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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

Executive Director

  6/7/2019   Words Alive
 Job Description        

The Executive Director position at Words Alive is a tremendous opportunity for an individual who is looking to change the story of the lives of children, teens, and their families by fostering a love of reading. You will be leading a dynamic team of staff and volunteers who are deeply committed to our mission of opening up opportunities for life success by inspiring a commitment to reading. As Executive Director, your duties will include: • Mission & Vision – Overall strategic and operational responsibility for executing the Words Alive mission through business plan development, partnership building, programmatic excellence, and systems for tracking progress. • Fundraising & Donor Relations – Interfacing and engaging with diverse donor groups. Implementation of a wide variety of creative fundraising strategies. • Fiscal Integrity & Viability – Overall cultivation and management of sufficient and varied resources to ensure the financial health of—and new opportunities for—our organiz



WHO YOU ARE • You are a positive, progressive person of high integrity who is passionate about the power of reading to improve lives. • You are energized by, understand, and have experience taking programs to scale. • You are entrepreneurial and have a proven track record creating innovative revenue-generating programs and/or social enterprise. • You are an exceptional fundraiser with proven financial acumen. • You have command of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the non-profit sector. You have experience analyzing, adapting, and explaining an organizational budget. • You work best in transparent, collaborative environments. You are a good listener and do not shy away from tough conversations. You can build relationships and consensus, motivate others, and develop high-performance teams. • You are a communicator of the finest caliber—a strong writer and natural public speaker who can inspire, empower, and motivate both internal and external stakeholders to d


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Location: San Diego, California Compensation: $90,000—$100,000 Organization Annual Budget: Approximately $750,000 WHO WE ARE Founded in 1999, Words Alive is a nonprofit organization based in San Diego, California, whose mission is to open opportunities for life success by inspiring a commitment to reading. We believe that reading is a bedrock of personal and community development, and that when everyone reads, whole communities thrive! We are a leading literacy expert in San Diego County, with recent expansion to Orange County, delivering programs that focus on empowering children, teens, and families to change the stories of their lives through a commitment to reading. We get the work done in collaboration with a highly engaged board, eight talented staff members, 350+ active volunteers, 800+ donors and 30+ partner organizations, including the United Way, Qualcomm, and the San Diego County Office of Education. Equity, diversity and data-driven impact are central to our mission


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