The Executive Director is an inspirational leader that provides operational and executive expertise to the Affiliate. The Executive Director represents the Affiliate to the public, policy makers and community organizations, leads organizational development and strategic planning, provides guidance to volunteers and committees, optimizes financial performance, builds donor relationships, oversees personnel and impacts public policy. The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Directors and is responsible for building systems and procedures to accomplish the mission and reach the strategic and annual goals set forth by the board.
The Executive Director is a team player who develops sound practices and supportive relationships with internal staff, board, volunteers, Komen Headquarters and external constituents resulting in cooperative and effective collaborations that further the Komen promise.
Organization Management Responsibilities
- Oversee recruiting, training, development and evaluation of staff and volunteers.
- Effectively develop business systems and strategies and ensure appropriate implementation.
- Maintain ethical standards and accountability, manage risk, perform due diligence, and implement operational best practices.
- Ensure that the organization is in compliance with all laws and guidelines governing nonprofit organizations and Susan G. Komen for the Cure Affiliation Agreement, Policies and Guidelines.
- Participate in the strategic planning process with the board to ensure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
- Based on the board’s direction and staff input, ensure that the organization has an annual operations plan that is aligned with its strategic plan. Carry out plans and achieve results authorized by the board.
- Monitor and adapt to changes in the business environment.
Mission – with appropriate staff and committees
- Provide oversight of the community grants, education and outreach programs.
- Ensure well developed, high-impact, outcomes based community programs in alignment with the Community Profile and Komen Headquarters’ policies.
- Initiate, encourage and monitor collaboration and cooperation among community organizations, grant recipients, breast cancer organizations and other Affiliates.
- Assist in the development of new programs that address community needs, including new or emerging issues related to breast health or breast cancer.
- Maintain a current knowledge of breast health information, health care services, applicable state and federal regulations and public policy issues.
- Participate in shaping decision making of government and other external stakeholders.
- Track Affiliate effectiveness and impact.
Fund development – with appropriate staff, committees and board
- Develop diverse funding streams to best support the mission and goals of the organization.
- Oversee fundraising efforts including sponsorship, solicitations, donations, donor cultivation, grants, etc.
- Actively participate in donor cultivation and solicitation particularly as it relates to new sponsors and Rallies.
- Develop collaborative projects/partnerships with other community providers.
- Oversee responsibilities of staff and volunteers regarding Race for the Cure® and other Affiliate events.
Finance – with Treasurer, finance staff and appropriate committees
- Ensure optimal financial performance of the Affiliate.
- Maintain proper record keeping and ensure internal financial controls.
- Assist with development and management of annual budget.
- With the Treasurer and finance staff, review and report all financial activities to the board on a regular basis.
- Review analysis of financial activities (income and expense) to discern trends, identify areas for improvement and address problems.
Public relations – with appropriate staff and committees
- Function as the primary spokesperson for Affiliate.
- Develop annual communications plan which includes media preparation/training for staff and key volunteers.
- Develop media relations; identify and maximize appropriate opportunities.
Other – with appropriate staff and volunteers
- Partner with Headquarters staff to maximize resources and ensure alignment with Komen Headquarters’ priorities and compliance with policies.
- Personally attend and encourage attendance of staff and board in trainings, forums and meetings annually as provided by Headquarters Affiliate Learning and Development Department.
- Participate in and support Affiliate’s Board of Directors meetings; support and attend committee meetings as appropriate; partner to accomplish goals and objectives; work with board to complete transition of operational functions to staff.
- Engage in public policy discussion and activities with government representatives, community organizations and the public in the areas of breast health and philanthropy.
- Assist the Governance Committee in developing and implementing an annual plan for identifying and recruiting candidates for the board. Assist in recruiting and orienting new board members.
Minimum requirements: proven track record of effective leadership and relationship building with staff, stakeholders, and community leaders; a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field; budget management of at least $750,000 annually; and eight years professional experience including responsibility for non-profit governance, public health education/community service programming, grant making, staff and volunteer management, fundraising, and communications.
Candidate will also possess:
- Ability to be strategic and maintain a view of the whole Affiliate while managing day to day operations
- Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and public speaking skills
- Interpersonal skills and ability to work well with a diverse population
- A high degree of integrity that garners the trust and respect of others
- Dedication to principles of inclusion
- A record of planning and supporting growth
- A professional nature with the ability to meet deadlines and quickly establish priorities
- Organizational skills with thoroughness, timeliness, and detail when working under pressure
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Prior experience working with or reporting to a board of directors
- Desire to shape public issues and enliven public debate
- Preferred experience of a Master’s or Doctorate Degree in a related field of study; experience with an annual budget of $1 million +; strong understanding of service area and diverse populations. Direct exposure to volunteer-driven organizations a plus.
- Travel, evening and weekend work are required for this position.
Please submit a complete resume and letter of introduction. The letter should address the applicant’s commitment to the Komen mission, relevant past experiences, leadership style, and community engagement philosophy and experience. The letter should not exceed three pages.
Start Date: On or about March 2013
Salary: Competitive salary reflective of relevant experience and community awareness
Search Timeline: This search will continue until position is filled. Initial application deadline is January 18, 2013.
Submission: Please submit letter of introduction and resume via email to email@example.com
For more information, please contact Christine Braden at 239-498-0016.