Executive Director

  • ORGANIZATION
    Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS)
  • LOCATION
    Anywhere,
  • SALARY
    Commensurate with Experience
summary
AIRS is a non-profit {501-(c)-(3)} professional membership association whose purpose is to provide a mutual assistance network through activities relating to education, training, public awareness, standards development and credentialing pertaining to the delivery of information and referral (I&R), disaster and crisis support services. This position reports to the AIRS Board of Directors and facilitates and manages the array of opportunities and challenges facing the organization, with an emphasis on a breadth of partnerships and relationships that must be navigated sensitively and tactfully.  The Executive Director will organize, plan and direct the activities of the AIRS organization.  This includes administration and management of all programs and internal systems of AIRS and serving as the principal representative to stakeholders and the public.


Position Responsibilities
• Implements the strategic goals and objectives of the organization through supporting the AIRS Board in developing and implementing strategic planning that will position AIRS as a leader.
• Supports the Board to fulfill its governance function.
• Provides direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization's philosophy, mission, strategy and annual goals and objectives.
• Oversees the Standards-based products and services offered by AIRS
• Communicates with membership, AIRS Affiliates, technology vendors, health and social service systems, and other stakeholders to ensure that AIRS products and services are educational and relevant and result in the delivery of high quality and effective I&R services.
• Influences and drives creation of future visioning around the I&R field.
• Positions AIRS as an integral partner in the delivery of I&R by building and strengthening relationships with stakeholders. 
• Promotes the field of information and referral I&R and AIRS by presenting and educating AIRS services, products and value.
• Oversees the development of the budget, payment of bills and monitor financial reports with the Finance Committee, Board of Directors, and bookkeeping staff to assure AIRS is financially healthy.
• Develops and implements funding models and service plans, enhancing revenue streams and generating new and innovative products for the future of I&R.
• Knows and understands the history of AIRS accomplishments in bringing the I&R field to where it is today, and take it into the future as a vital, relevant and essential partner for a rapidly changing field.
• Carries out regular and transparent communication with the Board, membership, and partners in all aspects of the operational, administrative and strategic work of AIRS.
• Ensures the AIRS work plan is carried out and achieved including: organizational obligations, financial systems, staff leadership and contract management.  {It will be necessary for the Executive Director to support one or more of the AIRS Committees and the AIRS services related to the committee(s).}
• Cultivates an organizational culture that supports and embraces inclusiveness, collaboration, open communication and innovation.
• Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
Qualifications
• This position requires knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired through a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Social Sciences or a related field.  Master’s Degree in a related field preferred. 
• A minimum of five years of progressively responsible leadership ability and experience in management, with deep familiarity of the social service, non-profit/government sectors and particularly the I&R field. 
• Previous experience with the infrastructure of an association/membership organization preferable. 


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Proven organizational, leadership and communication skills, (written, verbal and virtual) requiring interaction and negotiation with diverse audiences.
• Skill and experience in public presentation/speaking to large audiences using multi-media.
• Ability to provide one’s own support functions, familiarity with software office suites, equipment and a variety of virtual mediums. 
• Ability to facilitate a collaborative decision-making process. 
• Understanding of the budget constraints and financial management of small non-profit organizations.
• Must be a strong problem solver and be adept at advocating for system changes and positive outcomes for the field. 


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