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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION

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SOUTHERN IOWA ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

 

 

 

IMMEDIATE OPENING:       Executive Director                                                          APPLICATIONS REQUESTED BY:    March 5, 2013  

 

The Southern Iowa Economic Development Association (SIEDA) seeks to hire a community oriented professional administrator.  SIEDA is a regional nonprofit community action agency based in Ottumwa, IA and undertakes operation of programs and delivery of services for economically disadvantaged residents and communities in 10 contiguous, southern Iowa counties. 

 

The position of SIEDA Executive Director provides support and guidance to the SIEDA board of directors and, as the agency’s principle representative, engages the community to support SIEDA’s mission.  The Executive Director also recommends and develops programs to achieve SIEDA’s goals  

 

Candidates possessing the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

·        Strong and effective leadership skills;

·        Excellent communications skills in writing and public speaking;

·        Ability to collaborate and facilitate community partnerships;

·        Strategic planner;

·        Ability to manage to outcomes. 

·        Knowledge of government funding regulations and compliance standards;

 

Candidates must possess the professional knowledge and skills required to ensure effectiveness and accountability of organizational systems, finances, programmatic operations and outcomes.  Knowledge of governmental regulations and ability to interact with private and public officials at all levels will be required.  The successful candidate will be a leader, a community collaborator and a demonstrated professional administrator with 5 - 7 years of progressive administrative history and community involvements.  In addition to leadership and communication skills, acquired knowledge of the purposes and operational environments of Community Action Agencies will be a plus. 

 

HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR POTENTIAL CANDIDATES:

 

Essential Functions: 

  • Assume leadership in a partnership with the Board of Directors in order to assess/review the current status and direction of the agency.
  • Develop and implement short term plans with strategies in conjunction with the Board of Directors to appropriately design and organize the organization’s management to adapt to changing funding dynamics while maintaining programmatic and financial compliances.
  • Short term and long term:  Assist and support the Board of Director’s development, implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive agency strategic plan.  Such plan will orient and guide the agency’s operational and programmatic endeavors in support to mission and goals adopted by the Board of Directors.
  • Review all governance documents and recommend changes that will assure accountability and compliances of program/budget management.
  • Develop and implement, in partnership with the Board of Directors, a Public Relations Plan that will continue to facilitate public trust, confidence and involvement in the agency’s programs and services provided to the community.
  • Engage in rural communities.

 

 

Expectations:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to analyze needs, opportunities and problems and take decisive and effective action
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with Board of Directors, Public and Staff
  • Seek memberships on appropriate boards and committees related to the programming of the organization
  • Ability to travel throughout the service area and out-of-area when necessary for program and agency enhancement.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a BA with preference for MA in areas related to organization, nonprofit management and community development, or a record of successful and increasingly responsible work experience in related field, to include experience working with federal and state programs and regulations/contracts
  • Computer literate with competence in MS Word and Excel and skills in planning, budgeting, grant management and organization
  • 5 - 7 years’ progressive experience in executive positions for a profit or non-profit organization is highly preferred.

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials.  SIEDA is an EEOE and Drug Free Workplace.  View Job Description at www.sieda.org in the job posting area.  

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Applications must be submitted via email to sieda@iowacommunityaction.org.  Attach the following documents in PDF or MS Word format:

·         A resume providing work and academic experience;

·         a salary history and

·         3 references with contact information.

 

Applications are requested by:  March 5, 2013.  All documents must be sent via email attachment.  No applications or resumes will be accepted at the organization.  No hand delivered applications or resumes.

 

 

 

                                                             JOB DESCRIPTION

                                                                             

JOB TITLE:                Executive Director                         FLSA STATUS:         EXEMPT

 

DEPARTMENT:       Administration                               

 

JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of the Board of Directors, assumes total responsibility for the overall administration of the Southern Iowa Economic Development Association (SIEDA) Corporation, including the formulation, coordination and implementation of all programs, funded and unfunded, in a manner that will result in the achievement of the stated goals and objectives of this organization.

