New Hampshire



The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

The President is responsible for developing, leading and managing the services provided by the YWCA NH.  The President also sets the tone of the organization, and creates and sustains an environment conducive to unity around the mission and strategic direction, forward momentum, collaboration, and diversity in representation and thinking.  The position of President requires strong organizational development and team building skills as well as managerial and training capabilities.  In addition, the President develops and maintains a thorough knowledge of related trends, development issues, and sector effectiveness.

To these ends, the President: 

  • Aligns all efforts with the YWCA mission and YWCA standards; advocates for mission-related policies at local, state and national levels; ensures that requirements of YWCA affiliation are met; assures the organization complies with all YWCA logo and other YWCA USA membership standards
  • Motivates the Board of Directors to establish and evaluate overall organizational goals and to accomplish their responsibilities in meeting those goals; ensures Board has sufficient and up-to-date information
  • Guides a strategic planning process that is accomplishment based
  • Assists in the selection and evaluation of Board members; makes recommendations, supports Board during orientation and self-evaluation
  • Presents and oversees the delivery of relevant, quality programs with knowledgeable, enthusiastic and consistent program leadership; evaluates programs, service delivery, building needs, and system working with changes being made as necessary
  • Sustains a high level of staff morale; supports motivation of employees in organization products/programs and operations; ensures staff has sufficient and up-to-date information
  • Steadily increases member/client, and public knowledge of YWCA strengths and accomplishments, attracts and involves new members/supporters, and renews increasing number of supporters.
  • Oversees operations of the organization; manages financial and physical resources
  • Oversees analysis and strategy development as necessary to keep a balanced budget; searches for and manages the application process for grants which meet guidelines and organizational goals; oversees grant budget development, monitoring, reports, and audit
  • Represents and effectively communicates the organization to the public, the media, grant makers and current and potential donors throughout the communities being served.
  • Networks with YWCA and other nonprofit sector service and advocacy organizations, locally, regionally and nationally
  • Maintains responsible membership and an active link with the YWCA USA and the World YWCA

YWCA President – Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of and belief in the YWCA mission, YWCA USA aims and public policy positions.
  • Demonstrated, effective leadership and non-profit organization management, including motivated the voluntary Board of Directors
  • Related college/advanced degree(s)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and advocate for programs in the areas of racial justice, women’s and girls’ empowerment and advancing women’s economic status,  domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or housing.
  • Successful performance in a similar position, demonstrated ability to plan, motivate staff and volunteers, lead, implement, innovate, evaluate, and ensure excellent performance levels
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial management, financial reporting, and negotiation skills
  • A proven record in fund development, grant writing, and grant management.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, support and motivate volunteers and YWCA members
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and professional skills and motivation to be active throughout the community
  • Demonstrated computer skills, include word processing, database and spreadsheet competence
  • Ability to travel locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule.

If you are a qualified candidate please send a resume and cover letter by December 23, 2014 to:

YWCA Executive Search Committee

72 Concord Street Manchester, NH 03103

Fax (603)657-7374


On-Call Advocates

The YWCA NH is hiring On-Call Advocates for our 24-hour Crisis Hotline for weekday and weekend shifts to provide direct services to victims of domestic and sexual violence through support, information, resource referral, and personal advocacy based on the empowerment model. 

Candidates must be available to take 12 hour crisis line shifts, which includes going to the hospital when a call comes in and advocating for clients with hospital personnel, police, and family/friends, and to admit new shelter clients. The ideal candidates must be self-motivated and have the ability to work with minimal supervision, and be available to work on holidays. 

Selected candidates must have a reliable vehicle with proof of valid auto insurance and be available to attend 30 hour required training on 9/19/2014 (night), 9/20 (all day), 9/26 (night), and 9/27 (all day). 

Please send cover letter and resume to Catherine Gagne, Director of Operations and Administration, YWCA NH, 72 Concord Street, Manchester NH 03101 or by email at The closing date for this position is Sunday, 8/31/2014.

Per-diem Child Care Staff

The YWCA New Hampshire is seeking per diem child care workers to provide child care to participants of YWCA support groups.  Candidates should be at least 18 years of age, have documented experience working with children and experience planning and facilitating children's activities.  Please submit resume to Cathy Gagne, Youth and Community Programs, 72 Concord Street, Manchester NH 03101 or by email at