Executive Director

June 17th, 2021
Executive Director

Executive Director

  • Full Time
  • Senior Level
  • Applications have closed
Job Category: Executive
Location: Brooklyn
Job Sectors: Human Services
Salary Range:

Reports To: Board of Directors

 

 

 

Organization Description

 

 

 

Bay Ridge Center’s mission is to provide services and programs for adults 60 years and older in southwest Brooklyn that promote their well-being, support their independence and encourage their involvement in community life. Since 1976 our staff has been aided by enthusiastic volunteers and works in cooperation with other community organizations, local businesses, schools and social service organizations to fulfill its mission. Bay Ridge Center is a 501(c) 3 organization with approximately 30 full-time staff and a budget of $3.8 million. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.bayridgecenter.com/

 

 

 

Position Summary

 

 

 

The ED is responsible for the organization’s achievement of its mission. They will lead the organization into its next phase of growth and development building on the legacy of its long tenured leader. The ideal leader will have a demonstrated passion for and commitment to senior services, with a focus on equity and advocacy. They will also be committed to addressing social determinants of health and to developing services for seniors to age in place across a continuum of care.

 

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

 

 

1.    Leadership & Management

 

        Promote Bay Ridge Center’s vision and mission, and build support for programs and initiatives within the organization and broader community

 

        Provide strategic leadership for the organization by working with the Board of Directors and the senior leadership team to establish strategies, plans and policies, and long-term goals, keeping in mind the goals of organizational effectiveness and sustainability

 

        Lead, motivate and inspire Bay Ridge Center’s management and staff

 

        Foster a client-centered, community-oriented, and accountable environment at Bay Ridge Center

 

 

 

2.    Program Management

 

        Lead the senior leadership team in the program operations and outreach for Bay Ridge Center’s target populations, including staying abreast of relevant opportunities as they arise

 

        Ensure BRC is using technology optimally and innovatively to deliver high-quality services on an ongoing and evolving basis

 

        Maintain a diverse program that meets the nutritional, emotional, physical, intellectual and social need of members

 

        Monitor program service levels to ensure compliance with city regulations and funder requirements

 

        Use outcomes-based evaluations to monitor quality assurance and the achievement of long-term outcomes for seniors

 

        Establish and maintain relationships with other community and citywide agencies to meet community needs and improve service deliveries

 

        Where possible, expand services to meet the needs of the growing and diverse population of older adults in the Bay Ridge community

 

        Work with community leaders and other related agencies to create an Age Friendly community in Bay Ridge

 

        Oversee general program operations, including ensuring compliance with the Building, Fire and Health Codes

 

 

 

 

3.    Financial Management

 

        Demonstrate familiarity with New York City and/or State fundraising, program management, and contracting landscape for senior services

 

        Develop and maintain sound financial practices

 

        Work with the senior team and Board to prepare Bay Ridge Center’s annual budget and ensure that the organization operates within budget guidelines

 

        Monitor the financial health of the organization and its programs and develop plans to ensure that adequate funds are available for the organization to carry out its work

 

        Provide Board of Directors with full and complete fiscal reports

 

        Arrange annual audits in partnership with staff and partners (e.g., auditors, consultants)

 

 

 

4.    Fundraising and Development

 

        Oversee development and fundraising efforts with an eye towards planning and diversifying Bay Ridge Center’s funding streams

 

        Pursue strategic partnerships with long term care providers, health centers and managed care organizations to secure alternative funding for required services

 

        Manage relationships with Government, Private and Family Foundations, Individual Donors and Corporate Sponsorships

 

        Oversee the compliance of all contract requirements

 

        Create and implement annual fundraising plan with Board and development staff

 

 

 

5.    Human Resources

 

        Attract, evaluate, retain and develop a high-quality, high performing staff

 

        Provide managers and supervisors with guidance, mentoring and training

 

 

 

6.    Board of Directors

 

        Collaborate with Board of Directors in program planning and policy development

 

        Engage the Board in fiscal, program, and policy oversight, strategic planning, fundraising and public relations

 

        Keep the Board abreast of relevant legislation, policies and protocols, client issues and needs, and emerging trends

 

        Work with the Board of Directors and community stakeholders to secure a new space for the expansion of Bay Ridge Center

 

 

 

           

 

Experience and Background

 

 

 

        Familiarity, interest and commitment to senior services and health equity

 

        Nonprofit governance or relevant expertise and capability to oversee the fiscal operations of an organization

 

        Cultural competency and experience working with diverse populations

 

        Experience in a management or leadership role, including supervising staff and working with a board of directors

 

        A successful track record in public and private fundraising

 

        Demonstrated capability in leading the development and implementation of strategic planning initiatives

 

 

 

 

 

Compensation

 

 

 

Bay Ridge Center anticipates an annual base starting salary of at least $95,000 for the Executive Director position and is committed to supporting the staff with a benefits package which presently includes health benefits, flexible spending account, and a 403b plan.  All benefits are subject to modification by the organization at any time.

 

Application Process

 

 

 

Bay Ridge Center is working in partnership with Community Resource Exchange (CRE – www.crenyc.org) to fill this position. Please submit a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position and the work of Bay Ridge Center, making the case for the relevance of your experience to the key responsibility areas. The cover letter should be submitted together with a current resume, to [email protected] Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.

 

Bay Ridge Center is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a workplace that is inclusive, and respects and values diversity of cultural, ethnic and experiential backgrounds. We employ qualified people without regard to: race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; ancestry; disability; sexual orientation; pregnancy or breastfeeding; veteran or military status; marital status; civil union or domestic partnership status; gender identity or expression; or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.  We strongly encourage candidates who are representative of the communities we serve to apply.

Bay Ridge Center, Inc.

  • 411 Ovington Avenue
  • Brooklyn, NY 11209
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