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Executive Search

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EMPLOYMENT

Coordinator for Education Programs and Events-Bucks County Bar Association

The Bucks County Bar Association is seeking to hire a Part-time Coordinator for Education Programs and Events starting at 20-25 Hours per week, with the potential to develop into a full-time position in the future.

The Coordinator for Education Programs and Events is responsible for fulfilling some of the key elements which enable the success of the mission and goals of the Association.  Key responsibilities include planning and implementation of the various continuing legal education (CLE) programs of the Association. These programs include live classes and on-line seminars.  Additionally, assists the Executive Director with planning, coordinating and executing events for the membership of the Association.

Job Duties include:

    • Event Planning

o Planning, preparing, coordinating, and running special events (virtual and in-person)

    • Education Program Management

o Planning, scheduling, assisting instructors, running, and reporting CLE Courses and Credits
o Managing the reporting and credentialing requirements of the association’s CLE program
o Managing the partnerships with third party CLE providers
o Managing the association’s ‘Traffic School’ program

  • Customer Service and Teamwork mindset
  • Other duties as required

EDUCATION, CREDENTIALS, AND TRAINING:
Required: Three years of highly relevant event planning experience. Agile learner.  Ability to clearly communicate in writing and speaking.
Work hour flexibility required due to occasional early morning or late evening events.
Minimal travel required – Occasional local travel during workdays for off-site events.  One overnight conference per year (one weekend).
This job requires moderate physical effort and lifting when setting up and preparing for events.

EXPERIENCE: Event coordination for groups of 50-350 for virtual and in-person events. Experience supporting volunteer led projects. Managing multiple deadline sensitive projects simultaneously.

Preferred:

  • Marketing experience
  • Database experience to work with our membership management system
  • Experience with managing a continuing education program

ADDITIONAL SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Valid driver’s license

To Apply:  Please send cover letter and resume to Greg Nardi via e-mail at: greg.nardi@bucksbar.org

Executive Director-Riverbend Environmental Educational Center

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer, responsible for overall leadership, strategic direction and management. In consultation with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director has broad authority to lead and manage operations in order to advance the mission and to achieve its strategic goals. The Executive Director is Riverbend’s principal advocate to external constituencies.

The next Executive Director will be poised to take Riverbend to the next level by (1) scaling programs to reach new audiences, (2) assuring that it has sufficient revenue to match and sustain its programmatic aspirations, and (3) increasing its organizational visibility and forming new partnerships.

In the first year, the next Executive Director will focus on the following:

  1. Develop a plan to expand the reach of educational programs to new audiences, with a particular focus on communities where children typically lack access to open green space and high-quality environmental and STEM education.
  2. Develop, operationalize, and implement a plan for securing additional contributed and earned revenue from both current and new sources.
  3. Expand Riverbend’s visibility and broaden awareness of its programs and role in the region among educators, philanthropic people and institutions, public decision-makers, and potential partner organizations.
  4. Lead the next strategic planning process in partnership with the board and staff. Then, formalize and operationalize the strategic plan, identifying those priorities that will have the greatest impact on advancing the mission.
  5. Leverage the talents and interests of staff, the board and volunteers.

Compensation  Competitive salary, with benefits aligned with nonprofit industry standards.

Professional Characteristics

  1. 12-15 years of nonprofit or equivalent experience, with a minimum of 5 years in leadership and management roles incorporating operational, financial, programmatic, and board and external relations functions.
  2. Demonstrable ability in fund development, to include fundraising strategy, being the face of an organization, and soliciting financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government.
  3. Direct experience in environmental education not required but commitment to understanding and, then, embracing the mission a must.
  4. Entrepreneurial person with proven experience in expanding programs and the revenue needed to support them.
  5. Effective communicator with proven experience working with diverse populations, including experience in building bridges to develop relationships, trust and credibility.
  6. Direct experience within the Philadelphia-region nonprofit or public sectors are a plus, though not required.
  7. Recognizes the expertise of staff and brings out the best in them to advance the organization’s goals while also advancing staff leadership.
  8. Managerial expertise including budget management and working directly with a volunteer governing board.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Strategic Leadership
    1. In collaboration with the Board of Directors and key stakeholders, develop, articulate, and implement the shared vision that guides the organization.
    2. Develop and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders, partners and constituencies, including program participants, schools and teachers, corporate and business partners, non-profit organizations, community organizations, foundations, individual donors and government agencies.
  2. Resource Development
    1. Plan for future revenue needs to sustain programs and operations.
    2. Work with development staff and Board of Directors to design and conduct ongoing fundraising and development activities, including cultivating major donors and organizational partners.
    3. Establish and maintain a local and regional profile of Riverbend through public, professional and personal contacts.
  3. Organizational Management
    1. Lead by exemplifying the mission, vision, goals, and values. Establish and maintain clear patterns of authority, responsibility, supervision and communication.
    2. Create a work environment that brings out the best in employees, where people with options choose to work and stay.
  4. Fiscal Management
    1. Ensure that Riverbend operates in compliance with laws, regulations and best-practices.
    2. Develop an annual budget and operating plan and takes responsibility for meeting the commitments of the plan and budget.
  5. Programs and Facilities Management
    1. Collaborate and support education team to design, implement and assess educational programs.
    2. Maintain a strong understanding of current and upcoming trends and ensure that the education programs are of high quality.
    3. Provide leadership in achieving and implementation of Riverbend’s Master Site Plan.
    4. Collaborate closely with staff on all issues related to ongoing maintenance and safety of the property and facilities.
    5. Provide leadership in identifying IT issues and in making IT decisions.
  6. Board Relations and Development
    1. Collaborate with the Board of Directors to oversee strategic and fiscal activities.

