Website Police Athletics For Community Engagement
We build strong relationships between neighborhoods and police
Job Title Executive Director
Reports to Board of Directors
Supervises PACE Staff, Volunteers and Contractors
FLSA Status Exempt
This position provides strategic leadership and operational oversight to achieve PACE’s goals. The Executive Director oversees all aspects of PACE including program development, communications, revenue generation, financial management, and staff/volunteer development, and is the primary contact for anything related to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director represents the organization to the participants and their families, volunteers, community, governments, donors, and other key stakeholders.
The Executive Director assesses and responds to the short and long term goals of PACE; balances strategic and tactical responsibilities; and represents PACE with a variety of constituencies in the Omaha area. The Executive Director:
- Leads the development, implementation, and assessment of plans and strategies that prioritize transparency, communication, accountability, integrity, and meaningful experiences for youth program participants, in partnership with the board of directors, staff, volunteers and other stakeholders.
- Serves as the chief ambassador for PACE, representing the organization’s interests with external organizations and networks, through outreach and collaboration.
- Seeks opportunities to strengthen the visibility and credibility of the organization.
The Executive Director ensures that all PACE programs are of high quality, consistent with PACE’s mission and strategic direction, and achieve intended results. The Executive Director:
- Oversees development, implementation, and operation of PACE athletic programs.
- Regularly assesses program quality and effectiveness and implements continuous improvement and growth strategies.
- Actively seeks out new program ideas and opportunities to improve PACE operations, programs and services that benefit youth who would not otherwise participate in organized sports.
- Refers information to staff and Board members for consideration and appropriate response.
The Executive Director ensures outstanding communications, positioning and branding to convey PACE messaging. The Executive Director:
- Oversees the development and implementation of strategic communication plans to increase awareness of PACE.
- Encourages staff and board members to build effective relationships with stakeholders to align the organization’s operations with its strategic objectives and mission delivery.
- Promotes PACE’s programs and activities in the Omaha community.
The Executive Director, in partnership with the board of directors, leads efforts that ensure a consistent revenue stream exists to fund PACE’s activities and programs through a diverse revenue model. The Executive Director:
- Develops and implements annual revenue strategies that include contributions, sponsorships, foundation support, earned income and other efforts that will enhance PACE’s viability and meet its financial obligations.
- Cultivates positive and sustained relationships with donors, sponsors, foundations, and other funding partners.
- Oversees development and submission of required reporting to funders.
The Executive Director values strong internal operations, fiscal responsibility, accountability, and transparency that ensure efficient, accurate and consistent financial operations and practices. In partnership with the PACE team, the Executive Director:
- Ensures the day-to-day fiscal affairs of the organization, including cash management, expenditures, grants, and investments, are managed with the highest integrity with respect to fiduciary responsibilities, GAAP and PACE’s internal controls.
- Prepares an annual budget for board review and approval. Works closely with the Treasurer in reporting, analysis, planning and control functions.
- Adequately and properly informs the board, in collaboration with the Treasurer, President and appropriate committees, of the organization’s fiscal health and current, as well as foreseeable conditions.
- Helps the board and contractors in performance of the annual audit.
Staff and Volunteer Development
The Executive Director has overall responsibility for building and leading a dynamic and cohesive team that develops staff members to their highest potential and utilizes public safety officers and other community volunteers to assist in program operations. The Executive Director:
- Maintains a positive and healthy workplace environment or climate that attracts, retains, and motivates top quality professionals and volunteers.
- Recruits, hires, supervises, delegates to, supports, evaluates, and terminates staff in accordance with organizational policies and applicable laws.
- Develops organizational structures, job descriptions, assignments and supervisory and evaluative procedures that will effectively and efficiently pursue the mission within available resources.
- Promotes the professional knowledge and skill development of employees conducive to pursuing mission and strategic goals.
- Determines salary and wages for employees within board approved policies and budget.
- Assists staff with recruiting and coordinating volunteers.
The Executive Director works closely with the board of directors to help them fulfill their governance responsibilities. The Executive Director supports the board’s work to educate board members, identify new board members and communicate clearly and regularly. The Executive Director provides guidance to the board as needed and effectively works with the board to maintain and promote the vision and mission of PACE.
Skills/Qualifications for the Position
- Experienced leader with strategic vision and experience in managing an organization
- Strong communication and relationship skills that will lead to successful fundraising
- Goal-oriented individual with high energy and experience as a leader who is willing to make tough decisions based on thoughtful consideration of issues
- Consensus builder utilizing a participatory approach with day-to-day operations
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Focus on establishing strong community relations
- Knowledge and understanding of financial management practices
- Ability to inspire and motivate community partners and stakeholders, and communicate a compelling and inspiring vision and sense of organizational purpose
- Act on an ethical set of core values and beliefs, and demonstrate integrity
- Commitment to diversity
- Experience with community engagement, preferably working with youth
- Grant writing/grant administration experience is preferred
- Knowledge of the Omaha community
This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of the responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the position of Executive Director.