Crossroads of Michigan seeks a new Executive Director.
Crossroads is a social service outreach agency with two locations in Detroit. Founded in 1971, Crossroads provides emergency assistance, advocacy, and counseling to any family or person in need. In 2018, Crossroads assisted more than 13,000 individuals through two social service units, an employment office, a children’s summer lunch program, and a parenting support program. In addition, every Sunday, Crossroads’ soup kitchen serves 500-1,000 meals to hungry men, women, and children.
Acting in partnership with many other organizations, agencies, hospitals, and companies in the metro area, Crossroads works with clients to meet their immediate needs and to lessen the likelihood of problems in the future. Funding for Crossroads is provided by foundations, corporations, congregations, individuals and friends, who are committed to bring hope to those living on the edge of despair. Crossroads of Michigan is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 Michigan Corporation.
Candidates interested in the Executive Director position should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Executive Director Position Description
Broad Scope and Function
Crossroads' Executive Director serves as the organization's chief operating officer and as the team leader for Crossroads' paid and volunteer staff. The Executive Director is responsible for carrying out all of the staff activities necessary to fulfill the organization's mission and purpose. The Executive Director is accountable to the Board of Trustees.
Work with the volunteer and staff to directly serve Crossroads' clients.
Provide the best possible services to clients within the limits of Crossroads' resources and circumstances.
Hire, direct and supervise the Crossroads' staff.
Work with the stipendiary staff to recruit, train, and supervise the volunteer staff.
Represent Crossroads to its stakeholders, including: supporting religious congregations, foundations, corporations, individual donors and the general public to promote understanding and encourage support for Crossroads' mission.
Raise financial support for Crossroads through individual solicitations, successful grant applications, annual appeals, anchor events, and capital projects.
Articulate the religious foundation and spirituality of Crossroads so that it welcomes and encourages involvement from its stakeholders, regardless of whether or what their faith commitments may be.
Maintain and develop relationships with a wide variety of congregations and organizations to recruit volunteers for Crossroads.
Maintain and establish strong working relationships with other human services agencies and organizations to facilitate referrals for Crossroads' clients.
Develop new programs and modify existing programs, as necessary, and present these ideas to the Board of Trustees for input and approval.
Oversee the financial operations of the organization, in partnership with the Treasurer and Board of Trustees, through the preparation of an annual budget, monthly financial statements, and an annual audit.
Organize and approve the operating expenses of the organization.
Oversee the maintenance of Crossroads' building and equipment.
1. Personal Characteristics:
Servant Leadership mindset/skills
Genuine love for all people
Compassion for the underprivileged
Creative mind and flexible approach to decision-making
Capable of relating to diverse groups of people
Appreciation for diverse points of view
Strong work ethic and commitment to lead by example
Trust in the gifts inherent in our staff and clients, an affirming and hands-on management style, and a good sense of humor.
Appreciation for, and/or commitment to, religious imperatives to serve the poor found in Christianity and in other religious traditions
2. Necessary Skills and Experiences
College degree (preferred) or substantial life experience.
Organizational and management skills.
Experience working with and serving people in urban areas
Experience in supervising paid and volunteer staff, strong people skills, and the ability to delegate responsibility.
Strong communication skills.
3. Desired Skills and Experience:
Experience with non-profit organizations and with volunteer boards,
Skill in volunteer recruitment and training, fund raising, counseling, financial management, building and property management, and community relations.
About Crossroads of Michigan
Crossroads of Michigan is searching for a new Executive Director. The Detroit, Michigan-based nonprofit serves over 13,000 individuals annually – Detroit’s most vulnerable citizens depend on Crossroads of Michigan for immediate food, clothing, government identification, counseling, and emergency assistance. Crossroads has two locations in Detroit, and is a category 501(c)(3) nonprofit.