Position Title: Executive Director
Reports to: Board of Directors
The Executive Director serves as chief executive of FPI LLC’s and, in partnership with
the Board is responsible for the success of the organization. Together, the Board and Executive director assure the organization’s relevance to the community, the accomplishment of the organization’s mission and vision, and the accountability of the organization to its diverse constituents.
The Board delegates responsibility for management and day-to-day operations to the Executive Director, and s/he has the authority to carry out these responsibilities, in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board.
1. Legal compliance
Assures the filing of all legal and regulatory documents and monitors compliance with
relevant laws and regulations.
2. Mission, policy and planning
a) Helps the Board determine values, mission, vision, and short- and long-term goals.
b) Helps the Board monitor and evaluate relevancy to the community and its effectiveness,
c) Keeps the Board fully informed on the condition of FPI LLC and on all the important factors influencing it.
d) Identifies problems and opportunities and addresses them; brings those which are
appropriate to the Board and/or its committees; and, facilitates discussion and
e) Informs the Board and its committees about trends, issues, problems and activities in order to facilitate policy-making. Recommends policy positions.
3. Management and administration
a) Provides general oversight of all activities, manages the day-to-day operations, and
assures a smoothly functioning, efficient organization.
b) Assures program quality and organizational stability through development and
implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, and regular
c) Assures a work environment that recruits retains and supports quality staff.
Assures process for selecting, development, motivating, and evaluating staff
d) Recommends staffing and financing to the Board of Directors. In accordance with Board action, recruits personnel, negotiates professional contracts, and sees that appropriate salary structures are developed and maintained.
e) Specifies accountabilities for management personnel and evaluates performance regularly.
a) Works with the Board President / Chair to enable the Board to fulfill its governance
functions and facilitates the optimum performance by the Board, its committees and
individual Board members.
c) With the Board President / Chair, focuses Board attention on long-range strategic issues.
d) Manages the Board’s due diligence process to assure timely attention to core issues.
e) Works with the Board officers and committee chairs to get the best thinking and
involvement of each Board member and to stimulate each Board member to give his/her best.
f) Recommends volunteers to participate in the Board and its committees.
a) Promotes programs and services that are produced in a cost-effective manner, employing economy while maintaining an acceptable level of quality.
b) Oversees the fiscal activities of the organization including budgeting, reporting and audit.
c) Works with Board to ensure financing to support short- and long-term goals.
d) Assures an effective business development program by serving as the chief development officer or hiring and supervising an individual responsible for this activity.
Executive Limitations: See relevant Board policies.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
This is a high-stress position based on full responsibility for operations. Handles detailed, complex concepts and problems, balance multiple tasks simultaneously, and make rapid decisions regarding administrative issues.
Plans and implements programs. Establishes strong and appropriate relationships with Board, committees, staff, and clients. Develops smooth and constructive relationships with outside agencies, organizations and individuals. Plans and meets deadlines. Maintains a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management. Hours may be long and irregular. Conveys a professional and positive image and attitude regarding FPI. Demonstrates commitment to continued professional growth and development.
A Bachelor’s Degree is required or experience of 10 years or over in a senior management position in either a government based or commercial corporation.
As chief executive officer, this individual demonstrates critical competencies in four broad
categories: commitment to results, business savvy, leading change, and motivating.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (207) 817-7307 ext. 201.