Strategic Planning and Visionary Leadership
Leverages the agency's current strengths and seeks opportunities to sustain and maximize services to meet the growing needs of the people and organizations served.
Partners with the Board of Directors to define and articulate the agency's vision in the development and implementation of a strategic plan.
Works with senior staff to develop operational plan to deliver on the strategy and mission of Bridgeways
Ensures that programs are mission-driven, in alignment with the strategic plan and in support of the needs and purpose of the membership.
Promotes and fosters an organizational culture that creates and sustains a productive and motivated climate for staff, Board Members, volunteers, and other key stakeholders.
External Relations and Community Engagement
Provides strategic leadership to the organization's efforts to effectively package and communicate the mission, vision, core values, goals and accomplishments of Bridgeways to donors, prospective donors, and the broader community.
Serves as an articulate, passionate, and visible advocate and spokesperson of Bridgeways, and as the primary "face" of the Agency with community groups and across the state.
Map out a vision with multiple stakeholders and focus collective action to achieve it
Acts as a liaison between the community, building relationships with member organizations and other strategic alliances.
Board Relations and Development
Advises the Board of Directors in the development of policies and planning recommendations
Attends and reports at monthly Board and Executive Committee meetings; provides necessary staff services and assistance to the Board and its committees.
Recruit and select highly effective Board members who also have philanthropic capacity and inclination
Communicates effectively and promptly with Board of Directors and serves as the strongest link of communication between Board Members, staff, volunteers, and the community at large, on a regular basis.
Oversees the development and implementation of fundraising plans that support strategies adopted by the Board of Directors
Cultivates funder relationships and participates and engages the Board of Directors in fundraising activities.
Oversees the identification of new funding sources and development of grant proposals
Internal Operations, Leadership and Team Performance
Guides, motivates, empowers, supervises, and maintains a highly-effective, productive, cohesive team with both professional/technical expertise and operational talent.
Promotes and fosters an organizational culture that creates and sustains a productive and motivated climate for staff, Board members, volunteers, and other important stakeholders
Provides leadership to the creation, and Board approval, of an annual operating plan that supports the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.
Maintain overall responsibility for the financial management of the agency, including oversight and responsibility for budget development, execution and control
Ensures that programs and services are operated in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulationsThe
Specific requirements include:
Progressive leadership roles with demonstrated success working on systems change and effective change advocacy with city, state or government agencies
Served as leader of organization or department of 50-100 employees
Experience leading an organization through growth and change
Demonstrated success in overseeing fundraising, including grant management and grant writing
Comprehensive knowledge of non-profit management, including organizational development, policy development, board and committee structures, personnel management and non-profit governance.
Strong business acumen with a proven history of achievements including financial management, stewardship, and strategic planning to increase revenue.
Strong analytic and strategic-thinking skills with demonstrated ability to create and monitor complex plans, and translate them into concrete strategies in a fast-moving, constantly changing environment.
Work collaboratively and form strong working partnerships
Exceptional leadership qualities with a career track record that shows stability with an organization and capacity to develop and nurture relationships to ensure overall success.
Excellent interpersonal and public communications skills, including clear and concise oral and written communication and ability to present to large audiences.
Demonstrated ability to develop a highly productive, effective team by mentoring staff, building teams and enhancing professionalism.
Proven track record of leading staff and volunteer board of directors towards a common goal.
Lead with integrity
Values collaboration as an essential strategy for organizational effectiveness, problem solving, and innovation. Helps institutionalize relationships.
A minimum of 5 to 8 years successful leadership experience ideally in a complex non-profit, overseeing multiple functional groups across various disciplines with strategic and financial oversight
Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience required
Experience working in Manufacturing and/or Clinical Services preferred but not required