Girls on the Run NYC is a local nonprofit organization dedicated
to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her
limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. We
inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun,
experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Our
program creates a safe place for girls to grow in confidence and
strengthen their self-worth through an introduction to identifying
and processing emotions, goal setting, cooperation, healthy
decision-making, and self-respect, while training for a 5K
Girls on the Run believes that all girls and communities
should have access to our programs. We strive to eliminate barriers
to participation, to continue creating programming
that engage all communities, to be intentional about
staff and volunteer diversity and to promote a culture of inclusion
across the organization. We warmly welcome the
participation of any child who identifies as “girl,” non-binary, or
gender expansive in our programs. We are committed to
leveraging our intellectual, financial, and human resources to
advance strategies to be inclusive, equitable and accessible to
Our council currently serves 1,400 girls across the five
boroughs of New York City. Please visit our website to learn more:
The Executive Director of GOTR NYC will work with community
leaders, schools and school systems, non-profit partners, families
and girls, and volunteers to create significant impact in our
community. The ideal candidate will have a passion for youth,
experience in fundraising and grant writing, business acumen and
will have successfully managed community impact programs, including
evaluation and measurement.
Principle responsibilities include (but are not limited
- Strategic Planning
- Provide strategic direction and leadership of the overall
program through careful implementation and continuation of the
- Develop a comprehensive council growth plan that reflects
creative program and site development strategies with an
intentional focus on growing access and diversifying communities
- Collaborate with the Board to identify and plan for
infrastructure growth parallel to growth of the program.
- Fund Development
- Develop sustainable revenue plan with a focus on grant writing
and individual donor development and stewardship to exceed $700,000
annually of a $1 million budget.
- Drive the charity endurance athlete peer-to-peer fundraising
program with the development manager.
- Develop and sustain sponsorship relationships with local,
corporate, and national partners.
- Serve as ambassador to raise awareness by building and
maintaining relationships with city-wide and community-based
organizations including corporate groups, social service agencies,
service groups, local media, fitness and wellness organizations,
and other community partners.
- Operational Administration
- Manage the organization with a business mindset by overseeing,
maintaining, and identifying areas of improvement for efficient
systems and strategies.
- Oversee all aspects of finance and budgeting in collaboration
with the Board and staff.
- With the Board Finance Committee, execute all financial,
operational, and programmatic reports to Girls on the Run
International and to state and local funding agencies in a timely
- Leverage data to monitor GOTR Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
and track progress toward meeting organizational goals.
- Oversee the season culminating 5K experience each Fall and
- Staff and Volunteer Leadership
- Provide direction, oversight and professional development
opportunities for Program, Development, and Operations staff, as
well as leadership to the volunteer coaches, and committee
- Develop coach recruitment and retention efforts that result in
coaches representing the diversity of girls served.
- Cultivate and steward key relationships with community
organizations and site liaisons, coaches, parents, participants,
- Maintain strong relationship with the Board of Directors and
Girls on the Run International.
- Build Community Presence
- Oversee special events planning and execution such as the
Season-End 5k events, virtual summits, etc.
- Ensure community engagement and communication is consistent
with the GOTR brand and core values.
- BA/BS or comparable work experience, with 10 years of
demonstrated executive leadership experience managing four or more
staff, preferably in a non-profit community impact
- Demonstrated experience in fundraising, grant writing, setting
and managing budgets, and financial forecasting.
- Passion for the Girls on the Run mission and comfortability
delivering presentations to large groups.
- Ability to effectively communicate issues surrounding girl
empowerment, self-esteem, body image and whole-person health.
- Strong technological proficiency to navigate an array of
- Must be available nights and weekends as needed for GOTR
events, funding opportunities and ambassador engagements.
- Readiness to embrace the work of inclusion, diversity, equity,
- Reliable transportation.
- A flexible and adaptable team-player with a sense of
Benefits, Salary and Work Environment:
This is a full-time position based in New York City with an
expectation of 80% or more of your time in person at the office, at
program sites, or in the community.
- Ongoing in-person and virtual interactions in community
- Frequent interaction with external stakeholders
This position is offering a salary of $120,000 to $140,000
annually, depending on experience. In addition, Girls on the Run
offers generous PTO, retirement plan with employer match; medical,
vision, and dental insurance with employer coverage of majority of
the premium, and life insurance.