Executive Director

Job Description


The Executive Director is responsible for driving the organization towards fulfilling Yoga Foster’s mission through overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. They work closely with the organization founder to turn vision into action; executing and iterating upon a long-term strategic strategy for sustainability. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.


  • Organization Mission and Strategy:

    • Work alongside founder to create roadmap for long-term vision to ensure that Yoga Foster can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.

    • Responsible for direction and implementation of Yoga Foster’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.

  • Financial Performance and Viability

    • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Yoga Foster, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.

    • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.

    • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support Yoga Foster’s mission.

  • Organization Operations

    • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified, diverse employees and a commitment to supporting a staff that reflects the communities Yoga Foster serves

    • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

    • Responsible for the creation and implementation of organizational systems to ensure efficient work-flows. 

  • Board Governance 

    • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions, in a timely and accurate manner.


  • A passion for the mission of empowering school teachers with resources for the classroom

  • Transparent and high integrity leadership

  • Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience

  • Solid hands-on budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting

  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation

  • Ability to convey a vision of Yoga Foster’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors

  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector

  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff

About Yoga Foster

Yoga Foster is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.


Desired Start Date: December 1

Full-Time: 40hrs/week

Location: New York City

Compensation: $65,000 – $70,000

To apply: Email info@yogafoster.org with your resume and cover letter