Executive Director

Financial Women's Association


Executive Director


Financial Women’s Association



New York, NY


The Financial Women’s Association (FWA) is dedicated to advancing the leadership growth and accelerating the success of all women in the financial community. With over 800 diverse members of all gender identities and allies from top corporate, civic and academic institutions, the FWA provides compelling and critical programming such as: financial literacy, high school and college mentoring and scholarship programs, professional mentoring, high-performance skill building, and thought leadership events.  This programming is developed and delivered by FWA’s dedicated group of volunteers and has reached more than 6,000 students and young professionals – many of whom are first-generation and underserved minorities. Through this important work, FWA is ideally positioned to promote and support all women today and help realize a world in which they have equitable representation and recognition across all levels of the financial community.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:                     

The Executive Director (ED) will advance the vision and mission of the FWA in close partnership with and taking guidance and direction from the Board of Directors. More specifically, the ED will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations and activities, leading resource development, ensuring the organization’s fiscal health, driving marketing and awareness, overseeing a small talented team, and supporting Board strategy, its committees, top corporate partners, and the dedicated group of members creating programming, partnerships, strategy and more. Key responsibilities include:

Management and Board Relations

  • Work with the Board to develop an actionable strategic plan to achieve the Board’s organizational vision.
  • Ensure the seamless implementation of the FWA’s programs and events through supporting volunteer members in their development and execution.
  • Coordinate with and provide support for the Standing Committees, Special Committees and Programming Committees of the Board.
  • Communicate effectively with the Board and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

Resource Development, Communications, and Membership

  • Grow current funding streams of corporate sponsorship and membership as well as uncover new potential donors and viable and sustainable programs and opportunities.
  • Serve as the public face and spokesperson of FWA when appropriate and at the discretion of the President and the Board.
  • Develop and implement a clear strategy to build public awareness and increase member and corporate engagement.
  • Support, grow, and steward FWA’s top corporate partnerships and allies.

Fiscal and Operational Administration

  • Provide fiscally sound management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensure maximum resource utilization, and maintain the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Produce Board monthly financial statements and a proposed annual budget to review with the Treasurer as well as ensure compliance with regulatory and reporting requirements.
  • Recruit, retain, and develop a strong, talented, and diverse team.
  • Manage, oversee and update when appropriate the organization’s operations, office facilities, record management, policies and procedures, and outside vendors.


The successful candidate will have:

  • 10+ years of successful program, business operations, and team management in a nonprofit, corporate or government organization.
  • A strong understanding of running a mission-driven and volunteer-driven organization.
  • Well-honed board relations, volunteer management, and governance skills including the ability to effortlessly support, assist, and enable the Board in their leadership of FWA.  
  • Operational and financial know-how with significant budget planning, management, and governance experience.
  • Experience and enthusiasm for fundraising and marketing with demonstrated ability to identify and solicit donors; prior experience with corporate sponsorships and membership organizations preferred.
  • Collaborative, inclusive, and an excellent communicator who can lead from the front or behind and liaise appropriately across the FWA and its key stakeholders.
  • Innovative and forward-thinking with the technology and programming understanding to stay current on trends and reach new generations.
  • A commitment to the mission of FWA and the goal to advance women of all backgrounds in finance.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required.

COMPENSATION: Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume in confidence to FWA@sandlersearch.org.  

Financial Women’s Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.