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The Ryan Bartel Foundation Internship Program offers students an opportunity to learn about organizational leadership, marketing, programming, mental health programs and community advocacy.  


This internship is unpaid, but Foundation will work with student to gain college credit where applicable.

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Due to the organization’s rapid growth, we are seeking an experienced Executive Director to take the organization to the next level. 


The Executive Director (ED) acts as general manager of the Foundation. The ED is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plans for the organization. Other duties include fundraising/grant writing, marketing, communications and community outreach. 


The ED reports directly to the RBF Board of Directors and currently manages two employees and a pool of volunteers.


Executive Director responsibilities include, but are not limited to:



  • Leading community and media relations for the organization including interfacing with elected officials, school leaders, law enforcement agencies and other key stakeholders and strategic partners

  • Building strategic alliances and partnerships with other nonprofit, professional, civic and business organizations 

  • Interfacing with state leaders on legislation that impacts Foundation mission



  • Overseeing the implementation of RBF’s programs, including the FORT, We’re All Human/Sources of Strength within schools and the community and the “Acceptance of Others” scholarship

  • Monitoring, measuring and reporting on the impact and effectiveness of RBF programs


Fundraising and Financial Performance: 

  • Preparing annual budget and monthly financial statements for Board review

  • Creating and managing fundraising events including outlining sponsorship opportunities 

  • Measuring financial success of RBF programs and events

  • Identifying, writing and completing grant applications

  • Writing/managing and executing a Development Plan

  • Ensuring compliance with grant, reporting and other funding requirements

  • Developing and stewarding sponsors and a strong donor base 

Operations & Governance:

  • Leading strategic planning 

  • Establishing policies and procedures including payroll and HR functions

  • Hiring and managing volunteer and paid staff

  • Leading and executing marketing and other communications efforts

  • Helping to define organization’s vision and mission in conjunction with the Board

  • Communicating effectively with Board members to support Board level decision-making 


Personal Qualifications:

  • Priority will be given to candidates who demonstrate a personal connection to RBF’s mission and who demonstrate great empathy for young people with mental health and wellness challenges

  • Successful candidates must: 

    • be high-energy, have a flexible and superior work ethic and should feel comfortable communicating with all levels of the community, including C-Level executives, school leaders, elected officials, donors, parents and teens

    • be willing to wear many hats and to roll up their sleeves, from preparing email blasts to helping to set up, clean up and lead events and programs

    • be comfortable with a high level of accountability, be problem-solvers and be comfortable operating independently


Professional Qualifications:

  • Proven nonprofit/exec leadership experience, strong verbal and written communication skills and experience managing staff and volunteers

  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development, task facilitation and execution

  • Successful P&L development and management 


Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred (or equivalent of 5-10 years management experience.)


Please submit resume, along with a cover letter outlining why you want to be a part of the Ryan Bartel Foundation team to Chris Croll, RBF Board Member and Interim Executive Director at CCroll@ryanbartelfoundation.org


Salary: $70K, paid time off (health benefits not available at this time)