Executive Director

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Sep 23, 2019
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Seeking to identify a dynamic nonprofit executive prepared to build upon the current successes of the Sorority as well as partner with Executive Council (Board of Directors) to manage organizational change. As Executive Director, the successful candidate will serve as the chief staff executive overseeing the operations and activities of the Sigma Sigma Sigma (Tri Sigma) Sorority advising and making recommendations to the Executive Council, administering and implementing strategic and policy decisions made by Executive Council, and cultivating and maintaining effective staff performance to assure the attainment of the Sorority’s strategic initiatives.

The successful candidate will be a senior executive with at least 10 years of related experience working with top-level management and non-profit volunteers, a skilled talent manager with the ability to train, motivate and work with others, an excellent communicator and consensus builder, and an innovative and forward-thinking leader.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational Leadership and Strategic Forethought/Execution:

• Provide oversight and guidance to all programs and staff while being appropriately present and accessible

• Provide oversight of the staff team including monitoring staff performance

• Ensure an adequate staffing plan and appropriate staff competencies based on position and needs of the organization, including appropriate delegation of well-defined authority, and appropriate compensation within budgetary limits

• Responsible for the administration of personnel policy, for hiring of key management personnel and overseeing the hiring of support personnel, maintenance of salary administration procedures, and ultimate responsibility and authority for promotions and terminations

• Ensure a growth-oriented, skill-centered environment in which staff grows and develops skills helpful to meeting the goals and objectives of the organization

• Develop short and long-range goals for staff based on the strategic plan of the Sorority

• Maintain and oversee the crisis management plan and respond to Sorority emergency situations as they arise

• Serve as chief administrator, ensuring that legal and financial responsibilities are met, agreements are fulfilled, and effective vendor relationships, including legal counsel, accounting firm, insurance company, public relations, and financial institutions are maintained

• Authorize, execute or delegate such contracts, agreements, and commitments as may be necessary to carry out the goals and objectives of the Sorority

• Execute or delegate such other general responsibilities as may be delegated by Executive Council

• Be knowledgable about and maintain the Bylaws, policies, and processes of the Sorority

• Oversee housing operations for Tri Sigma owned facilities

• Offer guidance, resources and training to local housing corporations

• Work with property management service companies to address and meet the needs pertaining to housing facilities

• Provide oversight, ensuring proper maintenance, of the Mabel Lee Walton House and Executive Office facilities and infrastructure including communication with Walton House Board or Executive Council regarding budgeting for long-term maintenance of the properties

Financial Management

• In partnership with National Treasurer and the National President, develop an annual operating budget with input from staff, committees, and appropriate volunteers

• Develop, as part of the budgeting process, recommendations on resources necessary to adequately support the Sorority

• After final approval by Executive Council, manage the budget and cash flow of the

• Ensure the preparation of monthly financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of the Sorority

• Manage the Sorority’s licensed vendor program and ensure effective vendor partner contracts and relationships

• Oversee the authorized and proper expenditures of funds and assure that all funds, physical assets, and other property of the Sorority are appropriately safeguarded and administered

• Partner with outside certified audit firm for the purpose of auditing the Sorority’s financial operations

Executive Council and Volunteer Engagement

• Work with Executive Council to develop and implement the strategic plan of the Sorority and oversee its execution

• Ensure that Executive Council is appropriately informed on the activities and operations of the Sorority including proactive communication around progress towards strategic goals and financial performance

• In conjunction with the National President, develop agendas and materials for Executive Council meetings and conference calls as needed

• Provide oversight and recommendations of governance training and best practices

• Execute and implement all strategic and policy decisions of Executive Council

• Proactively bring ideas for service and program improvements to Executive Council

• Provide appropriate and competent staff counterparts to volunteer roles and committees and provide authority to staff members to enable them to properly perform their counterpart functions; and ensure volunteers and volunteer leaders are provided with the necessary support, resources, and assistance

• Serve as an ambassador of Tri Sigma to promote interest and active participation in volunteer and alumnae activities, encourage alumnae engagement and oversee proper communication of activities of Executive Council and volunteer leadership through the communication vehicles of the Sorority

• Confirm volunteer appointments and oversee accountability of volunteers

Partnerships and Community/Public Relations

• Participate in and support the work of Executive Council, volunteers, and staff, in increasing the Sorority’s visibility and promote the Sorority’s positive contributions and impact in our communities

• Represent Tri Sigma within the Greek community and overall nonprofit industry-related groups and at related meetings, serving as a spokesperson and ambassador of the Sorority

• Interact effectively with university officials, parents, and other Tri Sigma stakeholder groups

• Maintain and oversee the crisis communication plan and respond to Sorority emergency and risk management situations as they arise

• Work in partnership with the Executive Director of the Tri Sigma Foundation and proactively work with Executive Council to ensure cohesiveness as an enterprise, collaboration and appropriate communication between the two entities

• Build and maintain collaborative opportunities and relationships

• Oversee all inquiries from the media and universities, ensuring appropriate professional or volunteers are designated to address media and university inquiries

• Act as liaison for the Sorority with the local community

Executive Director Profile

Ideal candidate for this position will be a dedicated leader who embraces change and is highly motivated to create a social, economic and cultural landscape that's conducive to organizational success. Candidate will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to the Sorority including:

• Ability to build and cultivate an effective working relationship with Tri Sigma staff as well as build and maintain an effective remote senior management team

• Ability to create and execute plans of work that tie to organizational success

• Ability to build and cultivate an effective working relationship with Executive Council and volunteers based on confidence and trust

• Ability to manage and lead organizational and cultural change

• Ability to build and cultivate an effective relationship with alumnae associations and alumnae volunteers

• Excellent communication skills including the ability to articulate vision and priorities to members, stakeholders, and the community; communicate directly and clearly with staff and volunteers; and active listening skills

• Ability to build and cultivate relationships and work collaboratively with strategic partners (i.e. NPC, AFA, etc.)

• Understand the importance of strategic planning and the ability to execute and implement a work plan to achieve the Sorority’s strategic objectives

• Financial leadership and understanding of sound financial management practices

• Respectful, honest, transparent, and ethical leadership style

• Progressive, innovative thoughtful leadership


The Executive Director is committed to Tri Sigma’s mission and vision and should have proven leadership experience. Concrete demonstrable experience includes:


• Bachelor’s degree required with advanced training and/or certifications desired

• Minimum 10 years of management or related experience, including staff management

• Quantifiable experience working with or for a volunteer organization

• Success in working with or as part of a board of directors

• Understanding of and appreciation for current issues within the Greek-letter and higher education environment

• Experience and knowledge of nonprofit management, including an understanding of current issues and best practices in nonprofit management

• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of financial management and personnel management

• In-depth knowledge of the management process as it relates to growth and long-term planning

• Demonstrated ability to think strategically and critically, synthesize complex issues and information and lead change management initiatives

• Strong written and verbal communication skills; persuasive and passionate communicator

• Demonstrated passion, integrity, and a positive attitude and be mission-driven and self-directed

• Ability to travel frequently throughout the country as required for planned and unplanned travel(approximately one-third of the time), including nights, weekends and holidays. If working remotely, there will also be travel to the National Headquarters offices approximately once per month.