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Lead. Inspire. Make a Difference.
Epic Enterprise, a nonprofit providing life enrichment, employment, transportation, and transition services for people with disabilities is seeking a new Executive Director.
The Executive Director reports to the board of directors and is responsible for the leadership and management of the organization. This is an opportunity for a values-driven, passionate leader to make a difference.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization.
Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues affecting the organization.
Act as a spokesperson for the organization.
Represent the organization in community activities.
Represent the organization in related or affiliated organizations such as government agencies, trade associations
Operational Planning and Management
Develop goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of Epic Enterprise.
Track and communicate progress of objectives.
Ensure the operation of the organization meets the expectations of persons served and their families, guardians, and employers.
Ensure the operation of the organization meets the expectations of licensing agencies, Rice County, and the Board.
Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization.
Ensure that reporting and licensing requirements are met.
Program Planning and Management
Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of Epic’s programs and services.
Ensure the programs and services offered contribute to Epic’s mission.
Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality.
Human Resources Planning and Management
Provide positive leadership to the organization and a cohesive, supportive culture that encourages employee engagement and positive staff morale.
Serve as the driver for the management team.
Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery.
Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices.
Oversee the development of job descriptions for all staff.
Recruit, attract, develop and retain staff with the skills and characteristics to further the mission.
Ensure all staff receive orientation and ongoing training.
Implement a performance management process for all staff.
Ensure staff competencies.
Financial Planning and Management
Work with staff and the Board to prepare a comprehensive budget, and ensure implementation of the budget.
Oversee and recommend ways to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization.
Administer the funds of the organization according to the budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization.
Provide the Board with comprehensive, monthly reports on Epic’s revenues and expenditures.
Ensure that Epic practices sound accounting procedures and complies with law regarding taxes and other withholding.
Lead the organization’s fundraising activities including donor relations, grant writing, corporate and philanthropic support.
Research funding sources, oversee the development of fundraising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization.
Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization.
Develop and maintain positive relationships and communication with government officials, community members, civic organizations, businesses, industry associations, and residential providers to help achieve the goals of the organization.
Identify, evaluate, and communicate to the board the risks to the organization’s people (persons served, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks.
Ensure the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage.
Desired Background, Experience, and Qualifications
Progressive management experience in a nonprofit or related organization.
Background of successful human resources management, including hiring/selection, coaching and developing staff.
Experience building and maintaining a positive organizational culture.
Experience overseeing financial accounting and budgeting.
Background in fundraising, including grant writing, individual and corporate donor relations, philanthropic support and events.
Ability to create a vibrant brand and social media presence to broaden the organization’s reach.
Connections and relationships in the nonprofit sector, including with partner and collaborating organizations, and related service providers.
Knowledge of, and experience with, service delivery to persons with disabilities.
Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization.
Bachelor’s or master’s degree or comparable educational background in a related field.
Embrace Diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.
A visionary person willing to think outside of the box and beyond to work with the Board of Directors to fulfill and expand Epic’s mission, vision and values.
Strong verbal and written communications skills.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary commensurate upon experience, and includes participation in the organization’s comprehensive benefits plan.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to:
Epic Enterprise, Inc.
ATTN: Executive Director Search
430 Railway ST S
PO Box 186
Dundas, MN 55019
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