As a result of expanded programs and services, the Sanneh Foundation has experienced rapid growth over the past five years. The Executive Vice President will improve organizational sustainability by ensuring efficient use of resources and high quality programs and services as the organization continues to explore new opportunities to meet the needs of the community.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), the Executive Vice President oversees the day-to-day business of the organization and has overall responsibility and authority to monitor and manage effective implementation of plans and initiatives developed by the CEO and senior leadership team. The Executive Vice President provides managerial support and oversight to the senior leadership team members to support the highest levels of performance and mission success. This individual is responsible for ensuring the requirements of funders and donors are met as well as strict compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
REPORTS TO: The CEO
SUPERVISES: Senior VP of Operations, VP of External Affairs & Community Partnerships, VP of Strategic Branding & Sustainability, EVP of Strategic Initiatives, VP of Programming
Accounting & Financial Management
Support the CEO and senior leadership team in the co-development the annual budget
Ensure understanding of and adherence to the annual budget across departments
Ensure the regular and timely creation of accurate financial statements
Ensure adherence to internal financial controls and procedures
Oversee the development and effective use of tactical and strategic financial analyses to support decision-making
Support the CEO and senior leadership team in the design of new and updated programs
Ensure the delivery of high quality programming in accordance with the program design
Ensure timely and accurate completion of program evaluations per stakeholder requirements
Oversee the measurement of the effectiveness of new programs and partnerships
Support the CEO and senior leadership team in the content planning, design and development of external communications (e.g. website, social media, online marketing, written publications, public relations)
Ensure the effective deployment of planned communications
Support the evaluation of communications effectiveness
Support the CEO and senior leadership team in planning fundraising activities (e.g. events, grants, earned income, individual, online and major giving)
Ensure the effective execution of planned fundraising activities.
Oversee the evaluation of success and identification of lessons learned from executed fundraising activities
Systems and Process Management
Support the senior leadership team in identifying areas for improvement including workforce satisfaction and retention, workforce effectiveness, capacity building and cost reduction
Oversee the evaluation of potential ideas for improvements to technology, processes, policies, equipment and facilities
Support the CEO and senior leadership team in developing improvement plans
Ensure the effective execution of improvement plans
Oversee the measurement of the success of implemented improvements
Risk and Threat Management
Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal obligations including workforce management and labor laws
Ensure appropriate insurance coverages
Ensure use of sector best-practices
Support the CEO and senior leadership team in identifying and planning mitigation strategies to address external threats to the organization
Ensure the effective execution of threat mitigation plans
Innovation and Strategic and Community Partnerships
Support the CEO and senior leadership team in evaluation of innovation opportunities and new strategic or community partnerships
Support the CEO and senior leadership team in developing plans for innovations and new strategic or community partnerships
Ensure the effective execution of plans
Oversee the measurement of the success of innovations and new strategic partnerships
Strategic Plans and Policies
Support the CEO and senior leadership team in developing and updating the strategic plan and strategic policies
Support the senior leadership team in developing implementation plans based on strategic goals
Ensure the effective execution of implementation plans
Ensure ongoing alignment between departmental activities and the goals of the strategic plan
Below are some typical requirements for an Executive Vice President. We recognize that skill sets can be a complex combination of experiences. If your background does not precisely match these requirements, but you have a passion for our work, we would love to hear from you, and we recognize the value of transferable skills.
Strong leadership skills with ability to manage, motivate and support the senior leadership team to ensure optimal performance and goal achievement
Excellent people skills with the ability to relate well to people from varied backgrounds
Demonstrated ability to manage workplace conflict and provide effective coaching
Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegation, and facilitation
Expertise in adaptive change, continuous improvement and implementation strategies
Demonstrated skill in change management
Ability to adapt and problem solve for delays, interruptions, or unexpected events
Ability to set goals and objectives, and successfully manage multiple initiatives simultaneously
Understanding of business functions such as marketing, sales, human resources and information technology.
Strong knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles.
Demonstrated commitment to serving populations of youth and families from marginalized communities.
Commitment to an inclusive workplace and equity in all aspects of society
Excellent communicator with demonstrated ability to speak to a wide range of audiences including stakeholders, clients, funders, donors and volunteers
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Workplace
Ability to represent Sanneh Foundation in a positive and professional manner in all settings
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in business or a closely related field. An advanced degree is preferred. Five or more years of senior management experience. Nonprofit management experience preferred
Three or more years of experience managing leadership staff
Three of more years managing budgets ($1M or more) including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
Three or more years of project management experience. PMP certification preferred.