Executive Director

Reports to: President, Board of Directors

Date: May 13, 2019

Suited for Change (SFC), a well-respected and highly regarded DC non-profit organization, is searching for a self-motivated and passionate visionary to help grow the organization and provide the leadership necessary for SFC to continue to fulfill its mission.

Job Summary:

As the senior level administrator, the Executive Director provides strategic leadership for the development, operation, and administration of Suited for Change (SFC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In this capacity, the incumbent is responsible for SFC’s fundraising and operations and manages a staff of three professionals and part-time contractors (in finance and fundraising) as well as a cadre of volunteers who perform the primary mission of “suiting” the 1,600 clients SFC serves annually and facilitating SFC’s workshops.


Essential Functions:   


  • Oversee and evaluate client services to ensure that SFC programs continue to meet clients’ needs. 

  • Seek to expand client base and referral partner network responding to changes in workforce development needs.

  • Oversee development of SFC’s seminar and workshop curriculum.

  • Set priorities and goals through an annual plan and budget.

  • Manage day-to-day financial operations and provide financial reports with the assistance of the Treasurer, auditor, and outside accountant.

  • Encourage and promote equity, fellowship, and best practices among all volunteers.

  • Coach staff, and provide regular performance reviews.

  • Develop, communicate, and oversee SFC’s policies and procedures.

  • Model a culture of legal, regulatory, financial, and operational compliance.

  • Organize and participate in SFC events such as periodic, off-site pop-up sales, monthly boutique sales, and other fundraising events.

  • Oversee and ensure appropriate use of technology and data.

  • Collaborate and work with Board of Directors on various initiatives including, but not limited to;  assistance with identifying and vetting new members, assistance with the formation of functional committees in addition to providing committees with support, coordinate and attend meetings and provide regular updates with respect to organization operations and financial outlook.

  • Perform other duties as needed.


External Leadership and Fundraising:

  • Serve as the lead representative of SFC to external groups.

  • Demonstrate leadership in the DC area in workforce development and seek opportunities to partner with other organizations in the community working in this field.

  • Oversee development and implementation of communications and marketing efforts to create brand awareness and strengthen relationships with partner agencies and volunteers.

  • Cultivate existing donor relations, and develop new ones, across individuals, corporations, foundations, and other entities.

  • Lead fundraising efforts including grant writing, oversight of year end campaign, annual spring event, and other periodic and special events.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required with 10-15 years’ experience preferred, including at least 5 year’s non-profit experience.

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity is required.

  • A proven track record of successful fundraising is required.

  • Experience developing and growing programs is preferred.

  • Experience in workforce development/job training and working with low-income women and vulnerable populations or the equivalent is required.

  • Experience working with or serving on a board of directors is required, and experience with non-profit board is preferred.

  • Significant budgeting experience is require 


Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to develop and empower others.

  • Ability to set goals and drive results.

  • Ability to develop relationships, work with diverse individuals and groups, and inspire trust.

  • Demonstrate sound judgement.

  • Possess fiscal management skills.

  • Possess current knowledge of industry best practices, trends, and techniques.

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work well in demanding and high-paced environment.


Physical abilities commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job: Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform described essential functions of this job. These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee may frequently lift and or move up to 25 lbs. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit and use repetitive wrist, and or finger movements. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and transport and sort through clothing donations in addition to organizing items for sales and in storage.


Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume, including salary requirements, to Acting Executive Director, Judy Dunn, at jdunn@suitedforchange.org 


No phone calls please.


CFC #61560

1023 15th Street NW 

Suite 601

Washington, DC 20005

(202) 293-0351

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