The Baltimore Family Alliance has an opening for a part-time Executive Director in Baltimore, Maryland, starting in June 2021. The primary role of the Executive Director will be to connect families across Baltimore to each other, advocate on behalf of all families, and teach families to successfully advocate for themselves, making Baltimore a City that all families love to call home.
The Executive Director will report directly to the Board President. With support and guidance from the board, the Executive Director will lead the organization’s strategy, fundraising, and advocacy efforts and will coordinate and manage day-to-day programmatic and policy priorities. The Executive Director will oversee and lead other employees as well as contractors and volunteers.
The Baltimore Family Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving family life in Baltimore City. We envision a connected web of families bringing stability to all of Baltimore and making it an even more wonderful place to raise our children. BFAM connects communities and empowers families to advocate for great schools and a vibrant, inclusive city. Our goal is that families living in Baltimore City neighborhoods will be able to attend a sustainably funded public school they love, have ample play opportunities in vibrant public playspaces, and feel deeply connected to fellow parents raising children in Baltimore City. We are a growing organization, governed by a 12-member board of directors. See our website (www.baltimorefamilies.org) for additional information. Non-Exempt Position: Part- Time Employee (30-hr week), with schedule flexibility, including some evenings and weekends. ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Programming & Communications
Manage event planning staff and key volunteers in the development of programs and events in alignment with the organization’s mission
Strategically publicize the organization and its events to members and the public, with assistance from the board, volunteers, and occasional contract staff
Guide and supervise communication/ engagement strategy including:
a robust social media presence
maintaining and expanding our email list
development of a regular newsletter
coordinate the creation and distribution of an annual report
Maintain and expand our coalition of families
Collect and store contact and interest information to be used in advocacy, fundraising, and event planning
Innovate and expand our business partnership program
Management and Operations
Manage the application of policies and procedures for day-to-day operations and financial management
Report on progress through formal written reports to the board
Manage, all paid staff, contractors and volunteers
Prepare the annual operating budget and monthly financial statements
Ensure compliance with legal requirements
Identify and advance advocacy initiatives for Baltimore City families
Build & maintain strong relationships with agencies and departments in Baltimore City, Maryland State Government, and Baltimore City Public Schools as well as elected leadership for the City and State
Coordinate advocacy initiatives—including letter-writing campaigns, phone calls, and meetings with elected officials and other relevant stakeholders—on behalf of and in partnership with the Board of Directors and our members
Lead the development and implementation of the organization’s donor strategy and the expansion of Baltimore Family’s donor base
Work with board members to diversify portfolios by securing funds from various sources in order to sustain and develop the nonprofit’s operations, including government, businesses, foundations, and individual donors
Engage in a variety of fundraising methods, including grant writing, strategic partnership development with businesses and corporations, and relationship development with foundations, individual donors, and other key contributors.
Hire and manage professional services as appropriate to assist (fundraising consultants, grant writers, etc.)
Provide appropriate grant reporting and accountability as required by different funding sources
Knowledge And Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Fundraising and development skills and experience
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Attention to detail and ability to take the initiative
Experience managing others (preferably both employees and volunteers)
Advocacy experience and/or knowledge of issues relevant to families
Strong time management skills and schedule flexibility
Computer proficiency (Google drive, social media, canva or other graphics tool)
Baltimore City resident
Strong commitment and passion for city living with families, including positive urban development
Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, with experience promoting these values, both internally and externally
Effective strategy-setting, visioning and political acumen capabilities
Well-networked across the city of Baltimore
Passion for innovation and learning from new approaches
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
Strong relationship-building skills and commitment to working collaboratively
Strong team player, good communication and diplomatic skills
Good organizational skills and ability to work under stress
SALARY: $50,000 to $65,000. Position will include reimbursement for work-related expenses.
ACCOUNTABILITY: REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: President, Board of Directors WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Paid staff, contracted professionals, members of the Board of Directors, external partners, volunteers, donors. TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter describing why you are well-suited for the position, as well as your resume, salary requirements, and a list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, please record and submit a one-to-two minute video in which you make the case for why a family should live in Baltimore City, and why you’d make a great Executive Director for the Baltimore Family Alliance. You may use any format you prefer; please either include the link in your cover letter (preferred), or include the video as an attachment when you submit your CV and cover letter to apply.
No telephone calls, please.
The deadline to apply is May 21, 2021; However this is a rolling recruitment process and candidates will be considered at the time of their application. Interested parties are encouraged to apply early.
The Baltimore Family Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.