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Executive Director Position for Health Advocates for Older People


Health Advocates for Older People, a well-established 501c3 organization, is seeking a dynamic, effective, and mission-driven Executive Director.  Reporting to the Board Chair, this individual is a key member of the Health Advocates leadership team and is responsible for creating and driving strategic initiatives related to all aspects of the organization.  This includes but is not limited to individual, corporate, and planned giving, grants, and events.  In collaboration with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will set the strategic direction and is responsible for formulating goals and objectives for the organization, engaging community and volunteer leaders and collaboratively building the infrastructure needed to strengthen and expand the organization’s base.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Board of Directors, develop a comprehensive development strategy that steadily increases revenue while building long-term sustainability. Working with the Development Director, the Executive Director will help

  • Identify prospective individual donors and foundations and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships.
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors and establish effective and regular communications with them.
  • Manage the Director of Development in monitoring donor information and providing and presenting statistical analysis regularly to Board of Directors.
  • Collaborate with staff on the management and planning of all fundraising and awareness events.
  • Develop and execute strategies to increase awareness and participation in the Cornerstone Society (planned giving).
  • Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including the donor database (in Donor Perfect).
  • Oversee and research funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position Health Advocates for Older People in front of major funding changes or trends.
  • Implement social media strategy to support development efforts.
  • Serve as an ambassador for Health Advocates for Older People by speaking at charity events to promote the organization and develop new relationships with businesses and other non-profits.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Must embrace the mission and vision of Health Advocates for Older People
  • 7-10 years experience in the not for profit world
  • Proven track record of success
  • Experience with the NYC philanthropy community
  • Excellent relationship-building skills and ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with varied audiences (including staff, Board of Directors and prospective donors)
  • Ability to develop polished and professional written communications and presentations
  • Ability to organize facts and present information and figures in a clear, concise and logical manner
  • High level of analytical thinking and problem solving; ability to analyze data and make sound recommendations
  • Demonstrated management skills, including the ability to set clear goals, organize projects, establish and manage budgets, develop work processes and supervise professionals
  • Experience with budget development and management
  • Ability to be flexible in a dynamic role
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to drive results and work effectively in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to proactively identify key issues and risks
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word), Outlook, Donor Perfect, and Quick Books.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in related area of study
  • Experience working in a not-for-profit organization

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