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Executive Director

Company: Suicide Prevention & Crisis Service
Location: Ithaca
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION - Executive Director
Suicide Prevention & Crisis Service is a long-standing community-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce the loss of lives due to death by suicide with the resultant tragic impact such loss has on family, friends, and others in the community. Through direct Crisisline counseling and community education on suicide awareness and prevention, SPCS has long provided equitable services to anyone with emotional needs or in a mental health crisis, regardless of ethnicity, color, gender, or all other marginalization factors.
The Executive Director position is an exempt, full-time position (40 hours/week), senior management position. The Executive Director position is complementary to, collaborative with, and supportive of the agency's Board of Directors. - Together, with the Board, they will be responsible for innovative and forward-looking methods of leadership that position the agency for success in mission achievement and potential growth in services.
Our ideal Executive Director will have experience and skills in the following priority areas:
Working knowledge of non-profit operations, including experience with related all local, state, and federal mandates required for such organizations
Financial acumen, including budget preparation and management, seeking out and securing sources of funding
Strategic planning experience working with the Board and seeking input from other internal and external sources to develop and maintain sustainable mission-driven activities that will benefit the agency and the community
Has led or participated in successful fundraising activities
Effective communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools.
Ethical work standards and business practices, demonstrated through role modeling, promotion of a positive and inclusive workplace, and a willingness to achieve goals through dedicated work habits
Must live locally, or have a reasonable commute time, or be willing to re-locate within a short time of accepting the position.

Responsibilities include:
Leads organizational strategic planning processes, engaging the Board, the Director of Operations, and others as appropriate (soliciting community input).
Provides guidance to the Board of Directors for the purpose of successful achievement of the organization's mission.
Responsible for all financial matters of the organization, including annual budgeting, working with the Board Treasurer to present financial reviews at each Board meeting, and making recommendations for spending as needed for organizational fiscal soundness.
Has responsibility for fundraising and development of strategies to produce necessary income for agency operations; ability to successfully negotiate contracts and write grants; makes monthly reports to the Board.
Represents the agency in the community by participating in appropriate community committees and activities; forms collaborative partnerships with all organizations addressing community needs, especially related to mental health wellbeing (public relations - communicate branded messages)
Possesses basic knowledge of federal and state regulatory mandates related to the operation of a non-profit organization
In conjunction with the Director of Operations, assures that all human resource and labor laws are being carried out properly; solicits input for upgrading human resources functions including training, development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance evaluation and recruiting
Directly supervises the Director of Operations, appreciating this senior management position as complementary to and supportive of the ED position.
Other responsibilities as required to fulfill the needs of the position and the agency.

Education and Experience Minimal Requirements:
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of experience and education in a healthcare field, preferably mental health services; previous work as a crisisline counselor is a plus.
Three to five years of experience at an executive director's level preferred.
Candidates with equivalent experience will be considered.
Sustained experience with budget preparation and solicitation of funding sources
Previous work in a non-profit organization preferred
Salary and Benefits:
$68,000 - $75,000 (commensurate with demonstrated experience)
Health insurance, a SIMPLE IRA with employer contribution (when eligible), paid personal, sick, and vacation time
Interested Applicants:
For a complete job description, send a request to, or to apply, send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to Suicide Prevention & Crisis Service, 124 E. Court Street, Ithaca, New York, 14850 or

Keywords: Suicide Prevention & Crisis Service, Syracuse , Executive Director, Executive , Ithaca, New York

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