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Executive Director Job Title
Executive Director Job Description
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:Basic Qualifications
This position is under the direction of the Board of Directors. The Executive Director will provide overall leadership and supervision to all of the AAANWA staff and programs and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the AANWA. The Executive Director serves as the liaison between the staff and the Board of Directors. The office location for this position is in the AAANWA regional office in Harrison, AR.
JOB CLASSIFICATION – Exempt
Agency Expectations of the Employee
The following is not designed to cover or be a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of this position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. The AAANWA may require employee to perform functions beyond those contained in the job description.
Leadership – inspires and encourages others; enlists support to accomplish individual, team and AAANWA goals; adapts leadership style to a variety of situations; supports Agency’s initiatives and policies; and promotes and leads Agency change.
Vision – anticipates wide spread change in the Agency jurisdiction and leverages its impact; constructively challenges and shapes new Organizational values; articulates a vision; develops and initiates strategies to move the Agency in a new direction; anticipates the Organization’s needs and challenges; identifies the internal and external long-range trends that could influenced the Agency’s future.
Empowering Others – Collaborates with others to define boundaries and outcomes of work responsibilities; instills a sense of work ownership; delegates authority and responsibility; shares information with other; supports and values the products or outcome on an empowered workforce.
General Management –Establishes long-range goals to reach the Organization’s vision, including strategic plans for membership, program fund development, property, marketing communications, risk management, and making financial projections; annualizes strategic plans; ensures that the Organization has the tools and knowledge required to function effectively and conforms to legal requirements.
Managing Diversity – creates an environment that accepts and respects individual and cultural differences; values, develops, and encourages the unique contributions of diverse groups and individuals; and enforces the laws and Agency policies with respect to EEO, sexual harassment, and cultural diversity.
Board Relations – Provides leadership; demonstrates knowledge and respect for the roles, responsibilities, authority, and relationship of the Board of Directors; Interacts effectively with Board members.
Personal Integrity and Professional Conduct – Demonstrates dependability, honesty, trustworthiness, courage, credibility, reconciles differences between personal values and Organizational values; models appropriate Agency behavior; accepts responsibility for own actions; demonstrates personal integrity, dedication and commitment to work; upholds ethical standards even in the face of opposition.
Judgment and Decision Making – Evaluates alternative solutions to a situation or problem and determines the benefits of each; anticipates intended and unintended consequences of actions; recognizes when immediate action is required and when no action is appropriate; recognizes when sufficient information has been obtained to make a decision; makes decisions at the appropriate level or refers them to the appropriate level;
Communication – Expresses ideas and facts in a clear and understandable manner, both orally and in writing; delivers organized, structured, and convincing oral presentations targeted to the intended audience; uses appropriate non-verbal communication in presentations; listens to and understands other; identifies and communicates clearly needed improvements in written documents prepared by others; and uses proper grammar and syntax.
Fund Development – Identifies, cultivates, solicits, develops, and maintains funding sources or potential contributors; uses alternative resource strategies to accomplish Agency goals; demonstrates knowledge of annual and planned giving, special fund raising events, endowments, grant proposals, state and federal government relations, and other public sources of income.
Financial Management – Demonstrates knowledge of accounting principles; develops and manages Agency budgets; identifies, plans and manages financial resources in an efficient manner; justifies monetary resources needs; monitors and oversees use of these resources within existing constraints and guidelines; and relates expenditures to program results.
Recruitment and Personnel Development and Management – Uses appropriate human resource procedures and tools for recruiting, selecting, supervising, developing, and releasing staff; assigns and manages staff and volunteers in an efficient and cost effective manner; provides constructive and timely feedback to staff; mentors others; matches individual development needs with skill development opportunities; and recognizes staff and volunteers for their efforts.
Physical and Mental Requirements – sits frequently; walks, stands, and bends occasionally; works in and moves about in a standard office setting; possesses sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate computer keyboard and other office equipment; lifts and/or moves up to 10 pounds occasionally; reads materials in either a printed format or on a computer screen; hears well enough to carry on a normal conversation, both in person and over the telephone; maintains attention to detail despite frequent interruptions. Overnight travel and frequent travel away from the regional office is required as needed.
Education and Experience –A college degree in a management field of study is required. Degree in business, finance, gerontology, public administration, or related field is preferred. A minimum of 5 years of experience in a supervisory role is required. A minimum of 5 years of experience in working for a non-profit or governmental agency in program administration or development is required.