Executive Director

SUMMARY:

The position of Family Promise of Atlantic County (FPAC) Executive Director is a full-time, year-round position. FPAC provides services to families for eight to nine months each year. During the remainder of the year FPAC focuses on planning and review, congregational and community relations and fundraising.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors of Family Promise of Atlantic County (FPAC). The Director is responsible for managing the staff and day-to-day operations of the FPAC program on behalf of the Board and in accordance with FPAC policies and procedures. The Director also works closely with the Board on a variety of initiatives, including: fundraising; financial planning; marketing; congregational, public and community relations; and strategic planning.

The Director is expected to be a positive and knowledgeable representative of FPAC and to maintain collegial relationships with all FPAC stakeholders.

When staff and/or volunteers handle operational tasks and projects on behalf of FPAC the Director is responsible for overseeing their work. When staff and/or volunteers are not available to handle operational tasks, the Director is expected to ensure that these tasks are handled as necessary.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

During operational periods:

· Responsible for leading Family Promise of Atlantic County in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.

· Oversees the coordination of volunteers and the creation of host congregation schedules. Actively participates in the ongoing recruitment of new volunteers and new host/support congregations.

· Oversees the intake of families and monitors the status of families’ progress toward achieving their program goals.

· Ensures that operating policies and procedures are created, kept up-to-date and communicated clearly to host congregations, volunteers, etc. Ensures that these policies and procedures are in line with all applicable laws, regulations, privacy practices and Family Promise guidelines.

· Holds regular meetings with host and support congregation coordinators to share information, listen to their concerns and address issues as needed.

· Supervises the work of the social worker, including: establishing goals and objectives; monitoring performance; and providing feedback on performance.

· Ensures that the Day Center facilities are managed in a way that meets the requirements of the Agreement between FPAC and Zion Lutheran Church.

- 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. Ensures that funds under the Director’s control are expended according to the Board’s policies and directions.

· Works closely with the Board on: donor identification; donor cultivation; solicitation of donations; grant writing; marketing; public relations; and special events.

· Ensures that the FPAC social media presence (across all platforms) is kept current and up-to-date.

· 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. Submits monthly reports to the Board that clearly update the Board on his/her activities, progress toward achieving goals; and the overall status of the program. Actively participates in Board discussions related to defining strategy and vision for the organization.

· Knowledgably and enthusiastically represents FPAC at community events. Develops strong connections with other nonprofits and community organizations to ensure both an effective network of referrals for FPAC and access to needed services for FPAC families.

· Participates in continuing education and networking programs offered by the national Family Promise organization. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with staff at the national Family Promise organization and other Family Promise affiliates.

During planning and review periods:

· Gives special emphasis to: host and support congregation recruitment; fundraising; increasing community awareness of FPAC; and assessing policies, practices and procedures based on the past season of operation.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Required:

· Bachelor’s degree.

· At least three years of significant experience with a nonprofit, philanthropic, or faith-based organization. (Relevant private sector or corporate leadership experience will be considered.)

· Effective written and oral communication skills, including the ability to develop, write and communicate procedures.

· Experience in making effective public presentations.

· Ability to use email, spreadsheets, word processing software, databases and social media.

· Ability to maintain successful interpersonal relationships with all stakeholders and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

· Ability to: identify priorities; problem solve; multi-task; manage competing deadlines; work calmly under pressure; and maintain a positive, professional and respectful attitude even when under stress.

Preferred:

· Previous experience with homeless populations.

· Successful experience with grant writing, grant implementation and grant reporting.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $35,000.00 /year

Benefits:

  • Health insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday