Pusod is looking for an Executive Director who has…
- A passion for working with grassroots community organizations, LGUs, and other stakeholders to improve environmental conditions and the quality of life of community members;
- A proven track record of successfully funding and implementing projects;
- Established leadership skills for managing and achieving the most from staff, budgets, projects, and professional networks.
Pusod Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit environmental organization, headquartered in Lipa City with projects focused in Batangas Province. Pusod envisions a world where people and communities are energized by their cultural and ecological wealth; live with reverence for earth and all life; and naturally prosper in diverse, self-sustaining local economies in which all beings thrive. Our policy is to work in areas and on projects where we have been asked to participate by local individuals, communities, governments, sustainable businesses, and NGOs.
Major requirements of the job:
Provide overall leadership and encourage participation by staff, funders, and the Pusod Board to promote Pusod’s mission, vision, sustainability, and growth;
Translate Pusod’s mission, vision, and goals into words and actions that resonate with a broad array of stakeholders;
Utilize the human, material, and reputational resources of Pusod in effective and sustainable ways;
Work closely and communicate regularly with the Board of Trustees to determine and carry out policies, objectives, and action plans;
Lead by example to generate excitement and commitment to Pusod’s goals among the diversity of stakeholders;
Be willing and able to travel on Pusod business within Batangas Province and metro Manila as needed, and work at the Pusod office in Lipa City on a regular basis;
Have completed a minimum of 18 masteral units, and have at least four years of supervisory experience.
General Administration and Responsibilities
Lead and Manage Fundraising Efforts (approximately 40% of time):
- Develop an annual fundraising plan.
- Conceptualize, write, and submit project proposals and grant applications.
- Cultivate and steward funders, including writing and submitting reports in a timely fashion.
Lead Staff and Manage Operations (approximately 30% of time):
- Manage, supervise, and hire additional staff as needed and funded.
- Ensure that employees are properly cared for and supported so they can perform their jobs efficiently.
- Ensure the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of programs and services.
- Lead by example: model ethical behaviour, demonstrate appropriate work-life balance, and maintain a professional, positive attitude.
- Collaborate with the Board President to schedule, conduct, and document Board meetings four times per year.
Ensure the Quality and Effectiveness of Programs and Projects (approximately 20% of time):
- Listen to major stakeholders such as fishing and farming communities, civil societies, and people’s organizations to better understand where Pusod can make the most impact in its environmental work.
- In consultation with the staff and Board, develop a strategic plan that provides clear direction for Pusod’s work and ways to measure its effectiveness.
- Assist the Board of Trustees in framing periodic discussions about program strategy and effectiveness, particularly when programs are added or discontinued, or when more resources are needed to improve quality or expand.
Other Administrative Activities (approximately 10% of time):
- Ensure that Pusod remains compliant with all appropriate rules pertaining to non-profits, labor law, etc.
- Develop and maintain adequate operating reserves to cover at least 3 years.
- Protect the organization’s financial integrity (especially against fraud and abuse) and monitor the appropriate use of resources.
- Work closely with the Board of Trustees to plan strategically and efficiently.
Required skills and abilities
- Able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
- Is an effective leader who will also be an active participant in all Pusod activities.
- Is proactive in anticipating potential opportunities and challenges, and in communicating them to the Board and other appropriate stakeholders.
- Is a creative problem-solver.
- Is adept at annual and multi-year budgeting.
- Able to take initiative and also provide follow-through.
- Comfortable dealing with both high-level summaries and details, as needed.
- Able to establish and maintain appropriate networks and partnerships to support Pusod’s goals and impact.
Hours and Compensation
- Full time, 40-hour per week, that also requires occasional evening and weekend work.
- Benefits include holidays, paid-time-off, accident insurance and longevity fund (beginning the 2nd year of employment).
- Salary is commensurate with experience and Pusod’s budget.
- Please send an email to Dr. Meg Burke, Chair of the Pusod Board, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Pusod Executive Director search” and the following attachments:
- A cover letter stating why you are interested in the position.
- A copy of your CV or resume. At the end, please include a list of three references and their contact information. Pusod will not contact references without notifying you first.
- Review of applications will begin October 26 and will continue until the position is filled.