Executive Director


The Addison Central Teens (ACT) center is currently seeking a full-time Executive Director to lead the organization through this essential phase and ensure that the center operates as a state-of-the-art program. The Executive Director will play a critical role in building the organization from the ground up, including developing programming, leading fundraising, and overseeing staffing, financial and operational management, and board development. Due to the small size of the organization, the Executive Director is expected to spend significant time working directly with our teens.


Programmatic and Operational Management

  • Develop and oversee all of the organization’s programs and initiatives, ensuring consistency with ACT’s mission, philosophy, objectives, and overall strategic vision
  • Develop relationships/partnerships with other community organizations and vendors or individuals to provide programming
  • Hire, supervise and support all staff/volunteers, including conducting annual performance evaluations, maintaining a climate that attracts and motivates a diverse staff, and ensuring that sound human resource practices are in place
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of day-to-day operations, including financial management, office administration, facilities management, human resources, compliance and insurance

Marketing/Public Relations

  • Serve as the organization’s primary spokesperson
  • Develop opportunities to raise the organization’s profile through ongoing networking, cultivation of media contacts, interaction with community and business leaders, corporate and foundation representatives and academic leaders; identify and cultivate local public relations and press opportunities
  • Ensure that printed and online marketing materials are effective and compelling
  • Create and execute effective social media strategy for the organization


  • Develop a strategic fundraising plan that will ensure that the organization will meet its fundraising goals
  • Identify and cultivate a variety of donors including individual, foundation, and corporate donors; expand donor base and increase the support provided by current donors
  • Research new grant opportunities, write compelling grant proposals, and cultivate relationships with institutional donors
  • Ensure the acquisition of in-kind corporate and individual contributions
  • Plan and oversee several fundraising and cultivation events annually, including a major annual benefit
  • Maintain donor database


  • At least two years of success in non-profit organizations, with significant leadership experience
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of ACT, with strong experience in youth development programs preferred
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, energized by the challenge building an organization and developing programs to meet the needs of Addison County teenagers
  • Proven track record of fundraising success, with experience identifying, qualifying, and cultivating individual prospects and conducting major gifts solicitations
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, with the ability to build relationships with a variety of constituents
  • Ability to hire, lead and support a passionate staff and volunteers
  • Outstanding organizational ability with focused attention to detail and follow-up
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required, advanced degree preferred
  • Ability to travel locally and work a flexible schedule


Please send cover letter and resume no later than October 27, 2017 to: Executive Director Search, c/o Rik Poduschnick, Parent Child Center, PO Box 646, Middlebury, VT 05753, or email to