Executive Director--Half Time

Partners for Change Tri-Valley

Position:  Executive Director

Responsible to:  Board of Directors via the President

Summary Job Description

The Executive Director is Part-Time position for Partners for Change Tri-Valley, which is a 3-year old nonprofit corporation formed to provide support for those living and coping with poverty. Uniquely, we offer a hand up rather than a hand out. The Executive Director is the person most responsible for the organization and execution of the training and support program of the corporation. The Executive Director is also involved in community outreach and education, fundraising, and strategic planning. This is an exempt, full-time salaried position.

Priority Duties:

 Works closely with the President to design and execute the Partners program

 Identify, recruit, and screen potential Change Leaders (participants working to change their lives), Allies (support and mentoring volunteers) and other volunteers (food preparation, childcare, transportation, etc.)

 Maintain effective communication within the training and mentoring program and resolve any conflicts that may arise among program participants

 Develop and maintain effective collaborations with other social service agencies and community organizations

 Compose and present information about Partners for Change, both orally and writing, to appropriate community groups and fairs

 Inform the Board of Directors in a timely manner about any information needed for effective oversight and planning

 Prepare formal reports in writing to the Board of Directors as required

 Assist the Board of Directors and Development Committee on fundraising strategy and activities

 Develop information systems and maintain records about program execution and lead the evaluation of the success of various program elements

Secondary Duties:

 Develop and maintain internet-based systems for information and communication

 Develop brochures and reports for public education about Partners for Change

 Identify and lead or support appropriate grant writing activities

 Cultivate potential future members for the Board of Directors

 Strategize and participate in building potential partnerships with local, state, and national government officials

 Perform other duties as reasonably required by the Board of Directors to ensure program success

Minimum Qualifications:

 A college degree in education, social services, legal services, or related field

 At least 2 years of work experience related to providing social services related work

 Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to both small and large groups

 A genuine desire to assemble and work with teams of people from different backgrounds and social classes

Other Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

 Ability to foster positive relationships with program participants, volunteers, board members, and the general public, sometimes in stressful situations

 Ability to effectively lead meetings

 Ability and willingness to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends when necessary

 Ability to organize and execute tasks with minimal supervision

 Ability to work with and maintain confidential participant information

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