The Talking Information Center, a Marshfield based non-profit serving individuals who are blind, have low vision, or are print impaired, is seeking an Executive Director. In it's 45th year, the Talking Information Center turns print into sound via the human voice and delivers accessible information to those who need it throughout Massachusetts to promote independence and connect listeners to their local and global community. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to step into this leadership role to work with our incredible team to continue to grow our mission for the next 45 years.
The Executive Director is an exciting role that oversees the entire organization.
- Oversee day to day operations, managing five employees and over 200 volunteers to ensure that 322 unique programs are produced and broadcast each week. This is done in partnership with the Producer, Program Director, and Operations Associate/Volunteer Coordinator.
- Work directly with the Board of Directors to manage “big picture” growth of the organization.
- Work directly with local legislators and government agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind to lobby, procure, and execute annual contracts.
- Attend various networking events to raise awareness of TIC’s mission including speaking engagements.
- Process payroll and manage employee benefits.
- Update organization financials via Quickbooks – tracking and entering deposits, managing accounts payable, reconciling monthly credit card statements, investment portfolios, and bank statements.
- Work with accountant to prepare end of year audit.
- Continuously develop new and existing relationships with individual donors as well as corporate sponsors.
- Updating the donor database and working with the Office Assistant to ensure “Thank You” letters are sent out in a timely manner.
- Stay up to date with current foundation grant deadlines and work on developing relationships with new corporations and foundations to expand grant opportunities.
- Manage and oversee the Annual Appeal. This includes working with the Operations Associate to draft the mailer to be sent out to our database. This also includes working with our printer to ensure the appeal is mailed at the appropriate time.
- Work with the Board of Directors and staff to plan and oversee TIC’s annual fundraiser gala. Help secure sponsors, attendees, and auction items as well as coordinate the program of events for the gala.
- Develop and manage a general underwriting program for all TIC programming.
The ideal candidate will bring leadership and strategic insights to the organization through the following skills and characteristics:
- Have experience in or knowledge of nonprofit leadership, ideally experience successfully leading a non-profit in health and human services.
- Strong marketing, public relations and fundraising experience demonstrating an ability to engage a wide range of supporters
- Proven track record of leading successful fundraising campaigns.
- Possess experience in procuring fiscal contracts with government agencies.
- Demonstrate long term vision for fiscal stewardship.
- Have strong communication skills to work with all stakeholders of organization.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with diverse groups of people