POSITION: Executive Director
FLSA STATUS: Full time; Exempt
REPORTS TO: President and the Board of Directors
DATE: February 2017
The ideal candidate will have proven operational skills and a demonstrated passion for social justice by improving the lives of women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for: (i) NCJW’s growth and impact across current and future initiatives, collaborating with the President and Board to set and execute vision and strategy for NCJW’s development, including deepening and refining all aspects of communications with the goal of creating a stronger, more integrated NCJW brand; (ii) assuring its financial stability and growth; (iii) serving as the chief human resources officer; and (iv) serving as chief operating officer. The ED will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for NCJW Pittsburgh Section’s staff, programs and expansion. As ED of NCJW, s/he will provide leadership to the NCJW Pittsburgh Section strategic planning process, provide coordination and leadership to NCJW Pittsburgh Section staff, be responsible for developing, implementing and managing all aspects of the annual budget, and serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization.
- Provide effective and inspiring leadership and stewardship of NCJW Pittsburgh Section
- Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
- Actively engage and energize NCJW Pittsburgh Section volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders
- Develop, maintain, and support a strong board of directors
- Serve as staff liaison for Board Governance, Finance and Personnel committees; provide strategic support as applicable to other committees, including but not limited to Retail, Children’s Rooms, Fund Development, Advocacy, and Marketing
- Seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations and national affiliation
- Provide strategic oversight of Leadership Development Program (LDP), partnering with LDP chair(s) on agenda, schedule, etc. (tactical support to be provided by Director of Programming)
- Direct, supervise and motivate administrative staff (Office Manager or two positions admin/bookkeeping), marketing, Director of Development, Director of Retail, Director of the Center for Women, Director of the Children’s Rooms in the Courts, Director of Programming & Outreach (and other direct reports if becomes applicable), including conducting annual performance reviews
- Direct organization’s human resources and fiscal management policies and practices, including supervision of book keeping function, to ensure best practice, proper records are maintained, and adequate policies and controls are in place
- Establish and evaluate general employment policies in collaboration with Personnel Committee; ensure that employees at all levels are adequately trained and supervised and cooperate effectively with volunteers
- Prepare an annual operating budget in collaboration with NCJW Treasurer and Finance Committee; manage effectively within this budget
- Regularly appraise the organization’s financial position, issue monthly financial and operating reports, serve as staff liaison and actively participate in monthly Finance Committee meeting
- Report accurately and in a timely fashion on progress made and challenges encountered
- Serve as NCJW spokesperson
- Serve as staff liaison to NCJW, Inc. (the national parent organization); participate in monthly ED calls, represent NCJW Pittsburgh section at national events, etc.
- Drive annual communications plan and identify/activate ongoing opportunities to raise the visibility of the organization, broaden programmatic reach and deepen impact
- Effectively monitor and manage building and general operations
- Including facility management, leases, etc.
- Develop and implement strategy for assessing facility / utilization needs and for raising capital reserve funds
- Ensure effective systems to track financial performance and regularly evaluate programcomponents to ensure continued financial viability of NCJW Pittsburgh Section and relevance of NCJW Pittsburgh Section’s programs and outreach work through sound fiscal and strategic management
- Including audit compliance, monthly reporting, etc.
- Provide programmatic leadership on strategic level and through direct supervision and partnership with NCJW Program Directors
- Formulate schedule and framework for future strategic planning initiative and, in collaboration with board President and to-be-identified chair of Strategic Planning, drive the development and execution of a new strategic plan
- Oversee and collaborate with Director of Development to build NCJW Pittsburgh’s visibility, impact, and financial resources
- Other duties as assigned by the NCJW President
The ED will be thoroughly committed to NCJW Pittsburgh Section’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
- Minimum bachelors’ degree, with at least 5 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading a relevant / similar organization; ability to point to specific examples of having developed operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
- Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
- Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop a high-performing team, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
- Past success working with a board of directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
- Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and financial & program management skills, and a proven track record of building consensus to achieve results
- Ability to work occasional nights and weekends
- Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
This position offers a competitive salary, including a benefits package, consistent with other nonprofit organizations similar in size, scope and scale.
Application and Selection Process
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, March 24, 2017. Only submissions made directly through the email address provided above will be considered. Each applicant will be notified of his/her application status via email by a search consultant. Please direct all inquiries related to this position through the email address provided; do not contact the NCJW Pittsburgh office by phone, mail or in person regarding the search process or status. NCJW Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer.