Executive Director Meals on Wheels of Columbia
Benefits: Health insurance, retirement (after two years of service), vacation and sick leave
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Leadership presence: Ability to influence and create valuable relationships within the organization (staff, volunteers, board) and community.
- Empathy and collaboration: Strong interpersonal skills. Interest in and appreciation of volunteers and recipients. Positive, pleasant and understanding attitude that builds relationships.
- Resourcefulness: Knowledge of available community resources for seniors and people in need.
- Critical thinking: Ability to work independently and exercise good judgement in problem solving.
- Adaptability: Ability to transition between daily operations and organizational leadership.
- Communication: Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing for a variety of purposes, including grant writing, media, special interest groups, community service organizations and funders.
- Technical: Proficient in basic computer operations. o Knowledgeable about budgeting, accounting and Quickbooks online. o Ability to manage website and social media presence. o General knowledge of food service administration, quantity food production, menu planning, diet therapy, geriatric nutrition, general nutrition and recipient counseling.
Sets vision, direction and purpose for organization with the Board of Directors.
- Creates strategic plans and priorities with the Board of Directors.
- Participates in Board of Director’s meetings by preparing agenda and sitting as an ex-officio member of the Board. Prepares information and updates on program operations and acts as liaison with Board Committees as needed.
- Suggests potential candidates and conducts the orientation for new board members.
Builds and manages organizational reputation.
- Promotes and markets overall purpose of Meals on Wheels through direct contacts and speaking engagements. Represents agency at all essential meetings of funding sources, community groups and community service agencies.
- Assures the organization and its mission and services are consistently presented with a strong, positive image.
Fundraises and develops donor relationships.
- Oversees fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation.
- Develops donor base and fosters relationships and giving.
- Prepares applications for available grants and submits them upon approval of the Board. Manages data to fulfill grant requirements.
Leads staff and volunteers.
- Recruits and manages large volunteer base.
- Hires, evaluates and terminates office staff with input and guidance from the
Board of Directors.
- Directs and manages staff and volunteers in the fulfilment of their duties.
Conducts in-service training for employees and volunteers as needed.
- Promotes and devises activities that show appreciation for and recognition of volunteers.
- Develops and administers all program activities of Meals on Wheels in accordance with the organization’s client-first mission, stated purpose, and within the general policies and procedures formulated by the Board of Directors and within budget.
- Write and revise policies and procedures as directed by the Board of Directors.
- Supervise the maintenance of program information, reports, records and standards to meet compliance for operation and for funding sources.
- Works with the Finance Committee and the Board in preparing a budget and insuring that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
- Maintains personnel and operational records. Prepares and maintains financial records with assistance of staff, an outside accountant and auditors.
- Maintains appropriate records for annual report, grants, board meetings, etc.
1. At least 5 years of human services program management experience.
2. 2-5 years of non-profit management with fundraising, coalition building, marketing and strategic planning experience.
3. Degree in business, marketing, non-profit management or equivalent experience in the non-profit community.
4. Previous Non-profit Executive Director experience strongly preferred.
5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and grant writing.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $60,000.00 per year
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