Executive Director

New York, United States
$125,000.00 - $135,000.00
Apr 21, 2021
May 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
To Apply 

Please email a cover letter and resume to info@childrenofbellevue.org. If you apply through any other methods, your application will NOT be considered. 


Who We Are

Children of Bellevue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that supports essential efforts to transform the health, development, and well-being of children and their families at Bellevue Hospital, the largest public hospital in New York City.

We envision a future for the Bellevue Hospital community where all children can grow up healthy and equipped to achieve their full potential, a future where Bellevue’s dedicated and passionate staff and volunteers have all the resources they need to succeed and to build on the pioneering legacy of the Children of Bellevue.

  The Opportunity

Children of Bellevue has just started to embark upon an exciting period of transformation over the next three years. Starting January 2021, we kicked off the implementation of a new strategic plan, developed throughout 2020, that is geared towards taking our organization to the next level in how we can best support the Bellevue community. As such, we are looking for an experienced, highly dynamic Executive Director to be at the heart of this strategic plan and partner with the Board of Directors to see this plan come to fruition.

  About the Role

The Executive Director will report to the Chair of the Board of Directors, and will be responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. A major component of the role will be to lead the Children of Bellevue boards and staff in executing the three-year strategic plan that was approved by the board at the end of 2020.

Organizational leadership and substantial fundraising experience from our next Executive Director are critical. The Executive Director will lead a small team that consists of our Director of Administration (full-time, permanent staff), Accountant (part-time permanent), Interim Development Manager (part-time consultant), and CoB Intern (full-time, though not permanent staff). Those who possess such experience but also have an entrepreneurial spirit, high energy, and are real self-starters are invited to apply as we are eager to grow the team!


Overall Responsibilities
  • Assure that the organization remains in line with its long-range strategy to achieve its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress
  • Provide leadership in developing organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board
  • Serve as a true spokesperson for Children of Bellevue when speaking with donors and other influential stakeholders
  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations
Organizational Leadership
  • Own implementation of strategic plan by guiding board members and staff through the transformational journey
  • Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all staff, consultants, and volunteers
  • Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place
  • Maintain a climate and culture that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people
  • Encourage staff development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization
  • Steward major donor and key funding relationships
  • Be a chief advocate and spokesperson for the organization to ensure it is top of mind with key partners and donors
  • Hire and oversee development staff to ensure a robust and diverse annual fundraising plan is executed to meet organizational resource needs
  • Engage the board in fundraising and network building on behalf of the organization
  • See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it
  • Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs, and goals
  • Develop, implement, manage, and track effectiveness of social media campaigns and other communication channels such as the newsletter; work in close collaboration with marketing volunteers, contractors, and Marketing Committee board members to fulfill this objective
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations
  • Advocate for and represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public
Finance and Budget Management
  • Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices
  • Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the rest of the board in preparing a budget; manage the budget to ensure the organization operates within budget guidelines
  • Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work
  • Jointly, with the Chair and Secretary of the Board of Directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents
  Required Skills and Experience
  • 10+ years’ experience of organizational leadership experience in the Executive Director OR applicable experience, with proven experience cultivating major donor relationships
  • A leader with an entrepreneurial spirit who is excited to greatly expand a small non-profit
  • A strong can-do attitude with the willingness and flexibility to wear multiple hats as and when needed
  • A builder of authentic relationships with partners, program participants, funders, and other supporters, able to speak in a clear and compelling manner about the organization’s goals and priorities
  • Experienced in implementing successful fundraising operations for their organization, including building successful revenue-generating program partnerships and the cultivation and stewardship of philanthropic partners
  • Culturally competent and self-reflective leader who understands the effects of race, class, ethnicity, income, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and other issues of difference in society and is able to lead direct conversations about them
  • Skilled in strategic planning, project management, and organization; able to focus on and communicate priorities while not losing sight of the details and align vision with defined values
  • Inspiring in his/her/their management style; embodies the ethos of “leading by learning” and willing to devote time to coach and develop their team while holding them accountable to measurable results
  • An accomplished leader with a track record of success within small to medium-sized nonprofit organization
  • Stellar emotional intelligence who is comfortable in managing relationships across all levels of an organization
Ideal Candidates Will Also…
  • Be excited by and committed to Children of Bellevue’s mission and vision
  • Have a true understanding and appreciation for the small non-profit work experience and culture
  • Have familiarity with donor CRM platforms, such as DonorPerfect
  • Be skilled and experienced in developing and executing multi-channel communications strategies with demonstrated success
  Additional Details
  • Job Type: Full-time, Exempt
  • Location: New York City at Bellevue Hospital, with some flexibility to work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Work Authorization: US required
  • Benefits:
    • Medical/Dental/Vision health insurance
    • Paid Vacation/Sick Time
    • Salary Range: $125 – 135K, with potential for further growth in line with Children of Bellevue reaching fundraising targets


Children of Bellevue is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to review all of our job postings to minimize biased language. Children of Bellevue does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

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