The Executive Director is the professional leader and official representative of the Children's Trust of Alachua County. This position oversees the implementation of the Trust's strategic direction and policies in order to pursue the organization's vision and achieve its mission.
The Executive Director provides strategic visioning, planning and operational leadership consistent with the mission of the taxing district to ensure fully integrated service delivery and to maximize the use of resources available in the community to positively impact the lives of children and families in Alachua County.
Examples of Duties:
GENERAL DUTIES Planning, budgeting, advocacy, community leadership, implementing, managing and evaluating the activities and functions of the Children's Trust of Alachua County.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES This position is responsible for the overall operations of the Children's Trust of Alachua County. Specific duties may be assigned to other personnel with appropriate oversight. Final accountability remains with this position.
STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP Assists the Trust Board in defining the organization's vision, mission, strategic direction, and policies.
Develops a comprehensive set of guiding principles and values that guides all considerations on how to achieve the Children's Trust of Alachua County's (CTAC) vision, mission and goals.
In concert with and after consultations with appropriate providers, community partners, community representatives, managers, and staff, sets the direction and focus of activity.
Oversees the development of a business plan for the CTAC that anticipates, assesses, and shapes responses to both short-term issues and long-term opportunities and challenges.
Engages with the stakeholder community to promote the CTAC's mission and vision and recruits supporters and strategic partners.
Establishes credibility within the CTAC and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.
Collaborates to develop and implement systems, processes and procedures and personnel designed to achieve the objectives of the Trust.
Uses independent judgment to plan, prioritize and organize a diversified workload.
Principal spokesperson of the CTAC and stakeholder queries.
JOB OBJECTIVES Planning
Work with the Board to develop a Strategic Plan and update as appropriate.
Direct the activities of the CTAC based on the strategic plan.
Institute mechanisms to ensure community involvement in planning processes.
Work with other local planning bodies to ensure coordination and consistency of efforts.
Develop benchmarks to track progress toward strategic goals.
Financial and Program Management
Preparation, management and oversight of annual budget and funding recommendations for Board approval.
Preparation and oversight of budget model forecast for planning purposes.
Establishment of policies and procedures related to the evaluation of funding requests.
Oversight of program and fiscal monitoring of funded programs.
Foster high levels of customer service to ensure effectiveness and further development of customer-centered service delivery.
Establish work environment that fosters a productive work culture.
Prioritize a dynamic workload.
Develop and provide oversight to such organizational plans and procedures as necessary for effective operations.
Manage and direct the activities of staff to ensure programs are properly executed and the CTAC's priority objectives are achieved.
To lead and ensure the effective management of the Council in meeting the statutory functions relevant to CTAC.
Participate and oversee emergency planning and responses to emergency situations when required to do so.
Other administrative duties as required.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND ADVOCACY
Establishment and oversight of mechanisms to communicate the activities of the CTAC to the community.
Develop and foster effective, and collaborative, external working relationship with community stakeholders within the community in order to address key strategic issues facing the community.
Build and foster effective relations among a diverse array of individuals.
Representation of the CTAC to the community.
Representation of the CTAC at various local and state events addressing issues related to the interests and mission of the CTAC.
Work with local legislative delegation and local elected officials to advance the interests of the children and families.
Communicate the CTAC's positions to providers and the community.
Provide directional leadership and sound, imaginative advice to the Board on all matters relating to CTAC.
Develops and maintains positive and open relationship and communication with the Board.
Ensures the Board is kept informed of relevant policy issues and relevant operational issues.
Preparation and oversight of agendas and supporting materials for Board meetings.
Preparation and oversight of recommendations as requested by the Board.
Assists the Chair in matters relating to Board member participation and meetings.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Strong management and leadership skills including, but not limited to, consensus building, conflict resolution, motivation, decision-making.
Knowledge of strategic planning.
Knowledge of local, state, national and corporate funding streams.
Knowledge of curriculum design and training assessment.
Experience in social service or community planning.
Understanding of major policy issues involving children and families.
Experience in advocacy for children and families, especially with marginalized and vulnerable populations.
Experience in competitive procurement and program evaluation.
Highly developed skills in oral and written communication and personal interaction.
Ability to analyze data from a variety of sources and use it to form strategic initiatives and evaluate programming.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Duties are primarily performed in a general office environment and the community. Position and duties require:
Employee must travel to off-site facilities in visiting agencies throughout the community and participate in off-site meetings.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of auxiliary aids or services.
Cognitive skills in order to perform essential functions.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible administrative experience in budget (Minimum $2 million) and program management and strategic planning. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for the minimum requirements listed.
Salary Range: $85,000 (Salary negotiable based upon education & experience)
NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alachua
Additional Salary Information: Salary Range: $85,000 (Salary negotiable based upon education & experience)
Internal Number: FY19-08855
About Alachua County Board of County Commissioners
Alachua County's mission is to provide responsive service to citizens and responsible stewardship of county resources for current and future generations.
Vision and Values
Vision - Alachua County is committed to responsible stewardship of the resources entrusted to us by our citizens, realizing that our natural and human resources are our most valuable assets. Furthermore, Alachua County is dedicated to be transparent and responsive, creating an atmosphere of trust with the citizens we serve.
Values -To meet this mission, employees should recognize these fundamental values and these values should serve as a guide to employee conduct and actions where policies are silent or in apparent conflict:
Integrity. We adhere to standards of ethical conduct.
Honesty. We are truthful, fair and open with our fellow employees and the people we serve.
Respect. We are responsive, compassionate and courteous in all our interactions.
Diversity. We embrace the value and power of diversity in our community.
Innovation. We are committed to the consideration and implementation of new ideas.?
Accountability. We are accountable for our behavior and the quality of... work performed individually and as teams.
Communication. Our open communication and sharing of ideas enhances the decision-making process.
NOTE: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR VACANCIES POSTED, ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alachua