Executive Director

Norristown 19401, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

Founded in 1984, The Literacy Council of Norristown is a non-profit Organization that provides instruction in Adult Basic Education (ABE), English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), and GED (high school equivalency) to adult learners in our community via classes and volunteer tutors.


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is vested with the authority and responsibility to develop, administer, and monitor all program activities of the Literacy Council of Norristown (“LCN”) in accordance with its stated purpose and within the general policies. The Executive Director provides leadership and direction to LCN staff members; conducts the affairs of LCN, applying policies, and managing the operations of LCN and the activities of its staff members; participates in local, regional and national events and activities that promote the Organization and its mission. The Executive Director serves as the principal professional resource to the Board of Directors.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Fundraising:
    • Prepares and submits annual proposal(s) for State and Federal grants
    • Reviews all State and Federal reports for accuracy
    • Oversees the preparation and submission of grant proposals
    • Provides oversight and/or investigates new grant sources
    • Actively manages donor database(s)
    • Manages relationships with key stakeholders, nonprofit network contacts, etc. to increase visibility of LCN and fundraising opportunities
  • Fiscal Management:
    • Exercises fiscal management of Program and Staff
    • Manages budget (with support from Accountant, Board Treasurer, and Assistant Director) and reports on details to Board
    • Provides oversight of donor gratitude campaigns
  • Board Relationship Management:
    • Attends Board of Directors’ meetings
    • Prepares Executive Director’s Report for all regular Board meetings
  • Promotion and Community Involvement:
    • Acts as liaison among Literacy Council and community agencies and organizations
    • Plans and manages LCN community events
    • Oversees promotion of LCN and its activities
    • Coordinates website maintenance with the webmaster
  • Personnel Management:
    • Supervises and evaluates all teachers, office workers, and security staff as well as prospective teachers and tutors
  • Facility Management:
    • Acts as liaison with facility providers
    • Ensures office is open and operational
  • Curriculum/Instruction:
    • Manages student population and Program Acceptance Criteria
    • Supports volunteers/tutors
    • Attends and/or introduces Tutor Training Workshops (4-5/year)
    • Oversees all record keeping and data submission activities related to education/instruction
    • Oversees all English as a Second Language (“ESL”) classes including: oversee proper student admission, evaluation, placement, and follow-up
    • Manages student assessments
    • Teaches or manages classes (as needed both internally and externally)
  • Professional Development:
    • Attends appropriate workshops, meetings, and seminars
    • Actively develops team members’ talent and skill set
    • Consistently coaches and provides feedback
    • Holds others accountable, inspires others, and acts as a change champion

 


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience with ESL or “non-traditional education”
  • Experience with online education resources
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in supervisory and administrative responsibility in nonprofit or governmental human service organizations
  • Flexible schedule (twice weekly evening and occasional weekend support required)
  • Have (or are willing to develop) a pulse on the Norristown community
  • Good natured, kind hearted, flexible, and accepting nature
  • Proficiency in Spanish preferred
  • Masters in Nonprofit Management, Social Work or Business Administration a plus

 

To Apply: Qualified candidates may email Cover Letter / Salary Requirements/Resume to: careers@lcnlitorg.

Contact: Careers Email Address

Salary: Salary range and benefits compensation are commensurate with experience.

E-Mail: careers@lcnlit.org

Website: https://www.lcnlit.org/

From the blog

Whither compassion?

Posted by Joan Ulmer on 15 November 2018, 9:06 am

As Thanksgiving approaches, I cannot help but focus more on the communities in which we live, and the responsibility that those of us who “have” have for those who do not.  And, yet, in these times, it seems it has become all too easy for the haves to shirk that responsibility, to find reasons why it isn’t their duty.  Have we as a society lost our understanding of compassion? This semester, I’m teaching one of my favorite classes in our Masters in Nonprofit Leadership program:  governance.  I love watching students as they peel back the layers, learning how much or.

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