Executive Director

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The opportunity:
Are you the next Dress for Success Charlotte Executive Director? This is a remarkable opportunity for an innovative leader to join an outstanding organization with solid financials, a strong reputation and a highly seasoned and experienced staff. It’s an organization that is revered by the community, has a history of expanding programs, and displays a desire to explore new ways of serving the Charlotte region in a relentless pursuit of its mission. Dress for Success Charlotte is supported by deeply engaged and committed community-minded volunteers who work alongside a team of determined, dedicated and highly talented staff.

The next Executive Director of Dress for Success Charlotte will be responsible for leading the organization to achieve its Mission and Purpose. The Executive Director must bring visionary leadership to all areas of operations, providing oversight of the organization’s culture, values, talent, and financial performance.

Dress for Success Charlotte has always been a volunteer-governed organization, and the Board of Directors provides the ultimate direction. Reporting to and working closely with the Board, the Executive Director will provide transparent leadership to enhance Dress for Success Charlotte’s vision and strategies in ways that both build upon its history and expertise and position the organization to meet the future needs of the community. This includes driving an innovative strategic plan that envisions growth and expanded impact, new initiatives, and an even stronger infrastructure.

The Executive Director will have the privilege of working alongside a committed and extensive cadre of Dress for Success staff and volunteers.

• In addition to a Board of Directors that guides and supports the organization’s impact, Dress for Success Charlotte has engaged Community Advisors and a volunteer base that includes former board members.
• Dress for Success Charlotte’s Team is made up of six members, who support the Executive Director. These leaders have a deep commitment to Dress for Success Charlotte’s Mission, Purpose, and the communities they serve. Along with the Executive Director, members of the Team include the Communications Manager, Workforce Development Resources Manager, Director of Workforce Development, Development Manager and Administrative Assistant.

A proactive leader, the Executive Director will represent Dress for Success Charlotte throughout the community. They will lead with character and confidence to work effectively in a highly visible role with a broad range of constituents, both within Dress for Success and externally.

The Executive Director will be strategic about continuing to build the reputation of Dress for Success Charlotte, carving out a unique identity and value proposition in both the local and Dress for Success Worldwide communities and ensuring all of the Dress for Success programs and work- internally and externally- reflect the organization’s deeply held values and mission. In partnership with the staff, the Executive Director will take risks, implement new ideas, support innovation, and foster creativity throughout the organization.

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