The Executive Director is the chief executive and administrator for PADS Lake County, a 501(c)(3) organization. Our Mission Statement is: PADS Lake County is a community-based organization that provides trauma-informed support, resources, and shelter to individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization. The ED shall provide leadership and guidance for PADS. The ED is responsible for managing staff, increasing fundraising, implementing new programs and working with the board of directors.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Board Governance: Works with the Board of Directors in order to fulfill the organization mission.
Responsible for leading PADS in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s 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.
2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
Responsible for the fiscal integrity of PADS, to include submission to the Board 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.
Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support PADS’s mission.
3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
Responsible for implementation of PADS’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that PADS can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
Responsible for the enhancement of PADS’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
4) Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
Responsible effective administration of PADS 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 organization.
5) Volunteer and Supporter Engagement: Works with the volunteer base of PADS (3,000+) and community supporters, including elected officials.
Ensure volunteers are engaged and able to provide the required service.
Responsible for volunteer recruitment and training.
Responsible for relationship building with elected officials.
Transparent and high integrity leadership
Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience, preferably in a homeless services organization
Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
Ability to convey a vision of PADS’s 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
Applications will be accepted until February 8, 2019.
About PADS Lake County
For more than 35 years, PADS has faithfully been providing immediate, critical services to the neediest among us – individuals and families that are experiencing homelessness in Lake County. Like a hospital emergency room, PADS is the first point of contact and the ONLY emergency shelter for the homeless in Lake County. In fact, PADS is often the only hope for someone facing a long night in the harrowing cold or blistering heat.
PADS provides assistance to individuals and families experiencing homelessness throughout all of Lake County. PADS is a non-restrictive emergency shelter system and helps all people that come to us in need regardless of race, gender, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. PADS provides critical services that no other social or human services agency in Lake County offers. PADS is the only program in Lake County that provides emergency shelter in summer, enables families to stay together, takes in single fathers with children, and provides housing for chronically homeless individuals with severe mental illnesses and/or substance abuse issues.
PADS’ vision is to provide a path to stable housing and self-sufficiency for everyone who experienc...es homelessness in Lake County. Our greatest hope is to help end homelessness and ensure happy, healthy, and safe lives for generations to come.