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Executive Director

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Silver Spring Village | Silver Spring, MD
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Silver Spring Village


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Published 22 days ago

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Up to $70,000
Salary commensurate with experience.


Do you want to help create a model age-friendly community where engaged, caring neighbors look out for each other and help their older neighbors thrive?  Every day, Silver Spring Village accomplishes this through the outstanding dedication of our volunteers and staff, supplemented by partnerships with local organizations and businesses. The values that guide us include: respect for seniors and their wish to be independent; appreciation of cultural diversity; responsibility to our neighbors and community; commitment to quality service; kindness, compassion, and hard work.


ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Silver Spring Village is a nonprofit (501c3) membership organization that works to sustain and enhance the wellbeing of older adults who wish to remain in their own homes and to be engaged in their community as they age. Our primary goals are to maximize individuals’ independence and minimize social isolation.  We strive to build community by welcoming all, regardless of financial means or any personal characteristics.  Our neighbor-helping-neighbor model provides range of services that are not otherwise available, affordable, or that “money just can’t buy.”   

Since 2013, we have grown to 225 members, over 100 volunteers and last year offered over 1,000 rides, 500 friendly visits and phone calls, and 350 in-home services. We also offered over 300 social, educational, and recreational programs, many of which are open to the public. The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors and three part-time staff to sustain our success and move the organization to the next level of service to the community. 


POSITION OVERVIEW

Silver Spring Village is seeking a community-minded and service-oriented leader to be its next Executive Director (ED). The ED will have the opportunity and responsibility to provide leadership for a sustainable, dynamic, and future-focused organization that supports aging in community and is a model for other “villages”.  Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED has overall responsibility for leading and managing the organization to achieve the mission and goals established by the Board. Management responsibilities cover all daily operations, including member programs and services, staffing, volunteers, administration, and community outreach. The ED prepares annual budgets, provides regular reports, and works in partnership with the Board on resource development. The ED also supports the Board in implementing strategic initiatives, assessing organizational performance, and other governance responsibilities. This is a full-time position; meetings requiring the ED’s attendance may be held daytime, evenings, or weekends, usually in Silver Spring. 


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

1.     Mission Advancement

a.    Works in partnership with the Board of Directors, committees, staff, and key volunteers to implement the organization’s strategic initiatives

b.    Advances the mission by managing existing programs and services and by creating new ones.

c.    Ensures a high level of program quality, including regular tracking, evaluation, and reporting of outcome measures.

d.    Serves as primary spokesperson (along with the Board President) for the Village and is ultimately responsible for the organization’s relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including other staff, Board, members, volunteers, community partners, funders, local government, and media.


2.     Management of Daily Operations

a.    Staffing

    i.     Recruits and effectively manages and supervises employees, contractors, and volunteers 

         ii.     Conducts annual evaluations of employees (currently 2) and offers regular feedback on their performance throughout the year

        iii.     Ensures all legal obligations of the Village as an employer are met

b.    Administrative. The ED supervises staff and volunteers to ensure the following:

           i.     Performance of administrative functions, with procedures documented and implemented including a data and document management system for all areas of Village operation

            ii.     Fulfillment of all reporting requirements for nonprofit organizations at federal, state, and local level as well as requirements associated with any grants or contracts awarded

            iii.     Identification of needs and solutions to handle administrative functions systematically and with appropriate technology 

c.    Financial.  The ED works with the Board Treasurer and staff to:

          i.     Develop the annual budget 

           ii.     Ensure financial resources are managed consistent with the budget adopted by the Board

           iii.     Ensure maintenance of appropriate financial records and filing of all required reports


3.     Fundraising

a.    Leads the organization’s fundraising efforts which currently include:

           i.     Annual appeal

           ii.     Donor cultivation and stewardship

          iii.     Preparing grant applications and grant reports

            iv.     Securing business support

b.    Expand fundraising to support sustainability with measured reliance on membership dues and individual contributions while increasing other sources of income including grants, corporate/vendor contributions, and a new planned giving program. 

c.     Appropriately engage Board members and key volunteers in all aspects of fundraising and provide coaching to develop their fundraising skills. 


