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LAUP Executive Director

Company: Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP) Executive Director Position Description Reports to: Board of Directors Status: Full time Position Summary: The Executive Director of LAUP is the primary leadership role of the organization charged with setting and carrying out strategy to achieve the organization's vision and values. This position is a full time plus position with paid time off as approved by the President of the Board of Directors.

  • Keep accurate financial records, create and maintain annual budget, manage cash flow, produce monthly financial reports for Board of Directors, and ensure fiscal responsibility. Fund Development & Communications:
    • Foster diverse fundraising streams including but not limited to individual and corporate gifts, private and public grants, event revenues, and translation services.
    • Maintain and develop relationships with funders through one-on-one meetings.
    • Expand local revenue generation and fundraising activities.
    • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications from web presence to external communications
    • including but not limited to monthly newsletters, social media, and other communication avenues. Leadership:
      • Ensure program excellence, program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration.
      • Actively engage and energize LAUP's volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations, and funders.
      • Develop a strong partnership with the board of directors to set a strategic direction for the organization.
      • Assist with board development and orientation of new board members.
      • Foster existing and develop new relationships with churches, businesses, and other non-profits.
      • Serve as primary public spokesperson.
      • Provide guidance and leadership for LAUP staff and volunteers.
      • Ensure effective communication and vision which accomplishes the mission of LAUP. Management:
        • Ensure that all LAUP events and initiatives are executed in a timely and organized manner.
        • Ensure all day-to-day functions associated with education and cultural programs, services and office operations are accomplished alongside the Programs Director.
        • Provide oversight and direction to employees as well as foster a culture of excellence and continuous improvement for all staff. Qualifications:
          • Bachelor's Degree.
          • 3+ years of people leadership experience, with some preferred experience leading manager-or-above level talent.
          • Prior non-profit leadership experience strongly preferred; those with for-profit backgrounds, paired with compatible experiences and skills, will be considered.
          • Fundraising or fund development experience strongly preferred. Demonstrated ability to create meaningful relationships with new and existing donor populations.
          • Experience securing grant funding from various sources preferred.
          • Prior experience, expertise or advocacy work with educational and cultural programs or organizations is preferred. Lived commitment to LAUP's mission and vision is essential.
          • Demonstrated program design and management experience.
          • Strong written, verbal, and public speaking skills are essential.
          • 3+ years of budget management experience.
          • Prior experience working with Boards of Directors or Committees preferred.
          • Experience facilitating strategic planning and developing annual strategic objectives.
            • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred About LAUP:
              • Mission- LAUP empowers Latinos to participate in creating a better community for all through advocacy, celebration & education.
              • Vision- To be the Center of influence in our Latino community that builds bridges to opportunities and creates pathways to success for all.
              • Programs- Youth and Adult educational programs
              • Services- Translation Salary: Starting at $50,000 Note:
                • LAUP is an at-will employer.
                • This agreement is not a contract.
                • All employees serve for the sole benefit of LAUP. The West Coast Chamber often takes photographs & video during our events for use in brochures and on the Web. - By registering you agree that the Chamber may use any image of you that might appear in photographs or video taken at a Chamber event. -

Keywords: Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce, Jersey City , LAUP Executive Director, Executive , Jersey City, New Jersey

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