The Executive Director of Let’s Help, Inc. is selected and evaluated by, reports directly to, and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and management of the organization in achieving the strategic goals to fulfill the mission of Let’s Help. The Executive Director will provide leadership and guidance to the Board as well as to staff to ensure achievement of agency goals for programs services, fundraising and administration. In partnership with the Board, the Executive Director will contribute significantly in developing long-range strategic plans as well as annual goals and objectives.
Duties may include but not limited to:
- Representing the agency in the community. Maintain an active role with churches, labor groups, businesses, funders. major donors and other stakeholders. A thorough knowledge of and understanding of the history and successes of the agency is crucial in this role.
- Engage the Board and provides leadership in a continuous review of the vision, mission, long-term strategic plan, and action plans to meet the goals of the agency.
- Ensure sound funding and fiscal management, within the Agency. Develop, for Board approval, the annual budget and staffing plan for all programs of the agency. Consistently demonstrate knowledge of the expected outcomes for all programs. Ensure that necessary and appropriate financial resources are committed and maintained, as well as accurate financial records are maintained by the agency. Coordinate resource management and budget development with the Board Treasurer. Review grant proposals prior to final submission to potential funders.
- Provide a healthy and harmonious atmosphere for volunteers, employees, clients, and board members. Ensure fair administration of employee policies and procedures, including salary and benefit administration.
- Employ and supervise all personnel of the agency based on the approved staffing plan. Train and evaluate all directly supervised staff. Approve all personnel assignments. promotions. pay changes, discipline and performance evaluations.
- Implement and/or review program evaluations. Use documented program outcomes to make recommendations to the Board for program modifications. Provide leadership and oversight to all program areas, ensuring financial and programmatic accountability.
- Coordinate efforts with other community service organizations and stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient service to the community.
- Research, write and submit grants in support of fiscal responsibility.
- Maintain a productive relationship with the SER manager and provide leadership oversight to the SER participants.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, social work, public management, administration or related field.
- A minimum of five years of relevant experience in Human Services, Community Services, Public Management, Administration or a related field.
- Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license.
- Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in preparing, implementing and managing budgets effectively.
- Demonstrated ability to promote cooperation and teamwork among employees; establishing high standards of conduct and job performance; delegating work.
- Ability to identify problems and respond appropriately to achieve logical, effective solutions.
- Demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with and encourage active involvement of patrons, staff, volunteers, governmental, civic, business and other community groups.
- Demonstrated experience and competency in evaluating programs reviewing, evaluating strategies, and implementing modifications if necessary.
- Demonstrated fundraising and grant writing experience with proven track record of growing revenue
- Ability to work independently; place forth a consistent and energetic effort; and assume complete responsibility for all program and agency functions.
- Proven ability to develop, articulate, and implement a vision, long-range plans and priorities, and modify organizational policies and procedures to maximize the effectiveness of human, physical and financial resources.
- Represents the agency at community events by being active on community taskforces/committees/etc. and attending community functions. Be accessible to other community leaders.
- Proven skills in developing constructive Board – Executive Director relationships.
- Demonstrated high level of judgment, analytic ability and creativity in investigating concerns and resolving issues.
- Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds in order to accomplish the mission of the agency with the short term and long-range strategic plan.
Can vary depending upon experience and qualifications.