Customers served (external and internal): all clients, any member of
the LifeROOTS Team, board members, all vendors, suppliers and any other members
of the public.
Summary: The President and CEO is
responsible for providing strategic leadership
for the organization by working with the Board of Directors and LifeROOTS
management team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. The President and CEO is responsible for
oversight and daily management of all financial, operational and administrative
functions. Ensures sound management of
all fiscal resources.
Accountabilities: (essential job functions):
leadership and management to ensure that the mission, vision and core values of
LifeROOTS are understood and followed.
input from the LifeROOTS management team to develop a strategic plan for Board
the strategic goals and objectives of the organization.
the Board and staff fully informed of the organization’s progress.
LifeROOTS in a professional manner and serves as liaison to clients, community,
regulatory agencies and funding organizations. Assures that LifeROOTS’
organization, mission, programs and services are consistently presented in a
strong, positive image.
existing programs and spearheads the development, communication and
implementation of effective growth strategies and processes.
with the LifeROOTS management team to develop and implement plans for operation
infrastructure of systems, processes and personnel designed to accommodate the
mission and growth objectives of LIFEROOTS.
mentors, and leads the management team.
develops, directs and evaluates LifeROOTS’ fiscal performance to maintain a
viable organization. Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and prudently
manages resources within those budget guidelines.
abreast of relevant regulatory and political activity; anticipates impact on
programs and advises on long-range planning.
and /or develops, implements and enforces policies and procedures for the
organization that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of LifeROOTS.
credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective
developer of solutions to business challenges.
13. Assures that services
provided are accessible and appropriate to individual client needs and in
compliance with regulatory requirements; that individual client rights are
protected and supported while participating in LIFEROOTS services.
a success-oriented, accountable environment within LifeROOTS.
15. Participates as an
ex-officio member of the Board of Directors and the Board’s Executive Committee
and other Board committees as appropriate.
16. Assures compliance with
all related government and regulatory laws and regulations as well as internal
17. Provides leadership in
developing fundraising with staff and the Board, including capital campaigns,
special events, major gifts and grant opportunities.
Skills and Experience:
Bachelor degree required; Master’s degree
five years of experience managing an organization including responsibility for
profit and loss and establishing operational budgets.
Experience in managing contracts or grants in a
An articulate individual with strong oral and
written communication skills who can effectively relate to employees at all
levels, to clients, customers and the community.
Demonstrated skills in one or more of the
following: program management, program development, fiscal management, funding
development, establishing positive community relations and political linkages.
Demonstrated ability to work constructively with
and support a volunteer Board of Directors.
Fundamental understanding of LifeROOTS,
Beneficial Skills and
President and CEO should have strong interpersonal
and communication skills.
Time Management: Proven ability to manage one’s
own time and the time of others well.
Monitoring: Proven practice of
monitoring/assessing performance of oneself, other individuals, or organization
to make improvements or take corrective action.
Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.
working in high performance teams and performing as a proven strong team
to company values.
Conditions of Employment:
test, Fingerprints and background check.
Must have a valid and current driver's license, good driving record and must maintain current proof of automobile insurance as required by applicable state law.
operates a company vehicle while on company business.
Regular and consistent
use of keyboard and mouse.
Additional challenges may
arise, at which time LifeROOTS, Inc. may revise this job description.
to the position are:
Director of Finance, Director of Human Resources, Director of
Community Services, Director of Quality Assurance, Director of Contracts,
Director of Children’s Therapy Services, Business Development Officer and
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO.