Reporting to a highly supportive Board of Directors, the Executive Director oversees strategic direction and operational efficiency of Heart of the Valley’s programs and staff. The role calls for an operationally-minded executive who is also capable of developing a strategic plan in partnership with the Board. This individual is an experienced and humble leader, builder, and collaborator, armed with best practices for capitalizing on the strengths of dedicated staff.
ED will also be adept at representing the organization externally, both in fundraising, marketing and advocacy-related matters. This is a tremendous opportunity for a forward-thinking Executive Director to capitalize on HOV’s stellar reputation, seize the momentum, and build upon its mission to keep seniors 65+ living independently in their homes.
Heart of the Valley is perfectly positioned and primed for its next leader to take it to new heights. This position offers the opportunity to reflect on HOV’s achievements, assess its impact, and set the vision for its future role in the community.
Key Functions & Responsibilities: (for expanded description, contact Glenda Cresap)
Oversee HOV’s daily operations.
Leadership, Management, and Team Building:
Motivate, inspire, and lead a highly engaged and committed staff.
Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a variety of people.
Work closely with BOD, assessing, informing, and addressing core issues.
Chief storyteller/spokesperson for HOV
Strengthen HOV’s overall funding base.
Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in social work, gerontology or a related field
Minimum of 5 years of experience and a strong background in services for older adults with demonstrable success in management/leadership roles in non-profit, professional or social sector
Volunteer experience helpful
Proven record of mentoring staff, working with seniors and volunteers
Familiarity with issues and challenges related to aging
Experience assessing strategy at organizational level, and developing implementable strategic plans
Experience managing operations and assessing performance across multiple functions (e.g. programs, finance, development, and communications)
Demonstrated personal experience raising funds from foundations and/or individual major donors
Strong networker and communicator, with talent building impactful relationships and serving as public face of an organization.
Hours: 20 hrs/week volunteer time as needed. (Everyone at HOV volunteers)
11 paid holiday/year
No healthcare or vacation benefits
Provide own car, proof of insurance, and valid California Driver’s License
Available for after-hours Board Meetings, events, presentations, and meetings
Pass background check
Annual Salary: $42,000
Submit electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org: resume, writing sample and cover letter outlining interest in seniors, and how skills/experiences meet qualifications.