Position Function/Overview: Under the direction and guidance of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director acts as the chief administrator and is responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, motivating, directing and managing Willie's Way and is committed to serving patients, their families and caregivers under its operation. Essential Functions: Nurtures and helps develop the organization's mission, vision, initiatives and operations with the strategic plan as developed under the direction of the Board of Directors. Establishes and maintains a good working relationship with the Board of Directors, including: continual communication with the Board; providing administrative support to the Board; and leveraging the resources of the Board to accomplish Willie's Way's goals and objectives. Provides leadership and management to ensure that the mission and core values of Willie's Way are put into practice through a relevant, strategic plan that is regularly reviewed and updated. Guides Willie's Way to achieve and surpass fundraising, cash flow and business goals and objectives. Guides an annual budget process that promotes effective and efficient use of Willie's Way's resources and infrastructure, including but not limited to information systems, physical plant, employee support and development, and financial operations. Acts as the lead fundraiser throughout the community, working with Board of Directors as appropriate to identify, cultivate and maintain working relationships with the community, professionals in related community service fields, governmental and private organizations. Provides for effective public and community relations with the media, stakeholders, corporate and service community, as well as the community at large. Establishes systems within which Willie's Way staff and volunteers operate in compliance with all relevant federal, state and local requirements, requirements of funders, and accepted practices, processes and procedures. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with funding sources, federal, state and local government agencies, and other non-profits. 10. Mentors and develops staff directly and through training/development programming in order to enhance staff productivity and morale. 11. Is responsible for personnel actions, including hiring, evaluating and disciplining Willie's Way employees. This includes direct responsibility for those in positions directly reporting to the Executive Director and accountability for personnel actions taken by other directors/supervisors, as well as understanding and acting in accordance with Willie's Way policies regarding harassment and discrimination complaints. 12. Maintains good working relationship with the community, professionals in related community service fields, governmental and private organizations. 13. Participates in local and state organizations related to Willie's Way vision and is available in an "expert" capacity, either as a speaker or organizer. 14. Develops and implements an effective outreach plan that focuses on the organization's constituencies and is directed at the appropriate individual(s) within those constituencies. Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Minimum Qualifications and Requirements Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and four years minimum experience in an administrative/management capacity. Skills Articulating a clear, strategic vision. Clearly communicating via all modalities, written and verbal. Raising and managing funds and resources. Leading by example in professional and personal conduct (includes but is not limited to: personal responsibility, ethical behavior and treating individuals with dignity and respect). Supervising and administering the creation of budgets. Planning, directing and evaluating employees, projects and programs/services in a manner that advances the organization's objectives, purposes and mission. Public and community relations principles. Marketing and communication strategies, including traditional and web-based. Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes. 10. Demonstrating judgment, discretion, respect and impartiality in the identification and resolution of problems and conflicts. 11. Developing and maintaining positive relationships within Willie's Way and with Willie's Way affiliate boards/committees as well as friends, donors, funders, governmental and private organizations by leveraging interpersonal, public speaking, advocacy, and collaborative abilities. 12. Forecasting, leading and managing change in order to keep Willie's Way in the forefront in the field as a model of best practices. 13. Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations in order to keep Willie's Way policies, practices and procedures relevant and understandable. 14. Using a computer and related software applications.