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NonProfit Executive Director

Description

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We are looking for a dedicated and visionary NonProfit Executive Director to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our organization, ensuring that we are operating efficiently and effectively to meet business goals. The Executive Director will be the face of our organization, responsible for giving the proper strategic direction and implementing a high-quality vision. An excellent executive director is an influential manager with the ability to lead and motivate. They have great communication skills and take a holistic approach in managing the organization’s operations. The ideal candidate will have a business mindset and will be able to see the “big picture” in a variety of settings. They will take actions to enhance the company’s cash flow while keeping the human factor in perspective. The goal is to drive the organization’s development and guide it towards long-term success.

Responsibilities

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  • Develop and implement strategies aiming at promoting the organization’s mission
  • Create complete business plans for the attainment of goals and objectives set by the board of directors
  • Build an effective team of leaders by providing guidance and coaching to subordinate managers
  • Ensure adherence of the organization’s daily activities and long-term plans to its mission
  • Set performance goals and monitor progress towards achieving these goals
  • Maintain sound financial practices and ensure that the budget is followed
  • Represent the organization and increase its visibility and impact
  • Ensure the organization’s financial performance and growth
  • Evaluate performance of key staff and provide feedback
  • Ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements

Requirements

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  • Proven experience as executive director or in other managerial position
  • Experience in developing strategies and plans
  • Ability to apply successful fundraising and networking techniques
  • Strong understanding of corporate finance and measures of performance
  • In depth knowledge of corporate governance principles and managerial best practices
  • An analytical mind capable for “out-of-the-box” thinking to solve problems
  • Outstanding organization and leadership abilities
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and public speaking skills
  • MSc/MA in business administration or relevant field
  • BSc/BA in business administration or relevant field; MSc/MA will be a plus

Potential interview questions

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  • What strategies would you use to increase fundraising for our organization?
  • How have you handled a situation where a project was not meeting its goals?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to make a difficult decision that was best for a non-profit organization you worked for?
  • How do you plan to increase the visibility of our organization?
  • What is your experience with budget management?