We’re hiring! KHKC seeks next Executive Director

The mission of Keene Housing Kids Collaborative is building the foundation for successful adulthood. Established in 2014, KHKC is a non-profit organization working to help children living in households receiving rent assistance through Keene Housing and Southwestern Community Services. We do this by connecting children, at no cost to their families, to existing opportunities in the community that will give them the skills to succeed at home, in school and eventually in the workplace.

The Executive Director is the face of the Kids Collaborative in the community. As the primary administrative officer, the Executive Director oversees the organization’s general operations and is the visionary who strategically guides its future. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and has overall procedural and operational responsibility for the staff, programs and advancement of the Kids Collaborative mission. The Executive Director must be a leader deeply committed to the Kids Collaborative mission, and to excellence in advancing the organization, providing sound fiscal management, and sustaining positive relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, community partners, and the families and children we serve. This is a full-time, exempt position.


Master’s Degree and 5 years relevant work experience in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Commitment to the mission and vision of the Kids Collaborative
  • Sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus
  • Strong supervisory skills in program design and administration
  • Understanding of youth development, principles of inclusion and socio-economic disparities
  • Knowledge of interpersonal and group dynamics




Community Relations & Fundraising

  • Lead fundraising efforts to grow significant support for the organization working alongside the Board of Directors
  • Increase revenue through creating and expanding relationships with individuals, companies and community partners
  • Maintain, expand and develop beneficial relationships with appropriate local and regional public agencies including city and state governments
  • Represent, as its public spokesperson, Keene Housing Kids Collaborative, its Board and partner organizations
  • Maintain and deepen communications, partnerships, and working relationships with community groups and organizations


Leadership & Management

  • Nurture a workplace culture of innovation and excellence open to change
  • Implement initiatives that strengthen KHKC identity, vision and mission
  • Broaden, inspire and support an active Board of Directors who are committed to the organization’s mission and activities
  • Ensure policy direction and leadership for internal operations, including staff, consultants and volunteers
  • Assure that adequate funds are available and properly managed to permit the organization to execute its work; confirm sound financial practices and records
  • Insure that KHKC meets all legal requirements with regard to financial reporting and controls
  • Promote KHKC programs to all stakeholders: parents and children; community; funders and supporters, through robust communications including a website, social media postings, local and regional media coverage
  • Develop programs and partnerships which align with desired youth outcomes, strategic plan, and organizational capacity
  • Oversee development and implementation of organizational marketing strategies


Specific Duties:

  1. Board of Directors – build positive relationships with Board members; maintain regular communication with the Board. Build board engagement, manage committees, strategic planning, self-assessment and membership. Annually lead the Board of Directors through a planning process to ensure that long and short-term objective and goals are met.
    2. Finance Management – manage all fiscal aspects of the agency including legal compliance, audits, reports to the Board, compliance with grants and donor requirements; ensure proper stewardship of finances.
  2. Fundraising Management – oversee and support fundraising efforts including grants, special events, major gifts, corporate and personal donations, annual appeal, and online donations. Provide leadership to the Board in fundraising. Organizes and directs activities involved with the solicitation of donations, including competitive grants, from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies. Continually researches public and private grant-making agencies and foundations to identify potential funding sources.
  3. Program Management – Develops and implements a formal mechanism for periodic program evaluation. Establishes, maintains, administers and is responsible for the timely and accurate reporting of all requisite financial, budgetary, participation and outcome data for existing programs and the development of new programs. Develops and maintains partnerships to expand KHKC reach to include children outside of Keene Housing.
    5. Human Resources – implement approved human resource policies; supervise, evaluate and support staff; promote professional growth, leadership, decision-making, innovation and community involvement for staff. Identifies staffing needs, recruits candidates and completes onboarding process.
    6. Community Involvement – maintain involvement in the community, particularly with agencies that expand offerings to Keene Housing kids; ensure effective marketing and promotion and serve as the lead spokesperson for the agency. Develops and maintains community partnerships with local businesses, social service agencies and youth organizations.
    7. Volunteers – steward relationships with volunteers and donors.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.


Salary: $65,000-$70,000


Submit resume and cover letter to Amy Wright at awright@keenehousing.org