Executive Director



Position Title                    SENT Executive Director

Status                                 Full-Time/Exempt

Compensation                 $60,000 – $65,000 (Based on Education and Experience)

Benefits                             Insurance – Medical

Location                            SENT Offices at Avondale East

Reports to                         SENT Board of Directors

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We are looking for a proven leader who possesses a growth mindset, positive and passionate entrepreneurial spirit, and takes an innovative approach to business and organizational leadership. Our next Executive Director will lead our highly talented staff to reach their highest potential and will take SENT Topeka into its next stage of growth and contribution to our community. We are seeking someone who knows how to develop high-performance teams that set and achieve strategic objectives. Not only will our next leader have superb people-leadership skills, but s/he will also be a persuasive and passionate communicator and visionary who can bring others into the exciting work that SENT Topeka is engaging with in our community. 

Our Executive Director will work closely with our Board of Directors to develop, implement, assess, and adapt our strategic goals and initiatives. S/he will regularly communicate with and engage our Board of Directors to maximize their contributions. Additionally, we expect our next Executive Director to champion our vision to the public through fostering collaborative partnerships and relationships with donors, volunteers, and like-minded organizations. 

Our executive director also serves as a director of operations, overseeing the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of SENT Topeka and facilitating the administrative and program elements needed to achieve our programs, initiatives, and objectives. This is done by leading the program staff and providing the needed support, coaching, and resources for needed for program success.  

As part of the Executive Director’s people-leadership role, s/he will champion a SENT Topeka culture – fostering our core values and creating a positive, uplifting, safe, and productive work environment for the staff. Coaching, mentorship, and performance management are also a part of this role’s responsibilities as well as talent acquisition (recruitment, interviewing, and on-boarding/training). 

Our Executive Director will be responsible for leading the Financial Planning and Management of SENT Topeka. This means s/he will work with our staff and board to create an annual strategic budget, establish and mobilize a sustainable funding strategy, secure adequate funding for operations, and ensure that the organization follows sound bookkeeping and accounting practices. We expect that our next Executive Director will provide regular and timely updates to the Board of Directors regarding revenues and expenditures.

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  • Are you energized by walking beside neighbors through loving relationships and strategic development?
  • Do you share our vision of Holistic Transformation of our Neighborhood?
  • Are an experienced and successful leader who has spent time with under-resourced communities through non-profit work? 

SENT Topeka’s Neighborhood commonly faces: homelessness, past trauma, substance abuse, food insecurities, barriers in education, and disrupted family structures.

  • Do you have a desire to invest in a community who is experiencing these challenges?

If you answered, “yes” to these questions, review the position responsibilities and requirements.  If you have the passion, experience, and skill-set required to excel in this position, we would love for you to apply!




To apply for this position, fully complete the Employment Application 

Submit Your Documents to careers@senttopeka.com

SUBJECT LINE: Executive Director Application


  1. Employment Application (Includes References)
  2. Cover Letter 
  3. Resume




Once we receive your application, cover letter, and resume via email (careers@senttopeka.com), we will respond via email to ask any follow-up questions we may have and if you are a good fit for the position, we will request a phone or video conference interview as a second step. After the phone interview we will invite those we select to complete a Flippen Profile (360-degree assessment). Once applicants complete the Flippen profile, we’ll invite those moving forward to an in person interview with a staff or board member followed by a panel interview with staff and board. During the interview process, we will reach out to the references you provided in the Employment Application. Please be sure to notify your references that we will be reaching out. 



  1. Submit Application, Resume, Cover Letter
  2. Receive confirmation email – if applicable, it will include further steps.


  1. Schedule Phone or Video Conference Interview
  2. Complete the Flippen Profile
  3. Schedule In Person Interview
  4. Schedule In Person Panel Interview
  5. Hiring Decision