The Executive Director is the key management leader of The Chicago Chapter of StandUp For Kids. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the local Chicago Advisory Council and the National Board of Directors.
1) Board Governance: Works with the local Chicago Advisory Council and the National board in order to fulfill the organization mission.
Responsible for leading the Advisory Council in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
Responsible for communicating effectively with the Advisory Council and the National Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Advisory Council and Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the SUFK Chicago Chapter, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly program reports which accurately reflect the financial and program conditions of the organization.
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.
Responsible for fundraising via special events and personal and corporate soliciting, and developing other resources necessary to support SUFK Chicago’s mission.
3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
Responsible for implementation of SUFK Chicago’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that SUFK Chicago can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
Responsible for the enhancement of SUFK Chicago’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
4) Organization Operations. Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization run smoothly.
Responsible for effective administration of SUFK Chicago’s operations. (homeless youth drop-in center)
Responsible for the retention of competent, dedicated and appropriate volunteers.
Responsible for securing and organizing food donations for drop-in center.
Actual Job Responsibilities:
Planning and operation of annual budget.
Implementing the national volunteer related and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.
Serving as SUFK Chicago’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.
Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the state and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance SUFK Chicago’s Mission.
Report to and work closely with the local Advisory Council and National Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the Foundation throughout the State.
Supervise, collaborate with organization volunteers.
Strategic planning and implementation.
Oversee organization Advisory Council meetings.
Participate in monthly Executive Director call in meetings.
Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
Commensurate with experience and other qualifications.
Email resumes to: email@example.com
A bachelor’s degree
Transparent and high integrity leadership
Previous nonprofit management experience
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
Ability to convey a vision of SUFK Chicago’s strategic future to staff, advisory council, national board, volunteers and donors
Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
Skills to collaborate with and motivate advisory council 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 volunteers
Strong public speaking ability
About StandUp For Kids Chicago
StandUp For Kids Chicago strives to help the youth and young adults in Chicago and greater Lakeview break out of the cycle of homelessness and housing instability. Through providing weekly meals, access to necessities, and mentoring relationships, we work to give homeless teens the support they desperately need to overcome the challenges of poverty and the stigma of struggling with homelessness.