Executive Director - Non Profit



Executive Director - Non Profit

Employment Type:

Full time


Seattle, WA

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Job Description:

Jubilee Women's Center

The mission of Jubilee  Women's Center is to support women experiencing poverty to build stable and fulfilling futures, one extraordinary woman at a time. Led by the guiding principle that women of all races and cultures are to be treated with respect and dignity, Jubilee provides programs and services that empower women to make positive life changes.

Job Title:                   Executive Director
Reports to:                 Board of Directors
Hours:                        40 hours per week / Exempt
Salary:                        JWC offers a market competitive salary and benefits
Jubilee Women’s Center’s Executive Director inspires and leads its staff, volunteers, and board in its continuing efforts to promote and achieve its goals. The Executive Director reports to JWC’s 12 to 20-member Board of Directors and is responsible for managing all aspects of JWC and supervises a staff of 13 employees.
Duties and Responsibilities
Overall Strategic Priorities:
  • Assure continued financial stability, consistent with program goals, by broadening our base of individual supporters and contributors as well as foundation support
  • Provide leadership in our quest to become an organization that acknowledges, embraces and engages evolving issues of homelessness and social justice
  • Increasing JWC’s visibility as an excellent provider of programs that move women out of homeless situations and poverty.
  • Maintaining and developing an effective governance structure that reflects the diversity of its constituencies, operates transparently, and provides formal communication channels with its stakeholders
  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors, help set the vision and direction for future growth and development
  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors, refine and implement JWC’s vision, mission, budget,  annual goals and strategic plan
  • Develop the internal structure and budget to support current programs and future growth
  • Articulate and promote the shared vision and strategic plan for JWC
  • Develop and cultivate strategic partnerships and establish networks among all sectors in the community to support program opportunities and collaborations
  • Work closely with the Board Chair to develop and facilitate the activities of the JWC Board and collaborate with board leadership on shared objectives
Program Development and Resident Services:
Oversee development and implementation of meaningful, high-quality, and lasting programming strategy, programs and services lead by the Operations and Program Director.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of significant trends in homelessness and housing, local and national
  • Assure that JWC has a long-range program strategy which makes consistent and timely progress
  • Ensures that program goals are congruent with the organizational mission, and goals, and that program efforts are  evaluated in a sufficient manner using appropriate metrics
  • Ensure that all staff members have all program information necessary to fulfill their jobs
Public Relations & Communications:
The ED serves as a key spokesperson, manages communications, media and outreach strategy to enhance visibility in the press, other housing and homelessness focused constituencies and the membership.
  • Further JWC’s goals and increase awareness and visibility of the organization
  • Establish sound, collaborative relationships with community groups and other orgs.
  • Represent JWC, its programs and successes at community and professional events
  • Oversee marketing and communications plans for JWC
  • Build JWC presence and visibility by promoting organizational accomplishments
  • Promote and facilitate communication among JWC and community groups through use of website, newsletters, social media and other means
Fund Development:
The ED is responsible for managing, diversifying, and growing JWC’s resource base. 
  • Assure a long-range, sustainable, diverse funding plan that ensures JWC’s strategic goals are achieved
  • Oversee all fundraising activities led by the Development Director including grants, annual giving, corporate sponsorships, special events, donor cultivation, major gifts campaigns, and other organization-related solicitations
  • Collaborate with Development Director to engage board members in fundraising
  • Seek new revenue sources to meet program goals
  • Cultivate, steward and solicit major donors
  • Maintain and expand JWC’s individual donor base
  • Create and implement a planned giving program
Financial Management:
The ED must have sound knowledge of financial management, including GAAP guidelines and nonprofit fiscal reporting, and will develop, implement, and maintain sound financial practices:
  • The ED is responsible for planning and administering JWC’s annual budget.  This includes preparing and monitoring annual budget, program budgets,  capital expenditures, investments, managing cash flow and financial management systems
  • Oversee A/R, A/P, payroll, taxes, banking transactions, and tax preparation
  • Ensure proper fiscal policies and procedures and risk management guidelines
  • Ensure the growth of cash reserves
  • Enhance long-term financial stability by managing our endowment funds
