Executive Director - Residential - AMIkids WINGS Piedmont
Clinton, SC 
Posted 27 days ago
Job Description

WHY AMIkids?

We empower young people to discover their true potential. We're a national youth organization offering education and workforce development, treatment, and behavioral and skills training. Our approach fosters care and a sense of family to transform lives. At heart, relationships and hope are in our DNA, and for more than 50 years we've been empowering young people to achieve success and believe: I Can.

What are we looking for?

We are in search of a seasoned Executive Director with a strong commitment to leading and managing a team dedicated to delivering high-quality services for girls in a non-secure intensive residential environment. The program serves girls with significant mental health needs stemming from traumatic experiences. Our aim is to mitigate risk factors, foster protective elements, and guide girls within the juvenile justice system toward success, stability, and lasting contributions to society.

Essential success attributes include expertise in residential programming, strong leadership skills, fiscal management proficiency, board development acumen, and effective community and public relations capabilities. If this "WHY" resonates with you, you may have a place on our team as the AMIkids WINGS Piedmont Executive Director.

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What you will be doing:

  • Manage finances within approved budget; understand Program financial reports and take appropriate action to identify trends and discrepancies,
  • Partner and support resource development activities to include grant writing, cultivation and stewardship of donors; actively seeking and maintaining a diverse donor base while maintaining AMIkids values,
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with stakeholders and Board Members; serve as a liaison for the Program,
  • Create and implement a strong marketing/branding initiative to ensure successful promotion and fundraising of the Program within the community and interested parties,
  • Plan and direct program operations, local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support growth of existing Program and regional expansion while simultaneously retiring debt,
  • Lead and manage the administration of program operations to ensure the program is effective and aligned with contract(s) and AMIkids' requirements,
  • Maintain and promote a culture of quality though strategic goals, reviewing service delivery in regard to outcomes and customer satisfaction, and team member recognition,
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training team members; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance including coaching and future performance development; manage training needs through learning management system; rewarding and disciplining team members; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred,
  • Five (5) years relevant work experience, including at least two (2) years in a leadership role supervising a group of people,
  • Two (2) years of fundraising experience, including demonstrated success in managing special events and in cultivating, soliciting, and closing major gifts is preferred,
  • Effective communication (verbal & written) skills, time management and project management skills.

What's in it for you?
As well as gain an opportunity to make an exceptional difference in kids' lives, AMIkids offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Growth opportunities - we pride ourselves on developing our leaders from within
  • Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, & Prescription Drug plan options; Health Spending Account, Company paid Life Insurance and AD&D
  • PTO & Paid Holidays
  • Wellness Benefits - EAP, Health Coaching, Stress Management Programs, etc.
  • Employer Funded Pension Plan, Voluntary 403(B) Retirement Plan, Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Pet Insurance, World Travel Assistance, Car Rental discounts, Gym Membership discounts, and more.

Check out our website to learn more about what we offer!


Bachelors of General (required)

Effective communication (verbal & written) skills, time management and project management skills (required)
2 years: Fundraising experience, including demonstrated success in managing special events and in cultivating, soliciting, and closing major gifts is preferred (preferred)
2 years: Leadership, supervising a group of people (required)

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

AMIkids, Inc. and AMIkids’ affiliated Programs (hereafter referred to AMIkids collectively) are Equal Opportunity Employer(s) and do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, military service, or any other status protected by law.
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 years
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