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Chief Executive Officer

Webster House

Founded in 1884, Webster House is a children’s home located in Manchester, NH, whose mission is to provide children between the ages 8 and 18 who are unable to live at home with a safe, supportive environment for an undetermined amount of time. The intent is to address four areas of the youth's life – physical, social, personal and family.

The goal is to prepare residents for adult life, in collaboration with the family, the child, and the program. Webster House provides a home and the opportunities for counseling and education. Webster House also provides the atmosphere in which adult-child relationships can be rebuilt and created. Within this structure, the direction, kindness and commitment of caring adults can help improve the lives of the children who reside at the Webster House and their families.


The CEO reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for providing the vision, leadership and management to the Webster House organization.

Above all, the CEO is charged with crafting and leading the implementation of a fundraising strategy and growing resources to build and sustain the organization. This will entail cultivating relationships with current and potential donors, including individuals, corporations and other institutions, current and prospective Board members and volunteers as well as representatives of local government and community-based organizations.  Working closely with the Board and staff, the CEO will develop and implement the annual goals designed to achieve the short- and long-term strategic priorities for Webster House.

Requirements:

The CEO will be thoroughly committed to the Webster House mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.

Specific requirements include:

  • College degree required, preferably in a relevant discipline such as non-profit management or educational administration.
  • Minimum of 8 years of leadership experience, with a track record of fundraising experience that includes securing funding from diverse sources.
  • Proven successful experience of fundraising and the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Ability to collaborate with other organizations and groups within the community to build partnerships and enhance fundraising activities.
  • Ability to think strategically, translate strategy to executable plan, while also having a hands-on approach to getting things done.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Previous experience working with a Board of Directors, as board member or key partner to a BOD.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; an effective and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
Responsibilities:

Leadership

  • Provide day to day leadership, oversight and direction to the staff and volunteers.  Lead, coach, develop, motivate and inspire the staff and volunteers to support the mission and work of the home.
  • Collaborate with Executive Director of Operations to steer and oversee the implementation of required state certifications, new program role outs, funding & staffing.
  • Sustain a positive work environment by maintaining a culture of openness, collaboration and cooperation.
  • Collaborate with the Board in defining the strategic direction and priorities. 
  • Oversee and support the active engagement of Board members, funders, volunteers, event committees, and partner organizations.
  • Hold team accountable to deliver program commitments with programmatic excellence.
  • Maintains quality-control of daily living environment for residents

Fundraising

  • Design and champion efforts that drive a culture of fundraising and development efforts with a view to expand and diversify funding.
  • Continue to strengthen relationships with existing donors while expanding the donor base to include new annual giving and major gift prospects.
  • Drive current and future capital campaign efforts.
  • Work with grant writer to identity new grant opportunities

Community Relations

  • Be the face and leader of the organization and serve as a role model to inspire members and staff to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring individuals.
  • Be a proactive and effective ambassador to all external stakeholders including but not limited to funders, partners, the youth development community, school administration, media, government and other community-based organizations.
  • Interface effectively with other group homes in the State.  Be knowledgeable in their strategy, practices, and resources.  Leverage the resources available for the benefit of Webster House.
  • Effectively communicate goals and outcomes to the Board, funders and others in order to measure success.
  • Maintain a direct-care relationship with house residents

Board Development and Interaction

  • Develop, maintain and support a strong Board.  Serve as ex officio member of each Board committee.
  • Proactively seek and strengthen Board involvement to ensure long term success and viability.
  • Attend all Board meetings and committee meetings.
  • Identify and develop relationships with potential Board members and volunteers.
  • Spearhead the implementation and execution of policies, procedures and directives adopted by the Board.
  • Provide expertise information and resources to assist Board committees with carrying out their responsibilities.
How to Apply:

If you have the requirements above and a desire to be part of our mission, please apply for the position by sending a cover letter and resume to:

websterhouseboard@gmail.com

Salary Range:

$80K - $100K Based on experience

Job Location:

Manchester

Date Added: January 28, 2021

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