The Black Mamas Community Collective (BMCC) Executive Director (ED) reports to the University of Texas Principal Investigator (PI) and BMCC Board of Directors (BOD). The ED performs complex managerial work administering the daily operations of BMCC; establishing goals and objectives; developing guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations; developing schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established goals; coordinating and evaluating business functions or department activities; developing and evaluating budget requests; monitoring budget expenditures; and plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others.
Responsibilities include working with the BMCC BOD in formulating the strategic plan to ensure BMCC can successfully fulfill its mission and vision.
Organizational and Program Management
• Works with the PI, BOD, staff and volunteers to ensure that the mission of BMCC is fulfilled through social movement, programming, strategic planning, and community outreach.
• Responsible for the enhancement of BMCC’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
• Establishes goals and objectives; develops and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; and manages evaluation activities.
• Plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates program operation and identifies areas of needed change and makes recommendations to improve operations.
• Monitors and manages project quality to ensure that project deliverables fulfill the terms of the project contract or specifications.
• Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
• Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others.
• Manage staff development plans and activities.
• Work closely with the BOD to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising, and other matters identified in policy.
• Plans and organizes BOD and committee meetings.
• Maintains records for BOD and committee meetings.
• Performs related work as assigned.
• Responsible for fundraising, grant writing, and developing other resources necessary to support BMCC’s mission.
• Generates a dynamic development plan to secure diversified funding for organizational growth and sustainability.
• Involved in solicitations of major donors and foundations to create the conditions for fundraising success within the organization.
• Responsible for the fiscal integrity of project activities
• Submits a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements to the BOD which accurately reflect the financial condition of BMCC.
• Executes the annual budget with responsibility for fiscal management that operates within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of BMCC in a positive financial position.
• Develops and evaluates budget requests, monitors budget expenditures, and makes adjustments, as necessary.
• Reviews and approves contracts for services.
• Develops and implements plans to communicate and explain project methodology and processes to interested groups and team members.
• Represents BMCC at meetings, hearings, trials, conferences, and seminars or on boards, panels, and committees.
• Communicates effectively, accurately, and in a timely manner with the BOD.
• Provides the BOD with all information necessary for the BOD to function properly and to make informed decisions.
• Oversees marketing and other communications efforts.
Experience and Education
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
• Four years experience in the management of a business function relevant to the assignment.
• Two years experience as an Executive Director in a non-profit organization, preferred.
• Lived experience with maternal and post-partum complications faced by Black mothers, preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of institutional and structural racism that affect Black mothers.
- Knowledge of maternal morbidity and mortality disparities affecting Black women.
- Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the principles and practices of nonprofit administration and management.
- Knowledge of the Austin-area philanthropic and public funding environments.
- Knowledge of fundraising strategies, grant writing, and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector.
- Skilled in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
- Skilled in budget management; including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
- Skilled in the use of social media, computers, computer software, and related standard office technology.
- Skilled in interpersonal interaction with diverse constituents.
- Ability to establish goals and objectives.
- Ability to devise solutions to administrative problems.
- Ability to develop and evaluate administrative policies and procedures.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of others.
- Ability to plan, delegate, develop programs, prepare reports, and manage tasks.
- Ability to provide leadership and initiative.