May 172013

Project 16:49 is on the hunt for an executive director! If you or someone you know is qualified for the job and has a passion for helping kids in need, please contact us through our contact form. You can attach résumé files up to 5 MB.

See below for the official job description.

Executive Director

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of Project 16:49. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. In program development and administration, the Executive Director will:

Specific committee responsibilities:

  1. Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
  2. Develop and execute Project 1649’s annual fundraising plan.
  3. Secure Financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  4. Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  5. Oversee organization of special events
  6. Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundations and corporate fundraising
  7. Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
  8. Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.
  9. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  10. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

In communications, the Executive Director will:

  1. See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
  2. Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.
  3. Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
  4. Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.

In relations with staff, the Executive Director will:

  1. Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
  2. Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  3. See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
  4. Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
  5. Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:

  1. Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
  2. Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  3. Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
  4. Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.


  • BA(required), MA (preferred)
  • 5-plus years  experience in development
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Homeless youth