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JOB TITLE: Executive Director 
REPORTS TO: Board of Directors 
EDUCATION MINIMUM: Bachelor’s Degree 
STATUS: Exempt position 

Bright Lights is on a mission to provide unique, motivating, hands-on learning opportunities for youth that goes beyond the classroom. We’re searching for a highly skilled executive director to help fulfill this mission. The right candidate will be passionate about education, leading others and have proven experience in fundraising. 

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall management of the Bright Lights program and all aspects of the organization’s operations. Ensures measures are in place to accomplish the mission goals, recruiting and retaining staff, providing leadership and building a culture which supports Bright Lights. In addition, the Executive Director will manage program development, organization plans and fundraising through grants, donors and special events. 

· Bachelors degree in Non-profit Management, Public Administration, Business, Finance, marketing or related field preferred. 

· 5+ years of senior management experience, preferably with a non-profit. 

· 3+ years of experience in fundraising including grant writing and other funding applications. 

· Experience managing budgets and financials. 

· Proven success working with a board of directors preferred. 

· Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. 

· Microsoft office and Quick Books expertise. 

· Serve as the face of the organization and actively participate in external events to create visibility for Bright Lights and build partnerships within the community. 

· Work closely with board of directors and committees, informing, assessing and addressing issues which affect the organization. 

· Attend Board and committee meetings. 

· Lead an effective team while managing daily activities. 

· Develop and implement financial programs to provide funding for new or continuing operations and scholarships. 

· Develop and submit grant proposals for funds from private foundations, corporations, and government agencies by working closely with Fund Development Specialist. 

· Establish and maintain positive relationships with individual donors, private and corporation funders and government agencies. 

· Plan, organize, and direct all ongoing and special project funding programs. 

· Responsible for overall financial condition of the organization such as reporting, quarterly statements, budgets, payroll, cash flow, etc. 

· Develop and enforce policies and organization business objectives. 

· Primary Administrator on-site during summer program weeks. 

· Interview, hire and annually evaluate staff. 

· In collaboration with the board of directors, prepares strategic plan with short- and long-term goals to meet funding objectives, program objectives and overall mission of Bright Lights. 

· Full-time (40+ hours/week) with flexible schedule. 

· Half-price class for each child during the summer program. 

· Comprehensive benefits program included. 

Bright Lights is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will not discriminate employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Bright Lights
5561 S 48 Street, Suite 220
Lincoln NE 68516

or email to

Applications should be received no later than August 23.

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