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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville

Executive Director

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville


Job Summary

The responsibility of the Executive Director is to develop strategic partnerships to raise money, awareness and volunteer support to achieve Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville’s mission of creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Responsibilities include developing productive donor relationships with individuals, corporations and organizations that have financial resources, executing successful fundraising events, and engaging the local community to support the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters. The Board of Directors completes a performance review annually prior to the annual Board Meeting in the summer, at which time salary adjustments can be evaluated and implemented.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain the integrity of the agency, managing operations including staff training and development, service delivery model and standards of practice according to national guidelines and requirements
  • Perform Quality Assurance reviews to ensure the program is being administered correctly and effectively
  • With help from the Board of Directors, design and execute an effective, quantifiable fundraising plan for individual giving, major gifts, corporate donations and foundation support for BBBS
  • Develop and manage strategic partnerships with for-profit organizations and companies as well as university programs, hospital partners, faith-based communities and others; solicit funding, grants and gifts for Big Brothers Big Sisters as well as cultivating these streams for volunteers to become mentors within the program
  • Plan and execute fundraising events
  • Represent BBBS in the news and on social media as well as attend community events to increase the recognition and reputation of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville in the community
  • Coordinate with staff at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and other BBBS Executive Directors nationwide by sharing stories and “best practices,” and attending mini-conferences, the National Conference and conference calls


The Executive Director must demonstrate alignment with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville’s mission and core values, and possess the internal motivation and passion to achieve its vision that all children achieve success in life. The ideal candidate for the position demonstrates the following qualities:

  • Is qualified: Holds a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and has at least five years of demonstrated fundraising success, management and communications
  • Is goal-oriented: Manages to metrics and Key Performance Indicators, including meeting or exceeding fundraising goals/objectives, monitoring performance and reporting results; is a “self-starter” who is internally motivated and does not require significant supervision
  • Develops people: Recruits, inspires and leads volunteers, mentees and interns to achieve goals within the context of building a “performance culture.” Is accessible to volunteers and associates at all levels, interacting consistently, openly and honestly to assure everyone is treated with dignity and respect
  • Works well with others: Utilizes excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills; the ability to work effectively with donors, board members, volunteers, staff and interns; displays mature judgment, high emotional intelligence and effective communication skills
  • Is resourceful & “bottom line” oriented: To continue to meet the efficiency goals of BBBS, the Executive Director must secure in-kind sponsorships and leverage relationships to reduce direct expenses by negotiating discounts and benefits with vendors and venues, and can meet budget and resource challenges to maximize net revenue goals
  • Is a recognized leader: Continually seeks learning and self-improvement, maintains the highest ethical standards and values, and encourages others toward higher levels of effectiveness
  • Is a capable communicator: Demonstrates effective communication skills in writing, interpersonal communication and public speaking; understands the importance of listening
  • Is well organized: Is prepared, conscientious, effective and able to prioritize in an environment with multiple demands and complicated schedules
  • Is teachable: Has an attitude of openness, is eager to learn new things, and does not get stuck in a repetitive pattern of doing the same things the same way for too long. Can quickly comprehend complex concepts and will accept instruction

Additional Information


Monthly health stipend

flexible schedule


How to Apply

Interested applicants will send resume, cover letter and references to jobs@bbbsclarksville.org with “Executive Director” as the subject line.


  • Date Posted: December 15, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 01/30/2023
  • Salary Range: $55,000-65,000