The Executive Director is the key management leader of the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County (LCFBC) and is responsible for overseeing the staff, administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, public relations and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Areas of Focus
Board Governance: Works with the Board of Directors to execute the mission of the organization.
Responsible for leading the LCFBC in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board.
Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and Committee Chairs, and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board and Committee Chairs to function properly and to make informed decisions.
Financial Performance and Viability: Develops and maintains resources to ensure the financial health of the organization.
Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support the mission of the LCFBC.
Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the organization, including submitting to the Board a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the LCFBC.
Responsible for fiscal management that anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures appropriate resource utilization, and maintains the organization in a positive financial position.
Mission and Strategy: Works with the Board and staff to ensure the mission is achieved through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
Responsible for developing, implementing quality programs as well as data-driven evaluations that help accomplish the mission of the organization.
Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that the organization successfully fulfills its mission into the future.
Responsible for the enhancement of the LCFBC’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, community and private organizations as well as local and state officials.
Organization Operations: Oversees and implements resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
Responsible for hiring, retaining and developing a competent, qualified staff as well as actively engaging nonprofit volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations and funders.
Responsible for the safe operations and maintenance of the organization’s primary office.
Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into, and on behalf of the organization.
Report to and work closely with the Board to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.
Supervise, collaborate with and provide development opportunities for direct reports.
Drive strategic planning and implementation.
Develop and manage annual budget.
Serve as the primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents (local and state officials, students, volunteers, etc.), the media and the general public.
Establish, cultivate and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the organization’s mission.
Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues, i.e. The Pearl Giving Society.
Oversee marketing and other communication efforts.
Oversee, assist and participate in Board and committee meetings.
Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the LCFBC.
Review and approve contracts for services.
Other duties as assigned by the Board.
Professional Qualifications – nonprofit or for-profit organizations
A bachelor’s degree with at least three years of senior management experience; nonprofit experience preferred.
Track record of effectively leading a performance and outcomes-based organization and staff with the ability to provide specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
Commitment to quality programs and data-driven results that help adults with Adult Basic Education skills to improve professional, personal, or community lives.
Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
Skilled in donor relations and understanding of the funding community.
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable and innovative approach to strategy and planning.
Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers, donors and community.
Strong written and verbal communication skills; persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
Experience in and skill in working with a Board of Directors and volunteers.
Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
Experience with volunteer community service programs and/or adult basic education.
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with a diverse people and groups.
Must be willing to work extended hours to promote the mission of the LCFBC.
Additional Salary Information: Includes a Health Reimbursement Account and a phone allowance. Initially 12 PTO days per year and Friday afternoons off.
About Literacy Volunteers of Fort Bend County, Inc. DBA Literacy Council of Fort Bend County
The organization’s mission is to improve family, community, and professional lives through adult literacy education. The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County is dedicated to combating functional illiteracy created by the inability to read, write or speak the English language.
Services provided are:
English as a Second Language
Basic Computer Skills