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Executive Director – City of Promise Charlottesville

City of Promise Charlottesville
Charlottesville , VA
Executive Director

City of Promise Charlottesville’s mission is to end generational poverty, and to foster a culture of achievement in which all children in our community graduate from high school, ready for college or career. We accomplish this through partnerships with our parents, neighbors, organizations, schools and community. We commit to creating a community where all children are equipped to realize their fullest potential.

The Opportunity

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the oversight, coordination, and expansion of the initiative to transform the educational and developmental outcomes of children in the City of Charlottesville, particularly those in our most distressed neighborhoods, closing gaps in achievement and creating a college-focused culture for all youth. The work is primarily done by the ED with broad functional areas and more expertise and strategic focus.  Primary duties & responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors, neighborhood residents, and community partners to deliver a continuum of solutions that address the challenges and gaps identified through regularly completed needs assessments and segmentation analysis.
  • Builds community support, engagement, and ownership by leveraging identified high-quality academic and family programming with partners and within neighborhoods.
  • Secures resources for the City of Promise initiative, supervises the preparation of grant applications, and cultivates major donors and philanthropic partners. Secures the financial sustainability of the plan through a comprehensive development plan.

The Candidate

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in human services or related field, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum five years of program supervision/managerial experience required. Must have prior experience in the delivery and supervision of community-based services/programs. Human services experience and/or program director experience preferred.
  • Track record of developing, executing, and evaluating personal, program, and agency performance-based goals.
  • Prior fundraising and donor cultivation experience preferred.

DRiWaterstone is leading the search for City of Promise Charlottesville.