  • Supervise audits, preparation of expenditure reports, and all other fiscal reports
Operations & Administration:
The ED will ensure a strong administrative infrastructure (personnel, finance, database, technology, etc.) that supports JWC’s growth.
  • In conjunction with senior leadership, manage the day-to day operations and staff of JWC, allocate resources, and inspire staff/volunteer activities
  • Oversee JWC facilities, capital budgets and planning
  • Maintain official records and documents; ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
Board Administration:
Collaborate with the Board of Directors to develop an engaged, effective, and energized board and ensure smooth and efficient functioning.
  • Keep the board fully informed on the financial, political, programmatic, and strategic progress milestones as a regular participant in Board meetings
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of a current, multi-year strategic plan  that is responsive to the needs of our community
  • Support and inform the board with adequate information to help members reach sound decisions and establish policies
  • Assist in the recruitment, orientation, and training of new board members
  • Participate as ex-officio member of all board committees
Diversity and Cultural Competency:
The ED will ensure that JWC continues on the path to becoming a more diverse and culturally competent organization.
  • Maintains an open and supportive work environment where all points of view are respected
  • Models and integrates diversity, equity and inclusion in the organizational culture
  • Ensures that policies and practices are non-discriminatory, culturally relevant and anti-racist and anti-sexist
  • Provides opportunities for staff to enhance their own culturally competency
Human Resources:
The ED is responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel and maintaining a climate that attracts, motivates and keeps a roster of first-class, diverse staff and volunteers
  • Ensure that adequate job descriptions, annual work plans, and compensation plans are in place, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices and policies are in place
  • Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff and volunteers in relating their specialized work to the total program of JWC
  • Nurture a team identity and environment
  • Hire and manage independent contractors as needed to ensure operational effectiveness.
Core Qualifications:
  • Leading Change. This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change both within and outside the organization, and to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this capability is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
  • Leading People. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals. The ability to provide an inclusive, equitable and diverse workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitate cooperation and teamwork, and support constructive resolution of conflicts is required.
  • Results Driven. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems and calculating risks.
  • Nonprofit Management Acumen. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically.
  • Building Coalitions. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other housing agencies, local government, nonprofit and private sector organizations, donors and other organizations to achieve JWC’s goals.
  • Commitment to Innovation and Excellence.  JWC is seeking an Executive Director who can build upon the organization’s growth in recent years.  The applicant should demonstrate a passion for developing innovative programs, strengthening overall agency performance, and building a model program for homeless women.
  • Ability to Lead in an Intense, Fast-Paced EnvironmentS/he should be a self-directed, energetic, and compassionate leader who can work with and motivate a talented, diverse set of staff, volunteers, and board members.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum of eight years of work experience with evidence of increasing responsibility and success in an executive leadership role
  • Proven experience and ability in fundraising, nonprofit fiscal management, and budget preparation
  • Experience with strategic planning and translating that to operational planning
  • Demonstrated experience with women’s and social justice issues, particularly homelessness and housing
  • Well developed interpersonal and group skills; collaborative nature; excellent communication skills
  • Experience working with and development of boards of directors
Desired Qualities:
In addition to having the above minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will be:
  • Demonstrably committed to JWC’s programs, mission and goals
  • A strategic thinker, capable of moving a small organization to higher levels
  • A creative problem solver, open to change, flexible, and capable of adapting to changing priorities
  • A self-directed, energetic, tenacious leader, strong collaborator and facilitator
  • We welcome applicants who have worked in larger nonprofit organizations and are seeking a leadership position in a small, progressive nonprofit
Jubilee is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply please email cover letter and resume to EDSearch@jwcenter.org
Jubilee Women's Center
620 18th Avenue E
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 206-325-2163
Web: www.jwcenter.org

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