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Nonprofit CEO/Executive Director

Briarpatch Youth Services

Job Description

Nonprofit CEO/Executive Director

Full Job Description

Approximately 300 youth in Dane County, Wisconsin go to bed homeless each night.

Briarpatch Youth Services plays a critical role supporting these youth, with the only shelter for unaccompanied runaway and homeless youth in the Madison, Wisconsin metro area.

Briarpatch is hiring a CEO & Executive Director to lead this essential work.

This is a shortened version of a more detailed job description found in the job brochure:

Summary of job responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Culture: Cultivate and embody an organization that is innovative, diverse and equitable.
  • Organization Mission and Strategy: Connect programming to the 2022 Strategic Plan to achieve the agency’s mission.
  • Communication: Effectively communicate Briarpatch’s inclusive mission and environment to meet the needs of all youth and maintain effective relationships with the community.
  • Financial Performance and Viability: Ensure the fiscal health of the organization.
  • Board Relationship: Partner with the Briarpatch Board of Directors to achieve the mission of the organization.
  • Operations: Effectively administer agency operations.

Summary of experience sought:

  • 10+ years of nonprofit experience in a human services or youth development setting, that includes leadership experience building teams, is desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively manage and lead change, with strong cultural diplomacy skills.
  • Demonstrated financial management abilities including fundraising, grant management, and budget oversight.
  • Ability to manage, supervise, motivate, inspire and mentor staff of a similar or larger number than the staff at Briarpatch.
  • Comfortable and skilled as a spokesperson and face of the organization.

For more information:

Again, you can find a more detailed job description in the job brochure:

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $100,000.00 - $110,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Madison, WI 53713: Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • How convenient and appealing is the job’s Madison, Wisconsin location for you? Would you relocate? (Financial assistance for relocation available.)
  • Any additional comments? (optional)
  • Is the position’s starting salary and benefits package acceptable to you? (Salary of $100,000 - $110,000. Employee benefits include employer-subsidized group health and dental plans; life, accident & illness, and short-term disability insurance; retirement plans with a discretionary annual employer contribution; flexible spending plan; 11 paid holidays and generous paid time off.)
  • How have your skills and experiences prepared you to lead Briarpatch Youth Services? It would be helpful if your comments address the “summary of experience sought” found here:

Work Location: One location

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