Executive Director, Nationalities Service Center

Posted by on September 23, 2013

Nationalities Service Center   1216 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA  19107

Job Announcement:     Executive Director

Nationalities Service Center (NSC), a Philadelphia based non-profit organization, provides legal, social and educational services to immigrants and refugees.  Since 1921 NSC’s mission has remained the same:  to help immigrants and refugees become self-sufficient and participate fully in American society.  The multi-cultural staff of forty-seven served 4000 clients from over 90 countries in 2012.  NSC’s strength lies in the diversity of its clients and services.

Reports to:     Board of Trustees, Nationalities Service Center

Summary of Responsibilities:    The Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, its financial stability, external relations and overall management of all services, programs and staff.  The Executive Director (a) provides leadership to the staff and board in the development and implementation of programs that broaden services and outreach to immigrants and refugees, and their families; (b) recommends an annual budget for Board approval and prudently manages the organization’s resources within those budget guidelines; (c ) in coordination with staff and Board committees, oversees fundraising planning and implementation and documentation; (d) represents NSC in selected local and national forums, including the media; (e) supervises, evaluates and supports senior management staff; and (h) provides support to the Board of Trustees in its work.

•    Develop, maintain and promote sound financial practices, including developing and adhering to the annual budget, monitoring all funds, and preparing and maintaining monthly reports and records, in collaboration with the agency’s financial managers and the Board of Trustees;

•    Develop and implement fundraising plans;
•    Identify and pursue new funding sources;
•    Establish strong relationships with funders;
•    Ensure the strategic and timely pursuit of revenue; and
•    Write or assist in writing proposals and other fundraising materials and reports;

Staff Management
•    Supervise, evaluate and promote development of senior management staff;
Board and Partner Relations
•    Coordinate and collaborate with the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee and Board committees to increase and ensure knowledge and involvement of Board members in the programs of NSC;
•    Coordinate and collaborate with NSC’s Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Information Technology and Development contractors;
•    Collaborate and coordinate activities with partner organizations, particularly the United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and local groups and community leaders involved in refugee and immigration issues;

Program Development
•    Develop, oversee and participate in program development and strategic initiatives in coordination with the staff;
•    Develop a communications strategy; and serve as the key representative for NSC to donors, the media, policy makers and corporations;
•    Oversee the development and communication of community outreach efforts and public relation plans.

•    Experience as Chief Executive Officer of a non-profit agency or similar management experience required; specific understanding and experience with service delivery and advocacy for immigrants and refugees preferred;
•    Demonstrated ability to analyze and communicate effectively to a wide and diverse audience including Board and staff members, members of the media, philanthropic and civic leaders.  Demonstrated analytical and communications skills; facility in written and oral communication;
•    Experience in program development and evaluation; ability to participate in consultative planning with staff and board members;
•    Experience in successful fund development including grants, individual donor support and the identification of new funding streams; ability to articulate program initiatives to potential and existing funders in a concise and compelling message;
•    Experience with fundraising plan development and implementation;
•    Experience with government agencies and government contracts;
•    Ability to give attention to detail and meet deadlines; effective project planning with timelines;
•    Experience with developing, interpreting and monitoring program and agency budgets;
•    Demonstrated networking, marketing and public relations skills with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders;
•    Experience in staff management, development, recruitment, retention and conflict resolution;
•    Enthusiastic about Nationalities Service Center’s mission and programs and committed to working with a diverse staff, clients and organizations;
•    Proficiency in the use of communications and office management software applications with an awareness of web/social media applications.

Salary:    Salary commensurate with experience.

Deadline to apply:    September 30, 2013

To apply:    Interested candidates should email their resume and a detailed letter explaining their qualifications and interest in the position to:

Kathy Ochroch, Esq., Member, NSC Board of Trustees
Email address:  [email protected]

Nationalities Service Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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