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Children Are People Inc

Executive Director

Children Are People Inc


Job Summary

We are seeking a self-driven, highly competent Executive Director to lead and influence our organization towards favorable growth and to design and direct strategies that support as well as enhance our organizational operations.

Your exceptional leadership, stewardship and strategic planning skills as the Executive Director will:

1.       Aid our organization in promoting our mission and objective

2.       Maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders

3.       Achieve organizational goals

4.       Maintain sound financial practices

Nonprofit Organization Overview

Children Are People (“CAP”), a Mission-Driven Enterprise makes a difference to the at-risk and underserved children it serves annually in Sumner County, TN. Operating in Gallatin, TN this nonprofit organization provides critical educational, training, and capacity-building services to its students. To accomplish its goals, CAP utilizes caring trained adults and volunteers who are in the classroom each day, including professional educators. To insure effectiveness for its students, CAP partners with other community nonprofits, businesses, and individuals.

CAP has historically been funded by the generous gifts from individuals, foundations, businesses and by partnering with similar community-based organizations. Moving forward, it seeks to enlist more support from both those partners already engaged and by further diversifying and growing its’ revenue base. Leading the multi-source funding will require planning, networking and execution skills.


The Opportunity

Working with the board the ED will set strategy and vision, build the CAP culture, lead the team, allocate capital appropriately and work systematically to meet the goals of the organization.

The ED will assess and evaluate strategies, differentiate the organization from other like-minded organizations, manage staff, set budgets, forge alliances and build partnerships to further the mission. The ED will invest heavily in the education, the mentoring and character development of the children CAP serves. The ED will actively promote CAP to build its financial reserves and goodwill while holding him or herself accountable for the financial health of the organization.

Job Responsibilities

Core Responsibilities

The ED/CEO will:

  • Lead the mission and vision of the organization, along with the Board, so that CAP clients receive high-quality services;
  • Implement strategic plans, based on data-driven analytics, projections and financials;
  • Manage CAP’s budget and ensure that it is a financially viable, sustainable organization with the resources to meet current and projected program growth;
  • Ensure that CAP is in compliance with relevant state and federal laws, regulations and with standard accounting procedures;
  • Build a high-performing leadership team and play an active role in attracting, retaining and developing a dedicated staff and volunteers;
  • Identify and implement cost-effective ways to deliver impactful programs to its’ students;
  • Participate in identifying and cultivating corporate, individual and foundation sponsors;
  • Cultivate excellent relationships with local media; provide oversight for CAP’s presence in the social media;
  • Reach out to the community to present CAP, 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 CAP’s mission with other like-minded missions;
  • Develop and work with the Board, ensuring that Board committees and efforts are well-organized and funded;
  • Inform the Board regularly of internal organization matters, including relevant staffing, funding, program success and priorities; and
  • Keep CAP current and at the forefront of regional community service philanthropic organizations.


Key Credentials and Personal Qualities

  • Four-year college degree in Nonprofit Leadership, Business Administration, or its equivalent, Master’s preferred.
  • 5-10 years successful senior leadership experience at a social impact organization
  • Commitment to results; ‘can-do” mindset with emphasis on accountability

·         Demonstrated time management skills and ability to manage multiple and changing priorities

·         Experience at change leadership and change management

·         Proven organization and planning skills




·         Strong motivational and staff leadership abilities

·         Excellent communication and presentation skills, oral and written

·         Sense of humor, integrity, impeccable work ethic

·         Knowledge of Office Suite and Excel required

Additional Information



How to Apply

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and how you heard about this search.

Submit to:           Chair of the Search Committee;




  • Date Posted: February 11, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 03/31/2021
  • Working Hours: 40