Executive Director Job Description
Responsible To: As the employed Executive Director, this position leads under the general direction of the Board of Directors with broad latitude for independent action within the framework of the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and general policies and philosophy of the Board of Directors.
Position Overview: The Executive Director is responsible for providing; direction, planning, maintain national standards of compliance (Community Action Partnership) strategic leadership for the company by working with the Board of Directors and the Management Team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies, thereby creating a supportive, influential and valued organization for all people served, stakeholders, and the community.
The Executive Director is responsible for the agency’s operations in the areas of Office Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Outcome Management, Service Quality, and Human Resource Management, Succession Planning, Investment Planning, and the ability to faithfully and effectively implement.
The Executive Director assists the Board of Directors by recommending organization policies that may create an environment of more value, and the deletion or revision of existing policies that may be outdated, ambiguous, or not supportive of operating practices. They also assist in assessing appropriate outcome results for operations and service provision.
The Executive Director develops an organization that shall convey the values, philosophy, and practices of the Board of Directors; creates an executive position of such stature that it will be emblematic of Community Action Partnership and will reflect credibility and value within the community at all times. They maintain at all times, the National Standards set forth and promoted by the Community Action Partnership.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides leadership and management to ensure that the mission and core values of the agency are put into practice.
- Responsible for driving the agency to achieve and surpass funding cash flow and business goals and objectives.
- Spearheads the development, communication, and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes.
- Collaborates with the Management Team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate the growth objectives of the agency.
- Assists, as required, in raising additional funding at appropriate valuations to enable the agency to meet funding and business goals and objectives.
- Oversee business policies and practices in all departments
- Ensure compliance with all contract and grant requirements and reporting
- Provide mentoring and professional development of management staff including problem-solving, conflict resolution and performance management.
- Approve agreements or contracts with all independent contractors
- Engage in Finance Committee meetings and report accurate financials reflecting the agency’s fiscal health.
- Provide proactive feedback on operations and strategic growth of the agency.
- Fosters a success-oriented, accountable environment within the agency.
- Represents the agency with clients, investors and business partners.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.
- Must be of excellent ethical and moral character.
- Analytical—the individual synthesizes complex or diverse information.
- Problem-solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
- Oral and Written communication – the individual must effectively speak before large or small groups, is persuasive in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills, and have good spoken and written English skills
- Delegation—the individual delegates work assignments, gives authority to work independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
- Leadership—the individual inspires and motivates others to perform well and accepts feedback from others.
- Management skills—the individual includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; and develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth.
- Quality management—the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
- Judgment—the individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment, and makes timely decisions.
- Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
- Planning and Budgeting – the individual shall Develop short and long term planning to implement the mission and vision, prepares the guidelines and approaches to the annual budget and strategic planning budget, uses the Board approved budget to monitor and measure operating results, reviews and analyzes actual/budget variations of all programs and determines if corrective action is required, sponsors and encourages staff training in the area of finance, and monitors all financial policies and practices while accepting fiduciary responsibility.
- Safety and security—the individual observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.
Skills and Minimum Qualifications:
- Master’s Degree in business administration or related field
- Minimum of seven years of director-level management experience(non-profit organization preferred
- Extensive knowledge of Community Action(Preferred)
- Solid written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to pay attention to detail and maintain confidentiality,
- Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to working with a diverse staff
- Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
- Safety and security—the individual observes security procedures and handles finances and other confidential information in a secure manner.
Manages subordinate supervisor(s) who supervise employee(s); is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Also directly supervises non-supervisory employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the agency’s policies and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems
Work is performed in an office environment; frequent contact with other staff and public; moderate level of noise. The nature of this position may also require working outdoors in all weather conditions including wet, hot, and cold.
Position requires sitting, standing, walking on level and unleveled surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, and crouching in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires near, far, and color vision when assisting in activities of program participants.
Additionally, the position requires grasping, repetitive hand movement, and fine coordination when writing and typing announcements and advertisements and providing instructions.
Heavy local travel within the agency’s service area
Possible in an out of state travel