Community Tech Network is currently seeking a dynamic, passionate, and collaborative Executive Managing Director to co-lead the organization at a pivotal point in its history.
Community Tech Network (CTN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Austin, TX. Our mission is to unite organizations and volunteers to transform lives through digital literacy. We believe that access to the internet is a human right, and that those without the skills to use a computer are at risk of social and economic disadvantage. The shift to having the primary repository for public services and essential information be online has been accelerated by the events of the last year. The digital literacy gap has never been so sharply highlighted as it is today as millions of people are unable to access fully these resources. We believe that access to technology is only a partial solution. Connectivity needs to be coupled with digital skills training that is relevant to the learners and delivered in modalities most likely to produce positive results.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a results-oriented and inspiring leader to work alongside the Founder/Executive National Director of CTN as the organization seeks to strengthen infrastructure, deepen existing relationships, and put in place the systems, procedures, and policies to support rapid expansion of programs and services. This role will report directly to the Board of Directors.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Establishes and maintains strong accounting and financial management protocols and procedures
Ensures that the organization is fiscally sound and that the operating budget supports implementation of the strategic plan
Manages the growth and/or replacement of cash reserves
Provides the Board with regular financial analysis, cash flow, expenses, and updates on funding proposals and grants
Prepares annual budget in coordination with the Executive National Director, staff, and Board Treasurer to meet financial needs of program and general operations
In coordination with the Executive National Director, recommends yearly budget for Board approval
Fundraising and Development
In coordination with the Executive National Director, develops and executes long-range and diverse funding strategies in support of the implementation and success of CTN’s programmatic and long-term goals
Expands local revenue generating and fundraising activities in the Bay Area to support existing program operations and regional expansion
Cultivates and grows existing relationships with Bay Area foundations and major corporate and individual donors
Actively seeks new revenue sources – government, corporate, foundation, and private – to meet program goals
Using an entrepreneurial approach, seeks to develop and sustain additional earned income sources of revenue for the organization
Operations and Program Administration
Responsible for day-to-day management of CTN including staff management, hiring and performance reviews, contract/grants administration, and overseeing board of director meetings and board relations
Effectively and strategically manages the growth of CTN’s operations and programs by establishing and maintaining policies and procedures that provide a sound infrastructure
Provide leadership and direction for the organization and promote an organizational culture that fosters diversity, cooperation, communication, teamwork, and trust
Board Relations and Support
Assists the Board president and/or executive committee to develop Board meeting agendas
Supports and provides Board with correct and adequate information to help members reach sound decisions and establish necessary and required policies that will promote the organization’s overall mission
Facilitates the Board’s involvement in the formation of CTN’s policies and programs and supervises the implementation of Board-approved policies
Serves as the primary liaison between the Board and CTN staff
Assists in recruiting new Board members
The CTN Executive Managing Director will be an experienced, innovative, and collaborative leader with compelling presence and exceptional communication and relationship-building skills.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of senior management experience, preferably in the nonprofit management field, with a successful track record in entrepreneurial environments holding positions of increasing complexity and responsibility. This leader will have experience and relationships in the Bay Area philanthropic, nonprofit and/or business sectors, as well as knowledge of the critical social and economic issues that impact access to digital connectivity. A bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred, but not required.
While no one candidate will possess every quality outlined for this position, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:
Additionally, the successful candidate will have the following professional competencies and characteristics:
Passion for the Mission
Authentic passion for CTN’s mission and commitment to transforming lives through digital literacy.
A successful track record in entrepreneurial environments holding positions of increasing complexity and responsibility.
Creative, collaborative, entrepreneurial, and action-oriented with an eagerness to roll up one’s sleeves and work hands-on to grow organizations.
Relationship Building & Collaboration
Demonstrated experience developing effective working relationships with people from a wide array of backgrounds, leading groups and developing talent, all with a collegial and team-building approach that puts others at ease, engenders trust, and is grounded in community needs.
External Relations and Communication
Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to represent CTN in a professional and engaging manner.
A track record of securing financial resources from a variety of sources, building awareness of and support for important endeavors, and successfully cultivating and building donor relationships.
Strong analytical skills and experience with due diligence and/or grant-making processes.
To promote social justice and best serve our various communities, CTN is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and providing culturally competent services. We strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically marginalized groups, as well as bilingual and bicultural candidates, to apply.
Compensation and benefits:
Full time position reporting to the Board of Directors and located in San Francisco
Salary - $85,000 - $95,000, commensurate with experience
90% of health, dental, vision insurance paid, 50% for dependents
Generous holiday, vacation, and sick leave
403b retirement plan
About Community Tech Network
Community Tech Network gained its 501(c)3 nonprofit status and became an independent nonprofit organization in 2008 with grant support from the Full Circle Fund.
However, our origins can be traced back to 2001, when we started as a program of TechSoup (then called CompuMentor) to address a rapidly growing need for public digital literacy training. In 2007, our role was reviewed in a community survey, the results of which clearly indicated an ongoing need for CTN’s digital literacy work, and the transition to charitable status was made.
Back in 2008, when CTN became a nonprofit, Twitter was just a fledgling social media experiment, Facebook had barely begun its rise to world dominance, and Instagram wasn’t even a twinkle in its creator’s eye. Twelve years later, the internet is central to everyday life and access to it has become a right, not a privilege.
During these 12 years, CTN grew from one volunteer Program Manager and a handful of helpers to an organization of over a dozen staff, 60 active volunteers and 50 partner locations. It also spread its sphere of influence beyond San Francisco to the wider Bay Area. and to Central Texas. Today, CTN is led by an active and di...verse Board of Directors comprising community leaders, business leaders, and technology advocates from local nonprofits in both the San Francisco and Austin areas.