NY Regional Director

NY Regional Director Job Description

Overview of the role

This is an exciting time to join the team at Girls Leadership as we continue to grow our strategic partnerships to increase the number of girls we serve with our exceptional programming. We are seeking an experienced nonprofit executive to join the leadership team to steward our strong relationships in the region. The NY Regional Director will report to the Director of Partnerships and is responsible for reaching specific goals for community outreach, board management, fundraising, and earned revenue. This role is 25% Regional Director, with a focus on board recruitment, local fundraising, and partnership cultivation, and 75% Outreach Manager, with a focus on program booking and filling. Over the course of a year, if certain benchmarks are hit, this role will evolve into a full-time Regional Director with 100% focused on development, partnerships, board recruitment, and oversight of a full-time Outreach Manager and Program Manager.  

The NY Regional Director will:

    • Work with the national team and the New York board to develop and plan the regional strategy, with annual objectives for the region and measure progress towards the framework of Girls Leadership’s strategic objectives
    • Respond to regional leads, book all programs, and fill programs in the Outreach Manager role, initially until benchmarks are hit to hire for this role
    • Solicit and steward individual, corporate and foundation partnerships to meet development goals
    • Manage, evaluate and provide direct support to the New York Program to ensure revenue and impact goals are met each quarter
    • Communicate persuasively Girl’s Leadership’s mission, values, and priorities to potential partners to develop partnerships with community-based organizations and schools critical to Girls Leadership’s community building and success
    • Grow the regional community and participation through marketing and community-based efforts


  • Collaborate with the New York Board Chair to intiatally support, and eventually recruit, and co-manage a 12-15 person Board of Directors with a give/get (full board currently in operation)



The ideal candidate:

    • Is a self-motivated, resourceful, innovative and strategic thinker, comfortable working independently and remotely with high personal accountability
    • Is committed to our values of Authentic Communication, Courageous Growth, Equity and Play
    • Is passionate about supporting girls with exercising the power of their voice.  
    • Interacts effectively with diverse stakeholders, sectors, and staff, and is committed to expanding and fostering equity and inclusion
    • Fundraising experience in at least the $500K-$1M/year range  
    • Experience creating budgets and managing to quarterly revenue targets


  • Experience working closely with the board of directors and providing highly relevant, quarterly reporting


    • Experience managing highly successful teams
    • Experience managing fundraising event
    • Works with high attention to detail and can manage multiple tasks and competing priorities


  • Is comfortable building and fostering relationships with a wide group of contacts (from funders to educators to to CBO partners, to teachers and corporate contacts)


  • Experience with a CRM platform; Salesforce a plus
  • Resides in New York

The position is salaried, full time, and based from a co-working space in Manhattan with in-person meetings and online meetings with a virtual team. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends to support fundraising and outreach events. Local travel required.

Organization Overview:

For over 15 years, Girls Leadership has awakened thousands of girls to a life of authentic leadership. Girls Leadership teaches girls the skills to exercise the power of their voice.

We teach in-person programs across the US, and produce free educational content and conduct original research, such as our current project, “Closing the Gap: Understanding How Girls of Color Become Leaders.”  Our in-person programs teach girls, educators, and parents the core practices of emotional intelligence, healthy relationships, and assertive self-expression. Taught by professional, salaried instructors, all Girls Leadership programs use interactive lessons and educational theatre-based techniques to help girls connect with their emotions and practice the tools for building healthy, authentic relationships. The courses are age-appropriate and progressive, following girls’ developmental needs from grade school through high school.

We ask people to join our team who are skilled, experienced professionals in their field, but this is only part of what will make you successful as a Girls Leadership team member. We also seek team members who are authentic, seek to contribute to an equitable and inclusive community and build strong relationships with fellow team members, Girls Leadership clients, and partners.

Compensation & Benefits: Compensation is commensurate with experience. The range is $80-90K. Benefits include health insurance (99% coverage for employee), optional dental/vision, unlimited paid time off with supervisor pre-approval, separate sick time, 11 holidays per year, and a 401(k) plan available after one year of service.



Girls Leadership encourages individuals of all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. Girls Leadership is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter in Word or pdf format to hiring@girlsleadership.org. The subject line of the email should include your full name and “NY Regional Director”

Applications will be reviewed and processed in the order received through May 1, 2019, or until the position is secured.