implementation of funded projects, interim and final reports, and research to identify new potential funding sources.


Oversee the execution of all marketing efforts including the annual report, brochures, direct mail, press releases, website and social media. Serve as spokesperson for the organization.


Oversee the planning and execution of special events.




Ensure buildings and grounds provide a safe environment for children’s activities.


Ensure appropriate technology systems are available and in good working order for both children and staff.


Develop and implement policies and procedures for all functions of West End Center and for its day-to-day operation.


Align practices to standards for child day centers as defined in the Code of Virginia.


Supervisory Responsibilities

The Executive Director supervises a total of eight employees, including 5 full-time and three part-time staff.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position.

  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills.

  • Effective time management skills and ability to multi-task.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Good command of the English language, both oral and written, and ability to relate well with children, parents, staff, board members, donors, and community leaders.

  • Professional appearance and demeanor.

  • Attendance at key organization and community events that occur during evenings and on weekends.



  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree.

  • Five years of related nonprofit experience with demonstrated success.

  • Three years of successful supervisory experience.

  • Experience managing budgets.

  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities.

  • Innovator and change leader.

  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.

  • Superior interpersonal skills, including ability to listen, observe and interact well with diverse individuals and groups.

  • Strong decision-making skills.


  • Passionate about youth development, serving families, and changing lives.

  • Identifies with poverty related issues.

  • Collaborator who pulls in partners to fulfill mission.

  • Knowledge base of wrap-around services.

  • Proven success in building productive relationships with staff, boards, and donors, and business leaders.

  • Successful experience in fundraising and marketing.

Does this sound like you?

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements by email to by 5pm on 2/29/2020 in order to be considered for this position. 

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