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					                                         Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

                                                Job Description

Position Title:                             Supervisor/Manager:
Executive Director                          LFA, ________ Chapter Board of Directors

Employment Classification:                  Date:

The President & CEO is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lupus Foundation of
America, _________ Chapter (chapter) and is responsible for administering and
coordinating the chapter, by implementing the policies, goals, priorities and procedures
developed from time to time by the Board of Directors. The responsibilities of the
President & CEO include the following:

Responsible for the solicitation of funds, in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
Directs and coordinates fundraising campaigns, events, and grant writing, as directed by
the Board of Directors.

Directs and coordinates all project activities. Responsible for overall project
effectiveness, growth and evaluation, special project objectives, and innovative,
developmental project efforts.

Board of Directors Involvement
Attends all board meetings and selected committee meetings. Reports to Board on all
chapter activity.

Public Relations and Communications
Interprets chapter projects, policies, and practices to the community. Represents the
chapter through membership in selected community organizations and through
attendance at key community events. Consults with cooperating governmental agencies,
private businesses, other non-profit organizations, and individuals. Initiates advocacy and
public relations programs to promote community understanding and support for LFA's
objectives. Performs research in legal, political, and economic issues associated with
chapter projects and general activities.

Fiscal Management and Control
Operational accountability for all chapter budgets, including annual, projects, capital
improvement, and personnel budgets. Responsible for a balanced budget operation, for

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annual budget development, monthly budget monitoring and year-end forecasts of all
chapter projects. Complies with systems of financial control. Responsible for grant
administration and reporting. Responsible for collecting, depositing, disbursing, or
otherwise handling funds of the chapter in accordance with the chapter’s internal

Human Resources Management
Employs and supervises other employees authorized by the Board of Directors. Develops
and utilizes comprehensive written personnel policies approved by the board. Develops
position descriptions, performance standards, and training credential requirements. Hires
staff in accordance with approved guidelines. Assists staff to meet the chapter mission
and requirements. Oversees office administration.

    Leadership or executive responsibility with a nonprofit organization, including a
     working relationship with a strong volunteer Board of Directors.
    Fundraising/development skills are essential - a solid experience in identifying,
     soliciting and administering contributions from individuals, corporations and
    Management skills and experience in planning, supervising and implementing
    Management skills and experience in overseeing and providing direction for a
     professional staff.
    Knowledge of women’s health and health disparity issues. A volunteer health
     agency background and knowledge of current governance issues is desirable.
    Public affairs/public speaking experience is necessary.
    Knowledge of and experience with working with national organization is a plus.


       A passion for working with mission-driven organizations.
       Strong administrative ability to translate goals into action in a cost-effective
       An innovative and entrepreneurial self-starter who works well without direct
        supervision and who can grow and strengthen a maturing organization.
       An individual with a firm understanding of current nonprofit management
        principles who can anticipate and implement new methods of funding chapter
       A creative thinker who can develop, communicate and implement a vision and a
        plan for the chapter’s growth.
       An individual who is both a strategic and a tactical thinker, who can develop
        appropriate long-range plans for the Board's approval and then execute
        appropriate programs.

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       An individual who can make effective use of the members of the Board while
        providing necessary support to them.
       An excellent communicator who can present effectively the chapter goals and
        programs to prospective donors and to the public.
       A consensus-builder who can work with diverse individuals and groups to achieve
        the chapter’s mission and provide necessary programs and services.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that
may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them
from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The Lupus Foundation of America, ____________ Chapter, Inc. reserves the right to
change, modify, suspend, delete, or depart from any and/or all parts of this position
description, at any time. Nothing in this position description is intended to limit the
chapter’s rights in any manner.

Employee Printed Name

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Employee Signature                                    Date

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Employer Signature                                    Date

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