This position is responsible for leading and directing the efforts of
staff and volunteers to develop and mobilize resources.
Reports directly to the Board of Directors.
As the most senior staff position within the organization, the President
is responsible for the strategic leadership of the organization to ensure
its future relevance, credibility, and viability. The incumbent is
responsible for establishing organizational objectives and priorities and
for reviewing and evaluating the progress and work for attainment of
objectives and performance goals.
To ensure the best results , the President actively facilitates
collaboration and partnerships by involving the community and by
personally promoting participation, volunteerism, and philanthropy.
Works directly with the Board of Directors and the Board Executive to
develop organizational policies in support of the organizationís mission.
As the leader of the senior management team, the incumbent guides the
development of strategic and operational plans for management.
The president works directly with community leaders, major donors and
other leading philanthropists and government.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Strategic Organizational Management:
- Provides the
organization with the vision and leadership to carry out its mission.
- Maintains staff
and volunteer focus on its mission and vision and balances
organizational priorities through an inclusive strategic planning and
- Seeks out
opportunities to improve organizational operations and shift
organizational philosophy to integrate departments and programs to
function as a strong, cohesive operation.
- Develops policies
and strategies for financial management including all revenues,
expenses, endowment funds, and investments. Ensures rigorous
accountability and long term stability through the conservative fiscal
management of resources and endowments.
- Guides and
integrates the department headsí efforts to realign all business
processes and reinforce organizational structure to ensure the
effectiveness of major programs and initiatives by focusing energies and
operations to achieve agreed upon objectives.
- Encourages and
facilitates the application of technology to enable the re-engineering
of programs and processes to make optimal use of resources.
- Provides the
leadership and long term vision necessary to significantly increase the
organization's pre-eminence in fund-raising.
- Develops new
initiatives to ensure resources are available to support programs by
building endowment funds.
- Leads staff and
volunteers in developing and implementing strategies to ensure a
successful annual campaign.
involves, educates and cultivates corporate and individual major
- Solicits and
stewards major individual and corporate donors, providing accountability
Performs other duties related to the qualifications and requirements of
Exercises judgment in researching, organizing, analyzing and presenting
information to assist the Board of Directors in setting organizational
policies based upon which the President, along with the management team,
makes organizational strategies and decisions. Exercises judgment and
discretion in communicating with volunteers and in developing
recommendations and proposals, interpreting implications and indicating
alternatives and solutions.
CONSEQUENCES OF ERROR:
The actions and decision of the President have considerable contractual,
legal, tax and ethical implications for the organization.
Poor leadership, inappropriate actions, incorrect information, lack of
foresight, diplomacy or confidentiality could lead to the alienation of
groups and stakeholders, embarrassment to the organization and itís senior
officials and volunteers.
University graduation in an applicable field.
Individual must possess a minimum of ten years of directly related
experience including five to eight years in a senior managerial capacity
with a similar institution.
Must have direct management responsibility for large-scale initiatives
involving significant dollar amounts and implications, a large staff, and
many diverse stakeholder groups.
Extensive experience working with volunteers.
Proven leadership and team building skills. Ability to build consensus,
rally support around common goals and to motivate groups and individuals.
Proven negotiation and mediation skills. Ability to overcome obstacles to
cooperation and to foster harmonious relations.
Strong project management skills. Easily balances competing priorities,
complex situations, and tight deadlines.
Ability to think strategically and creatively.
Ability to rapidly process and comprehend large amounts of detailed
information consider the implications and consequences of new facts and
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills.
Ability to be articulate, concise, compelling and diplomatic.