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Executive Director

Company: Thrive Alliance
Location: Oakland
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

TransForm - Executive Director - Thrive, The Alliance of Nonprofits for San Mateo County About Events Resources Programs Job Board Membership August 4, 2020 TransForm - Executive Director Executive/Managerial TransForm is seeking an Executive Director to report directly to the Board of Directors and leads a 22-person staff. This position is an opportunity to shape the agenda of an award-winning and highly regarded organization at a time of great possibility. TransForm's staff and board are aligned in their commitment to advance a strong anti-racist policy agenda and seek an Executive Director to bring new energy and leadership to this ongoing effort. With additional untapped funding opportunities, the new Executive Director can develop and share innovative models that could strengthen every community in the nation. About TransFormFor more than 20 years, TransForm has brought together environmental, social justice, and health advocates to shape transportation and land use decisions for the benefit of people and the planet. TransForm's work is rooted in relationships - with communities most impacted by racism, exclusion, and pollution; and with organizational partners working for justice and change. In the years since TransForm's founding, often alongside the same groups it started with, the organization has helped win tens of billions of dollars and groundbreaking policies in support of public transportation, smart growth, affordable housing, and bicycle and pedestrian improvements. Key Duties and Responsibilities:Development and Fundraising (30-40%)

  • Partner with the Development Team to execute the fundraising plan with an emphasis on shared fundraising responsibilities among staff, providing training as appropriate.
  • Nurture the staff-led Institutional Fundraising Team and identify when additional capacity is needed.
  • Develop relationships with new and existing donors and funders. Strategy Development and Vision (30-40%)
    • Lead a strategy development process to set TransForm's vision and prioritize the organization's objectives for the next five years.
    • Help guide the organization's major programmatic activities and ensure their alignment with available funding, as well as TransForm's updated strategic plan.
    • Identify trends in the mobility justice sector, community needs, and funding opportunities in order to strategically guide and support the organization as a whole.
    • Represent TransForm to its stakeholders including funders, agency partners, and the communities it serves.
    • With program teams, develop and support partnerships and external collaborations to advance TransForm's standing and reputation in the field. Organizational Development and Management (20%)
      • Partner with the Management Team to set the tone, maintain a healthy and positive workplace, and create a climate of trust and openness.
      • Support the successful development of new leadership among the staff, including mentoring and professional training, as appropriate.
      • Implement TransForm's social justice action plan in collaboration with senior staff and the Management Team.
      • Reinforce and update, as needed, the organizational structure to ensure decision-making and processes are in alignment with TransForm's shared leadership goals.
      • Supervise and coach 3-5 direct reports. Recruitment Profile: Executive Director July 10, 2020.Fiscal Management (5%)
        • Conduct strategic financial decision-making, with support from staff and Board Finance Committee.
        • Facilitate staff directors' engagement in organizational and program-level financial evaluations, adjusting expenses to respond to changing revenues, if needed.
        • Partner with finance and operations staff to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements, monitor the annual budget, provide timely internal reporting and forecasting, and ensure that adequate funds are available to permit TransForm to carry out its work.Board Coordination (5%)
          • Facilitate strong Board and staff alignment around strategic planning, revisions to organizational structure, and annual and long-range programmatic and financial goals.
          • Regularly update the Board on organizational, programmatic, and financial objectives.
          • Attend Board Meetings to represent TransForm's strategic mission, including serving as staff liaison to the Board Committees: Board Excellence, Social Justice, Board Recruitment, Fundraising, and Finance committees. Professional Requirements: The successful candidate must have an understanding of urban/transportation/regional planning, land use, affordable housing, or environmental policy, ideally through an affiliation with a nonprofit, a government agency, or a private sector organization. Additional essential requirements include:
            • A minimum of 15 years of relevant experience that includes at least 3-5 years in a senior leadership position with significant strategic planning, budget and staff responsibilities.
            • Professional and/or personal experience with underserved or historically marginalized communities, and/or social justice organizations that integrate equity and inclusion into their internal and external work.
            • A fiscally prudent management style with a track record of guiding budgets and raising funds to ensure financial stability.
            • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience with strategic communications and messaging. The acquisition and management of foundation and government grants is a critical responsibility of the Executive Director, in collaboration with several other members of the TransForm team. Candidates should have experience in two or more of: public and private sector funding, cultivating high-net donors, soliciting and closing large gifts, and competency in balancing and creating numerous funding sources. Ideally, the selected candidate(s) will have a sustained track-record of fundraising success at similar-sized organizations. Additional Desired Professional Characteristics Include:
              • Familiarity with the San Francisco Bay Area and experience in the California legislative and regulatory environment.
              • Experience developing partnerships among nonprofits, community-based organizations, private sector entities, and social justice organizations.
              • A bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience, in a relevant discipline. Personal Characteristics: Our client is seeking a visionary and strategic leader who can anticipate emerging trends in the equitable and sustainable development and mobility justice sectors and listen to and respect community needs. In addition, the Executive Director must be:
                • A leader committed to serving the organization who understands and supports group decision-making and is dedicated to decentralizing decision-making power.
                • An innovative thinker and skilled collaborator who can work effectively and deepen relationships with diverse staff, board members, and external stakeholders.
                • An inclusive administrator who can strengthen and build upon TransForm's value of supporting people marginalized by racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression to grow and advance their careers.
                • A coach and mentor who supports the personal agency of all staff and ensures TransForm's internal culture continues to strive for fairness and equity.
                • Lived experience with issues related to transportation equity and affordable housing would be a significant plus. The ideal candidate doesn't just have these qualities, they have proven experience setting up and supporting systems to actualize the values they represent.Compensation:
                  • To attract the multi-talented Executive Director, TransForm is offering a competitive compensation package with a salary ranging from $150-160,000, depending upon the successful candidate's qualifications.
                  • TransForm also provides 100% employer paid medical and dental care premiums, Commuter Checks (up to $150 per month), a 403(b) retirement plan, and a generous paid leave policy.
                  • Relocation reimbursement may be provided for the exceptional candidate TransForm is seeking.Location:
                    • This position is located in downtown Oakland, California. TransForm staff are all currently working remotely in line with public health guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Job Type
                      • Full-TimeTo Apply
                        • Please submit a brief cover letter and r--sum-- as attachments via e-mail to: search@mccormackkristel.com Application Deadline
                          • Applications must be submitted by September 11, 2020. Please note that your education, dates of employment, and other information will be verified prior to an offer. Source: TransForm - Executive Director Tagged: Full-Time Newer Post Pacific Beach Coalition - Grant Writer Older Post San Mateo County Office of Education - Educational Data Analyst Job Board Free platform where you can find new job and volunteer opportunities in the Silicon Valley nonprofit sector. Explore opportunities.-- Job Function
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