Hiring an Executive Director for Sugar Education and Wellness

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Hiring an Executive Director for Sugar Education and Wellness

Sugar Education and Wellness is hiring an Executive Director

Sugar Education and Wellness is hiring an Executive Director.


SEW is a brand new nonprofit organization and this is a new position. As the Executive Director, Board, and Sugar staff work together, this job description will evolve. Much of the beginning of the position will involve setting up systems, fundraising, and overseeing the store. The job description below is based on best assumptions about what the position will require. We are open to a person growing into skills as the organization grows. We look forward to a creative partnership with our new ED!

Pay is $55,000 a year with room to grow with the organization ($20,000 from Sugar, $35,000 from SEW). Current expectation of hours is 35 hours a week.

Health Insurance will be available.

Please review the following job description. If you are a good match for the position, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Applications will be accepted until 8/11/22.

Executive Director

Job description

Sugar Education and Wellness

The Executive Director is the key management leader of Sugar Education and Wellness (SEW). The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.


The ED is also responsible for day-to-day management of Sugar, SEW’s for-profit subsidiary. Salary for this position is split between SEW and Sugar.


Key responsibilities:

Leadership and Communication

  • Collaborate on SEW’s brand and communications plan, represent SEW in the public and media as needed
  • Assist in selecting board members and act as a liaison between the board and the staff
  • Inform the board of staff changes, donor details, successful campaign details, and areas where the staff feels help is needed
  • Relay staff and volunteer engagement ideas, as well as concerns that need to be relayed to the board
  • Develop SEW’s strategic plan; annual goals setting, action plans, and budgets in coordination with the board
  • Plan and execute fundraising activities; communicate and build relationships with the community, donors and potential donors
  • Work with the board to develop, monitor, and communicate the annual and long-term plans in reaching SEW’s goals
  • Help define the priorities and develop teamwork among board members and staff
  • Oversight and management of Sugar, an education focused, sex-positive sex toy store, and a for-profit subsidiary of SEW, including:
    • Purchasing, budgeting, and accounting for Sugar
    • Manage, recruit, hire and train staff for both SEW and Sugar
  • Hire, train, and manage Sugar staff



  • Work with the board and grant writers to formulate requests for funding from the corporate and private sector
  • Work with the Treasurer; review and monitor financial reports and monthly financial statements to develop both the annual budget and necessary reports and data for the annual audit and tax return forms
  • Assist the board with technology to streamline work and maximize impact.
  • Attend board meetings and prepare reports as directed by the board Maintain schedule of events/tasks and prepare board meeting agendas



  • Curate a database of donors and potential funding opportunities
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.

Attend and possibly host fundraising events.



  • Oversee education programs for SEW in community, at SEW, and at Sugar


Preferred Qualifications:


  • The ED will be thoroughly committed to Sugar Education and Wellness' mission. 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, preferably in Nonprofit development, Sales and/or Marketing, Sex Education, or Liberation based studies required
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Deep experience in management of both staff and volunteers
  • Experience with budgeting, including:
    • using financial software such as QuickBooks and employee management systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; 
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a diverse range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Prior experience in retail and/or customer service
  • Experienced in management and recruitment of both staff and volunteers
  • Working from a mindset and practice that is
    • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative 
    • Sex positive, anti-racist, mission-driven, liberation-focused mindset
    • Mission driven
    • Self directed
  • Committed to working in collaboration with diverse groups and identities


SEW Board members are: Miera Corey, Rachel Elliot, Randall Leonard, Jenae Williams, & Jacquelyn Jones Ziegler



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