EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Hands On Suburban Chicago Connecting People with Purpose
Our Mission: To positively impact communities by connecting people to enriching volunteer experiences. By harnessing the power of volunteers, Hands On Suburban Chicago (HOSC) strengthens 44 communities and builds capacity for over 100 nonprofits in Northern Cook and Northern DuPage Counties. In addition to helping nonprofits, HOSC volunteers also help support a large underserved population of seniors with a wide array of services that helps them age in place, promote socialization and reduce isolation. Additionally HOSC mobilizes volunteers to deliver academic and social support to under resourced and at-risk youth. HOSC also educates nonprofits about volunteerism and best practices in the field through yearly trainings and classes to our communities.
Hands On Suburban Chicago is making a Difference – 50+ Years of Volunteering
Senior Corps-RSVP: As HOSC’s largest program, funded through the Corporation of National and Community Service, Senior Corps-RSVP engages volunteers 55 and over with opportunities in a variety of service areas. Senior Corp volunteers have contributed over 3,500,000 total volunteer hours to our community during HOSC’s history.
Schools and Youth Program: HOSC serves at-risk, low-income students by establishing tutoring and mentoring programs at area schools. Service learning also educates youth about giving back to those in need. HOSC programs have reached thousands of children since 2011.
Professional Development and Community Trainings: HOSC hosts training throughout the year on strategic volunteer management and other relevant topics to our nonprofit partners.
Connecting Volunteers: HOSC’s website hosts 300 active volunteer opportunities and has connected over 209,000 volunteers with partner agencies in the past 50 years.
Community Paint-a-Thon: HOSC organizes volunteers to paint and repair homes for low-income seniors, adults with disabilities, and veterans in Cook County. With HOSC coordination, volunteers have painted over 850 homes in the area since its inception in 1987.
Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Directors for providing strategic program leadership for staff; being a liaison for the Board of Directors and ensuring the day to day operations and financial stability of the organization run smoothly. Priorities include achieving approved goals and objectives to support HOSC’s vision and mission and staying within budget guidelines. Due to the scope of services, geography and limited resources, it is necessary for the ED to provide strategic, operational, human resource and financial leadership for the organization. As a model Service Enterprise organization, ED must take a leadership role to ensure all directors and managers know how to leverage pro bono or traditional volunteer services to increase productivity and expand HOSC’s ability to deliver quality volunteer management services to community partners and stakeholders.
The Executive Director’s essential role is strategic planning, community outreach, financial management, grant writing, fundraising, partner collaboration, business development, program evaluation, Board Development, public speaking, donor stewardship, “Hands On” project management which supports vision and aligns with mission. Decision making, recruitment, public speaking, training, consulting, keeping up on the latest trends in volunteer management, building deeper relationships and being the liaison with national and local funders as well as agency, corporate and higher education partners are all critical functions of this leadership role.
Competency Requirements • 10+ Years of program, volunteer management, budgeting, grant management, fundraising, capacity-building and supervisory experience • The ability to establish and sustain mission-based working relationships with leaders in education, nonprofit, government, and business • The ability to adapt to change or economic conditions through restructuring services, managing multiple programs, and introducing new technology • Achieve mission-based goals on a tight budget through innovative use of time and resources • High energy, ability to motivate and attract talented volunteers and staff members which foster organization growth • A high degree of flexibility, solid work ethic with ability to dig in to support staff at all levels to successfully execute projects • Display a passion for mission and opportunities to expand HOSC’s value to the community through training, consulting and sharing resources which encourage capacity-building and continuous improvement throughout our region
Education and Experience • Significant program, nonprofit or corporate management experience • Business development, client service and fundraising experience required • Volunteer management expertise • Grant writing, grant management and territory management experience • Budgeting and financial management experience • Strategic planning • Applications and Contact information should be sent to Ed Lorgeree at firstname.lastname@example.org • Minimum of 5 years of successful supervisory and change management experience is required • An advanced college degree or specialized training in a related field is preferred
Must be able to drive, lift at least 20lbs and willing to work some evenings and weekends and travel will be required as needed. Willing to work in all types of environments to support the program teams.
It is the policy of Hands On Suburban Chicago to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Salary will be negotiable commensurate with experience
Applications and Contact information should be sent to Ed Lorgeree at email@example.com
About Hands On Suburban Chicago
For over 50 years, Hands On Suburban Chicago (HOSC) has been positively impacting communities by connecting people to enriching volunteer experiences. By harnessing the power of volunteers, HOSC has strengthened communities and built capacity in hundreds of local nonprofits. Senior Corps-RSVP programs engage volunteers to help underserved seniors age in place, reduce isolation and promote socialization. School programs mobilize volunteers to deliver academic and social support to under resourced and at-risk youth.