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United Way of Front Royal-Warren County
The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.
Reports to: Board of Directors
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization.
- Complete and fully meet the United Way Worldwide Standards and confirm with the proper documentation.
- Know, understand and be responsible for advancing the mission and vision of the UWFRWC, assuring all programs and services are focused on the mission.
- Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director and staff.
Operational and Programming Planning
- Oversee the day to day operations of the organization.
- Manage the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects and events.
- Provide support to the board by preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials.
- Maintain current information regarding the needs of clients and the community within the service region
- Collaborate with other providers to facilitate a network of services.
- Implement policies established by the Board in the administration of the organization.
- Responsible for the recruitment, selection and retention of UWFRWC staff.
- Supervise and direct staff in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable laws.
- Ensure that all staff receives orientation to the organization and that appropriate training is provided.
- Prepare and discuss annual performance evaluations with all direct reports. Review annual performance evaluations for all staff.
- Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance.
- Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations.
- Supervise the daily financial operations of the organization.
- Direct the financial operations of the organization including the processing of donations and pledges, accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial reports, budgets and investment strategy.
- Ensure adherence to the organization’s budget and monitor fiscal expenditures.
- Manage the preparation of financial and fundraising reports for Board and committee meetings.
- Oversee the organization’s annual audit process.
- Maintains insurance and bonding as needed for directors, staff and agency operations.
- Insure that all Federal and State tax requirements are met.
- Oversees payroll and tax reporting procedures.
Fundraising and Annual Campaign
- Create, maintain and support appropriate training programs, materials and systems for campaign volunteers.
- Develop and enhance positive relationships and communication both written and verbal with existing and potential donors.
- Implement appropriate recognition practices for individual and group donors including acknowledgment of gifts.
- Speaks at employee, community, and organizational meetings when permitted.
- Plan, organize, implement and evaluate a United Way resource development program.
- Manage a system for efficient collecting, processing and tracking of donations and pledges.
Board, Agency and Community Relations
- Develop, implement and maintain an agency/program funding application, evaluation criteria and fund distribution process.
- Design allocation letters and ensure that distributions are made timely.
- Collaborate with agencies and be a liaison for agencies with the UWFRWC.
- Provide opportunities for agency meetings and professional development trainings and assistance to agencies in preparing materials for fund distribution process, when necessary.
- Foster and enhance positive relationships and communications with existing and potential board members and volunteers.
- Enhance public understanding and support of the United Way through a coordinated, year-round communications program.
- Provide oversight and guidance on all publicity including printed materials, video, press releases, website and other social media.
- Develop and implement a plan for training and orientation of new Board members.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
- 3-5 years of non-profit experience in a leadership role.
UNITED WAY CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL STAFF
● Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
● Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
● Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
● Results-Driven: 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: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.