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Senior Director of Growth


The Squash and Education Alliance seeks a Senior Director of Growth to oversee the launch of SEA member programs in new cities, manage SEA’s grantmaking process, build relationships with key donors and partners, and engage the SEA network’s board chairs, executive directors, and senior leadership. A newly created position, the Senior Director of Growth will report to SEA’s Executive Director. This is an ideal position for someone who is entrepreneurial, excellent at managing projects, skilled at building community and relationships, and passionate about SEA’s mission.

The Senior Director of Growth will play an important role in helping SEA implement its five-year growth goals by supporting startup organizations in new markets (such as Bridgeport, CT) and managing the grantmaking program, through which SEA plans to distribute $2+ million to its member programs by 2026. 

Skills & Qualities

  • Positive, can-do attitude and exemplary work ethic
  • Ability to create and lead committees, boards and other volunteer groups
  • Enthusiasm for travel
  • Facility with the most popular social media platforms
  • Ability to work with multiple people and numerous projects concurrently
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Strong relationship builder with the ability to find build consensus and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to navigate a fast-paced, outcomes-driven, and entrepreneurial environment
  • Passion for SEA’s mission and belief in the principles and goals of SEA’s strategic plan

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 10+ years of work experience, ideally in nonprofit, education, sport or philanthropy
  • Knowledge of and prior experience in the SEA network is required

Compensation: $100,000-$120,000. Benefits include 4 weeks of vacation annually, health insurance, and, after one month of full-time service, a 401K matching plan. 

Start date: As soon as possible

SEA is the umbrella organization of a network of 19 U.S. nonprofits and 5 international affiliate organizations that combine squash, academics, mentoring, travel, college support, and career readiness for more than 2,500 young people. Ninety-four percent of the high school graduates of our U.S. member programs matriculate to college, one-third attend top-100 ranked colleges, and more than two-thirds earn degrees in six years or less. SEA leads this network by launching new programs, promoting best practices to ensure the highest quality programming among member organizations, and providing additional educational and athletic experiences for students and alumni. Over the course of the year, SEA organizes dozens of tournaments, camps, educational programs for students, and conferences for staff and board members.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to search firm Masis Professional Group at with “SEA Senior Director of Growth” in the subject line.

SEA is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status. 

    • Location: New York
    • Date posted:
    • Pay:$100,000 - $120,000