Executive Director, Philadelphia City Rowing

Posted by Philadelphia City Rowing on May 21, 2018

Reports To: Board Chairman

Context and Key Expectations
● Over the last seven years, PCR has built successful programs and a vibrant community. Our new Executive Director will help us enhance our internal capacity to create a sustainable and resilient organizational framework to support the continued success of PCR.
● Our Executive Director will focus on achieving our vision, using their operational and management expertise to enhance our youth development programming to best recruit and retain students in our target population.
● We expect our Executive Director to responsibly manage an annual operating budget of $400k and growing, administer grants, and keep organized records (with the assistance of a part-time bookkeeper).
● Our Executive Director will be a competent fundraiser, with assistance from the board, in diversifying our revenue streams by identifying and cultivating new donors. We expect our Executive Director will balance their time between fundraising tasks and operations.
● We expect our Executive Director to live our values, managing and communicating (internally and externally) in a manner that exemplifies the core values of PCR.

Objective and Description
Direct and manage Philadelphia City Rowing as an organization, in line with its vision and mission, adhering at all times to Philadelphia City Rowing’s values, while pursuing stated objectives.

Operational Leadership
● Optimize PCR’s organizational framework to ensure operational efficiency and sustainability. Includes appropriate staffing, training and talent management.
● Lead Board in developing an organizational strategy, establishing clear roles and responsibilities for board members, and supporting the recruitment of future board members.
● Responsible for management and execution of multi-faceted programs, using best practices in positive youth development.
● Develop and manage annual operating budget in close coordination with the Board Chairman.
● Establish and update procedural and training manuals, best practices and policies for rapidly growing organization.
● Maintain all Memoranda of Understandings (MOU), insurance documents, clearances, collaborative and contractual agreements, and any other official records as needed to secure safe operation and compliance of the program.
● Accountable for ongoing facilities management and contractual agreements for training facilities, office and boatyard.
● Responsible for recruitment and management of volunteer, alumni and parent networks.
● Oversee student-athlete recruitment within defined target population.
● Coordinate, schedule and report on appropriate Outcomes Assessments, Monitoring and Evaluation Systems for all program components.

● Accountable for, with support from Board, on creation and execution of a
fundraising strategy that promotes the vision, and mission, and meets financial goals.
● Sustain and maximize existing relationships, and cultivate new relationships with private, public and corporate funders
● Responsible for identifying funding opportunities, crafting grant proposals and grants administration; preparing presentation materials and conducting site visits.
● Accountable for, with support from Board, relevant staff and/or volunteers, execution of fundraising events.

● Act as external face of PCR. Maintain professionalism in written and spoken communications.
● Drive relevant personnel in the creation of a communications strategy, inclusive of website, social media, and recurring newsletters.
● Facilitate a productive working relationship with the Board of Directors, leveraging the Board’s strengths to advance the organization. Attend all Board of Directors meetings and prepare Annual Report.
● Maintain and establish collaborative relationships with PCR partners and stakeholders.

Candidate Requirements
● Experience leading positive youth development programs.
● Experience developing or enhancing a Board of Directors.
● Proven success in meeting fundraising goals while driving efficient operations within an organization.
● Successfully managed full-time, part-time, and/or volunteer staff.
● Ability to engage PCR’s community in a culturally competent manner.
● Preferred, but not required…
o Background in athletics, education and/or counseling
o Established relationships within the Philadelphia non-profit community
o Ability to maximize talent within a smaller organization

Questions or applications can be sent to hiring@philadelphiacityrowing.org


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