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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Executive Director @ Utah Nonprofits Association | Deadline: Oct 28

Salary: $50,000 - $60,000, DOE
Job Description: Announcement of Executive Director Position

Reports to: Chair, Board of Directors

Status: Full-time, exempt

Salary: $50,000 - $60,000, dependent upon experience (non-negotiable above $60,000)
$2000 health benefit allowance package, 401(k), six weeks vacation


The Utah Nonprofits Association Strengthens Organizations that Strengthen our Community. Led by experienced nonprofit executives and community leaders, this membership organization has been the voice of the sector for 21 years. With a focus on Knowledge, Benefits and Engagement, we are Utah’s leading authority on the nonprofit sector. UNA provides research, networking, advocacy, member benefits and training on management, fundraising and financial accountability throughout the state of Utah. UNA seeks to promote a greater understanding of the role and impact of the nonprofit sector and encourages cooperative efforts among community-minded corporate entities, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Our current membership includes over 650 organizations and individuals; including arts and culture groups, historical societies, homeless and battered women’s shelters, agencies that provide basic needs to individuals and families, museums, agencies that improve the lives of children and individuals with disabilities, and environmental and animal protection groups.


Utah Nonprofits Association is seeking a visionary leader to continue the legacy of service to the Utah nonprofit community, and to implement the Board of Director’s strategic plan. The Executive Director is the primary administrator of UNA and reports directly to the Board of Directors. This position is responsible for financial management, human resources (managing office staff), program and policy development, public relations, fundraising and event management and oversight of all activities of the organization. The Executive Director is the spokesperson for UNA and is often called on by the press for comment on the nonprofit sector. The ideal candidate for this position will have a passionate commitment to the nonprofit sector as demonstrated through their experience, education or volunteerism.

The three opportunities that await the successful candidate include:
1. being a strong voice of the nonprofit community throughout the state, including training and advocacy
2. continuing to build a strong development program and organizational financial sustainability
3. continuing to build and sustain strong relationships with nonprofit organizations, foundations, government, corporations, etc.

The ideal candidate is an executive at a respected nonprofit or public institution, or alternatively, brings significant nonprofit experience developed through voluntary service in the sector.

Functions of the Position: (We recognize that this is a broad, comprehensive list of duties achieved in collaboration with a working Board of Directors. Each candidate will be asked to respond to his/her key areas of strength and focus.)

• Demonstrate cutting-edge knowledge of nonprofit and public policy issues;
• Effectively communicate the vision and mission of UNA and develop a statewide strategic marketing plan;
• Develop strong relationships and collaborations with Board members, nonprofit organizations, foundations, individual donors, sponsors, community partners, government entities, corporations, educational institutions and research institutions;
• Serves as primary representative and passionate advocate of UNA and the nonprofit sector to general public, media, and other organizations statewide;
• Function as the spokesperson for UNA and the voice for the nonprofit sector all of Utah;
• Demonstrate and model personal integrity and ethics;
• Function as a coach and mentor to members and prospective members;
• Develop strong relationships and collaborations for member nonprofits statewide.

Board Engagement:
• Report directly to the Chair of the Board who evaluates performance annually;
• Serve as a resource to the Board, assisting with agendas, meeting logistics and communications;
• Attend all meetings of Board and Executive Committee as nonvoting member;
• Provide background for Board to make informed decisions in developing policies and strategic plans;
• Collaborate with Board to develop strategic plans, goals, objectives, action items and timelines;
• Ensure implementation of Board policies and strategic plan;
• Report to the Board on progress and course corrections of strategic plan, objectives and timelines;
• Recommend and initiate new policies and program to enhance UNA’s mission, strategic plan and services;
• Monitor, assist and coordinate the activities of all UNA committees to insure effective Board governance;
• Assist with Board recruitment and training.

Fund Raising and Management:
• Collaborate with Board Development Committee to develop a fundraising plan to meet current and long term financial needs for Board approval;
• Implement fundraising strategies with support from Board;
• Write grant proposals and negotiate grant awards;
• Monitor grant programs for compliance and produce all required reporting.

Financial Management:
• Collaborate with Board Finance Committee to develop an annual budget for Board approval;
• Approve and directs expenditures within the Board approved budget;
• Appropriately maintain all financial records;
• Prepare monthly financial statements for Executive Committee and Board review.

• Oversee and supervise the daily operation of the UNA office and functions;
• Manage all aspects of human resources including recruitment, selection, development, coaching, team building, performance review and termination of volunteers, interns and staff;
• Oversee implementation of workshops, seminars, conferences, breakfast events, networking socials and forums;
• Oversee implementation of membership recruitment and retention programs, benefits, resources, publications, website, advocacy, and service provider arrangements;
• Oversee implementation of nonprofit sector research and production of reports;
• Ensure program quality and consistency including evaluations and member satisfaction surveys;
• Comply with all national, state and local legal and reporting requirements.

Marketing and Public Relations:
• Collaborate with Board to develop and implement communication, lobbying and advocacy plans and position statements;
• Perform as liaison to UNA members, donors, corporate sponsors and government officials;
• Oversee UNA marketing of training, events and member benefits.

Other duties may arise as the strategic plan evolves over time.

Required Skills and Background:
• Demonstrates personal ethics and integrity and will support and model the UNA Code of Ethics;
• At least 7 years of professional experience with demonstrable increases in administrative, programmatic and managerial responsibilities;
• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree, Nonprofit Academy of Excellence Certificate or CFRE preferred;
• Demonstrated success in developing and managing an annual budget in excess of $250,000;
• Experience in project management, research and evaluation;
• Demonstrated fundraising and special events success as well as understanding of the principles of effective fundraising;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Exceptional interpersonal skills;
• Proven experience providing direction, leadership and vision to a nonprofit staff, board and/or volunteers;
• Proven experience with public relations, media relations and marketing on a statewide level;
• Ability to develop statewide partnerships and collaborations to further the UNA mission.

How to Apply: Email a cover letter, salary requirements and resume to the UNA Executive Director Search Committee at UNA.resume@gmail.com. Please include three references, her/his relationship to you, and a current contact phone number for each.

Application Closing Date: Friday, October 28, 2011, 5:00 p.m. Applicants will be notified by mail prior to November 4 as to his/her status. Please, no phone calls to UNA staff.

For more information: To learn more about the Utah Nonprofits Association, please visit our website at www.utahnonprofits.org.

Thank you for your interest in Utah Nonprofits Association!
How to Apply: Email a cover letter, salary requirements and resume to the UNA Executive Director Search Committee at UNA.resume@gmail.com. Please include three references, her/his relationship to you, and a current contact phone number for each.

Closing Date: October 28, 2011, 5:00PM
Your Website: Visit organizational website.
Contact:Contact Name: UNA Executive Director Search Committee
Email: UNA.resume@gmail.com

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