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The Executive Director is the key management leader of Path from Poverty. The Director is responsible for overseeing the fundraising, administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. This person must be able to keep Christ central in our individual and corporate lives, attend and participate in leadership of devotions and prayer meetings. Other key duties include financial oversight, partnership development, marketing and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
1. Development and Fundraising: The Executive Director has overall responsibility for:Annual revenue of over $350,000 and developing strategies to increase annual revenue each year. Stewarding and increasing donor base through strong relationship management.
- Individual giving, marketing and direct mail campaigns and overseeing relationship management of two or more fundraising events: one gala, one walk event.
- Drafting and submitting operations and program grant funding applications.
- Maintaining a robust donor management and acknowledgement system.
2. Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach. This includes responsibility for:
- Implementing PFP’s programs to carry out the organization’s mission.
- Strategic planning to ensure that PFP can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
- Enhancing PFP’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
3. Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources that ensure the financial health of the organization through responsibility for:
- The fiscal integrity of Path from Poverty - to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
- Fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
- Management and updates of all NGO financial reporting online venues, including GuideStar, Better Business Bureau; and creation/launch of the Path From Poverty Annual Report.
4. Board Governance: Supports the board in fulfilling the organization mission by:
- Leading Path from Poverty in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
- 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.
5. Organization Operations. Oversees and accesses appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are efficient and effective. The Executive Director has responsibility for:
- Effective administration and financial oversight of the Kenya Program.
- Along with the Board, hiring, managing and retaining competent, qualified staff and contractors. Current staff includes Finance & Operations Manager (part-time) and Mission Advocate & Programs Associate (part-time), and contracted Events Manager and Marketing & Communications Manager.
- Enforcing organization policy and procedures, including the Path From Poverty Employee Handbook.
- Signing all contracts, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
- Oversight of all marketing and communication systems, including social media.
- Financial oversight and management of the annual US Work Team to Kenya, including all partnership team activities and coordination with in-country leaders.
6. Program Management: Full responsibility for management and oversight of the Kenya Program including:
- Daily operations of the program, in partnership with in-country Regional Program Managers.
- Working with the in-country Program Director, enforcing program policy and procedures, promptly addressing areas of concern.
- Maintaining robust communication with in-country leaders, providing support and guidance for program operations.
- Overseeing the program monitoring, evaluation and learning system, including all data collection tools.
- Providing guidance to the Program Associate in their work with in-country leaders.
- Launching and nurturing partnerships with US-based and in-country NGOs to enhance the program offerings and further improve the quality of life for Kenyan women.
The position will require occasional travel, including to Kenya, and other duties as agreed upon with the Board of Directors.
- Minimum bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to international programs and/or nonprofit management. Prefer Master’s in International Development and/or nonprofit management/development certificate.
- Experienced development professional with strong fundraising skills.
- Transparent and high integrity leadership.
- Prefer three or more years’ experience in senior nonprofit management, and two years’ experience in global development.
- Solid, hands-on, finance management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
- Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation. Ability to convey a vision of PFP’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors.
- Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector. • Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups.
- Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff, utilizing a team-based approach.
- Strong public speaking ability.
This is a full time, salaried position with some flexibility regarding schedule and working remotely. Salary is commensurate with experience, up to approximately $50,000 per year. Please submit a current resume and letter of interest to Donna@pathfrompoverty.org. The position is open until filled, but letters of interest received by June 1 will receive first consideration.