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McNeilly Center for Children

Executive Director

McNeilly Center for Children


Job Summary

Seeking an Executive Director for McNeilly Center for Children, a Tennessee Nonprofit serving Nashville families since 1916 We are seeking a self-driven, highly competent Executive Director to lead and influence our organization’s growth and to design and direct strategies that support and enhance organizational operations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the mission and vision of the organization, along with the Board, so that McNeilly clients receive high-quality services
  • Working with the board, develop and then implement strategic plans, based on data-driven analytics, projections, and financials
  • Manage McNeilly’s budget and ensure that it is a financially viable, sustainable organization with the resources to meet current and projected program growth
  • Ensure that McNeilly is in compliance with relevant state and federal laws, regulations, and standard accounting procedures
  • Build a high-performing leadership team and play an active role in attracting, retaining, and developing a dedicated staff
  • Participate in identifying and cultivating corporate, individual, and foundation sponsors
  • Cultivate excellent relationships with local media and social media
  • Reach out to the community to present McNeilly, its vision, and services through public presentations and by attending relevant business events, conferences, and gatherings
  • Sponsor and/or co-sponsor special events designed to promote McNeilly’s mission with other like-minded missions
  • Develop and work with the Board, ensuring that Board committees and efforts are well-organized
  • Inform the Board regularly of internal organization matters, including relevant staffing, funding, program success, and priorities


  • Four-year college degree in Nonprofit Leadership, Business Administration, or its equivalent, Master’s preferred.
  • 5-10 years of successful senior leadership experience at a social impact organization
  • Commitment to results; ‘can-do” mindset with an emphasis on accountability
  • Demonstrated time management skills and ability to manage multiple and changing priorities
  • Experience in change leadership and change management
  • Proven organization and planning skills, strong motivational and staff leadership abilities
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, oral and written
  • Knowledge of Office Suite and Excel required
  • Knowledge of TN Licensing Standards, NAEYC Accreditation, Development Appropriate Practices, and high-quality childcare program practices

Additional Information


Medical, dental, vision, retirement, and childcare discounts are available

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume to: comments@mcneillycenter.org


  • Date Posted: November 14, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Children / Youth