we are ready to grow with you!
The Center is seeking an Executive Director with proven leadership and fundraising skills to help us grow. This position will be responsible for taking what has been built to date to the next level.
Our Acting Executive Director has worked the past few years to design and implement our operational infrastructure, back-end systems, human resources and professional network. The foundation has been built and now that we have our inaugural year under our belt we are ready to grow!
Key Qualifications we are seeking in our Executive Director include:
What are some of the challenges for this position?
Stay, Expand or Move?
The Center's inaugural year was 2020 and we faced many challenges as we reconciled the realities of COVID-19, ultimately reopening in June. Our ability to achieve our original business model was arrested by COVID-19 and our current challenge is growing our program services and revenue within our limited physical space. Our new Executive Director will be involved in leading the decisions for how we sustain our business model within these limitations, expand our current space or if its best to seek a larger new space. Working with the Chairperson and Board of Directors our business model and expansion plan will be a priority for the coming year.
The Center has a small network of donors but the challenge lies in organically growing our donor base, partnering with community leaders and coordinating fundraising efforts. We have not had the luxury of a designated marketing and development coordinator so our Acting Executive Director has been responsible for remotely supporting our fundraising efforts. This is not ideal as we need to have a locally based, community driven fundraising plan of action. That being said The Center has successfully raised over $100K in grants and over $75K in individual gifts since we opened. The tools to successfully fundraise are in place we have a donor CRM, website, social media presence, Google Ads Grant for Charities and a beautiful brand and mission - we just need a dedicated plan of action!
What about the perks?
Being a non-profit leader is not for the faint of heart, it requires integrity, grit, stamina and resiliency to remain dedicated to the mission. The Center has a profound and inspiring mission, it has the support and commitment from the families we serve, our Board and the local community. What we do at The Center matters and is needed. Becoming our Executive Director may not come with a significantly robust paycheck but it will make up for it in purpose-driven work. The fundamental structures for our non-profit operations are in place and for the most part are turn-key. The Executive Director does not need to start from scratch and can build upon this strong foundation. Further our Acting Executive Director will remain as a Board Member to support, mentor and "pass the torch" for continuity. As the organization grows the perks and benefits of being its Executive Director expand.
Sounds good? Are you or someone you know a good fit?
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Submit a Cover Letter, Resume or CV to:
Amber Caldwell - Acting Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org