The Chief of Staff is a full-time position and reports to the CEO on programmatic, fiscal, and organizational issues and the CEO and the Board of Directors on HR issues.
The Chief of Staff assists the CEO with managing all aspects of the organization and provides leadership for the daily operations of the organization. The Chief of Staff serves as a liaison between the CEO and the staff, guiding the staff with fulfilling the vision and executing the strategic plan of the organization, while providing feedback to the CEO about daily operations, programmatic challenges, and staff concerns.
Below are major responsibilities of the Chief of Staff (this list is not exhaustive):
· Assist the CEO with overseeing the organization’s policy development, fundraising, program development, strategic planning, research, advocacy, fiscal matters, communications, community organizing, branding, technology, and administrative work.
Team Management and Development:
· Directly manage the work of six departmental directors.
· Indirectly oversee the work of more than 50 professional employees and up to 90 year-long and 130 summer AmeriCorps national service participants across the country.
· Ensure that all directors, managers, and program staff are on-track in carrying out their duties and workplans, and achieving agreed-upon work metrics and goals.
· Directly oversee the monitoring, evaluation, and continuous improvement of all HFA programs and activities.
· In conjunction with the CEO, provide regular programmatic and operational reporting to the Board of Directors.
· Take lead role in developing the Human Resources functions of the organization, including building in 360 evaluations for all employees, and exploring options for HR consultants/staff.
· Strengthen and formalize professional development programs for all employees.
· Be involved in the hiring, evaluating, promoting, disciplining, and termination of employees.
· Work closely with the CEO and the Board of Directors to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion continue to be central components of all organization’s internal operations and external programming.
· Serve as the point of contact for staff regarding interpersonal and organizational concerns.
· Work closely with the Board of Directors, CEO, directors, and managers to create a multi-year strategic and work plan.
Financial Management: In partnership with the CEO and Board,
· Oversee effective fiscal management of an annual budget of more than $4 million.
· Broadly oversee accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, grant and contract program and payment management, auditing activities for the organization, administrative, and office management functions for the organization.
· Help develop fundraising and programmatic partnerships with peer organizations in NYC and nationwide.
Other duties as assigned.
Values and Personal Skills:
· Passion for social justice issues, particularly hunger. A desire to advance effective governmental and economic policies, not just improve HFA’s nonprofit programming.
· Top-notch management and interpersonal skills.
· Proven ability to successfully coordinate many projects, programs, and activities at once.
· Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
· Proven leader and a proven listener who brings people together and bridges any potential conflicts.
· Ability to cultivate and sustain relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences, including low-income individuals and community groups.
· Successful experience interacting cooperatively with diverse bosses, peers, and subordinates.
· Tact, diplomacy, and a sense of humor.
· Flexibility and willingness to collaborate.
Experience and Professional Skills:
· Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree in a related field such as non-profit management, business, public policy, development, political science, nutrition, or social work, and/or very significant additional, relevant work experience preferred.
· High-level work experience in nonprofit organizations, managing programs and finances.
· Experience with nonprofit HR management/personnel relations work.
· Successful experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in both internal organizational management and external programming.
· Knowledgeable and comfortable using Microsoft Office.
· Experience working with budgets.
· Knowledge of or experience working with Salesforce or other donor software preferred.
· Experience with legislative advocacy and/or community organizing a plus.
· English fluency required.
Essential Physical Demands:
The person in this position:
· Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster shot at recommended time.
· Must be able to frequently remain in a stationary position.
· Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, other offices, etc.
· Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.
· Occasionally travels around New York City and possibly outside of NYC to attend meetings, conferences, and other organizational events.
· Frequently communicates with staff, donors, volunteers, and clients and must be able to exchange accurate information in these interactions.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
· This is a full-time, exempt, 35-hour per week position, with some in-person work required in our HQ in New York City.
· Starting salary $120,000. Negotiation possible based on experience.
· Hunger Free America offers significant benefits to full-time employees, including a strong health insurance plan which includes fully paid employee premiums and a health reimbursement account.
· Employees receive generous vacation, holiday, and sick time.
HOW TO APPLY:
· To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your qualifications for this specific position and resume to email@example.com. Please include “Chief of Staff Job Application” in the subject line.
· The position is open until filled with the right person.
· Hunger Free America is an equal opportunity employer. People of diverse races, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, economic and social backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, and national origins are very strongly encouraged to apply.