- Oversee staff and organizational culture functions and policies in a manner that makes the Institute for Learning Innovation a healthy, happy, collaborative and productive place for intelligent, creative individuals to work.
- Work to maximize staff accomplishment as well as personal and professional growth and development.
- Supervise day-to-day activities of staff and consultants as determined in a manner that fulfils and advances the organization’s mission and vision.
Financial and Administrative Resources
- Build organizational infrastructure to support the Institute for Learning Innovation’s work, including finance, legal, administration, facilities and technology.
- As a recipient of federal funds, in collaboration with the organization’s accounting firm, ensure compliance with all required fiscal and risk management, record keeping, contractual and legal obligations, including all necessary audits and insurance coverage.
- Monitor budget, financial controls, and cash flows in accordance with federal guidelines and Board-approved policies.
- In collaboration with Executive Director, create annual budget and staffing projections in a manner that fulfils and advances the organization’s mission and vision.
Organizational Leadership and Development
- Work with Executive Director to pace and drive organization development, including analysis and implementation of priorities, partnerships and infrastructure needs.
- Integrate operating infrastructure and functions with programmatic efforts, staff, Board and partners in a manner that fulfils and advances the organization’s mission and vision.
- Serve as a senior-level thought partner, mentor and bridge builder for organization as a whole.
Fundraising, Communications and Other Duties
- Work with Executive Director to develop and implement fundraising strategies.
- Manage and coordinate grant and contract development efforts, including proposal development and grant reporting.
- Manage and coordinate grant monitoring for funded projects, including contract oversight and subawardee monitoring.
- Coordinate development and implementation of organizational marketing and communication efforts, including website and any social and new media strategies.
- Supervise any administrative consultants, including web developers, fund raising consultants, communications consultants, etc.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Four plus years in senior management roles, including staff supervision, human resources, finance, fundraising and/or operations, preferably within a nonprofit context.
- Facilitative and collaborative leadership style. Proven ability to work with a dynamic national/international team of highly trained and committed employees and partners.
- Commitment to building working partnerships with staff and collaborators. Can flexibly share leadership and build consensus. However when necessary, able to take initiative and make tough decisions.
- Success supervising and mentoring staff and supporting professional and leadership development. Excellent people skills.
- Experience with grant financial and legal management, documentation, and compliance.
- Unwavering commitment to the mission, values, and aspirations of the organization.
- Ability to implement vision, think strategically, creatively problem solve, exercise good judgment and lead change.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
- Results oriented.
- Experience and cultural competence working in the non-profit/learning community.
- Past success designing and leading organizational strategic development and capacity building desirable. Experience with business and scenario planning helpful.
- Advanced degree in business or relevant area.
SALARY & BENEFITS
Competitive salary depending on experience. Generous benefits include flexible hours, health insurance support, vacation and sick leave allowance. Currently the Institute does not offer retirement benefits but plans are in the works to implement these soon.
This position does not require physical demands beyond usual office work requirements.
The Institute is currently a virtual organization based in Western Oregon. Local residence is required. Most of the work will be conducted from the individual’s own home or other office setting of their choosing, though occasional local travel will be required.
HOW TO APPLY
Please email cover letter, resume and four references to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with “Deputy Director” in the subject line. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2017. No phone calls, please.
The Institute for Learning Innovation is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color or marital status. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.