The Atheist Community of Austin
We are hiring!
Position Title: CEO
Reports to: Chair of the Board
Classification: Fulltime, Exempt
The Atheist Community of Austin (ACA) is seeking an experienced CEO to lead our organization through an unprecedented period of growth. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization, ensuring efficient and effective operations to meet business goals. In this role, you will be the face of the organization, working closely with the Board of Directors, members, donors, corporate partners, government officials, the media, and the public. You will ensure that staff are aligned with the ACA’s mission and vision and working together to achieve strategic objectives. Our organization has a close-knit culture in which we place a high priority on communication, recognition, and collaboration. We are in search of a CEO who is aligned with our culture and will continue to enhance it through positive leadership.
The CEO (Executive Director) is the chief staff officer for the Atheist Community of Austin (ACA) and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization, ensuring efficient and effective operations to meet business goals. This role is the face of the organization, working closely with the Board of Directors, members and donors, government officials, the media, and the public. The CEO ensures that staff are aligned with the ACA’s mission and vision and working together to achieve strategic objectives. The CEO is responsible for the management and implementation of short- and long-term strategies designed to create cost effective and ongoing sources of revenue and achieve community-based mission delivery.
The CEO is accountable for planning and directing program development, revenue generation, staff management, and volunteer engagement initiatives. The CEO provides hands-on leadership and direction to staff and volunteers. In concert with the Board Chair, the CEO is responsible for the growth and cultivation of the Board of Directors and other key volunteer leadership positions. The CEO ensures compliance with organizational standards, manages the budget, and displays a laser-like focus on revenue, program, and volunteer development with the expectation of exceeding all objectives.
RELATIONSHIPS AND CONTACTS
Within the ACA
The CEO works closely with the Board Chair and manages the ACA’s staff. The CEO works collaboratively with Board Members and with other leadership volunteers.
Outside the ACA
The CEO develops and maintains relationships with key stakeholders, volunteers, members, corporate partners, allied organizations, and prospects to drive revenue and deliver mission activities. The CEO serves as the primary spokesperson to promote the ACA mission and presence within the community at large.
Revenue Generation: Oversees the Development Department Director ensuring evaluation of the income growth potential of all revenue development activities. Working collaboratively with the Development Department Director, the CEO develops appropriate strategies to drive income stability and growth. Develops and implements annual plans that meet business goals and objectives and revenue targets. Directly initiates and cultivates relationships with the Board of Directors, key volunteers, stakeholders, members, corporate partners, allied organizations, and prospects.
Programs: Oversees the Production Department Director ensuring the growth potential of all programmatic activities. Working collaboratively with the Production Department Director develops appropriate strategies to drive program stability, extend reach, and propel growth.
Leadership and Strategic Management: Based on the annual Plan of Work, the CEO drives the strategic management of program initiatives and revenue generation, long and short-term goals, and the budget to ensure financial growth and implementation of organizational plans. Through direct training and best practices, the CEO will inspire, engage, motivate, mentor, and guide staff and the board toward achieving that goal.
Volunteer Management: Serves as catalyst to identify, recruit, train, develop, recognize, and retain volunteer leadership to achieve strategic objectives. Serves as the primary liaison and staff partner for the board. Effectively initiates and cultivates volunteer relationships with program committees, revenue leaders, and other key volunteers.
Outreach: Serves as the staff leader and spokesperson of the ACA with key stakeholders, including members, corporate partners, allied organizations, prospects, city government, and other government agencies.
Staff Management: Direct supervision of staff. Strategic leadership and direction to staff to achieve organizational goals. Mentor and coach staff to ensure that goals are understood and attained. Creates a culture of transparency and communication throughout the organization.
Operational Oversight: Ensures implementation and compliance with organizational standards and policies. Ensures appropriate and necessary systems are in place to facilitate operational needs. Accountable for the financial security and integrity of the ACA. Proactively addresses challenges in the internal and external environment to protect business interests.
Other Duties as Assigned by the Board Chair.
Master’s degree in business or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Previous experience in a senior leadership role in the nonprofit sector.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful strategic plans.
Deep understanding of financial strategies and finance-related performance metrics.
Strong aptitude for verbal and written communication, presentation, and relationship development.
Previous experience recruiting, training, and managing volunteers.
Strategic thinker with a strong ability to build collaborative relationships and strategic alliances both internally and externally with key business leaders, corporate partners, prospects, and others.
Proven and extensive experience in successful revenue generation including knowledge of sales best practices and current trends in philanthropy.
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
In-depth knowledge of best practices in nonprofit management and governance.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and/or equivalent Google apps.
Google Workspace and included apps such as GMail, GDrive, Meet, Keep, etc.
Google Chrome, Chrome Remote Desktop, Lastpass, Discord.
Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. and related management tools such as Hootsuite and Front App.
To apply, please forward a brief cover letter and resume to Helen Ross Petty at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.