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Harvest Development Group, a national consulting firm for nonprofit organizations, is managing the recruitment of this position on behalf of Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective (HGLHC) located in Hartford, CT.
No direct inquiries to HGLHC, members of their staff, or Board of Directors. All inquiries regarding the position may be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This full-time position is located on site in Hartford, Connecticut.
The salary for the position is $95,000-$110,000 commensurate with skills and experience.
Resumes with a cover letter may be submitted to: HGLHC Job Posting
A cover letter is required, not to exceed one page, highlighting relevant background, skills, and experiences.
About the Organization
Founded in 1983 by volunteer health professionals and supporters, and incorporated in 1986, the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective, Inc. (HGLHC), is an organization with eight full and three part-time staff and over 100 volunteers, a community helping a community, contributing thousands of hours annually in support of its mission.
HGLCH provides medical services, dental services, support groups, and health education tailored to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities, serving clients of all genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, ages and ethnicities, and is an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. The organization has a prominent presence in the community.
With the retirement of their Executive Director, HGLHC is seeking a new Executive Director. The ideal candidate, with five or more years of experience, is one with a Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in Social Work, Public Health, Health, or related experience that aligns to the mission of the organization.
Experience including management and supervision, budget preparation and financial oversight, organizational management, community engagement and fund development, and grant management are key competencies required for the role.
The successful candidate is one who:
Conceptualizes, develops, and executes activities in support of the mission and strategic plan
Demonstrates ability to work and collaborate with a diverse group of constituents
Proactively identifies areas of opportunity and develops appropriate course of action
Triages and delegates as appropriate; monitors progress and results
Demonstrates accountability for self and the entire organization
Bases decisions that support the mission and strategic plan
Demonstrates and embraces the organization’s inclusive, diverse, and equitable community
Oversees the planning and direction of the organization's operations and programs
Inspires and motivates internal and external stakeholders to support the mission, strategic plan, and goals
Develops and builds collaborative partnerships
Advocates with local and state leaders, partners, and constituencies on behalf of the organization and community served
Exhibits exemplary leadership skills and leads by example with integrity and respect
Serves as a role model for staff and the community
Vision and Strategic Leadership
Ensures the mission and vision are articulated and shared with a wide range of stakeholders
Collaborates closely with the board and staff to continually refine and execute a vision and plan of action for increased impact, long term growth, and sustainability
Develops the strategy and tactics for implementation
Develops and monitors metrics aligned to the strategy and goals of the organization
Communicates expectations with staff, establishing metrics and plans in support of the strategic plan
Drives change through innovative thinking and collaboration
Balances the oversight of the organization’s daily operations while responding and developing protocols related to emerging public health issues impacting the community
Scans competitive landscape to differentiate the agency from other healthcare and advocacy organizations
Evaluates the community’s needs and creates a business and staffing model to support and implement program expansion
Examines current and emerging healthcare needs to anticipate and implement changes to meet the needs of the community
Organizational Management, Financial Management, Planning
Possesses strong analytical skills and relies on data to make key decisions
Oversees fiduciary responsibility for all aspects of the organization
Conducts both short and long-term prioritization for the organization
Leads and implements strategic planning processes
Manages the monthly, quarterly, and annual budget and financial reports
Monitors financial reporting including and not limited to cash flow and budget forecasting
Monitors official records and documents to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
Supports staff in navigating relationships with partners, funders, and state & local governments
Carries out policies as set forth by the Board of Directors
Oversees all aspects of Human Resource management
Oversees all program and services offered by the organization, working with program managers to develop metrics and reporting requirements
External Community Engagement and Fund Development
Maintains existing community partnerships and cultivates new relationships to further enhance the organization’s image and brand throughout the community
Advocates with local and state government for legislation and policies that support the organization
Oversees the development and implementation of a robust fund development plan
Oversees and participates in the grant writing process and reporting outcomes
Cultivates individual, corporate, and foundation donors
Interacts and influences philanthropic leaders, public policy makers, and community partners and advocates
Creates an atmosphere of respect
Represents the organization externally
Culture and Staff Relations
Inspires and motivates a highly skilled, diverse, and committed team
Promotes a culture that attracts, retains, and motivates staff
Recruits, supervises, mentors, and coaches both full and part time staff
Collaborates with staff to solve problems, implement change, and create positive working environment
Encourages staff development
Ensures inclusive, transparent, and regular communications both internally and externally
Conducts annual performance reviews for staff
Exhibits effective leadership within a cross-functional team setting
Collaboration with Board of Directors
Develops and presents recommendations for annual business plans and budgets
Provides regular updates on operational, program, and financial performance and outcomes
Works closely with the Board to ensure compliance with bylaws, policies, and directives
Partners with the Board to continually strengthen governance practices and build a diverse Board of Directors
Maintains a strategic partnership with the Board of Directors
Negotiates contracts, develops programs, and acts on behalf of the agency according to the agency policies established by the Board of Directors
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with work experience aligned to the requirements of the position
Minimum five years of experience with demonstrated attributes required for the position
Demonstrated experience and results in developing, implementing, and monitoring strategic, operational, financial, brand management, and fund development plans
Substantive knowledge of the organization’s client base and stakeholders, and the issues relating to the LGBTQ+ community
Demonstrated experience in building teams, creating coalitions with existing and new partnerships
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Experience in building and fostering teams
Degree in Social Work, Public Health, or related field
Financial and operational management in a public or nonprofit agency or program, and grant management
Experience in the leadership and management of organizations of comparable size and mission
Experience as a nonprofit leader, program director, or healthcare administration
Experience in diversifying revenue and increasing philanthropic support
HGLHC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The successful candidate will be required to consent to a background check.
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