4.    Recruitment and Retention of Members.  The ED develops and implements strategies for recruiting and retaining members and supervises staff and volunteers who 

a.    Enroll new members in accordance with Village policies, including the goal of maximizing diversity of membership and volunteers

b.    Ensure that an accurate database of members is maintained

c.    Conduct and analyze periodic member surveys and identify key findings that are incorporated into future plans


5.    Coordination of Member Services.The ED supervises staff and volunteers to ensure that:

a. Responses to member requests are friendly and effective, and follow up is timely

b.    Calendars of programs and activities of interest to members are developed and distributed

c.    Programs and services meet the Village’s high standards


6.    Recruitment, Training, and Management of Volunteers.  The ED supervises staff and volunteers to ensure that:

a.    Sufficient volunteers to support Village operations and provide direct member services are recruited, vetted, and trained

b.    Volunteers are effectively assigned to fulfill member requests

c.    The database of volunteers is accurate and current

d.    Volunteers are evaluated and recognized at least annually


7.     Outreach

a.    Ensures that partnerships and relationships with donors, community organizations and business entities that can enhance the Village’s effectiveness are identified and developed. 

b.    Ensures development and implementation of messages and communication methods to appeal to and reach diverse audiences, including social media

c.    Ensures availability of high-quality and up-to-date online and print information


8.     Support for Board of Directors

a.    Cultivates a strong, transparent working relationship with the Board

b.    Assists the Board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities

c.    Supports the Board in evaluating all Village operations

d.    Prepares monthly reports and attends all Board meetings

e.    Informs and advises the Board regarding current trends, problems, and opportunities

f.     Assists the Board in identifying and cultivating potential new Board members


POSITION REQUIREMENTS


1.    Education: 

a.    Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred


2.     Experience

a.    Management: minimum of five years in nonprofit management, preferably in an organization staffed in part by volunteers.

b.    Financial: experience with budgeting, nonprofit accounting, and knowledge of financial and legal requirements of nonprofits

c.    Governance: Experience working with a board of directors; knowledge of the governance responsibilities of a nonprofit board

d.    Development: Experience in fundraising strategies, including government or foundation grants, corporate contributions and sponsorships, individual donations, online fundraising, and major donors

e.    Aging Expertise: Knowledge of local resources and working knowledge of laws and regulations that affect services to older people desirable


3.     Skills

a.    Strong communication, marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures

b.    Ability to build relationships and partnerships with community leaders, business executives, foundation officials, donors, and media contacts

c.    Emotional intelligence to lead, coach, develop, manage, and retain staff and volunteers

d.    Passion for the organization’s mission

e.    Creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit

f.     Ability to juggle competing priorities

g.    Ability to work independently and as part of a team

h.    Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed


APPLICATION PROCESS

To be considered for interviews, please send, as a single .pdf file: a cover letter addressing the position requirements stated above and your salary requirements; your resume; and contact information for three references to president@silverspringvillage.org. Include in the subject line: Your Name, SSV Executive Director.  To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by 5:00 PM on July 17, 2019.

Do you want to help create a model age-friendly community where engaged, caring neighbors look out for each other and help their older neighbors thrive?  Every day, Silver Spring Village accomplishes this through the outstanding…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Executive

Benefits

Silver Spring Village offers a competitive salary, two weeks paid vacation, 12 paid holidays, and two weeks paid sick leave.

Silver Spring Village offers a competitive salary, two weeks paid vacation, 12 paid holidays, and two weeks paid sick leave.

How To Apply

To be considered for interviews, please send, as a single .pdf file: a cover letter addressing the position requirements stated above and your salary requirements; your resume; and contact information for three references to president@silverspringvillage.org. Include in the subject line: Your Name, SSV Executive Director.  To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by 5:00 PM on July 10, 2019.

To be considered for interviews, please send, as a single .pdf file: a cover letter addressing the position requirements stated above and your salary requirements; your resume; and…

Location

8700 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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