Genesys Works transforms the lives of high school students from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds through skills training, meaningful internships, and impactful relationships. We envision a future when all youth finish high school equipped and empowered with the knowledge and skills required to achieve career success and a lifetime of economic self-sufficiency. A national nonprofit social enterprise, Genesys Works is a recognized leader in its field with a proven, replicable program model that produces measurable results.
Through its programming, 93% of program graduates go on to enroll in college, with 71% having graduated or still enrolled in pursuit of their degrees.
Founded in 2002 in Houston, Texas, Genesys Works has grown to include successful expansions into Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area, the National Capital Region, and soon, New York City. The organization, which serves nearly 3,000 students annually, recently celebrated its 15-year anniversary and is well-positioned for significant growth in the years to come. Genesys Works has a full-time staff of 133 (including 26 in the National Office) and an annual operating budget of approximately $24 million.
For more information on Genesys Works, please visit www.genesysworks.org.
The Executive Director will have the exciting opportunity to develop and strengthen the National Capital Region location, leveraging a proven model and support from the national office. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial leader with a track record of building successful relationships and networks within the corporate and nonprofit sectors. S/he will lead all aspects of the operation, including corporate client engagement, student recruitment, strategic partnerships, local fundraising, staff management, Board development, and growth. A passionate and compelling spokesperson, the Executive Director will represent Genesys Works to corporate partners, school administrators, community leaders, philanthropists, politicians, students, and their families. Reporting to the Chief Strategic Growth Officer and working in close collaboration with a committed local Board of Directors, the Executive Director will also interact with the Founder/CEO and national office leadership.
Specific responsibilities include:
Develop and leverage corporate relationships and engage them to increase the number of students working in meaningful internships
Establish strategic partnerships with businesses, schools, and other nonprofit organizations to better prepare today's youth for the jobs of tomorrow
Create new fundraising partnerships focused on individuals, foundations, and corporations; working in partnership with the national development team, leverage existing relationships with national philanthropic partners
Partner and work closely with an engaged local Board of Directors to develop a plan for successful execution of high growth objectives
Ensure the overall operational and fiscal integrity of Genesys Works; oversee revenue acquisition, including earned income and fundraising. (The revenue model allows for a large degree of self-sustainability from earned income, roughly 70%)
Recruit and lead the required staff with the team-building and coaching skills required to energize and motivate them to operate at the highest level
Significant leadership experience, with increasing levels of responsibility, preferably within a high growth, entrepreneurial environment; prior experience starting and/or running organizations is highly desirable
Demonstrated success raising money from and managing pre-existing relationships with the philanthropic funding community
Proven experience designing and executing growth strategies, with strong business and financial acumen; ability to manage and deliver results for multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment
Experience developing corporate partnerships and demonstrated ability to work with senior corporate leaders, such as CEOs and CIOs of major corporations
Deep belief in the Genesys Works mission and a strong determination to grow the organization to be best in class
Genesys Works has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Alena Guerra here.
Genesys Works is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.