The Links, Incorporated, an international, not-for-profit corporation, is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director.
The membership consists of over 15,000 professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the United Kingdom. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.
Our Core Values are Friendship, Integrity, Honesty, Service, Commitment, Family Relationships, Courage, Respect for Self and Others, Legacy, Confidentiality, Responsibility, and Accountability.
The Executive Director position is the key senior management position for both The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated. The Executive Director has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the effective implementation and management of the organizations’ programs, fund development, growth and expansion, and execution of the organizations’ mission and strategic goals in conjunction with the National President. The Executive Director shall evaluate the implementation of the organization’s programmatic and philanthropic initiatives so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the Executive Council, external funders, other strategic partners.
The Executive Director shall be responsible for coordinating and implementing efficient transitions between newly elected National Officers and appointed Executive Council members providing advice and orientation to achieve minimal disruption to on-going programs and initiatives and the effective implementation of any new program initiatives.
The Executive Director is responsible for the hiring process in accordance with the policies, procedures and rules implemented by Executive Council of The Links, Incorporated and in collaboration with the National President and the HR Committee, as appropriate. Recommendations for hiring are approved by the Executive Council and the National President.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serves as the liaison to the Executive Council and National President and provides effective strategic
Serves as the central point of contact and integration point for the organizations’ external relationships and with the four geographic membership areas.
Serves as the chief development officer for The Links Foundation, Incorporated In that capacity, conceptualizes, plans, advocates, and implements fund development strategies to support the mission of The Links Foundation, Incorporated. Works in conjunction with the related Executive Council Committees of The Links, Incorporated (i.e. Philanthropy, Corporate Linkages, Grants) and the Finance and Investment Committee of the The Links Foundation, Incorporated) and other appropriate Committees involved in fund raising activities to ensure effectiveness and continuity of efforts.
Responsible for the efficient and effective operations of the National Headquarters, including the direct supervision of the Deputy Executive Director who is responsible for the daily operations of the National Headquarters staff and the monitoring of all programs, membership activities and other operational and administrative activities.
Responsible for developing and implementing annual operating budgets for The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated in collaboration with the National Treasurer, Deputy Executive Director, Controller, National Finance Committee of The Links Foundation, Incorporated, and forecasting annual income projections.
Responsible for ensuring continuity and consistency in the implementation of the organizations’ programmatic and philanthropic initiatives while managing the organizations’ resources within the budgeted objectives.
The Executive Director must be thoroughly committed to the organizations’ nonprofit mission. The Executive Director must have proven leadership and relationship management experience.
BA or BS degree in business or management or related discipline. 7-10 years of senior management and leadership experience in a membership or non-profit organization. Requires evening and weekend work schedule.
The Links, Inc. has retained the services of Diversified Search to assist in this search. Candidates should send resumes and applications for consideration to: TheLinks_ExecutiveDirector@divsearch.com