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Executive Director Houston


Provides the overall leadership and management for those strategies designed to create cost effective and on-going sources of revenue, community presence, and mission enhancement within the chapter's chartered area.


Accountable for managing chapter human and financial resources through the development of an annual Budget and Plan of Operations, and in administering organization policies and procedures necessary to the efficient functioning of the chapter through innovation, collaboration, excellence and a culture of accountability to the organizations mission.


Mission Involvement, Community Development and Public Relations

  • Provides the leadership, management and support for the development of mission driven programs.
  • Serves as the primary staff spokesperson to promote the understanding of the organization's mission and presence in the chapter market areas.
  • Cultivates productive relationships with the media and various constituent and related groups including professional, medical, educational, patients and families and grass-roots leadership.

Fund Raising

  • Establishes an annual income development plan that represents broad opportunities for special events fundraising, donor prospecting, cultivation, retention, upgrading, acknowledgement and recognition.
  • Serves as the primary liaison to and motivator and manager of the Board in its fundraising responsibilities.
  • Directs, and is actively engaged in, the cultivation and meaningful involvement of volunteers at all levels in income producing activities.
  • Evaluates the income growth potential of all chapter activities and develops appropriate strategies to ensure income stability and growth.
  • Evaluates the resources within the chapter chartered area and develops plans which support maximum market penetration.
  • Directs the cultivation and acquisition of foundation and corporate contributions through sponsorship and material and/or in-kind support.

Chapter Development

  • Provides leadership, direction, management and training for chapter staff in the development and implementation of organizational plans.
  • Provides leadership, support, materials, reports and assistance in building and implementing the on-going development of a strong board, community presence, and volunteer base.
  • Initiates and manages the development of the chapter's annual budget and plan of operations for short and long-range goals.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the organization's mission and its programs to address them.


  • In consultation with Human Resources, performs chapter personnel management functions, including, but not limited to employment/termination, performance management, training, supervision, compensation changes.
  • Oversees the efficient and effective operation of chapter personnel and the facility in accordance with the policies and procedures established.
  • Administers the chapter's accounting practices, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of its financial reports.
  • Appraises operating results in terms of costs, approved budget compliance, operating policies, trends and increased net profit opportunities.
  • Interprets and administers the personnel policies and procedures.
  • Ensures and oversees the preparation of reports, chapter records and other documentation as requested which present the progress and status of the chapter's plans and activities.
  • Implements the approval process for all contracts, purchases and banking activities in accordance with organization operational policies and/or practices.
  • Represents the best interests, professionalism and integrity of the organization in all activities and relationships through a unified message of the mission and a commitment to organizational standards.
  • Provides leadership in building confidence and strong working relationships between the chapter office and the national office.
  • Ensures that the policies adopted by the organization through the National Board are understood and followed by all employees.

Position Requirements

  • Knowledge and skill in nonprofit management with emphasis on proven fundraising results, board and volunteer development and mission delivery.
  • Proficiency in fiscal management.
  • Ability to leverage relationships and negotiate agreements.
  • Skilled in exercising sound judgment and in possession of good analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven supervisory, leadership and team building skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in community development and strategic planning.
  • Minimum education level - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible related experience with a minimum of 3 years in a supervisory capacity.

If interested, please submit resume and cover letter to

Page updated: February 26th, 2013


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