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Executive Director, Bay Ridge Center

Bay Ridge Center Executive Director (ED)

Reports To: Board of Directors

Organization Description

Bay Ridge Center’s mission is to provide services and programs for adults 60 years and older in southwest Brooklyn that promote their well-being, support their independence and encourage their involvement in community life. Since 1976 our staff has been aided by enthusiastic volunteers and works in cooperation with other community organizations, local businesses, schools and social service organizations to fulfill its mission. Bay Ridge Center is a 501(c) 3 organization with approximately 30 full-time staff and a budget of $3.8 million. For more information, please visit our website at

Position Summary

The ED is responsible for the organization’s achievement of its mission. They will lead the organization into its next phase of growth and development building on the legacy of its long tenured leader. The ideal leader will have a demonstrated passion for and commitment to senior services, with a focus on equity and advocacy. They will also be committed to addressing social determinants of health and to developing services for seniors to age in place across a continuum of care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Leadership & Management

  • Promote Bay Ridge Center’s vision and mission, and build support for programs and initiatives within the organization and broader community
  • Provide strategic leadership for the organization by working with the Board of Directors and the senior leadership team to establish strategies, plans and policies, and long-term goals, keeping in mind the goals of organizational effectiveness and sustainability
  • Lead, motivate and inspire Bay Ridge Center’s management and staff
  • Foster a client-centered, community-oriented, and accountable environment at Bay Ridge Center

2. Program Management

  • Lead the senior leadership team in the program operations and outreach for Bay Ridge Center’s target populations, including staying abreast of relevant opportunities as they arise
  • Ensure BRC is using technology optimally and innovatively to deliver high-quality services on an ongoing and evolving basis
  • Maintain a diverse program that meets the nutritional, emotional, physical, intellectual and social need of members
  • Monitor program service levels to ensure compliance with city regulations and funder requirements
  • Use outcomes-based evaluations to monitor quality assurance and the achievement of long-term outcomes for seniors
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other community and citywide agencies to meet community needs and improve service deliveries
  • Where possible, expand services to meet the needs of the growing and diverse population of older adults in the Bay Ridge community
  • Work with community leaders and other related agencies to create an Age Friendly community in Bay Ridge
  • Oversee general program operations, including ensuring compliance with the Building, Fire and Health Codes

3. Financial Management

  • Demonstrate familiarity with New York City and/or State fundraising, program management, and contracting landscape for senior services
  • Develop and maintain sound financial practices
  • Work with the senior team and Board to prepare Bay Ridge Center’s annual budget and ensure that the organization operates within budget guidelines
  • Monitor the financial health of the organization and its programs and develop plans to ensure that adequate funds are available for the organization to carry out its work
  • Provide Board of Directors with full and complete fiscal reports
  • Arrange annual audits in partnership with staff and partners (e.g., auditors, consultants)

4. Fundraising and Development

  • Oversee development and fundraising efforts with an eye towards planning and diversifying Bay Ridge Center’s funding streams
  • Pursue strategic partnerships with long term care providers, health centers and managed care organizations to secure alternative funding for required services
  • Manage relationships with Government, Private and Family Foundations, Individual Donors and Corporate Sponsorships
  • Oversee the compliance of all contract requirements
  • Create and implement annual fundraising plan with Board and development staff

5. Human Resources

  • Attract, evaluate, retain and develop a high-quality, high performing staff
  • Provide managers and supervisors with guidance, mentoring and training

6. Board of Directors

  • Collaborate with Board of Directors in program planning and policy development
  • Engage the Board in fiscal, program, and policy oversight, strategic planning, fundraising and public relations
  • Keep the Board abreast of relevant legislation, policies and protocols, client issues and needs, and emerging trends
  • Work with the Board of Directors and community stakeholders to secure a new space for the expansion of Bay Ridge Center

Experience and Background

  • Familiarity, interest and commitment to senior services and health equity
  • Nonprofit governance or relevant expertise and capability to oversee the fiscal operations of an organization
  • Cultural competency and experience working with diverse populations
  • Experience in a management or leadership role, including supervising staff and working with a board of directors
  • A successful track record in public and private fundraising
  • Demonstrated capability in leading the development and implementation of strategic planning initiatives


Bay Ridge Center anticipates an annual base starting salary of at least $95,000 for the Executive Director position and is committed to supporting the staff with a benefits package which presently includes health benefits, flexible spending account, and a 403b plan. All benefits are subject to modification by the organization at any time.

Application Process

Bay Ridge Center is working in partnership with Community Resource Exchange (CRE – to fill this position. Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position and the work of Bay Ridge Center, making the case for the relevance of your experience to the key responsibility areas. The cover letter should be submitted together with a current resume, to Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.

Bay Ridge Center is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a workplace that is inclusive, and respects and values diversity of cultural, ethnic and experiential backgrounds. We employ qualified people without regard to: race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; ancestry; disability; sexual orientation; pregnancy or breastfeeding; veteran or military status; marital status; civil union or domestic partnership status; gender identity or expression; or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law. We strongly encourage candidates who are representative of the communities we serve to apply.

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