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Executive Director, Reach Out Lakota

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Executive Director, Reach Out Lakota
Reach Out Lakota
West Chester, OH
Job Summary

The Executive Director will provide the operational leadership of Reach Out Lakota (ROL) and work with the Board of Directors (Board) to provide strategic leadership for ROL’s mission and strategic initiatives. This includes overseeing the day to day operations as well as representing ROL in the community.

Job Description

Reporting Relationship

  • This position reports to the Board

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing and directing ROL to support ROL’s mission and strategic initiative
  • Oversee the daily operations of ROL
  • Client Services – oversee all aspects of client services
  • Develop relationships with clients to best match services with needs
  • Provide oversight for data entry of client services provided
  • Supervise and coordinate systems to ensure efficient processes for distribution of goods and service
  • Food Department – all tasks will be conducted in collaboration with Food Coordinator as lead person(s);
    • Database management for account inventory and purchasing purposes
    • Direct the collection, purchase, inventory and distribution of perishable and non-perishable food items, personal care items, and household cleaning supplies
    • Establish and coordinate food drives.
    • Recruit and train volunteers/staff to collect and process donations and purchases
  • Clothing Department - all tasks will be conducted in collaboration with Clothing Coordinator as lead person(s);
    • Database management for account inventory and purchasing purposes
    • Direct the collection, purchase inventory and distribution of clothing and household goods
    • Establish and coordinate clothing drives
    • Recruit and coordinate volunteers to collect and process donations and purchases
  • Special Programs – all tasks will be conducted in collaboration with the Special Programs Coordinator as lead person(s);
    • Database Management for account inventory and purchasing purposes
    • Assist with program(s) on an as-needed basis, as directed by coordinator(s)
    • Assist with database management and on-site client services during event(s)
  • Work collaboratively with the Board and, based on consultation with community agencies, churches and organizations, establish strategic plans including short and long-range goals and strategies for ROL
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with community organizations
  • Manage staff and volunteers including recruiting, interviewing, hiring and training staff and volunteers. Establish performance goals with staff.  Meet regularly with key volunteers and staff to maintain open communication.
  • Be the “face” of ROL. Look for ways to leverage ROL’s capabilities to be the charity of choice for local companies/corporations, including identifying and cultivating relationships that will advance the development and resource acquisition efforts of ROL
  • Direct fund raising and public relations activities including all fundraising event, social media and website management
  • Maintain the financial stability through effective resource allocation and financial and program management. Work with the Board, Board Treasurer, and Finance Committee for direction and oversight of ROL finances
  • Actively engage the Board in the work of ROL
  • Work with the Board Governance/Development Committee to recruit new Board and Committee members

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • The ideal candidate possesses a blend of the following:
  • A demonstrated passion for the mission of ROL
  • Adept at managing communications and relationships across diverse audiences, including Board, staff, committees, volunteers, funders, and clients
  • Effective networking skills, leveraged to achieve greater organizational results
  • Enthusiasm, energy, humility, and a sense of humor
  • Generous with time and willingness to do what it takes to stay on top of the many faceted parts of the nonprofit sector and the community at large
  • Adept at building effective teams and motivating others to achieve more
  • Integrity and trust beyond reproach. Adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values


  • Bachelors’ degree
  • Applicant may possess equivalent combination of accepted education and experience that would provide necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the functions of the position
  • Ability to manage a diverse organization
  • Fluency in Spanish is preferred
  • Business casual dress

Type of Employment

  • Full Time


  • Based on experience and qualifications

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