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Friends of Marcy Houses, Inc. | Brooklyn, NY
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Friends of Marcy Houses, Inc.


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September 8, 2020
July 31, 2020
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FRIENDS OF MARCY HOUSES, INC.

SUMMARY:

We are seeking a dynamic and creative Executive Director to lead a newly formed not-for-profit organization, which plans to transform the life of the children living in Marcy Houses, a NYCHA project with 4,300 residents, 616 of whom are within our target age, 10-to-14. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of Friends of Marcy Houses, Inc. and all aspects of the organization’s operations. Primary duties will be coordination of the organization’s programs, communication and outreach with community organizations, political leaders, Marcy and NYCHA officials and the children-participants and their parents, development of partnerships with other not-for-profit organizations, working with the Officers and Directors of the organization. Key responsibilities will include, but are not restricted to: 1) Resource development and maintenance, 2) program planning, 3) Community and public relations, 4) Personnel management, 5) liaison with the Board of Directors, and 6) Fiscal management.

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE:

1.  Research and prepare grant proposals and other funding applications.

2. Develop and maintain a donor base for both monetary and non-monetary resources.

3. Develop and maintain a donor tracking system.

4. Work with the Board of Directors (“Board”) in any fund-raising events or activities.

5. Other responsibilities may be added from time to time by the Board.

PROGRAM PLANNING:

SHORT-TERM

1.  Develop an initial set of programs for Marcy’s youth. 

2. Work with the Board, programming staff, and other not-for-profit organizations to ensure programs are realized.

3. Assure that all necessary forms are filed with the appropriate agency for all necessary permits, memberships, licenses, etc.

4. Prepare weekly program reports and submit the report to the Board.

5. Oversee agency and program compliance with established policies and procedures.

6. Meet with residents periodically, preferably once a month, to discuss progress of the organization’s programs and solicit recommendations on improvements.

LONG-TERM

1.  Develop, implement, and maintain tracking systems and/or for both volunteer and program files.

2. Develop and initiate time-oriented strategic plans to establish goals (e.g., 1-year, 5-year, 10-year plans).

3. Review program and organizational progress and compare goals and objectives.

4. Develop and maintain positive relationship with program facilitators.

5. Assure compliance with national, state and local laws, rules, regulation and standards.

COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC RELATIONS:

1.  Conduct outreach to neighborhood schools and Marcy residents to ensure adequate participation in programs.

2. Coordinate public relations with the purpose of recruiting volunteers and increasing public awareness of the organization’s programs, goals, and activities.

3. Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate groups, agencies, and organizations, and any and all other child advocacy agencies and community service organizations.

4. Oversee release of press packets and news releases, and follow-up of any media coverage.

5. Approve all written public relations material.

6. Be available for public speaking engagements.

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT:

1.  Coordinate among program staff, volunteers, officers, and directors.

2. Serve as a non-voting advisory member of the Board’s Hiring Committee.

3. Prepare and conduct yearly performance evaluations (oral and written) for all administrative and management staff.

4. Provide recommendation to the Board on disciplinary or incentive measures to be taken against, or in favor of, administrative and management staff.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:

1.  Attend all Board meetings, as a non-voting Board observer.

2. Oversee implementation of all Board directives, policies, and procedures.

3. Serve as liaison between Board and staff, volunteers, program facilitators, residents of Marcy Houses and staff members of Marcy Houses.

4. Communicate with the Board and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions, including, but not limited to keeping the Board apprised of the operations, changes, and problems.

FISCAL MANAGEMENT:

1.  Manage day-to-day fiscal operations of the organization.

2. Liaise with the Board treasurer and the Board to create monthly and quarterly financial reports (as required).

3. Review and approve all monthly and quarterly reports and documentation to substantiate those reports.

4. Submit bills and expenditures to the Board treasurer for reimbursement and accounting.

5. Assist in developing the organization’s annual budget.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Any advanced degree is welcomed, but not necessary.

A self-starter who is willing to learn and able to work with a team of diverse individuals.

Previous experience in public education, non-profit work, project management or other programming for under-resourced communities is welcomed, but not necessary.

Candidates will demonstrate strong skills in fiscal management, resource development and maintenance, agency and program planning, and public relations. 

Strong aptitude for verbal and written communications.

Basic computer knowledge, including use of Microsoft Office is required.

English and Spanish preferred

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (including minimum required salary), and three references to David at dsiffert@friendsofmarcy.org 

FRIENDS OF MARCY HOUSES, INC.

SUMMARY:

We are seeking a dynamic and creative Executive Director to lead a newly formed not-for-profit organization, which plans to transform the life of the children living in Marcy Houses, a NYCHA project with…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 2-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

Benefits will be discussed after interview.

Benefits will be discussed after interview.

Level of Language Proficiency

English and Spanish preferred.

English and Spanish preferred.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (including minimum required salary), and three references to David at dsiffert@friendsofmarcy.org 

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (including minimum required salary), and three references to David at dsiffert@friendsofmarcy.org 

Location

Brooklyn, NY

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