United Way of the CSRA’s (www.uwcsra.org) Board of Directors is seeking to fill the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Headquartered in Augusta, GA for over 80 years, United Way is the largest funding source of health and human services in the Greater Augusta area.
The ideal President/CEO candidate will possess high integrity, be mission-motivated and visionary, exercise thoughtful and strategic decision-making, and naturally inspire passion and interest in others. A selfless leader, the individual will have extensive experience in the management of organizations of comparable size and mission, and possess:
A successful track record with diverse fundraising programs Exceptional communication skills, in verbal, written and media applications, with the ability to convey ideas/goals and convince individuals and groups of all sizes Proven ability to network, develop and maintain relationships with community representatives, business executives, foundation officials, donors and media, as well as unique ability to build relationships at all levels Proven ability to lead a highly motivated, experienced senior leadership team Demonstrated social media skills and savvy, proven social media strategic prowess.
Located on the Georgia/South Carolina border, the city Augusta is the center point of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), a 13-county region that includes both Georgia and South Carolina. Augusta borders the majestic Savannah River, which supports the community’s diverse economic endeavors well as its vast recreation options. In addition Augusta:
Is home to The Masters Tournament, the “Super Bowl of Golf” each year since 1934 http://www.masters.com/index.html Has become recognized as one of the top cities in the world for Cyber Security (http://fortune.com/2017/04/06/cyber-security-cities/) Was just recognized as the South’s top honor as the best “Mid-Market of the Year” in 2017 http://www.augustatomorrow.com/augusta-named-the-souths-1-mid-market-of-the-year-for2017/. Has a total population (MSA) of 550,000, with 200,000 people residing in the City of Augusta. Is a short 2 to 3 hour car trip to metro cities of Atlanta and Charlotte, the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, and the beaches of Charleston and Savannah.
A highly competitive compensation range commensurate with the background, skills & experiences will be offered to the individual hired complete with comprehensive benefits to include: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Retirement, Optional Tax Deferred Annuity, Life and Disability Insurance, and 4 weeks of PTO. Relocation assistance is available.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) leads, manages and directs the total operation of the United Way of the Central Savannah River Area (UWCSRA) and is responsible for the organization’s mission of ‘advancing the common good’. Working with the Board of Directors and other constituents, the President/CEO will develop strategic short- and long-term goals for UWCSRA and will lead the organization toward advancing its mission by creating new and innovative community partnerships, programs and revenue sources.
The President/CEO will manage all operations and activities, including providing direction to staff and ensuring proper fiscal and operational management. The scope of this position is broad, requiring the President/CEO to establish and maintain significant relationships with persons at all levels within the public, private and nonprofit sectors. These individuals include corporate chief executives, local government leaders, labor representatives, leaders of other funding organizations, key planning organizations, agencies and representatives of other United Way organizations (both local and national).
- Work with the Board in the strategic planning process and annual review of the strategic plan
- Monitor the organization’s progress against the strategic plan
- Provide vision and strategic insight to the Board for fulfilling the mission of the organization, utilizing input from multiple sources, including external and internal constituents
- Develop priorities for program activities in a manner that is consistent with the strategic plan and intent of the Board
- Insure that the Board has access to all information needed to carry out its governance responsibilities, to fully understand issues that impact the service area, trends in philanthropy and other information to support decisions regarding the direction of UWCSRA
- Develop an annual business plan and report on progress in achieving goals
- Develop effective, state-of-the-art marketing strategies that position UWCSRA as a regional leader for achieving community impact
- Support an organizational culture of integrity, transparency and service
- Identify new opportunities to build partnerships with a broad and diverse group of external constituents and leverage resources in an effort to maximize impact
- Partner with external organizations to encourage the exchange of information and the building of collaborations
- Participate in external meetings, councils, forums, etc. to insure we have the most current and relevant information to use in decision making
- Advance the mission and image of the organization by serving as the chief representative to all internal and external stakeholders, including the Board, staff, local nonprofits, donors, the media, the government, and the general public
- Represent the interests of all health and human service nonprofits through advocacy efforts designed to educate corporate and government representatives on community needs
- Champion innovative approaches towards solving community issues
- Oversee all program activities:
- Ensure that current programs are consistent with our mission and monitor performance
- Provide oversight and guidance on the development of new programs and program areas
- Convene and lead donor, volunteer, community partner and staff discussions regarding strategic, operations, and tactical issues
