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Girls on the Run of WNC is a non-profit, independent council of Girls on the Run International. We provide a physical activity-based positive youth development program with a mission to “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” Girls on the Run programs are offered to 3rd-8th grade girls every fall and spring in fourteen counties across Western North Carolina.
The Girls on the Run® of WNC Executive Director is a highly-skilled nonprofit professional who provides leadership, vision and direction to the organization. The Executive Director represents the WNC council to the public, leads organizational development and strategic planning, optimizes financial performance, oversees program delivery in fourteen counties, builds donor relationships and oversees personnel. The Executive Director works closely with the Girls on the Run of WNC (GOTRWNC) Board of Directors and Girls on the Run International Headquarters to expand systems and procedures to accomplish the mission and reach strategic goals.
The Executive Director develops organizational strategy, sound practices and supportive relationships, both internally and externally, resulting in cooperative and effective collaborations that further the mission of Girls on the Run International (GOTRI).
The Executive Director must possess a passion for, and commitment to, improving the lives and opportunities of girls in third through eighth grades. The Girls on the Run program provides a safe and interactive way to learn about healthy living which includes an introduction and education on important topics such as goal-setting, cooperation, healthy decision-making, and self-respect, while training for a 5K event. The innovative curriculum teaches girls to listen and open up while also encouraging them to commit to a healthy lifestyle, and harness the inner strength that they possess. Our important mission is accomplished by giving girls the tools to make positive choices for a healthy body and mind, while reducing the many risks they face today.
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall implementation of the Girls on the Run mission. The Executive Director reports to the GOTRWNC Board of Directors. The Executive Director’s job responsibilities include developing and implementing the overall strategy and vision for the Girls on the Run program and all organizational and operational aspects of Girls on the Run including its administration, financial operations, revenue generation, program development and activities, personnel management and strategic planning. Some of the key responsibilities falling within these areas include:
Program and Staff Management
Program Development and Strategic Planning
All positions with GOTRWNC are pending a valid background check to be eligible for employment.
To Apply: Email a cover letter, resume and three references (in PDF format) to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Executive Director” in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is Friday, October 27, 2017.
Girls on the Run is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, creed, religion, political position, disability or sexual orientation.