Hamilton House Adult Learning Exchange

Providence, Rhode Island
(A non-profit organization)

Position: Executive Director - Full Time
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Experience: 3 years in Non-Profit (or equivalent)
Starting Date: April 9,2020
Salaried: $50,000 - $55,000
Benefits Package

The Hamilton House

Hamilton House Adult Learning Exchange

Hamilton House is a non-profit community committed to providing intellectual, creative, physical, and social enhancement in the form of classes, events, travel, and social interaction for adults aged 55+. It is housed in an 1896 French Chateau on Providence’s historic East Side whose members and staff are open, warm, and inviting.

One of the founders described us best: “The reality that is Hamilton House will, like all important human endeavors escape definition. We can discuss, tell stories, paint pictures, share our enthusiasm, and do these things in ways that point to what we want to express. It is finally, I believe a rare combination of place, people, and program, held together by a spirit that helps us all toward human fulfillment.”

Mission Statement

Hamilton House’s mission is to enhance members’ lives through stimulating interaction with ideas and friends in an adult learning center and to connect them with opportunities to serve the community. 

Essential Functions

The Executive Director is selected by, hired by, and reports directly to the Hamilton House Board of Directors. The Executive Director sits ex officio on the Hamilton House Board of Directors and serves to uphold its vision, mission, and goals.

The Executive Director works with the Board’s Standing Committees and ensures that each committee is provided with the support needed to carry out its functions.

The Executive Director oversees day-to-day operations, fosters a positive and supportive community for its members and staff, and articulates the mission and programs to the community. The Executive Director’s performance is reviewed annually by the Personnel Committee, which makes its recommendations about performance and compensation to the Board

Apply online, by December 11th, 2019 by submitting your resume, a detailed cover letter describing your interest in the position and how your experience makes you uniquely suited for the role. Include the names and titles of three professional references and their contact information. Applicants are required to have a BCI check, upon offering of a position.

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Specific Responsabilites

  • Fundraising and Finances

Play an active role in fundraising activities; cultivate relationships with prospective donors; and network with current donors.

Manage all capital campaigns, gifts, planned giving, endowments and the membership dues structure.

Pursue funding through grant writing and other external sources–government, companies, foundations and trusts–that will best serve Hamilton House.

Work with the Board’s Finance Committee in developing the Annual Budget and monitor the organization’s financial practices.

Manage all fiscal operations, including revenue and expenditures, tax filings, and insurance coverage.

  • Programs

Work with the Program Committee to ensure creative and appropriate offerings: informative educational lectures, classes and workshops. Develop a talent pool of speakers and instructors.

Foster intergenerational programs with schools and other community organizations that will mutually benefit Hamilton House as well as other organizations.

Encourage, through surveys and evaluations, Hamilton House members’ involvement in the development of classes and programs.

  • Office Management

Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and training of all personnel. Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are observed.

Encourage and develop volunteer positions. Build intern relationships with area colleges and universities. Maintain a climate which attracts, motivates and keeps a diverse staff of top quality people.

Supervise Hamilton House staff and volunteers.

  • Property

Assure the day-to-day maintenance of the physical building and grounds and facilitate routine repairs. Negotiate contracts with vendors.

Work with the Property Committee in planning for the long term structural needs of the building and grounds.

Meet the requirements of food safety for a certified kitchen.

  • Membership

Work with the Membership Committee in the recruitment of new members. Enhance publicity and promotion for Hamilton House, its offerings and its services.