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Executive Director

On Belay

On Belay is a non-profit organization based in Seacoast NH. Our mission is to build community among youth who have or have had a family member with cancer using adventure based programs that encourage participants to uncover their inner resilience. We host multiple adventure programs for children ages 8-18 throughout the year. 

On Belay, a NH non-profit, is looking to hire a dynamic, self-motivated individual with experience in the non-profit sector to manage the organization, develop successful fundraising initiatives, cultivate relationships with donors, including corporations, individuals and foundations, and oversee the daily operations of the organization. On Belay offers a flexible and collaborative work environment that is guided by our values: 

  • Creative, youth-centric, caring and compassionate delivery of programs
  • Clarity of purpose and sense of integrity in all interactions and decisions
  • Committed to excellence in all organizational activities
  • Inclusive and respectful to each other and all constituents
  • Mindful, reflective and prudent in governance

Minimum Requirements:

●      3 - 5 years experience in management and development in non-profit or for-profit setting.

●      Proven ability in individual and corporate donor acquisition, event planning

●      Ability to collaborate with staff, volunteers, and board of directors to develop and implement organizational strategic plans

●      Comfortable using database software and competent administrative/computer skills

●      Outstanding skills in the following areas:  writing, interpersonal communication, team management

●      Strong financial and budgeting skills 

Preferred Requirements:

●      Bachelor’s Degree

●      Experience in maintaining and developing high quality promotional materials and social media

●      Residence within one of the communities we serve: southern NH, southern ME and North Shore MA

●      Experience with or willingness to learn basic bookkeeping tasks and Quickbooks Online software

●      Understanding of the principles of experiential/outdoor education


Fundraising/Development:  Lead fundraising activities with ability to prospect, identify and cultivate donors and opportunities.  This includes coordinating an annual fundraising event and other special events, expanding and building upon current fundraising initiatives, and building a network of potential donors.

Strategic Planning and Oversight:  Oversee all aspects of the organization, including hiring, training and evaluation of staff; oversee high quality programming and evaluation in all areas of the organization; collaborate with staff and the Board of Directors to develop an achievable budget; participate in Board meetings.

Leadership:  Lead the staff and board members in the following: generating dialogue around key issues for On Belay; development of volunteers and staff; facilitating the hiring of outside consultants, supporting collaboration, and helping to embrace agreed upon organizational values.

Ambassadorship:  Promote the vision and values of On Belay.  The executive director effectively represents the organization to its constituencies: participants, families, staff, volunteers, donors, sponsors, media, hosting facilities, and partners. An effective ambassador will have a passion for On Belay’s cause and will be comfortable enthusiastically telling the story of the organization to potential donors and participants.

Non-profit Administration:  Possesses a broad understanding of the nonprofit world.  Ensure legal, fiduciary, and ethical accountability for all aspects of On Belay.

How to Apply:

Send letter of interest and resume to

Salary Range:

$25 - $28 hourly

Job Location:


Date Added: August 30, 2021

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