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Executive Director

Job Description
Organization: 
Karis Inc.
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Western Slope
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Executive
Job Description: 

Karis

Karis is a nonprofit organization focusing on providing evidence-based services and high-quality housing to homeless teens and youth in Mesa County. The goal of Karis’ programs is to help our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness improve overall well-being by pursuing HOME goals: (H) Housing that is safe and secure (O) opportunities for building long term relationship with healthy adults and communities (M) meaning through education and employment (E) emotional, physical, and psychological well-being.

Karis programs include: These programs include the following:

 Street Outreach Program (SOP)— centered on our drop-in center; brings services to homeless youth at their schools, camps, and throughout the community

 The House— a ten-bed emergency teen shelter

 Transitional Living Program (TLP)— transitional housing in two houses and two apartments; youth may reside in these for up to two years

 Zoe House— a five-bedroom house and eight apartments for youth who have lost housing due to intimate partner violence

 Bonnie’s House — a five-bed, shared, permanent housing project

 Laurel House — thirty-four single-bedroom apartments and extensive services for our community’s most vulnerable youth

 Asset House — a shared housing program with twelve single-occupancy rooms for adults

Karis’s 2020–2021 operating budget is 3 million.

Job Description and Responsibilities

The ED has strategic and operational responsibility for Karis’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of the mission and, over time, will develop a knowledge of Karis’s values, core programs, funding obligations, and business operations.

Leadership and Management

The executive director is responsible for

· ensuring that programs are well run, thoroughly evaluated, and reach targeted outcomes in manners consistent with Karis’s values.

· the consistent quality of business systems, including financial management, fundraising, communication, and human relations.

· engaging and energizing Karis’s volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders.

· developing, maintaining, and supporting a strong board of directors.

· serving as ex officio of board committees.

· recruiting, leading, coaching, developing, and retaining Karis’s senior management team.

Fundraising and Communications

The executive director will:

· secure the resources necessary to achieve the agency’s mission.

· work with local, state, and national partners to strengthen relationships and expand funding.

· oversee the writing large federal and state grants.

· deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations, with the goal of creating strong brand recognition.

· serve as the agency’s spokesperson.

Planning and New Business

The executive director will:

· lead the board of directors in defining the agency’s strategic direction.

· explore new opportunities to expand the agency’s services.

· create policies and structures necessary to achieve new goals.

Qualifications

· The ED will be thoroughly committed to Karis’s mission and values.

· All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship-management experience.

· Specific requirements include the following:

o Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred, ideally an MSW or MBA, with at least ten years of senior management experience

o Track record of effectively leading and scaling a performance-and-outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and implemented operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth

o Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation

o Excellence in organizational management, with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget

o Past success working with a board of directors; the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships

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

o Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills

o Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning

o Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people

o Passionate, compassionate, disciplined, relationship oriented, idealistic, mission-driven, and self-directed

Compensation and Benefits

Karis provides competitive pay and benefits. The salary range is 90K-120, and will commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience. This full-time position meets eligibility requirements for health and dental benefits. Other benefits include paid time off, simple IRA, Employee Assistance Program, and 8 paid holidays. Waiting periods may apply.

Areas of Responsibility

Leadership and Management

Fundraising and Communications

Planning and New Business

 

Requirements/Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree Required. MSW, MBA highly preferred.
  • Proven performance based outcomes within an agency
  • Proven success in fundraising
Compensation/Benefits
Compensation: 

Karis provides competitive pay and benefits. The salary range is 90K-120, and will commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience. 

Benefits: 

This full-time position meets eligibility requirements for health and dental benefits. Other benefits include paid time off, simple IRA, Employee Assistance Program, and 8 paid holidays. Waiting periods may apply.

How To Apply

Please apply on Indeed and provide resume and coverletter. 

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