- Provide leadership in response to local, state or national disasters/crisis situations
- Listen, embrace different views and focus on creating sustainable change
- Provide leadership in developing the financial resources to help meet the health and human services needs of the community:
- Establish financial development goals with the Board of Directors
- Develop creative strategies and plans for achieving financial goals and assure appropriate staffing of the campaign structure
- Oversee all corporate and individual relationships and fundraising strategies
- Identify and develop new sources for partnerships and revenue generation
- Report regularly to the Board on the activities of the organization and progress toward meeting annual plan goals and strategic objectives
- Ensure Board members are kept informed of matters and developments that warrant their attention and best practices on organizational management and leadership
- Identify issues and policies that require the action of the Board
- Develop board meetings that allow the members to fulfill their operational responsibilities, but also to provide the opportunity for strategic discussion on organizational imperatives
- Staff the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and other committees as appropriate
- Set operational policies for the organization, and oversee their consistent and proper execution
- Establish the culture and programs to ensure that the organization attracts and retains the talent necessary to successfully carry out its programs and mission
- Staff the organization with fully competent, diverse professionals and delegate responsibilities/authority. Develop organizational work plan and monitor for implementation. Promote continued professional development among staff and demonstrate and assure cultural competency of managers and staff
- Create an atmosphere that fosters the development of strong, effective teams and empowers staff through involvement and participation in decision making
- Ensure that the organization operates within the financial parameters set by the Board with an emphasis on maintaining a balanced operation, and that available resources are distributed appropriately
- Provide the fiscal oversight for the organization’s investments, budgets, and financial reporting
- Supervisory responsibility.
The President/CEO will have extensive experience in the management of organizations of comparable size and mission. The individual will possess sufficient expertise on issues relevant to the organization to make well-informed mission related decisions, and command the confidence and respect of stakeholders necessary to serve as the leader of the organization.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required, MPA or MBA preferred
- 10+ years executive level leadership/management experience of a complex nonprofit organization or with considerable interaction with the nonprofit sector.
- Ability to work independently with minimal direction
- Proven ability to lead a highly motivated, experienced senior leadership team
- Strong planning, interpersonal and communications skills
- Successful track record in diverse fundraising programs
- Successful track record in management, including financial management, human resources, budgeting, contract administration, and strategic planning
- Proven ability to network, develop and maintain relationships with community representatives, business executives, foundation officials, donors and the media
- Computer skills with emphasis on Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
- Social media skills
- Flexibility is essential for participation in early morning, evening and weekend meetings and events. The employee will be required to travel throughout the CSRA to visit with constituents at their preferred meeting locations (place of work, home, etc.) and to travel to meetings and events out of the area.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and access to an automobile for use during work hours.
CORE COMPETENCIES FOR PRESIDENT/CEO:
Visioning and Strategic Thinking
- Experience in developing strategic plans with a variety of stakeholders including other nonprofits, donors, government, corporations
- Ability to see the ‘big picture’ of how UWCSRA fits into the CSRA landscape and how it can continually enhance its impact on the community
- Experience in building an organization dedicated to service and integrity
- Experience in developing, recruiting and retaining both staff and volunteers
- Extensive experience in building relationships with a broad and diverse group of constituents
- Ability to build partnerships to increase impact
- Ability to be strategic in both development and implementation of short- and long-term goals and objectives
Communicating and Influencing
- Ability to deliver clear, succinct and impactful verbal and written communications
- Knowledge of social media technology and its use in enabling effective communications
- Experience and ability in relationship building with a wide spectrum of constituents both individually and in group settings
Problem Solving and Decision Making
- Experience in analyzing complex sets of data and determining appropriate courses of action
- Skill in developing innovative approaches to solve internal and external issues
- Skill in engaging others to support problem resolution and understanding when that is appropriate
- Flexibility and ability to manage issues and crises calmly, diplomatically and effectively
- Ability to quickly understand multiple issues, to determine how they interconnect and to develop recommendations.
- Strong understanding of financial processes
- Ability to convene and engage individuals, community partners and corporations in collaborative partnerships to assess community needs and plans to address these needs
- Experience in public policy and/or advocacy
- Passion to make a positive difference in the lives of people in need
- Strength in being a decisive and compassionate leader
- Willingness to take strategic risks when appropriate
- Initiative, strong work ethic and drive for results