"Executive Director Job Description"
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. Job Description Position Title: Supervisor/Manager: Executive Director LFA, ________ Chapter Board of Directors Employment Classification: Date: Exempt POSITION SUMMARY 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: Fundraising 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. Projects 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 LFA Job Description/President & CEO (2)/7/27/2012 1 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 controls. 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. IDEAL EXPERIENCE 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 foundations. Management skills and experience in planning, supervising and implementing projects. 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. IDEAL PERSONAL PROFILE A passion for working with mission-driven organizations. Strong administrative ability to translate goals into action in a cost-effective manner. 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 activities. 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. LFA Job Description/President & CEO (2)/7/27/2012 2 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 _______________________ ______________________ Employee Signature Date _______________________ ______________________ Employer Signature Date LFA Job Description/President & CEO (2)/7/27/2012 3