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Executive Director Search

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Mayhew Overview

The Mayhew Program challenges and helps at-risk New Hampshire boys to believe in themselves, work well with others, and find their best.  It is the only all-boys program in the state that combines school-year mentoring and a residential summer program (as the sole entity residing on 35-acre Mayhew Island on Newfound Lake) for at-risk boys, tuition-free through high school graduation.  


For the first time in over 20 years, we seek a new executive director to lead us.  The right candidate will have demonstrated expertise in non-profit relationship building and fundraising, servant leadership, trustee collaboration, and support of youth.  They will lead us on a future path to provide our very best to Mayhew Boys by continuing to attract, retain, and grow quality dedicated staff, which is the backbone of Mayhew’s success since its start in 1969.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership

  • Lead the organization with a strategic vision aligned with Mayhew's core values.

  • Cultivate relationships with stakeholders, including staff, volunteers, board members, families, boys, and donors.

  • Collaborate with staff in developing strategies to achieve mission, goals, and financial strength through operational excellence.

  • Identify opportunities to enhance our impact.

Financial Management

  • Ensure financial sustainability and fiscal responsibility by overseeing budgetary matters.

  • Collaborate closely with the Board of Trustees to set and attain financial objectives.

Elevate Fundraising

  • Work with the Development Director to develop and execute comprehensive fundraising strategies to secure diversified financial support.

  • Cultivate relationships with individual donors, corporations, foundations, and government entities.

Board Development

  • Establish an ongoing process of enhancing the effectiveness and capacity of the Board of Trustees to ensure they can fulfill their roles effectively in guiding Mayhew toward achieving its mission and goals.

  • Collaborate closely with the Board of Trustees on strategic planning, budgeting, fundraising, program development, and other key decisions affecting Mayhew.

Program Management

  • Oversee the effective administration of the Island and Outreach Programs, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and compliance standards.

  • Demonstrate quality analysis and judgment to maintain related to operational progress, seize opportunities, and effect positive change.

  • Provide support and guidance to staff to optimize program effectiveness.

Safety, Security, and Compliance

  • Establish and implement policies and procedures encompassing essential areas such as NH DCYF reporting, restraint, and seclusion protocols, and other relevant standards for youth-serving organizations.


Professional Qualifications and Personal Attributes

  • Passion for Mission: Demonstrated passion for Mayhew's mission.

  • Leadership Excellence: Proven ability to inspire, collaborate, and empower staff, volunteers, and program participants toward achieving collective and individual goals.  

  • Exemplify Core Values: Lead by example, embodying Mayhew's fundamental principles in your conduct and engagements, values diversity, equity, and inclusion, all while maintaining transparency and accountability within the Mayhew community.

  • Community Building: Foster a sense of deep pride and belonging within the Mayhew community, fostering lifelong connections.

  • Fundraising Acumen: Track record of successful fundraising initiatives and donor stewardship.

  • Financial Management: Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, and reporting.

  • Operational Proficiency: Skilled in leading operations to ensure excellence and impact through best practices.

  • Program Impact: Skilled in working with staff, volunteers, and Boards to create and support transformative experiences that resonate deeply with program participants and stakeholders.

  • Program Evaluation: Experience in assessing and enhancing programmatic effectiveness.

  • Communication: Serve as a purposeful, passionate, and effective spokesperson for Mayhew.

  • Team Development: Experience in recruiting, supporting, collaborating, and nurturing teams, providing training to encourage the growth of new skills, and understanding the need for work-life balance.

  • Interpersonal Skills: A personable demeanor and the ability to connect with people of all ages.

  • Nonprofit Leadership:  Proven track record in nonprofit leadership and youth services preferred.


Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary Range: $100,000 - $125,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package: Includes full health insurance (medical, vision, and prescription), HSA, 403B, life and disability insurance, vacation, and paid sick time off.


Work Location

  • Hybrid - within travel distance to Bristol, NH

Application Process

Strong Resource Group is overseeing the search process. To apply for this position, candidates must have a minimum of four years of leadership experience and submit a cover letter and resume to


The resume should include:

  • All professional education and experience

  • Dates of employment (month and year)

  • Position/title

  • Organization names


The cover letter should articulate relevant experience and fit with the stated preferences of the position. Please do not contact Mayhew staff or send resumes directly to the organization.


The Mayhew Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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