Executive Director

The Options for Helping Residents
of Ashland (OHRA) Executive Director is the key management leader of the
organization. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the
administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties
include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports
directly to the Board of Directors and its President.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.            GovernanceLeads OHRA in a manner that
supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board: helping
low income people build better lives by offering access to social services, as
well as hope, encouraging those in need to take a path toward self-sufficiency. Effectively communicates to the
Board in a timely and accurate manner. Identifies and addresses with the
Board issues and opportunities related to OHRA’s operational, financial, and
strategic health.

2.            Finance.Responsible for the fiscal
integrity of OHRA:  1) Develops with the Board Treasurer and Finance Committee a proposed annual budget submitted to the full Board. 2) Develops and submits to the Board monthly financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization; Responsible for
sound fiscal management and understanding financial systems: 1) Operates within
the approved budget, while ensuring maximum resource utilization and keeping
the organization in a positive financial position; 2) Supervises bookkeeper
and maintains direct working relationship.Responsible for sound fiscal management and understanding financial systemsResponsible with the Board for fundraising and fund development sufficient to support OHRA’s financial health, mission and programs. 

 3.            Mission and StrategyWorks with the
Board and staff to ensure that the OHRA mission is fulfilled through its
programs, strategic planning and community outreachEnhances OHRA’s
image by publicizing its goals and programs and by actively engaging the
community and community leaders.Works
cooperatively with other community groups and organizations to achieve
programmatic and strategic goals. Maintains a
working knowledge of trends and developments in OHRA’s field of service.Creates
diversity within the organization including serving a diverse client base.

4.    Operations and Management

Identifies
issues and opportunities to ensure OHRA is positioned for growth, needed to
achieve its strategic goals and balanced by stability and fiscal prudence. Develops,
maintains, and tracks key progress indicators and other essential metrics to
report to the Board, funders and the community.  Recruits,
employs, develops and releases all personnel: 
paid staff, independent contractors and volunteers. Ensures job
descriptions are written, regular performance evaluations are held, and sound
human resource practices are in place and are compliant with all applicable
local, state and federal laws.  Maintains a
safe and welcoming environment which attracts, keeps and motivates a diverse
staff of top quality people, our volunteers and clients. Maintains
official records and documents in compliance with federal, state and local
regulations.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONSA bachelor’s
degree. Proven
transparent and high integrity leadership.Three or more
years in nonprofit management, preferably in an executive position in social
services Solid budget
management and decision-making skills. Ability to
convey a strategic vision to OHRA’s board, staff, volunteers and donors.Knowledge of
nonprofit fundraising and donor relations strategies. Strong written
and oral communication skills.Ability to
interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups.Demonstrated
ability to manage and collaborate with staff. Ability to
manage complex partnerships and collaborations. Competency and
working knowledge of relevant computer systems.

The OHRA Executive Director
position is an exempt position, starting at 30 hours per week at $750/week,
with the expectation that the job will expand to full time. 

Closing date is February 27th.