Executive Director – [West Bend, WI]

Are you interested in an exciting opportunity to impact the lives of children through one-to-one mentoring relationships?  Are you a visionary leader with strong strategic and project management skills?   Consider joining Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Washington County as our next Executive Director.

Summary of Responsibilities

Ambassador and Spokesperson – Represent Big Brothers Big Sisters at external partnership events and with the media. Positively influence partners, the media and public policies to generate volunteers, donors and other resources.  Arrange and perform public speaking engagements, liaison between agency and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Business Planning and Execution– Develop and drive the business plan of the organization within the context of the nationwide strategic direction.  Foster a collaborative process with the Board and staff. Use performance metrics and quality indicators to guide operational decision-making.

Talent Management –Attract, retain, develop and leverage staff talent.  Create an environment where staff is engaged and performing at high levels. Conduct meetings and provide feedback on measurable metrics regularly.

Fund Development – Pro-actively ensure that the organization develops strong long term relationships with large scale individual, foundation and corporate donors/funders.  Build and maintain key relationships to ensure fund development strategy is achieved.  Write and research grants.  Organize and implement agency fundraisers with the assistance of the Board and appropriate staff.

Program Impact – Supervise and direct the overall agency program.  Ensure that all program standards are followed.  Ensure that comprehensive marketing strategies are developed to attract, engage and mobilize significant numbers of volunteer mentors.  Ensure program excellence and maximum program impact by establishing operational benchmarks, setting timelines and making child safety a priority.

Financial Management – Develop plans that maximize the financial strength of the agency without adversely affecting other criteria of success (e.g., customer satisfaction, quality of service).  Communicate the key performance levers and manage these measures.  Prepare an annual budget in conjunction with the Fund Development committee and prepare reports to funders.

Board Development– Support the Board President in cultivating a strong Board of Directors willing to lead and contribute to the fund development success of the organization.  Act as liaison between Board of Directors and Staff and maintain contact with Board President and Executive Committee on a regular basis.

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Strategic Planning
  • Fund Development
  • Board Development
  • Project Management skills
  • Written/Verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS office tools
  • Leading complex, multi-component projects to successful outcomes
  • Ability to negotiate and influence effectively in high impact situations
  • Ability to motivate, develop and manage the work of others in a dynamic, complex and fast-paced environment.

Preferred Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, social services or related field
  • 3 years of successful results in business management and leadership

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to tthom@wbmi.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity

BBBS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or non-disqualifying physical or mental handicap or disability.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Applicants as well as employees who are or become disabled must be able to perform the essential job functions either unaided or with reasonable accommodation.  The organization shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.

Job Responsibilities

The above statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job and should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. BBBSA may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.