Chief Executive Officer
Position Title: Chief Executive Officer
Salary: $60,000-$90,000 DOE.
Reports to: Board of Directors
ABOUT TWIN COUNTY UNITED WAY: We are located on the Idaho-Washington border and serve both states. In Idaho we serve Nez Perce County (Lewiston and Lapwai) and in Washington, we serve Asotin County (Clarkston and Asotin). Total population for the service area is roughly 75,000. We raise funds for our programs and other nonprofits in the area. Our programs, include a Kindergarten Readiness program that works with the school districts in both states. With our strategic plan, our current focus is on having children read at grade level by third grade, suicide prevention, mental health, homelessness and financial security.
To identify needs, unite people, share resources, and impact lives in Nez Perce and Asotin Counties.
Create a healthier community where everyone has the opportunity to live a better life.
OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The CEO is the leader of the organization, establishing a vision for Community Impact that is achieved through the efforts of a diverse team of high-performing leaders, staff and volunteers alike. The CEO possesses a high level of broad business and management skills, and is effective at generating resources and financial support for the organization, which includes fundraising, grant writing, solidifying sponsorships and more. The CEO is the chief mobilizer who leverages the power of relationships and networks to work across private, public and corporate sectors to improve conditions in the community. The CEO is the brand steward and understands their role in growing and protecting the reputation of United Way. The CEO values a strong network and strives to leverage United Way’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy while building and maintaining trust in United Way and its relevance in the community.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The major responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
The CEO is responsible for the overall impact of Twin County United Way on the community, with emphasis on increasing its capacity to drive the strategic plan. The CEO works closely with the Board of Directors to craft and adapt the strategy to achieve this increased impact, including raising the funds to support it. The CEO should be effective at generating resources and financial support for the organization, and should understand the latest fundraising trends for nonprofit organizations, including corporate sponsorships and gifts. The CEO will establish and build relationships with top leaders in the community, including those representing the highest levels in business, government and non-profit sectors, with particular attention given to the Corporate Champion donors.
The CEO is charged to drive key results in fundraising; to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors and key leaders of prospective new corporate partners; to leverage personal and professional contacts and relationships into fundraising opportunities; and to promote a culture of fundraising in the organization, both at the staff and board level. Ability to write grants is a plus.
The CEO serves as the principal resource to the Board of Directors and its key committees and gives strong direction in policy development. The CEO partners with the Board of Directors and the Twin County United Way Executive Committee to craft organizational goals and develops strategies to ensure that they are achieved. The CEO ensures coordination and alignment of all United Way activities to strategic direction in the areas of community impact, resource development, and staff alignment.
The CEO is accountable for building and leading high-performing teams, ensuring all teams are aligned and collaborating to achieve organizational results. The CEO maintains accountability for the operational and fiscal integrity of the organization within policies set by the Board of Directors. The CEO assesses organizational capacity to implement strategies and identify gaps in systems and staffing; directly supervises staff positions and establishes individual goals; works with the organization’s accountant firm to manage organizational spending, monitor budget compliance, and mitigate financial risks.
PREFERRED POSITION EXPERIENCE
- Experience serving in the nonprofit sector and interacting with volunteers and diverse boards. Familiarity with United Way, especially with Twin County United Way, is preferred.
- Experience in fundraising, building revenue and increasing philanthropic support.
- Demonstrated experience supervising and leading a team, with good understanding of office management, performance management and strategic goal setting.
- Track record of success managing organizational and strategic change.
- Proven communicator with flexible style to meet the needs of any audience.
- Experience in the leadership and management of organizations of comparable size and mission.
- Expertise on issues relevant to the organization, especially issues within the Lewis-Clark Valley.
- Ability to gain the trust and respect of network stakeholders.
- A demonstrated track record of promoting diversity and an ability to build collaboration with the community at large.
- Experience with or leading a nonprofit organization.
- Experience in developing partnerships, building teams, and resolving conflict.
- Must demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence and intellectual curiosity with a desire to explore new ideas and innovative approaches to solving complex problems.
- Success with grant writing
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED EXPERIENCE
- 5+ years’ experience serving in the nonprofit sector and interacting with volunteers and diverse boards. Familiarity with United Way, especially with Twin County United Way, is preferred.
- Proven ability to fundraise with new and creative methods, which includes understanding the importance of corporate giving.
The CEO has high integrity, a long-term strategic perspective, a strong sense of accountability, and the ability to get things done with passion and good judgment. They will have a fair and thoughtful approach to management with flexibility and courage needed to shift direction and experiment with new initiatives. They will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, have a high energy level and a sense of humor.
Bachelor’s Degree or similar combination of relevant work experience and education required.
CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
Visionary: The CEO is the Chief Mission Officer, has a clear vision for the organization, confronts the complex realities of the environment and simultaneously maintains faith in a better future, providing purpose, direction, and motivation.
Organizational Leadership: The CEO demonstrates strategic leadership balanced with authenticity, respect for others, and trust building within the organization, with the Board, and stakeholders. Proactively drives an organization to a higher level of performance, efficiency, and growth through inspiring action and commitment for best results.
Influence in the Marketplace: The CEO has growth mindset, builds, and cultivates network of relationships, is influential and leverages United Way’s unique position to proactively increase visibility, reputation, and competitive advantage that generates interest, passion for investing in community. Successfully navigates the complex dynamics of local, regional, and national environment.
Grow Business and Revenue: The CEO possesses a high-level of business acumen and broad management skillset, is effective at generating and growing financial support for the organization. Is able to raise funds by effectively engaging and linking a variety of donors (individuals, corporations, major giving, and other segments) and volunteers to inform and contribute to advancing the mission.
Mission-Focused: The CEO’s top priority is to create real change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This competency drives their performance and professional motivations.
Relationship-Oriented: The CEO understands that people come before processes and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
Collaborator: The CEO understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
Results-Driven: The CEO is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
Brand Steward: The CEO is a steward of the brand and understands the role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.
Please submit the following documents for consideration:
- A cover letter;
- A resume;
- Contact information for at least three professional references who can speak to your skills and abilities as they relate to this position.
Please email all documentation to email@example.com. Questions can be directed to that email address.
Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Jan. 16 or until position is filled