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Diaper Bank seeks Executive Director

The Diaper Bank (TDB), is a a non-profit organization focused on providing basic needs to children and families in CT. TDB is located in North Haven, CT, the job requires travel throughout the state.

The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer, reporting directly to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of mission and financial objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

1. Fundraising: Play a leading role in raising funds necessary to further TDB’s goals and programs by soliciting and increasing donor contributions and obtaining new funding sources.
o Build a sustainable revenue base for TDB, including significant development and maintenance of foundation and individual donor relationships.
o Expand community support in New Haven, Bridgeport, and Hartford and any additional program locations.
o Nurture strong community relations.
o Develop annual business and fund development plans to achieve board and organizational objectives.

2. Administration: Direct all aspects of operations at TDB. Ensure highly efficient and cost effective operations and prudent and ethical management of TDB.
o Manage all personnel matters, including hiring, firing, training and regular evaluation of staff, as well as volunteer supervision. Ensure that the staffing is aligned with the Strategic Plan and in accordance with TDB personnel policies. Establish systems for internal communication that ensure successful coordination in order to maximize the impact of TDB’s efforts. Establish a work environment of high morale and dedication.
o Manage financial resources including developing and balancing the budget and allocating money consistent with organizational priorities. Ensure that TDB meets all obligations with respect to taxes and employer responsibilities.
o Ensure that the TDB has the technological and administrative systems in place to succeed in its mission.

3. Communications: Coordinate and lead TDB’s communications efforts to effectively educate the public about the work of TDB.
o Develop a communications strategic plan for TDB.
o Cultivate relationships with the media and effectively articulate positions to the press and the public, both in organized forums and under the pressure of developing events.
o Maintain a high, visible, positive profile.
o Educate the public about Diaper Need and the work of TDB.
o Ensure the coordination of community education activities of other staff and volunteers.
o Make sure the Board of Directors is kept abreast of all information it needs to manage the affairs of TDB and be a well informed ambassador to the public

4. Assist the Board of Directors in its work, including the formation of policy, setting goals, fundraising, and board development.
o Develop a strong partnership with the Board of Directors and carry out its mandate.
o Enable Board members in their efforts to be enthusiastic advocates for TDB.
o Assist the Board in its efforts to ensure excellence in governance and in developing strategies and long-range plans for growth and stability.

Professional Qualifications: The successful candidate will have:
o Five plus years experience in managing an organization with responsibility for planning, fiscal controls, revenue generation and community relations or related relevant experience.
o Proven success in raising funds, developing strategic fundraising programs and expanding development efforts.
o Proven marketing and public relations skills.
o Excellent computer skills.
o Evidence of excellent writing skills and proven experience in communicating one to one, in small groups, and in large gatherings.

Please submit cover letter and resume to

Resumes accepted until September 30, 2010. Candidates will be contacted after October 1, 2010.

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