Job Purpose: The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors (Board or BOD). Apply now by sending your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
General Duties and Responsibilities
- • Provides effective leadership, consultation and assistance to the Board to fulfill their responsibilities
- • Fosters effective teamwork between the Board of Directors and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director and the Staff.
- • Acts as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors on all aspects of the organization’s activities
- • In collaboration with the Board; garners resources for the organization from philanthropic sources, including individuals, foundations and businesses.
- • In collaboration with the Board, effectively supervises the development of policy positions regarding legislation, regulation and other governmental and public policy activities that may affect the Center of Help
- • Conducts official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate, and jointly with the Board, when appropriate.
- • Attends Board meetings as requested.
Program Planning and Management
- • Provides the Board comprehensive, regular reports on the organization’s programs and services
- • Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services.
- • Supports the Center’s programs through submitting grants, report writing, and expanding program fees for services.
- • Oversees and manages social media accounts and content.
- • Cultivates and develops partnerships and initiatives.
- • Partners with “applicable Board Member” before contacting or soliciting an individual or business introduced to the Center by the aforementioned “applicable Board Member.” Board Member partnered with on any communication to that individual or business until such a time as the Board Member approves of independent contact.
- • Maintains relationships and open communication with members, Board and committee leadership and external stakeholders/funders/business/government leaders.
- • Represents the organization at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile.
- • In addition to the Chair of the Board, acts as an effective public spokesperson for the organization, representing it and its relationships with government officials, business and community leaders and the media
Operational Planning and Management
- • Oversees the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization.
- • Creates and maintains accurate and detailed record filing process for organization overall, with specific emphasis on grants and proposals.
- • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, and participates in professional development
- • Drafts policies for the approval of the Board and prepares procedures to implement the organizational policies. Reviews existing policies on an annual basis and recommends changes to the Board as appropriate
- • Ensures that personnel, client, donor and volunteer files are securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained.
- • Informs and advises Board regarding trends in the environment, internal problems, and opportunities consistent with the vision and values of the Center of Help
- • Provides the Board with any and all information necessary needed to be fully up-to-date.
- • Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization's people (clients, staff, management, and volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks.
- • Ensures that the Board of Director and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance.
- • Helps ensure that the Board and Staff understand terms, conditions and limitation of coverage.
- • Works with Staff and the Board (Finance Committee) to provide a comprehensive budget
- • Provides the Board comprehensive, regular reports on the organization’s revenue and expenses.
- • Works with the Board to secure adequate funding for ongoing operations and organizational expenditures.
- • Approves non-recurring expenditures within the authority delegated by the Finance Committee or Board, up to $1000 per incident.
- • Conducts all daily bookkeeping and financial operations in the office, and oversees deposits and client donations.
- • Provides appropriate financial stewardship for organization, including planning and recommending for approval of an annual budget and operation consistent with the approved budget.
- • Signs all checks and ensures accuracy, integrity, and timeliness of all financial accounting and reporting.
- • Ensures that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments.
- • Manages logistical and executable portions of fund raising events.
- • • Coordinates and directs employees.
- • Maintains a competent and effective staff, conducts staff meetings and provides leadership
- • • Fosters an engaging work culture emphasizing an open door policy, associate development and growth, teamwork, and positive morale.
- • Oversees preparation of procedure manuals, handbooks, and other staff-related material. Writes position descriptions, determines performance standards and evaluations. Partners with Finance Committee for Board approval on total annual associate raise pool, and any out of cycle compensation adjustments. Annual increase distributions and salaries reported out to Board.
- • Ensures daily operations of the office, staff, and volunteers are running smoothly and efficiently.
- • Implements and maintains a performance management process for all staff. Monitors staff performance regularly, provides timely feedback, and delivers annual performance appraisals.
- • Determines staffing needs for organizational management and program activity. Partners with the Financial Committee for staffing changes, and resulting budget modifications.