Application: Executive Director

Applications accepted through the end of business on Friday, March 29, 2019. Please include a resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements with application.

Job Title: Executive Director
Effective Date: February 2019
Status: Exempt, FT
Reports to: LVR Board of Directors

The Executive Director is the key management leader of Literacy Volunteers of Rochester (LVR). The Executive Director is accountable for overseeing the administration, programs, strategic plan of the organization and stewardship of volunteers and donors. Other key duties include development, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

General Responsibilities:

  • Board Governance: Works with the Board of Directors in order to fulfill the organization mission.
    1. Responsible for leading LVR in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board.
    2. Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
    3. Report to and work closely with the Board to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of LVR throughout the State.
    4. Oversee Board organization and committee meetings.
  • Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
    1. Planning and operation of annual budget.
    2. Responsible for the fiscal integrity of LVR, including submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
    3. Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
    4. Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support LVR’s mission.
  • Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with the Board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
    1. Responsible for implementation of LVR’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
    2. Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that LVR can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
    3. Responsible for the enhancement of LVR’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
    4. Serving as LVR’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.
    5. Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the state and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance LVR’s mission.
    6. Maintain a proven track record of meeting annual goals.
  • Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
    1. Establishes and manages employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation and effective administration of LVR.
    2. Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
    3. Supervise, collaborate with organization staff.
    4. Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Professional Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree required. Master’s preferred. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven leadership track record.
  • Not-for-profit experience highly desirable.
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership.
  • Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
  • A proven track record of volunteer and donor stewardship.
  • Ability to convey a vision of LVR’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors.
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector.
  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
  • Strong public speaking ability.

Please include a resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements with application.

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