Category: Community outreach, Corporate and foundation relations, Executive, Fundraising administration, Government relations and advocacy, Grant administration, Grant making, Grant seeking, Other fundraising, Public relations and communications Employment Level: Full-time About the organization The Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC), developed in 1969 by community residents and progressive activists, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and empower individuals, families, and groups in realizing their aspirations and, together, work to create a just, vibrant and sustainable community. In its diverse, multi-lingual, multi-cultural community, ICC carries out its mission through a unique combination of direct services and community building initiatives, including planning, organizing, and advocacy. Today, ICC's staff of 150, serves approximately 1,000 people daily in multiple locations in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, NJ. Services include Early Head Start and Head Start programs; an afterschool program; two Family Success Centers and a community mental health program; services for undocumented immigrants; a Financial Opportunity Center, job development and placement; environmental justice and community development programs. Position/Description The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Ironbound Community Corporation. They represent the organization to public and private agencies, political and business leaders, local residents and the general public. They promote the goals and objectives of the organization and secure the financial, in-kind and human resources required for program operations. The Executive Director works closely with other staff members, program participants, volunteers, and board members to provide services and organizing assistance to the community. They shall encourage and support their involvement and participation in the affairs and decision-making process of the organization. Areas of responsibility include Board Relations; Staff Leadership and Human Resource Development; Program Development; Sustaining an Inclusive and Supportive Organizational Culture; Strategic Planning; Fundraising Development; Financial Management, Budgeting; Legal, Regulatory Compliance; General Administration; Public/Community/Media Relations; and Community Partnerships/Communications/Advocacy. Qualifications A commitment to the mission, vision, values and goals of the Ironbound Community Corporation, including: a belief that people have a right to control their lives and neighborhoods and should be involved in the decision-making processes affecting them; the equality of all people irrespective of race, ethnicity, class, religion, sexual orientation, creed, language or citizenship; a belief that the Executive Director is a servant leader; cultural competence in a mixed environment; and a passion for social justice. The new Executive Director should also have the vision and strategic skills to build and sustain the effectiveness of the organization in all of its workservices, organizing, advocacy, and planning; the political astuteness to navigate the opportunities and pitfalls of an active, effective advocacy organization; the business acumen that can guide the organization financially and in its operating systems; a commitment to uphold grassroots equity and justice, and the spirit of subsidiarity; the ability to interface with and engage with donors and stakeholders; strong networking skills to build partnerships and attract resources; demonstrated excellent fundraising and friend-raising skills; a bachelor's degree and a proven track record of success in a senior managerial position related to early education, non-profit management, community development or community organizing and/or social services required; the ability to communicate well, both in writing and orally. Application instructions Please send a thoughtful cover letter explaining the fit you see between your talents, philosophy and experience and the Executive Director opportunity at Ironbound Community Corporation with your resume to the ICC Search Committee at ************************ or visit **************************************** Please include your salary requirements. Inquiries can be sent to the same email address.
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