Executive Vice President

Position Summary

The Executive Vice President (EVP) is an integral member of the senior management team who works closely with and reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The EVP serves as a critical link between the management team and staff and manages the organization’s day-to-day operations. He/she facilitates effective internal communication, promotes teamwork, and helps to maintain a climate of mutual accountability and respect. The EVP also works with the CEO to establish project priorities and align human and financial resources to achieve organizational goals. The EVP ensures that effective operating systems are implemented to manage and report critical data, optimize information technology is optimized and supports board governance.

The EVP maintains general oversight of the organization’s strategic plan implementation including the staff work plans that filter to KPIs and ensure that programs and projects are completed within their established timelines. The EVP assists the CEO with external relations between the board, community, and interagency. He/she manages internal staff dynamics to affect outcomes and strong working relationships. The EVP helps to envision the future of the organization by goal setting, identifying strategic opportunities, inspiring and taking action to achieve goals, and providing a strong day-to-day leadership presence that bridges all projects and all teams (lending, operations, programs, and initiatives).

Responsibilities

Organizational Leadership and Strategy

  • lead the planning and implementation of new processes and systems
  • Maintain accountability among staff leadership and facilitate changes to plans and assignments where needed.
  • Manage deadlines, evaluate and monitor program performance against annual goals, and prioritize activities accordingly.
  • Lead weekly management team meetings, sets agendas, and manage follow-up activities.
  • Lead special projects directly as assigned and conduct other duties as assigned.

Operations

The EVP ensures effective operations in a remote work environment to optimize communication within staff teams and at the management level by utilizing technology effectively. The EVP is responsible for:

  • Ensure effective information technology including hardware, software systems, internet, and phones, disaster recovery plans, and cyber security in a remote environment.
  • Perform/facilitate internal audit functions, determine audit areas, and manages mitigating actions on audit findings.
  • Convene and facilitate key internal management, project, and program meetings as needed.
  • Develop annual operating and project budgets in line with the strategic plan and annual work plan, working in partnership with the CEO and management team.
  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures to ensure effective systems and work processes.
  • Manage fiscal sponsor services such as agreements, budgets, employment, grant income, grantmaking, and financial reporting.

Human Resources

In consultation with the CEO, the EVP is responsible for all aspects of human resources including hiring, employment policies, compensation model, employee health and retirement benefits, payroll, and training. Additionally, the EVP:

  • Assists in defining the organizational structure, optimal staff roles, effective team composition, and proper distribution of assignments.
  • Assists with performance appraisals, promotions, discipline, hiring, and termination.

Programmatic Oversight

The EVP is responsible for the successful implementation and cross-organization coordination of the Alliance’s programs, initiatives, and special projects, including:

  • Black Renaissance Fund
  • Special Projects
  • All grantmaking activities to member organizations.
  • Various committees and working groups as assigned

Board Governance

The EVP is responsible for the overall planning and coordination of quarterly board meetings and monthly staff and board committee meetings including drafting agendas, identifying strategic discussion topics, and facilitating the preparation of board reports and resolutions and other materials to ensure corporate hygiene and governance protocols.

  • In consultation with the CEO and active board members, the EVP oversees board member term renewals and board recruitment.
  • The EVP reviews organizational governance documents (e.g., Articles and Bylaws) to ensure they are current, relevant, and in compliance.

Desired Competencies & Abilities

The ideal EVP candidate will have demonstrated operational management and leadership experience, strong business management skills, and will have successfully helped lead organizations through periods of growth. The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • Exceptional capacity for managing and leading other professionals, and effectively facilitating CEO and management priorities by navigating competing demands and organizational dynamics.
  • Proven interpersonal management skills, strong emotional intelligence, and effective communication skills.
  • Motivated to work in a dynamic, hard-working environment, able to effectively meet new challenges and evolving priorities.
  • Able to connect and communicate with individual staff and the larger team, be adept at ensuring accountability, and develop and empower top-notch leadership and entrepreneurship.
  • Able to clearly identify the strengths and weaknesses of the team, make appropriate assignments, and put employees in a position to succeed.
  • Possess a high degree of business acumen, balance delivery of programs and initiatives against budget and P&L management with team leaders and the Fiscal Support Office
  • The candidate will have a strong understanding of and experience in the CDFI industry and community economic development.

Educational Experience

  • 10 years of organizational management and operations experience in complex and multi-faceted organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and organize a high functioning executive management team and build and sustain high trust working relationships.
  • Experience managing leadership teams composed of diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and build organizational components to address dynamic circumstances.
  • Proven track record of problem-solving, adapting to changing circumstances, managing evolving priorities, and exceeding goals.
  • Evidence of making sound business decisions and drawing on analysis, good judgment, and life experience.
  • History of successfully managing business growth and aligning operations to support strategic priorities.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and facilitate evolving demands among a professional team.
  • Proven track record in project management, administration, and financial management.
  • Broad experience with business functions, including development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, and information systems.
  • Knowledge and experience in banking and/or real estate development and finance.
  • Able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available.
  • A thorough understanding of finance, operating systems, and HR.
  • Excellent time management and organizational management skills.
  • Strong social justice values; mission driven.
  • Competent in latest office software; ability to learn additional core programs.
  • Excellent oral and written skills, meeting facilitation, and business negotiation skills.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The team member profile does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change

How to Apply:

Please provide a cover letter and resume via email to: [email protected]