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The Board of Directors of The Open Link (TOL), a non-profit organization, is looking for an experienced, ambitious and mission-oriented individual Executive Director who can build on TOL’s history as an inspiring and dynamic organization.

The executive director is responsible for motivating staff and executing the strategies and tactics necessary to fulfill the organization’s mission. Working with a talented, seasoned staff and an engaged Board of Directors, the Executive Director will lead efforts to increase The Open Link’s impact in serving the people of the Upper Perkiomen Valley with a focus on: program development, resource development, public relations/marketing, human resources, technology and governance as well as the implementation of the strategic plan as approved by the board of directors in 2018. In accordance at the strategic level, the CEO must commit to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

An innovative and forward-thinking leadership mindset will be essential to The Open Link’s growth and success.

Main responsibilities:

Spearheading revenue generation from various funding streams, increasing fundraising revenue, participation and visibility.

  • Play a key role in sustaining and increasing support, strategically navigating inevitable programmatic changes.
  • Strengthen the individual giving base by training and coaching board members so they can inform, excite, inspire and engage donors; with the Board of Directors and Resource Development staff, continue to build and advance the Development and Communications Committees to achieve strong goals.
  • Strengthen The Open Link’s financial condition, capacity and business practices as a foundation for measured and sustainable growth.
  • Maintain a strong fiscal position; Develop, present and manage the annual operating budget for Board approval. Work with the finance committee to monitor results.

Provide a vision for the expansion and improvement of program services. In collaboration with program staff,

  • Develop a comprehensive strategy to proactively meet community needs by planning, developing and implementing current and new services and products.
  • Seek new partners and engage diverse voices to better understand the needs of low-income residents and seniors in the Upper Perkiomen Valley to expand the consumer base and relevant and useful program offerings. Ensure that all consumers are served without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, language, disability, age or veteran status.
  • Enthusiastically promote The Open Link’s mission in the Upper Perkiomen Valley and Montgomery County through outreach activities.
  • Develop and manage working relationships with the Upper Perkiomen Valley and county-wide colleague organizations.

Give a voice to The Open Linkidentity and ability to collaborate and influence other sectors in the region that are committed to addressing and eliminating poverty and ageism, as well as helping older people to remain visible, by healthy and active as they age.

  • Serve as the primary spokesperson representing The Open Link’s mission to the wider community, including the media, public sector and civic leadership.
  • Build and maintain a network of credible contacts within the community who are relevant to both addressing/eliminating poverty and supporting older people to lead healthy lives.
  • Strengthen brand recognition with multiple constituencies, clearly articulating the organization’s mission, vision, programs and community impact through an improved website, more public events and acting as the main spokesperson.

Ensure an engaged and productive workforce positioned for growth and open to change. When selecting staff, this includes ensuring that there is an ongoing focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. TOL depends on both professional staff and highly trained volunteers, including board and committee members, to provide its services. Build and sustain a culture of gratitude to these stakeholders.

  • Lead a staff deeply committed to participating openly and honestly in improving the program, operations and image of the organization.
  • Set the stage to promote engagement, recognition, respect and development for every staff member and, therefore, for the Upper Perkiomen Valley residents they serve.
  • Support the design and implementation of a comprehensive infrastructure plan to build the organization’s capacity to deliver effective program services and enhanced educational programs.

Develop and implement a plan for improved and ongoing Board development, composition and engagement with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion in collaboration with the Governance Committee. The executive director should set high expectations; engaging, supporting and guiding board members, officers and committee chairs.


Leadership: Energy and ability to motivate and lead professional staff, board, volunteers, collaborating partners and various constituencies; prominent leadership experience of sustained success in a multifaceted not-for-profit environment.

Community perspective: Knowledge of issues, opportunities, and challenges faced by residents and program participants, particularly underserved populations served by TOL. Knowledge of needs in the Upper Perkiomen Valley and Montgomery County and existing services with local links and connections is a plus.

Management: Expose a visible and fully committed management style. Demonstrated commitment to staff development. Determine new and innovative opportunities and approaches to improve program impact and operational efficiency, both financial and administrative.

Strong and persuasive communication skills, both orally and in writing. Clearly, effectively and enthusiastically “advocates” for the elimination of poverty and ageism through a full range of programs and represents the organization to the community at large.

Strong interpersonal skillswith a desire to build relationships and a keen eye on marketing and revenue generation, both earned and contributed.

Judgement: Strategic thinking, tact, discretion and good judgment based on experience; ability to make and influence decisions; remove roadblocks; create focus.

Training and professional experience: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree or relevant experience in a related field is preferred.


The Open Link is pleased to offer a competitive and comprehensive compensation package. Paid time off, health and dental benefits, 403b program with job shadowing, are offered in a flexible work environment. The salary range is $90,000 to $115,000, depending on the skills and experience of the candidate.

All offers of employment are subject to and conditional on the satisfactory completion of reference and background checks, as determined by The Open Link.

The Open Link is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Open Link invites people from all walks of life to apply.

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