Opportunities and Challenges
The new Executive Director joins the organization at a very important time. We are in the
midst of growth and expansion in our programming and audience. We are facing the challenge
of rebuilding more equitable and anti-racist systems. Unfortunately, the dual pandemics we
are currently facing, COVID-19 and racism, have had a disproportionate effect on the
communities we serve. City Mission needs a strong leader to take up this mantle and guide us
dynamically through these challenging times.
Together, the Executive Director and the board will evaluate and adjust the business model as
they grow the organization. This necessitates generating resources to meet the needs of the
present without compromising the future. Continuing to build financial resources for City
Mission is paramount. The next Executive Director will need to play an active role in
fundraising, build the development infrastructure and culture, as well as help the Board
continues its strategic recruitment of new Board members, assuring that the Directors have a
keen understanding of their fundraising responsibilities.
Reporting to the board, the Executive Director is the executive and spiritual leader of City
Mission and serves as an ex-officio member of the board of directors while advancing best
practices in governance and policymaking.
The Executive Director provides strategic leadership assuring that the organization has a
long-range strategy and sustainable business model to achieve its mission. Building on City
Mission’s positive reputation, they will work with the board and management team to identify
and set priorities, areas for improvement, and opportunities for institutional growth and
Goal-Oriented and Results Driven
The Executive Director ensures an outcome measurement system is implemented for each
program and contributes toward organizational level goals and strategy. In addition, they will
analyze program revenue lines for relative mission and financial impact on the organization.
Community and Congregational Engagement
The Executive Director will proactively engage in relationships with the community and
congregations across the city, building partnerships and collaborative efforts to leverage
program impact and meet mission.
The Executive Director maintains a positive morale, fostering trust, and ensuring competency
through evaluation. They preserve a climate that attracts, retains, values, and motivates a
Resource Development, Marketing, and Finance
The Executive Director works with the staff, Finance Committee, and board to prepare and
monitor the annual budget, and ensure the development and maintenance of sound financial
practices and systems. The Executive Director ensures accurate and complete reporting to the
board and to government agencies and other funders that meets statutory, regulatory, and
proposal requirements. The Executive Director oversees the development and
implementation of the annual resource development plan. They also work with marketing
staff to develop and implement an annual marketing/communications plan tied to the
strategic focus of City Mission and oversee the building and maintenance of technology and