Executive Director - Chicago with Positive Coaching Alliance in Chicago, IL

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ABOUT POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE 
Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) (www.positivecoach.org) is a national nonprofit organization founded at the Stanford University Department of Athletics in 1998. PCA provides training to coaches, parents, youth athletes, and youth sports organization leaders on how to use the youth sports experience to teach young athletes positive character traits and "life lessons” and to develop not only Better Athletes but more importantly Better People!  Through partnerships with more than 3,000 schools and youth sports organizations (YSOs), PCA has conducted 18,000+ workshops for leaders, coaches, parents and athletes on using sports to teach life lessons. PCA is headquartered in Mountain View (CA), with Chapters in 18 cities, states and regions. 

ABOUT THE PCA - CHICAGO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Positive Coaching Alliance is seeking a leader and successful fundraiser to fill the position of Chapter Executive Director (CED) for the Chicago Chapter of PCA.  The CED is responsible for the success of PCA under the general oversight of the PCA - Chicago Board.  The CED will report to the Vice President for Field Operations who is located in Colorado, and the PCA-Chicago Board. 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The CED is responsible for the ultimate success of PCA - Chicago, including but not limited to:

Annual Fundraising
— In conjunction with Board and National PCA staff, develop and implement a successful fund-raising plan to raise the required revenue to sustain PCA-Chicago
— Cultivate relationships with a pipeline of prospects and solicit donors
— Raise funds for “scholarship” workshops for schools and youth sports organizations (YSOs) serving underserved communities
— Work with the local corporations to support PCA – Chicago activities
— Ensure gifts are acknowledged in a timely manner and actively steward donors
— Oversee and manage special events to raise funds and gain new donors

Board Management and Development 
— Work with Board Chair and Committee/Task Force Chairs to engage every Board member
— Work with the Board Chairs to schedule, organize agendas and prepare materials for Board Meetings
— Work with Board to raise funds necessary to establish long-term viability of PCA - Chicago
— Keep the Board informed on financial and programmatic conditions
— Assist Board members in publicizing and promoting PCA – Chicago through the various  networks in creating a “buzz” to enhance success in partnership development, trainer recruitment, fund-raising and special events
— Work with PCA – Chicago Board to develop, implement and evaluate a long-term strategy for PCA 
— Cultivate a talent pool of local leaders as future Board members

Operations Leadership and Management
— Prepare and manage annual budget and execute sound financial practices
— Meet or exceed annual contribution and earned income goals
— Keep abreast of best practices in the youth sports field and the nonprofit sector
— Recruit, hire & manage PCA – Chicago staff in consultation with PCA – Chicago Board and relevant national functional directors—Field Operations, Partner Development (sales), Training   and Development in PCA headquarters to ensure performance standards are met
— Ensure sound human resource practices are followed, including keeping accurate staff job descriptions and conducting regular performance evaluations
— Maintain official records and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations
— Maintain an organizational culture reflecting the “PCA Way” so PCA – Chicago staff flourish, grow and are successful

Community Relations and Public Outreach
— Create a sense of excitement about PCA programs in Chicago
— Reach out to the local media to inform the public about PCA programs and successes
— Develop relationships with business, philanthropic, academic and government leaders
— Engage Board members to make introductions to influential individuals & organizations
— Manage PCA – Chicago web site, and edit and publish local newsletter/blog
— Ensure that PCA – Chicago events are conducted in professional and appealing manner

Add value to the PCA Movement nationwide
— Manage local operations in accordance with PCA National procedures
— Provide input to improving PCA general operating practices
— Serve as resource to Executive Directors in other cities
— Contribute to PCA as a learning organization

QUALIFICATIONS & CHARACTERISTICS OF IDEAL CANDIDATES 
 — Passion for the PCA cause
 — Proven success in nonprofit fundraising and/or commercial sales
 — Proven success working with and managing  a nonprofit Board
 — Proven record of operating an office with full P&L responsibilities
 — Self-starter with entrepreneurial mind-set, teachable spirit & willingness to think out of the box
 — Team player who works cooperatively with all staff, especially the national functional managers
 — 5+ years of general management experience
 — Professional network within the Chicago community
 — Outstanding verbal, writing and presentation skill
 — Able to work on weeknights and weekends on occasion
 — Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred

The compensation plan consisting of salary plus annual bonus is commensurate with experience. 

BENEFITS
 — Medical, dental and vision
 — Long term disability 
 — 403(b) retirement plan
 — 11 holidays a year
 — 12 vacation days and 12 sick days starting first year

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. What makes you feel you are a good fit for PCA?

  3. Do you have prior non-profit management experience? (YES/NO) If yes, please explain

  4. What do you believe is the key to successful fundraising?

  5. What do you see as the role and value of the board in your success as an Executive Director?

  6. What prior experience do you have in youth sports? Playing, coaching, etc.

  7. How much money have your personally raised in a 12 month period?

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