Executive Director

About Welcome Home Angel
Founded in 2007, the mission of Welcome Home Angel is to bring joy to children with significant health or life altering conditions and relief to their families by creating happier and more functional living spaces. We change children’s lives by giving their bedroom and other living spaces a total makeover. We create a healing (and happy!) environment that gives comfort and provides a better quality of life for the entire family. We also do a minor makeover of the siblings’ bedrooms so they don’t feel left out.

Job Summary
The Executive Director oversees the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization, while working with the Board of Directors to ensure financial sustainability. The Executive Director will spearhead all efforts related to fundraising.

The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. This job requires some travel throughout the Wilmington area, into all areas of Pender and Brunswick Counties, and occasionally outside of the Cape Fear region.

The right candidate is well organized, self-directed and has excellent people skills. She/He will be able to take the lead on cultivating donors, organizing the volunteers, overseeing special events, and maintaining a close relationship with those organizations that refer the children to the organization. The Executive Director will ensure that the development function integrates closely with the marketing and communications function of the organization.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to)
● Perform all administrative duties required for the healthy functioning of the organization, including account coding and ensuring correct and timely tax and compliance reporting.
● Provide effective reporting on goals and results for the Board.
● Continue to implement the current strategic plan’s key fundraising goals, with an emphasis on growing support from major donors, grant funders, and annual giving.
● Research, cultivate, and submit applications for all existing and any new grant funding.
● Research, cultivate, and submit proposals to existing and new major giving prospects, including corporate partnerships.
● Develop and implement strong annual giving campaign / donor communication strategy.
● Lead the effort in ensuring WHA’s annual brunch continues to grow and thrive.
● Ensure maintenance of donor, prospect, volunteer, and Angel files in Salesforce.
● Provide Board, committee, and staff leadership and support to arrange community speaking opportunities.
● Update and increase the awareness of WHA on social media and other avenues of public relations and marketing.
● Update and keep current the Welcome Home Angel website.
● Continue current strategy to recruit, retain and monitor volunteers.
● Assign Design Teams to projects to ensure the right fit, and handle any conflicts that may arise related to project completion or budgetary concerns.
● Perform all initial home visits to ensure adequate understanding of new case needs, and present all new cases to the Approvals Committee and Board.
● Assist the Board in securing and onboarding new committee and Board members.
● Supervise staff and volunteers and create succession plan for organizational continuity and to minimize risk to the organization
● Serve as an ambassador of the mission of Welcome Home Angel in the interaction with current and potential partners and in public at all times.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
● Experience in managing successful relationships with staff, volunteers, and Board members, and knowledge of the ED’s role in each differing relationship
● Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven leadership of a team toward a common goal
● Experience with budget creation (especially nonprofit budgeting) and compliance
● Knowledge of nonprofit rules, regulations, and reporting requirements
● Experience with program creation and implementation
● Proven experience in grant writing, events management, corporate partnerships, and major gift fundraising
● Experience or strong interest in nonprofit marketing and communications
● Knowledge and experience in working within the diverse communities of the Cape Fear region
● Strong writing and oral presentation skills
● Exceptional organizational and planning skills
● Love of creative problem solving
● Self-starter and entrepreneurially-spirited
● Reliable transportation (mileage above 20 miles/day reimbursed at current IRS rate)
● Comfortable with flexible work environment (in office and from home)
● Successful experience with project coordination and risk management
● Knowledge and experience in website management, specifically Wordpress
● Knowledge and experience in database management, specifically Salesforce
● Knowledge and experience in basic word processing and spreadsheets, specifically Microsoft Suite and Google Docs
● Knowledge and experience with cloud storage, specifically Google Drive and Dropbox
● Knowledge and experience with social media and other forms of electronic communication

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred
● Knowledge and experience in project management in the context of home renovation
● Knowledge and experience with children who have special needs

Education and Experience
Candidates should have a minimum of four years of management experience in volunteerism, nonprofit, project management, education of children with special needs, interior design, or related field. Experience within child service or interior design agency/organization is preferred. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field is expected, and a master’s degree in public administration or nonprofit management is preferred.

Salary & Benefits
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the qualified applicant’s experience and capabilities

Organization Name: 
Welcome Home Angel Inc.
Career Level: 
Executive
Salary range: 
40,000-55000 py commensurate with the qualified applicant’s experience and capabilities
Job Type: 
Full Time
Location: 
Southeastern NC
County: 
New Hanover County
Organization Type: 
Nonprofit
How to Apply: 

Send cover letter, resume and three references to:
john@welcomehomeangel.com

Salary and Benefits: 

Salary & Benefits
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the qualified applicant’s experience and capabilities
Holidays: All major bank holidays + shut down between Christmas and New Years
Paid time off 2 weeks
Flexible hours - work from office and from home
Expense Account
Annual Bonus Opportunity