Current Employment Opportunities - Seeking Executive Director for Positive Connections, a non-profit, direct social services agency addressing AIDS/HIV, STD, and STI issues through a program of education and prevention as well as client services. The agency provides comprehensive services to a diverse clientele focusing on prevention and/or treatment through client-driven Case Management services. Under the direct supervision of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides administrative and clinical direction for the agency in serving clients and others affected; recommends direction and vision to the Board; supervises staff; performs appropriate administrative duties; prepares budget and manages finances; writes grant applications and seeks other funding sources; develops and maintains effective public relations; manages an active community engagement program; liaisons with health departments, United Way, city, county, state and federal officials for funding and information; acts as official spokesperson; performs other duties as assigned by the Board.
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree or substitution of at least five or more years of management experience, exceptional organizational and communication skills and be a proven supervisor. Must be comfortable with the issues associated with the AIDS pandemic and STDs and STIs and current approaches in promoting education, prevention and treatment. PREFERRED: Master’s degree in business administration, human services or related field. Salary negotiable based on experience and training. Send resume and cover letter to E.D. Search Committee at EDSearch@pcneks.org or mail or deliver to 2044 SW Fillmore, Topeka, KS 66604. Deadline: 11-22-19.
FULL JOB DESCRIPTION: Summary: The Executive Director is the key management leader of Positive Connections. The Executive Director oversees administration, programs, fiscal security and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include marketing, community engagement (relationship building), and fundraising. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
General Responsibilities: Organization Operations – engages and oversees appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are successful, including: Implementation of Positive Connections’ programs that carry out the organization’s mission. Effective administration of Positive Connections operations. Hiring, supervising and retaining competent, qualified staff. Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of Positive Connections. Signing and maintaining all notes, agreements, contracts (to include grants), and other instruments made on behalf of the organization in accordance with all local, state and federal laws. Enhancing Positive Connections’ image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations. Fiscal Performance and Viability – develops sufficient resources to ensure the financial health of the organization, including: Maintaining the fiscal integrity of Positive Connections, to include submission of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements to the Board, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization. Operating within the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position. Procurement and administration of grant funds to support the organization’s programs and mission. Board Operations – collaborates with the board to fulfill the organization mission, including: 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. Partners with the Board to develop a strategic plan that ensures Positive Connections can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future. Works with the Board to achieve fundraising goals to provide resources to support Positive Connections’ Mission. Community Engagement (Relationship Building) – builds positive casual and/or formal relationships with all stakeholders and anyone who might impact the mission of the agency, to include, but not limited to: Potential funders/donors Media partners Other non-profit organizations’ leadership Fund-raising professionals Clients and their support networks Board members and potential board members Volunteers General public Government agencies (local, regional, state, federal) Functions as the "face" of the agency by serving as spokesperson, and by building excellent relationships with all stakeholders. Identifies potential stakeholders and builds relationships with them. Reports on these activities to the Board on a regular basis.
Qualifications: Required: Bachelors’ Degree or substitution of at least five or more years of management experience. Demonstrated leadership ability. Hands-on budget 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 Positive Connections’ strategic future to staff, board, volunteers, media, donors, and the general public. Strong written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to supervise and collaborate with staff. Ability to interface with and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups. Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers. Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector. Commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with non-profits and grant administration. Master’s Degree