Executive Director

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The Augustine Literacy Project-Charlotte works to improve the reading, writing, and spelling skills of young, aspiring readers in under-resourced communities by providing free, long-term, one-on-one instruction from highly trained tutors. ALP-Charlotte does this by recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers who provide instruction using research-based methodology. ALP-Charlotte tutors can be found in Charlotte-Mecklenburg elementary schools, working primarily with first through third graders at Title I schools.

For more information please visit alpcharlotte.org/

Reports and relationships:
This position will report directly to the Board of Directors and lead a team of full-time and part-time staff members. The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for providing leadership to ALP-Charlotte’s approximately 20 employees and extended volunteer community.

Basic functions:
The individual who occupies this position is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, the development and execution of the strategic plan, the achievement of the organization’s financial objectives, and the ongoing operational excellence of the organization. The Executive Director is an active leader in the community who is a strong advocate for the mission of ALP-Charlotte.

Leadership and strategy
• Assure that the organization has a strategic plan which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress
• Provide leadership in developing program, organizational, and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board
• Hire, develop and cultivate strong talent into ALP-Charlotte to ensure strong leadership at all levels of the organization and to support the ongoing, effective operations of the entity
• Build and support a culture of collaboration and teamwork that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Promote active and broad participation and engagement by volunteer tutors in all aspects of the organization’s work
• Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
Fundraising and communications
• Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs, and goals
• Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with partner schools, community groups, and organizations
• Expand local revenue-generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and future program expansion
• Deepen and refine all aspects of communications, including website, social media, print, and external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand
• Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities
• Overall responsibility for the recruitment, employment, and management of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers
• Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place
• See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place
• Ensure that the organization maintains the technology tools, policies, and procedures to protect data and operate in a virtual environment with fidelity to the program
• Encourage staff and volunteer development and education
• Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top-quality talent
• Responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices
• Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines
• Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work
• Work closely with the Board’s Finance Committee and the staff to ensure that all audit and 990 requirements are met

• Minimum 10 years of management experience effectively leading an organization, its staff, and operationalizing strategy
• Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach, manage, and develop high-performance teams, and set and achieve strategic objectives
• Sound financial acumen in order to establish and manage a budget and ensure the organization’s financial soundness
• Proven marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative
• Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
• Passion, integrity, positive attitude, and mission-driven
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
• Understanding of the Orton Gillingham approach and familiarity with the science of reading preferred
• Strong knowledge of the elementary education landscape, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system specifically

Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a competitive base salary, bonus opportunity, and competitive benefits package.

Augustine Literacy Project-Charlotte is an EOE/AA employer under all applicable civil rights laws.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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