Executive Director Hindman Settlement School

Manage and direct the Settlement School’s affairs, employees, programs, facilities and outreach activities to accomplish both immediate and long-term organizational goals. Engage, motivate and lead the board and staff in carrying out all programmatic, management, administrative and development functions. Build and enhance relationships with other organizations, community members and key constituents in order to achieve the Settlement School’s mission and goals.


1. Implement strategic plan goals and objectives;

2. Develop a vision for the future and be able to adapt to changing needs and circumstances;

3. Manage all organizational resources in service of the mission;

4. Maintain financial stability;

5. Engage the board, staff, stakeholders and broader community;

6. Design systems to support and enhance employee performance;

7. Maintain and enhance the campus to serve the mission; and

8. Preserve public trust through effective governance and best management practices.


Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree from a four-year, accredited, post-secondary institution is required. An advanced degree is preferred, though experience may substitute for an advanced degree.
  • At least five years experience managing or administering a nonprofit and/or public organization or program.
  • Experience with budgeting and managing finances, staff and facilities.
  • Fluency with the history, geography, culture, organizations and development resources of Eastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia.
  • Demonstrated fundraising ability and familiarity with best practices and principles of philanthropy.

Competencies & Abilities

  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple and diverse tasks.
  • Dependable, excellent judgment and demonstrated ability to operate in a flexible, team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to speak publicly to large groups.
  • Ability to manage through times of crisis.

Other Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Willingness to travel
  • Live within commuting distance of Hindman Settlement School

Job Type: Full-timePay: From $75,000.00+ per year  based on experienceBenefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plan

Send application and cover letter to jobshindman@gmail.com