Executive Director

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Nashua, NH
Job Type
Salary Type
Salary Range
$150,000 - $175,000

About the Job


With a robust financial base, reliable community support, and a range of strong programs, Nashua Children’s Home is in a firm position as it seeks to continue improving its operations and expand its base of financial support. The ideal candidate is a proven leader who understands the power of collaboration and has extensive experience and success creating and leading high performing teams that foster an inclusive culture of excellence. Leadership experience in residential programs is a very strong plus. A Masters degree from an accredited university or college in social work, psychology, public administration, or a related field is required. The candidate must have a minimum of five years of senior management experience in a nonprofit organization.


The skills and qualities we seek in the Executive Director of Nashua Children’s Home include:


Passion for the mission – As an organization that provides critical services to vulnerable children and young people 24 hours/day, 365 days a year, the Executive Director must be passionate about the mission and completely committed to providing excellent services.


Vision – Nashua Children’s Home seeks a leader who can work with the Board of Directors, the staff, and external stakeholders to develop a clear vision and strategic plan for the future of the organization. That strategic plan will build upon the existing services and relationships of Nashua Children’s Home and incorporate the best practices and innovation in the field of child welfare such as trauma-informed care and electronic medical record keeping. Nashua Children’s Home will build, and work with, a network of external supporters to promote that vision and make it a reality.


Executive Leadership – The Executive Director of Nashua Children’s Home will have the skills and competencies to provide oversight of the operational and financial management of a complex, multi-faceted organization. The individual must be a strategic thinker and problem solver who creates a team environment, solving problems through a healthy and intentional reliance on staff, and is committed to ongoing professional development.


Team Building and Mentoring – The Executive Director will hire, cultivate, develop, and inspire a cohesive, high- performing team of staff who embody organizational values of collaboration, trust, and respect for one another. The Executive Director will have the temperament and skills to support the development of talented staff as well as a demonstrated ability to bring passion, vision, direction, business discipline, and inspiration to the organization. The successful candidate will be a good listener and open to dialogue and critical conversations that lead to shared success. A management approach that is accessible, collaborative, and empowering must be demonstrated and balanced by results-oriented accountability.


Financial Management – The Executive Director will have the financial expertise to effectively manage the organization’s budget, properly allocate resources, and forecast trends and changes. It is critical that the Executive Director have the skills to manage the finances of an organization with significant funding from government contracts and build strong relationships with those funding agencies.


Communication – The Executive Director will be a persuasive and charismatic communicator who can elevate the profile of Nashua Children’s Home, expanding the community’s understanding of the organizations, critical mission, and services. The candidate should have a keen understanding of their role as a steward with extensive experience managing and overseeing long-term projects and initiatives. Passion for the mission, high integrity, sound judgment, and decision- making skills are essential to success in this role. Experience in building, and partnering with, an engaged governing board will be essential. This person will establish and maintain a climate of trust in all leadership and board-related matters and sustain a learning environment, encouraging active inquiry by the Board and staff in pursuit of organizational excellence.


Fundraising – The Executive Director will have strong experience in fundraising and have the ability to put in place, and implement, a plan for building a strong fundraising base. This would include building and cultivating a network of relationships, and the acquisition of major gifts and grants from foundations, corporations, individuals, and the public sector at the local, state, or national levels. Knowledge of nonprofit CRM tools would be a strong plus.


The salary range for the position is $150,000-$175,000, commensurate with experience, as well as a bonus incentive. Nashua Children’s Home offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to four weeks of vacation, group health and dental insurance, as well as a retirement plan.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at:


For more information about Nashua Children’s Home, please visit https://nashuachildrenshome.org/