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Eos Transition Partners
Watertown, Massachusetts - MetroWest, United States
8 hours ago

Description

The Opportunity

WBGC is the go-to place for kids to be after school in a safe, engaging environment. It is the largest non-profit dedicated to serving children and teens year-round in Watertown, serving approximately 160 children each day and 1,400 youth members throughout the year. This is an exciting time for the organization. The board and staff are enthusiastic about deepening and broadening the Club’s services, working closely with the local public schools, adopting structured programming from Boys and Girls Club of America, and expanding local partnership opportunities in technology, robotics, community service, recreation, and the arts. The board is engaged and intentional in its development and new funding opportunities are being developed in the expanding corporate community, especially in the fast-growing Life Sciences industry in Watertown.

In addition, the Club is in the early planning stages of a major new initiative, named New Foundations.  Over the next several years, this will involve expanding into and renovating previously rented-out ground floor space for the youngest members, grades 1-3, and developing and implementing new structured programming for both the first-through-third graders and the older members.  The new Executive Director will play a central role in helping to shape and guide this once-in-a-decade opportunity to position the Club for growth and growing excellence for the next generation of Watertown children.

WBGC’s next leader has all of this to leverage. The Executive Director is responsible for bringing the WBGC mission to life, working to ensure that youth achieve great futures by providing a safe and fun space, an engaging Club Experience, and managing caring professionals to guide them along the way. Upcoming expectations of the new executive are to:

  • Bring and develop a vision for WBGC’s future and robust, innovative, relevant, and structured programming for children and teens
  • With the Board, raise the funds necessary for bold approaches and programming to achieve organizational goals and the ongoing need for operational funding
  • Promote WBGC services to individuals, other service organization, and the local community, building additional partners, including the schools, for broader programming, community engagement, and opportunities
  • Monitor and approve the organization’s program services and assure achievement of its mission and goals, including that the physical space is desirable and appropriate
  • Build a staff team that meets the needs of the Club members and the organization, enhances staff performance, and assures a quality workplace committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Embrace and leverage the community and changing business and resident demographics in Watertown, acknowledging the deep history of the Club


Requirements

The Ideal Candidate

While we recognize that candidates will not possess all the following qualities, ideal applicants will exemplify a number of these attributes, skills, and experiences and will have the capability to oversee an organization of WBGC’s size and scope. The expectation is that the executive director will work from the WBGC facility.

A Forward-Thinking Executive

  • Progressive leadership experience in youth development, human service, education, advocacy, or related fields
  • Proven success in bringing new ideas and bold thinking to an organization or problem
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and execute a strategic organizational vision and plan 
  • Skilled at leveraging funding, partnerships, and public awareness
  • Understands how organizations work and approaches to change
  • Collaborative, with experience that demonstrates bringing people and organizations together for greater change
  • Approaches organizational and personal growth as a lifelong learner

A Seasoned Organizational Leader

  • A track record of successful fundraising across all areas of development
  • Business acumen in operations, staff hiring and management, and governance leadership at an organization of WBGC’s scale
  • Financial acumen for budgeting, financial reporting, and analysis 
  • Agile, opportunistic, and entrepreneurial, and thrives in an environment of change

A Powerful Communicator

  • Charisma and gravitas to engender the respect of and credibility with staff, peers, community members, volunteers, and funders
  • A public spokesperson committed to raising WBGC’s profile, with strong oral, written, and storytelling skills
  • Proven understanding and comfort with racial and social equity and committed to developing a welcoming, collaborative, diverse, and inclusive work culture and climate 
  • Politically savvy and able to navigate in political and social environments

An Authentic and Engaging Leader

  • Passion for and commitment to the mission of WBGC and the young people it serves and represents 
  • Hardworking and energetic, and thrives in an active, all-hands-on-deck environment
  • Is warm, diplomatic, and accessible with the aptitude to motivate, coach, empower, delegate, and develop staff 
  • A confidence builder across a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Understands partnerships with a Board of Directors to expand the organization’s impact

Desired Credentials 

  • A minimum of seven years of senior leadership or equivalent experience 
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64076669
  • Location:
    Watertown, Massachusetts - MetroWest, United States
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Position Title: Executive Director, Watertown Boys and Girls Club
  • Company Name For Job: Eos Transition Partners
  • Industry: Youth Services
  • Job Function: Administrative/Business Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $120,000.00 - $140,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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