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Executive Director or Chief Operating Officer

Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)
Washington, DC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Position Title: Executive Director or Chief Operating Officer

Location: Washington D.C.

Our Mission: We aim to fight poverty and restore dignity through scholarship supporting faith, freedom, and personal responsibility.

The Executive Director or Chief Operating Officer (title contingent on experience and candidate) position is an exciting opportunity to lead the collective efforts to grow and expand the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) during a crucial time in the organization’s history. This position is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plans of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, outreach, and coalition building. Reporting to the President, the Executive Director will be a key member of the organization’s executive team. This role will reside in Washington, D.C.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Board Governance: Works with the board to fulfill the organizations mission.

  • Responsible for leading CURE in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

  • Responsible for overseeing the fundraising department and developing the revenue necessary to support CURE’s mission.
  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of CURE, including submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements that accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization and maintains the organization in a positive financial position.

Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board, President, and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, outreach, and coalition building.

  • Works under the direction of the President to ensure that CURE’s mission is fulfilled through our policy, media, and clergy programs.
  • Supervise and collaborate with organization staff.
  • Responsible for implementation of CURE's programs that carry out the organization's mission.
  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that CURE can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of CURE's image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professionals, civic, and private organizations.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance CURE’s Mission.
  • Engage in fundraising, and oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
  • Conduct oneself in a professional, friendly, and truthful manner.
  • Other duties as assigned by the President.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership.
  • Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience.
  • Experience and skill in working with executive level leadership.
  • High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers, and donors.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers, and the overall community.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
  • Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies, and volunteers.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
  • Possesses a curious mind, critical thinker that thrives looking for solutions.
  • Demonstrates a strong donor service attitude.
  • Exhibits a self-starter attitude.
  • Maintains a high level of integrity.
  • Strong relational and interpersonal skills demonstrating tact, patience, and courtesy.


  • Full-time, Monday-Friday, travel may be required.
  • 8:30-9am-5pm

Salary, Benefits, and Compensation:

  • A competitive salary that will be commensurate with experience will be offered. CURE offers a health share package and a comfortable work environment in downtown Washington, D.C. convenient to a metro stop.

The above description is not intended to be an "all-inclusive" list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described. Rather, they are intended only to represent the general nature of the job. The incumbent in this position is expected to perform other duties as assigned.

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Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)


Washington, DC
20001 USA



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