This is a reminder that all applications (resume + cover letter) for Executive Director are due this FRIDAY. Please forward this email to any folks you know who will make a great candidate for this position! Read below for the release that was sent out in August…
Aug 20, 2012 – Sopo is looking to hire a Full time Executive Director.
Sopo Bicycle Cooperative is a 501(c)3 nonprofit bicycle repair workshop. Sopo’s mission is to create equitable access to bicycling by providing affordable bicycle maintenance services and education. All donations to Sopo are tax deductible. The shop is located at 586 Woodward Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30312. Operating hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nightsfrom 7 pm until 10 pm and Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2 pm until 5 pm. Visit www.sopobikes.org for more information.
Title: Executive Director
Salary: $28,000 (+ stipend for benefits)
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of Sopo Bicycle Cooperative. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.
Sopo’s Executive Director’s responsibilities are as follows:
Serve as the public face of the organization along with Board members;
attend local community meetings, participate in local bike politics, represent organization at regional and national conferences;
Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget;
see that the organization operates within budget guidelines;
Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices;
Assure that the organization effectively implements its long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress;
Develop and implement fundraising regime;
engage funds providers and sustain beneficial partnerships, organize fundraising events;
ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work (in coordination w/Board);
Maintain program oversight;
provide support for Volunteer Coordinator, ensure programs are sustainable by providing organizational support for Programs;
Provide leadership in program development;
explore means to better provide equitable, practical and affordable [bicycle repair and education] services;
Demonstrate continuity of community engagement through internal and external communication;
participate in monthly meetings;
keep Board informed on a timely basis of all information relevant to the governance of Sopo;
publicize events and programs;
Provide organizational stability by maintaining official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations;
create bi-annual reports for Board;
Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents;
Maintain a climate in the Shop and at Sopo events that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse crew of top quality staff and volunteers (shared with Volunteer Coordinator);
and See that an effective shop management team, with appropriate provision for
succession, is in place (shared with Volunteer Coordinator).
Required skills and experience: Basic bicycle maintenance skills, 2 years of significant volunteer experience at Sopo or another local focused nonprofit service based organization, excellent communication skills, social media skills, intermediate computer skills, experience in conflict resolution, experience in personnel management, budgeting skills, fundraising experience, grant writing experience and a deep commitment to Sopo’s values. Bilingual Spanish/English is a plus.