Since it was founded as a nonprofit glass studio in 2001, GlassRoots has been offering after-school programs and classes for at-risk youth. With the recently announced retirement of the founding executive director of the organization, Pat Kettenring, the board of directors of this Newark, New Jersey nonprofit is currently seeking to hire a new executive director to manage the various studio operations, oversee a staff of 10, and to serve as the senior fundraiser. The position comes with a compensation package that includes salary, medical insurance, and vacation.
The mission statement for the organization is as follows: “GlassRoots provides multiple opportunities for at-risk youth, ages 10-18, to realize their potential through the creation of glass art. As the only non-profit ‘hot shop’ for young people in the greater New York metropolitan area, GlassRoots provides a nurturing environment in which otherwise under-served children can achieve self-esteem and creative expression while also learning basic business skills and valuable life lessons through the exploration of the unique art forms of glassmaking.”
According to the official job posting, the ideal candidate will have a successful track record, demonstrated success in grant-writing, positive standing in the philanthropic community, experience with budgeting and strategic planning, knowledge of the area, and a willingness to work outside of normal business hours for special events.
A full job description, as well as information on how to apply, can be found on this page of the GlassRoots website.
Applicants are advised to email their resume and requirements to Glassrootsjob@gmail.com.