The Executive Director is a key management leader of the organization. The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Director of Operations and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
1) Board Governance: Works with the board in order to fulfill the organizational mission.
Responsible for leading the Core Team in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the organization, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensure maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support AWOFINC’s mission.
3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.
Responsible for implementation of AWOFINC’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that AWOFINC can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
Responsible for the enhancement of AWOFINC’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
4) Organization Operations. Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
Responsible effective administration of AWOFINC operations.
Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
Responsible for with the Director of Operations signing notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
A bachelor’s degree preferred
Transparent and high integrity leadership
Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience preferred
Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
Ability to convey a vision of AWOFINC’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector
Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
Strong public speaking ability
Actual Job Responsibilities:
Planning and operation of the annual budget.
Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.
Serving as AWOFINC’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.
Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the state and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance AWOFINC’s Mission.
Report to and work closely with the Chairman & Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the Foundation throughout the State.
Supervise, collaborate with organization staff.
Strategic planning and implementation.
Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.
Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
Review and approve contracts for services.
Other duties as assigned by the Chairman & Board of Directors.
The mission of AWOFINC is Building Leadership and Community Knowledge.
AWOFINC is a community initiative that is designed to meet the needs of families who do not have the resources that are to attain the supplemental educational services that are needed to enhance the possibility of success for their children. For over two decades AWOFINC has addressed the critical educational, financial, and social needs of the families in Illinois.
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