Maranatha-Carlisle Executive Director

We are seeking a highly skilled Executive Director to help us continue our mission of enhancing the quality of life throughout our community. Reporting to the Board of Directors, this position will oversee the strategic and operational efficiency of our programs and staff including volunteers. The Executive Director not only understands current trends in the non-profit area, but has proven experience developing and implementing a fundraising plan. Prior experience hiring and developing colleagues is essential, and established relationships with local community groups is a plus. Above all, he or she must be comfortable in a leadership role demanding clear communication and decisiveness.

Objectives of this Role Strategic Responsibilities Leadership

  • In conjunction with the Board of Directors, develops short and long term goals and objectives for the organization. Provides vision, direction and leadership to the team
  • Develop and implement program rules, evaluation standards, communications priorities and other operational procedures in coordination with the Board of Directors and staff
  • Build and lead an effective team dedicated to fulfilling the organization’s mission through highly successful program implementation, community engagement, and fundraising targets
  • Identify and implement staffing requirements for efficient operations. Supported by effective colleague processes, maintain a strong culture and work climate to attract and retain staff, that drives the organization’s mission
  • Manage a culturally diverse staff, clientele and community whose skills, cultures and spoken languages reflect the communities Maranatha serves
  • Ensure commitment to and compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations

Program Management Family Mentoring

  • Provide strategic guidance to family mentoring program manager for development, and administration of this family-focused program with goals to identify and educate clients to take control and assume responsibility of bettering/improving their family life situation, resolving problems, and defeating poverty

Client Account Management

  • Provide strategic guidance to the manager of the account management team focused on financial management services and budgetary assistance for client population

Community Relations

  • Serve as the face of the organization and actively participate in external events, both increasing visibility, credibility, and brand in the market, and developing strategic partnerships in order to increase community awareness and expand the program.
  • Speak and publicize program goals and objectives through public events, and meetings
  • Coordinate relationships and networking with human services providers, churches, non-profit organizations, chambers of commerce, and other community organizations
  • Provide leadership, development and management of a full range of community relations initiatives including website, marketing materials, newsletters and social media content

Fiscal Management

  • Recommend Fiscal Year budget for review and approval by the Board of Directors
  • Oversee the acquisition of revenue and disbursement of expenditures based upon the organization’s approved Fiscal Year budget
  • Set and meet aggressive annual fundraising goals, in partnership with Board of Directors, to secure financial support from foundations, corporations, government sources and grant funding
  • Develop and acquire revenues through community and individual donations, events, and grants


  • Oversee preparation of necessary reports for Board requirements, appropriate human services organizations and government affiliations

Operational (Daily and Monthly) Responsibilities

  • Oversee the daily operations of the organization, providing executive direction of all program strategy, compliance, quality assurance, and program efficiency
  • Manage organizational interface with the Social Security Administration, Department of Human Services, Department of Aging, and other human service organizations supporting Maranatha clients
  • Maintain accurate accounting and budgetary data, teaming with the organization’s accountant, the Board Finance Committee, and funding agencies and organizations
  • Develop and share with the Board an actionable plan for managing monthly cash flow
  • Review and approve monthly financial statements for the Board of Directors
  • Attend meetings of local social agencies, including the United Way Community Needs meetings.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, finance or a related field. Professional experience commensurate with this role can be considered in lieu of college degree.
  • Prior measurable leadership and management experience, preferably with a nonprofit
  • Strong public relations, marketing, and fundraising experience
  • Experience successfully managing budgets
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles related to nonprofits
  • Previous success working with a board of directors
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, with innovative approach to business planning
  • Dynamic and charismatic team player

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree, or MBA
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and visual communication skills