Executive Director [Shelby & Darke County, Ohio]

Position Type: Full-time, exempt
Location: Shelby & Darke County, Ohio
Reports to: Board of Directors

Agency Summary:  The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Position Summary:  The Executive Director is responsible for overall leadership and strategic plan execution for the agency. Main responsibilities include ensuring quality program delivery, sustainable funding sources and levels for agency programs, and setting expectations for agency staff. The Executive Director also serves as the official spokesperson for the agency and protects and promotes the reputation of the agency in communities served.

Main Job Duties:

Administrative Responsibilities: Responsible for overall leadership and coordination of execution in the day-to-day operation of the Agency

  1. Develops and administers program activities of the Agency in accordance with its stated purpose and within the general policies and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (“BBBSA”) Service Delivery Model as formulated by the Board of Directors.
  2. Assumes responsibility for personnel management including hiring and releasing staff, delegation of responsibilities, development and administration of sound personnel practices
  3. Prepares the Agency budget and presents and interprets budgetary requirements
  4. Allocates general operating costs among county programs and facilitates communication between Agency and Satellite Resource Groups
  5. Operates the Agency within budgetary and funding restraints, oversees financial controls, presents monthly financial statements to the Board of Directors; works in partnership with engaged accounting firms to complete annual financial audit and Form 990
  6. Measures and reports on program effectiveness and outcomes
  7. Aligns Agency policies and procedures with BBBSA Standards of Practice

Funding Responsibilities: Accountable for funding levels and responsible fundraising practices

  1. Develops and implements fundraising plan in partnership with Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers with cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship components
  2. Oversees donor stewardship
  3. Partners with all United Way funding affiliates for reporting and required partnership activities
  4. Oversees grant writer and reviews grant applications; submits required grant reporting

Program Responsibilities: Final accountability for execution of Agency mission

  1. Reports on program effectiveness and outcomes
  2. Oversees implementation of Agency programs in congruence with BBBSA Service Delivery Model; handles elevated program issues
  3. Recruits volunteers, with respect to the needs of the Agency in terms of numbers, demographics, and acceptable volunteer attributes
  4. Manages any needed process or policy changes needed in program administration

Community Relations: Serves as official spokesperson, builds brand reputation throughout service area

  1. Serves as an official spokesperson for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County to community businesses and organizations
  2. Creates increased awareness and understanding for the purpose of soliciting advocacy, financial, and non-financial support
  3. Becomes involved in activities and organizations in the community in support of the Agency’s public relations needs
  4. Leverages Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the Board of Directors, and all other resources for the purpose of promoting positive community relations and program outcomes

Board ResponsibilitiesReports information and coordinates strategy execution with the Board of Directors and its committees

  1. Keeps the Board of Directors up-to-date on current practices and procedures within the Agency and in the field of human services
  2. Translates financial statements and reporting to keep the Board of Directors informed of the Agency’s financial needs
  3. Coordinates with the Board of Directors to ensure that the Agency’s stated mission and purpose being accomplished
  4. Performs special duties as requested by the Board and its committees
  5. Assists the Board of Directors in evaluating the achievements of short and long-range goals on an on-going basis
  6. Meets with the Executive Committee to discuss Agency and Board of Director agendas
  7. Ensures the orientation of new Board members

Supervisory Responsibilities: Coaches, encourages Agency staff to reach individual and Agency goals

  1. Coaches and evaluates staff direct reports and handles any elevated personnel issues
  2. Delegates responsibilities with accountability metrics and holds staff accountable
  3. Oversees hiring and on-boarding process for new staff members
  4. Provides opportunities for on-going staff development at regular staff meetings and external training

Accountable for:

  • Agency performance on goals defined in the Strategic Plan
  • Adequate financial and volunteer resources in all counties served
  • Maintaining positive relationships with donors, local officials, and community and school partners
  • Compliance with BBBSA Program Standards of Practice and Service Delivery Model

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills with the ability to relate to diverse groups of people
  • Experience in budgeting, fund development, and grant writing preferred
  • Experience or connection in a youth-serving field highly preferred
  • Reliable transportation with valid driver’s license; able to work flexible hours and occasional evenings/weekends to meet agency needs
  • Must pass criminal history background check and pre-employment drug screening

Apply Now

  • To apply, send resume and cover letter by January 28, 2022 to Big Brothers Big Sisters Board President: tom@sidneybodycarstar.com    

Equal Employment Opportunity – Big Brothers Big Sisters 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 duties & responsibilities 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 duties & responsibilities of the job and should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. The organization may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.