The Director will lead MENTOR Central Ohio, an affiliate of MENTOR, which is a unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring across the U.S. MENTOR Central Ohio serves central Ohio as a service of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. We provide quality benchmarks, resources, training, and technical assistance to agencies and their staff so they may increase and improve their program's capacity, sustainability, safety and impact on youth. We also seek to elevate awareness of mentoring and its benefits for youth in the community and convene providers, funders and community resources with a goal to increase the number of youth impacted by quality relationships. This full time exempt position has two direct reports plus part time contractors.
President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
Essential Job Activities and Responsibilities:
Strategy and Leadership
Working with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio CEO, and MENTOR affiliate expectations, spearhead the development, implementation and evaluation of a strategic plan that involves key stakeholders, including those in philanthropy, nonprofit partners and government agencies to guide the organizational plan, benchmarks and outcomes.
Provide overall management of the MENTOR Central Ohio Advisory Council – plan agendas, communication, solicitations and reporting of outcomes.
Develop an annual budget and resource development plan for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio CEO and finance department approval and manage programs within those guidelines.
Actively participate in MENTOR’s Affiliate Network and engage in building competencies and capacity related to the core functions of a MENTOR Affiliate.
Fund Development, Advocacy and Communications
Develop and implement a fundraising strategy that builds on relationships with existing funders, partners and individual donors to drive organization sustainability.
Periodically review and revise partnership structures, services and fee packages to generate revenue while remaining accessible and competitive.
Serve as spokesperson for MENTOR Central Ohio to community organizations and media for the purpose of increasing community awareness and soliciting support.
Work with community partners to support local and national mentor recruitment campaigns, publish and community program results with an emphasis on the successes of quality mentoring.
Advocate and build public awareness to mobilize leaders to support youth mentoring at the local and state levels.
Programmatic and Operational Management
Ensure programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation and consistent quality of finance, customer management and communication systems.
Ensure an effective system for tracking resources and deliverables against contracts and grant requirements.
Continually evaluate opportunities for program expansion locally and into geographic areas where youth could benefit from high quality mentoring.
Manage consultation, contracting and service delivery process to deepen customer relationships over time, maximize service utilization and improve safety, effectiveness and outcomes of mentoring programs.
Hire, supervise and support staff to deliver on strategic outcomes and maintain a positive climate that attracts and motivates a diverse staff.
Oversee and manage all aspects of day-to-day operations and work in an integrated manner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio staff on fund development, human resources, marketing and accounting.
Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree - Master's Degree preferred.
3-5 years management experience working for a non-profit or for-profit organization. An established record of experience managing a team and exceeding goals with a bottom-line orientation.
Must be willing and able to work with diverse populations and in diverse areas.
Strong strategic thinking and organizational development skills with an ability to use data to make decisions and to translate strategy to action.
A track record of cultivating donors and securing financial and in-kind resources.
Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills that can be adapted based on audience.
Understanding of finance, systems, and HR; broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, finance, information systems, human resources, and marketing.
Working knowledge/intermediate level user of MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Salesforce or other donor/client management systems a plus.
Must be available to attend events in the early morning, evening and weekends.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer