Entre Hermanos, a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the Latino LGBTQ community, seeks a qualified individual to become its next Executive Director.
ABOUT ENTRE HERMANOS
Entre Hermanos was founded in 1991 by a group of LGBTQ Latinos who saw a need for social, health and educational support in the community. Entre Hermanos’ mission is to promote the health and well-being of the Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building. For more information please visit www.entrehermanos.org.
To promote the health and well-being of the Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Executive Director of Entre Hermanos is the key management leader of the agency. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising and community outreach. The Executive Director position is full-time exempt and reports to the Board of Directors.
SCOPE OF WORK
Board Governance – The Executive Director works with the Board in order to fulfill the agency mission. The Executive Director is:
- Leading Entre Hermanos in a manner that supports and guides Entre Hermanos’ mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
- Responsible for effective, timely and accurate communication with the Board to enable it to function properly and make informed decisions.
Financial Performance and Viability – The Executive Director leads the development of robust resources to ensure the financial health of the organization. This includes:
- Manages and oversees the fiscal integrity of EH, including submitting proposed annual budgets and monthly financial statements to the Board that accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
- Directs fiscal management that operates within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintains EH in a positive financial position.
- Responsible for fundraising, including maintaining current and developing new diverse resources necessary to support EH’s mission.
Organization Mission and Strategy: The Executive Director works with the Board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
- Supervises implementation of EH’s programs that carry out the agency’s mission.
- Facilitates strategic planning with Board and staff to ensure that EH can successfully continue its mission into the future.
- Promotes Entre Hermanos’ image by being an active and visible member within the community to cultivate community ties that support the agency’s mission. Works closely with other professionals and civic and private organizations.
Organizational Operations: The Executive Director oversees and applies appropriate resources to ensure effective agency operations.
- Executes effective administration of EH’s operations.
- Manages recruiting, evaluating and retaining qualified staff.
- Accounts for discipline and/or termination of staff within EH policies and in accordance with federal, state, county, and city laws.
- Responsible for signing agreements, contracts and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of EH.
- Plan and implement EH’s annual budget.
- Establish and maintain employment and administrative policies and procedures for all agency functions, as well as all day-to-day operations in accordance with current federal, state, county, and city labor laws and standards.
- Serve as EH’s primary spokesperson to constituents, the media and the general public.
- Establish and cultivate positive relationships with various organizations locally and throughout Washington State to further EH’s mission and leverage its influence.
- Report to and establish a strong working relationship with the Board of Directors, seeking Board Member involvement in policy decision-making and fundraising to increase EH’s visibility and mission throughout the community.
- Supervise, lead, and support staff to achieve success in accord with EH’s mission.
- Oversee strategic planning and implementation of Board approved plans.
- Responsible for drafting executive reports and sharing at Board meetings.
- Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
- Review and approve contracts for services that align with EH’s strategic plans and needs.
- Other necessary and appropriate duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
- Bilingual in Spanish and English. Advanced speaking, writing, and reading skills in both languages.
- Bachelor’s degree, postgrad preferred. Experience may be substituted for educational degree.
- History of transparent, collaborative leadership with high degree of integrity.
- Demonstrated skill as a positive team builder who empowers staff to do their best work and achieve excellence in pursuit of EH’s mission.
- 5+ years of senior, director-level leadership and management experience in the nonprofit sector, preferably serving the Latino LGBTQ community.
- Solid, hands-on budget management skills including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting.
- Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegation, program development and facilitation, and plan execution.
- Ability to convey a clear vision of EH’s strategic future with staff, board, volunteers, donors, stakeholders, and community members.
- Strong fundraising experience, including strategies and donor relations.
- Ability to interface and engage with a broad spectrum of people of highly diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
- Demonstrated team-building skills.
- Strong bilingual public speaking abilities.
Salary and Benefits
- $95,000 – $115,000
- Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and retirement plan
- Generous vacation package
To apply, submit the following items electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover Letter
- 3 Professional References
- Salary requirements
Application process closes on March 13, 2020.
Entre Hermanos does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior contact with the criminal justice system, or any other basis prohibited by law. We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities, especially the LGBTQ and Latino communities, to apply.
Candidates for employment at Entre Hermanos should be aware that this is a unique work environment in which topics of sexuality and sexual orientation are integral to our everyday prevention and work. Individuals who are uncomfortable with such topics, discussions and the occasional related graphic representations may choose not to work at Entre Hermanos.
Terms of Employment
Washington State is an “at-will” state. This means that employers have the right to terminate an employee without notice, warnings, or reasons. It also means that the employee has the right to leave their job without giving warning, notice, or reasons.
All new Entre Hermanos employees are subject to a six-month probationary period. This period is used to determine if the employee demonstrates the necessary skills and knowledge to perform the tasks required of the position. At the close of the probationary period, the new employee will receive a performance evaluation. If performance is determined to be satisfactory, the employee’s status will change from probationary to permanent. Probation does not alter or supersede the “at-will” conditions of the previous paragraph.
Must pass a criminal background check.
In the course of employment with Entre Hermanos, employees will encounter confidential and proprietary information about Entre Hermanos, including information about its clients, donors, volunteers, service providers, Board members, services, plans, finances, and sources of funding. This information is proprietary to Entre Hermanos and its confidentiality must be upheld by all employees. Such non-public information belongs solely to Entre Hermanos and not to the employee or any other entity. By law, a duty is imposed on employees to maintain the confidentiality of this information, and to use it only for Entre Hermanos purposes. This obligation is maintained during employment and continues after separating employment with Entre Hermanos.
Employees may not copy, distribute, or use written or electronic materials owned by Entre Hermanos. Furthermore, materials prepared in connection with employment by Entre Hermanos, unless authorized by the Executive Director for the benefit of the organization. When an employee leaves employment with Entre Hermanos, all copies of Entre Hermanos’ documents must immediately be returned as well as electronically recorded organization information and other tangible things belonging to Entre Hermanos.