Job Description – President

About Promising Pages

Promising Pages provides ownership of books to underserved children and cultivates a lifelong love of reading through innovative literacy programs and partnerships.  Over its seven years operating as a local not-for-profit organization, Promising Pages has upcycled more than 500,000 books to children in the greater Charlotte area growing up with few, if any, books of their own.  These books are redistributed through our unique programs, Bookworm Bootcamp and Books on Break, designed to create an excitement for books and a love of reading as well as through our more than thirty partnerships with other not-for-profit organizations.

 

Position Summary

The President reports to the Board of Directors for Promising Pages and serves at the pleasure of the Board. The President will serve on the Executive Committee. The President will also be responsible for executing the organization’s vision, managing and developing the staff, and ensuring that Promising Pages’ budgeting, operations, marketing, human resources, technology and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization. In addition, the President will propose to the Executive Committee any changes to the organization’s book collection or distribution programs that will or may affect the organization’s vision, strategic goals, strategies and initiatives, so that they can be properly vetted by the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors as appropriate.  The President will also engage with the Executive Committee to discuss significant resource and personnel issues.  The Board of Directors will have the ultimate decision-making authority as to the organization’s vision, goals, strategies, initiatives and resource and personnel issues, including compensation, hiring and firing.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Serving on the Executive Committee.
  • Ensuring program excellence, program evaluation and quality administration.
  • Overseeing internal and external communications, including maintaining the website, developing processes for creating and posting information, and the annual report.
  • Managing the Human Resources aspects of the organization to include leading, developing and engaging highly efficient staff and allocating resources as needed and as appropriate.
  • Overseeing daily administrative, budgeting, accounting, marketing calendars, and grant writing calendars.
  • Partnering with Treasurer and accounting firm to ensure finances are properly tracked and managed for essential reporting (i.e., to the IRS and other grantors).
  • Preparing the organization for an audit and implementing recommendations from the audit findings.
  • Identifying, authoring and managing contracts and creative relationships with partners and vendors.
  • Assisting the CEO by maintaining relationships with major funders, assisting with fund development strategies, and participating with the CEO in pitch meetings with funders and potential funders when appropriate.
  • Identifying and managing core work processes that include, but are not limited to, systemization and standardization of processes.
  • Participating in coaching and mentoring opportunities.
  • Identifying, documenting and leveraging information technology systems for the organization and properly utilizing data to drive continuous improvement.

 

Requirements:

  • BA or MA preferred but not required;
  • Five years of experience as an Executive Director or other management role, preferably of a non-profit organization, but not required;
  • Demonstrated success developing and evaluating programs and/or successfully operationalizing innovative programs;
  • Strong project management skills managing multifaceted projects;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for Promising Pages’ mission;
  • Excellent time-management skills; and
  • Must be flexible, amicable, and versatile, with a strong commitment to helping the organization grow.

 

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this job classification. They are not to be construed as an all inclusive list of all duties, skills and responsibilities of people so assigned.  Additionally, the duties and responsibilities of the position can be altered as needed. 

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