The Executive Director (ED) is the key international management leader of God’s Littlest Angels.
GLA’s ED is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization, working in tandem with GLA’s in country director and alongside the Homologue. The relationship between GLA’s ED and these two individuals is imperative to success and longevity of the mission’s viability and impact.
Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.
The position reports directly to the U.S. Board of Directors and is held accountable by the US and Canadian Boards of Directors
1) Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.
- Responsible for leading GLA in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the U.S., and Canadian Boards of Directors.
- Responsible for communicating effectively with the Boards and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Boards to function properly and to make informed decisions.
- Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.
2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
- Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support GLA’s mission
- Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
- Responsible for the fiscal integrity of GLA, to include submission to the Boards of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
- Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
- Planning and operation of annual budget.
3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with the in country director, homologue, staff and U.S. Board to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
- Responsible for implementation of GLA’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
- Responsible for creation and implementation of strategic plan to ensure that GLA can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
- Responsible for the enhancement of GLA’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
- Serve as GLA’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s international constituents, the media and the general public.
- Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance GLA’s Mission.
4) Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
- Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified international staff.
- Supervise and collaborate with organization staff.
- Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.
- Responsible for effective administration of GLA operations.
- Responsible for review and signing all international notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
- Minimum education requirements a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience).
- Flexibility, Creativity, Ingenuity
- Transparent and high integrity leadership.
- Five or more years of cross-cultural management experience.
- Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience.
- Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.
- High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors.
- Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers and the overall community.
- Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
- A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
- Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
- Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
- Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
- Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Strong public speaking ability.
- Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
How To Apply
Please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org