Hiring: Executive Director

Light The Hoan | Milwaukee, WI

Company Overview

Light the Hoan, Inc. is responsible for making Milwaukee smile…oh, and the management of the lights on the Hoan Bridge. As a 501c3 organization, Light the Hoan, Inc., is focused on turning the bridge lights into a community asset, hosting education programs using the bridge lights as a teaching and learning tool, as well as highlighting local and national nonprofits who are allowed to use the bridge lights as a fundraiser. 

Position Overview

Reporting to the Light the Hoan, Inc., Board of Directors, the Executive Director position is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of Light the Hoan. This includes, but is not limited to, marketing, fundraising, budget management, vendor management, sales, and public relations. A successful candidate is motivated, innovative, highly organized, and works well with people. 

Purpose: To maintain and grow the operations of Light the Hoan, Inc.

Reports To: Light the Hoan Board of Directors

Location: Work from home 60% / Light The Hoan Office 20% / Community meetings 20%

Compensation: $75K Salary plus $5K annual benefits stipend. Incentive-based bonuses available up to $15K/year.

Starting Hours: Full-Time

Start Date: Summer 2022

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Required Experience 

  • Highly Organized
  • Ability to manage budgets
  • Ability to execute on projects and events from conception to successful completion. 
  • Demonstrated ability to create, manage, and grow professional relationships.
  • Effective communicator 
  • Loves Milwaukee and making people happy

You can also demonstrate best practices in the following areas:

  • Working with, managing, and taking direction from a Board of Directors.
  • Managing and developing relationships with vendors.
  • Marketing to, connecting with, and creating engaged residence and partners.
  • Nonprofit fundraising and how to nurture funder relationships.

You are skilled in:

  • Organization of processes, documentation, and in your communication.
  • Interpersonal communication.
  • Inspiring motivation and driving action.
  • Management, de-escalation of, and resolving conflict.
  • Mario Kart 64 and precision use of green shells.