Greater New York Executive Director
Playworks - New York, NY

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Fundraising, External Relations and Development
  • Manage Greater New York based fundraising activities including developing foundations relationships, corporate sponsorships and individual donor solicitation strategies
  • Support the Greater New York Board of Directors charged with providing guidance, actively supporting fundraising goals, and increasing networks for Playworks throughout Greater New York
  • Serve as external face of Playworks in the community, within schools, in philanthropic circles and in the media to increase visibility and brand awareness
  • Work with community volunteers and volunteer agencies to promote greater community involvement
  • Work closely with a regional executive officer to design and implement a development plan for the Greater New York region

Program Oversight and Operations
  • Oversee all aspects of Playworks’ Greater New York programming, including program planning, implementation, expansion, evaluation and overall program quality
  • Work closely with national leadership team and with city executive directors throughout the country to gather, share and implement best practices and promote learning amongst our cities
  • Provide leadership for Playworks staff; establish organizational values, promote a fun, collaborative environment while communicating expectations and employee recognition
  • Ensure a wide array of professional development opportunities for each team member and effective performance evaluation systems that promote growth and achievement of individual and organizational goals
  • Manage the city budget and work with a regional executive officer to develop and monitor programmatic budgets (program and leagues); including securing contracts and accounts receivables with schools and districts

  • 5+ years of experience as a successful leader in the nonprofit sector, government, private sector or education with proven visionary management and strategic planning capability
  • Experience creating and maintaining high-level relationships within the philanthropic community, school districts, government and private sector
  • Knowledge of the cultural landscape of Greater New York and surrounding communities and an ability to build collaborations with a variety of existing and new community contacts
  • Strong experience managing a highly capable team using outcomes measurement and goal-setting
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter and creative thinker with experience producing results in a rapidly growing, deadline-driven, fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Playworks
  • Sufficient comfort and understanding with technology to use it to advance initiatives and improve operations
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • This position requires travel to various locations
    • If you use a vehicle, you must provide a current MVR, proof of liability and property damage insurance with a minimum of (100,000; 300,000) on vehicle used in addition to a valid drivers license
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Competitive Non-Profit salary
  • Employer-paid health coverage
  • Access to employee-funded pre-tax health and child care spending accounts
  • Paid vacation, sick and holiday leave

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