Posted December 2014:
The Executive Director (ED) of Harboring Hearts provides executive level vision and leadership for the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors and Co-founders, the ED will be the public face of the organization. S/he will lead the strategic direction of the organization and be responsible for articulating the vision, spearheading development efforts, and managing the day-to-day administrative functions of the organization. S/he will assure that the organization, its mission, and programs are consistently presented with a strong, positive image to all stakeholders. The ED will manage all staff and consultants. S/he will oversee the organization’s programs and guide the development of new programs.
The ED is charged with maintaining and expanding the current individual donor base and building the development function through corporate, foundation, government and other fundraising sources.
Key responsibilities include:
Organizational development:
● Continue to develop the organization’s infrastructure, including operating systems, processes and structure to enhance functioning
● Establish annual organizational goals and the timelines and strategies to achieve them
● Strengthen existing and foster new programmatic and fundraising partnerships
Program oversight and development:
● Work with the Director of Programs to oversee the development, planning, implementation, evaluation, and reporting processes for the organization’s programs and services
● Work with the Director of Programs to ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization’s mission, meet a critical community need, and reflect the priorities of the Board
● Work with the Director of Programs to develop, maintain or improve programmatic partnerships with hospitals, organizations, communities, and individuals
● Communicate with the Board and stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization
● Coach and mentor program staff as appropriate
● Work with the Board to create and implement an annual fundraising strategy and plan for achieving fundraising goals
● Plan and implement fundraising events, including annual benefit
● Maintain strong relationships with existing donors
● Engage strategically in partnership development and management
● Research new funding sources and developing new revenue streams
Financial management:
● Work with Board, staff, bookkeeper and accountant to create annual budget and financial statements
● Work with staff and accountant to produce monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports
● Manage organization’s resources within budget guidelines
● Manage audit process, charity registrations, corporate/legal filings, and 990 tax return filing
● Ensure all necessary fiscal controls are in place and the organization is compliant in all areas
● Manage the organization’s public profile, communications, and public relations including all social media representation
● Leverage external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities
● Serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization
● Represent the organization at public events
Board Development:
● Ensure the Board members have the necessary information about organizational issues to execute their duties responsibly
● Prepare materials and agendas for board meetings
● Seek out and cultivate relationships with potential Board members
● Provide guidance and management for the Board
● Develop and manage young professionals and advisory boards
● Recruit, hire, training and manage staff
● Develop and implement staffing policies and procedures
The ED will be thoroughly committed to Harboring Hearts’ mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
● Advanced degree, with at least 7 years of management experience; track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and 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 high-performance teams, 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 marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
● Leadership experience in the philanthropic sector preferred
● Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
● Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
● Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
● Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
To Apply
Interested candidates please email cover letter and resume to:
Please include salary requirements and let us know how you learned of the position.