Volunteer Opportunity

Executive Director - Volunteer with Carry the Future wherever you are!

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Carry the Future
Glendale, CA

Carry the Future

Published 17 days ago

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Carry the Future is a volunteer run nonprofit. All staff and board positions are unpaid volunteer positions.


Position Overview

Carry the Future is a non-profit organization recruiting for a volunteer Executive Director who will lead us in uniting a loving global community with refugee children and families to bring dignity, care, and awareness to the refugee journey. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our organization, ensuring that we are operating efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of the organization and of the families we serve. In this role, you will be the leader of our all-volunteer run organization, working closely with a talented and professionally diverse, globally located Board of Directors, team of Chief Officers and staff. You will ensure that staff members are aligned with the organization’s mission and vision and that we are working together to successfully achieve strategic objectives within our virtual and volunteer environment.

Position Duration

Two year commitment

Reports to

Board of Directors

Probationary Period

6 months

Weekly Time Commitment

Minimum of 20 hours per week volunteered

Position Objectives

  • Develop and implement strategic plans that meet organizational goals and objectives created in partnership with the Board of Directors and Chief Officers.
  • Promote comprehensive fundraising strategy to properly support ongoing and future programs and ensure success of strategy through proper management of all organization divisions.
  • Recruit, hire and mentor Chief Officers to create a cohesive team of leaders.
  • Ensure commitment to and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations across the organization with consultation from our legal counsel.
  • Foster a culture of transparency and communication throughout the organization.
  • Develop positive relationships with key stakeholders, including donors, volunteers and partners.
  • Ensure timely, fiscally responsible and mission-driven success of core programs.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in responding to a refugee crisis.
  • Proactively address challenges both internally and externally.

Leadership and Management

  • Lead, coach, develop, train, evaluate, and retain qualified staff
  • Provide timely and accurate information and reports to the Board of Directors for evaluation and decision making
  • Oversee programs and conduct ongoing program evaluations to measure success
  • Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the organization’s strategic goals
  • Oversee external organizational compliance activities and internal compliance with organizational policies and procedures

Financial and Development Functions and Management

  • Work closely with the Finance Committee of the Board and contracted bookkeeper to prepare monthly updates, annual budgets, financial and investment reports to assist the Board in making informed decisions regarding the organization’s finances and sustainability
  • Oversee the financial status of the organization including development of long and short-range financial plans, monitor the budget, and ensure sound financial controls are in place and in compliance with local, state and federal regulations
  • Set financial priorities to ensure the organization is operating in a manner that supports the needs of the programs constituents
  • Collaborate with Chief Development Officer to ensure donor relations and fundraising goals are set and met to support the programs of Carry the Future

Job Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations globally and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance Carry the Future’s mission.
  • Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.
  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, including collaborative proposals from staff to Board for approval, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the Board.
  • Planning and operation of annual budget.
  • Supervise and collaborate with globally dispersed organization staff.
  • Strategic planning and implementation.
  • Participate in organization Board and committee meetings.
  • Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
  • Perform performance evaluations for chief and deputy chief level positions.
  • Review contracts for services and MOUs for Board approval.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in business administration, nonprofit management or related field or equivalent professional experience
  • Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • Previous experience in a senior leadership role
  • Demonstrated ability to implement successful strategic plans
  • Strong aptitude for verbal and written communication, presentation, and relationship development
  • In-depth knowledge of best practices in management and governance
  • Development and/or Humanitarian Response experience

Carry the Future is a volunteer run nonprofit. All staff and board positions are unpaid volunteer positions.


Position Overview

Carry the Future is a non-profit organization recruiting for a volunteer…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • International Volunteers Welcome


Glendale, CA

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Application Process for Prospective Staff Volunteers

Resume (or alternative information)

Please attach an up to date resume/CV (or equivalent document) including:

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Work and/or volunteer experience
  • Experiences relevant to this position

Statement of Interest

Your statement of interest should address the following:

  • Your interest in serving refugee families.
  • Your availability to succeed in this position. Please note the required time commitment for this position and plan accordingly.
  • How your skills and previous or current experiences align with this position.
  • If you have communicated with any CTF staff about this position, please include their name.

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