dcsimg

Career Story: Executive Director Of A Disaster Preparation Non-Profit Organization

Executive Director Of A Disaster Preparation Non-Profit Organization

Job Title: Executive Director

Education: BA, Government, Notre Dame •• MBA, University of Utah

Previous Experience: Worked in related field of non profits for 20+ years

Worked for different branch of organization in early career

Job Tasks: The organization I work for is responsible for disaster preparedness, health and safety training and awareness, international services, and blood collections.

My duties include:

  • Administration: I am responsible for all aspects of the organization's operations, including building and grounds, insurance, payroll, working with outside auditors and accountants
  • Board development: I recruit volunteers to serve on board and its various functions, including training, screening, some oversight, and recognition
  • Human Resources: I hire and terminate staff as required and handle benefits administration
  • Fund Raising: I am responsible for overseeing a wide range of direct mail marketing, fund raising events, donor acquisition, and major gift development. I work with corporate and foundation sources for continued support.
  • Oversight of accounting: I work with an external accounting firm for monthly reporting.
  • Staff Supervision: My job includes overseeing a number of direct report staff, developing their annual goals, supervising on a regular basis, correcting performance issues and determining pay increases.
  • Public Relations: I am the spokesperson activities for organization and interact with the media. This is required during disaster situations and other times
  • Grant proposal development: I write and research grants, and implement them after gaining approval
  • Government relations: I working with local, county and state officials for a variety of planning and response needs and budgetary considerations
  • Client relations: I make client contact with all levels of clients, to be able to serve them in case of a need, answer questions, and assist staff and volunteers with referrals
  • Volunteer development: I am responsible for identifying, training, recruiting a wide range of volunteers to serve planning and response needs of organization.
  • Community relations: I maintain contact with work with faith, civic and community organizations
  • The organization covers three counties in mid-sized market, so some localized travel is required. There is a need is to know a lot of things about a diverse community.

    Best and Worst Parts of the Job: Best part of the job is the ability to work to improve the preparedness of the local community for emergencies that can and do occur. The job has lots of opportunities to meet with and plan with community and business leaders.

    The worst parts of the job relate to the stress of being on call 24 hours per day, and the potential for regular interruptions of the regular work flow.

    Job Tips:
    1. It helps in the non profit world to have a lot of flexbility, low need for recognition, and the ability to find rewards that are less tangible than pay.

    2) Not everyone is set up to be in the world of human services

    3) Creativity should be very important to the person in this line of work

Popular Schools offering Business Administration With A Non Profit Management Concentration Programs

quickinfoClick the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab. .

Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school

Matching School Ads

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

  • Programs: MBA: Non-Profit Management, Doctor of Business Administration: Non-Profit Leadership & Management, MHA: Non-Profit Leadership and Management, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Doctorate, Bachelor

Why earn your degree at Grand Canyon University? GCU is a regionally accredited university offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more. Apply today!

  • Programs: M.B.A., B.S. in Business Administration, Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Data Analytics), more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor, Doctorate

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: MS Organizational Leadership - Nonprofit Management, General Business - D.B.A., MBA - Building Creativity, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Doctorate, Bachelor

The Forbes School of Business® combines the power and flexibility of online learning with high-quality, topical Forbes content.

  • Programs: MBA - Business Economics, MBA - Media Management, MBA, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor
Argosy University
Ontario, Orange, Phoenix, San Diego

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Programs: Non Profit Management (MS), Business Administration (BS), Business Administration (BS) (Online), more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor, Associate
Platt College
Alhambra, Anaheim, Ontario, Riverside

Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

  • Programs: Business Management
  • Degrees: Associate
California College San Diego
National City, San Diego, San Marcos

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

  • Programs: Business Administration - Property Management (BS), Business Administration (BS)
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Why Choose Widener University?

At Widener University, we proudly cultivate challenging and culturally diverse learning environments where academics, leadership, and service come first. Our curricula are connected to societal issues and challenge students to take social responsibility for their role in today's global society.

  • Programs: Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration - Business Process Innovation, Dual Master of Jurusprudence in Corporate and Business Law / Master of Business Administration
  • Degrees: Master
National Career College
Panorama City

Choosing a school and a new career path can be a very overwhelming process.

  • Programs: Business Management and Accounting
  • Degrees: Associate

Since 1977, Keiser University has provided quality student-centered, career-focused education.

  • Programs: Business Administration, BA - Management
  • Degrees: Bachelor
Matching School Ads

Additional Career Stories for Chief Executives

The inside stories from people actually working in the field.
Click a story title to show the story, and click the title again to hide it.

All Types

You are visiting:

What are Career Stories?

Career Stories are concise, real-world career overviews written by people relating their personal career experiences and wisdom. They provide invaluable insights and mentoring advice to students and career changers.

Most stories include:

  • a typical day or project
  • tips and advice
  • best and worst parts
  • educational background
  • previous experience

Browse hundreds of Career Stories

More Details On This Career

Please also see our detailed information about Chief Executives, including:

Back to Top