Executive Director (Remote)

  • ORGANIZATION
    Alliance of Information and Referral Systems
  • LOCATION
    Fairfax, VA
  • SALARY
    $80,000 - $120,000
summary
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. 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 in the U.S. and Canada. 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.


Position Responsibilities
• Implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization.
• Support the Board to fulfill its governance function.
• Provide 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
• Recruits, hires, supports and supervises a leadership team and a diverse group of member volunteers leading committees and task groups
• 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.
• Support the AIRS Board in developing and implementing strategic planning that will position AIRS as a leader over the next five years.
• Influence and drive creation of future visioning around the I&R field.
• Position AIRS as an integral partner in the delivery of I&R by building and strengthening relationships with stakeholders. 
• Serves as the National Advocate for AIRS public policy interests.
• Promote the field of information and referral I&R and AIRS by presenting and educating AIRS services, products and value.
• Oversee 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.
• Develop and implement funding models and service plans, enhancing revenue streams and generating new and innovative products for the future of I&R.
• Know and understand 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.
• Carry out regular and transparent communication with the Board, membership and partners in all aspects of the operational, administrative and strategic work of AIRS.
• Ensure the AIRS workplan 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).}
• Cultivate an organizational culture that supports and embraces inclusiveness, collaboration, open communication and innovation.
Qualifications
• Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences or related field required.
• 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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