May 23, 2017 – The economic strength of the non-profit field has increased in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the U.S. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce more than $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms are more than busy looking for candidates.
Recently, the Global Women’s Leadership Network and the Junior Center of Art and Science each turned to Janssen & Associates Recruiting to help find new executive directors.
Global Women’s Leadership Network
Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN), based in San Francisco, provides leadership development and resources for women leaders around the world. Its mission is to radically accelerate the empowerment of women through transformational leadership development and an engaged global network.
GWLN is seeking a leader who is committed to empowering women. The executive director should be entrepreneurial as well as pragmatic, the group says, and is expected to work with the board of directors to make its mutual vision a reality. The organization wants someone with the insight, skills and courage to build upon an organization that is already on a solid footing.
In addition, the position requires an inspirational leader who gets results, knows how to raise funds and build community. Experience with social justice/ women’s rights programs is highly desirable. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and success.
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Junior Center of Art and Science
Dedicated to the children of the East Bay Oakland area, the Junior Center of Art and Science centers around encouraging children’s active wonder and creative responses through artistic and scientific exploration of their natural environment.
The center is seeking an executive director to lead the organization in achieving its mission and financial objectives. The individual will be working with the board to immediately embark upon a strategic planning process to improve and stabilize the group’s financial foundation, while at the same time updating and enriching its curriculum.
Candidates must be committed to children’s education in art and science and have fundraising skills. They must also have a demonstrated skill for positively and productively guiding a volunteer, non-profit board. The Junior Center has a policy of making health and welfare benefits available to employees based on percentage of employment and subject to the plan parameters.
Janssen & Associates provides non-profit organizations and corporations with executive recruiting, transition consulting, interim executive director placements, and consultant referrals. Jacqueline Janssen, who founded the firm in 1978, is its CEO.
Currently, the firm is also leading searches for East Bay Children’s Law Offices and Western Railway Museum. It recently completed executive director searches for Legal Assistance for Seniors, Oakes Children’s Center, California Coverage & Health Initiatives, and Bay Friendly Landscaping and Gardening Coalition.
Recent Searches In the Field
The economic strength of the non-profit field has increased in recent years and it is now the third largest employer in the U.S. Nearly two million non-profit organizations employ 10.7 million people and produce revenue in excess of $1.9 trillion. This has certainly kept search firms busy. Here’s a look at some top non-profit searches that Hunt Scanlon Media has reported on over the past few months.
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Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media