Executive Director/Vice President ESOP (Empowering & Srenghtening Ohio's People)
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, Cleveland, OH
This position provides leadership for the development, direction, coordination and fiscal operation of all ESOP programs and activities. Working in concert with Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging's (BRIA) senior management team, the Executive Director is responsible and has the authority for program, human capital and financial management within the policies adopted by BRIA and ESOP, implementation of the vision of the ESOP Subsidiary Board, execution of ESOP’s strategies, and preserving the integrity of ESOP’s mission.
Essential Areas of Responsibilities
- Partners with the ESOP Board and committees to identify the strategic direction of the organization, define and lead organizational initiatives and ensure organizational oversight.
- Attends Board meetings as regularly scheduled and keeps the Board apprised of organizational performance in a timely manner.
- Establishes and maintains relationships with ESOP Board Managers and works with the Board to identify potential Board managers for approval by the BRIA Board of Directors Committee on Governance.
- Leads ESOP staff in the execution of the organization’s mission, vision and goals.
- Administers effective processes for the selection and development of staff and evaluation of staff performance within established BRIA policies.
- Ensures compliance to minimum standards in accordance with all government legislation, regulations and guidelines pertinent to the organization’s operations.
Funding Development and Financial Management
- Ensures the financial stability and health of the organization by working with the BRIA and ESOP boards and BRIA senior management team to implement BRIA financial policies and procedures.
- Develops, manages and maintains a funding model and relationships that ensures the organization’s financial stability and health.
- Oversees the development and administration of ESOP’s annual operating budget.
- Provides oversight for the timely execution and delivery of all ESOP program audits.
- Ensures the successful execution of ESOP’s annual fundraiser.
Relationship-Building and Collaboration
- Works with other BRIA senior management staff to develop synergistic programming between ESOP and other BRIA Centers, subsidiaries and operating units and create new community partnerships that advance strategic goals.
- Develops effective outreach strategies and builds collaborative relationships at community, state and national levels
Communications and Branding
- Works with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement to develop and execute effective communications and branding strategies.
- Updates all key stakeholders on ESOP’s programs and progress through a variety of communication methods that align with BRIA’s brand management practices.
- Represents ESOP in the community, state and nationally through public speaking and other activities.
- A Master’s Degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
- Five years of demonstrated, results-driven experience as a senior executive in a nonprofit organization, with at least three years of successful staff leadership, fundraising, coalition-building and financial management.
- Prior experience creating, developing and managing a collaborative management team that drives the organization’s mission, vision, values and programs.
- Demonstrated success in fundraising including solicitation of donations from member organizations, foundations and individual donors.
- Demonstrated success effectively leading change initiatives and organizational growth through strategic planning, tactical implementation and operational excellence.
- Demonstrated experience and comfort level using a variety of communications media.
- Background check and drug test conducted.
- Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Personal qualities that include passion for the mission, integrity, respect for diversity, ability to motivate and lead.
- Knowledge of issues faced by low income older adults and other underserved people, primarily in an urban context
- Proficient in Microsoft Office software package.
- Able to sit and stand for long periods of time (greater than two hours)
- Able to lift/and or move up to 25 pounds occasionally.
- Able to travel frequently (up to 25%) and on short notice