Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 01-Feb-2018 to 02-Mar-2018
  • - Girls Inc.
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President and CEO will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Girls, Inc. of Greater Indianapolis staff, programs and execution of its mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and boldTM.  The President and CEO will develop deep knowledge of core programs, operations, and business plans and build lasting internal and external relationships that lead to the advancement of the mission. The President and CEO will be responsible for overseeing a $1.3 million annual budget and a staff of 12-15.


Fundraising and communications:
● Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support programs.
● Deepen and refine marketing and communications efforts to continue building a strong local brand.
● Focus on interacting externally, developing new relationships and strengthening existing ones to create fundraising opportunities.
● Ensure diversity and longevity of funding sources to best position the organization for future success.

Leadership and financial management:
● Ensure that current programs are being executed with excellence through rigorous program evaluation.
● Ensure quality of all business operations including finance and administration, fundraising and communications; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
● Actively engage with and energize Girls, Inc. volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and funders.
● Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction.
● Ensure the fiscal integrity of Girls, Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. Provide the Board with  of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
● Drive financial management that generally operates within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintains a positive financial position.
● Lead, coach and develop qualified and committed Girls Inc. staff.
● Track progress toward goals and regularly evaluate programs , and communicate results to the board, funders, and other constituents.
● Cultivate strong relationships with United Way of Central Indiana, Girls Inc. national organization and other area Girls Inc. affiliates.

Planning and new business:
● Lead the strategic business planning process in collaboration with the Board.
● Expand partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with funders and political and community leaders at each prospective expansion site.
● Drive innovation and collaboration, and lead change management within the organization.
● Publish and communicate program results locally, regionally and nationally, with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for other regional and national programs.
● Serve as liaison to national Girls Inc. organization and seek best practices from other Girls Inc. organizations nationwide.


The President and CEO will be thoroughly committed to the Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience.

Requirements include:
● Bachelor's degree with at least five years of senior management experience and 10 years of work experience. Master's degree preferred.
● Track record of effectively leading an 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 fundraising, marketing and public relations experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
● Excellence in organizational management with the ability to drive fund development, coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
● Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector.
● Experience in public speaking and serving as key media spokesperson.
● Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
● Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
● Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
● 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.

ATTENTION: Be Prepared - To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for the position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting "APPLY" to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.
1. What experience or qualities do you feel make you a uniquely qualified match for the position of President and CEO of Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis?
2. Tell us about a time where you demonstrated transformational leadership. What was the outcome?
3. What was your greatest fundraising challenge, and how did you overcome it?
4. In your most recent position, how did you ensure that your programs matched the needs of your clients/community and were of very high quality compared to other providers?
5. What do you see as the keys to building and sustaining a high-performing staff culture?
6. Explain a time when you served as a role model or mentor. How did you build the relationship, and what was the outcome?

Click the APPLY button to submit a detailed cover letter, resume, and salary expectations.

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