New York managing director, Step Up Women’s Network!

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7 Feb 2012


Step Up Women’s Network is a nonprofit membership organization (50,000 supporters strong!) dedicated to igniting women and girls to fulfill their potential by:

  • creating and implementing impactful after-school and weekend programs that empower teen girls from under-resourced communities to be confident, college-bound, and career-ready
  • propelling professional women through connections, collaborations, and continuous development
  • inspiring our network to invest in the future success of girls through mentorship and financial support


The New York managing director oversees all local New York fundraising, programs, events and staff. The managing director is responsible for the funding, strategic direction and operations of our teen programs and membership programs, as well as management of the NY office’s operations including HR, budgeting and finance, and other day-to-day office needs.   The managing director reports to the CEO.



Fundraising and External Relations

• Strategic planning and implementation of all fundraising efforts for the NY office including:

  • An annual large-scale signature fundraising event
  • Smaller-scale fundraising events, initiatives and in-store shopping events
  • Individual giving via donations & memberships

• Managing relationships with and events related to Step Up’s high-tier donors ($1,000+)

• Building and cultivating local sponsors and foundations and helping to identify & steward towards national opportunities

• Managing the board of directors, supporting its efforts to fundraise on behalf of the organization and recruit candidates for the board

• Acting as spokesperson for the organization at key events and pitch meetings

Program Development

• Overseeing the development and implementation of programs and activities in the areas of:

  • Youth development
  • Ensuring Step Up’s teen programs are meeting national and local standards of excellence and meeting intended outcomes
  • Developing and managing relationships with local school & community partners
  • Membership recruitment, retention & engagement

• Creating strategy & monitoring progress around increasing member support of and engagement in our mission


Operations and Staffing

• Providing leadership for the NY office by implementing and communicating the strategic vision & mission set forth by the national board of directors

• Managing a team of 3 full-time staff, 1 part-time staff and several interns

• Recruiting and retaining a strong staff built on teamwork, entrepreneurship, and collaborative decision-making

• Communicating and maintaining HR policies

• Ensuring fiduciary responsibility and fiscal management of NY office

• Preparing and monitoring annual budget

• Overseeing the NY offices’ technology/space/supply needs


Board of Directors/Governance

• Working with the NY board to implement local strategy to achieve national goals & fulfill Step Up’s mission and long-term vision

• Overseeing board recruitment, retention and performance

• Organizing all board meetings, reports and presentations



Ideally, the candidate will have at least seven years of work experience and at least five years of management experience, including program and staff management in a non-profit organization. Candidate must have an undergraduate degree, and a graduate degree is preferred.
Step Up’s strength stems from our members’ ability to leverage their personal and professional skills and relationships to give back to the community. We’re a growing nonprofit with ambitious goals. The successful managing director candidate will be outgoing, flexible, solution-oriented, experienced in stewarding relationships, and able to work independently but also be able to build consensus.


The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:

• Proven leadership and management experience with exceptional communication skills

• Proven experience and success in business development and/or fundraising

• Experience with public speaking for large and small audiences

• Ability to build and motivate a high-performing board of directors to implement the strategic vision for the organization

• Ability to manage employees and/or volunteers with proven ability to motivate teams

• Strong business acumen and understanding of budgeting and office management

• Proven track record in management of high-performing direct service programs

• A passion for and experience in women’s issues and youth development for girls

• High level of organization and efficiency, the ability to multitask

• Entrepreneurial spirit



Reporting Relationship

This position will report to the NY board of directors and the CEO who is based in Los Angeles. Desired Fill Date is April 1. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits; salary commensurate with experience.


To apply, please send cover letter and resume to the attention of Jenni Luke at No phone calls, please.

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