Chief Executive Officer [Gadsden, Alabama]

Role: Chief Executive Officer/CEO

Agency: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Alabama

Location: Gadsden, Alabama

Chief Executive Officer / CEO

The duties and responsibilities of the CEO are as follows:

I. Managerial:

  • Develop and administer all BBBS program activities of the agency in accordance with its stated purpose and within general policies as formulated by the Board of Directors.
  • Assume responsibility for all personnel management, including hiring, training, supervising and assigning responsibilities to administrative and professional staff and coordinate work flow. Also evaluate, discipline and terminate staff in accordance with agency personnel policies.
  • Develop and administer sound personnel practices and provide opportunities for staff participation in the formulation of agency program policies and procedures, including personnel practices.
  • Position is full-time working 100% on management of the agency in all service areas.
  • Prepare in cooperation with the Finance Chairman (Board Treasurer) the annual agency operating budget, and present said budget to the Board for approval.
  • Administer the agency program within the budgetary provisions.
  • Maintain adequate systems for proper accounting of all agency funds and coordinate with the agency’s accountant for the timely submittal of all financial information for the preparation of payroll, employee taxes and annual federal and state tax forms.
  • Serve as the official spokesperson for the agency to the community and build community awareness and support of the agency.
  • Delegate and supervise the preparation and submittal of applications for grant approval with the appropriate governmental agencies and private foundations.
  • Act as an advisor to the Board of Director and appropriate committees for all fundraising activities and events in the community for support of the agency mission.
  • Establish a positive relationship with the community and promote public awareness of the agency and its mission through speaking, seminars, ad campaigns, etc.
  • Provide information to community groups about the agency and to coordinate speaking events or seminars as requested.
  • Incorporate all Resolutions adopted by the Board into a Policies and Procedures Manual and to notify staff of all new policies. Also, provide input for establishing procedures to implement the adopted policy.
  • Implement all existing as well as all new policies and procedures.

II. Relationship with Board of Directors:

  • Work directly with the Board of Directors in establishing and implementing agency policies, procedures and plans.
  • Provide information and direction by serving as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors and committees in helping the Board to be alert to changing agency and community needs.
  • Keep the Board up-to-date on the current practices and procedures within the Big Brothers Big Sisters movement and in the field of human services with regard to agency and board development.
  • Assist the Board in remaining aware on a current basis of the agency’s financial needs and projected expenses, and to work jointly with the Board to ensure that the agency’s stated mission and purpose is accomplished
  • Perform duties from time to time as requested by the Board and its committees, including providing periodic or specific reports, etc.
  • Assist the Board in an on-going evaluation of the agency and the Board.
  • Remain current with developments within the field of human services and management.
  • Develop a working relationship with the national staff of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

III. Relationships and Contacts:

The CEO should possess a variety of qualities, such as the following:

  • The ability to utilize acceptable personnel management and to delegate responsibility.
  • The ability to facilitate communications both on one to one and group bases.
  • The ability to recognize the needs for individual efforts as well as to contribute and benefit from cooperative efforts of the entire staff.
  • The ability to establish positive staff and professional relationships.
  • The ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner in keeping with the image of the agency.
  • The ability to enlist the full participation of all individuals and groups, including the Board of Directors, volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters, community organizations and mentor-rich organizations.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in areas of agency specifications.

IV. Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Business Administration, Human Resources Management, or related field from a regionally accredited institution required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years satisfactory administrative practice.
  • Familiarity with financial reports and bookkeeping requirements.
  • Familiarity with managerial and financial responsibility, especially in non-profit organizations.
  • Knowledge of non-profit organizations operations and fund-raising activities.
  • Human relations skills.
  • Professional conduct at all times and in all situations.
  • Ability to coordinate and accomplish multiple tasks within specific timeframes.
  • Ability to accept constructive comments and recommendations.
  • Good working habits and communication skills.
  • Neat appearance.

V. Salary: Salary shall be determined on an annual basis subject to periodic review by the Executive Board of Directors.

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                                 Chief Executive Officer                                                       President, Board of Directors

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