Schenectady Community Ministries Seeks Executive Director
Schenectady Community Ministries (SiCM) is an interfaith-based collaborative serving the city of Schenectady, NY and surrounding region. Its mission is to promote faith inspired collaborative service to bridge divides and ensure a strong and unified community. SiCM seeks an experienced Executive Director responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors/Steering Committee.
SiCM has an engaged and committed Board of Directors/Steering Committee and membership. The Executive Director will work with the Board/Steering Committee and membership (delegates of faith communities) to develop a strategic plan that will drive organizational priorities and decision making over the next several years. The Executive Director will provide strong support to the Board/Steering Committee and membership to maximize their engagement; to ensure that they stay abreast of important community, social, and racial justice issues; and to help the Organization develop a strong legislative and advocacy platform. The Executive Director will develop the relationships necessary to support and sustain the Organization through corporate sponsorships, private foundations, and government contracts.
Required Qualifications: Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Services, or other related field; Master’s Degree preferred.
5 or more years of progressive management experience in a nonprofit Organization or public administration.
Other related experience in lieu of educational and management experience.
Required Knowledge, skills, and abilities
Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to nonprofit/charitable Organizations.
Knowledge of all federal and state legislation applicable to food programs.
Knowledge of current trends, challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the Organization.
Knowledge of human resources management.
Knowledge of financial management.
Knowledge of project management.
Strong analytical and fiscal foundation.
Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively and efficiently.
Proficiency in the use of computers for:
Microsoft Office suite of programs.
Knowledge of Social Media and Web Marketing.