Northern Nevada Legal Aid (“NNLA”) is seeking an Executive Director.
The ideal candidate will have strong fiscal and operational management skills, be comfortable representing NNLA in a variety of public settings, and will be adept at supervising a large team of lawyers and staff who provide excellent and essential legal services to diverse populations in Northern Nevada.
If you wish to apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and references in the form below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications must be received by June 20, 2023.
Executive Director Job Description
Salary Range: $110,000-$125,000
The NNLA Executive Director’s job responsibilities vary from day-to-day. A successful candidate will be comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment. The Executive Director’s responsibilities can be broken down generally into three main categories: Daily Operations, Fiscal and Corporate Management, and General Planning and Oversight. The below is not intended to be a comprehensive summary, merely a high-level overview to present the key qualities and competencies the organization is looking for in an Executive Director.
I. Daily Operations
This includes mentoring/assisting the program supervisors with questions they have regarding their departments and helping them work through various different legal issues; assisting non-attorney staff with handling questions from the public (how to handle intakes that fall outside of “typical” areas of expertise or addressing concerns about potential conflicts-of-interest); interacting with the court, other government agencies and other non-profits with questions they have regarding NNLA’s possible participation in various projects/initiatives and responding to client referrals (i.e. can NNLA assist a particular client or can NNLA assist with a particular type of legal issue).
In addition to programming questions, the Executive Director will oversee staff-related issues like interpersonal conflicts, client complaints, requests to incur expenses (training, new equipment, services related to the building/equipment, etc.), and general staffing issues (finding coverage in the event of unexpected absences due to sickness, resignations, bereavement leave, etc.).
II. Fiscal and Corporate Management
Working closely with NNLA’s Finance Committee and the Treasurer of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will develop a thorough understanding of NNLA’s revenue sources, including earned and received revenue.
In addition to managing day-to-day and yearly cash flow, fiscal and corporate oversight includes:
- Preparing the annual budget and monitoring NNLA’s P&L Statement throughout the year.
- Preparing financial reports for the Board and other entities (banks, funders, etc.)
- Collaborating with staff, auditors, and bookkeepers to ensure compliance with non-profit accounting standards and federal grant management regulations.
- Reviewing/signing checks.
- Reviewing and approving payroll.
- Renewing all insurance policies and tendering claims on those policies when necessary.
- Hiring, discharging and monitoring various vendors (IT, HVAC, landscaping, janitorial, etc.).
- Completing and filing annual Secretary of State filings.
- Preparing the agenda and other materials for Board meetings.
- Preparing for annual audit by preparing the functional expense allocation along with other reports and documents requested by the auditor.
- Identifying, pursuing, and procuring additional funding sources.
III. General Planning and Oversight
The Executive Director will be responsible for identifying and addressing problems/concerns within the organization (in consultation with HR and, when appropriate, the Board of Directors), common issues/concerns within our client population, and threats to the organization’s funding or to legal aid in general.
Tasks may include:
- Hiring and discharging staff.
- Assisting and advising on grant writing and reporting.
- Working with the Board on strategic planning and long-term goals.
- Developing new programs or making changes to existing programs.
- Developing and writing policies and procedures (HR, fiscal, and operating).
- Implementing changes to the organizational structure.
- Implementing pay increases/employee bonuses.
- Monitoring services level and staff caseloads.
- Delegating tasks to staff members.
- Monitoring the progress of and participating in various different short-term and long-term projects.
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