Danbury Student and Business Connection (DSABC), a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of lifelong learning and the successful transition of youth into society, is seeking a dynamic and inspiring individual to be its Executive Director.
DSABC was founded in 1990 as a collaboration among Danbury Public Schools and local businesses to provide mentoring to public school students. The organization enlisted volunteers from business and industry in programs such job shadowing, career fairs, and project mentoring, with the cornerstone program being its school based mentoring program. The school based mentoring program began with 40 mentor-student matches. Currently, DSABC’s primary programs are the school based mentoring programs, providing approximately 150 mentors to students in the Danbury Public Schools as well as Henry Abbott Regional Technical School. Mentors for the program are recruited primarily through area corporations/businesses and the community at large.
The Executive Director will have a passion for the mission of DSABC, which is to build the character and confidence of Danbury students to achieve personal and academic success through business and community partnership. The Executive Director will manage a staff of one along with several hundred volunteer mentors and will oversee an annual budget of $150,000. They will serve as DSABC’s primary spokesperson and relationship builder with school and business partners, nonprofit leaders and board members.
Compensation: $58,500 and health care benefits. For more information, click here.
Matches a supportive and caring adult who assists students to succeed in school by developing a one-on-one relationship.
Mentors provide guidance and advice on developing workplace skills to students enrolled in Danbury ECO via an online platform.
Awards scholarship for post-secondary educational pursuits to students participating in the One-on-One Mentoring Program upon high school graduation.
Students gain valuable workplace skills while businesses and community organizations equip them with the necessary tools for success.