CHAP: Executive Director Position

Nonprofit Professionals Now - Portland, OR (30+ days ago)

Position Title: Executive Director

Compensation: $65,000-$68,000 + benefits

Status: Full-time (40 hours/week, flexible)

Reports to: Board of Directors

Mission: Since 2006, Children’s Healing Art Project – CHAP – has been bringing the healing power of art to children and families facing medical challenges.

Background: At CHAP, children are known for their creativity and ingenuity - not by their disease, diagnosis or disability. CHAP's innovative healing arts programs reach critically ill, chronically ill and disabled children (and their loved ones) with programs that strengthen, encourage and inspire.

Profile: CHAP seeks an energetic, creative and business-minded Executive Director to shape the future of CHAP with visionary thinking, sound fiscal oversight, skilled management, fearless fundraising, and a passion for helping children. The Executive Director manages day-to-day operations, secures financial resources, expands partnerships, and elevates the community profile of this modest and thriving nonprofit.

The ideal candidate will flourish in an active and creative environment while wearing many hats, working alongside an engaged Board of Directors, and with an experienced and committed staff.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities :
Management and Administration

Maintain transparency in all business practices and organizational operations.

Ensure compliance with all nonprofit, business, and accounting standards.

Oversee all financial elements, including budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and cash-flow management.

Fulfill all requirements related to human resources, staff management, and performance evaluation.

Ensure programmatic quality and strategic growth aligned with CHAP’s mission.

Develop sound work plans that maximize CHAP’s human and financial resources.

Employ sound judgment and reasoned decision making in the management of daily business operations.

Embrace a colorful, sparkly, whimsical workplace setting. Implement best practices and streamline administrative work whenever practical, while maintaining whimsy and fun when possible.

External Relations and Fundraising

Connect with the children and families served by CHAP with compassion and respect.

Serve as the primary revenue generator, overseeing and managing all fundraising activities. Develop and nurture beneficial relationships with donors and funders.

Expand community partnerships and identify new opportunities for collaboration. Develop and build partnerships to increase fee-based and other earned income activities.

Exhibit exceptional communications and interpersonal skills in representing CHAP in diverse public settings.

Manage professional contractors and vendors, and negotiate all service agreements.

Interface with volunteers and encourage their ongoing participation.

Board Partnership

Work in partnership with the Board of Directors to achieve CHAP’s mission and move forward on a strategic course for long-term organizational sustainability.

Partner effectively and support the Board of Directors in all aspects of Board service and development.

Organizational Leadership

Set ambitious and achievable goals for organization, self and staff in support of multi-year strategic plan. Monitor and report progress against goals and adapt plans as needed in light of changed circumstances.

Empower the success of staff by supporting their well-being, encouraging professional development, and maintaining open lines of communication.

Maintain an atmosphere of professionalism, creativity, fun and enthusiasm.

Personal Qualities

Passion for CHAP’s mission and the well-being of children.

Professional, adaptable, upbeat and persuasive.

A sense of humor and appreciation for creative expression are a must.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree required.

Five years of executive, fund development, and/or program management experience in a nonprofit setting. Master’s degree in combination with two-plus years of management-level nonprofit experience also considered.

3+ years of direct individual fundraising experience.

A creative arts background is helpful but not necessary.

Proven Skills

Proven success in raising funds through a variety of means, such as written/email appeals, special events, corporate sponsorships and other channels is essential. Grant writing and/or grant management experience is critical.

Experience creating positive and productive relationships with varied stakeholders is required. This includes evidence of skills working effectively with board of directors, staff and volunteers, as well as a capacity to develop creative partnerships and build community alliances. Experience interfacing positively with people from all walks of life and diverse abilities is a must.

Strong written and verbal communications skills, including experience marketing an organization or program and confidence in representing an organization in various public settings required

Working knowledge of accepted nonprofit business management standards and experience providing fiscal oversight and excellent budgeting skills.

Strategic and annual planning experience, as well as experience with implementing multi-year plans.

Capacity to make well-reasoned decisions and assert authority.

Aptitude for juggling multiple responsibilities with limited resources.

Application Information:
Nonprofit Professionals Now, a WVDO Company, is proud to be working with CHAP on this exciting opportunity!

Compensation and Benefits: CHAP offers a flexible and creative work environment. Benefits for this position include medical and dental insurance, 3 weeks of PTO (paid time off) and six annual holidays.

To Apply: Please complete the online application form including attaching a current resume, cover letter and completing the screening questions. All applications will be reviewed.

Application deadline: June 12, 2018