The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. The Greater Minneapolis Section helps meet the needs of women, children and families through community service programs, advocacy, education, and member events.
Nature and Scope of Position
This position offers the opportunity to shape the strategic direction and program priorities of NCJW, Greater Minneapolis to ensure that its mission and values are fulfilled. The Executive Director is charged with promoting the organization’s vibrancy, growth, innovative achievement and financial health within a constantly changing environment.
The Executive Director is directly accountable for the successful leadership and management of NCJW, Greater Minneapolis under the direction of the Board of Directors. This includes fund development, program development, community outreach, and maintaining diverse, strategic partnerships and alliances. The Executive Director works in partnership with the Board of Directors to provide strategic input, vision, motivation and leadership to the organization.
Program Planning and Administration
- Assure that the organization has a long-range strategic plan to achieve its mission and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
- Provide leadership in the development of program, organizational and financial plans.
- Provide resource, support and coordination for all phases of NCJW, Greater Minneapolis operations.
- Work with volunteers and staff to carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
- Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work; support volunteer leadership development.
- Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
- Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
- Maintain a strong and engaged relationship with NCJW, Inc. around program and leadership development as well as advocacy efforts handled by the Washington, D.C. office.
Administration and Personnel Management
- Oversee daily operation of NCJW, Greater Minneapolis.
- Work with staff and the Board to make NCJW, Greater Minneapolis a cohesive team with a climate that attracts, retains and motivates a diverse top quality staff (paid and volunteer).
- Recruit, hire, develop and supervise staff and consultants.
- Ensure that job descriptions are clear, regular performance evaluations are held and sound human resource practices are in place.
- Review and make recommendations about legal, contractual, accounting and insurance matters in consultation with appropriate professionals.
- Maintain effective management and control systems for financial, payroll, membership records and other office systems and functions.
- Define a strategy that ensures the long-term financial growth and health of the organization.
- Develop the NCJW, Greater Minneapolis budget with input from the Finance Committee, Board, staff and volunteers.
- Develop and maintain sound financial practices; ensure organization operates within budget.
- Prepare financial reports in a timely manner. Oversee preparation of tax return and audit.
- Provide strategic leadership for NCJW, Greater Minneapolis fund development and fund raising activities.
- Manage fund development activities including, but not limited to annual fund development campaigns, grant writing, special gifts, planned giving and cultivation/fund-raising events in partnership with the President and Fund Development Committee.
- Recommend and implement strategies to secure financial resources in support of NCJW, Greater Minneapolis’ strategic plan and mission.
- o Identify and pursue new development opportunities, focusing on broadening base of support.
- Maintain a close, ongoing relationship with major donors and Board members.
Community and Public Relations
- Work collaboratively with key community groups and organizations and individuals who have interests similar to NCJW.
- Serve as a spokesperson for NCJW, Greater Minneapolis along with the Board President. Represent the NCJW, Greater Minneapolis mission and programs to community members, agencies and decision makers.
- Manage the NCJW brand and market the organization’s programs and services.
- Review all publicity and other communication documents in conjunction with the President.
Support for the Board and Membership
- Ensure that NCJW, Greater Minneapolis policies and programs are consistent with NCJW, Inc.
- Serve as support and resource to the President, the Board and membership.
- Implement policies and programs as determined by the Board.
- Keep the Board informed about relevant social and community trends.
- Coordinate all member communications (eNews, Annual report, etc.).
- Serve as a resource for all standing committees.
- Attend appropriate meetings and functions.
- Work with the incoming President and Executive Committee to ensure smooth transition.
- Perform any additional duties as assigned by the President and the Board.
Required Qualifications and Skills
- 5-7 years non-profit management experience, including fiscal management, fund development and supervisory experience.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) and demonstrated ability to manage relationships across a variety of stakeholder groups (staff, volunteers, community members, etc.).
- Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to organize resources, juggle multiple projects and establish priorities.
- Ability to think strategically and develop and implement operating plans.
- Ability to lead and foster leadership in others.
- Technologically savvy; proficient in Microsoft Office; experience working with multiple technologies.
- Energetic, creative and self-motivated.
- Committed to NCJW mission and values.
The Executive Director position is a full-time position. Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience. Benefits package includes PTO, paid holidays, tax deferred investment plan with employer match, and a monthly stipend towards health insurance until group health insurance is provided by NCJW, Greater Minneapolis.
Applications will be accepted by email only. Qualified applicants should email a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com. No phone calls, please. Deadline: Review of applications will begin May 1, 2012. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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