Executive Director – JOB OPENING

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Welcome Neighbor STL is seeking an Executive Director who will oversee the strategic vision and lead all Welcome Neighbor STL programming. This position works with staff, volunteers, media, donors, and community partners.

Position Title: Executive Director

Reports to: Board of Directors and will work directly with Founder for training, relationship building, and mentoring.   

Status: Full-time

Compensation: This full-time position is 40 hours a week, $64,000 a year, $33.33 an hour/$5,333.33 a month.


  • Represents WNSTL with enthusiasm, confidence, and collaborative spirit.
  • Experience working with the underserved or non-profit background major plus.
  • Responsible for the financial, operational, and administrative performance of WNSTL.
  • Plans, develops, and establishes policy and objectives of the organization in accordance with Board directives and organizational mission.
  • Forge new collaborations and partnerships with community leaders, state and federal government programs, related organizations, individual donors and corporate sponsors.
  • Directs and coordinates revenue generating  programs to provide funding for new or continuing operations, including oversight of all fundraising efforts.
  • Insures positive communications and relations with constituents and staff.
  • Speaks in public on behalf of WNSTL, comfortable speaking in civic, and corporate settings.
  • Manage and direct the activities of paid staff including hiring decisions; responsible for employee reviews and evaluations including progress towards individual goals and objectives.
  • Recommends annual budget working with the Finance Chair for Board approval.
  • Develops resources, researches funding sources, and writes grant proposals with Development and PR Coordinator.
  • Create and implement annual Board retreat for evaluation, goal setting, and strategic planning.
  • Supports Board Chair in setting agenda for Executive Committee and Board meetings, and provides reports of all activities to the Board.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Understands and commits to the mission of WNSTL
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to establish, foster and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, the public, local, state & federal government, and community service agencies.
  • Effective verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Has a proven record of fund development activities and fundraising.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully, and effectively lead by displaying sound and accurate judgment.
  • Understand the big picture of WNSTL and the role of the Executive Director in the larger goal.
  • The ideal candidate is an experienced nonprofit leader who possesses the following:
  • Proven track record of relationship building that leads to financial investment. Exemplary leadership and management skills.
  • Experience influencing a passionate culture through the development and implementation of strategic initiatives.
  • Strong financial acumen and financial management skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, decision-making, and negotiating skills.
  • A strong, visionary leader who thinks strategically and can implement tactically.
  • A positive cultural influencer who leads with transparency.
  • Willing to empower staff while holding them accountable.
  • Able to advocate effectively for and build partnerships that advance refugee efforts
  • A team builder, consensus builder, and collaborator.
  • Able to multi-task, balancing internal and external stakeholder needs.
  • Ability to work in a team, and appreciation of volunteer and refugee partners is essential.

Job Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, nonprofit administration, public relations, or related field or equivalent work experience. Five years paid experience preferred working in a non-profit organization, community development, or other related field.
  • Demonstrated high level of adaptability to effectively manage diverse, changing and even competing task expectations.
  • Strong organization, planning, project management and implementation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong leadership and team development skills
  • Possesses a positive outlook and can-do problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to remain calm and make quick decisions under stressful circumstances
  • Solid written and verbal communications
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, Zoom, Signup Genius, Monday.com.

HOW TO APPLY: For consideration, email resume and cover letter to Jessica Bueler at [email protected]

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