The American Red Cross
Description: Job Summary: This position exists only in markets where there is American Red Cross blood collections. Reporting to the Regional Chief Development Officer, the Executive Director (Markets with Red Cross Blood Collections) is the face of the Red Cross in their chapter territory and in markets without volunteer leaders. This position is responsible for the following key areas within the defined territory: blood sponsor relationship management, fundraising, and management of the local Board of Directors and United Way relationships, as applicable The Executive Director recruits and manages a team of volunteer Community Development Leaders (CDL)s. This position is responsible for monthly, quarterly and annual attainment of both revenue and blood collection goals. The Executive Director will sit in our Las Vegas Chapter. Job Responsibilities: Blood Sponsor Relationship Management: Cultivates, manages and stewards key community stakeholders to increase blood drive sponsors\/donors, volunteer partners and engagement (example: faith-based; colleges\/universities, civic, NGOs\/NPOs and organizations reflective of community). Working in partnership with donor recruitment, the Executive Director is responsible for managing designated sponsor relationships. The Executive Director will be responsible for achieving blood collection goals. These goals are met by 1) securing commitment from an executive or other sponsor decision maker to organize multiple blood drives throughout the year, which facilitates that account manager \u201cbooking\u201d blood drives on specific dates with the sponsor\u2019s blood drive coordinator and 2) work collaboratively with the executive\/sponsor decision maker, Red Cross account manager and sponsor blood drive coordinator to ensure sufficient sign-ups are attained to successfully execute the blood drive. Enhances community presence: builds\/gains or rebuilds\/regains presence in defined market. Cultivates, manages and stewards external partner relationships to help create and maintain connectedness within defined community including elected officials and key governmental partners. Fundraising: Supports fundraising efforts through the following: manages local United Way relationships as appropriate; manages select local major donors; and manages the Board of Directors as applicable, including annual Board contributions. Ensures Board of Directors are leveraged effectively throughout the fundraising and blood drive sponsor recruitment process. Cultivates and nurtures major donors to include individual, corporate or foundations as appropriate. Ensures all donor and sponsor activity is reported in Salesforce in a timely and accurate manner. Manage Board of Directors and Community Development Leaders: Recruit, engage and steward Board of Directors (as applicable) and Community Development Leaders (CDLs). Manage annual Board Campaign, ensuring 100% participation. Engages Board of Directors throughout the fundraising and blood drive sponsor recruitment process. Encourages Board members to host blood drives or donate blood to help achieve regional blood collection goal. Supports the efforts of other community boards that may exist within the chapter\u2019s jurisdiction as needed. The Executive Director provides leadership and direction to a team of volunteer Community Development Leaders (CDL). The Executive Director and CDLs partner with designated donor recruitment staff to effectively meet blood drive sponsorship goals and objectives. Qualifications: Education: Four-year college degree (BS\/BA) in Business, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Finance or non-profit administration or equivalent experience required. Prefer Master\u2019s degree in the field of community organization, public or business administration or non-profit management Experience: Minimum of seven years related experience. Demonstrated ability to exercise good and timely judgment in complex situations. Demonstrated ability for strong communications and influencing skills along with public speaking and writing. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement fundraising strategies. Demonstrated ability to build and sustain community relationships\/partnerships. Proven experience in influencing others and building relationships. Management Experience: Minimum five years related management\/supervisory experience. Experience working in an environment requiring flexibility and managing change. Skills and Abilities: Experience working in an environment requiring flexibility and managing change. Proficient with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Familiarity with federal state and local employment laws.\u00a0 Travel within communities served and region. Physical Requirements: Depending on work assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 20 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information. Overall mobility is essential. May include sitting for long periods of time, driving a vehicle and working under challenging conditions. Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to emergency services relief work. May travel and participate in meetings and conferences throughout chapter jurisdiction, state and Red Cross system. Because the Red Cross is a disaster response organization, staff may be asked to be on 24-hour call during period of major disaster. *LI-LS1
The American Red Cross
Website : http://www.redcross.org
Each day, thousands of people – people just like you – provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world. We roll up our sleeves and donate time, money and blood. We learn or teach life-saving skills so our communities can be better prepared when the need arises. We do this every day because the Red Cross is needed - every day.