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Employment at The Women’s Center

Executive Director

The Women’s Center is seeking an Executive Director.

Position Description

Overview: The Executive Director of The Women’s Center leads and manages the Center’s programs and personnel. The Director implements the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures set by the Board of Trustees (see www.womenspace.org)

Qualifications:The Executive Director is a senior leadership position in a nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of women and girls in the Triangle. The applicant must demonstrate the following qualifications:

Education and Experience:• A college degree is required. An advanced degree is preferred but not mandatory• At least three years successful senior leadership position. Management of a nonprofit (501C3) or similar organization preferred. • Proven track record in fundraising and financial management• Demonstrated commitment to the advancement of women’s issues among a diverse population

Skills:• An understanding and vision of what a successful nonprofit looks like and how to get there• Strong management, financial, fundraising, supervisory and community relations skills• Extensive knowledge of how to raise funds through grants and donations from foundations, government agencies, corporations, community organizations and individuals• Ability to manage and develop a professional staff and large volunteer force• Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills to relate effectively with clients, staff, volunteers, community organizations and the media • Ability to work collaboratively with an involved and dedicated Board of Trustees• Ideally, knowledge of the diverse population of women served by the Center

Responsibilities:As senior leader of The Women’s Center, the Executive Director works under the direction of the Board of Trustees to achieve the mission of the organization. Responsibilities include:

Management:• Works with the Board to develop a long term strategic plan and implement it through the development and tracking of annual plans.• Works with the Board to develop policies within which the Executive Director can direct the activities of the organization• Provides timely reports to the Board and Executive Committees on key Center activities and informs the Board of issues which affect the organization• Acts as a liaison between the staff and the House Foundation

Fundraising:• Actively pursues the expansion of the funding base by creating and monitoring an annual development plan to meet the financial requirements of the organization. Provides the support services to the Board to implement the plan and updates projected revenues on a continuous basis.• Prospects, oversees, reports on and maintains records of grants for the Center’s programs.

Financial Accountability:• Works with the Finance Committee to develop realistic annual operating budgets and capital budgets for Board approval.• Tracks the actual revenue and expense results and identifies variances versus budget. Manages the preparation and analysis of monthly financial reports for the Board. • Ensures annual audit is successfully completed.• Determines allocation formula of administrative expenses to programs.• Reviews all invoices and approves disbursements.

Supervisory:• Supervises a staff comprised of 8 employees. Coordinates the hiring process, new employee orientation and maintenance of all personnel files.• Organizes the staff to achieve program and policy objectives adopted by the Board• Delegates to staff members the independence and authority necessary to achieve high quality performance• Ensures that job descriptions are current, compensation is competitive with the local market and that written personnel policies are maintained.• Provides appropriate staff support to Board committees as requested• Directs the staff in the effective utilization of volunteers

Administrative• Maintains permanent records for the Center, including board minutes and executive report files. Maintains all vendor files.• Selects vendors and manages all Center insurance policies and contracts.

Community Relations:• Represents the Center on community task forces, inter-agency collaborations and in community relations with other organizations• Speaks on behalf of the organization to the media or in other public forums or events

Application Process: Submit cover letter of no more than 2 pages, resume and salary requirements. Send to “Search Committee, The Women’s Center, 210 Henderson Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514”. No email or faxes will be accepted. The packet must be received by no later than end of business on June 2, 2005. The announcement will be made by August 1, 2005.

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