Now Hiring – Golden Mile Alliance Executive Director

November 3, 2023 / / News

Job Title: Executive Director

Organization: Golden Mile Alliance (GMA)

Location: Frederick, Maryland


About Us:

Golden Mile Alliance (GMA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the Golden Mile area in Frederick, MD, into a vibrant and thriving community. We’ve been working towards this mission since 2012, with a focus on making the Golden Mile an attractive destination for shopping, dining, living, recreation, and commerce.

Position Overview:

As the Executive Director (ED) of GMA, you will play a vital role in driving our mission forward. Reporting to the Board of Directors, you’ll lead a small team of dedicated volunteers and may oversee future employees. Your primary responsibility will be to build and maintain in-person partnerships and relationships within Frederick and surrounding communities.


Board Relations:

  • Collaborate closely with the Board of Directors to ensure GMA’s mission is fulfilled.
  • Support and engage a strong, volunteer-led Board of Directors.
  • Act as an ex-officio member of committees and involve the board in strategic decision-making.

Leadership and Management:

  • Lead, coach, and develop GMA’s volunteer teams and potential future staff.
  • Drive community awareness and program excellence.
  • Ensure effective program evaluation, financial management, fundraising, and communications.

Financial Management, Sustainability, and Development:

  • Work with the Finance Committee to develop the annual budget.
  • Identify revenue growth opportunities and cost-saving measures.
  • Expand revenue-generating and fundraising activities.
  • Cultivate and steward donors.
  • Enhance the organization’s external presence and relationships.

Planning & New Business:

  • Design and implement programs to engage the Golden Mile community.
  • Develop partnerships in new markets and communicate program results.


Key Attributes:

  • Ability to work independently while leading a small team.
  • Dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles.
  • Commitment to quality programs and community development.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative mindset.
  • Passionate, collaborative, and mission-driven.

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS degree with at least five (5) years of management experience or a graduate degree with at least three (3) years of management experience.
  • Experience in organizational management, budgeting, and fundraising.
  • Strong marketing and public relations skills.
  • Exceptional fundraising experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with non-profit Boards of Directors.
  • Track record of leading performance-oriented organizations.
  • Successful strategy development and implementation.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend required for community events when applicable.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary: $70,000 – $80,000 per year.

  • 401K matching plan.
  • Paid time off.
  • Flexible schedule.
  • Health care benefits (details to be discussed).

Application Process:

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter to Application instructions:

We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply. A diverse team fosters innovation and better problem-solving.