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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Girl Be Heard is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds leaders, changemakers, and “artivists”. Through socially conscious theater making, performance, and storytelling, Girl Be Heard empowers, develops, and celebrates the voices of girls, young women, female identifying, and gender expansive youth between the ages of 12 and 21. Since its inception in 2008, through artistic performance and its educational curriculum, Girl Be Heard exists to connect and transform, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, while nurturing a culture of social justice.
Following significant growth from an operating budget of $300 to $1.65 million and a staff of 40, 13 program sites in NYC, and one sister site in Trinidad and Tobago, Girl Be Heard is ready to expand and seeks a visionary leader to continue its journey of empowerment.
Brooklyn, New York
ABOUT THE ROLE
LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
The Executive Director (ED) will lead by actively engaging and energizing the Girl Be Heard (GBH) community, including board members, staff, partners, volunteers and participants, to fulfill its mission and strategic vision. The new leader will build and lead a diverse senior management team while fostering a mission-focused collaborative culture. Additionally, the ED will develop and maintain a strong Board of Directors and seek board involvement in shaping the strategic direction. Ensuring programmatic excellence, rigorous evaluation, and consistent quality across all areas of the organization will be paramount. The ED will also be responsible for cultivating a workplace that values every individual’s unique contribution, promotes an inclusive environment, and fosters a sense of belonging. Overseeing all business functions, with support from the Director of Operations, will be part of the daily responsibilities.
FUNDRAISING & COMMUNICATIONS
Serving as the primary public spokesperson for GBH, the new leader will empower staff and youth to take on leadership roles while representing the organization. Cultivating partnerships with various stakeholders, including foundations, government agencies, and businesses, will be essential to expand revenue-generating and fundraising activities to support program operations and ensure long-term sustainability. The role will also involve ensuring engaging external communications through multiple channels.
PLANNING & NEW BUSINESS
The ED will leverage alliances to produce meaningful performances and expand program reach. Supporting the development of strategic business plans and partnerships in new markets will be crucial, as will being an active presence locally and nationally, communicating program results and successes.
Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where equity, diversity, inclusion & justice (EDIJ) are fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advise our clients to operationalize EDIJ and position our content and educational opportunities to help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector. See the full statement.