New York Cares seeks an experienced and strategic leader with a passionate concern and calling for its mission. The Executive Director (ED) will apply experience, vision, and innovation to accelerate the organization’s impressive record, scale its impact, and lead New York Cares through its next phase of influence and resource development. Reporting to the Board, the ED is ultimately responsible for the organization’s management, including strategic, programmatic, fiscal, and operational accountability.
Building upon recent work on the organization’s long-term strategy, the ED will lead a strategic review, ensuring that it drives innovative programs and cutting-edge delivery of meaningful partnerships while increasing financial support to meet community needs, amplifying impact, and ensuring an impactful experience for volunteers, partner organizations, and communities. The ED will help align key constituencies around the long-term strategy and execute and achieve ambitious goals while driving corporate, donor, and citizen engagement in support of volunteerism through an array of programmatic areas.
The ED will represent the organization’s mission and programs among a wide array of stakeholders, will be the driving force to articulate a succinct and powerful brand, and will build awareness of and fundraise for the organization’s valuable role in engaging thousands to take action through volunteerism across New York City.
The ED will lead, inspire, and motivate the New York Cares team and manage the extensive network of volunteers, donors, and community partners. They will steward and nurture an organizational culture that embraces equity, humanity, and trust.
The ED will ensure that the organization’s activities and programs are results-oriented and meet the highest standards of quality. They will oversee operational performance against established annual goals and stretch targets and ensure financial stability and compliance with ethical and legal standards and policies. They will cultivate a strong, collaborative, and productive relationship with the Board of Directors.
New York Cares seeks an experienced and respected leader. The successful candidate will be a diplomatic, energetic, collaborative, and visionary leader. They will bring to the role a recognized degree of operational excellence, fundraising ability, intellectual breadth, digital savvy, convening power, and practical experience with the nonprofit, government, and business sectors. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated passion for and commitment to the mission of New York Cares coupled with organizational leadership experience.
In terms of the performance and personal competencies and experience required for the position, we would highlight the following:
Executing for Results
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Relationships and Influence
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Russell Reynolds Associates has been exclusively retained for this search and prospective candidates are invited to contact Russell Reynolds Associates directly. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. To apply for the role or submit a nomination, please reach out to: NewYorkCaresED@russellreynolds.com.
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