Executive Director

Nonprofit HR has been retained by Girls Inc. to conduct an executive search for its executive director role.
Nonprofit HR contact: Myra T. Briggs, Executive Search Practice Leader at Nonprofit HR at

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Our comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. These positive outcomes are achieved through three core elements: people – trained staff and volunteers who build lasting, mentoring relationships; environment – girls-only, physically and emotionally safe, where there is a sisterhood of support, high expectations, and mutual respect; and programming – research-based, hands-on and minds-on, age-appropriate, meeting the needs of today’s girls. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities for all girls and address the systemic barriers that impede girls’ success, particularly girls in low-income communities and girls of color.

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Girls Inc. of the Washington Metropolitan Areaseeks an experienced leader with a passion for our mission, vision and work; and has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in the recruitment efforts for its next Executive Director.  The position of Executive Director is a critical and visible position requiring strong business (financial, operations) and development experience.  Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides inspiring leadership to support and achieve the mission and vision of Girls Inc. within the boundaries, prudence and principles established by the Board.  As the primary spokesperson for Girls Inc. of the Washington Metropolitan Area, the Executive Director will promote and enhance Girls Inc. of the Washington Metropolitan Area’s visibility and influence.

The Executive Director is responsible for the strategic leadership of the organization and oversight of all Girls Inc. programming; and is responsible for managing staff, program administration and interfacing with the National Girls Inc. organization. S/he partners with the board of directors to ensure long-term planning; strong fund development success; and representation of Girls Inc. in the community – all leading to continuous and healthy growth. As the organization’s chief spokesperson, s/he has primary responsibility for building partnerships with schools, government and community organizations, foundation officers, corporate and individual donors.

The Executive Director will oversee development and programs – leading the charge in establishing new private and public resources to support sustainable programs and activities that support the organization’s mission. This leader must be able to skillfully navigate the organization as it grows and establish the organization as a national leader and partner in building capacity for girls across the nation.

The Executive Director must have broad management experience in a non-profit, government or business setting, including program and project development, implementation, and evaluation; short- and long-term strategic planning; and budgetary oversight. The ideal candidate will have exceptional leadership presence and experience serving as a spokesperson for an organization, with demonstrated ability to increase and leverage organizational visibility, credibility and brand recognition through the media and other public relations sources.  The incumbent must have proven fundraising experience to secure public and private contributions for Girls Inc. of the Washington Metropolitan Area and be able to lead, execute and facilitate resource development initiatives and programs that establish fundraising partners.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in one of the following disciplines: i.e. Human Services, Business Management, Organizational Development, or related field, and a minimum of 10 years of relevant programmatic and leadership experience of which at least five years should include experience successfully managing a nonprofit organization at a strategic and leadership level or leading a business that has demonstrated growth and profitability. The Executive Director must also have passion for our Mission, Vision, and work. The Executive Director must have experience creating and maintaining an organizational culture that attracts, motivates, and retains a diverse, talented staff to blend skill sets, meet objectives, and provide efficient program execution.

For consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter must address your experience and qualifications being sought. Send materials to: ATTN: Girls Inc. DC Executive Director Search in the subject line.Electronic submissions highly preferred. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Please visit: www.girlsincdc.orgfor more information about the organization and full job description.

To obtain further details about this opportunity, contact Myra T. Briggs, Executive Search Practice Leader at Nonprofit HR at