Hiring a part-time Executive Director

Searching for an Executive Director – Justice for Our Neighbors North Central Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth and surrounding areas)

Justice for Our Neighbors North Central Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth) is seeking a part-time Executive Director. We expect that this will lead to a full-time position. The primary office is based in Grapevine, Texas.  The organization’s service area is the area in North Central Texas, including Dallas/Fort Worth. The ideal candidate would be able to work from home with one day a week in the Grapevine office. Anticipated salary is $29,000.00, at 20 hours per week.

RESPONSIBILITIES

 The Executive Director (ED) serves as the primary leader, external champion, and primary fundraiser of Justice for Our Neighbors North Central Texas (JFON).

Reporting to the JFON Board of Directors, the ED will be responsible for providing the overall leadership necessary for JFON to achieve its mission. With a focus on implementing the strategic goals and objectives of the organization, the ED will provide direction, leadership, and strategic management relating to program, resource and community development. He/she will take an active role in supporting and retaining outstanding staff and building a culture focused on service, partnership and empowerment.

The ED represents the organization within the local community by establishing and maintaining relationships with and aligning major local internal and external stakeholders, including the staff team, board members, volunteers, churches, other service organizations, immigrant civic groups, as well as foundations and private sector funders.

DUTIES:

Resource Development/Financial Management

  1. Act as the chief fundraising agent for the organization.
  2. Maintain a consistent stream of revenues adequate to fund the organization’s activities and programs.
  3. Ensure that effective internal financial management systems and controls for the protection of organization assets are established and maintained.
  4. Ensure compliance with all relevant federal, state, and local regulations regarding the means by which organizational revenues are generated, reported, and accounted for.
  5. Engage Board members and volunteers in fundraising efforts. Provide training opportunities as needed.

Program Development

  1. In partnership with the Legal Director, provide leadership in advancing the mission of JFON as established by the Board of Directors and National Justice for Our Neighbors.
  2. In partnership with the Site Attorney, ensure JFON develops and implements an effective, high-quality strategy for transformative service that meets the needs of JFON’s diverse constituents and aligns with the JFON network-wide service model.
  3. Regularly assess the effectiveness of the organizations programs and identify new opportunities to increase the capacity of the organization in servicing clients.

Community Representation and Advocacy

  1. Act as the principal spokesperson for the organization.
  2. Work regularly across the community, county, and state, establishing key positive partnerships and representing the organization and the immigrant community in general.
  3. Engage in community education about basic immigration issues and immigrants’ rights.

Leadership and Management

  1. Oversee administration of the non-legal operations of the agency with the support of the Executive Assistant (proposed title). Provides overall leadership and management of the day-to-day affairs of the organization.
  2. Develop, mentor, and encourage local leadership among clinic coordinators and volunteers.
  3. Ensure the organization and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive manner to stakeholders.
  4. Provide staff support to the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and other Board committees as needed. Works with the Board to refine the strategic direction of the organization and to develop specific action plans to achieve agreed-upon strategic objectives. Assigns appropriate staff as needed.
  5. In partnership with the Board of Directors and when necessary in consultation with NJFON, recruit, hire, develop, retain, inspire, and motivate a diverse and high performing staff team – including key volunteer positions.
  6. Coordinate with Legal Director concerning leadership and overall management of staff through the establishment of goals, objectives, and procedures; develops administrative and operational standards by which goals will be met. Provides staff development opportunities and training.
  7. Provide support and oversight to the leadership teams operating JFON clinics. Strategize with and assist local clinic leadership in the recruitment, retention, and use of volunteers; ensure that volunteers are recognized for their work and commitment; and oversee and assist clinic coordinators in ensuring adequate training of local JFON volunteers.
  8. Liaise with the JFON National Office to ensure that proper communication is maintained and to promote network wide policy compliance, sustainability and quality control.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong passion for and commitment to the mission of JFON and the rights of immigrants.
  • Proven skills and experience in fundraising, a “closer”; ability to meet annual and quarterly revenue goals.
  • High level of organizational and political sophistication, especially as relates to connecting programs to funding, creatively generating other resources, and building collaborative and strategic partnerships.
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors or other governing body.
  • Ability to manage growth; strategic planning, organizational development, capacity-building, and performance management skills.
  • Successful management background with experience in nonprofit financial development.
  • Proven ability to work with people of varying religious, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication, listening, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated success in developing, managing, and leading employees.
  • Ability to create a healthy, inclusive work environment for self and staff including; work-life balance, celebration, and esprit de corps
  • Limited travel and many night and weekend hours required.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidate will have demonstrated commitment to working in the public interest in immigration or related areas.
  • At least intermediate knowledge of issues affecting immigrant communities.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in Spanish is preferred.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Cliff Clark at ccclarkiii@aol.com.