Job Information

Organization: Greater Rochester Summer Learning Association

Posting Start: 2024-03-29

Location: Rochester, New York

Job Title: Executive Director

Posting End: 2024-04-30

A Brief Job Description:

Entering its 15th summer, the Greater Rochester Summer Learning Association (GRSLA) is a local nonprofit exclusively focused on closing the achievement gap by increasing access to high-quality summer learning opportunities for City of Rochester three and four-year olds.

The Executive Director leads the agency, implements policies and oversees the agency’s operation to ensure compliance with the bylaws, and executes the annual plan to achieve the organization’s mission and vision. The individual must be resourceful and able to display initiative and understanding of management systems and interpersonal relations, advocate for the agency’s mission in the community, and develop relationships with business partners, government agencies and like-minded organizations to help advance GRSLA’s mission.


Working closely with the GRSLA Board Chair, and under the guidance of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director exercises a considerable degree of independent judgment and initiative, within the framework provided by the bylaws, agency mission and the annual plan.

Essential Core Functions include:

  • Parent Engagement, Community Engagement, Advocacy and Public Relations
  • Agency Leadership and Staff Development
  • Finance and Business Administration
  • Development and Fundraising

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Progressively responsible positions within a non-profit or business environment, ideally with a minimum 5-7 years’ experience, including a minimum of 3 years’ management experience.
  • Experience in and with the early-childhood sector.
  • Understanding of fiscal management practices.
  • Experience in working with and in securing and administering public and private contracts and grants.
  • Strategic planning experience in a non-profit setting.
  • Proven success in all aspects of fundraising, especially in the areas of local grants, major gifts cultivation and solicitation.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications.
  • Ability to develop and motivate people, creating a positive work environment.
  • Composure under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality.

Contact Information:

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