Career Opportunities:

Executive Director

The position of Executive Director is a critical executive management position responsible for managing WCI's finances and budget and fundraising and seeking opportunities for the expansion of international and domestic programs.  The Executive Director, along with the President, is responsible for guiding and growing the organization and provides insight for all WCI activities.  The Executive Director will report to the President and the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will be based in Philadelphia, PA.


The Executive Director will be expected to:

  • Provide day-to-day supervision of all WCI financial and program staff, including partners and consultants when necessary;

  • Oversee WCI budget and finances ensuring appropriate use of restricted and non-restricted funds and including the review and approval of all accounting procedures and systems;

  • Manage the development and implementation of country programs;

  • Assure compliance with all grant rules and regulations including the timely submission of performance and financial reports;

  • Oversee the implementation and closeout of all grants and act as primary liaison with staff at grant agency;

  • Manage the IQC (Income Quality Control) process;

  • Oversee grant proposal submissions;

  • Lead the strategic planning process to ensure targets are set and achieved by staff and board;

  • Update and/or create systems, policies and infrastructure to guide and strengthen the organization’s operations;

  • Implement strong internal financial practices with auditors and financial team, including overviewing and implementing the in-country security policies;

  • Work with the President on fundraising and grant writing activities, as well as event planning;

  • Collaborate with the President to determine future program and partnership opportunities.


The Executive Director’s duties will be to:

  • Review research and supervise efforts to identify potential country program opportunities;

  • Conduct international assessment trips as needed;

  • Guide and assist in-country program planning, including monitoring and evaluation frameworks;

  • Develop plans, evaluations, and outcome measurements for country programs;

  • Supervise program content, serve as workshop trainer or facilitator when necessary;

  • Develop small grant components when appropriate;

  • Work with staff to select partner organizations;

  • Oversee contracting solicitations;

  • Select and supervise relationships with appropriate international, regional and local partners; serve as primary signatory and compliance officer for all partners;

  • Provide support and oversight for all program activities;

  • Oversee finances and expenditure for all programs;

  • Guide and supervise the implementation of monitoring and evaluation of all programs;

  • Liaise with partner organizations and consultants as appropriate;

  • Develop persuasive concept papers and grant proposals;

  • Establish relationships and communicate regularly with individual, corporate, government and foundation donors;

  • Oversee preparation and distribution of newsletter and annual report.


Prior experience:

  • Experience working with federal agencies preferred;

  • Experience planning and facilitating international programs required;

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in international development required.

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter to Brynn MacDougall at brynn@womenscampaigninternational.