Executive Director of Charleston Community Sailing

Charleston Community Sailing
3 Lockwood Dr.
Charleston, SC 29403
United States

Charitable / Not for Profit
Job Start Date
Manages Others
Degree Required
Housing Provided
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description
Mission: To encourage and celebrate the responsible use and long term stewardship of Charleston waterways by fostering educational and recreational opportunities for all members of our community.
Summary: The Executive Director’s overall role is to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization; to enable the Board to fulfill its governance function in collaboration with the Board Chair; and to give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Strategic Leadership:  
Lead the organization, employees and Board towards achieving long term goals
• Collaborate with Board to identify, create and implement strategic plans
• Monitor organization operations in accordance with by-laws and industry regulations.
• Develop partnerships with community stakeholders, industry leaders, elected officials and other parties.
• Represent the organization at community and government meetings
• Work with staff and Finance Committee in preparing annual budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
• Financial, Tax, Risk Management: Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages resources within guidelines according to laws and regulations
• Jointly, with the president of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.
• Administer contracts and as approved by the Board.
• Re-assess operational fees annually to insure optimal income.
Fundraising and Development:
Oversee fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, and establishing strategies to approach funders and secure support
• Create and implement annual development plan and strategy
• Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate & foundation sponsors, and individual donors
• Develop and grow individual donor base; manage annual giving campaign; cultivate major gifts
• Develop and manage Board fundraising capacity
• Develop and grow corporate strategic partnerships
• Effectively search for, apply and manage grants
Human Resource Management:
Effectively manage the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations.
• Ensure performance evaluations of all staff are completed according to the personnel policies.
• Hiring, promotion, demotion, and disciplinary action in accordance with the personnel policies.
• Review and update of personnel policies and all job descriptions for Board consideration annually
• See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
• Encourage staff development and education.
• Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
Board Administration and Support:
Supports operations and administration of Board by advising and informing Board members and interfacing between Board and staff
• Facilitate the work of the Board and its committees by developing resource materials, providing appropriate information, reports, and assisting committee chairpersons as necessary.
• Recommend new policies, programs, and action plans consistent with the vision of the organization; execute all policies/decisions of the Board.
• In conjunction with the Board, recruit and cultivate new Board members with the skills needed to further the goals of organization.
• Provide advice and counsel to the Board to assist in setting policies and monitoring performance
Job Requirements
Qualifications: The ED will be thoroughly committed to the Community Sailing Center’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.

Desired skills include:
• Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
• Ability to collaborate with and motivate board members and diverse volunteers and donor groups
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Strong public speaking ability
• Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
• Strong organizational abilities including planning, program development, data driven evaluation, delegating, and task facilitation
• Excellence in talent management with the ability to hire, coach, manage, collaborate, and develop high performance staff and teams
• Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio economic status, age, physical abilities, and religious beliefs
• Ability to convey the vision of the Center’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors

To apply send a single PDF including cover letter, resume, and references to info@charlestoncommunitysailing.org
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