Executive Director of Arbor Youth Services (AYS)

Classification: 
Full-time
Company: 
Arbor Youth Services,
250 West Main Street,
Suite 1600
Lexington,
Kentucky
40508
Contact Person: 
Ben Keller, Board Chair
Contact E-mail Address: 
bkeller@wyattfirm.com
Contact Phone Number: 
(859) 2542501
Description/Responsibilities: 
I. Fiscal and Organizational Management: -Oversee the day-to-day functioning of the organization -Create and manage yearly financial budget -Manage the organization's resources and finances, using generally accepted accounting practices to ensure that the organization operates within its budget and meets all financial reporting requirements -Provide complete and accurate financial reports to the Board of Directors three business days in advance of monthly meetings. -Develop and monitor policies and procedures concerning financial and corporate record-keeping and office organization -Ensure compliance with all laws and regulations concerning employers and nonprofit corporations -Identify insurance needs and obtain appropriate liability, workers compensation, and other policies as needed II. Fund Development/Fundraising -With the Board of Directors, develop long and short range plans for the fund development -Implement fund development plan, which may include annual fund drive, solicitation of contributions from individuals and businesses, application for foundation and government grants, implementation of special events, and other fundraising methods. -Complete grant proposals and make sure grant reporting is done in a timely manner -Help organize fundraising events -Oversee and grow fundraising efforts including annual giving and capital campaign III. Human Resources Management -Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate paid staff; supervise volunteers -Develop job descriptions for all positions, and update as needed -Develop and monitor workplace policies and procedures -Develop and oversee administration of employee benefits package -Guide and coach staff in carrying out responsibilities and developing skills -Update and maintain employee policy and procedure manual IV. Planning and Program Management -With the Board of Directors, and seeking involvement of other community organizations, conduct periodic assessment of community resources and needs related to services provided by AYS -Guide the development of long range strategic plans to address community needs, promote youth safety, and development, and further organizational goals. -Create specific, annual work plans detailing program and management activities. -Identify partnership opportunities with other organizations with similar or complementary missions to leverage the organization's resources and efforts -Oversee Volunteer Program V. Marketing/Public Relations -Promote awareness of AYS, its mission and programs, and serve as the organization's official spokesperson with regional and local media -Develop and oversee implementation of public relations/social marketing campaign to impact public perceptions and actions regarding positive youth development -Establish and nurture relationships with members of the media so that the organization is called upon as a reliable resource for information on youth development and delinquency prevention -Represent the organization at public events -Prepare marketing communication materials for donors and supporters through newsletters, e-newsletters, website, and social media -Speak to interested groups about AYS's current projects and mission VI. Board Development and Organizational Leadership -Work with the Board to ensure a team approach to governance that results in effective and efficient decision-making -Develop Board member recruitment materials; establish and nurture relationships with potential Board members -Orient new Board members -Confer with Board Chair on monthly agenda, provide necessary background material for all Board meetings -Attend all Board meetings and prepare and distribute an Executive Director's Report -Consult with the Board prior to making decisions on important issues -Participate in committee work as appropriate -Plan and implement Board retreats, training sessions, and other Board development activities.
Requirements/Qualifications: 
Education: Master's degree in social work or related field from an accredited college or university Experience: minimum five years of varied and progressive experience and demonstrated success as a director or senior manager in a non-profit organization, government or business of comparable scale including senior staff supervision and budget administration. Experience with fundraising and grant writing necessary. Personal Qualities: Visionary in spirit and committed to impacting the lives of young people. Self starter, highly motivated, outgoing, dynamic, and creative professional. Strong and committed advocate for AYS's mission and values Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of effective non-profit management and board development. Considerable knowledge of not-for-profit budgeting, financial accounting and reporting requirements. Excellent organizational skills, but able to respond to complications or crises with creativity as they arise. Good knowledge of strategic planning methods and principles.
Application Instructions: 
Interested persons should send resume and cover letter by April 1, 2013 to Ben Keller, Board Chair