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Managing Director

Job Functions:
Marketing & Communications, People & HR, Sales & Business Development, Operations
Employment Types:
Chicago, IL, USA
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Why we need you:

The Managing Director is an Integrator who ensures the organization moves toward its strategic goals and is responsible for helping ProGrace remain profitable by promoting innovation and expansion. As Managing Director, you will be the point of contact for the organization’s leadership, guiding them on actionable plans to meet the organization’s strategic goals and communicating vision and progress so everyone in the organization stays aligned.

Who this role reports to:

This role reports to the Executive Director and frequently interacts with the rest of the team to maintain a comprehensive understanding of the organization and inform their decisions.

How success will be measured:

You will be measured on how clear the staff is on their objectives and understanding of the organization's strategic direction, as well as the gradual increase in revenue and participants in our programs.

Here are a few functions you can expect to perform in this role:

  • Work closely with the Executive Director to understand the organizational vision, then determine how to execute the vision through the day-to-day operations
  • Establish company goals and create both short-term and long-term objectives
  • Develop business plans and strategies and monitor company progress
  • Advise the Board of Directors on strategic issues pertaining to staff operations
  • Motivate, lead, and provide structure to Managers and senior executives
  • Manage budgets and direct company resources
  • Ensure that the company continues to achieve sufficient revenue through our Program offerings and fundraising efforts
  • Prepare and execute performance reviews
  • Assess, manage, and resolve problematic developments and situations
  • Supervise, guide, and delegate executives in their duties

Strategic results of your work:

  • Clarity, Communication, and team unity
  • Focus & accountability across the organization
  • Visionary ideas are harnessed, then prioritized and executed with a steady cadence
  • Well-managed projects with follow-through
  • Leadership team tiebreaker that keeps things moving
  • Strategic plan executed and profit and loss results achieved
  • Day-to-day tasks run smoothly

These are the experience requirements we’re looking for to qualify for this role :

  • Degree in business, marketing, or related field
  • Extensive experience managing budgets and creating systems for financial growth through marketing and fundraising
  • Experience as a managing director or in a similar role
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic and business plans that lead to organizational growth
  • Experience galvanizing a team toward goals and creating the structure needed to achieve them
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Able to excel in high-pressure situations
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Self-starter and learner
  • Proven track record of discernment
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and system
  • Experience in an organization with a digital product is an added advantage

If you meet these qualifications and are interested in this role, please submit your cover letter and resume to info@prograce.org with the subject Managing Director Application. Thank you for your interest!

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