Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & CEO will provide executive leadership and overall direction to advance the agency’s vision, mission, strategy, annual goals, and long-term objectives. The President & CEO will have full accountability for all functions and operations including organizational leadership, fundraising, staff management, financial management, external relations, and board relations.
An advanced degree in public policy, public administration, non-profit management, business administration, or a bachelor’s and equivalent experience
Minimum of twelve – fifteen years of non-profit management/supervisory experience in a service and advocacy- oriented organization, government entity, or business, focused on underserved, diverse and/or moderate/low-income communities
Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP) or ability to obtain certification within 5 years
Experience in the areas of policy analysis, public policy platform development, advocacy and fund raising
Expert knowledge of federal and state policies and regulations governing anti-poverty pprograms
Experience leading organizational and community change initiatives focused on alleviating structural racism, poverty and associated trauma
Financial management responsibility or financial oversight experience in an organization of similar size and complexity
Experience working effectively and collaboratively with a Board of Directors
Experience in budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting for an agency with multiple significant funding sources
High level of energy and enthusiasm, and a track record of professionalism, innovation, integrity, and high ethical standards
Knowledge of human services needs of Monroe and Ontario Counties
Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
Exceptional ability to collaborate with colleagues, funders and partners
Refined writing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills, with a history of superior results and ability to make impactful connections with a wide range of constituencies
Additional Salary Information: A competitive salary and benefits package will be provided
About Action for the A Better Community
Action for a Better Community (ABC) is one of nearly 1,000 nationally recognized Community Action Agencies (CAA), originally established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s war on poverty. Offering services in Monroe and Ontario counties, ABC annually serves over eight thousand customers offering an array of programs and services... in the area of employment, early childhood education, youth services, adult education services, health services, community development and energy conservation. ABC’s mission is to promote and provide opportunities for low-income individuals and families to become self-sufficient.
ABC has a twenty-one member board with equal representation from the community’s public, private and consumer sectors. Over 375 staff members and a host of volunteers provide services through ABC’s nine locations that are easily accessible throughout the City of Rochester. ABC has contracts with Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes and PathStone to provide community action services in Ontario County. ABC also has several other delegate and partner contracts, and a wide range of other partnerships.