Executive Director (ED), Full Time

Salary Range: $110,000.00 To $125,000.00 Annually

* Compensation commensurate with experience in the non-profit sector. The flexibility to work off site with weekly onsite presence is a significant plus.

About Children’s Hope India (CHI):

CHI is a 30-year young, vibrant and rapidly growing organization that is committed to lifting children from poverty to prosperity by nurturing the whole child, providing Education, Career Building, Nutrition, Medical Care, and Mental Health.

Thirty years ago, a group of women professionals came together around a kitchen table with one goal in mind: Pool their resources together in order to improve the lives of children.

Our roots: We knew that children in India were experiencing a tremendous need for basic support in nutrition, health, and education, and we wanted to help.

Our goal: We want to give children back their childhood and the tools to realize their full potential and pursue their dreams. We seek out partners with shared values and the greatest potential to impact the lives of the most underserved communities.

Our conviction: We know that a holistic approach that meets all the needs of a child is the key to lasting change and a better future.

Current Impact: 

Over 3,500 children receive a quality education annually. This year CHI launched a major new 30/30 Initiative, that has the potential to impact 5,000 more children.  This Initiative aims to fill the gaps in the current education system by focusing on a play-based preschool curriculum, and tuition/remedial education for older students to prevent dropouts. Qualified students will be given college scholarships to realize their academic goals, thereby, breaking the cycle of need.

Each year more than 100 students attend colleges on CHI-funded scholarships including medical school, engineering, business, and computer science. Throughout the pandemic CHI marshalled resources to continue remote learning by distributing over 2,000 digital devices.  Staff and students made masks and distributed over 600,000 in addition to distributing hundreds of thousands of meals.

Job Summary:

Children’s Hope India is seeking an Executive Director (ED) with experience in the non-profit sector to take the organization to the next level. This is a great opportunity to prove leadership skills and grow with the organization while changing thousands of lives. The position offers a family friendly work environment with flexible hours, on and off-site.

The ED reports directly to the President and will play a key role in developing CHI strategy and implementation of plans to ensure seamless execution. The Director will work closely with partners to ensure a successful launch and expansion of the new 30/30 initiative. Marketing and communicating the life changing impact of this program will be crucial.

The ED will also set fundraising targets and coordinate activities to reach those numbers through events, online campaigns and institutional funding; will be a highly visible face of CHI and take the lead in donor cultivation and all fundraising activities. Managing operations, establishing policies and operating processes for better controls and accountability is a key function of this role.

The Board is committed to working closely with the ED and providing the requisite flexibility and resources to enable the new person to thrive in this role.


This role entails overall management to facilitate growth of the organization, including the following responsibilities:

Management & Administration

  • Work with the Board on the creation and execution of annual and long-term vision and strategic plans
  • Lead in implementing CHI’s new 30/30 Educational initiative
  • Represent CHI at external Forums such as the UN, non-profit alliances and meetings with donors
  • Guide staff and evaluate performance, build an effective team with a collaborative culture
  • Oversee administration & operations, streamlining and creating efficient processes
  • Present regular reports to the Executive Board, Advisory Board, and other stakeholders


  • Set fundraising targets and develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy to reach those goals
  • Actively engage in event planning and management
  • Pursue additional new revenue sources and mechanisms
  • Cultivate donors by mining data from CHI’s donor database and from outside sources

Program Management & Evaluation

  • Oversight of CHI programs in India and the New York region
  • Work with the Project Committee to review proposal submissions
  • Help develop benchmarks to evaluate progress of existing and new programs
  • Measure and report progress against agreed-upon metrics and benchmarks
  • Communicate with program managers regularly on reporting requirements and address any challenges/issues  

Marketing & Communications

  • Oversee creation of a comprehensive communications & marketing plan
  • Represent CHI at various forums and promote CHI brand
  • Prepare a communications calendar
  • Monitor and manage accuracy and timeliness of content on CHI website
  • Create marketing material to promote CHI brand & its programs
  • Oversee social media calendar and newsletter content

Financial Management

  • Review program budgets
  • Work with Treasurer & Project Committee on the organization’s annual budget
  • Prepare and present monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for Board review
  • Coordinate and oversee the publication of the external Annual Report


Candidates must possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5–7 years of non-profit management experience
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to build and nurture strong relationships
  • Strong administrative and time management skills: can prioritize and handle multiple tasks and follow through effectively
  • Awareness and understanding of widely different conditions in an emerging economy context


  • Based in the New York metro area and able to come to the Long Island office once a week
  • Willingness to travel to India and visit CHI programs
  • Must be a compassionate, high energy, intellectually curious, hands-on leader who is able to motivate and influence various constituents
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Proven ability to work with Trustees and major donors with discretion and confidentiality
  • Passion for working with children and making a difference
  • Detail-oriented with analytical skills to parse and synthesize large amounts of information
  • Excel at building strong relationships with partners, donors, and beneficiaries
  • Possess strong leadership and team-building skills; demonstrate the highest integrity

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to chiexecsearch@gmail.com with “Executive Director” in the subject line.