The Executive Director is the key management leader of The Centurions and is responsible for overseeing the administrative programs and strategic plan of the organizations. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Board Governance: Works with the Boards to fulfill the organizations’ mission
Responsible for leading the executive team in a manner that supports and guides the organizations’ mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure financial health of the organizations
Responsible for the fiscal integrity of The Centurions, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organizations
Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organizations in a positive financial position.
Organizations’ Mission and Strategy: Works with Boards and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through strategic planning and community outreach
Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that The Centurions can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future
Responsible for the enhancement of The Centurions’ image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations
Organizations Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organizations are appropriate
Responsible for effective administration of The Centurions operations
Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff
Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organizations as approved/delegated by the Board
A bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree or qualifying experience preferred.
Transparent and high integrity leadership
Senior nonprofit management experience preferred
Solid, hands-on budget management skills including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegation and task facilitation
Ability to convey a vision of The Centurions’ strategic future to staff, Board, volunteers and donors
Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
Skills to collaborate with and motivate Board members and other volunteers
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
Strong public speaking ability
Fiscal/Fundraising and Development
Planning and operation of annual budget
Work with staff and Boards to devise and realize fundraising plans that help to meet the organizations’ Mission and strategic initiative
Build and nurture relationships with the community leaders and supporters
Demonstrate results in fundraising and development, especially major and capital gifts
Ensure strong donor stewardship and donor cultivation at all levels
Community Relations and Advocacy
Expand community support and develop alliances for the organizations
Serve as an effective spokesperson and primary media liaison for the organizations
Serve as The Centurions’ primary spokesperson to the organizations’ constituents, the media and general public
Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout Southern Arizona and utilize those relationship to strategically enhance The Centurions’ Mission
Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit
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 Centurions throughout the State
Supervise, collaborate with the organizations staff
Strategic planning and implementation
Oversee organization Boards and committee meetings
Oversee marketing and other communication efforts
Review and approve contracts for services
Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors
Additional Salary Information: Negotiable commensurate with experience.
Plus performance bonus opportunities.
The Centurions are comprised of two separate and distinct organizations, one is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that supports a wide range of charitable organizations and projects in Southern Arizona. The other is a 501(c)7 membership organization that has over 200 members that are among Southern Arizona’s most prominent business and civic leaders. The membership group is a social organization a...nd supports the charitable organization’s fundraising activities.
The Centurions maintain a membership of 100 Active Members (and another 100+ in the Senior/Life category) and they are among Southern Arizona’s most prominent business and civic leaders. Originally founded in 1968 as an associate support group of St. Mary’s Hospital, the Centurion name was chosen to honor the one hundred years of service given to Southern Arizona by Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital. The name further reflects the members’ focus on business and civic leadership in the community by the historical reference to the Roman Centurion, a leader of 100 soldiers.
In 1970 the group organized its first fundraising effort to help raise money for St. Mary’s Burn Center which, at that time, was in dire need of support. Through the efforts of The Centurions and the generosity of the Tucson community, the Burn Center gradually became the preeminent burn rehabilitation facility in the Southwest.
In the 45 years that followed The Centurions directed their fund raising efforts to a wide variety of St Mary’s and Carondelet’s projects culminating in a $2 million dollar gift for the “Fulfilling the Promise” Capital Campaign.
In 2014, The Centurions reorganized and expanded its gift giving to include other organizations in the community including Tu Nidito, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and Tucson Medical Center. The Centurions plan to continue supporting a wide range of charitable organizations and projects in southern Arizona.
Since our humble beginnings, The Centurions have raised in excess of $8 million dollars that have been distributed into the community. We are approaching a $1million dollar annual budget and currently have 2 staff employees.