Alaska Project Manager

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Project Manager / Interim Executive Director

The Project Manager/ Interim Director is contracted to be the interim Chief Executive Officer of Denali Deaf Community Center. The Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, corporate compliance and financial objectives. In program development, grant management and administration, the Director will:

Specific Executive responsibilities:

1. Provide Visionary Leadership by ensuring DDCC has an effective strategic plan and objectives to achieve its mission, demonstrating organizational movement toward goals with consistent and timely progress.
2. Ensure Fiscal Stability by developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
3. Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.
4. Maintain official records, ensure compliance with no profit regulations, for profit business enterprise, federal, state and local regulations, ensure grant compliance with the State of Alaska.
5. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field including social enterprise and business development & participating in professional organizations.

In budget and finance, the Director will:

1. Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices for the DDCC as a non profit and corresponding for profit companies including a cafe, commercial kitchen and facility rental.
2. Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
3. Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work by building unrestricted cash reserves.
4. Jointly, with the Executive Committee of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.
5. Manage a 2.6 million dollar budget, ensuring appropriate fiscal compliance is in place with state use of funds.

In Project Management the Director will:

1. Achieve operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards.
2. Coordinate contracting, bids and monitor contractor deliverables, resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.
3. Mange project funds via financial objectives by forecasting requirements; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.

In communications, the Director will:

1. See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
2. Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.
3. Effectively communicate to Deaf and Hearing, in ASL, writing English, verbalization and gesture.
4. Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
5. Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public. Participate in community membership organizations.
6. Enhance DDCC’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different projects; exploring opportunities to add value to agency accomplishments.

In relations with staff, the Director will:

1. Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
2. Accomplish human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures. Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
3. See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
4. Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
5. Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

Skills/Qualifications include but are not limited to: Proficiency ASL, Developing Budgets, Coaching, Supervision, Staffing, Project Management, Management Proficiency, Process Improvement, Tracking Budget Expenses, Self-Development, Planning, Performance Management, Inventory Control, Communication, and Corporate Compliance.

Physical Demands: sitting, speaking, reading, driving, use of computers, video phones, some lifting, bending and moving objects and equipment.

Email cover letter & resume to [email protected] by 3/7/14

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