CEO Vacancy – Urban League of Metropolitan Denver


CEO Vacancy – Urban League of Metropolitan Denver

P L E A S E P O S T

October 16, 2009

Affiliate Services Bulletin #6

NUL AFFILIATE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER VACANCY

URBAN LEAGUE OF METROPOLITAN DENVER (Denver, Colorado)

President and Chief Executive Officer

Salary Range: $100,000 – $125,000 per annum, commensurate with training and experience

The Urban League of Metropolitan Denver received its affiliation in 1946. The Metropolitan Denver affiliate service area includes approximately 200,000 residents of the 1,000,000+ population, within an eight-county region. The number of Hispanics residing in the area is above the national average. The number of Blacks is below the national average, and the number of Asians and American Indians is near the national average. Approximately 97,809 Blacks reside in the Denver Metro Region. Additional information regarding the Metropolitan Denver affiliate and its service area is available on the web at www.denverurbaneleague.org.

Major corporations in the immediate area include IBM, Lockheed Martin Corporations, US West, MillerCoors, Time Warner Cable, United Airlines, King Soopers, Inc., Norwest Bank Colorado, Samsonite Corporation, AT&T, Safeway Stores, and Gates Corporation. Numerous colleges and universities reside in the metro area such as University of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver, Regis University, and Colorado State University at Denver. On the sports side, there are the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club (number one record for attendance), Denver Broncos Football Club (Super Bowl Champions), Denver Nuggets Basketball Club, Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club, and the Colorado Rapids Soccer Club. On the cultural side, Metropolitan Denver has the Denver Museum of Natural History, Denver Art Museum, Children’s Museum, Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the world famous Denver International Airport.

Under the leadership of the Board of Directors, the President and Chief Executive Officer:

Ø Directs, plans, and implements overall policies and objectives of the organization in accordance with the national charter and board of directors.

Ø Provide leadership to the organization, administering its functions and operations to ensure the mission and programs are delivered to the community.

Ø Develop, articulate, and communicate a vision for the organization.

Ø In concert with the Board, develops long term strategic and annual operating plans.

Ø Directs financial planning, accounting, budgeting, procurement, staffing, internal and external communication, systems needs, and investment activities for the organization.

Ø Acts as the principle spokesperson, in conjunction with the Board Chairperson, representing the needs and interest of the affiliate in the community.

Ø Networks to identify funding sources to ensure positive impact on the affiliates’ finances such as corporate solicitations; United Way; funding source proposals; annual campaigns; capital campaigns; governmental funding, etc.

Ø Initiates and maintains relationships with staff, board, political, corporate, and community leaders.

Ø Develops and implements systems of internal controls to safeguard organization funds such as: ensuring fiscal accounting and reporting is in accordance with standards of accounting for voluntary non-profit organizations.

Ø Prepares reports or directs preparation of reports summarizing organization’s current and forecasted financial position, business activity, and reports required by regulatory agencies.

Ø Analyze and classifies risks as to frequency and financial impact of risk to the organization.

Ø Determines staff accountability and authority for receipts, disbursement, banking, protection and custody of funds, securities, and financial instruments.

Ø Analyze past, present, and expected operations.

Ø Reviews financial statements and activity reports to ensure that organization’s objectives are achieved.

Ø Advises the board of economic objectives and policies, investments, and loans for short and long-range financial plans.

Ø Keeps abreast of issues facing the African-American, and minority community.

Urban League of Metropolitan Denver -2- October 16, 2009

The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience factors and professional characteristics:

Ø Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) with a minimum of five years of successful public administration, business and non- profit management experience.

Ø Knowledge of economic, accounting, and budgeting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

Ø Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resources allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.

Ø Knowledge of development and implementation of social service programs, program evaluation, advocacy, public education, board and volunteer relation, and community mobilization and collaboration

Ø Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, and democratic political process.

Ø Ability to monitor affiliates’ fiscal administration to ensure accordance with Standards of Accounting for Voluntary Non-Profit Organizations and agencies.

Ø Knowledge of principles and methods of showing, promoting, and selling products and service including fund raising, marketing strategy, tactics, product demonstration, and sales techniques.

Ø Ability to communicate orally and in writing information and ideas so other will understand.

Ø Ability to network on the local, state, and national level to ensure expanded affiliate fundraising and awareness level, including grant and proposal writing experience.

The Urban League of Metropolitan Denver is located in the National Urban League’s Western Region. Mr. Jerome Whitney is Board Chairperson. NOTE: For certification consideration please submit an up-to-date resume to: Jerome Whitney, Urban League of Metropolitan Denver, Inc., 2015 York Street, Denver, Colorado 80205 on or before November 13, 2009.

URBAN LEAGUE EMPLOYEES WITH AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE WOULD BE A PLUS.

PLEASE NOTE: EACH AFFILIATE HAS SPECIFIC NEED REQUIREMENTS WHICH MAY NOT BE LISTED IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT

Dorothy Millines

Manager

Affiliate Services

212-558-5423

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