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Executive Director

Company: Howe Community Resource Center
Date Posted: December 29, 2017

Position Impact:

Provide administrative leadership and strategic direction for the Howe Community Resource Center and its staff. The Director is responsible for the administrative structure of HCRC and manages its day-to-day affairs through the development of policies and programs. With support from the Board of Directors, the Director will focus on fundraising and development efforts. The Director shall work with the Board of Directors to assure that the mission of the Center is carried out in accordance with the established standards of excellence and quality.

Position Competencies:

  • Visioning
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Passion for Mission
  • Credibility
  • Achieve Results
  • Intelligence and Judgement
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Inspirational Leadership
  • Customer Focus
  • Fundraising
  • Community Development
  • Financial Development/Acumen
  • Talent Management
  • Interpersonal Savvy


  1. Work with the Board of Directors to identify neighborhood and school needs and to establish goals and objectives for the Center
  2. Establish administrative and operational policies, make decisions, and take action to fulfill the goals of the Center, in conjunction with Board direction. The Director will seek Board endorsement of such policies and decisions, actions, and activities as needed
  3. Ensure the Center is in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws
  4. Keep the Board informed of community trends, program needs and events, and general operational status of the Center
  5. Comply with, enable, and enforce the personnel policies of the Center at all times
  6. Oversee staff, intern, and volunteer hiring, training, and ongoing performance evaluations.  Terminate staff in accordance with the personnel policies
  7. Provide all staff, interns, or volunteers with clear job descriptions and Center policies and procedures
  8. Communicate regularly with staff and conduct staff meetings as appropriate
  9. Evaluate Center and program needs
  10. Propose salary ranges for employees to Board annually
  11. Submit employee tax and wage information to state and federal authorities when required
  12. Maintain positive working relationships with non-center partner program personnel
  13. Be responsible for the fiscal oversight of the Center
  14. Present an annual operating budget and capital expenditures to the Board
  15. Oversee that all financial obligations of the Center are paid in a timely and diligent manner
  16. Maintain an accounting system of all financial transactions pertaining to the Center in accordance with accounting procedures
  17. Prepare and present budget statements to the Board as requested
  18. Ensure that an audit of the Center and Board members are covered against casualty losses and liability losses
  19. Direct and oversee fundraising efforts for the Center, in collaboration with the Board
  20. Develop and present an annual fundraising plan to the board and work with the fundraising committee to meet annual goals
  21. Seek out new and potential financial support
  22. Establish and maintain a community donor list
  23. Provide consistent communication of the Center’s successes and needs to existing and potential donors
  24. Develop and foster relationships with existing donors
  25. Prepare, submit, and maintain grant applications as needed
  26. Ensure that all grants are in compliance with all the provisions of grant application
  27. Develop an annual marketing plan and work with the marketing committee and staff to ensure the Center’s activities are effectively communicated
  28. Establish positive partnerships with Howe School and provide effective outreach to potential program participants
  29. Develop and maintain positive partnerships with community partners to continue program growth and outreach to populations in need
  30. Oversee program evaluation to ensure program delivery is effective
  31. Ensure that the School District maintains the building to acceptable standards according to the contract between GBAPS and HCRC


  1. Four year Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Family Education, Psychology and or Human Development or equivalent work experience
  2. Five years of professional leadership experience
  3. Two years of experience working in a business environment
  4. Have progressive management experience
  5. Have a working knowledge of non-profit environment
  6. Interested in working with culturally diverse populations
  7. Ability to maintain confidentiality
  8. Customer service focus
  9. Strong computer technology and prioritization skills
  10. Strong professional verbal and written communication skills
  11. Comfortable working with culturally and socioeconomic diverse groups
  12. Strong Collaborative Skills both internally and externally with partner agencies

ADA Requirements:

  • Sedentary position frequently required to sit
  • Requires frequent speaking and listening
  • Ability to use hands/fingers to operate office equipment such as phone and computer
  • Requires frequent use of vision for reading and writing (close proximity, color, and ability to adjust focus)


The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principal functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.

To Apply:

Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to