The Executive Director is the key management leader of Arlington Life Shelter. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising,marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
General Responsibilities: 1) Board Governance: Works with the Board of Directors in order to fulfill the organization’s mission. a) Responsible for leading Arlington Life Shelter in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors. b) 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. a) Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support Arlington Life Shelter’s mission. b) Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Arlington Life Shelter, to include submitting to the Board a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization. c) 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.
3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach. a) Responsible for implementation of Arlington Life Shelter’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission. b) Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that Arlington Life Shelter can successfully fulfill its mission into the future. c) Responsible for the enhancement of Arlington Life Shelter’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. a) Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff. b) Responsible for effective administration of Arlington Life Shelter operations. c) Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
Specific Job Responsibilities: 1) 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 organization. 2) Hire, supervise, and collaborate with Shelter staff. 3) Strategic planning and implementation. 4) Planning and execution of annual budget. 5) Serve as Arlington Life Shelter’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public. 6) Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance Arlington Life Shelter’s mission. 7) Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues. 8) Oversee marketing and other communications efforts. 9) Oversee agency Board of Directors and committee meetings. 10) Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the agency. 11) Review and approve contracts for services. 12) Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
A bachelor’s degree.
Transparent and high integrity leadership.
Five or more years of senior nonprofit management experience.
Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.
High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors.
Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers and the overall community.
Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community. CFRE/AFP certification helpful but not mandatory
Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong public speaking ability.
Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
Deadline to apply is July 3, 2020
Additional Salary Information: Benefits and Vacation Package
About Arlington Life Shelter
Over 25,000 homeless men, women and children have sought refuge at the Arlington Life Shelter over the past 33 years. On a very cold night in 1987, volunteers opened the doors of First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, welcoming those with no place to call home. During the first three years, the Shelter was operated entirely by volunteers. On June 4, we opened our newly expanded and renovated facility. The new facility includes seven individual family bedrooms, expanded children’s programming space, and expanded classroom/day use space for residents. Education and employment are the cornerstones of the agency’s structured program. Our philosophy is that in order to regain self-sufficiency, one must have the ability to secure and maintain employment to produce a steady income. Individual residents receive assistance in identifying the barriers keeping them from maintaining employment and stability in the community.
We understand that many clients have challenges such as mental illness or addictions that must be addressed before they are able to maintain employment. Therefore, the agency offers a continuum of individualized services to increase the clients’ probability of long-...term success.
To promote self-sufficiency by providing shelter, employment programs and transitional services for North Texans impacted by homelessness.