The AnBryce Foundation, founded by Anthony and Beatrice Welters 25 years ago, is a philanthropic organization that promotes social change by developing a community of global citizens of shared values. The programming of the foundation includes education options, professional networks, cultural options and leadership opportunities for young people who are first generation and under-resourced. The scholarship programs have a requirement of “first generation”. For all programs, the foundation supports under-resourced youth but does not require youth to also be first generation.
Through long-term academic and leadership enrichment opportunities that equip them to excel in school, in relationships, and in facing challenges, while having fun, the AnBryce Foundation instills in each youth the confidence to become successful in post-secondary endeavors and prepares them to play an active role in improving their communities and the world. The AnBryce Foundation envisions creating a family of leaders from first generation communities who embody the idea of becoming the best they can be and whose values include a personal sense of philanthropy or giving back to others. The AnBryce Foundation manages an annual budget of $900,000.
To accomplish this ambitious mission, the AnBryce Foundation manages five distinct programs: Saturday Institute, Student Adventures in Leadership (SAIL), Camp Dogwood, the Pillors of Excellence Internship Program and the AnBryce Scholars program. Leadership and staff manage and operate the following four programs:
- The Saturday Institute is an enrichment program for students in grades 2 through 9. graders based in Washington, DC. Metropolitan area
- SAIL prepares low-income, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders for the college admissions process and the workforce. In the future, the AnBryce Foundation plans to scale its SAIL program to include more students and cities.
- With the Camp Dogwood Summer Academy over 160 youth per summer travel to the countryside of Virginia. There, the youth are encouraged to learn, work, play, and grow and imagine dreams for their future.
- The Pillors of Excellence Summer Internship Program began in 2004 under the leadership of the late Brenda Pillors, former Board member of the AnBryce Foundation. The program provides internships for high school students in government, arts, philanthropy, and education and corporations for participants in the SAIL program.
The AnBryce Scholars program is endowed scholarship program for students at Notre Dame and New York Universities. The AnBryce Scholarship Program offers full-tuition funding and support to incoming NYU Law and undergraduate students who are among the first in their immediate family to pursue an undergraduate or law degree and have proven themselves to be leaders in the face of challenging social and economic circumstances.
The Notre Dame program is the newest addition, having launched in 2013 and also focuses on first-generation college students. The AnBryce scholars program has funded the education of more than 200 students. AnBryce Scholars are professionally distinguished and are committed to giving back to society and making a positive impact on the world. They are determined to live with honor, act with intelligence, and lead with integrity.
In recent years, the program has expanded to include internship and mentorship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
The Executive Director is the key management leader of the AnBryce Foundation and is responsible for overseeing the administration, implementing programs and executing the strategic plan of the organization. The Executive Director will lead the evaluation and rethinking of existing programs to determine the scaling and viability of each program. From this, he/she will also develop a strategic plan in partnership with the Board to ensure the AnBryce Foundation will be successful in its mission. Other key duties include marketing and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Responsible for leading the AnBryce Foundation 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 and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
- Responsible for maintaining strong lines of communication with co-founding leader Bea Welters.
Organization Mission and Strategy
- Responsible for implementation of the AnBryce Foundation’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
- Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that the AnBryce Foundation can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
- Responsible for the enhancement of The AnBryce Foundation’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
- Responsible for leadership of the day-to-day management of the AnBryce Foundation’s programs.
Financial Performance and Viability
- Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the AnBryce Foundation.
- Responsible for submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization. Financial plan must be approved by the board.
- 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 effective administration of The AnBryce Foundation’s operations.
- Responsible for the hiring, retention and management of competent, qualified staff.
- Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered on behalf of the organization.
- Complete a strategic review of each program and develop a transformation plan based on review.
- Refine Camp Dogwood Operations
- Continue to re-imagine the Saturday Institute
- Expand and formalize the SAIL program
- Design programs in ways that support scaling the opportunities for other cities in the future
- Integrate the values of respect and giving into all AnBryce programs.
- Develop a thriving network of AnBryce program alumni.
- Expand the AnBryce Scholarship program to a third university.
- Revamp the AnBryce Foundation website in a way that makes the site exciting and interactive.
- A bachelor’s degree. Master’s Degree Preferred.
- Transparent and high integrity leadership
- 10 or more years’ senior nonprofit management experience. Experience in education management is a plus.
- Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
- Outstanding organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
- Ability to convey a vision of The AnBryce Foundation’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
- Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
- Outstanding written and oral and technological communication skills
- Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
- Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
- Outstanding public speaking ability
- Strong passion for seeing young children and youth achieve their potential;
- Personal belief in education and academic excellence;
- Leadership style that reflects the values of the organization;
- Guided by sense of mission and vision and whose professional life reflect those values.
The AnBryce Foundation offers a competitive salary and employment benefit package commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Executive Director recruitment is being conducted by The Boulware Group (executive search consultants).
Confidential inquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Christine Boulware, 312-391-6098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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