JOB TITLE:    Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley Executive Director

REPORTS TO:    LVNRV Board of Directors
SUPERVISES:    Program Specialist & Volunteer Tudors

JOB BRIEF:  Working under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director oversees all operations, functions and activities of Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley.

As the face of the organization, this position is responsible for developing a strategic direction and implementing a high quality vision.  This position must have good communication skills, the ability to lead, motivate and have a holistic approach in managing the organization’s operations. This position is a part-time, 30 hours per week position. Pay range is $15-18 per hour depending on qualifications.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement strategies to promote the organization’s mission and vision

  • Create complete plans for the attainment of goals and objectives set by the board of directors

  • Build an effective team by providing guidance and coaching to volunteer tutors and cultivating

    volunteer leaders

  • Ensure the organization’s activities adhere to established policies and legal guidelines

  • Direct and oversee grant applications and fundraising efforts

  • Develop positive relationships with all stakeholders

  • Act as the public speaker and public relations representative of the organization in ways that

    strengthen its profile

  • Work with Board Treasurer and Program Specialist to create reports which communicate the

    organization’s financial position and progress toward program goals

  • Recruit and train volunteer tutors, providing ongoing instructional support and coaching

  • Recruit students and coordinate intake and assessment

  • Direct and oversee matching of learners and tutors

  • Devise remedial actions for any identified issues and conduct crisis management when

    necessary

  • Occasional overnight travel required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program

  • Experience as executive director or in other managerial position

  • Experience in education is preferred. 

  • Experience in developing strategies and plans

  • Ability to apply successful fundraising and networking techniques

  • An analytical mind energized by creative problem solving

  • Outstanding organization and leadership abilities

  • Excellent communication, both oral and written, and public speaking skills

  • Leadership philosophy that makes the needs of others a priority and helps people develop and

    perform to the best of their ability

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 

  • Grant writing skills and successful fund-raising ability.  

  • Possess a valid Virginia driver's license. 

  • Be able to pass a drug test and background check.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl; talk or hear.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may be required to drive and transport clients.

  • Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not normally exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

*Position is grant funded. Continuation of this position is contingent on LVNRV receiving renewed grant funding each project year.                                                        **Position includes 6 month probationary period.

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