GiGi’s Playhouse Madison is seeking an Executive Director!

Our Board of Directors is excited to announce an opening for a newly created Executive Director position for GiGi’s Playhouse Madison. We are looking for someone who can provide his/her drive and dedication to serving our community. This instrumental role is ideal for an outgoing person, with an entrepreneurial spirit, who enjoys leading and being personally involved in all aspects of a growing nonprofit.

Do you know of someone who would be a great fit for GiGi’s Playhouse? We would be so thankful if you would assist us in our search by sharing this job announcement with your acquaintances.

GiGi’s Playhouse’s mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all by providing educational and therapeutic programs to families, children and adults.

Executive Director
The Executive Director (“ED”) is a goal-oriented and conscientious individual with a servant’s heart who manages and directs the local Playhouse towards increasing positive awareness of Down syndrome. The ED wears many hats, and to be effective, the ED needs to wear them all equally well. These include strategic planning, overseeing program direction, fundraising, community outreach, marketing/communications, and advocacy. The ED is skilled in energizing and engaging staff, volunteers, partners, donors, and the community. Creating excitement about the organization and our mission is a strategic part of changing the way the world views Down syndrome.

Potential candidates should meet the following criteria. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience: 3 to 5+ years leadership experience as an executive director in a non-profit, social services, education, therapy, or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, supervise, and collaborate with staff, volunteers, and community partners
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results
  • Active fundraising experience with excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, public speaking ability, and work ethic with a high degree of energy
  • Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office, Salesforce, social media applications
  • A love of extraordinary people and increasing positive awareness of Down syndrome is also a must!

How to Apply
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please contact: Julie Byrnes, Board Vice President, GiGi’s Playhouse Madison. Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to: