Executive Director

    Educational Child Care Center (EC3)
    Lansing, MI
    $65,000 - $85,000
The organization’s Executive Director has a mind for effective, high-quality business and financial management; a spirit for marketing and public relations; a heart for clients in service to the mission; and a sense of humor for everything else. This position works in tandem with a program director, who’s responsible for the oversight of curriculum, teaching staff training and monitoring, and student instruction.

The Executive Director serves as the primary fiduciary and strategic leader of this independent, 501(c)(3) service organization, and is responsible for managing the daily operations regarding facilities, budget and finance, emergency response, development and fundraising, marketing/PR, and all regulatory matters. Major job functions include executive oversight and direction in meeting the organization’s strategic goals; organization and facilitation of all governance activities; communication with the organization’s stakeholders; liaise with Board members. The ideal candidate has extensive budgeting, accounting, and finance skills, nonprofit policy general knowledge, and experience fundraising, working with Boards, advocating, and making mission-driven decisions independently.

This position is not suitable for remote work.

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Position Responsibilities
• Understand, execute, and adhere to the organization’s bylaws and governance policies.
• Develop and manage an annual budget over $1.8 million; prepare and present quarterly financial statements in conjunction with the Board Treasurer; oversee annual financial review and submission of IRS documents; oversee all accounting and bookkeeping processes; manage and evaluate all vendor relationships and contracts.
• Directly supervise administrative and facilities personnel, and provide leadership and indirect supervision for all other personnel; oversee biweekly payroll procedures and comply with all regulatory reporting/filing requirements; administer, evaluate, and communicate all employee benefits; oversee annual staff performance and development process.
• Oversee the maintenance and improvement of all real property and equipment; administer and evaluate commercial insurance policies; collaborate with constituent and community groups in property use and upkeep.
• Manage all public and private grants and donations; lead development and fundraising
efforts; serve as primary spokesperson for the organization with media and community groups.

• Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in business management/administration, finance, or related field.
• Have at least five years of executive-level administrative experience, development and fundraising experience, and public speaking and advocacy experience, preferably in a non-profit organization.
• Have at least five years of successful experience supervising and evaluating organizational performance. Supervision also includes effective monitoring of compliance with various regulatory, statutory, and grant-based programs.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Possess excellent budgeting, accounting, and finance skills and knowledge.
• Possess excellent skills in communication (written and oral), organization, and planning
• Have the ability to positively influence others for the good of the organization.
• Have the ability to pass an initial and intermittent background and credit checks.
• Be physically able to sit at a desk in an office for long periods of time, and to move around quickly as needed. Be physically able to lift and carry fifty (50) pounds to chest height. Be physically able to climb.
• Have a warm, supportive attitude toward people of all cultures.
• Be flexible and willing to adapt to change.
• Be willing to accept supervision in order to improve work performance.
• Ability to handle all of the business aspects of the organization.
• Ability to manage teaching staff in the absence of the Program Director.
• Ability to support and motivate.
• Ability to maintain an outstanding work ethic.

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