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Executive Director

Girls at Work

What happens when you give a young girl a power tool for the first time? Girls At Work is designed to empower young girls. From a young age, girls receive a lot of false gender messaging about what they cannot do; woodworking and power tools fall into that category. The GAW program is relatively simple, but results are uplifting and life changing. The experience of building for the first time enables girls to overcome their fears, leaving them feeling powerful, strong and capable.

Since it was founded in 2000, Girls at Work has reached thousands of girls in New Hampshire and throughout New England, and are now offering after school programming, summer camps, women’s classes, and corporate training in the Manchester, NH-based workshop. In today’s world, there is more need than ever. The program has continued grow and evolve substantially in recent years and is poised for the next phase of program expansion.

GAW is now seeking a driven, passionate and entrepreneurial Executive Director with a strong passion for empowering women and girls to serve our mission and continue the growth of the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Girls at Work’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.

The ED will be a face of the organization, making connections and creating strategic relationships throughout the community. The ED will have responsibilities that support the management and growth of our programs, fundraising opportunities, and staff members. It is important that the ED has a proven strong background in leadership, operations, communication, relationship building, fundraising and development.


The ED will be thoroughly committed to Girls At Work’s mission, with a proven track record of both tactical and strategic skills.

Specific requirements include:

  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget and multidisciplinary projects.
  • Senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills; public speaking ability.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Unwavering commitment to data-driven program evaluation.
  • Non-profit experience preferred.
  • Past success working on or with a Board of Directors is preferred.
  • Degree from an accredited 4 year college or university.
  • Valid driver’s license is required. Ability to travel locally frequently and regionally occasionally.

Leadership, Management, and Strategic Planning:

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Actively engage and energize Girls at Work staff members, volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
  • Work with the Board to develop the strategic plan, refining the vision and creating the road map for future growth.

Fundraising, Strategic Partnerships, and Public Relations:

  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations, with an annual goal of $250-300K gross revenue in the first year.
  • Plan and implement fundraising events and initiatives.
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations -- with the goal of creating a stronger brand and network.
  • Build relationships with organizations with which our mission aligns.
  • Develop creative strategies to have a larger impact on our community with partners, while expanding our reach.

Board Liaison:

  • Report on programming, fundraising, partnerships and staff growth. Deepen and refine all aspects of internal communications.
  • Attend board meetings.
  • Work with staff and volunteer committees.
How to Apply:

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Date Added: August 24, 2018

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