Executive Director

Wells Mountain Initiative
Remote (Northeast US home base strongly preferred)
Job Type
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Apply with your 1) a cover letter that explains why WMI's work excites you and why this role is a fit for you, 2) your resume, and 3) a donor-related writing sample (e.g., an LOI, annual appeal, annual report.) Please address your cover letter to the Search Committee.
Where to Apply

Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) fosters social change by building a global network of grassroots leaders (WMI Scholars) who are catalyzing community transformation across 54 countries. Since 2005, we have partnered with young people in the most remote corners of the world who are deeply committed to leading change in their communities. Through access to tertiary education, professional development, collective action and community development grants, our network of engaged leaders and social entrepreneurs are tackling issues such as gender inequity, educational access, health disparities and climate change through a locally-rooted and community-driven approach, resulting in more just and sustainable solutions.

Today, we are over 640 students and alumni scholars strong. In 2021, WMI Scholars performed over 60,000 community service hours and served 89,440 individuals through paid and volunteer positions. Forty percent of WMI Scholars have launched a nonprofit or business in their home regions. WMI is proving that when local knowledge is paired with individual commitment, education, volunteer experience, resources and a professional network, there is no limit to the impact an individual can have.

WMI seeks an inspiring, strategic, and relational leader to serve as Executive Director (ED) and usher the organization into its next phase of growth and impact. Joining an organization with strong programmatic and financial footing, the ED will galvanize a dedicated 13-member (and growing) multicultural team, engaged Board of Directors and Advisory Board, a Scholar Global Advisory Board and Medical Scholar Board, and a strong community of volunteers and donors. With oversight of both internal and external functions, the ED will play a highly visible role in elevating WMI’s profile domestically and internationally, expanding its funder base, and securing the resources needed to take WMI to the next level.

See the full job posting here: https://bit.ly/wellsmountaininitiative

Additional Information

This position may work from anywhere in the United States, with a strong preference for a home base in the Northeast. WMI has a physical office located in Bristol, VT and the majority of staff work remotely. This position will entail domestic and international travel. Salary is $150,000 with a benefits package valued at $20,000, along with 15 days paid vacation, 5 paid flex days, and 11 paid holidays. Salary will be reviewed and upwardly adjusted based upon meeting and/or exceeding fundraising goals.

WMI values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, our hiring decisions are based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time of hire. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization.

WMI is not able to sponsor work visas at this time.