Chief Executive Officer PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 03 April 2006 07:50


Currently, this role is shared by board officers (President, Treasurer, and Secretary) 

Job Description

The chief executive works in partnership with the board of directors and the staff to provide leadership, vision, and direction for the organization and to develop organizational strategy. The chief executive implements policies approved by the board, manages the organization’s programs and operations, and represents the organization in the community. Specific responsibilities include

  • overseeing the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services that support the mission
  • leading the staff and board in developing a realistic annual budget, and making financial decisions consistent with the budget as approved by the board
  • developing a staffing structure that supports the efficient delivery of programs and services, accomplishment of major goals identified in the strategic plan, and effective overall management
  • hiring and managing the staff, including the implementation and ongoing revision of personnel policies approved by the board and managing the staff performance review process
  • leading fundraising efforts, including supporting the board’s involvement in fundraising, personally cultivating and soliciting donors, and supervising implementation of fundraising plans and policies approved by the board
  • providing regular, timely internal financial statements to the board of directors that compare performance to budget and to the previous year or other benchmark
  • planning for adequate cash flow to cover operational needs
  • conducting multiyear financial analysis, reviewing trends, and engaging the board in discussions about financial stability and sustainability, including the development of adequate operating reserves
  • complying with all local, state, and federal legal requirements
  • building positive relationships with partner organizations policymakers, media, and others
  • representing the organization by participating in key associations and organizations, serving on committees and advisory groups, and speaking in public settings
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