Assistant Executive Director


Full-time position with an excellent benefits package. Join a dynamic not-for-profit human services team with over one hundred years of service in Central New York located in the beautiful Mohawk Valley.

These central New York communities are vibrant with close proximity to the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Opportunities for activities such as hiking, kayaking, boating and snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding abound. A wide variety of fine or casual dining experiences, artistic pursuits and concerts/theaters are available.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Assistant Executive Director, in concert with the Executive Director and executive management team, directs and coordinates operational activities of The Neighborhood Center. In accordance with our mission and goals [and to obtain optimum effectiveness, efficiency, economy of operations]; plans, develops and implements policies, procedures and programs as defined by the Executive Director. Assists the Executive Director and Controller with management of agency budget and resources. Develops assigned program contracts and business relationships. Researches and writes grants. The Assistant Executive Director must be committed to the mission, values and goals of the Center and effectively lead the agency in a manner consistent with governing body regulations and guidelines.

• Plans, develops, approves and implements organizational policies, goals and strategies for generating resources and revenue.

• Supports and coordinates the management of physical plants of the agency. Analyzes optimal planning and delivery of services associated with Facilities Director

• Participates in agency-level strategic planning to advance the Center’s mission and objectives and to promote service development, financial stability, and growth as an organization.

• Reviews agency insurance policies and related business functions to determine progress and status in attaining objectives and, under direction of Executive Director, revises objectives and plans as current conditions prescribe.

• Serves as agency representative on various assigned committees and at designated community meetings. Promotes the Center to local, regional, and national constituencies.

• Leads Information Technology direction assuring that all systems are secure and meet the agency’s needs now and in the future

• Maintains signature authority for the Center and its accounts.

• Ensures compliance with all regulatory, legal, contractual and accreditation bodies.

• Facilitates the development and implementation of planned giving and grant funding initiatives and maintains associated records. Procures government and private grants and contracts needed to respond to community needs.

• Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual reports on activities pertaining to the operations of The Neighborhood Center.

• Cultivates working relationships with community service agencies and funding entities.

• Participates, at varying levels depending upon position in question, in the recruiting and staffing process for the agency.

• Informs the Executive Director of all material issues affecting the agency, acts as a spokesperson for the agency, and represents the Executive Director at assigned activities, meetings and community forums.

• As a representative of the Executive Director, assists in the promotion of values that relate to the General Board of Global Ministries through the institutional ministry relationship.

• Maintains self in professional manner at all times, adhering to the Neighborhood Center policy, procedures and in keeping with the Agency’s mission statement.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, strategic planning and execution, and change management.

• Skill in problem solving, analysis and re-engineering operations and procedures.

• Experience in performing multiple tasks and working under deadline pressure.

• Experience in formulating policy, and developing and implementing strategies and procedures.

• Experience in developing budgetary/financial plans and managing resources; analyzing and interpreting financial data; and identifying and securing funding / revenue sources.

• Knowledge of public relations principles / practices and communication techniques.

• Strong verbal and written communications skills including the ability to develop and deliver presentations to a wide variety of audiences and to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government and community standing.

• Must have functional working knowledge of local, state and federal guidelines and regulations pertinent to Neighborhood Center programming and operations.

• Ability to relate comfortably with the populations served by the Center.

• Possess ability to build consensus and support for organizational objectives and direction and ability to work effectively as a part of a leadership team.

Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Management, Health Care Administration or a related human services field or other closely related field with a minimum of five (5) years of comparable administrative experience and a minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience consistent with a similarly situated position preferably in the not-for-profit sector. EOE

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