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Executive Director - Platte County Senior Services Fund

Job Description
Posted 01/10/19 
The Opportunity
The Platte County Senior Fund, established in 1992 to support the health, nutrition and quality of life of senior adults in Platte County, Missouri, seeks a leader with a strong record of organizational management to serve as the Fund’s Executive Director.  Supported by a property tax levy, the Platte County Senior Fund provides approximately $1.4 million annually to support programs and services that enable seniors to maintain independence and to age in place.  These include transportation, in-home services, home repair, personal safety monitoring, nutrition and wellness. The leader in Missouri’s senior-fund movement, it is now one of 52 county-wide funds in the state created by a property tax levy for seniors.  
Accountabilities; Role
Reporting to a 7-member Board appointed by the Platte County Commission, the Executive Director will have primary responsibility for administering the Fund, establishing and guiding the funds distribution process, ensuring that monies are directed and managed in line with the Fund’s intended purpose, and providing accountability. S/he will be the Fund’s primary spokesperson, serving as a liaison to consumers, peer Senior Services Levy Funds across the state, and to service providers. 
In carrying out his/her responsibilities, the Executive Director will:
  • Be passionate about the mission and purpose of the Fund. S/he will be a strong advocate for the independence and quality of life of senior adults in Platte County and a vigilant steward of the taxpayers’ funds.
  •  Possess substantial personal and professional maturity, with a demonstrated ability to effectively operate in sensitive internal and external environments and with a variety of stakeholders at the local, county and state level. 
  •  Demonstrate strong judgment and critical thinking skills, impeccable personal and professional integrity, strong fiscal management, and will be able to direct a team and manage upward to assist the Board in executing its responsibilities.  
  • Demonstrate strong time management and project management skills, with a proven ability to complete projects on time and on budget.
  •  Direct the Fund and as a model of quality service and professionalism.  S/he will develop and ensure positive working relationships with local, county and state officials; service providers; business, civic and philanthropic leaders; the media; and other external partners essential to the success of the Fund.   
·       Demonstrated leadership and organizational management skills.  Strong project management. Ability to manage tasks and projects with competing priorities along varying timelines.  Ability to assess staffing needs, and to recruit and support a high performing team.  Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a Board of Directors.
·       Solid financial management experience.  Ability to interpret and communicate financial information in an accurate, objective and straightforward manner. Proven success in setting and managing to budget. Knowledge of financial reporting and audits a plus.
·       Effective communicator.  Ability to serve as a passionate and effective spokesperson for the Fund and the senior adults it serves.  Ability to tailor the message to varying audiences, including public officials, service providers, senior adults and their families, and the media.
·       Data analysis.  Ability to collect, interpret and express financial and service data in a manner that will assist the Board in assessing needs and setting funding priorities.
·       Grant and contract management experience.  Understanding of service provision contracts and reporting guidelines.  Prior experience with grant administration is a plus.
Experience and Education
Five to seven years of leadership experience in a mid- to senior-level role in nonprofit management, business/management, government or related area. 

Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, nonprofit administration or social work, geriatrics, or related field.  Advance degree preferred. 
A commensurate combination of education and experience will be considered.
The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to carry a surety bond and a consistent record of timely payment of county taxes.  Platte County residency is preferred, but not required.
Application Deadline and Procedure
This position will remain open until filled; however, applications received by February 28 will receive priority consideration.
Apply by email to:   
Attach to the e-mail in PDF format only:
•    Letter of application
•    Resumé, detailing measurable success in the areas of key qualifications for the position
•    List of five professional references we may contact
Complete applications will be acknowledged by return e-mail within one week of submission.
Questions may be directed to:  HCapSearchNP, Jennifer Furla, Partner,; 816-591-5493.
The Platte County Senior Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Fund affords equal employment opportunity regardless of age, race, gender, creed, national origin, disability, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected categories. 

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