 

JOB DUTIES

The Board of Directors delegates broad authority to the Executive Director for the efficient operation of SIEDA.  The Executive Director accepts this authority and assumes responsibility for the total operation of the organization.

 

By authority of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director shall sign all Deeds, Mortgages, Notes, Bonds, Contracts or other instruments necessary for the efficient operation of the Corporation, except in cases in which the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly required of the Board of Directors.

 

Attends all meetings of the Board of Directors and provides regular progress reports, either written or oral, regarding the activities of the organization.

 

Interprets and enforces the policies adopted by the Board of Directors to insure the efficient administration of the organization and recommends changes/revisions as necessary.

 

In consultation with the Division Directors, develops long term goals, objectives and priorities which will further the aims of the organization.

 

Works closely with the Fiscal Officer in monitoring all financial matters of the corporation, reviewing monthly budget reports to determine the expenditures are in accordance with the stated budgets, and confers monthly concerning deviations in budgets.

 

Works closely with Division Directors in monitoring the operation of programs and makes appropriate directives and recommendations regarding corrective action/improvements.

 

Maintains full familiarity with applicable guidelines and procedures and assures that the operations of the organization are in accordance with the guidelines, directives and restrictions of the funding sources, the Board of Directors and all applicable laws.

 

Investigates new programs/funding sources and assists staff in preparing funding applications which will further the objectives of the organization.

 

Represents SIEDA with funding agencies, departments of the Federal Government and departments of the State of Iowa.

 

Serves as the official spokesperson for the Agency with the media and assists in the development of public relations materials.

 

The Executive Director directly supervises the Fiscal Officer, H.R. Director, E.E.O. Officer and all Division Directors and is responsible for the hiring function of all personnel with the assistance of the appropriate Directors and Advisory Group.

 

Travels throughout the area served by SIEDA, within the state and region, and occasionally outside the region to attend meetings, training and conferences impacting current or future activities of the organization.

 

REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree in administration, business or human services required (Master’s Degree preferred)

Prefers 5 years prior experience in administration of public agency/program and or experience or training in the following areas is preferred: business management, non-profit accounting, personnel management, government regulations, grant management.

PRACTICAL SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

Ability to operate computers and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine and a computer printer.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, to walk and occasionally to lift 50 lbs. and carry it 50 ft. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The environment varies from temperatures controlled office area with moderate to quiet noise level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In-House Posting

Date:         December 6, 2012

Text Box: ***If you are interested in this position, contact Electa Richards (Child Development Administrative Assistant) for further information at ext. 297 or email: erichards@pcsia.net

 

To:             All SIEDA Employees

 

From:        Kathy Chamra, Director

                  Child Development Programs

 

Re:            In-House Posting for SIEDA MIECHV Family Support Worker in Appanoose/Wapello

 


 

                  Applications are now being accepting for (2)  MIECHV Family Support Worker.  (1) full-time position, 40 hrs/wk, with benefits and is based part time in Appanoose and (1) part time in Wapello Counties.  Interested individuals must submit a letter of interest and resume.

The MIECHV Family Support Worker will perform a variety of duties including but not limited to:

·         Maintaining regular attendance

·         Advocate for families to ensure they are supported and encouraged

·         Deliver high quality, comprehensive, in-home services to pregnant women and children enrolled in the program to provide information and support services that maximize the likelihood of successful pregnancies

·         Conduct weekly home visits in accordance with the program’s performance Standards

·         Fully implement the selected curriculum, screening and monitoring instruments that apply to the MIECHV program

·         Recruit and enrol children to maintain full enrolment at all times plus a wait list

·         Accurately complete and submit all required forms and reports in a timely manner

·         Given broad goals, requires the ability to create, formulate and implement process with personal responsibility for time management, prioritization and task completion with limited supervision given as needed

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all duties satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the essential knowledge, skill, and ability required for this position.

Individual must demonstrate professional behavior within job responsibilities, including work ethics, communication and team building skills, positive attitude, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills.  Must be able to take responsibility and work as a member of a team.

