Executive DirectorCompany: South Bend Education Foundation
Date Posted: November 1, 2017
South Bend Education Foundation
Executive Director Job Description
REPORTS TO: Board
The executive director is responsible for the overall administration and management of The Public Education Foundation, Inc., d/b/a the South Bend Education Foundation, including program development, fund-raising, and business operations. Areas of responsibility include high level strategic planning and evaluation, policy development and administration, personnel and fiscal management, donor development/relationships, grant writing/program development, event planning/oversight and public relations. This is a full-time position, hired by and directly accountable to the board through its governance committee and elected board chair.
- 1. MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
- a. Facilitate an active planning process via (5) main designated committees.
- b. Facilitate the development of organizational strategic plan goals and objectives consistent with the mission, vision and strategic plan of the foundation.
- c. Develop and administer operational policies.
- d. Oversee all programs, services, activities and committees to ensure that strategic plan program objectives are met.
- e. Oversee donor/corporate development.
- f. Ensure compliance with funding and regulatory requirements while following the highest ethical standards.
- g. Provide information for evaluation to ensure the quality and effectiveness of programs and of the organization’s activities.
- h. Staff development and evaluation.
- 2. FISCAL
- a. Develop, recommend, and monitor annual forecast, cash flow and budget to ensure fiscal integrity of financial records.
- b. Oversee annual audit and 990 of Foundation and plan annual governance and investment committee review.
- c. Approve expenditures and maintain effective audit trails.
- d. Provide for proper fiscal record keeping, reporting and audits.
- e. Submit monthly financial statements to the governance committee, and quarterly to the board of directors.
- f. Research, write, prepare and submit grant applications and funding proposals as appropriate.
- g. Secure donor gifts via scheduled meetings, bequest/planned giving discussions and board referrals.
- 3. PERSONNEL
- a. Administer board-approved personnel polices.
- b. Ensure proper (legal) hiring and termination procedures.
- c. Oversee any and all disciplinary actions.
- d. Provide for adequate supervision and evaluation of all staff (currently Administrative Assistant, Administrative Accountant, new 2013-Dream Team Coordinator) and volunteers.
- e. Provide staff development where appropriate.
- 4. BOARD AND DONOR RELATIONS
- a. Assist the board chair and all committee chairs in planning/approval of agenda and materials for committee meetings.
- b. Initiate and assist in developing policy recommendations via the governance committee.
- c. Facilitate the orientation of new board members and continuous board development via board retreats and governance committee.
- d. Engage the board in planning and implementation of fund raising.
- e. Ensure board involvement and engagement through committees as appropriate and contact with board members.
- f. Develop future leadership.
- g. Develop, involve and engage volunteers and donors in the Foundation mission.
- 5. PUBLIC RELATIONS
- a. Build external relationships and serve as an advocate through speaking engagements, meetings, and miscellaneous networking.
- b. Ensure appropriate representation of The Public Education Foundation, Inc. by all employees.
- c. Coordinate representation of The Public Education Foundation, Inc. to legislative bodies and other groups.
- d. Attend annual affiliate conferences to regionally and nationally network.