Position: Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for CORE's staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.
Responsibilities: Leadership & Management: - Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, and communications. - Actively engage and energize Board Members and Advisory Council Members - Manage Board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local and national operations. - Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents. - Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all staff. - Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
Board Planning: - Plan Board Meetings and work with the Board Chair on the meeting Agendas - Plan and facilitate Board calls, meetings, and email conversations. - Manage all Advisory Council communication, resources, and training with Co-Chairs. - Maintain, update, and implement CORE’s Strategic Plan.
Grant Recipient Relationships: - Oversee grant distribution done by the Program Director. - Approval of grants up to $5,000.
PR/Marketing & Communications: - Develop and refine all aspects of communications and deliver a go-to-market communication platform for all - social media, presentations, dialogue to website etc. - Work with PR/Marketing company to shape CORE’s marketing platform and messaging to deliver a Marketing Kit, “Story”, and other tools necessary. - Point of contact for all media regarding CORE. - Build relationships with media to share CORE’s story across the appropriate mediums. - See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it. - Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals. - Establish sound working mission partner relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
Financial: - Oversee CORE’s Quickbooks with the Accounting Firm and Treasurer. - Follow-up on invoices. - Assist the Treasurer with annual 990. - Approve Staff Expenses.
Qualifications: The ED will be thoroughly committed to CORE's mission. All candidates should have proven leadership and relationship management experience.
Specific requirements include: - Advanced degree, with at least 5 years of senior management experience; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth. - Past hospitality experience. - Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation. - Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop staff, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget. - Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships. - Strong marketing, public relations, and accounting experience with the ability to engage a wide cultures. - Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills. - Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning. - Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people. - Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
About CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees)
CORE is a national 501(c)(3) that grants support to children of food and beverage service navigating life-altering circumstances. In times of extreme strain brought on by family death, injury or diagnosed medical condition, loss of home, or other sudden or extreme circumstances, food and beverage families can become overwhelmed financially and emotionally. CORE is the nationally recognized community of support for all food and beverage service families in need by ensuring they feel cared for and valued.