Education/Experience:

Required knowledge of home visitation, a BA in Social Work/Family Services/ Education or related field, and experience recruiting and engaging families.  Must have sufficient reading and writing skills to read, interpret, understand and follow directives, standards, and program requirements.  Must be able to write reports and correspondence, and must be able to speak before groups of employees and to represent the program in meetings.

Base Pay Range: $12.00/hr

            Pay Grade: 3

 

 

SIEDA is now accepting applications for the positions of:

 

Head Start Health Coordinator – This is a full-time position (40 hrs/wk) and is based in the Ottumwa Central Office.  BSN or a BA in a related Health field preferred.  Must be licensed by the state of Iowa as a Registered Nurse. Must have three years experience in Early Head Start, Head Start, kindergarten or other preschool program. Experience with health education, maternal child health, WIC, CACFP, health administration or related field is also desired.  Primary responsibility for coordination, design, and implementation of Health and Nutrition services in the Head Start program.  Base Pay: $12/$20hr

SIEDA offers Health, Life, Dental & IPERS benefits.  If interested please contact Electa Richards, SIEDA Child Development Administrative Assistant, for further information at 641-682-8741 ext 297 or erichards@sieda.org.  EOE

 

In House Posting

Date:         November 1, 2012

 To:             All SIEDA Employees

 From:        Kathy Chamra, Director

                  Child Development Programs

Re:            In-House Posting for CACFP Specialist

                  Applications are now being accepted for the position of CACFP Specialist.  This is a full-time position, 28 hours a week in the CACFP Home Providers program and 12 hours a week in the Head Start program, with benefits.  CACFP Specialist will be based in the Ottumwa Child Development Office.  Interested individuals must submit a letter of interest and resume.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all duties satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the essential knowledge, skill and ability required for this position. 

Demonstrates professional behavior within job responsibilities, including work ethics, communication, team building skills, positive attitude, conflict resolution and problem solving skills.  Must be able to take responsibility and work as a member of a team.

Education/Experience:

College degree in Child/Family Development, Home Economics, Early Childhood Education or related field PLUS two years experience in preschool, nutrition, health, social services, daycare, or related field preferred.

OR

Sufficient documented training in the area of nutrition, social service, child development or family development PLUS 5 to 7 years experience in preschool, daycare, nutrition, health, social service, or related field.

Must have sufficient reading and writing skills to read, interpret, understand and follow directives and program requirements.  Must be able to write routine reports and correspondence.  Must be able to speak before groups of employees and to represent the program in meetings.

Pay Grade:  V

If you are interested in this position, contact Electa Richards (Child Development Administrative Assistant) for further information.

Job Posting Terminates:  Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 4:30pm

In House Posting

 Date:         November 15, 2012

 To:             All SIEDA Employees

 From:        Kathy Chamra, Director

                  Child Development Programs

 Re:            In-House Posting for Head Start Program Manager

                   Applications are now being accepted for the position of Head Start Program Manager.  This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, with benefits.  Head Start Program Manager will be based in the Ottumwa Child Development Office.  Interested individuals must submit a letter of interest and resume.

 Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all duties satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the essential knowledge, skill and ability required for this position. 

 Demonstrates professional behavior within job responsibilities, including work ethics, communication, team building skills, positive attitude, conflict resolution and problem solving skills.  Must be able to take responsibility and work as a member of a team.

 Education/Experience:

MA in Education, Child Development, Counseling, or other related field, preferred.  Must have a BA degree in Early Childhood Family-Centered Services, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Home Economics Education, Social Work, Counseling, Health, Medical or related fields.  Must have at least five years of prior experience working with parents and young children.  Child Development credential required in place of advanced degree or Early Childhood Endorsement.  Five years experience with two of those years experience in administration, supervision, or program management and experience in budgeting. 

 Must have sufficient reading and writing skills to read, interpret, understand and follow directives and program requirements.  Must be able to write routine reports and correspondence.  Must be able to speak before groups of employees and to represent the program in meetings.

Pay Grade:  VI

 If you are interested in this position, contact Electa Richards (Child Development Administrative Assistant) for further information.

Job Posting Terminates:   Tuesday, November 20th, 2012, at 4:30pm