Reporting to the board of directors, the chief executive officer (CEO) is ultimately responsible for the strategic, programmatic and financial operations of the organization as well as for raising funds ($10 million-plus/year) to support the organization’s work across the globe.
The CEO will apply experience, vision and innovation to advance the organization’s impressive record and scale its impact, and lead Dress for Success Worldwide through the organization’s next phase of influence and resource development. In partnership with the board, staff and affiliates, the CEO will create, operationalize and drive a new strategic plan that empowers more women to achieve economic independence through innovative services and programs; drive corporate, donor and citizen engagement to build increased financial support and amplify impact; enable the timely use of digital, data and evidence to support strategy; and build capacity across and deliver value to all affiliates.
As the public face, the CEO will represent the organization’s mission and programs among a wide array of stakeholders, be the driving force to articulate a succinct and powerful brand, and build awareness of the organization’s valuable role. He/she will cultivate new and deepen established partnerships with key partners and stakeholders.
The CEO will lead, inspire and motivate the Worldwide team and, through compelling influence, manage the extensive network of affiliates, partners and volunteers. He/she will steward and nurture an organizational culture that embraces collaboration, accountability, transparency, diversity, creativity and empathy for clients and colleagues.
The CEO will ensure that the organization’s activities and programs are results-oriented and meet the highest standards of quality, ethics and integrity. He/she will oversee operational performance against established annual goals, and stretch targets and ensure financial stability and compliance with ethical and legal standards and policies. The CEO will cultivate a strong, collaborative and productive relationship with the board of directors.