Executive Director

Job Description

Executive Director

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities

This is your chance to be a part of the movement to improve housing, the economy, and overall quality of life for the young people living and working on Cape Cod. CCYP is looking for a game-changing leader to continue the progress we’ve made over the past 10 years and catapult us into the future. If you’re passionate about connecting, engaging and advancing Cape Cod’s emerging workforce and future leaders, apply today!

Summary of Position

Dynamic, experienced, and skilled Executive Director needed to lead CCYP in our mission of connecting Cape Cod’s emerging workforce and future leaders, engaging them in our community, and to support their efforts to advance their personal and professional lives.
The Executive Director will:
  • Develop, secure, and manage financial and volunteer engagement from sponsors, members, and donors to support ongoing operations and special projects.
  • Direct and guide strategic initiatives focused on housing, civic engagement, and workforce development for CCYP membership.
  • Build and maintain relationships and collaborations across the region to positively impact the ability to retain and recruit young professionals on Cape Cod.
  • Represent CCYP at member events, special events, and key regional meetings as an ambassador for the organization and its membership.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

I.               Resource Development
  • Develop and execute annual revenue generation goals and activities to support ongoing operations and special projects. Activities include:
    • Securing sponsors and philanthropic support
    • Meeting membership goals
    • Relationship development and management
    • Sponsor recognition
  • Manage cultivation and stewardship of philanthropic funders and donors (i.e. Shape the Cape Funders, Next Ten Funders, Giving Circle members).
  • Cultivate an environment of fundraising and giving among the board, volunteers and staff.
II.               Membership Management
  • Develop, manage, and execute annual membership goals including member recruitment, retention and development of member benefits.
  • Manage staff, board, and volunteers to meet annual membership goals through a diverse and broad set of activities.
  • Lead ongoing assessment of member engagement, satisfaction, and interests in benefits, needs, and activities.
  • Assures adequate representation of members from diverse industries, job types, levels, and regions unique to Cape Cod.
  • Run the program component of the Lunch Connect, Coffee Connect, and After Hours Connect events, in addition to other member and program events.
  • Communicate directly with membership to build connections, engagement, and volunteerism for the organization.

III.             Strategic Projects
  • Direct and execute Mentor Exchange program activities including program replication or geographic expansion to new regions on Cape Cod. Manage consultants and program staff on all facets of project including program design, recruitment, and recognition.
  • Represent CCYP and members of regional coalitions and committees related to housing, civic engagement, and housing including, but not limited to, the Smarter Cape Partners, Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board – Youth Council, and Youth Action Plan of The Cape Cod Foundation.
  • Involve CCYP with key housing and workforce development regional projects. Assess CCYP capacity to engage in projects, execute on key activities, and engage a broad group of stakeholders including members, board of directors, volunteers, and community stakeholders. 

IV.            Operations and Administrative Oversight:
  • Oversee financial management of organization in collaboration with Board president, Treasurer, and financial team.   
  • Direct and prepares communications for Board of Directors including monthly Executive Director Reports, ongoing updates, and meeting agendas.
  • Work with other CCYP staff and board members to establish, organize, and engage volunteer committees to work on special projects, events, membership activities, or civic engagement initiatives.
  • Work closely with Executive Committee of Board of Directors to develop, manage, and execute strategic planning and development of policies for the organization.
  • Support the board development process with the Governance Committee.
  • Maintain staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; maintaining a safe and secure work environment; and developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; developing, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, procedures, and productivity standards 

Position Requirements & Qualifications

  • At least 3 to 5 years relevant of organizational leadership experience in the for-profit, non-profit, or public sector, with an ability to formulate and articulate a plan and vision for the organization.
  • Understands the role of a membership organization and the volunteer Board of Directors structure of a non-profit organization.
  • Proven success in fundraising and/or sales with a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Superb time management, organizational, and budgeting skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal communication, and writing skills.
  • Proven ability to manage tasks in a dynamic environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks.
  • Experience with social media, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter, including compensation requirements, to by August 11th, 2017.
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