Administrative Support, Advocacy/Lobbying, Case Management/Social Services
4 Year Degree
Executive Director Job Description
The Executive Director serves as the senior executive, having and exercising overall leadership for the management and day-to-day operations of Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). The position reports to the Board of Directors.
Specifically, the Executive Director will:
Work with the Board of Directors to define the vision, mission, values and strategic direction of Youth Conservation Corps.
Develop YCC’s programs and services to accomplish the organization’s mission, goals and objectives.
Manage and coordinate staff and volunteer recruitment, selection, orientation and training.
Provide leadership in YCC’s communications and advocacy programs.
Monitor, manage, and guard the organization’s fiscal health by preparing annual budgets, identifying and accessing appropriate sources of funding, reporting to the Board on a frequent basis, and adjusting expenditures as needed to live within existing and anticipated revenues.
Establish and maintain effective partnerships with private and public organizations as needed to enhance YCC’s programs and services.
Maintain compliance with all federal, state and local reporting requirements.
Assist the Chair in developing board meeting agendas and by providing legal notice to Board members of meeting dates and times.
Requirements of the Position:
Completion of a four-year degree, with a master’s degree preferred in not-for-profit administration, human service administration or public administration.
Three to five years’ experience in progressively responsible positions managing young adult programming, nonprofit administration and/or related programs.
Proficiency with computer programs such as Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point, and ability to understand and work with financial software.
Experience with developing and managing an operating budget of at least one-half million and managing a growth organization.
The ability to communicate effectively with staff and volunteers, donors, sponsors and funders, local community boards, corporate executives, federal and state legislators and governmental organizations.
The ability to create compelling presentations for funding sources, media sources, and the general public.
A strong desire to work with a diverse group of individuals and the ability to multi-task effectively, cope with stressful situations, and effectively administer organizational matters.