This is an exciting time for Tutoring Plus with opportunities to increase its impact. The organization is in a strong position financially and programmatically. Demand for Tutoring Plus programs is high and is likely to increase. There are two expansion sites planned for this year with the opportunity for more. The Tutoring Plus staff is passionate and committed and there is a strong volunteer base from local companies and universities. The right candidate will be able to drive the Tutoring Plus mission forward and pursue a strategy of controlled growth.
The Executive Director will be responsible for strategic direction, financial management, community relations and administration and will be supported and advised by the Board of Directors. The next Executive Director of Tutoring Plus will bring management skills, fundraising experience, education or youth work experience, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to take initiative and flexibility.
To advance strategic direction the Executive Director will collaboratively develop and implement a regular strategic planning process that engages students, staff, community members, board members and a broad range of stakeholders. Expansion to new neighborhoods and sites within the community will be part of a growth plan.
Ensuring programmatic excellence will require a hands-on management style and is an important part of the role. The ED will supervise staff in developing program structures, curriculum, evaluation and general program operations. The ED will develop the appropriate staffing model to meet the organization’s goals, including clearly defining staff roles and responsibilities. This will include supervising staff in conducting volunteer recruitment, training, support and retention strategies.
The Executive Director will oversee and safeguard the fiscal and administrative health of the organization. This will be accomplished by working closely with the fundraising committee to create and carry out a fundraising strategy, including an annual fundraising event, giving appeals, small events and communications. The ED will maintain, secure and increase grant and contract funding. Fiscal duties will include creating and maintaining the annual budget, including monthly reports and annual tax filing. Administrative functions include payroll, human resources, information technology and general office management.
The next Executive Director of Tutoring Plus will leverage relationships through outreach, community relations, and partnership and collaboration development. The ED will maintain relationships with other nonprofits, programs and Out-of-School (OST) providers and establish and promote ties to local businesses, universities, corporations and foundations to support fundraising and volunteer recruitment efforts. This role includes managing external communications to promote Tutoring Plus programming and accomplishments, including website, social media, newsletters, press releases, annual report and other marketing materials.
Board management and maintaining a collaborative relationship with the board as a whole as well as with individual board members will be important. This will include cultivating board engagement and actively recruiting new board members who bring skills, perspectives and networks that contribute to the organization's mission, work and growth.