Village Project is hiring!
Village Project is seeking a candidate for Executive Director.
Do you have a passion for our mission, vision and ideals? We are seeking the right candidate to lead our team.
We are looking for a full-time Executive Director. We will be accepting applications for the position through Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Candidates are asked to send a cover letter explaining their interest and how their experience and skills match the position, along with a current resume, salary requirements, and three professional references with the reference’s name, email address and daytime contact info to: VPsearch2021@gmail.com. We will acknowledge receipt of applications. Those we feel may be a match for this position will be contacted by April 15, 2021. We apologize that we are unable to communicate personally with each applicant.
A job description for the position follows. Please help us spread the word by passing this information on to anyone you believe may be interested. Thank you for your support of Village Project.
The Village Project Search Committee
Executive Director – Job Description
Purpose: Responsible for providing leadership to the organization, our staff, and volunteers, and implementing our vision, missions, and ideals. Leads, directs, and coordinates the activities of Village Project (VP) in accordance with policies, goals, and objectives established by the Board of Directors. Oversees Village Project financials to ensure operations are accurate, secure, and legal.
MAJOR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES –
- Board of Directors – Take direction and work with the Board to ensure that VP operates with a clear mission and vision. Inform the Board about opportunities, issues, challenges, and events which impact the organization. Provide for the coordination of Board meetings and communications.
- Fund Development– Enhance targeted fundraising activities. Cultivate current and new donors including foundations, individuals, and corporations in order to sustain and expand VP. Develop relationships with funders of VP and maintain regular communications with those funders. Coordinate all major Special Events.
- Operational Management– Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization. Direct the hiring, supervision, and dismissal of staff, including their training and performance evaluation in conjunction with the Executive Operations Director.
- Financial Management– Responsible for the fiscal health of the organization. Work with the Board and Finance Director to prepare and maintain an annual budget that supports the mission and vision of the organization. Monitor expenditures and income. Represent VP to financial institutions, accounting, and legal professionals necessary to operate the organization.
- Relationship Building– Reinforce existing partnerships and build new strategic collaborations. Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization. Effectively communicate with donors, community leaders, and partners to further VP’s mission. Oversee marketing and PR efforts including publications, the VP website, and social media.
- Technology – Enhance strategy for VP’s technology footprint including website, social media, ecommerce, donor/volunteer data tracking, and financial records. Engage subject matter experts to execute strategy with a focus on efficiency, simplicity, and data security.
- Understanding of and passion for Village Project Mission, Vision, and Ideals
- Minimum of five years in a leadership role in the non-profit, public, or private sector
- Demonstrated thinking, proven track record executing a strategic vision (Range of experience in strategic thinking, fund development, and community relations)
- Track record of working effectively with a board
- Proven communication, interpersonal, and management skills
- Familiarity with and relationships in our core communities (Avon, Avon Lake, Bay Village, Rocky River and Westlake) is highly preferred
- Computer proficiency: word and apple products, Google Docs, general familiarity with data bases
- Bachelors Degree preferred
- Self-starter – ability to work independently and make decisions under time constraints
- Positive and encouraging to staff and volunteers
- Direct and constructive when addressing conflict
- Ability to be flexible, adjust and embrace the changes of a growing non-profit
OTHER PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
- Ethical and moral standards
- Impeccable integrity
- Compassionate and energetic
- Credible and trustworthy
- Team player
- Flexible schedule
- Paid time off
- Professional development assistance
TIME REQUIREMENTS: Full Time – 40 hours + per week
- Regular hours Monday – Friday
- Evening and weekend hours required occasionally for meetings and events
- Flexibility in adjusting schedule to compensate for hours spent beyond typical work week.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports directly to the Village Project Board of Directors.
Village Project, established on September 24, 2010, was modeled after the Ceres Community Project of Sebastopol, California. After receiving a copy of the Ceres Project cookbook, Nourishing Connections, Barb Harrell (Village Project Executive Director) learned Ceres’ innovative concept of gathering community to minister to neighbors in health crises, by providing nourishing meals.
Under the supervision of adult volunteer cooks, teens take responsibility for the major portion of meal preparation and packaging. Through this experience local teens learn about nutrition, meal planning, cooking and service. Younger students assist in the organic garden learning the importance of fresh food and growing techniques. (covid has required us to adjust our operations; however, we hope to return to typical operations in mid-2021.)
Today, over 40,000 meals and extended services have been provided to over 400 families living in Avon, Avon Lake, Bay Village, Rocky River, and Westlake, Ohio. In addition to serving nutritious meals, clients also receive extended support such as yard clean up, errand running, holiday baskets, flower bouquets, and more. Volunteers number beyond 600, from the ages of two to 90 years. The benefit of working in a multi-generational volunteer setting has been a tremendous gift to the more than 600 volunteers involved; resulting in appreciation and respect for others gifts, talents, experience, wisdom, and energy.
P.O. Box 40023
Bay Village, Ohio 44140
|Village Project is proud to share our Mission, Vision and Ideals.
MISSION: To come together as a community of all ages to provide nourishing meals and extended care and service to our neighbors experiencing cancer.
VISION: We provide a vehicle to approach the devastating disease of cancer in a positive hopeful manner by utilizing individual gifts and talents in a corporate, multi-generational setting to provide healthful meals, extended support, and an opportunity for all to experience the joy of serving.