Full Time or Part Time/Hours per week: Full Time
Salary: available upon request
The Executive Director will be responsible for leading a diverse staff and variety of programs for the Howard Area Community Center. The Executive Director has ultimate responsibility for the administration of all programs and business units at HACC, including oversight of government contracts, fundraising, and community outreach. They will directly manage a eight‐member Senior Leadership Team, and report directly to the Board of Directors. Working in collaboration with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will lead the strategic planning process for HACC, including the creation of a long‐range plan for organizational sustainability and growth. The ideal Executive Director must have the ability to understand and speak to a broad array of programs, and to engage with audiences ranging from wealthy donors to newly arrived immigrant clients. The successful candidate will bring a participatory management style, encouraging input from staff while also having the ability to make sound decisions. The Executive Director will work to support a collaborative culture across the various programs of the Howard Area www.campbellcompany.com Community Center. They must have a commitment to the mission of the organization as well as the diversity of clients served.
The Executive Director will be expected to achieve the following in the first 12 – 18 months in the role:
–Assess the program offerings of Howard Area Community Center to determine the organization’s effectiveness in fulfilling its mission, how resources should best be allocated, and whether new ideas and approaches should be implemented to help achieve HACC’s community‐driven strategic goals.
–Work with the Director of Finance to bring clarity and understanding to the financial processes and reporting for the organization and its various programs.
–Working in collaboration with the Director of Development, establish a planned giving program to support the creation of an endowment fund for HACC.
The Executive Director will have the following primary responsibilities:
–Manage the Senior Leadership team and oversee all HACC program and administrative operations, including the development of new programs in alignment with the community‐driven strategic plan.
–Ensure financial integrity of the agency through general oversight of business office operations and solid management decisions. Prepares the annual budget and accurate monthly financial statements for review and approval by the Board of Director.
–Promote an effective and transparent administrative infrastructure supported by regular communication with the Senior Leadership team and broader program staff.
–Maintain and seek out appropriate governmental contracts (local, state and federal) for services within the scope of the strategic plan.
–Collaborate with the Director of Development and Board to develop and execute a multi‐year private fundraising strategy, monitor its accomplishments, and engage appropriate staff; actively participate in fundraising events and the cultivation of private donors.
–Develop and maintain productive relationships with community partners, civic leaders, government agencies, private funders and people who are able to further HACC’s mission through cooperative efforts.
–Serve as a liaison to funders, along with the relevant members of the Senior Leadership team, and monitor the agency’s compliance with all funding sources, licensing agencies, etc., and Board‐approved agency budgets.
–Support the Board’s decision‐making by communicating effectively and providing timely and accurate information; recommend appropriate activity, policy, and program changes as needed.
–Recruit, engage and retain a qualified, committed and diverse staff; ensure that all personnel practices are consistent with the policies and philosophies of HACC; work with the Human Resources Manager to regularly communicate and implement policies and procedures as well as ongoing professional development opportunities for staff.
–Develop and monitor progress of the agency’s Long Range Plan in collaboration with the Board, staff and key community partners, to ensure a sustainable future for HACC.
–Improve HACC’s visibility and nurture broad external support for the organization and its programs; be aware of trends in the non‐profit sector to ensure that HACC remains responsive to changing community needs.
–Assist in the identification and recruitment of Board Members.
Mandatory Requirements & Qualifications:
The ideal Executive Director will bring most of the following experiences and characteristics to the role:
–Ten or more years of experience in human services, with a minimum of five years in a leadership role.
–Prior experience managing programs, as well as involvement in fundraising, finance and external relations.
–The ability to align staff across a variety of programs toward a shared organizational goal, fostering a culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing.
–Commitment to community‐driven service and the values of HACC, including equity, diversity and inclusion.
-Possess a high level of comfort engaging with diverse, underserved and largely immigrant communities, and be supportive of encouraging that diversity in a client base and community. Must also have the ability to promote the organization’s services to a diverse community.
–A master’s degree in Administration, Social Work or related field is preferred.
How to apply:
To be considered for this opportunity, please send a letter of interest and resume to: Colleen Rogers Consultant, Executive Search firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (312) 896‐8906