Title: Executive Director
Status: Full-time Position (40 hours/week)
Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Coverage, and Generous Allotment of Time Off
Compensation: $80,000 annually
Reports To: Board of Directors
The Executive Director (ED) will support the overall strategic and operational responsibility for Pride Center of Vermont’s staff, programs, expansion, and manifestation of its evolving mission. Reporting to the board of directors, the Executive Director will be a strong, inclusive, and collaborative leader with experience in fundraising, financial management, program management, personnel matters, and operational supervision. The Executive Director will be a primary face of Pride Center of Vermont and is responsible for supporting strategic direction and shepherding the organization through transition toward the long-term sustainability of Pride Center of Vermont as a statewide LGBTQIA+ community-serving organization.
- Lead, coach, develop, and retain Pride Center of Vermont’s staff;
- Provide equitable guidance, coaching, collaboration, and clear, consistent communication to the board and leadership team;
- Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence and evaluation, quality of finance and administration, and value-aligned fundraising, communications, and operational systems;
- Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the organization’s strategic goals;
- Support staff in learning and practicing anti-oppressive tools for conflict transformation and addressing workplace and/or interpersonal harm;
- Day-to-day management of high-priority actions, such as activating public responses (including media requests) to local, state, and national events that impact PCVT and LGBTQIA+ communities;
- Actively engage and energize the organization’s staff, volunteers, board, event committees, LGBTQIA+ communities, partnering organizations, and funders;
- Effectively communicate program components and success measures to the board, funders, and other constituents;
- Ensure effective systems to track progress and sustainable growth;
- Manage the organization’s financial actions in collaboration with the board finance committee. Duties include tracking cash flow, financial planning, analyzing the organization’s financial strengths and challenges, and proposing corrective actions;
- Implement, maintain, and review payroll processing systems to ensure timely and accurate payroll transactions including salaries, benefits, garnishments, taxes, and other deductions. Ensure accurate and timely processing of payroll updates including new hires, terminations, and changes to pay rates;
- Ensure work environments are adequate and safe, including agency insurance coverage and federal compliance with OSHA regulations for all PCVT programs and activities.
Fundraising & Communications:
- Understand and engage with complex funding streams (e.g., foundations, value-aligned corporate, individual, government, etc.) and rapidly changing trends in non-profit, health and human services, and LGBTQIA+ service organizations;
- Manage and support fundraising and grant opportunities, application processes, and reports in collaboration with the leadership team and finance committee;
- Expand value-aligned revenue-generating grants and fundraising activities;
- Work in partnership with the board of directors and development staff to identify, solicit and acquire new sources of funding to support existing program operations and future expansion;
- Deepen and refine external relations through all aspects of communication with the goal of creating a stronger brand;
- Act as, or appropriately delegate, the responsibility of primary spokesperson for the organization with elected officials, with government agency leaders, and with non-governmental funding communities.
Strategic Plan & Vision:
- Engage the board, staff, and community stakeholders in the organization’s short and longer-term racial justice, accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion plans;
- Support the strategic implementation of a new leadership structure in alignment with the organization’s values while centering long-term sustainability
- Communicate organizational plans, goals, ongoing progress, and outcomes to the organization’s board, staff, funders, partners and community stakeholders.
Diversity & Inclusion:
- Serve as PCVT spokesperson for an intersectional LGBTQIA+ community;
- Bring a robust understanding of diversity that includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, size, age, nation origin or place of birth, socioeconomic background, physical or mental disability, medical status; marital status, justice-involvement status, parental status, or veteran status.
- Support PCVT staff, volunteer, and board recruitment, hiring, and retention to ensure equitable representation;
- Maintain a commitment cultural humility, continued education, and personal/professional growth
- Ensure PCVT collaborations and partnerships align with the above.
An ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
- Values-based decision making
- Openness to change, conflict, growth and learning
- Big-picture and out-of-the-box thinking
- Lived experience or active allyship within historically marginalized person
An ideal candidate will have the following demonstrated skills and experience:
- Non-profit grant management
- Oversight and accountability for budgeting and fiscal planning
- Non-hierarchical supportive leadership and supervision
- Conscious communication and conflict management strategies
- Experience with change facilitation and organizational overhaul
- Conflict resolution
- Applied anti-racist practice
Systemic inequities in hiring cause people who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, and others with non-dominant identities to apply for jobs only when they meet 100% of the qualifications. We encourage you to break that statistic and apply if you feel you would be a good fit for this position, as applicants rarely meet 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.
A completed application will include a cover letter, resume, and a diversity statement. Please submit all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This search is open and will be accepting applications until the position is filled. Applications will begin to be reviewed June 1st with hopes to fill the role by August 1st.
Pride Center of Vermont strives to ensure our board and staff accurately and authentically represent the communities we serve, with a focus on racial equity, inclusion, and belonging. This means prioritizing recruitment, support, and retention of BIPOC queer and trans leaders and the advancement of a racially inclusive, gender expansive, diverse board and staff.
Our board and staff actively work to disrupt systems of white supremacy and advance racial justice within the organization and we’re committed to taking personal accountability and responsibility of centering racial justice in our work.
Each board and staff member is expected to commit to active learning and self-growth outside of our lived experience, by taking an honest inventory of our privileges, and educating ourselves on how oppression shows up differently and disproportionately across identity categories. We are expected to uphold accountability to understand how folks at intersections of multiple marginalized identities across race, sex, gender identity, socio-economic status, and disability, face increased barriers.