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Chief Executive Officer

Lewiston, ID, USA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

CEO/President/Executive Director
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 18 Feb 2020

Expires on 18 Feb 2020

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Chief Executive Officer

Position Title: Chief Executive Officer

Reports to: Board of Directors

Our Mission

To identify needs, unite people, and share resources to improve lives in Nez Perce and Asotin Counties.

Our Vision

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 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 possesses a high level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating resources and financial support for the organization. The CEO is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good – creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies for broad investment and impact. 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:

Community Impact

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 impact agenda. The President works closely with the Board to craft and adapt the strategy to achieve this increased impact, including raising the funds to support it. S/he 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.

Resource Development

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.

Strategic Management

The CEO serves as the principal resource to the Board of Directors and its key committees and gives strong direction in policy formulation and interpretation. S/he 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. S/he ensures coordination and alignment of all United Way activities to strategic direction in the areas of community impact, resource development, and staff alignment.

Organization Management

The CEO is accountable for building and leading high-performing teams, ensuring all teams are aligned and collaborating to achieve organizational results. S/he 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 finance coordinator to manage organizational spending, monitor budget compliance, and mitigate financial risks; and ensures that Twin County United Way goals of inclusiveness and diversity among staff and volunteers are met.

EXPERIENCE/POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • 5+ years’ experience serving in the nonprofit sector and interacting with volunteers and diverse boards. Twin County United Way experience is preferred.
  • 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 in or across multiple sectors, including nonprofit, public and corporate environments is desirable.
  • Experience in developing partnerships, building teams and resolving conflict.
  • Experience in fundraising, building revenue and increasing philanthropic support.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of intelligence and intellectual curiosity with a desire to explore new ideas and innovative approaches to solving complex problems.

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.

Education Background:

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.
  • Partnership Mindset and Network-Oriented: The CEO has a partnership mindset: s/he values and leverages the power of networks; Is leveraging the 1,800+ United

Ways, its collective buying power, 11,000+ employees, 30,000+ board members, and United Way’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategies. Provides leadership at the local, regional, national, and global level, including with United Way Worldwide.

  • Mission-Focused: The CEO’s top priority is to create real social 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 process 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 his/her 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 three professional references who can speak to your skills and abilities as they relate to the Core Competencies above.

Please forward all documentation to Board President Scott Corbitt at tcuw@tcuw.org.

Questions can be directed to the TCUW office at (208)743-6594.