12.23.2016

Position Opening: Executive Director of Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

See below for info on an executive director opening for a great organization I'm on the board of.  Happy to provide additional info if you are interested.
 



Job Posting: Executive Director  
Reports to: Board of Directors
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Term: Full-time, Permanent
Posting Date: December 21, 2016                                           
Founded in 2001, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) www.sbnphiladelphia.org is a growing community of independent, locally-owned businesses and businesspersons who are committed to improving their environmental and social impacts as well as their profit margin.  The mission of SBN is to build a just, green and thriving economy in the Greater Philadelphia region.  For the past sixteen years, SBN has provided education, resources and a collective voice for our members and partners while challenging, educating and inspiring policy makers and the general public to support local businesses and help them prosper.  SBN has a dedicated high-capacity staff, a passionate and engaged board, and a dynamic membership of business leaders. 
SBN seeks a new Executive Director to build upon the strong foundation laid by its most recent Executive Director, who is moving on after a four-year tenure.  
Position Summary:
As the leader of a community of entrepreneurs, SBN requires a dynamic and entrepreneurial executive director (ED): someone who will build on existing programs and partnerships to accomplish our mission and propel us towards achieving our collective vision.  The ED functions as the Chief Executive Officer of SBN, and is therefore responsible for managing the implementation of the policies and strategic goals and objectives of the organization.  The ED is expected to not only maintain current partnerships and initiatives, but to increase funding and capacity to achieve mission impact.  To accomplish this, the ED must have the ability to see the larger picture while skillfully managing details and establishing a stable, nurturing, diverse and productive working environment.  Moreover, the ED is the chief fundraiser and oversees the financial, programmatic, and administrative management of the organization.  Finally, as the public face of SBN, the ED must embody and champion our values and principles.  The salary will be in the $65-70K range, commensurate with experience.

Key Qualities and Preferred Experience: 
       Deeply committed to the mission, vision, and values of SBN http://www.sbnphiladelphia.org/about_sbn/vision_mission/
       Leadership experience in building a thriving membership or sustainability-related organization is a strong advantage
       Very entrepreneurial with a proven track record of raising at least $1M in revenue, ideally through a combination of earned income and grants
       Experience working with, or in, the for-profit sector, and understanding of the challenges that face small business owners
       Executive experience managing a nonprofit budget of $500,000+, with proven financial management skills
       Executive experience working effectively with a nonprofit board of directors

Responsibilities:
§  Lead staff and members in developing and implementing high quality programs and strategic partnerships that engage and inspire members and partners, helping them become advocates for the vision and mission of the SBN community. 
§  Lead the creation and implementation of a Development Plan for diverse and novel forms of long-term revenue generation. Work with the Board of Directors and staff to ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work. Represent the needs of SBN to funding and regulatory bodies.
§  Oversee the smooth running of all the day-to-day operations and functions of SBN to ensure a lawful and efficient use of resources.
§  Work with staff to develop and oversee effective and compelling communications to members, the media, and the community at large.
§  Establish and maintain a positive and effective working relationship with the Board, and engage with Board about policies, programs and partnerships.
§  Provide leadership and clear direction for the highly professional staff, communicating clearly and constructively on objectives and performance while fostering a collaborative and creative culture.
§  Work with Office Manager and Accountants to manage finances and provide regular reports to the Finance Committee and Board of Directors. With support from staff, Finance Committee and the Board, create and manage budgets, and implement initiatives, systems and success measures for financial resources.
§  Expand the local and national profile of SBN through public, professional and personal contacts.
§  Lead the organization in fulfilling its strategic plan.

How to apply:
Please email a cover letter explaining how you fulfill the key qualities and preferred experience, plus a resume, to Sandy Tribendis at sandy@sbnphiladelphia.org by Friday January 20, 2017. The Search Committee of the Board of Directors will review all applications and conduct interviews. Therefore, phone calls about this position are discouraged.

SBN is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit.  We want to have the best available individuals in every job.  Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by law.         
 
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