Bottom Line seeks a driven, visionary, and entrepreneurial Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to provide strategic leadership for a growing, national nonprofit. This is a unique opportunity for a passionate, results-oriented leader to scale an organization with a proven program model and a high-fidelity approach to supporting low-income and first-generation students. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will serve as the organization's external leader, setting bold and ambitious goals and executing against them with the support of the staff and Board, while actively leading the continued growth of the organization to additional cities.
About Bottom Line
Bottom Line is dedicated to helping first-generation students from low-income backgrounds get into college, graduate from college, and go far in life. Our vision is to dramatically transform urban communities by producing thousands of new career-ready college graduates.
As one of the first college support organizations to focus on college completion, Bottom Line now produces best-in-class college graduation rates that eliminate the significant gap between first generation students from low-income backgrounds and their wealthier peers. We operate regional programs in Massachusetts, where we were founded in 1997, New York City and Chicago that collectively serve over 7,000 students. We plan to open two new sites in major urban areas and increase our footprint to over 10,000 students by 2020.
Bottom Line focuses on students who have the desire and potential to earn a degree, but lack the support structures necessary to navigate the college application process, make a responsible school choice, succeed in college, and prepare for a meaningful career.
Over the last 20 years, Bottom Line has developed a proven and proactive long-term, high-touch, high impact model. Full-time, trained and specialized advisors leverage our DEAL model which addresses the four key areas that are most likely to lead to college success: Degree, Employability, Affordability, and Life. Our relationship and results focused approach helps our students change their lives by gaining economic mobility through college selection, graduation, and career-readiness.
When you join Bottom Line, you will find a rewarding, fast-paced, results-oriented environment. We build strong relationships with our students and with each other. We take our work seriously, and we know that a focus on data and metrics is integral to our continued success. Experts in our field we are driven by our mission and we are extremely proud of the work we do.
A compelling public speaker, the CEO will serve as the chief communicator and ambassador for Bottom Line and will elevate the organization's profile and reach. They will inspire, broaden and deepen support from donors, including foundations, high-net-worth individuals, and key stakeholders. The CEO will develop strong relationships at the highest levels, generating support to advance and strengthen the mission, vision, strategy, and brand of Bottom Line. The CEO will act as the organization's lead executive, fundraiser, and advocate as Bottom Line continues its growth trajectory.
The CEO will oversee a passionate, mission-driven staff and will continue to build the culture and advance the organization's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. They will lead the Executive Leadership Team and three regional Executive Directors who support a dynamic and growing team of more than 150 staff across the organization.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Strategic Leadership and Governance
Organizational and People Management
The ideal candidate will bring the following skills, experiences, and characteristics:
Strategic and Visionary Leader
Authentic and Inspiring Spokesperson
Seasoned Organizational Leader
Contact Molly Brennan and Alena Guerra of Koya Leadership Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role, please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
Bottom Line is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.