Stuff the Bus Foundation

Executive Director Position

Salary: $30,000 – $45,000 / year based on experience
Shift/Schedule: 25-28 hours per week
(Weekends and hours increased as needed for special events)

Job Description

The Executive Director of the Stuff The Bus Foundation will lead and manage the organizations day to day operations, finances, programs, staff (if applicable) and volunteers. They will drive the strategic planning, fundraising, and stakeholder relationships to achieve the organization’s mission and goals.
We are seeking a self-driven and highly competent Executive Director to lead and influence our organization towards favorable growth, and to design and direct strategies that support and enhance our organizational operations. Duties for the Executive Director will include managing Foundation assets, optimizing financial operations, providing leadership to Board of Directors, establishing business goals, ensuring tax compliance, advising the Board of Directors on organizational activities, overseeing and streamlining daily operations, improving staff performance, and executing special business projects. Your exceptional stewardship and strategic planning skills as an Executive Director will aid our organization in promoting our mission and objectives, maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, achieving organizational goals, and maintaining sound financial practices.

The ideal candidate must possess a strong entrepreneurial drive, outstanding communication skills, strong leadership qualities, and good planning and organizational skills. The Executive Director should streamline our organizational operations, effectively and efficiently direct operational budgets, improve revenue, direct our business strategy, and enhance relations with the media, internal stakeholders, staff, partners, vendors, and surrounding communities.


Executive Director Responsibilities:

  • Developing and directing organizational strategy
  • Drafting organizational policies and philosophies
  • Overseeing day-to-day business activities
  • Applying for and securing grants for annual operating expenses and fulfilling teacher/school grant requests
  • Preparing comprehensive budgets
  • Reporting on revenue and expenditures
  • Engaging with community groups
  • Creating sound business plans
  • Overseeing financial accounts


Executive Director Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of one year leading a non-profit organization (preferred)
  • Financial management experience
  • Highly organized
  • Project management experience
  • Highly ethical behavior
  • Effective communicator
  • Motivational skills
  • In-depth knowledge of financial practices
  • Public relations and marketing knowledge
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Must pass a background check


About Stuff The Bus Foundation

Since 2005, the mission of The Stuff the Bus Foundation has been to provide a level playing field for all children in South Central Kentucky. We make sure that every child walks in on the first day of school with the essential supplies needed to be able to connect with the teacher and classmates. By creating this level playing field, we create a chance for each child to have a successful school year.
Every single item we collect stays locally with children, teachers, and classrooms in South Central Kentucky. We reach kids from Kindergarten thru High School and all benefit from the supplies of Stuff the Bus!

We have achieved this through year-round fundraising and events with local business partners, organizations, and countless donations from our community.


Our Vision

After a heartwarming response from the community, we are now able to offer even more to the communities we serve. Ranging from essential school supplies to start the academic year, backpack food for children on weekends and holidays, post-secondary scholarships, and meals for families in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
Stuff the Bus also awards grants to help with funding of other local agencies in need that have the same core values as the Stuff the Bus Foundation.

Stuff the Bus Grants: During an open grant window an applicant may apply for a grant from the Stuff the Bus Foundation. Grants are awarded at the discretion of the Stuff the Bus Foundation and Board. Stuff the Bus Scholarship: Each July, the Stuff the Bus Foundation awards multiple scholarships to deserving high school and college students. These can be applied for thru the WKU College Heights Foundation.

Send your cover letter and resume to [email protected].

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The Foundation would not be possible without you and our community efforts. Help us keep The Foundation strong so we can continue our Stuff the Bus events. Let's get started, send us an email about how you would like to join our cause!

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