Executive Director - Delaware County Literacy Council

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Delaware County Literacy Council
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 04, 2021
Mar 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
“The Delaware County Literacy Council helps adults develop reading, writing, math and English Language skills to thrive in the workplace and the community.”

- DCLC Mission Statement

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POSITION OVERVIEW The Executive Director (ED) is the chief executive of Delaware County Literacy Council. The Executive Director is responsible for leading all aspects of the organization, including strategic planning and execution, programs, communications and community outreach, fundraising, financial and general administration. 

Along with relevant experience, a successful ED will be nimble, have exemplary interpersonal skills, a transparent communication style and demonstrated ability to navigate change with positive energy.  

The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.  

An excellent compensation package will be offered to the candidate-of-choice.


  • Serve as a visible and vocal advocate for the organization and our adult learners

  • Work with the Board to fulfill the organization’s mission and execute the strategic plan, including commitment to reducing barriers to success and promoting equity in our communities

  • Secure resources necessary to ensure the financial health and growth of the organization

  • Attract, retain, develop and lead employees and volunteers of the organization in executing and supporting the fulfillment of the organization’s programs and community engagement 

  • Ensure commitment to an inclusive work environment and effective workplace


  • Minimum education level – Bachelor’s degree

  • Strong internal and external communication skills 

  • Fundraising expertise with individuals and foundations

  • Experience overseeing operational and administrative functions, including financial management, facilities, technology and human resources


  • 10 or more years work experience, including five or more years nonprofit leadership experience

  • Executive Director Experience

  • Agile leadership skills and a growth mindset

  • Knowledge of Delaware County Communities

  • Knowledge of adult education and literacy

  • Experience with federal, state and local government and private grant programs

  • Involvement with professional associations



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    ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW The Delaware County Literacy Council (DCLC) was formed in 1975 by a coalition of volunteers concerned by the number of people in the community who were unable to read and write. Volunteer tutors remain a large and critical component of the DCLC. Recent evolution of the organization includes additional programs to support student employment and other skills necessary to thrive and achieve their personal goals.

    VISION DCLC is a leader in creating a community of lifelong learners within Delaware County. It is recognized as a “go to” resource and is sought after as a community partner.

    ABOUT DELAWARE COUNTY Delaware County, PA, is rich in history (part of the DCLC building dates to 1730) and offers easy access not only to Philadelphia but to Washington, D.C. and New York City. Upper Darby, at the eastern edge of Delaware County, is the largest city in the County (82,700 residents) and more than sixty (60) languages are spoken in the school system.

    Located in the center of major educational institutions, Delaware County offers a vibrant culture. Enjoy exquisite parks, gardens, and arboretums. Experience Broadway-caliber theatre. Cheer on the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium. Hike or bike through Ridley Creek State Park. Discover the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

    Delaware County is located southwest of Philadelphia, and multiple train lines run from Delaware County into Center City Philadelphia. I-95 runs along the southern edge of the County (north into Philadelphia and south into Delaware). The Philadelphia International Airport is conveniently located just minutes from DCLC.

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