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Feb 14 / BARD CEP

Executive Director-Issaquah, WA.

Organization: Washington State Mentors

Position Title: Executive Director

Location: Issaquah, WA

Hours & Compensation: Exempt – Full Time

Application Deadline: Not listed

 

Job Description:

The Executive Director of Washington State Mentors (WSM) provides overall leadership to the mission of the organization. This position reports to the Board Chairman and is responsible to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director works closely with the Board to establish goals, strategies, and plans and leads the organization to ensure sound administrative and fiscal policies and procedures are followed. This position will review the organization and provide a plan of action that will best position WSM for the future. The Executive Director heads development initiatives, cultivates relationships with individuals and foundations and engages in direct solicitation of major donors, represents WSM to the community and manages staff to ensure WSM meets its mission.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as WSM’s primary fundraiser.
  • Steward existing donors and cultivate new donors to develop resources for the organization.
  • Manage and monitor the day-to-day performance of WSM operations and programs.
  • Manage the organization and staff consistent with organizational philosophies, policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the WSM’s lead fundraiser, overseeing WSM’s development staff to steward existing donors to develop new resources for the organization.
  • Report to the WSM board and keep them apprised of progress and operational issues.
  • Provide oversight for WSM board’s development committee to facilitate fundraising and development efforts with respect to foundation, government, corporate prospects and donors.
  • Guide the staff to develop an annual operating plan and financial budget for board review and approval.
  • Manage and direct the organization toward its primary objectives, departmental budgets, cash flow, etc.
  • Build and maintain strategic alliances in public and private sectors to benefit WSM.
  • Represent WSM and create a positive image of the organization with donors, community members, government and professional organizations, and the general public.
  • Conduct an external scan of the Washington state mentoring and donor communities to inform the board on how WSM can be best positioned for the future to fulfill its mission.
  • Work with the board and staff to explore organizational goals and objectives to identify critical strategies for inclusion in a long-term (3 years) strategic plan.
  • Inform the Board of market, technology, and regulatory issues/trends that may impact WSM’s goals and future plans.
  • Provide training opportunities to keep staff engaged and current on leading mentoring techniques and philosophies as needed.
  • Create an environment of that attracts and retains talented individuals, who share in the mission of the organization.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Senior Program Officer, Marketing and Development Officer, and Outreach Officer
  • Work in partnership with DSHS Deputy Director.

Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal abilities, organizational, analytical, and operational skills.
  • Excellent management skills and proven leadership.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on complex topics to senior management, public groups, and/or Boards of Directors.
  • Successful fundraising experience and experience cultivating donors.
  • Success in working with a board of directors.
  • Strong understanding of government relations.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents.
  • Strong understanding of public relations and ability to promote the mission.
  • Working knowledge of finances, balance sheets and income statements.
  • Experience in leading a diverse group of people.
  • Understanding of and ability to develop a strategic plan.
  • Ability to define problems, gather data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints.

Requirements:

  • Ten or more years related experience with non-profit organizations, mentoring experience.
  • Ten or more years of progressive managerial experience in a successful organization.
  • Thorough knowledge of non-profit organizations, financial & accounting policies and practices.

Work Environment and Physical Demands: The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

Work is generally conducted in an office environment with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues.

Physical demands:

Use of a computer to access information;

Sitting for extended periods of time;

Occasional standing, walking, lifting up to 25 lbs; and

Travel is required 30% of the time.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate based on the applicant’s education level, relative work experience, and other attributes. The Foundation offers outstanding benefits including medical, dental, vision, LTD, and Life/AD&D insurance for employees; a generous retirement contribution; holiday pay and 15 days of annual vacation.

To Apply:

To be considered, submit a letter of interest with salary requirements (or salary history) and resume in Word or PDF format via email to hr@wamentors.org, and indicateExecutive Director in the subject line.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview and will be asked to provide references.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Washington State Mentors. To learn more about the Washington State Mentors, please visit our web site at http://wamentors.org/.

Employment at Washington State Mentors is contingent upon successful completion of drug testing and criminal background screening as well as successful past employer reference checks. Washington State Mentors is an “at will” employer.

How to apply:

To be considered, submit a letter of interest with salary requirements (or salary history) and resume in Word or PDF format via email to hr@wamentors.org, and indicateExecutive Director in the subject line.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview and will be asked to provide references.

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