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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

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