Executive Director Non-Profit

Beat the Streets Detroit

Job Description


Executive Director, Beat the Streets Detroit

The Executive Director is the key management leader of Beat the Streets Detroit, a not for profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Detroit-area youth through the sport of wrestling.

The Executive Director will be directly responsible for the strategic plan, administration, program development and delivery for the organization. Other key areas of responsibility are fundraising, marketing and working with the Beat the Streets National organization. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

To learn more about Beat the Streets Detroit, visit www.btsdetroit.org


Board Governance

  • The Executive Director will work directly with the Board to fulfill the organization’s mission.
  • Responsible for leading Beat the Streets Detroit in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board of Directors and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

Financial Performance

  • Develop resources (fundraise) sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Beat the Streets Detroit, to include a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support the mission.

Organization Mission and Strategy

  • Works with the Board and Director of Programming to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs and strategic planning.

Organization Operations

  • Utilize shared support staff (financial director, marketing director) to implement appropriate resources to ensure operations are efficient and effective.
  • Responsible for effective administration of operations.
  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of qualified and competent staff.
  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership
  • Minimum of 3 years non-profit management experience
  • Wrestling experience (preferred but not required)
  • Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Ability to convey a vision of Beat the Streets Detroit’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • Strong public speaking ability

Beat the Streets Detroit is committed to fostering, cultivating, and embracing a culture of inclusion and equality. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace and are fully committed to promoting and preserving an environment that supports growth and advancement in all aspects of business.

Bea the Streets Detroit is an equal opportunity employer and will not unlawfully discriminate against qualified applicants with respect to any terms or conditions of employment based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, marital status, military service status, union/non-union activity, citizenship status or other characteristic protected by state of federal law or local ordinance. This includes compliance with all federal, state and local laws providing for nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all aspects of the employment process and the requirement to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with those laws.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $50,000.00 per year


  • Choose your own hours

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Detroit, MI: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: In person

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