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Women's City Club of New York (Executive Director (Search closed))

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• Provide leadership and direction to staff, and ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization to include effective decision-making processes that will enable WCC to achieve its long and short-term goals and objectives

• Set clear priorities, delegate and guide investment in people and systems

• Effectively recruit, train, motivate and manage the human resources of the organization through effective goal setting, delegation and communication

• Implement and maintain a performance management and improvement system, regularly reviewing personnel performance and providing feedback to the Human Resources Committee

• Ensure the provision of high quality services in compliance with funding source requirements

• Delegate and provide oversight of web site maintenance, related web-based initiatives, WCC archives and historic information as well as ensure that information technology is up to date and meets organization’s needs

Revenue Development/Membership

• With the Development Committee of the Board, develop and implement a long-term plan to significantly increase gift and fund-raising revenues from individuals and foundations

• Play a key role in donor relationships and in one-on-one donor solicitation; support, prepare and strategically deploy key board members with potential donors, both existing and new prospects

• Instill in all staff the importance of fund raising in their dealings with outside constituents and oversee them in timely submission of grant applications and reports to funders

• Design, organize, and implement programs for increasing, recruiting, and retaining membership as well as developing, supporting, and managing membership initiatives


• Collaborate with the Board on a plan to define, clarify and articulate WCC’s vision and mission; develop strategies for achieving that goal

• As part of a strategic plan, and with the Board’s participation, consider ideas for creating and implementing programs for the bequest dedicated to innovative programs for women and girls

• Create annual operating plans that support the strategic direction set by the Board and that correlate with annual operating budgets

• Direct and provide staff support for programs and projects, including written reports, materials, testimony as well as public policy positions for Board approval

• In collaboration with Board Task Forces, conceive and implement joint projects with other NYC organizations

Board Relations

• Cultivate a strong and transparent relationship with the Board and ensure open communication regarding the measurement of financial, programmatic and policy goals, against agreed-upon milestones

• In partnership with the Board President and Nominating Committee, help build a diverse and inclusive Board that is highly engaged and willing to leverage and secure resources

• Assist in developing future leadership within the organization


• Work with Treasurer/Finance Committee and financial manager to develop annual budgets that support operating plans and prudently manage WCC’s resources within budgetary guidelines.

• Work with the Treasurer and financial manager to, ensure the accuracy, integrity, and timeliness of all financial accounting and reporting in compliance with auditor-mandated policies and practices

• Provide prompt, thorough and accurate information to keep the Board appropriately informed of the organization’s financial position

Communications and Public Relations

• Serve as primary spokesperson for WCC assuring that its mission and programs are consistently presented in a strong and positive way to wide-ranging constituencies, including government, peer organizations, funders, the media, members, and the public

• In collaboration with the Board, develop and implement a communications plan to support achievement of organizational objectives (website strategy, membership, engagement, brand building, etc.)

• Maintain and increase WCC’s presence on social media platforms including Facebook, Linked-In, Twitter, Instagram and other relevant platforms

Program Development and Effectiveness

• Oversee design, delivery and quality of programs ensuring that all projects are fundable and marketable with measurable results

• Keep abreast of current trends regarding WCC’s programs and anticipate future trends that are likely to have an impact on its work

• Collect and analyze information that measures success of program efforts; refines or changes programs in response to that information

• Provide oversight to program committees and task forces in developing concepts for innovative programs for women and children as well as other programs that might appeal to the changing demographic of members