Under the general direction of the policies adopted by the Imagine Board of Trustees, the Executive Director oversees and directs all operational aspects of Imagine ensuring that the delivery of services is consistent with the mission and strategic vision of Imagine and as outlined by the Bylaws of the Corporation. The Executive Director is expected to enable and ensure the success, viability, and relevance of the organization through developing excellent working relationships with staff, volunteers, community partners, donors, and all stakeholders. The Executive Director provides leadership and supervision of staff and oversees successful development activities, and strong budgetary and financial controls.
- Strategic Planning and Implementation
- Partner with the Board to develop and implement short- and long-term strategic plans.
- Recommend programs that embrace the evolving landscape of grief support services.
- Utilize advances in technology to provide for more efficient delivery of services.
- Oversee and manage all aspects of operations to effectively meet the mission and vision.
- Serve as a non-voting member of the Imagine Board of Trustees.
- Provide regular, comprehensive, and accurate reporting of Imagine’s organizational status to the Board of Trustees.
- Establish and adhere to necessary operational policies and procedures to successfully meet the
mission of Imagine. Development and Outreach
- Partner with the Board of Trustees and Development team to develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising and outreach plan and strategy that is comprehensive and provides for the wide-reaching needs of Imagine’s programs and services.
- Nurture and maintain good working relationships with current and new funding sources to ensure financial stability and growth.
- Identify and secure new sources of funding commensurate with the strategic needs of the organization.
- Identify and build relationships with like-minded organizations across the end of life and bereavement support field.
- Identify and build strategic relationships with leaders of other like-minded non-profit organizations.
- In partnership with the Founder, represent Imagine at national gatherings, conferences, and events to ensure that Imagine has a presence and is known throughout the community, State, and Nationally.
Financial Management and Reporting
- Develop and oversee the annual operating budget and annual financial statement audit/tax, in close coordination with the Board Treasurer and Finance Committee.
- Provide monthly status reports to the Board of Trustees including a detailed income statement, balance sheet, cash flows, and performance to the budget to be approved by the Board of Trustees.
- Partner with the Finance Committee to review and update financial policies and procedures as needed to ensure proper checks and balances and financial management of Imagine funds.
- In conjunction with the Imagine Board, maintain adequate operational financial reserves at all times.
Personnel Management and Leadership
- Develop overall staffing plan commensurate with organizational needs, mission, and vision and consistent with revenues.
- Demonstrate strong leadership of a culture of accountability, results orientation, and operational efficiency.
- Evaluate and update staff job descriptions as needed to ensure that the needs of programs and operations are met.
- Set personal employee goals and conduct regular staff performance appraisals with a focus on employee growth and development.
- Make recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding new staff positions as needed.
- Recruit, interview and select candidates as needed and ensure diversity, inclusion, and equity
Communications and Public Relations
- Partner with the Board of Trustees, Founder, and volunteers to develop and implement a comprehensive marketing, communications, and outreach plan and strategy for Imagine.
- Develop and manage message content and dissemination using various communication channels including electronic and traditional media.
- Serve as spokesperson for the organization, and collaborate with Founder, representing the programs and point of view of the organization with media, allied agencies, and the general public.
- 5 – 8 years serving in a leadership position within a non-profit organization required.
- PhD/PsyD/Master’s degree preferred; Bachelor’s degree considered with appropriate
- Clinical experience and knowledge supporting bereaved children, teenagers, and families
- Strong, proven track record in successful financial management and results.
- Strong general business acumen.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Strong leadership skills and ability to inspire positive interaction and teamwork among staff and
- Demonstrated commitment to and experience implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion
across organizations at all levels.
- Proven commitment to staff retention, staff development and the ability to create a caring,
professional, respectful workplace culture.
- Demonstrated track record in securing major funding, implementing successful fundraising
programs, and leading high-level development activities.
Typical Physical Demands
- Occasional standing, walking, lifting, reaching, kneeling, bending, stooping, pushing, and pulling.
- Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds.
- Frequent sitting.
- Manual dexterity.
- Good reading eyesight and vision for close work.
- Ability to communicate by speaking and hearing in person or on the phone.
Those interested in applying, please email a cover letter and resume to EDjobs@imaginenj.org