Executive Director – WellShare International

Job Type
Full Time
Job ID
Date Posted
01/25/2019
JOB LOCATION
Minneapolis, MN
Company Information
NAME
WellShare International
JOB DESCRIPTION

WellShare International is seeking a new Executive Director. Their current executive director is retiring May 1, 2019.

Overview of the role:
The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization in accordance with the strategic direction approved by the Board of Directors. Responsibilities include: actively pursuing funding opportunities, hiring and providing supervision and support for the senior management team in the headquarter office, serving as WellShare’s principal representative, fostering relationships and promoting collaboration with the public, donor community, and Board of Directors; and ensuring that WellShare is in compliance with all contracts to donors, the State of Minnesota and the federal government. The Executive Director plays a strategic development and leadership role in proactively identifying organizational needs, capacities, and resources; exploring new opportunities to increase and expand its organizational capacity and maintaining fiduciary responsibility.

WellShare International’s mission is to advance sustainable community health around the world. Founded in 1979, WellShare International has worked in seven countries on four continents. It currently implements public health programs locally in Minnesota with refugee and immigrant populations; and globally in East Africa, with a focus on improving individual and community health through community health worker education, research, training, outreach, and the creation of culturally tailored health education materials.

This position provides a dynamic opportunity for an experienced individual who is passionate about improving the health of refugees and immigrants in Minnesota as well as working on global health issues in East Africa. WellShare International has a friendly work environment, collaborative teams, and provides a generous salary and benefit policy which includes medical, dental, vision, and other insurance options.

QUALIFICATIONS
Position: Executive DirectorReports to: Board of DirectorsSupervises: Senior Managers (5)Location: WellShare Headquarters, Minneapolis, MNClassification: Full-Time, exemptWellShare International is seeking a new Executive Director. Their current executive director is retiring May 1, 2019.POSITION SUMMARY The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization in accordance with the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. Responsibilities include serving as WellShare’s principle representative, fostering relationships and promoting collaboration with the public, donor community, and Board of Directors; hiring and providing supervision and support for senior project staff in the HQ office; and ensuring that WellShare is in compliance with all contracts to donors, the State of Minnesota and the federal government. The Executive Director plays a leadership role in proactively identifying organizational needs, capacities, and resources and exploring new opportunities to increase and expand its organizational capacity; maintains fiduciary responsibility; and actively pursues funding opportunities. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESLeadership
  • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization with significant input from staff
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization
  • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors on all aspects of the organization's activities
  • Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director and staff
  • In addition to the Chair of the Board, act as a spokesperson for the organization
  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate
  • Meet a minimum of four times per year with the full Board to review programs, finances, and to discuss strategic issues
  • Serve on high-level task forces and boards as appropriate and able given other duties Fundraising Management
  • Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization
  • Create an annual Development Plan to ensure there are adequate resources for the effective operation of the organization and its programs, with a focus on building up unrestricted funding
  • Supervise fundraising staff and grant writing and marketing consultants
  • Participate actively on the Fundraising Committee
  • Work with the Program Managers to renew existing program grants
  • Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate (review large grants, host key events). This may include occasional grant writing.
Operational Planning and Management
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the organization
  • Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies as needed and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate
  • Ensure that personnel, client, donor, and volunteer files are securely stored and confidentiality is maintained
  • Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials
Program Planning and Management
  • Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization are in alignment with the organization's mission and reflect the priorities of the Board and community needs
  • Supervise 4-6 senior staff. Hold bi-monthly program management meetings
  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services
  • Monitor the delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects
Human Resources Planning and Management
  • Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery
  • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job descriptions for all staff
  • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate laws and regulations
  • Recruit, interview, and select staff that have the technical and personal abilities to further the organization's mission
  • Ensure that all staff receive an orientation to the organization and that appropriate training is provided
  • Implement a performance management process for staff which includes monitoring staff performance on an on-going basis, conducting an annual performance review, providing raises as appropriate and releasing staff if necessary
  • Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance
Financial Planning and Management
  • Work with controller and senior staff to prepare an annual organizational budget
  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board
  • Ensure sound financial management
  • Administer the funds of the organization according to the board-approved budget
  • Monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization
  • Provide the Board with comprehensive, quarterly reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization
  • Meet a minimum of four times per year with the Board Finance Committee to review financial statements
  • Ensure the organization completes an annual audit using an independent auditing firm
  • Ensure that the organization complies with all laws covering taxation and withholding payments
Community Relations/Advocacy
  • Represent and speak on behalf of the organization at key community, academic, funder, and program events
  • Ensure that there is a communication plan to augment the fundraising plan. This includes keeping stakeholders informed of the work of the organization
  • Establish good working relationships with community groups, funders, and organizations to achieve the goals of the organization
Risk Management
  • Identify, evaluate, and manage the risks to the organization
  • Ensure that the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage and that the Board understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage
SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manages miscellaneous projects and completes various tasks as needed or as recommended by the Board of Directors.
The Executive Director should demonstrate competence in most or all of the following:REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITIONRequired Qualifications
  • Ability to raise significant unrestricted funding from major donors or foundations
  • Extensive experience in fundraising and marketing
  • Strong supervisory experience
  • Financial management experience including budgeting
  • Able to work with a wide variety of board, staff and external stakeholders
  • Excellent and effective interpersonal communication skills, written and oral, in English.
  • Proven ability to effectively and appropriately recruit and motivate senior staff
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently, meeting high professional standards
  • Ability to use computers and related software including word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, basic database management, presentation software, and internet-based tools.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in public health, public administration, or related field
  • 10-15+ years of management experience, ideally with a health organization
Key Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit organizations
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws applicable to voluntary sector organizations including: employment standards, occupational health and safety, charities, taxation, health coverage etc.
  • Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization
  • Knowledge of human resources, financial, and project management
Key Skills and Abilities:
  • Adaptable
  • Behave Ethically
  • Able to Build Effective and Positive Relationships
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Creative Problem-Solver
  • Focus on Community Needs
  • Foster Teamwork
  • Positive Leadership Style
  • Able to Make Difficult Decisions
  • Organized and able to Effectively Plan
  • Strategic Thinker
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Applicant must be able to:• Hear and speak in order to communicate with people both in and out of the office environment • Possess visual acuity to review detailed reports and information • The executive director usually works in an office environment, but the mission of the organization often takes them to non-standard workplaces, including out of the country to areas that require the ability to walk in areas that are not paved and that may not be fully accessible to individuals who cannot walk long distances, up and down stairs, etc. • This position frequently requires work beyond the standard work week, including some evenings and week-endsTOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED • Applicant must be able to use multi-line telephone, calculator, photocopy machines, computers, and other basic office equipment. • Applicant must be able to drive a personal vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license and up-to-date insurance coverage, in order to drive to Board meetings, community meetings, activities and eventsWORK ENVIRONMENT • Applicant primarily works in an indoor office setting. Applicant must be able to go outside in all Minnesota weather conditions and varying temperatures to attend off-site meetings and events
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit resume/CV and a letter of interest to Maria Tomczik, using the following email address: info@wellshareinternational.org