World of Children seeks an entrepreneurial, visionary leader and fundraiser to serve as Executive Director. World of Children’s mission is to find, fund, elevate and educate high-impact humanitarians improving the lives of children. Recognized in the media as the “Nobel Prize for Child Advocates”, World of Children is the only global recognition and funding program that exclusively focuses on a broad range of children’s issues including health, education, safety and human rights. Each year, thousands of nominations are reviewed as part of a thorough due diligence process to find and recognize the very best changemakers for children worldwide. Since 1998, World of Children has dedicated more than $13 million in grants to high-impact programs for children, led by nearly 120 Honorees working in over 50 countries. The organization has grown from $1.4M in 2014 to a projected $2.45M in 2018. With an ambitious vision to build upon this growth, World of Children is seeking to expand its programs in service of its honorees and consider an endowment to secure its Awards by raising $5M/year by 2022. For more information, please visit www.worldofchildren.org.
Reporting to the Board of Governors, the Executive Director is the leader responsible for developing, recommending, implementing, coordinating, and supervising all programs, development, business affairs, and team members. This role includes working closely with the organization’s Co-Founders and Board on initiatives to support the mission and growth of World of Children. The successful candidate must be an outstanding frontline fundraiser with proven experience maximizing giving results through developing productive relationships with donors, board members, volunteers, and staff. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and forward-thinking individual with a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible leadership experience, including demonstrated success building widespread support for an organization through collaborative efforts with internal and external stakeholders. A track record of developing and managing the successful growth of a nonprofit organization and knowledge of best practices in nonprofit management, development and budgeting are required. The Executive Director must be willing to travel 25-50% of the time. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.
World of Children has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Executive Director search. To view the full position description and apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: www.morrisberger.com/currentsearches/worldofchildren.