OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES/SCOPE
The President/CEO is the leader of the organization, establishing a vision for Collective Impact that is achieved through the efforts of a diverse team of high-performing leaders, staff and volunteers alike. The President/CEO is the Chief Mobilizer; s/he leverages the power of relationships and networks, and works across private, public and corporate sectors to improve conditions in the community. The President/CEO possesses a high level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating resources and financial support for the organization. The President/CEO is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good – creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies for broad investment and impact. The President/CEO is the steward of brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation of Group. S/he is responsible for building trust in Group and its relevance in the community. S/he values network and strives to leverage Group’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The major responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
The President/CEO is responsible for the overall impact of Group on the community, with emphasis on increasing its capacity to drive the impact agenda. Group is currently in the 2nd year of 3-year Collective Impact grants. Working closely with the Board, the President/CEO will craft and adapt the strategy to achieve this increased impact, including raising the funds to support it. Currently work is focusing on analysis of results, and the overall effectiveness of our grant model in preparation for a new grant cycle to start in July 2021. S/he will establish and build relationships with top leaders in the community, including those representing the highest levels in business, government and non-profit sectors.
The President/CEO is charged to drive key results in fundraising and leading the strategic implementation of a new Philanthropy model that will allow us to engage our community in new and innovation ways; to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors and key leaders of prospective new corporate partners; to leverage personal and professional contacts and relationships into fundraising opportunities; and to promote a culture of fundraising in the organization, both at the staff and board level.
Marketing and Communications
The President/CEO is responsible for the overall marketing and Communication strategy for Group. We are currently focusing on new and innovative ways to communicate our message in ways that resonate on multigenerational levels within the community; finding new ways to show that systems change is necessary and vital to improving lives in our community. The President and CEO is responsible for being a compelling voice for communicating the organization’s vision and mission.
The President/CEO serves as the principal resource to the Board of Directors and its key committees and gives strong direction in policy formulation and interpretation. S/he partners with the Board of Directors and the Group Senior Leadership team to craft organizational goals and develops strategies to ensure that they are achieved. S/he ensures coordination and alignment of all Group activities to strategic direction in the areas of collective impact, resource development, and staff alignment. Strategic Planning will be a focus in 2020.
The President/CEO is accountable for building and leading high-performing teams, ensuring all teams are aligned and collaborating to achieve organizational results. S/he maintains accountability for the operational and fiscal integrity of the organization within policies set by the Board of Directors. The President/CEO assesses organizational capacity to implement strategies and identify gaps in systems and staffing; directly supervises Senior Leadership positions and establishes individual goals; works with the Vice President of Finance to manage organizational spending, monitor budget compliance, and mitigate financial risk
- Experience in building revenue and increasing philanthropic support.
- Extensive experience in the leadership and management of organizations of comparable size and mission.
- Ability to gain the confidence, respect and trust of stakeholders.
- A demonstrated track record of promoting diversity.
- Ability to build collaboration with the community at large.
- Experience in or across multiple sectors, including nonprofit, public and corporate environments.
- Experience in developing partnerships, building teams and conflict management.
- Must demonstrate a high level of intelligence, the ability to learn new information quickly, intellectual curiosity and a desire to listen, explore new ideas and innovative approaches to solving problems and build trust.