Job Title: Executive Director
Location: Nashville, TN
Reports to: Board of Directors
Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for overall management, promotion and operation of the Tennessee Respite Coalition (TRC) and protection of the organization’s financial assets while ensuring compliance with board directives and applicable grantor, federal and state requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Executive Director is responsible for overall operations, asset protection and marketing/public relations for the TRC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit serving the needs of the family caregiver across Tennessee. Other responsibilities include:
• Fundraising – Responsible for Development. Actively solicits underwriters/sponsors for the organization as well as for events; seeks grant opportunities; researches/networks to uncover new funding sources
• Accounting/Financial Oversight – Oversees all accounting functions including those necessary for auditing, budgeting, financial analysis, capital asset, property management and payroll in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, board and federal/state/private grant requirements.
• Increasing Organizational Visibility – Secures regular opportunities to increase the visibility of the TRC as well as the concept of Respite through various forms of the media, regular presentations to influential organizations throughout the State of TN; maintaining memberships in/networking with appropriate organizations, including the National Respite organization.
• Grant Management/Program Oversight – Manages all grants and contracts; monitors progress of agreements and grant requirements, and maintains all necessary documentation to ensure fulfillment of grant requirements and agreement terms including receipt and expenditure of funds.
• Human Resources Management – Conducts all aspects of human resource management for all employees, including but not limited to hiring and termination, developing position descriptions, setting compensation, and applying board-approved employee policies and benefits in accordance with federal and state requirements; supervises all staff.
• Board Relations/Organizational Planning – Assists in the development of current and long-term organizational goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures for TRC operations. Establishes plans to achieve goals set by the Board of Directors and implements policies, subject to approval by the Board of Directors. Participates in Board Development/recruitment suggestions.
• Office Operations – Analyzes and evaluates vendor services, particularly for insurance, employee benefits and management of TRC funds, to determine programs and providers that best meet the needs of TRC and makes recommendations to the Board, as appropriate; negotiates services, terms and premiums and executes contracts with benefit plan providers, supply and service vendors, auditors and consultants; manages payroll and benefits programs.
To perform effectively in this position, the individual must be able to provide evidence of the following competencies. These core competencies represent effective administration of TRC and its programs thereby fulfilling Tennessee Respite Coalition’s mission.
• Management – Maintains effective systems of internal controls to account for all receipts and expenditures of funds. Manages corporate funds to maximize the earnings under the federal regulations. Manages staff performance according to defined goals and behaviors toward specific outcomes, including implementation of TRC procedures and policies.
• Job Knowledge – Understands the technical aspects of managing a nonprofit organization; provides direction to staff directly and solicits guidance from experts when needed. Understands the duties and responsibilities of the position and keeps job knowledge up-to-date. Clearly understands the needs of the caregiver and works continuously to execute the mission of the TRC and the corresponding goals.
• Initiative in fulfilling the goals of the organization – Displays initiative in developing action plans and resolving problems as they occur, in consultation with members of the board.
• Communication – Communicates effectively with multiple audiences using a variety of formats. Proficiency in both written communication and verbal presentations.
• Dependability – Seeks increased responsibility while remaining conscientious, thorough, accurate, and reliable with respect to achieving the organization’s goals. This includes recognizing and being available and responsive to issues and concerns as they arise.
Must demonstrate proficiency in:
• Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc)
• Grant writing skills
• Web-based reporting/submitting/research
• Salesforce administration
• Social media skills
• Knowledge of budget processes for a nonprofit organization
Education and/or Experience
The Executive Director must be able to provide evidence of skills, knowledge and competencies which may result from formal education or at least three years experience in non-profit operational and financial management or related areas.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
The executive director must be able to travel to attend conferences, training and other events as required to fulfill job responsibilities and to acquire and maintain proficiency in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position. Driving will be necessary on most occasions. The Executive Director should have a valid driver’s license, an acceptable MVR, and carry their own car insurance.
Application Deadline: Open
Online applications only.