Finances  The annual budget in 2021 is approximately $750,000, marginally reduced from previous years due to the pandemic. Historically, revenue has derived from programs (55%), contributed revenue (43%), and other sources (2%).

Reporting  Reports to the Board of Directors.

Staff  There are currently four direct reports: Director of Education & Strategic Initiatives, Communications & Marketing Manager, Habitat & Volunteer Manager, and Riverbend’s Office Administrator. The position also includes oversight of seasonal summer staff.

Application process  Résumé and a one-page cover letter that conveys why you are well suited for this position and how it fits into your career should be emailed as soon as possible to: kenille@diverseforce.com. Address cover letters to the Members of the Search Committee. No paper copies, please.

Applications accepted through April 9, 2021. Phone screens of top applicants will begin immediately. Interviews of preferred candidates will be arranged for the weeks of May 3 and May 10. Please indicate in your transmittal letter if both of these dates have unavoidable conflicts for you.

Confirmation of receipt of the application will be sent by return email. No phone calls, please.

Interim Executive Director-Doula Program

The Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort is the only nonprofit organization of its kind specializing in recruiting, screening, special training, carefully matching and supervising Doula Volunteers who visit individuals weekly in hospitals, healthcare facilities and at home. Our Doula Volunteers will visit one individual weekly until he or she dies. The Doula Volunteers and those they visit form meaningful connections in one visit, over weeks and over years that touch both their lives. For more information, please visit www.doulaprogram.org.

Amy Levine, Founder and Executive Director, seeks to transition out after eight years of service. The Doula Program is a small, but highly-regarded nonprofit that is moving from
its start-up to its adolescence phase. We seek an experienced leader who can position the Doula Program to hire its next permanent Executive Director by building our financial
resources and upgrading our infrastructure.

Primary duties and responsibilities:
● Focus on fund development to build up operating capital.
● Management and communication with current donors, active engagement with new donors.
● Make strategic recommendations about the organization’s infrastructure and future plans.
● Light oversight of staff
● Board recruitment of 2-5 new HNW members
● Facilitate effective board participation in business planning, financial oversight, community outreach, and fundraising.

The Interim ED will report directly to the board chair and will have internal decision-making authority.

Qualifications
● Seasoned nonprofit leader with successful senior-level experience managing an organization (programs, strategy, human resources, finances, and systems/infrastructure)
● Strategic thinker who is good at making decisions with an understanding of how they impact the big picture
● Strong fundraising skills
● Experience in establishing partnerships and fostering external relationships
● Strong strategic fiscal management, oversight and budgeting skills.
● Ability to maintain relationships with external stakeholders and funders
● Good understanding of the operational and back-office systems and infrastructure of a nonprofit (HR, Finance, IT, etc.)
● Experience working with boards of directors

Start Date: June 1, 2021
Duration: June-December 2021 with the possibility of an extension.
Status: This role can be part-time or full-time, dependent on the availability of the
candidate.

To apply: please send a resume, cover letter including salary requirements to Mike McGowan at mikemcgowan1@mac.com by April 30, 2021.

Office AdministratorThe Grundy Foundation
The Office Administrator would be responsible for the organization and coordination of office operations, procedures, and resources to facilitate organizational effectiveness and efficiency. The Office Administrator directs, manages, and coordinates the three functions of the Grundy Foundation: The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum, the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, and the Office’s Grant making.

Essential Functions:
Provide administrative support to Executive Director
Responsible for all aspects of Foundation administration
Administer payroll process
Process and approve all Accounts Payable invoices
Implement and maintain Human Resources policies and procedures
Maintain all personnel and benefits files
Manage all facets of grants process
Prepare and distribute monthly Trustees’ Meeting agendas
Reconcile monthly checking and investment accounts
Develop annual budget for Board of Trustee approval; oversee expenditures by all departments
Implement and maintain monthly budget versus actual spending reports
Monitor all building issues via Incident Reports
Track building repairs on company-wide shared database
Schedule all contractor site visits and coordinate paperwork for individual tax compliance
Establish and update procedures for record keeping
Analyze and monitor internal processes
Assist Library, Museum and Technology Directors with HR compliance issues and budgetary matters
Administer annual open enrollment period
Other projects and responsibilities as deemed necessary by Executive Director

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to be self-motivated, proactive, work independently and make decisions based on good business practices
Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion
Knowledge of standard office policies
Knowledge of hiring practices and procedures
Knowledge and ability to plan, implement and oversee budgets
Detail oriented with high degree of accuracy
Ability to multitask
Ability to meet deadlines
Knowledge of and fluency in computer functions, software and web-based technologies
Exceptional proficiency in QuickBooks
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent planning and analysis skills
Excellent proficiency in data management

Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business field preferred
5 years of related experience in Human Resources, two in a supervisory capacity
5 years of related experience in accounting
Equivalent combination of education and work experience accepted
Proficiency in MS Office and QuickBooks
Non Profit experience desirable

Physical and Environmental Conditions:
The work environment involves everyday risks which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting rooms, and libraries, e.g., the safe use of work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of safety regulations.

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $50,000.00 per year
Apply via Indeed.com

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FCP Conversations Online

Foundations Community Partnership Announces: FCP Conversations Online: Bucks County Non-Profit Leaders

We’re delighted to announce the launch of “FCP Conversations Online” a new digital broadcast series!

Each Conversation Online features a non-profit leader in Bucks County. The purpose of the broadcast is to educate the community about today’s issues, local programs that are making a difference, and how anyone can be part of the solution.

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FCP Conversations Online: Bucks County Non-Profit Leaders

Numerous nonprofits have indicated to us that they are in search of Board members with various backgrounds. If you have an interest in joining a Board, please let the Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management know and we will help to match you up with a nonprofit whose mission you are interested in.